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The Book of Bedtime Stories


Our October joint effort is an illustrated treasury of bedtime stories, chosen by former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen. 

"Lovely", you say? Well, it gets so much better. Because the soon-to-be family classics nestled in this beautiful jacket were all written by none other than our super-talented gransnetters and mumsnetters!

Chosen (by Mr. Rosen himself) out of more than 400 entries to our children’s story competition launched by Walker Books, each one is accompanied by beautiful illustrations from up-and-coming artists.

These tales are all written by parents and grandparents who know exactly what makes a brilliant bedtime read, and are perfect for narrating aloud. Here's a taster of what's in store, and yes, you will be able to utilise your well-practised range of animal voices...

Time for Bed by Angela Eden
Perfect read-aloud bedtime story for the very young.

When Polly Jumped Over the Moon by Jools Abrams-Humphries
Can cows really jump over the moon? A charming story about how to follow your dreams and believe in yourself.

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The Sheriff of Rusty Nail by Sophie Wills 
Brian the pig-riding sheriff isn’t afraid of standing up for himself in this hilarious story of the wild west.

Bedtime at the Lighthouse by Philip Bell 
This soothing seaside story will lull children off to sleep.

Celeste, Who Sang to the Stars by Kate Harper Wilson
A lyrical and evocative fable of magic and dreams.

Allie to the Rescue by Helen Yendall
Allie the alpaca is the odd one out at Merrydown farm. But when disaster strikes it’s only Allie who can save the day.

Princess Imogen’s Independent Day by Christine O’Neill 
Princess Imogen wants to do everything herself – except read a bedtime story of course!

The Dancing Bear by Suzy Chisholm
A young girl rescues a dancing bear and gives him his freedom in this warm and moving story of friendship.

A Parcel for Theo by Claire McCauley 
When Theo gets a parcel from Uncle Joe he knows it is the beginning of an exciting adventure.

The Night Thief and the Moon by Katherine Latham
An imaginative and evocative night time tale where things are not always as scary as they seem.

The first 150 gransnetters/mumsnetters to order The Book of Bedtime Stories direct from Walker Books will each get a limited addition print. The book is also available from Amazon and all good book shops.

Unfortunately all the free copies have gone, however, (because all this GN pride is making us feel extra generous) we're also going to be giving away five beautiful prints from the book to those who post their review on this thread.