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Our Favorite Bedtime Board Books

Oh hey you guys! Did you all have a wonderful Father’s Day? We were busy busy busyyyy this weekend, from attending a 2nd-year-old birthday party for one of B’s friends on Saturday to dinner out with another couple after the party to celebrating my amazing baby daddy all day yesterday!! It was great and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute!! The only thing is that I feel like I didn’t promote Friday’s Weekly Wins from last week because we were THAT busy and while I instagrammed all weekend long, I actually didn’t touch my computer once – SO, if you missed my wins – don’t walk, RUN to go read them right after you finish this post!! I promise they won’t disappoint! Now onto today’s topic… 

I Adore What I Love Blog // OUR FAVORITE BEDTIME BOOK BOOKS // #iadorewhatilove

Do you have a bedtime routine with your littles? We definitely do! After we put Brody’s pajamas on, and then his sleep sack, we brush his teeth and then read a bunch of books together! Our favorites are his board books and we have a ton that we are BIG fans of to the point that I’ve literally read some of these bedtime books to Brody since the day he was born. I can actually recite most of the words out loud for pretty much all of these without even really reading the books these days. I’m sure most of you mama’s can relate to that!!

Anywayyyyys, Brody LOVES books {and turning the pages!} so we try to buy a few new bedtime books every so often to switch it up. Over time, we definitely have developed a few favorites!! Not only are many of these board books classics, but they are ALL such sweet stories and perfect for bedtime. Even more, they have substance, colorful illustrations, and I’m telling you, the stories never get old to me!! And if they aren’t getting old to me, I doubt they’re getting old to the Brodster either! 

I could sit here and summarize each of these titles that I’m featuring in this post but I know myself all too well and there’s no doubt that I would write way too much and probably even give away the entire story line! Sooooo, if you click on the book titles below of our family’s favorites, you’ll be taken to Amazon where you can read a summary and make a purchase via the website. Also, if you have Amazon Prime, you can order today and you’ll be reading these gems to your infant{s} and/or toddler{s} in only two quick days! YES!

Pop-Up Peekaboo: Bedtime

I Love You Stinky Face

Snoozers : 7 Short Short Bedtime Stories for Lively Little Kids

Time For Bed

Llama Llama Red Pajama

On the Night You Were Born

Goodnight Chicago

What’s Special at Night? (Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood)

[bctt tweet=”These bedtime board books for infants and toddlers are TOP NOTCH! Take a look!” username=”iadorewhatilove”]

What are you favorite bedtime stories to read to your infants and toddlers? I’m always looking for new suggestions and would love for you to tell me your top picks in the comments of this post!! 

PS click here to read Friday’s Weekly Wins!! I’m talking about Brody’s new stroller, my new AMAZING jeans, B’s new waterproof boat shoes, our impromptu date night at the Sox game, our honeymoon in St. Barths and Anguilla, a great app, a new fave workout top under $20, amongst others! Check it out now


  • Deena Simair June 20, 2016 at 7:47 am

    Storytime is our favourite time over here…now we’re graduating into chapter books, I kinda miss the simple and cute stories for little ones. Lucia loved that Time for Bed book!

    • Dana Ivy June 20, 2016 at 8:45 am

      Ahh chapter books!! As a former first grader the one thing I can tell you is that kids of all ages like the picture books every once in a while, so def throw some in your routine! But chapter books are exciting too!!!! Leaves a lot to the imagination!!! Xox

  • Courtney June 20, 2016 at 8:32 am

    My little cousins love some of these books too! And I’m probably too old to admit this but I always love the illustrations in these books!

    • Dana Ivy June 20, 2016 at 8:45 am

      Never too old girl!!! At all!! I’m pretty sure everyone is with you on that… and if they say they’re not, they telling little white lies! Hahaha!!

  • Jalisa June 20, 2016 at 9:35 am

    All of these stories are new to me, but I love the sound of ‘I love You, Stinky Face’, haha! Too cute! I use to love The Bernstein Bears, so I’m sure I’ll be reading those to my future little ones, as well as these! I’ve told you this before, but you will be my go-to source when I do have a little one because everything you share sounds amazing and you’re of course such a great mama to Brody! I’m glad you enjoyed your weekend celebrating the hubs. Sometimes, we have to disconnect, it’s the only way we can really enjoy living in the moment! I hope you’re having a great start to your week so far, beauty, and thanks so much for sharing!



    • Dana Ivy June 20, 2016 at 3:21 pm

      I love you stinky face is our favorite one of all! It’s the one out of all of these that I’ve read to Brody every single night since he entered the world! Love! And you are the sweetest for saying those kind words. I am honored to be your go-to baby source my friend!!

      Xox Dana Ivy //

  • Biana Perez June 20, 2016 at 9:49 am

    I have a few friends that are having baby showers and they’ve asked for books – so I’m definitely going to be getting some of these! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

    • Dana Ivy June 20, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      Yay! Books really do make the best presents. Our favorite of all favorites is I Love You Stinky Face!! And they have a whole series! Would make a great gift for sure!

      Xox Dana Ivy //

  • Shauna C June 20, 2016 at 11:13 am

    So, I’m an adult and I want to read these books! Summer reading list goals? :)


  • Tamara June 20, 2016 at 12:31 pm

    So cute! I currently reading all of Road Dhal books!


    Tamara –

    • Dana Ivy June 20, 2016 at 3:22 pm

      Ooo yes we love those too, Tamara!!

  • Tina Phan June 20, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Sounds like you had quite the fun and busy weekend! When I have kids, I’ll definitely have to reference back to this post :). P.S, I just liked your Facebook page as Tina Phan and can’t wait to stay connected with your posts there!


    • Dana Ivy June 20, 2016 at 3:24 pm

      Yay! You should pin this post for later for sure!! And omgosh thanks lady!! You are so sweet! I’ll def return the favor because I love your blog and obviously want to stay connected via Facebook as well!!

      Xox Dana Ivy //

  • Kate @ Green Fashionista June 20, 2016 at 2:24 pm

    These are super cute! A few of these are on my list for the upcoming arrival of our little one <3
    Green Fashionista

    • Dana Ivy June 20, 2016 at 3:24 pm

      Kate, if you are going to get any of these books, I Love You Stinky Face is our fave!!! Just saying!

  • Amy Ann Arnold June 20, 2016 at 2:35 pm

    Great list! I need to remember this as we are expecting our first. :)

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Dana Ivy June 20, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      Thanks Amy!! And yes! Pin it for later!! Xox

  • Sarah @ Foxy's Domestic Side June 20, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    I love that stinky face one, that’s a relatively new one to us, and all of the Llama, Llama books are cute. Have you seen the If you give a ….like some of them are If you give a Mouse a cookie, or if you give a moose a muffin, they are super cute too. My kids love them.

    • Dana Ivy June 20, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      Omgosh stinky face is our FAVE!!!!! Before staying home with Brody I was a first grade teacher so I know al the give a mouse a… books like the back of my hand! They are great too!!! Xox

  • Violette June 20, 2016 at 2:44 pm

    This is so cute! Great selection!

    • Dana Ivy June 20, 2016 at 3:26 pm

      Thanks friend! You’re so sweet! Xox

  • Jessica Jade June 20, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    This is so so cute! ????

  • Face to Curls June 20, 2016 at 6:17 pm

    These are just so cute! My kids love anything princess-y but ‘What’s Special at Night?’ looks like it would be a great read for them! Thanks for sharing! x

    Ann-Marie |

  • Julia @ Sprinkles & Saturdays June 20, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Aww this is so sweet! I agree that reading to your little ones is so important. My mom read to me and my siblings all the time and I feel like it really sets you up for success in school down the road! So nice to hear about your night time routine.

  • Mica June 20, 2016 at 8:36 pm

    Books are part of our bedtime routine too! :) We used to have 3 books we rotated through that were great nighttime ones (story ends all snuggled up in bed) but he got a special book from a relative that he’s always requesting instead. Every naptime and bed time he wants that book, ha! I’m surprised he’s not bored of it yet, I know I am!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Jill June 21, 2016 at 5:28 am

    Reading is so important and was always part of our daughter’s bedtime routine! Love all of these cute books! It’s giving me ideas for a baby shower I have next weekend!

    Doused In Pink

  • June 21, 2016 at 7:55 am

    we are currently llama llama fans around here. all of them. all day.

  • Colleen K June 21, 2016 at 10:03 am

    Every night we read Goonight Chicago and Goodnight New York, two of our favorite cities! Great list Dana!


  • Carina Vardie June 21, 2016 at 10:29 am

    I don’t have a baby, but I loved reading books as a child. So I’m sure, when the time comes, I’ll enjoy reading bedtime stories to my child.


  • Taislany Gomes June 21, 2016 at 11:56 am

    They seem like great reads! Thanks for sharing babe!


  • Kasie Chelanne June 21, 2016 at 2:29 pm

    Awwww these are so cute! I’ll have to remember the names of these for when I have a little one!

  • Lily Kanaya Widjaja June 21, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    I need this : I Love You Stinky Face book for may toddlers :). Thanks for sharing.

    – Lily Widjaja

  • Lily Ayala June 22, 2016 at 9:36 am

    So many cute reads!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  • Amanda June 23, 2016 at 10:59 am

    As a preschool teacher & now that I am building my baby’s library, I love these picks!


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