In honor of World Read Aloud Day, here are 10 peaceful story books that will help you bond with your baby—and also give everyone a good night’s sleep

By Karen Belz

One of the cuddliest, loveliest moments of any parent’s day is reading a bedtime story before kissing goodnight. Today, we celebrate story time all across the globe for World Read Aloud Day, an event created by LitWorld to encourage the power of reading to change lives.

On a more local level (as in, your own house), the power of a soothing bedtime story can work wonders for getting your fussy baby to close her eyes and drift off to dreamland. But how many times can you read Good Night Moon before you never want to see that bunny, mouse, or bowl full of mush ever again? Here are 10 great, sleep-inducing books to add to your rotation:

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