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20 Bedtime Stories That Will Make Your Kids Love Reading

5. Bedtime for Frances
Russel Hoban's series featuring little badger Frances began with this charmer of a book. Children will see themselves humorously reflected as Frances delays the inevitable with her requests and worries about all the things that go bump in the night. The simple text accompanied by Garth Williams' (of Little House fame) beautiful illustrations make this an ideal rocking chair read.