nine picture books about night

It’s October and that means (at least) two things:

1.) Halloween is approaching.

2.) Nights are getting longer.

So as fall and spooky stuff appear, I give you nine picture books for night owls.


Flashlight by Lizi Boyd.

(I received a review copy of Flashlight.)


midnight_library_picture_bookThe Midnight Library by Kazuno Kohara.


theinsomniacsThe Insomniacs by Karina Wolf and The Brothers Hilts.


hannah'snightHannah’s Night by Komako Sakai.


thedarkThe Dark by Lemony Snicket and Jon Klassen.


chengdu_panda_bookChengdu Could Not, Would Not, Fall Asleep by Barney Saltzberg.


Screen Shot 2014-10-01 at 7.51.46 PMLittle Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan.


switching_on_the_moonSwitching on the Moon collected by Jane Yolen and Andrew Fusek Peters, illustrated by G. Brian Karas.


Run Home, Little Mouse by Britta Teckentrup.


Enjoy these books at bedtime and don’t miss the full moon tomorrow night!




10 Responses to nine picture books about night

  1. Interesting. I didn’t know that Daniel Handler had written a picture book. I think my favorite cover is The Insomniacs. 😀 That one might do ME some good.

  2. This is a great list for our house!!!

  3. Bonnie Eng says:

    I am such a night owl, these are totally up my alley!! I feel like Chengdu right now… 😉

  4. cococakeland says:

    crap. i think i missed the full moon. although i was weirdly wide awake around 1130pm and had insomnia and i don’t usually. must’ve been the MOON! um, CHENGDU looks CUTE!

  5. I’ve lost track of how long I’ve been waiting for Flashlight at our library. Since it’s a new book, it’s taking awhile for my turn to come up. In the meantime, I’m going to check out some of these other books!

  6. zebrakitchens says:

    I’m loving your site. I picked it up off of 12 x 12’s Facebook page. I would have loved to see you add in SWITCH ON THE NIGHT by Ray Bradbury. It reminds me of Lemony Snicket’s book THE DARK. Thanks for adding to my list.

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