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8 Indian Bedtime Books for Kids (Age: 3 to 7)

In his poem 'Reading Myself to Sleep', American poet Billy Collins writes...

"Is there a more gentle way to go into the night
than to follow an endless rope of sentences
and then to slip drowsily under the surface of a page
into the first tentative flicker of a dream"

To our mind, there is only one thing more gentle than reading yourself to sleep, and that is reading to your children at bedtime. Here we bring you some great books by Indian authors and publishers that are perfect for bedtime reading.

The Princess With the Longest Hair by Komilla Raote
The Princess With the Longest Hair by Komilla Raote
Join Princess Parineeta on a journey into the mountains and meet many fascinating people and animals along the way.

Published by Katha 
Read It to Kids Aged: 3+

Elephants Never Forget by Anushka Ravishankar
Elephants Never Forget by Anushka Ravishankar
A heart-warming tale about a lost baby elephant who is adopted by a herd of buffaloes.

Published by Tara Books
Read It to Kids Aged: 3+
The Lonely King and Queen by Deepa Balsavar
The Lonely King and Queen by Deepa Balsavar
This humorous tale about a lonely king and queen teaches important family values.

Published by Tulika
Read It to Kids Aged: 3+
Days with Thathu by Geeta Dharmarajan
Days with Thathu by Geeta Dharmarajan
A touching story of a little girl named Malar and her adventures with her grandfather.

Read It to Kids Aged: 3+
Published by Katha 
Alone in the Forest by Bhajju Shyam, Dr Gita Wolf and Andrea Anastasio
Alone in the Forest by Bhajju Shyam, Dr Gita Wolf and Andrea Anastasio
A beautifully illustrated book about Musa, who ventures into the forest alone for the first time.

Published by Tara Books
Read It to Kids Aged: 5+
The Great Birdywood Games by Shamim Padamsee
The Great Birdywood Games by Shamim Padamsee
The forest is hosting a competition that will see 40 birds compete to find out who is the fastest, strongest and highest flier.

Published by Tulika
Read It to Kids Aged: 5+
Icky, Yucky, Mucky by Natasha Sharma
Icky, Yucky, Mucky by Natasha Sharma
Meet Maharaja Icky, the ruler of Ickhtarpur, who is the most disgusting king you could ever meet.

Read It to Kids Aged: 5+
Published by Zubaan 
Brown Like Dosas, Samosas and Sticky Chikki by Rebecca Manari and Heetal Dattani Joshi
Brown Like Dosas, Samosas and Sticky Chikki by Rebecca Manari and Heetal Dattani Joshi
Samaira, a chocolate-coloured girl, meets a purple lady who offers to change her skin to a lighter shade. 

Published by FunOKPlease
Read It to Kids Aged: 5+

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