Stories of the Night

  • Interest Level: Preschool - Kindergarten   ·  
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

“Tell me three good night stories, please, please, please,” says Little Bear.
“Three!?” says her mother.
“Yes—I said please three times!”

First, Little Bear hears the story of the Night Guardian, who lives in the woods and makes sure all animals go to bed. But who tells the Night Guardian when it’s bedtime? The second story is about the brave girl Zhara who seeks the forest’s most delicious blackberries. In the third we meet Bo, the little man with the big overcoat, who finds it hard to sleep. Finally, Little Bear falls asleep, and there in bed beside her are her new storybook friends.

Stories of the Night is a modern fairy-tale storybook set in the magical illustrations of Kitty Crowther.

Format Your Price
Interest Level Preschool - Kindergarten
Reading Level Grade 2
Genre Fiction
Copyright 2018
Publisher Gecko Press
Imprint Gecko Press
Language English
Number of Pages 64
Publication Date 2018-09-01
Text Type Fiction
BISACS JUV012030, JUV010000
Dewey [Fic]
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.3333 x 7.5
Lexile 530
Features Awards, Original artwork, Reviewed, and Starred Reviews


  • USBBY Outstanding International Books List, Winner, 2019


The New York Times Book Review

“A blissful release into the world of wonder. I would like to give this book as a gift to every child, every person in my life.”—The New York Times Book Review

Publishers Weekly

“Together with the appealing illustrated animal nests, these distinctive bedtime litanies might become some families’ favorite nighttime read . . .”—starred, Publishers Weekly

School Library Journal

“A sweet way to transition from easy readers to beginning chapter books. Children will ask for these stories again and again.”—School Library Journal

Kirkus Reviews

“A visually distinct, original, pleasing bedtime book that has the feel of a classic.”—starred, Kirkus Reviews

Author, Illustrator: Kitty Crowther

Kitty Crowther is an Astrid Lindgren Award-winning author and illustrator based in Belgium.