Have you ever taken a “night walk” with a flashlight? It’s fun to discover all the things that are just waking up when we’re getting ready for bed. Nocturnal creatures such as badgers, bats, foxes, owls, insects and many more are usually awake and most active during the night. Check out the books below for stories about a variety of creatures that come out at night as well as a fun guessing rhyme for caregivers and children to share.
- I’m Not Scared! by Jonathan Allen
- Flashlight by Lizi Boyd
- Bat Loves the Night by Nicola Davies
- While the World is Sleeping by Pamela Duncan Edwards
- Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes
- Bats at the Library by Brian Lies
- Night Animals by Gianna Marino
- Little Owl’s Night by Divya Srinivasan
- Run Home, Little Mouse by Britta Techentrup
Try this guessing rhyme with your little ones, too!
Rhyming Activity - There's Something in the Nighttime (Credit: SLC Book Boy)
There's something in the nighttime
That I can't really see
There's something in the nighttime,
Now what can it be?
Hear its funny sound
An owl is what I found!
(Continue the rhyme with other night animals and the sounds they might make!)