April 23-29, 2017 is National Sleep Awareness Week. The National Sleep Foundation uses this week to remind Americans how sleep affects their daily lives and reinforces the many benefits associated with making healthy sleep habits a priority. You can follow their campaign on Facebook and Twitter. You can find many books at Hoover Public Library to help you learn more about sleep and its importance, both for you and for your kids. Right now, I'd like to highlight a newer picture book that would be a good way to start the discussion with your child.
When the World Is Dreaming by Rita Gray, illustrated by Kenard Pak (2016)
Take a peek into the moonlit world of deer, rabbits, and other woodland creatures as they ready for a good night. The author Rita Gray poetically recounts their ordinary real-life resting places while revealing their anything-but-ordinary dreams.