Topic Books about Night and Day, Light, Dark and Shadows for children 

Night Monkey Day Monkey

by Julia Donaldson

Night Monkey and Day Monkey don’t think they have much in common. But when they each spend time in the other's opposite worlds, they learn a lot - and they also learn to be the best of friends. 

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by Lizi Boyd

Inside a tent it's cosy. But what is going on outside? Is it dark? Is it scary? Not if you have your trusty flashlight! Told through images and using a dramatic palette, artist Lizi Boyd has crafted a masterful exploration of night, nature and art. 

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Jack's Amazing Shadow

by Tom Percival

Jack and his shadow are the VERY best of friends. But when Jack's shadow is naughty and Jack himself gets the blame they have a falling out. Will Jack and his shadow ever be reunited?


The King Who Banned the Dark by Emily Haworth-Booth

There was once a little prince who was afraid of the dark. When he is king, he decides to ban the dark. He installs an artificial sun and enforces 'anti-dark' laws. But what happens when nobody can sleep? A beautiful story about how we need the dark in order to enjoy the light.

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Fox in the Night

by Martin Jenkins

This beautiful picture book is the perfect introduction to light and dark. Fox is hungry. She waits until it’s dark and then she hunts for food, using the moon and the streetlights to find her way

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Hoot Owl

by Sean Taylor

Hoot Owl is no ordinary owl – he’s a master of disguise! He uses his expert camouflage powers to trick his prey into succumbing to him! But, somehow, Hoot Owl's prey keeps escaping.. Perhaps he isn't quite as masterful as he believes.