Children Can Change the World Before Bedtime Book

by RuthCox

If you plan to read books with children and you believe kids can make a difference in our world too, then CHANGE THE WORLD BEFORE BEDTIME is the book to read with them now!

This picture book for children is by far one of the best on my bookshelf. Geared for pre-kindergarten through fourth grade, this beautifully illustrated book of rhyme with good reason makes for enjoyable reading by kids as well as adults.

"Change The World Before Bedtime" is another one of those books for kids that I is feel worthy of being read by everyone, young and old. In its own simplistic style, the book simply says that simple everyday acts are the little things that can make a big difference in our world today.

About the Authors

Mark Kimball Moulton, Josh Chalmers, and Karen Good

Each of the three authors—Mark, Josh, and Karen—brought their personal talents to the publishing table. In creative collaboration they used their talents together in the book, each in their own way changing the world a little in a big way.

As suggested throughout the book, children as well as adults have extraordinary powers to effect change, reminding us that even an ordinary kid can be a super hero. Little things do mean a lot. A tidbit is just a wee part of the big picture.

What’s a tidbit? It’s a pleasing bit of something – a smile for a stranger; or, perhaps, a random act of kindness. Tidbit is also one of my dog’s names!

Change The World Before Bedtime

Change the World Before Bedtime

Bedtime Storybook Fact not Fiction

It is a fact that "Change The World Before Bedtime" is not a fictional storybook and is not a book just for reading only at bedtime. Read the book with children when the sun comes up, when the sun goes down, or anytime in between. Its empowering message remains unchanged –

Kids CAN make a difference to create positive change!

When the weather grows cold and snowfalls are deep, build a snowman or two, with kids! 

Teach kids not to become upset if a passerby grabs and runs off with the snowman's hat and scarf, just don the snowmen with another.

Perhaps the person was homeless or shivering with fright on a cold day or night, and your offerings warmed both body and spirit. 


Random acts of kindness are a way for children to put compassion for others into practice.

Perhaps there are elderly or homebound neighbors in your neighborhood who would appreciate a kind word or gesture.

Suggestion: Send a postcard that is sure to lift the spirits. No return address, send it anonymously, and although the recipient may wonder just who the sender is they will undoubtedly smile over the sender's virtue of kindness.


The Spirit of Christmas is GIVING, a year-round virtue applicable to all living things.

Do not forget dogs (and cats) in animal shelters awaiting new forever homes.

If the kids in your care are too young to volunteer at a local animal shelter, perhaps saving and spending a few pennies from their weekly allowance on treats for the pets and animals in the shelter is something these children can do.


Spread a bit of sunshine into the lives of others!

Wearing this sunshine pin in plain sight wherever you go is a surefire way to ignite a warm smile upon the face of all who see it.

Spreading sunshine is my favorite way to make someone's day! And, it is absolutely amazing how I am blessed by the rays bouncing right back at me.


Begin each day with a breakfast of super foods, energizing both body and brain for embracing and implementing change.

A two-page spread in the book "Change The World Before Bedtime" was the inspirational rhyme and reason for my food serving tray design.

How true it is that we need feed ourselves a healthy diet to keep up the energy to make a positive difference in the lives of others and our own.

Author Interview: Josh Chalmers

The man whose personal and professional motto is "Change the world before bedtime." is now co-author of the book with his motto as the book title.

Earth's Kids

Visit the Earth’s Kids web site for resources and information on how kids, parents, and teachers can affect change in our world.

Be sure to encourage children in your care to check out all the great pages and activities just for kids!


At, eliminating hunger and poverty in the world is of major concern.

KIDS also emphasizes a set of values for children which will help them take action by having concern for others as well as for themselves.

Book Recommendation

Sally says "Change The World Before Bedtime" is worthy of her 5 Smiles rating!

My doll Sally is Ambassador of Ruthi Reads Books For Kids, my book blog.

Just an FYI ... Sally was a handmade gift presented to me by my friend Coletta. (Coletta Teske is also a writer here on Wizzley.)

Change The World Before Bedtime
Change The World Before Bedtime

Bright Ideas

From My Copy of the Book
From My Copy of the Book
Last Page of the Book "Change The World Before Bedtime"

The final page in the book is just for the kids! This is a special place for children to make a notation of their own ideas of things they can do to make our world a better place. What a grand finale of a fabulous book for kids.

Note to Claudia the happynutritionist here on Wizzley: Thank you ever so much for your comment which reminded me to share this as part of my book review!

Updated: 03/28/2016, RuthCox
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RuthCox on 01/15/2015

Francis, I still enjoy a good true adventure book!

frankbeswick on 12/29/2014

I agree with Ruth, as I very much enjoyed non-fiction. I particularly liked true adventure.

RuthCox on 12/29/2014

I agree with you that fiction reading is definitely not the only way to feed a child's imagination and creativity. As a child I much preferred non-fiction, or at least books based on real life adventure and usefulness. I still do.

Tolovaj on 12/24/2014

I think fiction books for kids are overrated. Some believe fiction is the only way to spark the imagination and creativity and this is simply not true. In my experience children don't really care what kind of book is read to them, if it is entertaining and they got a feeling they can use the acquired knowledge somewhere in 'real' life (I sometimes call this a-ha moment).
Thanks for introducing this title!

RuthCox on 09/29/2014

Absolutely, Claudia! In fact, you just reminded me of the last page in the book and I'll add an 'inside the cover' view. Thank you!

happynutritionist on 09/29/2014

These are great thoughts to be putting into a child's mind before bedtime. In the child's dreams ideas can be created.

RuthCox on 09/29/2014

How sweet a reading memory you and your Mum shared, Jasmine Ann! I, too, think it's wonderful that children can learn ways to make our world a better place, and enjoy the reading of a book while doing so.

Raintree on 09/29/2014

What a wonderful page! I was talking with my Mum yesterday about how she and Dad used to read to me every evening when I was a child and how much it mean to me and also I still retain a love of reading now. I love the idea of children learning these wonderful, helpful and compassionate ways to make the world a better place.

RuthCox on 09/29/2014

Coletta, it is a pleasure to be reading children's books and sharing them with the children of the world in my reviews.

Sally is blushing as she grins from ear to ear!

ColettaTeske on 09/29/2014

Ruthi, it is so cool seeing Sally in her role as Books for Kids Ambassador. She's such a doll! And, about the books you and Sally choose, the absolute best. Thank you so much for helping adults pick out books that will help our kids become better people and responsible inhabitants of our planet. Great job, as always!

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