Reading to kids is one of the most simple and beautiful ways to bond with them. Not only is it beneficial to their learning, but it creates memories that you and your little one can cherish forever.
My 1st Years, a UK-based baby brand, has pulled together a list of the most searched-for children's bedtime stories from around the world.
They used Google data to analyse the number of searches for over 370 popular children's books in 181 countries over the past year.
Click through to find out what parents are reading their children at bedtime in 2022.
Despite the proclaimed genre of 'dark fantasy', Coraline is actually the most popular children's bedtime story in Australia, the US, Canada, Ireland and parts of Europe and South America.
It was also released as a film in 2009, featuring Dakota Fanning as the lead character.
Although the series was originally published in 1971, Roger Hargreaves' Mr. Men series remains a staple bedtime story.
In fact, it is the most popular bedtime tale for children in the UK.
The classic series Millennials grew up with is now inevitably being passed on to their children.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows were featured in the list across the globe.
"Please, sir, may I have some more please?"
Charles Dickens' Oliver Twist is an enduring classic that is still read to kids today.
Roald Dahl's magical writing and plots where kids triumph over mean adults has cemented him as a classic children's author.
Matilda is still one of the most popular bedtime stories for little children across the world.
The bittersweet tale of an unlikely friendship between a barn spider and a pig saved from slaughter remains a classic bedtime tale.
Dedicated to Dahl's late daughter, Olivia, who died of measles encephalitis at seven-years-old, the story follows the adventures of Sophie and the Big Friendly Giant.
C.S. Lewis' classic fantasy children's novel which inspired the Narnia series also made it onto the list of most popular bedtime stories.
The classic children's tale that follows Jim Hawkins on his search for lost treasure remains a go-to bedtime story for young children.
Cinderella is a tale that has been told across hundreds of years with wildly varying iterations.
For example, in the Brothers Grimm version there is no Fairy Godmother and the step-sisters cut off their toes to fit into the glass slipper.
Alice in Wonderland is the most popular bedtime story in the world amassing over half a million Google searches in relation to bedtime stories.
Carroll's 1865 novel was written for and inspired by the daughter of a family friend, Alice Liddell.
Roald Dahl and J.K. Rowling were the most prominently featured authors in the list of most popular bedtime authors - and for good reason!
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is essential reading for any kid, and considered a wonderful, whacky and riveting tale. It is no surprise children still love hearing this at bedtime.
When an angry old man is visited by the ghost of Christmas past, present and yet to come on Christmas Eve - he awakens on Christmas morning as a changed man.
Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol is still an all-time favourite bedtime fable.
The series that follows an orphaned eleven-year-old that turns to a life of crime has been described by the author as "Die Hard with fairies."
The adorable adventures of orphaned Monkey, George and The Man with the Yellow Hat is an enduring bedtime snuggle favourite.