New bedtime books to teach healthy sleep habits

The new MCRI Sleep with KIP books are a fun and friendly tool for families to help manage common sleep problems in young children. 

Sleep problems in children are a very common behavioural concern for families, affecting 20-30 per cent of preschool and school-aged children. Sleep problems can include difficulties getting to sleep, waking up a lot overnight or early morning waking (before 6am).

Sleep with Kip is a new series of six children’s books designed to teach children healthy sleep habits. The books use evidence-based, clinically validated sleep strategies to help families support children’s sleep in a fun and friendly way.

The books include:

Sleep by Kip was developed by CCCH Associate Director Professor Harriet Hiscock and the team at MCRI and brings together two decades of internationally renowned sleep research.

Listen to a video of Professor Hiscock talking about the development of Sleep with Kip.

How to access Sleep with Kip books

  • Purchase: You can purchase Kip’s books on this site and through participating retailers
  • Borrow: Borrow Kip’s books from your local library. If they don’t have them already, they can order through James Bennett
  • Watch: We’ve partnered with Story Box Library to make video versions of Kip’s books free to access online.

Are you a professional who works with families?

Healthcare professionals and organisations can purchase Sleep with Kip books at wholesale rate (55% off RRP). The books can be used in waiting rooms or on-sold to generate additional revenue for your practice/clinic. To find out more visit

Sleep check for parents

The Sleep with Kip website also offers parents a 90 second ‘sleep quiz’, which, once completed will provide recommendations for simple, actionable sleep strategies to support their child’s sleep. Visit: www.sleepwithkip/com/screener

Sleep podcast

The Sleep with Kip website provides access to a free sleep podcast for parents, covering the importance of sleep at each development stage from babies to teenagers. Hosted by Professor Harriet Hiscock and Associate Professor Emma Sciberras, the podcast covers general evidence-based sleep advice as well as specific sleep topics such as sleep apnoea, snoring and sleep among children with Autism or ADHD. Visit:

More information

For more information about the Sleep with Kip books and resources, contact Sam at

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