Generally, the most difficult time of day for many babies and little children is the time to fall asleep. It seems so hard to settle down and the world is rather dark and scary for them indeed. That's why they do not want to go to sleep earlier.
As to create a better arrangement, I think reading is one of the most important factors to calm your child's heart to fall asleep more easily and sleep more soundly. There are a lot of bedtime reading which you will find here below great books to read to your child before bedtime.
) Pat the Bunny (Touch and Feel Book)
) Baby Danced the Polka
) The going-to-bed book
) Sleep Tight! (Blanket Babies)
) Little Sheep, time to sleep! (Sweet Talking')
) Kiss Good Night (Sam Books)
) Where Wild Babies Sleep
) Nighty Night, Sleepy Sleeps
) Spot Sleeps over (color)
) Sleep tight! (Super Street Book)
I do believe that your child will be satisfied when you read the books aloud to him/her before bedtime. Besides, he/she will certainly enjoy those stories with a lot of lovable illustration as delightful bedtime tales. I can guarantee you that those books are so great to read to your child before bedtime indeed.