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Best Books For 2 Year Olds

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Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown - Jan 23, 2007 (first published in 1947)
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In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the sof...
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin Jr. - Jul 20, 2010 (first published in 1967)
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A big happy frog, a plump purple cat, a handsome blue horse, and a soft yellow duck--all parade across the pages of this delightful book. Children will immediately respond to Eric Carle's flat, boldly colored collages. Combined with Bill Martin's singsong text, they create unforgettable images of these endearing animals....
Press Here
Herve Tullet - Mar 30, 2011 (first published in 2010)
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Great for toddlers, preschoolers, and early readers to learn about cause and effect in a simple and engaging way.Harness the power of imagination and interactivity: Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the do...
Giraffes Can't Dance
Giles Andreae - Sep 01, 2001
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Gerald the giraffe longs to dance, but his legs are too skinny and his neck is too long. At the Jungle Dance, the warthogs waltz, the chimps cha-cha, and the lions tango. "Giraffes can't dance," they all jeer when it's Gerald's turn to prance. But with some sound advice from a wise cricket, Gerald starts swaying to his own sweet tune....
The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle - Oct 15, 1981 (first published in 1969)
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THE all-time classic story, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life? One sunny Sunday, the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg. He was very hungry. On Monday, he ate through one apple; on Tuesday, he ate through three plums--and still he was hungry...
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Bill Martin Jr. - Jan 01, 2012 (first published in 1989)
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The 26 characters in this rhythmic, rhyming baby book are a lowercase alphabet with attitude. "A told b, and b told c, 'I'll meet you at the top of the coconut tree'"--which probably seemed like a good idea until the other 23 members of the gang decided to follow suit. The palm tree standing straight and tall on the first page begins to groan and b...
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
Sherri Duskey Rinker - Feb 14, 2017
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The #1 New York Times bestselling children's book now available in board book! An unabridged board book for kids version of the bestselling, best-beloved hardcover, perfect for small hands! Even the roughest, toughest readers will want to turn off their engines, rest their wheels, and drift to sleep with this sweet and soothing story. Vibrant illu...
Guess How Much I Love You BOARD
Sam McBratney - Jan 01, 2014 (first published in 1988)
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Shortlisted for the 1994 Kurt Maschler Award and the Children's Illustrated Book of the Year Award, this book tells the story of Little Nutbrown Hare and Big Nutbrown Hare, who discover that love is not an easy thing to measure....
Dear Zoo
Rod Campbell - Oct 01, 1986 (first published in 1982)
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Rod Campbell’s classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favorite with toddlers and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982. Young readers love lifting the flaps to discover the animals the zoo has sent—a monkey, a lion, and even an elephant! But will they ever find the perfect pet? With bright, bold artwork, a catchy refr...
If Animals Kissed Good Night
Ann Whitford Paul - Jun 03, 2014 (first published in 2008)
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If animals kissedlike we kiss good night,Giraffe and his calfwould stretch their necks highand kiss just beneaththe top of the sky.In a cozy bedtime chat with her mom, a young girl wonders how animal families might say good night. Would Wolf and his pup "kiss and then HOWL"? Would Bear and her cub "kiss and then GROWL"? But what about Sloth and her...
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
Mo Willems - Jan 01, 2003
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When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place—a pigeon! But you've never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate. In his hilarious picture book debut, popular cartoonist Mo Willems pe...
Moo, Baa, La La La! by Boynton
Where's Spot? by Eric Hill
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone
Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? by Brianna Caplan Sayres
Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
First 100 Words by Priddy, Roger [Priddy Books, 2005] Board book [Board book] by Priddy
The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin
Corduroy by Don Freeman
Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang
The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
Go, Dog. Go! by P. D. Eastman
Peek-A Who? by Nina Laden
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
The Snowy Day by Ezra Jack Keats
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown
Yummy Yucky by Leslie Patricelli
Theres A Bear On My Chair by Ross Collins
Little Hoot by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Counting Kisses by
I Love You to the Moon and Back by Amelia Hepworth
P is for Potty! by Naomi Kleinberg
My First Library by Wonder House Books
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt
Little Blue Truck Leads the Way board book by Alice Schertle
Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney
Pete the Cat by James Dean
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr
Green Eggs and Ham by Seuss
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
Potty by Leslie Patricelli
Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen
Blueberries for Sal by Robert McCloskey
All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Animals by Catherine Hughes
Olivia by Ian Falconer
Mr. Brown Can Moo! Can You? by Dr. Seuss
Little blue box of brigth and early by Dr. Seuss
The Runaway Bunny by Margaret Wise Brown
Oh No George by Chris Haughton
Richard Scarry's Best Mother Goose Ever by Richard Scarry
My Big Animal Book. by Roger Priddy
Peekaboo Morning by Rachel Isadora
Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer
Hug by Jez Alborough
Freight Train by Donald Crews
TouchThinkLearn by Xavier Deneux
Alphablock by Christopher Franceschelli
Opposites by Sandra Boynton
Hello Hello by Brendan Wenzel
Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas
Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz
That's Me Loving You by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
You Hold Me Up by Monique Gray Smith
You Are Light by Aaron Becker
The Baby's Catalogue by Janet Ahlberg
Hippopposites by Janik Coat
Hop on Pop by Dr. Seuss
Little Oink by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli
Mad, Mad Bear! by Kimberly Gee