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Best Books For 2 Year Olds

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Press Here
Herve Tullet - 2011-03-30 (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...
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Goodnight Moon
Margaret Wise Brown - 2007-01-23 (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...
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Giraffes Can't Dance
Giles Andreae - 2001-09-01
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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....
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Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?
Bill Martin Jr. - 2010-07-20 (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....
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle - 1981-10-15 (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...
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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
Bill Martin Jr. - 2012-01-01 (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...
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Guess How Much I Love You BOARD
Sam McBratney - 2014-01-01 (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. Shortlisted for the 1994 Kurt Maschler Award and the Children's Illustrated Book of the Year Award, this book tells the s...
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Dear Zoo
Rod Campbell - 1986-10-01 (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...
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Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
Sherri Duskey Rinker - 2017-02-14
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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 illus...
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If Animals Kissed Good Night
Ann Whitford Paul - 2014-06-03 (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...
Corduroy by Don Freeman
Where's Spot? by Eric Hill
Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? by Brianna Caplan Sayres
The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
Moo, Baa, La La La! by Boynton
First 100 Words by Priddy, Roger [Priddy Books, 2005] Board book [Board book] by Priddy
Grumpy Monkey by Suzanne Lang
The Going to Bed Book by Sandra Boynton
Potty by Leslie Patricelli
Little Pea by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
Counting Kisses by
The Wonderful Things You Will Be by Emily Winfield Martin
We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
Peek-A Who? by Nina Laden
Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr
From Head to Toe by Eric Carle
Good Night, Gorilla by Peggy Rathmann
Theres A Bear On My Chair by Ross Collins
Love Makes a Family by Sophie Beer
You Are Light by Aaron Becker
I Love You to the Moon and Back by Amelia Hepworth
The Gruffalo by Julia Donaldson
I Love You, Stinky Face by Lisa McCourt
I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen
Knuffle Bunny by Mo Willems
The Mitten by Jan Brett
Mr. Tiger Goes Wild by Peter Brown
Yummy Yucky by Leslie Patricelli
Peekaboo Morning by Rachel Isadora
Freight Train by Donald Crews
Little Hoot by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
You Hold Me Up by Monique Gray Smith
The Baby's Catalogue by Janet Ahlberg
P is for Potty! by Naomi Kleinberg
My First Library by Wonder House Books
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
Little Blue Truck Leads the Way board book by Alice Schertle
Llama Llama Misses Mama by Anna Dewdney
Pete the Cat by James Dean
I Like Myself! by Karen Beaumont
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
I Am A Bunny by Ole Risom
Zen Shorts by Jon J Muth
The World Needs More Purple People by Kristen Bell
Green Eggs and Ham by Seuss
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton
This Is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen
The Napping House by Audrey Wood
There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly by Pam Adams
A Little Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
Big Red Barn by Margaret Wise Brown
We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen
Peace At Last by Jill Murphy
All the World by Liz Garton Scanlon
Peepo! by Allan Ahlberg
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Animals by Catherine Hughes
My Magical Words by Becky Cummings
Little blue box of brigth and early by Dr. Seuss
First 100 Padded by Roger Priddy
Baby University Board Book Set by Chris Ferrie
Oh No George by Chris Haughton
Richard Scarry's Best Mother Goose Ever by Richard Scarry
My Big Animal Book. by Roger Priddy
Eating the Alphabet by Lois Ehlert
Oi Puppies by Kes Gray
Hug by Jez Alborough
Peppa Pig At the Zoo BOARD by Peppa Pig
TouchThinkLearn by Xavier Deneux
Alphablock by Christopher Franceschelli
Opposites by Sandra Boynton
Hello Hello by Brendan Wenzel
Scholastic reader, Level 1 by Jean Marzollo
Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas
You Can't Take An Elephant On the Bus by Patricia Cleveland-Peck
Old MacDonald Had a Truck by Steve Goetz
Help! My Dinosaurs are Lost in the City! by Webber Books
I Thought I Saw a Lion! by Templar Books
The Go-Away Bird by Julia Donaldson
Here's A Little Poem by Jane Yolen
That's Me Loving You by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
By Fuller, RachelHardcover on 01-Feb-2010 by Rachel Fuller
Winnie Pooh Goodnight Pooh Bedtime Peepo by
Roald Dahl's 123 by Roald Dahl
Pizza! by Lotta Nieminen
Roald Dahl's Colours by Roald Dahl
How Do You Say I Love You? by Hannah Eliot