Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids

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Sometimes we all need the best books for our kids here are our top best books for 2 year olds.

Two years, your toddler might be able to use sentences of 2-3 words and say ‘I’, ‘you’ and ‘me’. He’ll learn and use lots of words and will be easier to understand when he’s talking. These best books for 2 year olds help you kids learn new things.

I believe that books will absolutely help your little ones fall in love with reading.

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The 30 Best Books for 2 Year Olds. These literary treasures will make your active toddler excited to sit down for some quality reading time.

These are some of the most important types of books you can give to a child, not only for the way they help boost their developmental skills but also for the way they help foster a love of reading and support early literacy.

Also Read: 30 Recommended Best Books for 3 Year Olds Kids


1. Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night?

Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night?

Great story for children they love it and is now a must in our bedtime ritual.

This book is perfect for children who like to see truck engines.the construction vehicles go to sleep.

all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest

Great illustrations and a nice story and best books for 2 year olds kids.

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2. Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
Guess How Much I Love You

Exuberantly coloured artwork and favourite animals make this rhythmic story the perfect introduction to looking and learning about colours.

Each spread leads seamlessly into the next and young children will delight in Eric’s colourful collage animals and simple repetitive language.

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3. One Shoe Two Shoes 

One Shoe Two Shoes Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
One Shoe Two Shoes 

The illustrations are wonderful enough to carry a very simple storyline best books for 2 year olds.

The book begins with the dog having one shoe and the human having one shoe, then the two shoes are worn for a walk. There are different colored shoes, knotted laces, cowboy boots, and much more.

Then a little mouse makes an appearance near the shoes. Could it be that the shoe is a house for a mouse? How many mice? The counting begins and eventually ends at ten.

The dog investigates the mice for awhile but then heads out on another walk after fetching some shoes.

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4. That’s Me Loving

That's Me Loving You Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
That’s Me Loving

Wherever you are,
Wherever you go,
Always remember
And always know. . . 

That feeling you always have in your heart?

That’s me loving you.

“That’s Me Loving You” is a gorgeously illustrated book about how parents are still thinking and sending love to their little ones even when they are far away. 

The story is simple and sweet. It’s a best books for 2 year olds and bedtime story!

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5. Grumpy Monkey

Grumpy Monkey Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
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Great illustrationsand story best books for 2 year olds.

Basically, a chimp named Jim Panzee wakes up in a bad mood and his friend Norman won’t let him enjoy it in peace. Norman drags Jim all over the jungle, trying to cheer him up, until he gets into a fight with a porcupine and winds up in a bad mood himself.

Grumpy Monkey is a great conversation starter about how it is okay to not have a good day, as long as you do not hurt someone’s feelings.

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6. Just for Me

Just for Me Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
Just for Me

Learning to share can be difficult, especially for toddlers and preschoolers. This book shows through the actions of a young girl named Ruby how that can be so. Ruby loves to keep her beloved toys and favorite activities just for herself.

But when her friend comes to play, she struggles to share the ‘good’ stuff with her friend. Disaster results when a toy is broken in the struggle and Ruby’s dad reminds her that friends share with each other.

Best books for 2 year olds .

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7. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site (Board Book for Toddlers, Children s Board Book)

Goodnight Goodnight construction site Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site (Board Book for Toddlers, Children s Board Book)

Great story for children they love it and is now a must in our bedtime ritual.

This book is perfect for children who like to see truck engines.the construction vehicles go to sleep.all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest

Great illustrations and a nice story best books for 2 year olds kids.

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8. You Hold Me Up

You Hold Me Up Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
You Hold Me Up

You Hold Me Up by Monique Gray Smith is a lovely picture book that teaches children empathy, compassion, love and the importance of supporting one another. 

A wonderful book that talks about ways to respect and support each other – ways to hold each other up.

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9. The Gruffalo

The Gruffalo Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
The Gruffalo

This is perfect for kids reading and best books for 2 year olds. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo!

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a best-selling phenomenon across the world with over 13.5 million copies sold. This award-winning rhyming story

A mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come. No home should be without The Gruffalo!

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10. Whistle for Willie 

Whistle for Willie (Picture Puffin Books Book 2) Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
Whistle for Willie 

Peter is so lucky. I can’t whistle and I have tried my whole life. My father has a beautiful whistle. Peter is trying to whistle to get the attention of a Dachshund.

He practices and practices until he can finally whistle. Willie comes to him and Peter is so happy.

The kids enjoyed this best books for 2 year olds.

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11. Up, Up, Up, Down! 

Up, Up, Up, Down Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
Up, Up, Up, Down! 

A cute story for children and their father’s!

The absolute best part of the book (in my opinion) is that the family shown features a dynamic where the father is staying home with the toddler and the mother is at work (she comes home at the end with briefcase and then reads to the toddler).

This not only celebrates fatherhood, but it also depicts families with different dynamics (like mine) than what is often seen. I loved having this as part of the story!

A cute story best books for 2 year olds.

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12. The Watermelon Seed 

The Watermelon Seed Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
The Watermelon Seed 

The Watermelon Seed by Greg Pizzoli shows readers just how big a little seed of worry can grow.

Crocodile loves watermelon! I mean LOVES!

”I like it for breakfast,
I like it for lunch.
I like a big salty slab
for dinner…and I LOVE it for dessert!”

But when a watermelon seed ends up in his belly, his imagination and fear runs wild creating all sorts of crazy outcomes for the seed and his belly. Is it enough to scare him away from watermelons forever?

We all worry, get nervous and allow our imaginations to feed into our worry. Crocodile’s tale may help young readers get through those fears with a laugh and a smile.

Great “Gulp!” and “Chomp!” words to read aloud add to the fun.

A fun tale to help settle the nerves.

Such a fun and best books for 2 year olds.

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13. Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business

Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
Caps for Sale: A Tale of a Peddler Some Monkeys and Their Monkey Business

A classic story that I first remember seeing on Reading Rainbow many moons ago. A hat peddler travels through town, trying to sell his wares. With no one around to make a purchase, he decides to take a nap under a tree and hope that sales will pick up in the afternoon. However, upon waking up, his hats of all colours are gone.

He soon locates the thieves in the same tree that allowed him to rest, but it will take some cunning behaviours to ensure that the hats return to the peddler in time for him to make a few sales before the sun goes down. Neo laughed when he saw what happened to the peddler and got a chuckle out of how things were handled.

He asked me why we do not see hat peddlers walking around and selling things in town. I reminded him of the commercialization of the big box stores that try to stomp out the little guy. He nodded and went back to looking for peddlers on the sidewalk

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14. You Are Light 

You Are Light  Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
You Are Light 

You Are Light reinforces this, celebrating the versatility of the visible spectrum through a blend of poetry and interactive visuals.

How do we perceive light? It comes as golden rays at dawn, spilling over the horizon to greet each new morning. The rosy flame of sun tints the cool blue of translucent waters, which eventually rain to hydrate our amber waves of grain and gentle forest greenery.

Rain coaxes delicate flower blossoms to burst forth, spreading color and cheer. At night, the sun reflects off the moon, illuminating its alabaster surface as a natural night light. The life and joy of human beings is light, and to bask in it is an incomparable gift.

It is such a joy to share the best books for 2 year olds.

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15. Old MacDonald Had a Truck: (Preschool Read Aloud Books, Books for Kids, Kids Construction Books) 

Old MacDonald Had a Truck: (Preschool Read Aloud Books, Books for Kids, Kids Construction Books) Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
Old MacDonald Had a Truck: (Preschool Read Aloud Books, Books for Kids, Kids Construction Books) 

Old MacDonald still has all his animals… but they’re helping run the heavy machinery to build a course for his wife’s monster truck.

For kids who are really into this stuff, this is best books for 2 year olds.

the thing Old MacDonald has on his farm is introduced…and it’s something which will make especially construction and truck fans’ hearts beat faster.

Old MacDonald might have a farm, but he’s on a mission to build something much more glorious.

It’s hard not to cheer with him and the super sweet animals as they work and work to make a huge dream come true. Add the nice, large letters, E-I-E-I-O, which appear over and over again, and kids are on their way to learning a few vowels too.

The animals alone draw smiles as they run around and do different tasks, which adds to the humor. Plus, it turns a bit into a guessing game as to what Old MacDonald is really up to.

The end is definitely a surprise, one that puts Mrs. Old MacDonald in a wonderful light.

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16.Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book

Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book

The story goes through seven animals in turn. After the elephant comes a giraffe (“press the giraffe button to hear the giraffe munching”) who was “too tall”.

The lion was too fierce, the camel too grumpy, the snake too scary, the monkey too naughty, the frog too jumpy … Each time the reason for returning the animal is different, and the words of the instruction are also slightly different (eg. “grumpy” and “grumbling”; “jumpy” and “croaking”.

The buttons are not in the same order as the pictures in the book either, so the child has to think, and look carefully to choose the right one.

very enjoyable for a little one best books for 2 year olds.

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17. From Head to Toe Board Book

From Head to Toe Board Book Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
From Head to Toe Board Book

A fun, active best books for 2 year olds.

This book is about how a variety of animals move in a variety of ways. Each animal is always followed by a child copying them.

The characters of the various animals and the various children show that everybody can do the same thing, no matter how different they are.

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18. Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball

Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
Sometimes I Like to Curl Up in a Ball

When the wombat pulls funny faces, Fin pulls funny faces.
When the wombat gets covered in mud, Fin says “Oh-no! Dirty!”
When the wombat curls up in a ball with his Mum at the end, Fin strokes the book and curls up on my lap.

The book is full of fun and funny pictures as the wombat describes what he likes he do. The wombat likes to pull funny faces, scare his friends and then falls over. 

For Kids This is the best books for 2 year olds.

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19. Giraffes Can’t Dance 

Giraffes Can't Dance Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
Giraffes Can’t Dance 

“Hey,look at clumsy Gerald, “
The animals all laughed,
“Giraffes can’t dance, you silly fool,
Oh Gerald, don’t be daft!”

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 littlies will love this story purely for the cadence, rhythm and the beautiful illustrations best books for 2 year olds.

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20. If Animals Kissed Good Night

If Animals Kissed Good Night Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
If Animals Kissed Good Night

If Animals Kissed Good Night is about a child that wonders how different animals would kiss good night to their families.

 On each page, there are different animals and it explains how they would each kiss good night. It shows the different ways that they would share their unique love.

Childrens really enjoy this best books for 2 year olds.

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21. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Chicka Chicka Book, A)

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Board Book) Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom (Chicka Chicka Book, A)

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is an alphabet learning best books for 2 year olds.

The book CHIKA CHIKA BOOM BOOM by Bill Martin Jr. is a story about the little letters of the alpabet who want to beat eachother to the top of the coconut tree. Will anyone win or will they get hurt trying to get to the top?

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22. Use Your Words, Sophie

Use Your Words, Sophie Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
Use Your Words, Sophie

In this third picture book from Rosemary Wells featuring Sophie, her parents bring home her new sister and urge her to use her words.

Sophie, as usual, declines, choosing instead to speak in all manner of gibberish, from Jellyfish to Baboon to Martian. As Sophie refuses to use her words, her new little sister, who’s name changes by the minute as her parents struggle to find one they like, howls like “the queen of the howler monkeys.”

In the end, it’s Sophie, who uses her words and christens her sister Jane, who soothes the baby, simply explaining, “She wants to be called Jane.” In the end, the power of words triumphs in more ways than one. 

This is a adorable new best books for 2 year olds.

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23. Duck & Goose, 1, 2, 3 

Duck & Goose, 1, 2, 3 Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
Duck & Goose, 1, 2, 3 

This is a very nice simple counting best books for 2 year olds with Duck and Goose. 

It’s a simple counting book, but with fun illustrations of a goose and two ducks (along with another friend).

The pictures are simple and charming. Something about the birds sitting there watching the clouds (when you’re counting three clouds) just really hits home with me for some reason.

That and the ornery face one of the animals gives to the other two for eating some berries without him.

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24. Hi-Five Animals! (A Never Bored Book!)

Hi-Five Animals! (A Never Bored Book!) Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
Hi-Five Animals! (A Never Bored Book!)

HI-FIVE ANIMALS is a fun book for children to interact with and to help learn the different animals as well.

 The bright pictures and simple, lively, melodic text encourage children to give hi-fives while they hoot like an owl, growl like a lion, and stomp like an elephant. This book naturally leads to a discussion of the animals themselves.

“Why did they say hold your nose about the skunk? Do they stink? Where do polar bears and penguins live? What color is the owl?” It could be used to talk about social skills.

This highly entertaining best books for 2 year olds. 

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25. Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes padded board book

Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes padded board book Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes padded board book

If you are looking for the very first book to read to a baby, Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes is just about perfect best books for 2 year olds.

 it features all sort of babies, from all around the world, but what they all have in common is ten tiny fingers and ten tiny toes. Each baby in this book may be “born far away” or right here “on the very next day” ,

“And both of these babies
as everyone knows
has ten little fingers
And ten little toes.”


And the children are just adorable. Cute, plump and smiley, chuckling away with their dimpled faces, they definitely make this a “feelgood best books for 2 year olds”.

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26. How Do You Say I Love You?

How Do You Say I Love You? Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
How Do You Say I Love You?

A cute book that tells you how to say the phrase I love you and Italian, Japanese, Spanish, Russian, Egyptian, Portuguese, German, French, Hindi, and Chinese. cute illustrations and rhymes to go along with each language.

Super cute! best books for 2 year olds.

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27. Love Makes a Family

Love Makes a Family Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
Love Makes a Family

A cute little board book about love and families. 

A wonderful book with diverse families about the love between a child and their guardians, and the things they do to show it– retrieving a toy from the fish tank, watching a homemade puppet show, building blanket forts to read stories in together.

The fun we share and the memories we make are what makes a family, and it goes for every single person– no matter who they are, or how many people create that family.

This is a sweet, simple, picture book that talks about how families can be made and look in all different ways, but the most important factor that makes it a family is love. This is best books for 2 year olds.

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28. The Wonderful Things You Will Be

The Wonderful Things You Will Be Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
The Wonderful Things You Will Be

The Wonderful Things You Will Be (2015) by Emily Winfield Martin is the rare picture best books for 2 year olds that truly has something for everyone.

This thoughtful, quiet story imagines all of the things little ones (both babies and bigger kids) will grow up to be including creative and clever as well as brave and bold.

Although this book is an obvious choice for parents to read with their children, it can also work just as well in a story time program. 

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29. Snow Day! (Step into Reading)

Snow Day! (Step into Reading) Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
Snow Day! (Step into Reading)

This Best books for 2 year olds. children who have started reading, through the pictures in it they can understand the story of the days of winter: school days Both are involved in the activities of winter with the friends of their siblings.

The brother and sister from PUMPKIN DAY! and APPLE PICKING DAY! have woken up to a winter wonderland–it’s a snow day!

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30. Press Here

Press Here Top 30 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids
Press Here

This is a very entertaining, interactive books for 3 year olds.

A dot is such a simple thing. A simple thing that turns into something magically fun in this marvelous new book by Hervé Tullet.

Tullet combines simple, colorful dots with simple, clear directions for a book bound to lead to interactive fun.

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Frequently Asked Question

What should you be teaching a 2 year old?

Your child should be able to: Point to things or pictures when they are named. Know the names of parents, siblings, body parts, and objects. Say a sentence with two to four words.


How do I get my 2 year old interested in a book?

Look at just one or two pages. Look at the pictures and read just a few words or make up your own fun words that you know she will like. Then put the book down and act it out with the bear. Try to get her to see that reading is a stimulus for ideas and fun play rathar than for sitting still.

How can I encourage my toddler to read books?

Reading Tips for Parents of Toddlers
Don’t expect your toddler to sit still for a book. …
Recite rhymes, sing songs, and make mistakes! …
Choose engaging books. …
Keep reading short, simple, and often. …
Encourage play that involves naming, describing, and communicating. …
Every day is an adventure when you’re a toddler. …
Ask questions. …
Play to their favorites.