Bestselling Animals Books for 2 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling animals books for 2 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Christmas in the Manger

by: Nola BuckFelicia Bond
Release date: Oct 03, 1998
Number of Pages: 16
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The gentle beauty of the story of the first Christmas is now available as a board book. With a simple, lyrical text and radiant artwork, this book is perfect for the youngest child to be a part of the wonder of the Nativity.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

2. The Goodnight Train

by: June SobelLaura Huliska-Beith
Release date: Jun 19, 2012
Number of Pages: 30
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All aboard for Dreamland! Hold on to your pillow because the Goodnight Train is taking off. Roll that corner, rock that curve, and soar past mermaids, leaping sheep, and even ice-cream clouds. You won’t want to miss a thing, so whatever you do, don’t . . . close . . . your . . . eyes! 
           
With soothing, lyrical words and magical illustrations, June Sobel and Laura Huliska-Beith have created a nighttime fantasy that’s guaranteed to make even the most resistant sleeper snuggle up tight.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Sleep

3. Baby Touch and Feel: Animals

by: DK
Release date: Jan 21, 2008
Number of Pages: 14
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This USA Today bestselling board book encourages tiny fingers to explore and develop fine motor skills while building an early language foundation. Babies will meet adorable puppies, kittens, penguins, and other animals throughout the pages of the book.

Filled with real-life animal photographs featuring touch-and-feel textures that help children develop their knowledge while increasing their use of senses, Baby Touch and Feel: Animals is the perfect size for small hands. Its padded cover can withstand biting and throwing while its thick sturdy board pages won’t tear. Your baby can practice animal recognition and perfect animal noises while touching the novelty textures on the pages.   

With over one million copies sold, Baby Touch and Feel: Animals is the perfect book for your child’s bookshelf. 

About the series:
Baby Touch and Feel books are the perfect series for the very youngest readers. These small, padded books excite babies and toddlers with their foil and touch-and-feel covers. Each book in this affordable series contains twelve vibrant interior pages with bold, engaging images. Containing large word labels, each page has foil or glitter to behold or a tantalizing texture to touch. These safe novelty textures intrigue babies and are perfect for little fingers to feel. The Baby Touch and Feel series encourages sensory development, language skills, and early reading skills while teaching colors, shapes, patterns, and opposites.

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Children’s Books > Animals

4. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

by: Mo Willems
Release date: Apr 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 40
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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 perfectly captures a preschooler’s temper tantrum.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

5. Sheep in a Jeep (board book)

by: Nancy E. ShawMargot Apple
Release date: Mar 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 26
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“Shaw demonstrates a promising capacity for creating nonsense rhymes. . . . Apple’s whimsical portraits of the sheep bring the story to life. Pleasing and lighthearted, this has much appeal for young readers.” —Publishers Weekly 
  
“The bright-colored pencil drawings and lean text make this a great choice for preschool storytimes, as well as for beginning readers who want a funny story.” 
School Library Journal 
  
Out for a drive in the country, Nancy Shaw and Margot Apple’s well-known and beloved sheep run into some mishaps with their sturdy red jeep.
 
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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

6. Little Blue Truck’s Halloween

by: Alice SchertleJill McElmurry
Release date: Jul 05, 2016
Number of Pages: 16
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Beep! Beep! It’s Halloween! Little Blue Truck is picking up his animal friends for a costume party. Lift the flaps in this large, sturdy board book to find out who’s dressed up in each costume! Will Blue wear a costume too? 
     With the delightful rhymes and signature illustration style that made Little Blue Truck a household name, Blue’s new adventure is full of festive costumes, fall colors, and plenty of Halloween fun! 
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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

7. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by: Eric Carle
Release date: Oct 15, 1981
Number of Pages: 32
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THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life?

Carle’s classic tale of a voracious caterpillar who eats his way through the days of the week and then changes into a eautiful butterfly has been reissued in a sumptuous twenty-fifth anniversary edition with a shiny, silver-coated cover and wonderfully thick, durably pages.
—The Horn Book

“The very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the book—and right into your child’s heart…”
Mother’s Manual

“Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly innovative…”
The New York Times Book Review

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8. Curious George Tool Time (CGTV Board Book)

by: H. A. Rey
Release date: Jan 08, 2013
Number of Pages: 12
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Considering what a mischief-maker he is, George is one handy monkey. He gardens, fixes bikes, builds birdhouses, and even unclogs pipes—but not without the help of his big red toolbox. This sturdy 7” x 7” board book—based on the Emmy Award–winning PBS TV show—is the perfect interactive book for your favorite tinkerer! It includes a double-sided tool attached to a ribbon featuring a hammer and wrench so children can labor alongside George. Watch them put their skills to the test as they learn about the different types of tools needed for different jobs.

For more monkey fun, investigate http://www.curiousgeorge.com and discover all the latest on Curious George, books, promotions, games, activities, and more.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Apes & Monkeys

9. Five Silly Turkeys

by: Salina YoonSalina Yoon
Release date: Aug 18, 2005
Number of Pages: 10
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Toddlers will love the silly Thanksgiving turkeys in this fun counting book full of silly turkeys doing very silly things!  From twirling on a dance floor to being chased by a bee to tanning in the sun, these are no ordinary Thanksgiving turkeys. This shiny fabric–tabbed book is a holiday treat that is sure to be gobbled up quickly.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Ducks & Other Waterfowl

10. Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!

by: Mo WillemsMo Willems
Release date: Feb 28, 2006
Number of Pages: 40
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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

11. Merry Christmas, Mouse! (If You Give…)

by: Laura NumeroffFelicia Bond
Release date: Sep 25, 2007
Number of Pages: 24
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Join Mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Cookie as he decorates his Christmas tree in a holiday counting adventure.

This board book with sturdy pages is perfect for toddlers, who will enjoy this simple introduction to numbers.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels

12. The Wide-Mouthed Frog (A Pop-Up Book)

by: Keith FaulknerJonathan Lambert
Release date: Mar 01, 1996
Number of Pages: 16
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From the Okefenokee Swamp comes a frog with a wide mouth that he just loves to use. He’s particularly interested in the eating habits of other creatures found in the great outdoors–that is, of course, until he comes upon a big green one with lots of teeth who finds wide-mouthed frogs simply delicious.
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Children’s Books > Animals

13. Old Macdonald: A Hand-Puppet Board Book (Little Scholastic)

by: ScholasticJill AckermanMichelle Berg
Release date: Jul 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 6
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From Little Scholastic comes this innovative and interactive hand-puppet board book for babies and toddlers.
Ages: 0-2.

Parent and child can quack-quack and moo-moo away while they play and touch the five farm animal finger puppets: a duck, a cow, a pig, a cat, and a dog.

Introducing Little Scholastic, a developmental publishing program of interactive books created exclusively to give babies and toddlers a head start in learning.
Every book features:

*Interactive components * High color contrast * Rhyming, repetitive, or predictable text * Familiar subjects and surroundings * Simple concepts * Distinct leveling between the ages of 0-3 years.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

14. The Tale of Peter Rabbit Story Board Book

by: Beatrix Potter
Release date: Mar 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 12
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Finally, The Tale of Peter Rabbit is available in a colorful board book. This generously sized book tells Beatrix Potter’s famous tale of naughty Peter Rabbit’s adventures in Mr. McGregor’s garden. Young children will be enchanted by the simple text and beautiful illustrations, which bring a classic story vibrantly to life. The board book format is sturdy and accessible, perfect for young readers, but adults will enjoy it too for bed-time read-aloud. As a board book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit will captivate children and offer them an early introduction to the world of Peter Rabbit and all his friends.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Rabbits

15. Curious George at the Zoo: A Touch and Feel Book

by: H. A. Rey
Release date: Oct 22, 2007
Number of Pages: 10
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Based on the Curious George of PBS Kids, this engaging touch-and-feel board book lets youngsters feel a rhino’s rough skin, a fuzzy zebra’s mane, and the coats of penguins. All the while, they can search for Curious George, who is hiding on each page: “Is George around to see?”
For more monkey fun, investigate http://www.curiousgeorge.com and discover all the latest on Curious George books, promotions, games, activities, and more!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Apes & Monkeys

16. Happy Hanukkah, Curious George tabbed board book

by: H. A. ReyMargret Rey
Release date: Sep 18, 2012
Number of Pages: 14
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It is the eighth night of Hanukkah, and George and his friends have gathered for a celebration. They light the menorah, spin the dreidel, make latkes, and learn the importance of mitzvah! In this tabbed board book, youngsters will even find a tasty latke recipe and instructions for constructing a dreidel, with rules for play. A festive foil-stamped cover makes this a fine holiday gift for fans of Curious George. For more monkey fun, investigate http://www.curiousgeorge.com.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Apes & Monkeys

17. Do Cows Meow? (A Lift-the-Flap Book)

by: Salina Yoon
Release date: Sep 04, 2012
Number of Pages: 18
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Do cows sing? Do cows cuckoo? All I know is cows go . . . MOO! Simple, rhythmic, and lots of fun, this big, brightly illustrated board book will have kids happily imitating all kinds of animal “talk.” For each creature–including a sheep, duck, frog, and cat–a giant “mouth” flap lifts up to reveal a new animal sound that will surely inspire a symphony of baa-ing, ribbiting, and meowing. And, at the end, children can open two barnyard gates to see and say all the animal sounds again.
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Children’s Books > Animals

18. Little Blue Truck’s Beep-Along Book

by: Alice SchertleJill McElmurry
Release date: Aug 18, 2015
Number of Pages: 8
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If you’re happy and you know it, beep along! 
 
With this new take on the classic sing-along song, kids can interact with their favorite Little Blue Truck and beep his horn while they visit with all his farm animal friends. Colorful illustrations, bouncy rhyme, and a cuddly truck with built-in squeaker make this a perfect interactive choice for play time and story time.
 
 
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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

19. The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog!

by: Mo WillemsMo Willems
Release date: Apr 19, 2004
Number of Pages: 40
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When Pigeon finds a delicious hot dog, he can hardly wait to shove the entire thing in his beak. But . . . then a very sly and hungry duckling enters the scene and wants a bite. Who will be the more clever bird?
In this hilarious follow-up to the acclaimed Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! Mo Willems has created another avian adventure that encourages children to share even their most prized processed foods.
Mo Willems is a six-time Emmy Award-winning writer and animator for Sesame Street and the head writer of Cartoon Network’s Code Name: Kids Next Door. The Pigeon Finds a Hot Dog! is the companion to Mo’s first children’s book, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! He is also the author of Time to Pee!.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

20. Curious George Christmas Countdown (CGTV Tabbed BB)

by: H. A. ReyTish Rabe
Release date: Sep 28, 2009
Number of Pages: 14
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Book Details:

  • Format: Board Book
  • Publication Date: 9/28/2009
  • Pages: 14
  • Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
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Children’s Books > Animals > Apes & Monkeys

21. Curious George Goes Fishing

by: Margret ReyH. A. Rey
Release date: Jan 12, 2016
Number of Pages: 24
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Inspired by a vignette in the classic Curious George Flies a Kite, this amusing episode shows George at his curious best trying to catch a fish.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Apes & Monkeys

22. Farm Peekaboo! (Touch-And-Feel Action Flap Book)

by: DK Publishing
Release date: Aug 20, 2007
Number of Pages: 12
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Perfect for the child who loves friendly farm animals, this interactive book features bold pop-ups that make stuffed animal versions of a cow, pig, dog, and more suddenly appear on the pages when the flaps are lifted.
 
With fun surprises on every page, Farm Peekaboo! enhances the reading experience and builds an early learning foundation. As young children explore the spreads, they will learn to recognize, name, and describe different objects.
 
DK’s Peekaboo! series makes the most of the interactive game that babies love to play with big, bold flaps that reveal adorable babies, toys, animals, and more. Touch-and-feel elements add to the fun. Aiding in the development of memory and thinking and sensory skills, this series will teach toddlers how to recognize, name, and explore different objects.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

23. Gossie (Gossie & Friends)

by: Olivier Dunrea
Release date: Feb 12, 2007
Number of Pages: 16
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Meet Gossie, a small yellow gosling who loves to wear bright red boots—every day. One morning Gossie can’t find her beloved boots. She looks everywhere for them: under the bed, over the wall, even in the barn. Preschoolers will enjoy helping Gossie find her red boots and delight in where Gossie finally finds them.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Ducks & Other Waterfowl

24. WHAT’S YOUR FAVORITE COLOR? (Poke-A-Dot)

by: ikidsHolli Conger
Release date: May 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 20
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Once you start popping, there’s just no stopping! These fun, tactile books help kids learn to count–without losing count! Raised buttons pop in on every page so kids can press them as they count in this casebound book with ten spreads and 30 poke-able dots. Using irresistible click-to-count buttons, kids will love learning their colors as they poke the dots on every page!
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25. Baby Touch and Feel: Wild Animals (Baby Touch & Feel)

by: DK Publishing
Release date: May 18, 2009
Number of Pages: 14
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Meet adorable tigers, penguins, elephants, and other wild animals in this top-selling padded board book that encourages tiny fingers to explore and develop fine motor skills while building an early language foundation.

Filled with real-life animal photographs featuring touch-and-feel textures that babies can stroke, tickle, and pat, Baby Touch and Feel: Wild Animals is the perfect size for small hands. Its padded cover can withstand biting and throwing while its thick sturdy board pages won’t tear. Your baby can practice animal recognition and perfect animal noises while touching the novelty textures on the pages.   

With over 200,000 copies sold, Baby Touch and Feel: Wild Animals is the perfect book for your child’s bookshelf. 

About the series:

Baby Touch and Feel books are the ideal series for the very youngest readers. These small, padded books excite babies and toddlers with their foil and touch-and-feel covers. Each book in this affordable series contains twelve vibrant interior pages with bold, engaging images. Containing large word labels, each page has foil or glitter to behold or a tantalizing texture to touch. These safe novelty textures immediately intrigue babies and are perfect for little fingers to feel. The Baby Touch and Feel series encourages sensory development, language skills, and early reading skills while teaching colors, shapes, patterns, and opposites.

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Children’s Books > Animals

26. Where Is Maisy?: A Maisy Lift-the-Flap Book

by: Lucy CousinsLucy Cousins
Release date: Jun 08, 2010
Number of Pages: 14
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Her favorite hunt-and-find adventures are now reissued with a bold new design.

Maisy mavens will love to look for her in WHERE IS MAISY?, a happy lift-the-flap board book adventure from award-winning author-illustrator Lucy Cousins.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels

27. La oruga muy hambrienta: Board Book (Spanish Edition)

by: Eric CarleEric Carle
Release date: Sep 16, 2002
Number of Pages: 16
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is inarguably one of the most popular children’s books of all time. Now, here is the Spanish board book version of The Very Hungry Caterpillar, filling an important niche for the youngest of Spanish-speaking children.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bugs & Spiders

28. The Babies and Doggies Book

by: John SchindelMolly Woodward
Release date: Mar 03, 2015
Number of Pages: 26
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When you stop and think about it, babies and doggies do many of the same things. They squirm, sniff, sit, and splash. They play ball and cuddle. Lots of things babies do, doggies do too! This board book explores all of the similar actions shared by baby and baby’s best friend. Illustrated with beautiful, full-color photographs featuring an array of dog breeds and a diverse cast of babies, The Babies and Doggies Book is a visual feast for infants, a fun read-aloud for parents, and treat for baby- and dog-lovers.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

29. Inside Noah’s Ark

by: Charles ReasonerCharles Reasoner
Release date: Oct 14, 2002
Number of Pages: 14
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Die-cut in the shape of Noah’s Ark, this thick, big-trim board book gives kids a fantastical inside view of a bustling, floating menagerie. Make your way through one level of this jam-packed boat after another, with die-cut doors and windows allowing for a peek ahead and behind. With a simple rhyming text and eye-catching artwork, there will be no doubt why Noah’s Ark is every kid’s favorite Bible story.
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Children’s Books > Animals

30. All Better!

by: Henning Lohein
Release date: Jan 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 16
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Dog hurt his foot, Sheep scratched her tummy and Bear sat on a splinter! What will make everything all better? Clean it, kiss it and put a bandage on it! Young readers will delight in the five animal friends’ misadventures and be eager to help make things “all better” with the five reusable and repositionable stickers.
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