Bestselling Early Learning Books for 2 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling early learning 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. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

by: Sherri Duskey RinkerTom Lichtenheld
Release date: May 04, 2011
Number of Pages: 32
Find in Library
Read Review
The #1 New York Times bestseller

As the sun sets behind the big construction site, 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—so they’ll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play! With irresistible artwork by best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text, this book will have truck lovers of all ages begging for more.

And don’t forget! Crunch, vroom, beep, yawn and snore along with Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site SOUND BOOK. Available now.

tags:

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

2. Press Here

by: Herve Tullet
Release date: Mar 30, 2011
Number of Pages: 56
Find in Library
Read Review
PRESS HERE, MIX IT UP! and now LET’S PLAY! Collect all three interactive books from Hervé Tullet!
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 dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next! Children and adults alike will giggle with delight as the dots multiply, change direction, and grow in size! Especially remarkable because the adventure occurs on the flat surface of the simple, printed page, this unique picture book about the power of imagination and interactivity will provide read-aloud fun for all ages!
tags:

Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

3. Baby Touch and Feel: Animals

by: DK
Release date: Jan 21, 2008
Number of Pages: 14
Find in Library
Read Review

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.

tags:

Children’s Books > Animals

4. Hands Are Not for Hitting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series)

by: Martine Agassi Ph.D.Marieka Heinlen
Release date: Feb 15, 2002
Number of Pages: 24
Find in Library
Read Review
It’s never too soon for children to learn that violence is never okay, hands can do many good things, and everyone is capable of positive, loving actions.

In this bright, inviting, durable board book, simple words and full-color illustrations teach these important concepts in ways even very young children can understand.

Created in response to requests from parents, preschool teachers, and childcare providers, this book belongs everywhere young children are. Includes tips for parents and caregivers.

tags:

Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Difficult Discussions > Violence

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

by: Laura NumeroffFelicia Bond
Release date: Sep 25, 2007
Number of Pages: 24
Find in Library
Read Review

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.

tags:

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

6. Eating the Alphabet

by: Lois Ehlert
Release date: Apr 01, 1996
Number of Pages: 28
Find in Library
Read Review
While teaching upper- and lowercase letters to preschoolers, Ehlert introduces fruits and vegetables from around the world. A glossary at the end provides interesting facts about each food.
tags:

Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health > Diet & Nutrition

7. The Tale of Peter Rabbit Story Board Book

by: Beatrix Potter
Release date: Mar 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 12
Find in Library
Read Review
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.
tags:

Children’s Books > Animals > Rabbits

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

by: H. A. Rey
Release date: Oct 22, 2007
Number of Pages: 10
Find in Library
Read Review
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!
tags:

Children’s Books > Animals > Apes & Monkeys

9. Teeth Are Not for Biting (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series)

by: Elizabeth VerdickMarieka Heinlen
Release date: Apr 15, 2003
Number of Pages: 24
Find in Library
Read Review
“Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth are strong and sharp. Crunch crunch crunch. Teeth can help you chew. But teeth are not for biting. Ouch! Biting hurts.” Sooner or later, almost all young children will bite someone—a friend, a parent, a sibling. This upbeat, colorful, virtually indestructible book helps prevent biting and teaches positive alternatives.

The companion to our best-selling Hands Are Not for Hitting Board Book, Teeth Are Not for Biting gives reasons why children might want to bite. Little mouths feel sore when new teeth come in; sometimes kids bite when they’re hungry, tired, cranky, frustrated, angry, bored, distressed, or seeking attention. Author Elizabeth Verdick suggests positive things children can do instead of biting: chew a chewy toy, drink a cold drink, get a hug, tell a grown-up. This book also includes helpful tips for parents and caregivers.

tags:

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

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

by: Salina Yoon
Release date: Sep 04, 2012
Number of Pages: 18
Find in Library
Read Review
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.
tags:

Children’s Books > Animals

11. Curious George Christmas Countdown (CGTV Tabbed BB)

by: H. A. ReyTish Rabe
Release date: Sep 28, 2009
Number of Pages: 14
Find in Library
Read Review

Book Details:

  • Format: Board Book
  • Publication Date: 9/28/2009
  • Pages: 14
  • Reading Level: Age 2 and Up
tags:

Children’s Books > Animals > Apes & Monkeys

12. Feet Are Not for Kicking (Board Book) (Best Behavior Series)

by: Elizabeth VerdickMarieka Heinlen
Release date: Sep 15, 2004
Number of Pages: 24
Find in Library
Read Review
“Look at those feet! Aren’t they sweet?” Yes—when they’re walking, standing, leaping and landing. And when they’re kicking balls or leaves. But not when they’re kicking people!

In simple words and charming full-color illustrations, this book helps little ones learn to use their feet for fun, not in anger or frustration. It also includes tips for parents and caregivers on how to help toddlers be sweet with their feet.

tags:

Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Emotions & Feelings

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

by: DK Publishing
Release date: Aug 20, 2007
Number of Pages: 12
Find in Library
Read Review
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.
tags:

Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

14. Gossie (Gossie & Friends)

by: Olivier Dunrea
Release date: Feb 12, 2007
Number of Pages: 16
Find in Library
Read Review
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.
tags:

Children’s Books > Animals > Ducks & Other Waterfowl

15. Inside Noah’s Ark

by: Charles ReasonerCharles Reasoner
Release date: Oct 14, 2002
Number of Pages: 14
Find in Library
Read Review
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.
tags:

Children’s Books > Animals

16. That’s Not My Panda. Written by Fiona Watt (Usborne Touchy-Feely Books)

by: Fiona Watt
Release date: Oct 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 12
Find in Library
Read Review
A touchy-feely board book with simple, repetitive text, tactile patches and bold illustrations suitable for babies and toddlers. A little, white mouse appears on every page, for children to spot.
tags:

Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

17. Tabbed Board Books: My First Words: Let’s Get Talking! (Tab Board Books)

by: DK Publishing
Release date: Mar 17, 2008
Number of Pages: 28
Find in Library
Read Review
Help toddlers learn how to describe the exciting world around them in this tabbed picture book that leads children through 13 fun activity spreads.

Filled with clear photography and simple text, Tabbed Board Books: My First Words covers the the most popular preschool subjects, including things that go, colors, animals, and more to help get them talking.

Perfect for learning about all the things around them and durable enough for toddlers to handle, Tabbed Board Books: My First Words promotes early reading, listening, and writing skills.

The toddler-tough tabbed pages of the books in this series are filled with little ones’ favorite topics waiting to be discovered. Thirteen inviting picture tabs lead children to fun-filled, activity-themed spreads, and each page offers a wealth of speaking and listening opportunities that promote early reading and writing skills.

tags:

Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Reading & Writing > Vocabulary & Spelling

18. Do Crocs Kiss? (A Lift-the-Flap Book)

by: Salina Yoon
Release date: Sep 04, 2012
Number of Pages: 18
Find in Library
Read Review
Do crocs cry? Do crocs clap? All I know is crocs go . . . SNAP! This novelty board book, with fun text and colorful illustrations, features adorable lions, tigers, and bears, as well as the snappy title reptile and other favorite creatures. Kids will happily lift the flap on each big animal “mouth” to discover what sound it makes. For a grand finale, all the animals appear together peering out from behind two gatefolds, so children can sneak a peek and say all the sounds again!
tags:

Children’s Books > Animals > Reptiles & Amphibians

19. Merry Christmas, Ollie board book (Gossie & Friends)

by: Olivier Dunrea
Release date: Sep 27, 2011
Number of Pages: 30
Find in Library
Read Review
The special Gossie & Friends Christmas story, now available in a board book edition.
It’s Christmas Eve. Gossie and Gertie hang their brightly colored boots in the barn.Peedie and BooBoo hang their striped stockings in the barn. Ollie stomps through the snow. They are all waiting . . . but it’s not easy to wait for Father Christmas Goose!
This beautiful board book features sparkly red foil on the cover—a real Christmas
treat!
tags:

Children’s Books > Animals > Ducks & Other Waterfowl

20. I Spy Little Animals

by: Jean MarzolloWalter Wick
Release date: Mar 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 26
Find in Library
Read Review
This unique learning game for babies and toddlers is based upon Jean Marzollo and Walter Wick’s best-selling I Spy books! Toddlers can use the picture clues to search for tiny animals.
tags:

Children’s Books > Animals

21. Sharing Time (Toddler Tools)

by: Elizabeth VerdickMarieka Heinlen
Release date: Aug 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 24
Find in Library
Read Review
Sometimes it’s fun to share, and sometimes it’s hard. This book offers toddlers simple choices (take turns, use the toy together, wait for another time) to make sharing easier, and shows them where to turn for help when sharing is difficult. Little ones learn that sharing can mean double the fun—and sharing a while can make someone smile! Includes tips for parents and caregivers.
tags:

Self-Help > Relationships > Interpersonal Relations

22. The House in the Night

by: Susan Marie SwansonBeth Krommes
Release date: Oct 04, 2011
Number of Pages: 36
Find in Library
Read Review
2009 Caldecott Medal Winner

A spare, patterned text and glowing pictures explore the origins of light that make a house a home in this Caldecott Medal-winning bedtime book for young children. Naming nighttime things that are both comforting and intriguing to preschoolers—a key, a bed, the moon—this timeless book illuminates a reassuring order to the universe.

tags:

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

23. Animal Kisses (A Touch and Feel Book)

by: Barney Saltzberg
Release date: Sep 01, 2000
Number of Pages: 14
Find in Library
Read Review
Do you like scratchy cat kisses? Or do you prefer squeaky pig kisses? How about a velvety cow kiss?
Kids will adore puckering up to Barney Saltzberg’s irresistible menagerie of animals with fuzzy, sticky, and rubbery mouths just waiting for big smooches.
tags:

Children’s Books > Animals

24. Animal Alphabet: Slide and Seek the ABCs

by: Alex A. Lluch
Release date: Oct 18, 2011
Number of Pages: 13
Find in Library
Read Review
This interactive board book allows children to learn their ABC’s with 26 durable sliding panels and a whole alphabet of colorful creatures.

Kids will love reading this book and parents will love how their faces light up as they guess what creature will appear on the next page. With beautiful hand-drawn illustrations, it’s a fun and exciting way of learning the alphabet that kids will never tire of.

tags:

Children’s Books > Animals

25. My Thanksgiving Prayer

by: Crystal Bowman
Release date: Aug 24, 2013
Number of Pages: 14
Find in Library
Read Review

My Thanksgiving Prayer oversized board book features a child thanking and praising God for the big and small joys of life. Children will delight in the colorful illustrations by Claudine Gevry and the catchy rhyming text by Crystal Bowman. This oversized format is a great value and perfect for engaging young children.

tags:

Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Christian

26. Gossie and Gertie (Gossie & Friends)

by: Olivier Dunrea
Release date: Feb 12, 2007
Number of Pages: 16
Find in Library
Read Review
Gossie and Gertie are best friends. They splash in the rain, play hide-and-seek, and they dive in the pond together. Everywhere Gossie goes, Gertie does too. Or does she?

With charming illustrations and gentle text, Olivier Dunrea has created two lovable, sweet characters that will appeal to the youngest listeners.

tags:

Children’s Books > Animals > Ducks & Other Waterfowl

27. Tabbed Board Books: My First Numbers: Let’s Get Counting! (Tab Board Books)

by: DK Publishing
Release date: Dec 15, 2008
Number of Pages: 28
Find in Library
Read Review
Each tabbed section in My First Numbers: Let’s Get Counting focuses on a different number, giving children a variety of ways to count and visualize that number of objects.
tags:

Children’s Books > Early Learning > Basic Concepts > Counting

28. Curious George Pat-A-Cake

by: H. A. Rey
Release date: Sep 13, 2011
Number of Pages: 8
Find in Library
Read Review
Author: H. A. Rey Description: Play pat-a-cake with George! A board book and puppet in one. With this new take on the classic pat-a-cake rhyming game, George can pat out rhymes about the baker’s man, the postman, the ice cream man, and, of course, the yellow hat man! Colorful illustrations, bouncy rhyme, and a cuddly puppet make this a perfect interactive choice for play time and story time. Format: Boardbook; 8 pages Age Range: Birth to 3 years Grade Range: Birth to Pre-K
tags:

Children’s Books > Animals > Apes & Monkeys

29. BooBoo (Gossie & Friends)

by: Olivier Dunrea
Release date: Feb 11, 2008
Number of Pages: 32
Find in Library
Read Review
BooBoo is a gosling. A small, blue gosling who loves to eat. There is nothing that BooBoo won’t try. Or is there?
tags:

Children’s Books > Animals > Ducks & Other Waterfowl

30. The Napping House padded board book

by: Audrey WoodDon Wood
Release date: Aug 23, 2010
Number of Pages: 34
Find in Library
Read Review
A padded board book edition of the classic cumulative tale that’s perfect for bedtime, naptime…anytime! In the napping house is a cozy bed piled high with a snoring granny, a dreaming child, a dozing dog, a snoozing cat, and a slumbering mouse. All is at peace until the appearance of an unexpected visitor and before you know it no one is sleeping! The padded covers, rounded corners, and sturdy board book pages make this book a great gift for little ones.
tags:

Children’s Books > Animals > Bugs & Spiders

Best Selling Books for 2 year olds:

Recommended Books for 2 year olds:

Best Selling Early Learning Books for:

Recommended Early Learning Books for:

Last updated: Monday, December 5, 2016 2:24 AM

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s