Bestselling History Books for 2 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling history 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. My First Counting Book: Marines

by: Cindy Entin
Release date: May 28, 2013
Number of Pages: 10
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This beautifully illustrated counting board book introduces children to the numbers 1 through 10 using poetic prose and colorful illustrations of equipment, uniforms, medals, traditions, and other mementos exclusive to the Marines community.

Along with the other books in this series, My First Counting Book: Marines uses a creative rhyming scheme paired with numbers and facts make these books easy to read, and the information memorable and recognizable. The inside back cover of each book provides a key for parents and educators to teach children further information and facts about each item featured. Additionally, the sturdy board book format is perfect for repeated handling by young children. These books are especially meaningful for children in military families and communities.

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Children’s Books > History > Military & Wars

2. The Story of Rosa Parks

by: Patricia A. PingrySteven Walker
Release date: Dec 13, 2016
Number of Pages: 24
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An approachable way to introduce young children to this important civil rights figure

This little book of only about 200 words introduces Rosa Parks, called the mother of the civil rights movement. Here is the story of her courageous decision to remain on a bus in Montgomery, Alabama, an action that resulted in her arrest and, ultimately, a victory for civil rights. The rich oil paintings by artist Steven Walker contribute to the tension of the moment and the understanding of Rosa Parks. Ages 2-5.

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Children’s Books > History > United States > 1900s

3. Critter Litter: See What Critters Leave Behind!

by: Stan Tekiela
Release date: Mar 01, 2016
Number of Pages: 26
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Critter Litter: See what critters leave behind! is a Mom’s Choice Awards® Gold Recipient Kids will be crazy about critters after this engaging introduction to wildlife! Award-winning author, naturalist and photographer Stan Tekiela shares fun facts about 12 animals and the ?litter” they leave behind. Young readers will learn to tell what’s visited the area by the signs left behind: animal tracks, food and, yes, even scat (poop)! Let kids giggle as they learn to appreciate mammals and the natural world.

This entertaining, educational book features:

Flaps that children can lift in order to see the scat
Fun facts and professional photos of 12 mammals
Several different signs per species to look for

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Children’s Books > Animals > Mammals

4. Autumn is here!

by: Heidi Pross Gray
Release date: Sep 21, 2012
Number of Pages: 34
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Celebrate the coming of autumn with your child as you cuddle up and enjoy a sweet look at how the world changes along with the season. With beautiful watercolor illustrations and charming descriptions, you and your child will be wishing it was autumn year round!

Autumn is Here – A Beautiful Children’s Picture Book About Autumn
  • Beautiful watercolor illustrations
  • Poetic whimsical text
  • Charming look at nature and family throughout the season
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Be sure to check out Heidi’s other books in the series: Winter is Here and Spring is Here!
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature > Weather

5. I Love You, Sun, I Love You, Moon

by: Tomie dePaola
Release date: Sep 21, 1994
Number of Pages: 32
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Love the world around you with this wonderful board book! Perfect for the youngest children, it’s full of wonder and appreciation for the little things in life, like the wind, the trees, the birds, and the stars. The gentle message and Tomie dePaola’s adorable illustrations of children interacting with their world make this a welcome addition to every toddler’s library.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

6. Christmas Remembered

by: Tomie dePaolaTomie dePaola
Release date: Sep 14, 2006
Number of Pages: 112
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In this unique collection, Tomie dePaola shares his love of Christmas and all the delightful twists his life has taken. Christmas Remembered is a delightful window into the life of one of the great American children?s book author/ artists.

?Tomie dePaola is one of my favorite illustrators….He is also a writer of considerable charm, who can evoke a remembered world of his childhood with great vividness.??Philip Pullman, author of His Dark Materials Trilogy

?This book is like Christmas itself?full of surprises and sensory delights . . . for young and old alike.??Kathleen Norris, author of The Cloister Walk

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

7. Guess What?—Flowers (Yonezu, Guess What?, board books)

by: Yusuke Yonezu
Release date: Mar 30, 2015
Number of Pages: 28
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Familiar flowers become surprising creatures with the help of lively lift-the-flaps

 

Blossoms turn into animals with the lift of a flap in this fun board book. Young readers are encouraged to use their imaginations to guess what animal will be revealed. A tulip becomes a yellow cat; a white daisy turns into a sheep. What will become of a cherry blossom, a dandelion, and a pansy? Children will enjoy brainstorming to guess each surprise.

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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature > Flowers & Plants

8. Miffy

by: Dick BrunaDick Bruna
Release date: Sep 01, 1996
Number of Pages: 28
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Kodansha International is thrilled to introduce an adorable Miffy plush toy in combination with her most popular storybook, Miffy. Miffy is a loveable bunny that has delighted children worldwide for forty-five years. Dick Bruna’s books have enchanted millions of young readers of forty languages. Now for the first time in the United States, the introductory Miffy story is being paired with a plush toy that is sure to charm the scores of existing devotees and to win the hearts of new readers.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Rabbits

9. Boston Baby: A Local Baby Book (Local Baby Books)

by: Shirley VernickCourtney La Forest
Release date: Sep 13, 2016
Number of Pages: 22
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Here come the Boston babies, ready to give you a tour of their city in this appealing board book. Spirited and charming images pair with quirky text to introduce young readers to a group of smart, active, stylish, and just plain silly tots enjoying life in Boston. From the USS Constitution to the iconic Make Way for Ducklings sculpture in the Public Garden this entertaining book is an essential introduction to the fun, arts, and diversity in store for the babies of Boston.

And the fun doesn’t end here. Boston Baby includes oodles of amusing activities and educational reading tips, to help parents enjoy the book with their children over and over again!

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Children’s Books > History > United States > State & Local

10. What Every Child Needs To Know About Punk Rock

by: R. Bradley SnyderMarc Engelsgjerd
Release date: Sep 09, 2014
Number of Pages: 22
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Punk rock is a style of music, but it also is a way of thinking about and interacting with society. As a style of music, the influence of its energetic arrangements, distorted guitars, and anti-conformist lyrics is evident in the work of many of the most important bands from the last 25 years. As an attitude, it continues to shape (rightly or wrongly) media, design, politics, and fashion. With honesty, integrity, simplicity, and humor, What Every Child Needs to Know About Punk Rock explains this cultural phenomenon to young children, helping them to understand the modern world and, more importantly, the adults in their lives. Written by two dads — a child expert and a researcher — What Every Child Needs to Know About Punk Rock is the book for any adult who wants to help young children understand the roots of this ongoing movement.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Music > History

11. My First Church History Stories

by: Deanna Draper BuckJerry HarstonLeslie Harston
Release date: Apr 01, 2000
Number of Pages: 36
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Delight yourself and your preschool child or grandchild with these simplified versions of favorite stories from Church history of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Author Deanna Buck retells the familiar events in read aloud language that entertains as it teaches. My First Church History Stories will provide many special moments for you and your child. It is sure to become a family treasure.
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Children’s Books > Religions

12. See Inside Ships (Usborne See Inside)

by: Conrad MasonColin King
Release date: Oct 29, 2010
Number of Pages: 16
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This is a new addition to the “See Inside” series about ships throughout history from Viking longboats to Spanish galleons, ironclads to aircraft carriers. Lifting the flaps reveals the insides of ships from across the ages, explaining in simple, clear language what they were used for, how the crew and passengers lived and how they sailed the oceans. It includes a gate-fold page of a huge aircraft carrier.
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Children’s Books > History

13. Millions of Snowflakes

by: Mary McKenna SiddalsElizabeth Sayles
Release date: Sep 21, 1998
Number of Pages: 32
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“One little snowflake falls on my nose. It makes me shiver from my head to my toes.” A little girl plays outside on a cold winter day, counting each snowflake as it falls softly to the ground. Bundled in her warmest snowsuit, she savors the snow, tasting each flake as it falls on her tongue, and makes snow angels. Simple rhyming text captures the joy of a winter afternoon while teaching basic counting skills. Exuberant pastel illustrations invite young readers to join the fun.
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Children’s Books > Science, Nature & How It Works > Nature

14. Alphabet City: Out In The Streets

by: Michael De Feo
Release date: Dec 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 30
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In his former career as an educator, author Michael De Feo came to the conclusion that the market was lacking good art books for children. Inspired to create one himself, he created the body of work on the streets of New York that eventually became Alphabet City. This playful book encourages both children and parents to pay attention to their everyday surroundings by placing De Feo’s joyful images in the context of art in the streets. Witty and whimsical the book is bound as a children s board book and features high quality photographic reproductions throughout.
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Arts & Photography > Drawing

15. America’s 50 States

by: Flying Frog
Release date: Sep 01, 2019
Number of Pages: 52
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A collection of unique symbols, history, landscape and much more about each of the 50 states of the U.S.A. For ages 5-11
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Children’s Books

16. The Story of Martin Luther King Jr.

by: Johnny Ray MooreAmy Wummer
Release date: Jan 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 26
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This little boardbook uses only approximately 200 words to tell about the life of Martin Luther King, Jr. and to explain, in simple terms, how he ended segegation in America
tags:

Children’s Books > Biographies > Multicultural

17. Barney’s Zoo Friends (Board Book)

by: Nancy Parent
Release date: Jul 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 12
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Lions and alligators and elephants — oh, my! Tag along with Barney and visit his animal friends at the zoo! This oversized tab board book will delight children with exquisite art, tabbed pages and over 30 interactive flaps.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dinosaurs

18. Black Cowboys (The Mini Museum Series)

by: Kyla Ryman,Max Becher &amp Andrea Robbins
Release date: Aug 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 20
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Black Cowboys explores a culture that has been largely written out of history, but is still thriving today all over the United States. In the photographs of Andrea Robbins and Max Becher, children will visit rodeos, trail rides, and meet many different Black Cowboys and Cowgirls. The engaging photographs will appeal to even the youngest of children, while the subject matter will encourage further thought and discussion in older readers.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

19. Kate Greenaway’s Mother Goose (The Huntington Library Children’s Classics)

by: Kate GreenawayJames Thorpe
Release date: Aug 15, 2006
Number of Pages: 52
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Kate Greenaway (1846-1901) was one of the most popular British book illustrators of the Victorian era. A contemporary of Randolph Caldecott and Walter Crane, she attracted a wide audience in the United States and England, and many of her books were even translated into German and French.

One of Greenaway’s early successes was Mother Goose, or the Old Nursery Rhymes, first published in 1881, featuring such favorite poems as “Little Jack Horner,” “Little Bo Peep,” and “Jack and Jill” paired with whimsical illustrations of children playing in an idyllic countryside. Her enchanting watercolors evoked the urban Victorian reader’s nostalgia for the rural life of earlier times and echoed Greenaway’s own longing to retreat to a more tranquil setting than her native London.

This new edition of Kate Greenaway’s Mother Goose reproduces illustrations from the rare 1881 edition in the Huntington Library’s collections. The Huntington owns an extensive collection of books illustrated by Greenaway, several of her manuscripts, and nearly one hundred of her original drawings.

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Arts & Photography > History & Criticism > History

20. In My Garden (The Toddler Series)

by: Kyla Ryman
Release date: Aug 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 20
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This colorful board book will spark children’s imaginations as they notice some things aren’t as they seem in this garden, like poppies that are larger than rabbits, and worms riding in cars. Bold cut paper illustrations will draw in readers as they explore this magical garden.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Art

21. Honey Helps

by: Laura GodwinJane Chapman
Release date: Sep 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 32
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Pre-Level 1 Recognizing Words – Word repetition – Familiar words and phrases – Simple sentences Happy is a big, friendly dog. Honey is a little, playful kitten. Happy is digging a hole for his bone. Honey wants to help him. But Honey’s kind of “help” is not what Happy needs
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Children’s Books > Animals > Cats

22. Tower of Babel Pop-Up and Read (Pop-Up & Read)

by: Jon TaylorJon Taylor
Release date: Oct 15, 2007
Number of Pages: 24
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Many kids don t know the answers to these questions as biblical knowledge is becoming less and less of a priority in people’s lives. This fun format book is a great way to teach kids about the reality of the Babel story and its significance in their lives. The full-color book explains how the different languages and “races” came about and is in a unique format with one large pop-up that stays up as you turn the pages and read the story. The stunning artwork is both beautiful and realistic, as it is based on the actual worship towers that were built in ancient times. This fun tool is a great way to teach the reality of the biblical story.
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Christian Books & Bibles

23. Everybody Has a Teddy

by: Virginia KrollSophie Allsopp
Release date: Apr 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 24
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Book by Kroll, Virginia
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Sleep

24. Whatever the Weather: When the Sun Shines

by: Mary Lonsdale
Release date: Oct 07, 2000
Number of Pages: 12
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25. The Prayer Of Jabez For Little Ones

by: Melody CarlsonAlexi Natchev
Release date: Jun 25, 2001
Number of Pages: 16
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God wants to bless all of us, including our young children. “Dear God, please bless me in a great, big way!” begins The Prayer of Jabez for Little Ones by Bruce Wilkinson and Melody Carlson, a board book written and illustrated especially for preschoolers to help them as they learn to pray and know God better – a loving and strong God who listens when they pray and keeps them safe.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Christian

26. The Story of Gettysburg

by: Patricia A. PingryStephanie Britt
Release date: Aug 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 26
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This title is intended for age`s toddler and upwards. Only key moments of this three-day battle are mentioned and the emphasis is on the places and people. Artist Stephanie Britt has illustrated the book with bright colours. Central to the book is President Lincoln`s dedication of the national cemetery with words that echo today: Government of the people, by the people, and for the people will not perish from the earth.

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Children’s Books > History > United States > 1800s

27. The Story of Ronald Reagan

by: Patricia A. PingryBen Mahan
Release date: Jun 01, 2006
Number of Pages: 26
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This title is suitable for children of ages 18 months to 5 years. President Reagan is emerging as perhaps one of the most popular US presidents of modern time, and this little story, of only about 200 words, tells his story in a way toddlers can understand. Here is Reagan as the lifeguard who saved over seventy people from drowning. Here is the Reagan who starred in the movies, once with Bonzo, the chimp. And here is the Reagan who, when he was shot, quipped `I forgot to duck`.

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Children’s Books > History > United States > 1900s

28. Pets (DK Touch & Feel)

by: Dorling KindersleyNicola Deschamps
Release date: Sep 06, 2001
Number of Pages: 12
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A new title in the successful “Touch and Feel” series, this easy to hold novelty book has fun textures for children to explore.
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Children’s Books

29. When the Rain Falls (Whatever the Weather)

by: Mary Lonsdale
Release date: Oct 07, 2000
Number of Pages: 12
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When the Rain Falls (Whatever the Weather)
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > New Experiences

30. A Is for Artist: A Getty Museum Alphabet

by: Getty
Release date: Aug 28, 1997
Number of Pages: 64
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In this delightful alphabet book, cleverly illustrated with paintings from the collection of the Getty Museum, A is for an artist by Jan Steen, B is for a bumblebee by Ambrosius Bosschaert, and C is for a candle by Jean-Francois de Troy. Details from twenty-six different paintings by artists including Vincent van Gogh, Paul Cezanne, and Edgar Degas provide the objects corresponding with each letter of the alphabet. The book also contains reproductions of all the paintings from which the details were selected.
This charming book provides a unique opportunity to help children learn the ABC’s while teaching them to look closely at great works of art.
The other artists are:
Pompeo Batoni (Italian, 1708-1787) Jan van Huysum (Dutch, 1682-1749) Luca Carlevarijs (Italian, 1663-1730) Hendrick ter Brugghen (Dutch, 1588-1629) Francesco Salviati (Francesco de’Rossi) (Italian, 1510-1563) Bartolommeo Vivarini (Italian, about 1432-1499) Dosso Dossi (Giovanni de’Luteri) (Italian, active 1512–died 1542) Pierre-Auguste Renoir (French, 1841-1919) Jean-Simeon Chardin (French, 1699-1779) Jan Brueghel the Elder (Flemish, 1568-1625) Sebastiano Ricci (Italian, 1659-1734) Carlo Dolci (Italian, 1616-1686) Jean-Etienne Liotard (Swiss, 1702-1789) James Ensor (Belgian, 1860-1949) Lawrence Alma Tadema (Dutch/English, 1836-1912) Georges de La Tour (French, 1593-1652) Pieter de Hooch (Dutch, 1629-1684) Pier Francesco Mola (Italian, 1612-1666) Joseph Ducreux (French, 1735-1802) Joachim Wtewael (Dutch, 1566-1638)
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Arts & Photography > Collections, Catalogs & Exhibitions

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