Bestselling Literature & Fiction Books for 2 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling literature & fiction 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
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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.

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

3. 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

4. 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

5. 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

6. Little Blue Truck Leads the Way board book

by: Alice SchertleJill McElmurry
Release date: Jul 07, 2015
Number of Pages: 38
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Zooom! Wooeeee . . . ! “Make way!”The big city sure is a speedy, noisy place for a country truck like Blue. Everywhere Blue looks, he sees buses, police cars, taxis, vans, a street sweeper, and even the mayor’s limousine. With everyone pushing to be first, soon there’s a giant traffic jam! But even a wrangle-tangle is no match for Little Blue Truck, who comes to the rescue in true Blue style.
 
Brimming with bright colors, sounds, and city energy, this adventure makes working together and taking turns more fun than ever. Now with a free downloadable party kit!
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Children’s Books > Cars, Trains & Things That Go > Cars & Trucks

7. 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

8. 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

9. 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

10. Mickey Mouse Clubhouse Whose Birthday Is It? (Disney’s Mickey Mouse Club)

by: Disney Book GroupSheila Sweeny HigginsonDisney Storybook Art Team
Release date: Jun 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 16
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Happy
Birthday!
Today is somebody’s
birthday, but Mickey can’t figure out whose it is. Could it be Daisy’s?
Perhaps he should get her a new hair bow. Maybe it’s Pluto’s, and Mickey can get him a bone. Young
readers will have great fun following Mickey on a birthday-themed treasure
hunt, peeking below the book’s lift-the-flaps to uncover clues. Happy Birthday! introduces math concepts such as size-order,
patterns, and counting, while inviting children to put their imagination and
reasoning skills to the test as they follow Mickey on his quest to find the
perfect present for the mysterious birthday party.
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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Non-religious

11. 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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Children’s Books > Animals > Bugs & Spiders

12. 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

13. 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

14. 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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Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

15. 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

16. 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

17. Eating the Alphabet

by: Lois Ehlert
Release date: Apr 01, 1996
Number of Pages: 28
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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.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Health > Diet & Nutrition

18. 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

19. 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

20. 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

21. 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

22. 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

23. 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

24. 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

25. 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

26. 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

27. Grandma Wishes (Love You Always) (Children’s Book)

by: Julia Lobo
Release date: Apr 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 20
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Grandchildren love knowing how special they are to their grandparents. This beautiful keepsake board book is sure to be a family treasure.
Do you know there is a special star on which new grandmothers wish? What a lovely gift for new grandmothers and grandbabies.
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Children’s Books

28. Madeline

by: Ludwig Bemelmans
Release date: Jan 05, 2012
Number of Pages: 34
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Rediscover Madeline, now available in board book format

The story of twelve little girls in two straight lines, the smallest one being Madeline, has delighted children for more than seventy years. Now the beloved Caldecott Honor Book is available in sturdy board book format and a reduced size perfect for small hands. While the text is slightly abridged, none of the charm of the original book is lost as a new format brings this classic title to a younger audience.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Stories In Verse

29. Full, Full, Full of Love

by: Trish CookePaul Howard
Release date: Sep 23, 2008
Number of Pages: 32
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Warm, welcoming illustrations spice up this rhythmical ode to the joys of family and food – full, full, full of pleasures for all.

For the youngest member of an exuberant extended family, Sunday dinner
at Grannie’s can be full indeed – full of hugs and kisses, full of tasty dishes, full to the brim with happy faces, and full, full, full of love. With a special focus on the bond between little Jay Jay and his grannie, Trish Cooke introduces us to a gregarious family we are sure to want more, more, more of.

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

30. Everywhere Babies

by: Susan MeyersMarla Frazee
Release date: Sep 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 30
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Every day, everywhere, babies are born. They’re kissed and dressed and rocked and fed–and completely adored by the families who love them. With an irresistible rhyming text and delightfully endearing illustrations, here is an exuberant celebration of playing, sleeping, crawling, and of course, very noisy babies doing all the wonderful things babies do best.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life

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