Best Action & Adventure Books for 2 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 action & adventure 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. Pirate Nap: A Book of Colors

by: Danna SmithValeria Petrone
Release date: Nov 14, 2011
Number of Pages: 40
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What better place for naptime than a grand pirate ship on the high seas? Two boys use their imaginations to turn everyday objects, from a white bandanna to yellow coins to a red blanket, into colorful pirate treasure as they prepare for naptime. With a bouncy rhymed text and fun illustrations, this charming book teaches little ones their colors while making a great read-aloud. Even the youngest readers and listeners will want to be a part of the fun as they get ready to sail off to sleep!
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Sleep

2. Wolfbaene

by: Michelle DennisD.S. Williams (The Pedantic Punctuator)
Release date: Jun 08, 2015
Number of Pages: 254
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William Knight doesn’t belong in Trinity Boys College. He is bullied constantly and is always wondering why he doesn’t fit in. When he is suddenly whisked away from the human world to the medieval village of Chermside by a talking dragon, he is given a deadly task only a true knight can achieve. The task? Rescue the queen from a dungeon, win his knighthood, kill the king who murdered his father and return the town to its former glory before the dark magic of the king ruins the beautiful town forever. To make matters worse, he is expected to undertake this deadly quest with a conceited boy named Thomas Knight; his brother. Could things get any worse?
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

3. Starry Safari

by: Linda AshmanJeff Mack
Release date: Jun 01, 2005
Number of Pages: 40
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Beep! Beep! Beep! A daring girl and her trusty orange jeep are off on an exciting safari. There are giraffes to watch, rhinos to race, and wily crocodiles to avoid. And when a roaring lion crosses her path, she knows exactly what to do: roar back! But will she be as courageous when it’s time for bed and there are lots of scary night noises?

Action packed from beginning to end, this rhyming adventure will keep young readers on the edge of their seats. Going on safari has never been more fun!

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Children’s Books > Animals

4. Clark The Shark

by: Paula Jones
Release date: Jun 24, 2013
Number of Pages: 36
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Clark The Shark deals with bullying, which is a worldwide problem and can lead to negative consequences. In hopes that young children will learn, before they enter an advanced school environment, to accept other children as individuals and learn from “Clark The Shark” to treat others the way they would like to be treated. The effort to “prevent” rather than “treat” should be the focus by developing cultural competency strategies, skills and programs that inclusively enhance healthy communication and relationship building. Also, creating and sustaining a healthier social climate in schools and youth-centered environments, implementing prevention and intervention strategies, which have been shown to yield tangible, lasting benefits for individuals, families, schools and communities. Enjoy with each turn of the page.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Marine Life

5. When Mermaids Sleep

by: Ann Bonwill
Release date: May 28, 2013
Number of Pages: 32
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   In this beautifully lyrical bedtime picture book, young readers will be whisked to a land where mermaids sleep and pirates snore; where fairies slumber on flower petals and a giant’s sleepy sighs make the valleys rumble. Featuring dream-like illustrations by Society of Illustrators Gold Medal recipients Steve Johnson and Lou Fancher, When Mermaids Sleep is an ideal addition to the bedtime canon.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Stories In Verse

6. Disney Pixar Toy Story and Beyond Carry Along Treasury

by: Lori FroebDisney Screen Caps
Release date: Sep 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 24
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Book by Froeb, Lori, Disney Screen Caps
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

7. Little Polar Bear and the Husky Pup

by: Hans de Beer
Release date: Mar 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 32
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One day Lars, the Little Polar Bear, rescues a husky puppy from a deep crack in the ice. Instead of thanking Lars, the puppy snarls and yaps at him. Disgusted, Lars heads off toward the sea. The little dog follows him and soon finds himself in trouble again — stranded on a floating piece of ice. “Please don’t leave me!” he calls to Lars. “I’m hungry and I want my mother!” So once again, it’s Lars to the rescue. But can he get the impetuous pup back safely to the rest of the husky team? Fans of Lars’s earlier adventures will welcome him back in this new story, and those meeting him for the first time will be won over by Hans de Beer’s beguiling hero.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

8. Freckles

by: Ellen Bryant Lloyd
Release date: Oct 31, 2000
Number of Pages: 36
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FRECKLES is the delightful story of a lost puppy named Freckles and his debut adventure with the Big Wild Dogs that live in the forest. The dogs teach him their “ways,” but Freckles leaves them when he realizes how they treat the other animals.

FRECKLES teaches children the important lessons of listening to your heart, respect and compassion for others, the value of standing up for what you believe in, and being yourself.

The book, written by Ellen Bryant Lloyd, has simple text that flows easily and is wonderful for reading aloud. It is beautifully illustrated by David Stanley in a fun, yet realistic style that captures the emotion of every page. This picture book is targeted for children ages 2-8, but is enjoyed by children of all ages.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

9. Trouble Gum

by: Matthew Cordell
Release date: Sep 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 48
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It’s raining.

There’s nothing to do.

Ruben is bored.

But things start looking up when his grandmother gives him and his little brother some gum.

Gum is fun. There’s just one problem with gum—it tends to make a mess!

 

Uh-oh. . . .

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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

10. Will’s Mammoth

by: Rafe Martin
Release date: Oct 13, 1997
Number of Pages: 32
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Though his parents explain there have been no mammoths for over 10,000 years, Will goes out in the snow one day, certain he will meet some.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dinosaurs

11. Hoku The Stargazer: The Exciting Pirate Adventure!

by: Ellie CroweJuliet FryKristi Petosa-Sigel
Release date: Apr 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 28
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In ancient times, Polynesians traveled across the vast Pacific Ocean without using navigational instruments; only natural signs and elements such as the sun, moon, stars, ocean swells, and land-based seabirds were their guides. In this lively book, Hoku and her puppy Poki use similar navigation techniques as they take little ones on an exciting night-time journey in her canoe, the Hokulani (Heavenly Star). Will the glow-in-the-dark stars and constellations help Hoku and Poki survive stormy waters, Shark Bay, and Shipwreck Sea? And what about those pirates? Sensitive text and vibrant illustrations make this a charming read-aloud for children and parents.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

12. Little Golden Book Collection: Animal Tales (Little Golden Book Treasury)

by: Golden Books
Release date: Aug 24, 2004
Number of Pages: 320
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THESE TWO TITLES mark the debut of a beautiful new line of treasuries, perfect for gift-giving. Everyone’s favorite Little Golden Books can be found in their entirety, from Sailor Dog to I Can Fly to The Poky Little Puppy, plus new favorites, too! A supreme value at $14.95, these deluxe volumes will stand apart with their gold-edged pages, unforgettable stories, and gorgeously reproduced artwork.
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Children’s Books > Animals

13. Scuba Bunnies

by: Christine LoomisOra Eitan
Release date: Jan 26, 2004
Number of Pages: 32
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Scuba bunnies
Long to see
What’s beneath
The deep blue sea

After bath time, scuba bunnies kiss their mamas and off they go on an imaginary undersea voyage. They dive for treasure, ride the waves, and leap with dolphins, until it’s time to backstroke home in bunny buddy pairs, to mamas waiting onshore with towels and warm hugs.

With infectious rhyme and enchanting illustrations, here’s a bath-to-bedtime adventure that’s sure to become a favorite.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Marine Life

14. SpongeBob SquarePants Little Golden Book Favorites (SpongeBob SquarePants)

by: James KilleenGeof SmithGolden Books
Release date: Jul 24, 2012
Number of Pages: 80
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Three full-color SpongeBob SquarePants Little Golden Books are collected in one hardcover mini-treasury. Starring SpongeBob SquarePants, Patrick, and all their underwater friends, this book is a must-have for all Nickelodeon fans ages 2-5.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

15. Moonbear’s Pet

by: Frank AschFrank Asch
Release date: Nov 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 32
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Bear and his friend Little Bird have a brand new pet! She’s a cute little fish, and they name her Splash. One day Splash starts growing wings — or are those paws? Little Bird is convinced Splash wants to be a bird, but Bear disagrees and insists she’s becoming a bear just like him. Will Bear and Little Bird’s friendship survive? And just what will Splash become?
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Children’s Books > Animals > Frogs & Toads

16. Sir Charlie Stinky Socks and the Really Big Adventure

by: Kristina StephensonKristina Stephenson
Release date: Sep 22, 2009
Number of Pages: 32
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Originally published: London: Egmont, 2007.
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

17. Baby Duck’s New Friend

by: Devin AschFrank Asch
Release date: Apr 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 40
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Fun, friendship, and adventure!
Baby Duck’s mama warns him not to swim past the old stone bridge unless he’s with a duck who can fly. Luckily, Baby Duck meets what appears to be the perfect new friend–it can swim and fly, and it isn’t afraid of anything. The two of them make an incredible journey to the sea. And when Baby Duck has to find his own way home, he discovers something amazing about himself.
Award-winning author Frank Asch and his son, Devin, have written a heartwarming story about a little duckling who finds it within himself to spread his wings . . . and fly!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

18. Bee & Bird

by: Craig FrazierCraig Frazier
Release date: May 10, 2011
Number of Pages: 40
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Things are not always what they appear to be in this mezmerizing tale of a bee and a bird’s epic journey. These brilliantly hued illustrations by Craig Frazier look good enough to eat, and the simple but surprising story will entrance young readers . . . and everyone else.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

19. Big Dog and Little Dog Getting in Trouble: Big Dog and Little Dog Board Books

by: Dav Pilkey
Release date: Oct 01, 1997
Number of Pages: 14
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In this lovable board book series, Dav Pilkey captures the humor of everyday canine behavior. The sweet personalities, lasting friendship, and hilarious antics of Big Dog and Little Dog will enchant little ones and entertain dog lovers of all ages.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

20. First Look and Find: SpongeBob SquarePants (First Look and Find)

by: Editors of Publications International Ltd.Editors of Publications International Ltd.
Release date: Jan 18, 2007
Number of Pages: 16
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SpongeBob SquarePants has challenged Squidward to a Krabby Patty cook-off, and his special spatula is missing. Without it, he can t win. First Look and Find: SpongeBob SquarePants allows toddlers to join Nickelodeon s SpongeBob SquarePants and Patrick on an adventure across Bikini Bottom, searching seven bright and colorful scenes for SpongeBob s special spatula.

Toddlers will love this bright and colorful book that was conceived and designed just for them. There s no reading required, and the fun storyline and brightly colored scenes will keep their interest as they complete simple search and match activities.

In each colorful picture, children can search for Bikini Bottom characters as well as everyday items like animals, food, and toys. Additional activities focus on the development of a variety of skills, from rhyming to colors to shape recognition and counting. You and your child will probably come up with even more ideas for look-and-find activities as you read together.

Toddlers will delight in using this colorful First Look and Find book. They will take pride in their ability to:
Search, point, and match.
Make comparisons.
Discover concepts such as shapes and colors.
Follow simple directions.
Read a book alone.

This durable book has a heavy, cushioned cover and sturdy, coated board pages that wipe clean for repeated use and stand up to rough handling. First Look and Find: SpongeBob SquarePants conforms to the Specifications for Toy Safety of ASTM F963-03.

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

21. Giddy-up! Let’s Ride!

by: Flora McDonnellFlora McDonnell
Release date: Jun 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 32
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Flora McDonnell’s joyful new rendition of an old rhyming game will inspire many a rousing ride on a bouncing knee.

Trrrit-trrrot! Rumpetta-trump! Bang! Bang! Boom! Boom! Flora McDonnell takes the traditional “This Is the Way the Ladies Ride” and puts an exhilarating new spring in its step and an exotic new cast of riders at the reins. From the clown who bump-bumps to the knight who clank-clanks, the richly colored images in this beautiful book will spark many young imaginations. Giddy-up!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Horses

22. Theodore and the Tall Ships (Jellybean Books(R))

by: Ivan RobertsonDRI Artworks
Release date: Feb 27, 2001
Number of Pages: 32
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Theodore the tug has a busy day welcoming the huge tall ships from countries all over the world to Big Harbor.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

23. The Lost Coin: An Amazing Journey

by: Sherry GersteinTracey Moroney
Release date: Aug 10, 2004
Number of Pages: 12
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This is the story of how a piece of lost treasure made an amazing journey. It found its way from a pirate, to a parrot, to a shark and more. But the best part of this book is that it comes with a shiny gold coin for young readers to keep! Just open the special holder inside the book to take out the coin. Then find the openings on every page and push the coin through to the next part of the story.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

24. The Story of Red Rubber Ball

by: Constance Kling LevyHiroe Nakata
Release date: May 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 32
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One little, red rubber ball sits all alone while the rest of the world seems to go on about its business. Bees buzz, birds fly, squirrels hoard, but no one pays the little toy any lasting attention. At least, not at first.

Lee Bennett Hopkins Award winner Constance Levy has created subtle, infectious verse that tells the story of a small thing that makes a big difference. Hiroe Nakata paints a bustling world where animals play, the sun rises and sets, and children make friends. Rich with colorful characters and detail, The Story of Red Rubber Ball is a surprising–and charming–backyard adventure.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

25. The Baby in the Hat

by: Allan AhlbergAndre Amstutz
Release date: Sep 23, 2008
Number of Pages: 32
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A simple, singsong text and child-friendly illustrations tell an amusing tale of a baby saved and an adventurous hero born.

When you’ve caught a baby in a hat, what else is there to do but to sail all over the world and return, with treasure in your trunk, to fall in love?
Once again, the inimitable Allan Ahlberg offers a tale full of energy and fun. Paired with André Amstutz’s charming illustrations, this is a story sure to be read over and over again. And it’s all true.

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

26. A Bear for Breakfast

by: Jennifer KingJennifer King
Release date: Feb 15, 2007
Number of Pages: 10
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Presenting a Picture Board Book perfect for babies and toddlers!

An excellent platform for early learning, this sturdy, oversized board book features larger-than life illustrations in vibrant colors with large, easy-to-read text.

In A Bear for Breakfast a fidgety young boy who’s eager to play becomes bored while dawdling over his breakfast. So when Mom leaves the room, he invites a pretend menagerie of wild animals – with their own unusual eating habits – to pass the time at the table. Hilarious illustrations will stir the vivid imagination in every child.

Our Picture Board Book series features over 12 amazing titles that children will love to read over and over again! The oversized, sturdy format is perfect for little ones to play and learn with. Check out the other titles in this wonderful series!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Zoos

27. Let’s Find Treasure (Bear in the Big Blue House (Board Books Simon & Shuster))

by: Nancy InteliJane Maday
Release date: Feb 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 14
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On a rainy day at the Big Blue House, what could be more fun than a treasure hunt? Lift the flaps and help Bear’s friends find the clues that will lead them to a real rainy-day treasure.

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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

28. Nickelodeon Fairy Tales (Nickelodeon) (Big Golden Book)

by: Golden BooksDavid Aikins
Release date: Jul 24, 2012
Number of Pages: 48
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Can Dora waken Sleeping Boots? Will Little Yellow Riding Sponge find his way to Grandma’s house? Boys and girls ages 2-5 will enjoy these and other fairy tales, with delightfully silly Nickelodeon twists in this Big Golden Book that features Dora the Explorer, Bubble Guppies, SpongeBob SquarePants, and others.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

29. Daisy: The Little Duck with the Big Feet! – Box Set of 4

by: Jane Simmons
Release date: Sep 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 14
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This collection of four miniature First Daisy Books showcases the endearing duckling’s adventures. Includes “Go to Sleep, Daisy, Daisy’s Favorite Things, Daisy’s Day Out”, and “Daisy Says Coo!” The books are encased in a carrying case. Full-color illustrations. 7 spreads for each book. Pkg. Consumable.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

30. Home on the Range (Little Golden Book)

by: RH DisneyCaroline Egan
Release date: Feb 26, 2014
Number of Pages: 24
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Join a trio of sweet dairy cows as they set out to save their farm by tracking down a yodeling cattle rustler. Disney’s newest animated film, Home on the Range, is sure to be a hit with every young cowboy and cowgirl!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

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