Best Animals Books for 2 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 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. Little Blue Truck Lap Board Book

by: Alice SchertleJill McElmurry
Release date: Mar 03, 2015
Number of Pages: 30
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Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick up–that is, until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue has made a pack of farm animal friends along his route. And they’re willing to whatever it takes to get their pal back on the road.
Filled with truck sounds and animals noises, here is a rollicking homage to the power of friendship and the rewards of helping others.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

2. Thank You, God, For Daddy

by: Amy Parker
Release date: May 10, 2011
Number of Pages: 20
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Daddies do so much for us! It’s time to thank God for the blessing they are.

In this adorable board book, a little lion cub thanks God for his wonderful daddy-a daddy who gives big hugs and piggy back rides, who takes great care of him, and most importantly, who offers love, guidance, and encouragement.

Thank You, God, for Daddy;
He scares monsters away.
When Daddy says, “Don’t be afraid,”
I know that it’s okay.

The love and sacrifices of fathers will be celebrated by children everywhere each time they snuggle up to read Thank You, God, for Daddy.

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

3. Amos Likes to Jump

by: Margaret LowderEllen Davis
Release date: Apr 28, 2015
Number of Pages: 24
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Amos Likes to Jump is a vibrant board book for early readers. This award-winning children’s book about the lovable dog Amos teaches young ones the value of individuality, and why being “you” is the best way to be. The story, authored by Margaret Lowder, is cheerful and fun. The illustrations, by Ellen Davis, are bright and energetic – just like Amos himself! This quality board book is substantial in size, and durable enough for children of all ages. Amos Likes To Jump is the first in the Series of Amos Tales. This delightful series lets children explore the world with Amos the dog, while learning that “being me is the best way to be!” The Amos Book Co. creates beautiful, fun books for children of all ages. Our illustrations are vivid and full of energy, perfect for a child’s development. Come along with Amos as he jumps through life!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

4. Who Will Tuck Me in Tonight?

by: Carol RothValeri Gorbachev
Release date: Apr 01, 2008
Number of Pages: 28
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It’s bedtime, but Woolly the little lamb can’t find his mother. Who will tuck him in? “”I will, I will,”” said Mrs. Cow. “”Don’t you worry. I know how. Everything will be all right. I’ll tuck you in real snug and tight.”” But Mrs. Cow wraps poor Woolly up so tight that he can’t move. “”STOP!”” cries Woolly. “”That’s not right! Oh, who will tuck me in tonight?”” Mrs. Cat, Mrs. Horse, Mrs. Pig, and Mrs. Duck all try, but their efforts prove disastrous, and Woolly grows more and more desperate. Mother Sheep returns at last and tucks her little one in just right–“”as only a mother can. From the team who created the best-selling “”Little Bunny’s Sleepless Night comes another comic, yet sweet and satisfying, bedtime story.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

5. One Frog Too Many (A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog)

by: Mercer MayerMarianna MayerMercer MayerMarianna Mayer
Release date: Oct 27, 2003
Number of Pages: 32
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Following the re-release of the first three books in this beloved series, here are the final three classic wordless tales in attractive, low-priced hardcover editions. A Boy, a Dog, and a Frog, the first book in this series, launched Mercer Mayer’s distinguished career over twenty-five years ago, and also helped to create the wordless picture book genre. Full of warmhearted mischief and play, the books express the humorous trials and tribulations of friendship and the joy of summertime discovery. Readers will want to collect the entire set.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Frogs & Toads

6. Dimity Duck

by: Jane YolenSebastien Braun
Release date: Jan 24, 2008
Number of Pages: 30
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Dimity Duck waddles, she toddles and she sings. Giggle-gaggle goes her tail and whoosh! go her wings. So begins the day for Dimity Duck, full of brushing feathers and playtime with her friend, Frumity Frog. Worldrenowned author Jane Yolen and Sebastien Braun have created a delightful character full of childlike curiosity and adorable whimsy in Dimity Duck, now in board book format, ideal for the youngest of readers.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Ducks & Other Waterfowl

7. Who Hops?

by: Katie Davis
Release date: Oct 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 36
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From the cow that doesn’t hop to the giraffe that doesn’t crawl, animals on brightly colored page after page offer up giggles galore and a delightfully silly look at the way some creatures do–and don’t–get around.
When the time comes to guess who hops and flies and slithers and swims and crawls, observant young readers just might know the answer!
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Children’s Books > Animals

8. Busy Chickens (A Busy Book)

by: John SchindelSteven Holt
Release date: Mar 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 20
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Hens, roosters, and chicks take center stage in the latest addition to the Busy Book series. Through gorgeous color photographs children will recognize chickens–both familiar and spectacularly fancy–busy performing actions like squawking, perching, leaping, and more.Reviews“Those who don’t love chickens need not apply. This full color photographic board book is all about barnyard birds in action: “cheeping,” and “leaping”; “caring” for their eggs; as well as chickens with elaborate mohawks and an interest in taking naps. For those who wish to move beyond the coop, a series of other “Busy” beasts are available.” —Publishers Weekly
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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

9. When the World Is Ready for Bed

by: Gillian ShieldsAnna Currey
Release date: Sep 01, 2009
Number of Pages: 32
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When the world / Is ready for bed / The sky grows dark / The sun glows red.

Told with a gently rhyming text, this lovely story of the world falling asleep is just right for bedtime with the little ones.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Rabbits

10. The Pig in the Pond Big Book (Candlewick Big Book)

by: Martin WaddellJill Barton
Release date: Feb 01, 1996
Number of Pages: 32
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Most pigs don’t swim, or so it’s said. But on this hot summer day, the pig on Neligan’s farm sits by the pond feeling envious of the ducks and geese floating in the cool water. Finally, when she can endure the heat no longer–Splash!–this sweltering pig takes a dive, throwing the entire farm into an uproar. Full color.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Pigs

11. Little Bird, Biddle Bird (Biddle Books)

by: David Kirk
Release date: Mar 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 32
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From the extroadinary creator of “Miss Spider” by David Kirk, here is the first in a gorgeous new series of books for the littlest, biddlest readers.

Little Bird is hungry! Mommy always feeds him, but now the time has arrived for Little Bird to venture from the nest and find a tasty bite to eat on his own. As Little Bird finds his way around Biddle Wood, he wisely remembers the lessons his mother?who is watching from afar?has taught him. Never choose meals that are bigger than you! How proud she is of her biddle bird when he finally finds a snack.

Young children and their parents will delight in this sweet, reassuring story about exploring one’s own independence.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

12. Hello, New Orleans!

by: Martha Zschock
Release date: Nov 30, 2011
Number of Pages: 16
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A parent and child pelican take a short tour of the Crescent City in best-selling author-illustrator Martha Day Zschock’s board book “Hello, New Orleans!” From the French Quarter to the Garden District, along the Mississippi and across Lake Ponchartrain, join the pelicans as they listen to music at Preservation Hall, celebrate Mardi Gras, and eat jambalaya and gumbo. Visit the Audubon Zoo and City Park, ride a St. Charles Avenue streetcar, and cheer the Saints. Along the way take a swamp tour, visit a plantation, and even ride on a steamboat! For ages 2-5. Made in the USA.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

13. Hush Little Ones

by: John Butler
Release date: Apr 29, 2004
Number of Pages: 12
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Join baby animals from all over the world as they go to sleep at night. Each spread features a tender scene with a mother and her offspring in their natural environments.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Sleep

14. Koko – a fun rhyming picture book about self acceptance for preschool children (2-6): the Adventures of a Little Blue Horse

by: Adeline HalvorsonFabienne Leydecker
Release date: May 16, 2016
Number of Pages: 32
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Join Koko as he discovers the world and learns that being different from the others is a good thing! The colorful illustrations and fun rhyming verse are ideal to share with your toddler.
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Arts & Photography > History & Criticism > History

15. Old MacDonald Had a Wedding

by: Ron BermanBrian Gerrity
Release date: Jan 18, 2007
Number of Pages: 24
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Old MacDonald loved Little Bo-Peep,

who found her man but lost her sheep.

He asked for her hand, and what do you guess?

She said, “E-I-E-I-Oh, yes, yes!”

You’ve heard about his farm, but you’ve never heard anything like his wedding! Join famous nursery rhyme characters and children’s song greats for the party of the year! This hilarious, rhyming story with appearances by favorite characters is sure to get a laugh-laugh here and a laugh-laugh there from kids—and their parents!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

16. 50 Animal Crafts for Little Kids

by: Georgina Bomer
Release date: Feb 10, 2015
Number of Pages: 74
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50 Animal Crafts for Little Kids will inspire you and your children to make a wide range of animal crafts using common materials. They will love the paper plate pig, the clothespin butterflies and the paper bag elephant puppet! Easy step-by-step instructions are provided for each simple craft with helpful color photographs to guide you through the project. So grab those cardboard tubes, paper plates, pom poms and paint, and get crafting with your child today!
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography

17. Cornelius P. Mud, Are You Ready for Bed?

by: Barney SaltzbergBarney Saltzberg
Release date: Mar 03, 2005
Number of Pages: 32
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Bedtime rituals take a silly twist in this humorous read-aloud sure to get restless little ones ready for their good-night hug.

Cornelius P. Mud, do you know what time it is?

It’s time for bed, and Cornelius P. Mud knows what that means — putting his toys away, brushing his teeth, putting his pajamas on, all the things we do every night. Right? Wrong! Bedtime at Cornelius’s house is no ordinary event. Whether it’s stuffing toys in the fridge or playing rodeo in the bathroom, this plucky piggy has his own ideas. So no, Cornelius isn’t quite ready for bed — he’s having too much fun!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Pigs

18. Farmer Will

by: Jane Cowen-FletcherJane Cowen-Fletcher
Release date: May 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 32
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“Very much in tune with toddler sensibilities . . . ideal for both one-on-one sharing and story hours for the youngest listeners.” – BOOKLIST

Will loves farm animals. He loves to say Neigh! Moo! Baa! and Oink! He has a special farmer’s hat and his own little horse, cow, sheep, and pig, so it’s not surprising that his family calls him Farmer Will. With the soft colors of a country springtime, the author-illustrator of BABY ANGELS brings her gentle focus to a familiar image of childhood – a young child immersed in imaginary play with favorite toys.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

19. I Love You As Big As the World

by: David Van Buren
Release date: May 01, 2013
Number of Pages: 28
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Big Bear and Little Bear love each other SO much that their love stretches high up into the mountains, far away to the stars, and down deep to the bottom of the sea. It is big enough to fill the whole wide world. Lush, brightly-colored illustrations, from the illustrator of Little Honey Bear and the Smiley Moon, capture the humor and intimacy of a very special relationship with irresistible tenderness and grace. Children will treasure this reminder of how much they are loved.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

20. The Lion Inside: Board Book

by: Jim Field
Release date: Feb 09, 2017
Number of Pages: 30
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From the Roald-Dahl-Funny-Prize winning artist behind smash hit, Oi Frog! comes a feelgood story about one little mouse trying to make himself heard and discovering along the way that even the smallest of us has the heart of a lion. The Lion Inside has taken the bookshops by storm, and, with bright, bold artwork and rhyming text from Rachel Bright, this chunky board book edition is perfect for even the littlest of fans. This stylish book from two contemporary stars really is something to shout about – it will make you laugh, cry and read it every bedtime.
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Children’s Books > Animals

21. Little Bunny’s Sleepless Night

by: Carol RothValeri Gorbachev
Release date: Sep 01, 2019
Number of Pages: 32
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Carol Roth and Valeri Gorbachev are one of NorthSouth Books bestselling author-illustrator pairs.

Little Bunny, an only child, is so lonely that he can’t fall asleep. If only he had the company of a good friend. But when Little Bunny tries to spend the night with each of his buddies—Squirrel, Skunk, Porcupine, Bear, and Owl—he soon discovers that his own bed is best.

A perfect bedtime story to tuck in your own little snugglebunny!  Back in print after being unavailable for a period, fans of Carol Roth’s last book, Where’s My Mommy?, will be thrilled to have this readaloud storybook to add to their collection.

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Children’s Books > Animals

22. Cowlick! (Deluxe Golden Book)

by: Christin DitchfieldRosalind Beardshaw
Release date: Jan 09, 2007
Number of Pages: 40
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. . . She comes in the middle of the night, when everyone is sleeping. When she sees a smooth little head on a pillow, she can’t resist giving it a cow kiss—sluuurrrp! Cowlick! gives young readers an imaginative and playful explanation for the “bedhead” that afflicts us all!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

23. H is for Horse: the equine paintings of Adeline Halvorson in a fun, rhyming, easy to read Alphabet book with a positive message.

by: Adeline Halvorson
Release date: May 03, 2016
Number of Pages: 30
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Adeline Halvorson shares her passion for painting horses on the pages of this light hearted book. Each letter is showcased on it’s own page with the letter incorporated into the painting and the verse. It is the perfect book to read to your toddler. The horse lover in you will appreciate the fine art illustrations, while the child will enjoy the rhyming verse and colorful pages. What child doesn’t love horses?!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Horses

24. Milo Armadillo

by: Jan FearnleyJan Fearnley
Release date: Dec 22, 2009
Number of Pages: 40
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Tallulah’s present is not what she asked for. And it’s not what the other kids have. Would she be better off without him?

When no one can find a pink fluffy rabbit to buy for Tallulah on her birthday, Grandma gets creative with her knitting needles. But the surprise Tallulah lifts out of the box is not a rabbit, it’s a pink fluffy . . . thing, named Milo Armadillo. He’s athletic, musical, and great for sharing adventures, but Tallulah’s friends say he’s funny-looking. What can poor Milo do to make Tallulah happy? With humor, poignancy, and a nod to the out-of-the-ordinary, this sweet story shows that if you can’t be with the one you want, you can definitely love the armadillo you’re with.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Mammals

25. Minerva Louise (Picture Puffins)

by: Janet Morgan StoekeJanet Morgan Stoeke
Release date: Apr 02, 2001
Number of Pages: 24
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Minerva Louise loves the house with the red curtains, so she decides to explore-and preschoolers will laugh as she mistakes a string of beads for food, a rubber duck for a real one, and a sleeping cat for a “friendly cow.” Janet Stoeke’s sunny, simple art and text have made Minerva Louise a favorite of young children.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Birds

26. 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

27. 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

28. Clifford’s Spring Clean-Up (Clifford the Big Red Dog)

by: Norman BridwellNorman Bridwell
Release date: Apr 01, 1997
Number of Pages: 32
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In this all-new adventure, he’s hard at work getting the house clean. When Emily Elizabeth airs out some throw rugs, he grabs the living room carpet and gives it a good shake–in fact, he shakes it to pieces! What Clifford does best is help clear out the weeds for the vacant lot on Earth Day.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

29. Small Bunny’s Blue Blanket

by: Feeney Tatyana
Release date: Jun 12, 2012
Number of Pages: 32
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Small Bunny does everything with Blue Blanket. Blue Blanket helps him paint the best pictures, go the highest on the swings, and read the hardest words. They need each other.

But one day, Small Bunny’s mother insists Blue Blanket needs to be washed.

She says Blue Blanket will be as good as new after. But Bunny isn’t sure he likes new. Will his friend ever be the same?

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Children’s Books > Animals > Rabbits

30. If You Were Born A Kitten

by: Marion Dane BauerJoEllen McAllist Stammen
Release date: Dec 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 32
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This sturdy board book edition of the best-selling picture book introduces baby animals and their parents. This celebration of the miracle of childbirth ends with the most special baby of all — you!

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Children’s Books > Animals

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