Best Classics Books for 2 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 classics 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. The Wonderful House (A Golden Classic)

by: Margaret Wise BrownJ.P. Miller
Release date: Apr 08, 2003
Number of Pages: 48
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There are so many wonderful houses! There are bird houses and barns, beehives and bunny holes, circus tents and snail shells, tree tops and tortoise shells. But who lives in the most wonderful house of all? Celebrated author Margaret Wise Brown and illustrator J. P. Miller lead us on a colorful journey through land, sea, and air to find out who lives in each house.

From the Hardcover edition.

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2. Growing Story, The

by: Ruth KraussHelen Oxenbury
Release date: May 22, 2007
Number of Pages: 40
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From this simple beginning grows a story that celebrates those little changes that tell us we’re growing up! This Ruth Krauss classic enchanted young readers when it was first published in 1947. Now it blooms again with lush illustrations by one of the world’s best-loved illustrators: Helen Oxenbury.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Pets

3. Mickey Mouse Flies the Christmas Mail (Little Golden Book)

by: Annie North BedfordWalt Disney Company
Release date: Sep 25, 2007
Number of Pages: 24
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IT’S CHRISTMAS EVE, and Mickey must use Santa’s sleigh to help deliver the Christmas mail! Originally published in 1956, this classic Little Golden Book features vintage Disney artwork that is sure to delight young readers.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels

4. Travels with the Little Prince (tabbed board book)

by: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Release date: Oct 13, 2015
Number of Pages: 10
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This classic, beloved tale is re-imagined as a beautiful, tabbed board book, with original illustrations and simple text.
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5. Madeline Playtime Activity Book

by: Ludwig Bemelmans
Release date: May 01, 1997
Number of Pages: 16
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A fun-filled collection of colorful stickers, simple puzzles, and challenging games features Madeline, Pepito, and the other beloved Ludwig Bemelmans characters as they frolic in scenic Paris. BOMC.”
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

6. Sleep Songs: Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star/Golden Slumbers: A Flip-Flop Board Book

by: A Wallwork
Release date: Oct 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 16
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This appealing, foil flecked board book consists of two of the oldest and best loved lullabies in English. The words to these moving songs have been illustrated in dreamy watercolors with lovely borders that perfectly enhance the tender simplicity of the texts. Read one poem, close the book, flip it over, and enjoy the other. The youngest children will take to their hearts the soothing, nuanced treatment of art and words in a book that is just right for small hands.
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Children’s Books > Arts, Music & Photography > Music

7. Tractor Day

by: Candice F. RansomLaura J. Bryant
Release date: Feb 20, 2007
Number of Pages: 32
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Tractor naps.
Time to plow.
Cover off.
Wake up now!

Climb aboard the big red tractor. It’s time to get the farm ready for spring. Raking, plowing, and planting the fields is hard work. But working together makes everything more fun.

Sitting atop such a powerful machine is so exciting–especially while wrapped safely in Daddy’s arms. Everybody has to pitch in on a family farm.
Let’s get to work!

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8. 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

9. The Helen Oxenbury Nursery Collection

by: Helen Oxenbury
Release date: Oct 12, 2004
Number of Pages: 96
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THE HELEN OXENBURY Nursery Collection brings together a wealth of nursery stories and rhymes, vividly brought to life by one of today’s foremost illustrators. With newly reproduced artwork, this treasury includes both traditional verses and classic stories, from Sing a Song of Sixpence to Little Red Riding Hood. An instant classic, with lively, humorous illustrations that are sure to win the hearts of very young chiildren.

Praise for The Helen Oxenbury Nursery Story Book:

“An essential part of any young child’s library.”—Parents Magazine

“Oxenbury’s visual style is extraordinarily comfortable and will be enthusiastically welcomed by young listeners.”—School Library Journal

From the Hardcover edition.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Nursery Rhymes

10. Pooh and Some Bees Mini Board Book (Winnie-the-Pooh)

by: A. A. Milne
Release date: Mar 01, 1996
Number of Pages: 26
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Three dimensional pictures illustrate the consequences of Winnie-the-Pooh’s pursuit of honey in a beehive.
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11. Roxie and Bo Together

by: Mary MurphyMary Murphy
Release date: Apr 07, 1999
Number of Pages: 24
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Children’s Books > Animals > Foxes & Wolves

12. Baby Farm Animals (Golden Baby)

by: Garth WilliamsGarth Williams
Release date: Jan 11, 2011
Number of Pages: 24
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One of the bestselling Little Golden Books is now available in our new Golden Baby board book line. Soft and furry animal babies abound in this simple farm story by the master illustrator Garth Williams!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

13. Counting with the Little Prince

by: Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
Release date: Oct 13, 2015
Number of Pages: 10
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No story is more beloved by children and grown-ups alike than this wise, enchanting fable. Parents can share this classic tale with their babies and toddlers as it is re-imagined in this beautiful, sturdy board book. The youngest readers will delight in discovering one prince, two sheep, three trees and so on until they reach the final page where they lift the flap for a surprise!
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Children’s Books > Classics

14. Jorge el curioso y el conejito/Curious George and the Bunny (Spanish and English Edition)

by: H. 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 is a sweet story of hide-and-seek.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Apes & Monkeys

15. Get Well Soon, Little Bear! (Maurice Sendak’s Little Bear)

by: Else Holmelund MinarikDavid T. Wenzel
Release date: Dec 17, 2002
Number of Pages: 16
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Ah-Choo!

Little Bear has a cold, and Mother Bear says he must stay indoors. What can Little Bear do when he has to stay inside?

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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

16. Pooh and Piglet Giant Board Book (Winnie-the-Pooh)

by: A. A. MilneErnest H. Shepard
Release date: Apr 15, 2002
Number of Pages: 10
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17. Red Tractor

by: Golden Books
Release date: Jun 13, 2006
Number of Pages: 20
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A red tractor plows a green field, a pink pig rolls in the mud, and a big brown horse eats yellow hay all day. Each turn of the sturdy board pages will delight children as they peek through the die-cut holes that reveal a world full of bright colors and funny goings-on around the farm.
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Children’s Books > Animals

18. Romeo & Juliet: William Shakespeare for Little Kids

by: Vincent Muller
Release date: Aug 01, 2015
Number of Pages: 10
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It’s never too early to immerse your children in the glory that is Shakespeare, and what better way than with this delightful picture book, with art and prose as uncomplicated as a child.
Feel the pride of introducing your youngling to the triumph that is one of the Bard’s most enduring tales.
Embrace your inner snob as you present this delightful tome to your friend at her baby shower as others offer copies of Everybody Poops.
Silence the insufferable know-it-all in your playgroup as your child takes theirs to school on Shakespeare’s greatest love story.
Let this classic tale of enduring love become a treasured part of your child’s library. Like love, Romeo and Juliet can now be enjoyed at any age.
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Children’s Books > Classics

19. Storm and Dylan- The Big Green Booger Monster

by: Paul Piunti
Release date: Aug 04, 2015
Number of Pages: 24
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Storm and Dylan are back in another crazy adventure. It’s Halloween and there is a monster on the loose. The Big Green Booger Monster only comes out on Halloween. Is the Big Green Booger Monster real? Will the Big Green Booger Monster find his way to Storm and Dylan’s house? Should Storm and Dylan just stay home and forget about trick or treating? Or will they take their chances of running into the Big Green Booger Monster? Find out in their all new Halloween adventure!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

20. The Three Little Pigs (A Story House Book)

by: Emily Bolam
Release date: Feb 05, 2013
Number of Pages: 32
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Three little pigs go off to explore the world, and build homes of their very own. One uses straw, another sticks, and a third tries bricks. But what will happen to each little piggy when the Big Bad Wolf come along and says, “I’ll HUFF and I’ll PUFF and I’ll BLOW YOUR HOUSE DOWN”? Emily Bolam’s adorable illustrations and simple text make this delightful retelling of a timeless tale just right for very young children.
 
 
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Children’s Books > Classics

21. To Grandmother’s House (Maurice Sendak’s Little Bear)

by: Else Holmelund MinarikDavid T. Wenzel
Release date: Apr 16, 2002
Number of Pages: 14
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Before setting off for his grandmother’s house, Little Bear loads his wagon with delicious things to eat. As he walks, he meets up with some very hungry friends. What will this generous bear cub do?

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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

22. Bear Hug

by: Patti Jennings
Release date: Dec 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 8
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Cuddle up and snuggle up, sweet baby…Little animals like lots of love–and so do their mommies and daddies! And these endearing stories end with hugs and kisses both on the page and off… between parents and their own toddlers! As a special, cuddly extra, these charmingly illustrated board books are covered in the softest, fuzziest, most appealing plush. Little Cub wants something–where oh where has it gone? Is it up in a tree, or down in the hole? No, the wonderful something’s not there. Behind the bushes? No, that’s a baby deer. Deep in the cave? Yes! Here it is: a great, big, tight bear hug and tickle on the tummy!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bears

23. A Box of Animal Crackers – Set of 3

by: Jane Dyer
Release date: Mar 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 8
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A delectable collection of three board books featuring pictures, poems, and lullabies for the very young. 8 spreads per book.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

24. Cheer Up, Sad Cat!: Changing Faces

by: Pinwheel
Release date: Dec 31, 2001
Number of Pages: 12
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Oh no–look at those faces! They’re all so sad. But, you can make sure these animals won’t feel so bad. When lamb greets his friends, when mouse nibbles cheese, when dog sees the ball, when bunny gets to munch…when YOU pull the tab, those frowns become smiles! And, for kitty? A ball of wool does the trick. Purrrrr.
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Children’s Books > Animals

25. Curious Creatures: Thunder In The Jungle

by: Jean ChristieSally Chambers
Release date: Aug 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 12
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Listen, listen–there’s a rumble in the jungle! All the animals hear something in the air, but they don’t know what’s there. Chimps chatter nervously, hippos hide, and turtles tuck their heads inside their shells. Even the zebras take a break from lunch to look around. Everyone’s wondering what’s that sound? Only the lions know, and soon you’ll see, that the thunder’s here and the lightning, too! A reassuring book for any child who fears the noise of a stormy night.
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Children’s Books > Animals

26. Disney Princess Treasury

by: Rita Balducci
Release date: Jan 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 12
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Book by Balducci, Rita
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

27. EVERYDAY THINGS IN AMERICAN LIFE, 1776-1876

by: Langdon
Release date: Sep 01, 1981
Number of Pages: 448
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NEARLY MINT 1ST EDITION – GIFT QUALITY HARDCOVER, EX LIBRARY BUT STILL AS PERFECT AS YOU CAN GET FROM 1981 – PERFECT LIBRARY BINDING, TERRIFIC DUST COVER WITH MYLAR PROTECTION – LITERALLY NO NOTICEABLE WEAR! MANY PHOTOS ATTACHED! ALL ORDERS SHIP SAME DAY WITH TRACKING NUMBER!cst
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

28. Fairy Tales (My First Treasury)

by: Linda Dockey GravesBarbara LanzaJane Maday
Release date: Jan 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 38
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padded vinyl cover with square hole through which shows a cat reading a book; 4 classic tales including rumplestiltskin; cinderella; hansel and gretel and jack and the beanstock; beautiful, colorful illustrations;
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29. Jack and the Beanstalk (Fairytale Friends)

by: Melissa TyrrellNigel McMullen
Release date: Sep 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 12
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A boy climbs to the top of a magic beanstalk where he encounters a mean giant, is rescued by a giantess, and grabs a hen laying golden eggs.
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30. Snow White (First Stories)

by: Dan TaylorDan Taylor
Release date: Dec 31, 2015
Number of Pages: 10
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“Mirror, mirror on the wall, Who is the fairest of them all?” First Stories: Snow White is the perfect introduction, for young children, to this classic fairy tale. Push, pull and turn mechanisms bring the story to life and introduce all the main characters: Snow White, the dwarfs, the huntsman, the prince and of course the wicked queen. This well-loved fairy tale is beautifully imagined for a new generation by children’s illustrator Dan Taylor. Also available: Alice in Wonderland
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Children’s Books > Activities, Crafts & Games > Activity Books

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Last updated: Monday, December 5, 2016 2:19 AM

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