Best Holidays & Celebrations Books for 2 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 holidays & celebrations 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. 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

2. My Birthday, Jesus’ Birthday

by: Holly DavisNancy Munger Anderson
Release date: Oct 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 16
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All children love birthdays — and all children love Christmas. My Birthday, Jesus’ Birthday helps them understand both days even more. With simple words and colorful illustrations, this book shows children how Jesus’ birth was like their own — and very different. And it affirms to each child that he or she is someone special to Mom, to Dad, and to God.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Religious Fiction > Christian

3. 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

4. One Christmas Night (Sparkling Glitter)

by: M. Butler
Release date: Jan 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 32
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Christmas is around the corner and Little Hedgehog is not ready. Mouse helps transform his home into a magic Christmas-y cave, but Little Hedgehog still needs presents for his friends! Lovely illustrations of Little Hedgehog?s cozy home and an enchanting woodland are enhanced with sparkling glitter on the cover and throughout the book.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Friendship

5. A Gift for a Little Child’s Baptism

by: Sophie PiperCaroline Williams
Release date: Nov 01, 2011
Number of Pages: 64
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Simple prayers and appealing illustrations make this precious book a delight to give on the occasion or anniversary of a baptism or christening
 
A selection of modern and traditional blessings touch on the values that a grown-up wishes for every newly baptized child in this adorably illustrated baptism companion. Themes include love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The book also includes a dedication page to record the date of the baptism, the name of the child, and the godparents.
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Children’s Books > Religions > Christianity > Baptism

6. Dora’s Halloween Adventure (Dora the Explorer (Simon Spotlight))

by: Sarah WillsonSteven Savitsky
Release date: Aug 07, 2012
Number of Pages: 14
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Oh, no! Swiper swiped Boots’s Halloween candy! Follow the candy trail and lift the flaps to help Dora and Boots find where he hid it — and a few spooky surprises along the way!
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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Halloween

7. Precious Moments: My Christmas Bible Storybook

by: Thomas Nelson
Release date: Sep 04, 2012
Number of Pages: 34
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Share the real meaning of Christmas with your little one!

Children look forward to Christmas all year long, but they need to know that its true meaning is about much more than decorating cookies and opening gifts. It’s about the greatest Gift of all! These sweet stories, songs, prayers, and scriptures are combined with charming illustrations from Precious Moments® to help your child understand and celebrate the wonders of Jesus’ birth. 

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Children’s Books > Religions > Christianity > Bible > Stories

8. The Twelve Days of Christmas in South Carolina (The Twelve Days of Christmas in America)

by: Melinda LongTatjana Mai-Wyss
Release date: Oct 04, 2016
Number of Pages: 22
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Rainbow-painted houses, yummy shrimp stew, war heroes, prowling pirates, kudzu monsters, leaping dolphins . . . and a wren in a palmetto tree: that’s a South Carolina Christmas! Kids will love exploring this magical southern state in this new board book edition.
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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Christmas

9. Five Ugly Monsters

by: Tedd ArnoldTedd Arnold
Release date: Sep 01, 2003
Number of Pages: 28
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Beloved author/illustrator Tedd Arnold has created five funny monsters for this counting book based upon a popular preschool rhyme.

Five ugly monsters jumping on the bed.
One fell off and bumped its head.
Called for the doctor and the doctor said,
“No more monsters jumping on the bed!”

Say good-bye to those annoying nightmares!
Based upon the popular preschool rhyme, “five little monkeys,” this book features five funny monsters rendered in Tedd Arnold’s inimitable style. Rhyming text, counting fun, and a very satisfying message of conquering fear makes this a perfect story for toddlers!

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Emotions & Feelings

10. Gossie’s Busy Day: A First Tab Book (Gossie & Friends)

by: Olivier Dunrea
Release date: Sep 03, 2007
Number of Pages: 10
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Gossie has a busy day ahead of her! Lift the flaps to learn about animal sounds and counting. Follow Gossie and her friends as they play dress-up and go on a gameboard adventure. Preschoolers will love to explore the flaps and tabs in this adorable, sturdy oversize board book.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Ducks & Other Waterfowl

11. Monster Needs a Christmas Tree (Monster & Me)

by: Paul CzajakWendy Grieb
Release date: Oct 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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It’s almost Christmastime, and Monster needs a tree. But the holidays are filled with joy and so many fun things to do! After snowballs, sleds, and Santa Claus, will he find a tree in time?

In this festive, rhyming story, Monster shows young readers that with a little creativity, a tree can be perfect any way you look at it.

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

12. My Book of Thanks

by: B.G. HennessyHiroe Nakata
Release date: Aug 23, 2005
Number of Pages: 32
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A gentle prayer expressing thanks – and asking for help in passing life’s blessings along. A perfect thank-you gift!

Dear God . . .
Thank you
for my friends.
Help me to comfort
those who are lonely.

What does it mean to be grateful and kind? Here is a picture book that offers a definition using the best teacher of all: example. With clear, direct language and sunny, exultant illustrations, My Book of Thanks is a universal prayer that shows even the youngest of children they have much to be thankful for – and much to share. Featuring a beautiful new cover design and an unjacketed hardcover format, MY BOOK OF THANKS is the perfect gift for little ones, at Thanksgiving time or anytime.

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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Emotions & Feelings

13. Nacho the Party Puppy

by: Emma J. Virjan
Release date: Sep 23, 2008
Number of Pages: 14
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MEET NACHO, A lovable pooch looking to spread laughter and joy wherever he goes. His board book debut features bold original art and lively rhyming text, plus flaps, foil, and a few surprises. With a birthday theme, this is the perfect present for babies and toddlers!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

14. Angel! Angel! Board Book

by: Cherie Pless DittmerEd Koehler
Release date: May 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 26
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An angel glitters on the cover, introducing children to the places, figures, and events of Christmas.
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Children’s Books > Religions > Christianity > Bible > Stories

15. Christmas Cookies (Wee Pudgy Books)

by: Wendy Cheyette Lewison
Release date: Sep 30, 1993
Number of Pages: 11
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The mice are up to their whiskers in flour, sugar, and sprinkles as they prepare their cookies for Christmas, in a rhyming holiday board book. For children under three.
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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Christmas

16. Mama’s Day

by: Linda AshmanJan Ormerod
Release date: Apr 01, 2006
Number of Pages: 32
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In rhyming text, mothers and their babies are described sharing in a variety of activities, from playing at the ocean to reading books and taking a bath.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Family Life > Parents

17. Patty’s Pumpkin Patch

by: Teri Sloat
Release date: Aug 16, 1999
Number of Pages: 32
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Patty’s pumpkin patch is a surprisingly busy place all year long. There’s plowing and planting in the spring, weeding (and lots of growing!) in the summer, and much more than just picking pumpkins in the fall. For within the patch, creepy-crawly, furry, and feathered friends from A to Z are always on the move, keeping Patty company and watching her work.

The perfect lead-in or follow-up to a visit to a pumpkin patch, Teri Sloat’s bouncy verse and vibrant, detailed artwork make this an outing kids can enjoy any time of the year

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Children’s Books > Animals

18. Shivery Shades of Halloween

by: Mary McKenna SiddalsJimmy Pickering
Release date: Aug 05, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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A rollicking, rhyming Halloween romp—in every color!
 
What color is Halloween? Why, it’s as green as an “eerie glow, evil grin, vile brew, clammy skin,” as white as “cobwebs clinging, a misty trail, a skull, a spook, a face gone pale . . .” Children will learn their colors as they follow a cute little creature on his adventure through haunted halls, moonlit forests . . . perhaps even a Halloween party! Jimmy Pickering’s stylized settings and adorable monsters add a blast of colorful creepy-crawliness that will make kids giggle. Who knew that learning colors could be such spooky fun?
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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Halloween

19. Stable in Bethlehem: A Countdown to Christmas

by: Joy N. HulmeDan Andreasen
Release date: Oct 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 22
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From 12 drowsy doves to 7 soft sheep to 4 shaggy camels, this lovely board-book edition of Stable in Bethlehem celebrates the wonders of Christmas–with a counting concept built right in. Joy N. Hulme and Dan Andreasen, the team behind the Sterling picture book Easter Babies, perfectly capture the spirit of the season with gentle rhymes and softly hued, charming pictures. The ideal addition to any Christmas stocking!
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Poetry > Stories In Verse

20. Today Is Halloween!

by: P. K. HallimanP.K. Hallinan
Release date: Aug 01, 2008
Number of Pages: 26
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From picking the right costume to counting the treats, P.K. Hallinan celebrates the fun of Halloween in this charming story. Today Is Halloween! Teaches safe and appropriate Halloween behavior.
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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Halloween

21. Webster J. Duck

by: Martin WaddellDavid Parkins
Release date: Aug 01, 2001
Number of Pages: 32
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A search for love and reassurance—from master storyteller Martin Waddell.

When little Webster J. Duck cracks open his egg, he’s all alone. “Where’s my mother?” Webster thinks, and sets off to find her. Though he meets some waggly, woolly, very friendly animals along the way, his mother is nowhere to be seen. It looks like Webster is all alone—until his new friends lend a helping hand. With delightful illustrations by David Parkins, WEBSTER J. DUCK celebrates the wonderful feeling of being found by someone you love.

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Children’s Books > Animals > Ducks & Other Waterfowl

22. Christmas Mice (Little Golden Treasures)

by: Richard ScarryRichard Scarry
Release date: Sep 14, 2004
Number of Pages: 26
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It’s an early Christmas morning and two sweet little mice discover the wonderful presents that Santa Claus left for everyone. Santa brought candy, dolls, and even a race car, but did he leave anything special for the two little mice? Little ones will love finding out in this classic Richard Scarry story, available once again as a Little Golden Treasure.
Written and illustrated by Richard Scarry—one of the most-beloved children’s book author-illustrators of all time. His books have sold millions of copies throughout the world.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Mice, Hamsters, Guinea Pigs & Squirrels

23. Elmo Doodle Dandy (Sesame Street) (Sesame Street (Random House))

by: Naomi KleinbergChristopher Moroney
Release date: May 10, 2011
Number of Pages: 12
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Join Elmo, Big Bird, Grover, Zoe, Abby Cadabby, Bert, and Ernie as they don Colonial costumes and gather to celebrate Independence Day with a parade and picnic. Flocking on the cover and in every spread adds irresistible tactile appeal. This title joins My Fuzzy Valentine, Elmo’s Easter Parade, and Have Yourself a Furry Little Christmas, all bestsellers in our series of flocked holiday books.
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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Non-religious

24. Little Baa

by: Kim LewisKim Lewis
Release date: Mar 19, 2001
Number of Pages: 32
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From the acclaimed author-illustrator of Floss comes a refreshing take on the story of a lost lamb.

One spring day, Little Baa frisks and runs in the field, leaving his Ma far behind. Soon he is lost and all alone. How will Ma ever find him?
This reassuring tale features an adorable new character in Little Baa—plus, a cameo by one of the author’s best-loved characters from previous stories, Floss the sheepdog!

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Children’s Books > Animals > Farm Animals

25. Maisy’s Thanksgiving Sticker Book

by: Lucy CousinsLucy Cousins
Release date: Aug 08, 2006
Number of Pages: 16
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A hands-on holiday sticker book sure to make Maisy fans — and their parents — very thankful

Today is Thanksgiving Day, and Maisy and all her friends are having a
special dinner. There’s food to be gathered, vegetables to wash, and a house to decorate with flowers. The table needs setting, a yummy pie needs baking — there’s so much to do! With thirty-four colorful stickers on hand, little readers will love taking part in the preparations by matching stickers to pictures. It’s a feast of fun for Maisy lovers and for every kid who’s a stickler for stickers.

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Children’s Books > Animals

26. 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

27. That’s Not My Angel (Revised) (Touchy-Feely Board Books)

by: Fiona Watt
Release date: Jun 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 10
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Little hands will love exploring the touchy-feely textures on each page as they meet the angels in this festive board book. Children can join in with the simple, repetitive text as they turn the pages and encounter soft hair, silky dresses and squashy sleeves. Specially designed to help develop sensory and language awareness in babies and toddlers.
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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Christmas

28. A Very Wiggly Christmas (The Wiggles)

by: Bob Berry
Release date: Sep 22, 2003
Number of Pages: 32
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When one of Santa’s reindeer gets sick, the Wiggles use their Big Red Car to help Santa deliver presents to children around the world.
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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Christmas

29. Alfie and the Birthday Surprise

by: Shirley HughesShirley Hughes
Release date: Aug 11, 2009
Number of Pages: 32
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Alfie and Annie Rose’s neighbor, Mr. MacNally, is very sad. His old cat Smokey has died. As it is nearly his birthday, his family decides to hold a surprise party and buy a particularly special present to cheer him up. It is left to Alfie to look after the present until the big day. The loss of a family pet is skillfully handled within the secure world of Alfie and Annie Rose.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Boys & Men

30. Baby’s First Christmas

by: Kathy Fincher
Release date: Sep 30, 2006
Number of Pages: 8
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Children’s Books > Holidays & Celebrations > Christmas

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