Best books for 2 year olds

Some days my son just loves to read and is constantly bringing me books to read to him. We are still enjoying many books from my list of best books for 6-18 month olds.

When we moved into our new home, I set up a reading area for him with a little chair and a sling bookshelf. I recently put a crate in the living room as an overflow for his books that get left out. He has the option of reading alone or reading with me and he does both.

Best books for two year olds

Best books for two year olds

We’re Going on a Bear Hunt (Classic Board Books) by Michael Rosen This classic board book is a story of a family adventure. I think toddlers love the fun, repetitive words in this book.

On the Night you Were Born by Nancy Tillman This book is about the uniqueness of each child. My son loves the paintings of the animals.

Hezekiah reading the Jesus Story book Bible
Hezekiah reading the Jesus Story book Bible

The Jesus Storybook Bible Many parents agree that this is the best children’s Bible out there. I teared up just reading the introduction. I appreciate the artwork in this Bible and I love that each story points to Jesus. This is a must buy for Christian parents.

Ready, Set, Go! by Nina Laden We found this book in a Little Free Library while waiting for pizza in Seattle. This is a very short board book that we love to read because I added hand motions for each of the pages.

Mirror Me! We’ve had this book for awhile but my son is just now getting interested in following the directions on each page. The mirrors in this book…

Are You My Mother? by PD Eastman Another classic that children still love today. A baby bird searches for his mother while meeting several different animals.

Go, Dog. Go! by PD Eastman My son loves dogs so it is not surprising that this book is on the list. The simple, silly words in this book are entertaining and memorable for little ones.

Duck for President by Doreen Cronin  This funny book is a New York Times Best Illustrated book and it follows Farmer’s Brown’s duck who is tired of doing chores and picking espresso beans out of his feathers.

Bulldozers There are many board books about bulldozers available. My son loves trucks of all kinds and it is fun that he recognizes bulldozers when we pass construction sites.

My First Trucks My son checked this book out from the library at least five times. This book taught him the name of the different types of trucks.

Christmas in the Manger by Laura Goodwin We read this book a lot last month (December) and I didn’t mind because it only has a few words per page.

Forever by Emma Dodd This is a cute book about parent and child polar bears and the love that parents have for their children.

Books from the dollar tree The Dollar Tree has a lot of board books that can be used for stocking stuffers. I used books such as “Miracles of the Bible” and “God Made Me” for this quiet time basket.

Bob Books by Bobby Lynn Maslen These small books were created to teach children reading skills. some of the books are focused on just two letters while others feature short stories with simple words and pictures.

Best books for two year olds

What are your favorite books for two year olds?


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