Top 10 Books for 2 Year Olds 2016

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parents reading to young sonWhen it comes to nurturing a love of reading with two year olds, it can help to know which books can do the best job at entertaining and holding interest. (Reading with little ones is the perfect start to a life-long love of books!) 🙂

What’s here: On this page are the ten best books for children 2 years of age during the spring and summer of 2016, based on both consumer popularity and ratings. (These are the books that are getting raves from parents and little ones, and are being purchased the most.)

For shoppers: For each of the books listed on this page, one or more merchants are hand-selected for pricing, availability and trusted, secure shopping. Links to reviews are also listed to get a deeper look at the consumer views on the pros and cons for each book.

What’s Here:

1. Press Here by Herve Tullet
2. Ten Tiny Toes Board Book by Caroline Jayne Church
3. Animals (Baby Touch and Feel) by DK Publishing
4. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Caroline Jayne Church
5. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
6. Paris: A Book of Shapes by Ashley Evanson
7. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
8. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
9. Go! Go! Go! Stop! by Charise Mericle Harper
10. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

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1. Press Here by Herve Tullet

Press Here by Herve Tullet comes in first of the top 10 books for 2 year old kids 2016.

Press Here is a magical, interactive must-read for kids and adults with bright imaginations. Beginning with a yellow button, readers go on a journey through the pages, pressing things, shaking others, and mashing pages together. This read never gets old!

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2. Ten Tiny Toes Board Book by Caroline Jayne Church

Ten Tiny Toes by Caroline Jayne Church makes it to second place of the ten best books for 2 year olds 2016.

Head, shoulders, knees, and toes! When your toddler has begun discovering all the awesome parts of their body, this book helps them understand what those parts are. I loved the illustrations and the bond between a boy and his bear.

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Ten Tiny Toes by Caroline Jayne Church (2014, Board Book)

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3. Animals (Baby Touch and Feel) by DK Publishing

Third up on the list – Animals by DK Publishing.

From rough and scaly, to a bit smooth and maybe slimy, to soft and furry, animals have tons of fun, weird, cool appearances. This book is a Touch and Feel must-read to captivate youngsters with sensation. Lots-a animals and textures.

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4. Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Caroline Jayne Church

Also managing a place among the best books for 2 year old kids in 2016 – Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star by Caroline Jayne Church.

This classic sing-along song has been turned into a beautifully illustrated story. When these kiddos and their beloved stuffed animals look up at the sky, they see the twinkling of thousands of silvery, bright stars. Lovin’ the chunky, easy-to-read font.

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5. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker is a returning top favorite among two year olds’ best books this year.

When I was a kid, I would say goodnight to absolutely everything in sight—all to avoid going to bed. Teehee! In this story, the big trucks and hardworking equipment of a construction site are settling in for a snooze. Say goodnight, goodnight to dump trucks, cement mixers, and bulldozers!

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6. Paris: A Book of Shapes by Ashley Evanson

Next – Paris: A Book of Shapes by Ashley Evanson.

From the Hello World collection. This book is a colorful, beautiful journey for little travelers. Paris boasts amazing, natural shapes, and this tale shows little readers where those vivid shapes are. My favorite part is the page full of stars.

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7. Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

Guess How Much I Love You by Sam McBratney is a personal favorite of mine among 2016’s best books for kids age 2.

I am one of those parents who tell my kids how much I love them in outrageous ways every single day. For example, I love you more than all the creamy chocolate in the world. Grin! This book tells a similar tale of Little Nutbrown Hare and his loving dad.

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8. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems

Possibly my personal favorite children’s book of all time – Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems.

If we have learned anything from the Pigeon series, it is that this feathered fowl is hard-headed, argumentative…and persuasive. In this story, this stubborn bird wants to drive a bus. And he will say absolutely anything to make it happen.

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9. Go! Go! Go! Stop! by Charise Mericle Harper

Making it to #9 on the list – Go! Go! Go! Stop! by Charise Mericle Harper.

When Little Green comes to town, the cars and trucks all have major rushing around to do. But rushing gets exhausting…and a bit dangerous. These vehicles need a way to stop and rest FAST! Great story about working well together.

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10. Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.

The final pick of the top ten books for two year olds this year – Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr..

In this crazy, fast-paced story, the letters of the alphabet are racing full-speed ahead to the top of a coconut tree. These ABCs have lots-a attitude, and each one thinks he is the fastest, best letter ever. Which letter will make it to the tippity-top of the coconut tree first?

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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 05/09/16.

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