Little ones love to have their favorite books for toddlers read over and over. My toddlers constantly brought me Duck and Goose Find a Pumpkin and Happy Birthday Little Pookie day after day. Today, I’ve got some new board books for 2 year-olds that you will enjoy sharing. These just might become new favorites.
Board Books for 2 Year Olds
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We love the Lola hardcover picture books by Anna McQuinn. In fact, Lola at the Library is a particular favorite. Now, her little brother, Leo, can star in his own board books. Check out the new Leo Can Swim.
Karen Katz is the queen of lift-the-flap board books. We have enjoyed countless books created by her. Kiss Baby’s Boo Boo is the newest. Just keep in mind, that if your child is still into ripping and tearing books, you might want to save this lift-the-flap book for later.
I’ve worked a lot with Cottage Door Press. They are a wonderful company dedicated to producing some high-quality board books for little ones. A few new board books that I’m particularly fond of are the turn & learn board books. In the Garden and Under the Sea are not only durable, but they are interactive.
Vehicle lovers will enjoy Cars Go by Steve Light. It’s full of speed and noise. If you enjoy it, check out Light’s other books, Trucks Go, Boats Go, Planes Go, Trains Go, or Diggers Go.
It’s never too early to add a little culture in your child’s life. There are two new books in the Tiny Traveler series with Japan and Italy. They are a great way to introduce new vocabulary about each country for little ones.
Steam Train, Dream Train Colors by Sherri Duskey Rinker is a take-off on the beloved hardcover book, Steam Train, Dream Train. Little ones will love to explore the colors found in the train cars. There is also Steam Train, Dream Train 1-2-3.
Sleepyheads by Sandra Howatt is a great bedtime or naptime read. Listen and watch as different animals find places to cuddle up for some rest.
Dinosaurs Dance! by Sandra Boynton (another queen of board books) is sure to delight the toddler crowd. This is one to read AFTER naptime!
Blue Boat by Kersten Hamilton is jam packed with boating vocabulary. A must have for any boat lover. Also, check out Hamilton’s Yellow Copter and Red Truck (our personal favorite).
I’m so excited that Peck Peck Peck by Lucy Cousins is now a board book. I had a toddler who loved this book when it was only available in hardcover. I was convinced that I was going to have a pay a library fee because he was bound to rip the pages with all the alluring holes in each page. It was a brilliant idea to make this super fun book a board book.
This last one is a hefty book. I’m talking 96 pages hefty! The pages aren’t consider to be board book pages, but they are thick so little hands won’t be able to tear them easily. There is so much to look at and enjoy. City Block by Christopher Franceschelli takes us through the city inluding things we see, do, and eat. You may remember Franceschelli’s other work including Alphablock.
If you want more great books for two year-olds, check out this post.—>10 Favorite Books for 2 Year Olds
Or if you are looking for board books that aren’t babyish, this is the list for you.—>Board Books that Aren’t Babyish
Remember how I mentioned above that I had to read Happy Birthday Little Pookie over and over again? Well, Sandra Boyton has a newish Pookie book- Spookie Pookie.
What books do your toddlers beg for each day?
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Oh some great finds! I’m adding these to our library list. We loved Cars Go just as much as the rest of Steve Light’s series. I’m excited that Peck Peck Peck is a board book. My kids love that one. And I can’t wait to read Dinosaur Dance.
Jodie Rodriguez says
Angela Simmons says
Sky’s absolute favorites are the Funny Faces series by Richard Priddy, The Book O Hats, Llama Llama Red Pajama, The Nose Book, and anything touch and feel. We borrowed Little Blue Truck leads the way and she loved it, so I think I’m going to put more of the Little Blue Truck books on hold for her. Have you read the holiday editions? Curious about whether or not they’re on the same par as the other ones.
Jodie Rodriguez says
Angela, we loved Little Blue Truck and Little Blue Truck Leads the Way. I’ve read the Christmas one and it is ok. I’ve had a chance to read the new Halloween one yet. Yes, touch-and-feel books are great for this age. My favorite series is That’s Not My…