Children's Books For 1 To 2 Years Old

Our top ten children's books for toddlers. Books with flap, reading books and much more.

Do you have a baby then you can look at our baby books. if your child is a little older, you can also take a look at our top ten of kindergarten books.

Top Ten Children's Books - 1 To 2 Year

1

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
May 4, 2011
Sherri Duskey Rinker

This children's book is listed in   1 - 2 years   3 - 4 years  

The #1 New York Times bestseller

As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they'll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play! With irresistible artwork by best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text, this book will have truck lovers of all ages begging for more.

2

From Head to Toe Board Book

From Head to Toe Board Book
March 27, 1999
Eric Carle

This children's book is listed in   1 - 2 years   3 - 4 years  

From Eric Carle, the New York Times bestselling creator of beloved books including The Very Hungry Caterpillar and The Grouchy Ladybug, comes From Head to Toe, a colorful and energetic board book that will have young readers clapping their hands, stomping their feet, and wiggling their toes!

Giraffes can bend their necks, monkeys can wave their hands, and donkeys can kick their legs. And so can you! Throughout this interactive board book, the animals of From Head to Toe invite young readers to copy their antics as they play.

Through Carle’s vibrant collages and simple instructions, children will learn the importance of listening, exercising, and taking on a new challenge. Join the giraffes, monkeys, donkeys, seals, and more for a frolicking, fun adventure!

3

Press Here

Press Here
March 30, 2011
Herve Tullet

This children's book is listed in   1 - 2 years   3 - 4 years   5 - 6 years  

PRESS HEREMIX IT UP!LET'S PLAY! and now SAY ZOOP! Collect all four interactive books from Hervé Tullet!

Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the dots, shake the pages, tilt the book, and who knows what will happen next! Children and adults alike will giggle with delight as the dots multiply, change direction, and grow in size! Especially remarkable because the adventure occurs on the flat surface of the simple, printed page, this unique picture book about the power of imagination and interactivity will provide read-aloud fun for all ages!

4

Moo Baa La La La

Moo Baa La La La
November 30, 1982
Sandra Boynton

This children's book is listed in   up to 1 year   1 - 2 years  

This raucous story about the sounds animals make—including three pigs who say "la la la!"—is just right for reading aloud.

Serious silliness for all ages. Artist Sandra Boynton is back and better than ever with completely redrawn versions of her multi-million selling board books. These whimsical and hilarious books, featuring nontraditional texts and her famous animal characters, have been printed on thick board pages, and are sure to educate and entertain children of all ages.

5

Dear Zoo

A Lift-the-Flap Book
Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book
May 8, 2007
Rod Campbell

This children's book is listed in   1 - 2 years   3 - 4 years  

Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favorite with toddlers and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982.

Young readers love lifting the flaps to discover the animals the zoo has sent-a monkey, a lion, and even an elephant! But will they ever find the perfect pet?

With bright, bold artwork, a catchy refrain, and a whole host of favorite animals, Dear Zoo is a must for every child's bookshelf.

6

On the Night You Were Born

On the Night You Were Born
January 19, 2010
Nancy Tillman

This children's book is listed in   1 - 2 years   3 - 4 years  

"Detailed illustrations, paired with a warm message of unconditional love, make this bestselling board book a welcome addition to any child's bookshelf." - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor

On the night you were born, you brought wonder and magic to the world. The moon stayed up till morning. Polar bears danced.

Here is a book that celebrates the one and only ever you! Now available in its entirety in board book format, Nancy Tillman's masterpiece is perfect for acknowledging the special people in our lives that they are loved.

7

Peek-A Who?

Best toddlers books: Peek-A Who?
February 1, 2000
Nina Laden

This children's book is listed in   1 - 2 years  

Colorful pictures and simple rhyming texts help children guess what's peeking through the die-cut windows in these two fun board books. The anticipation of what's hiding on the next page and the bright, engaging illustrations will keep youngsters guessing and giggling all the way to the suprise endings.

8

Goodnight Moon

Best children's books:Goodnight Moon
January 23, 2007
Margaret Wise Brown

This children's book is listed in   1 - 2 years   3 - 4 years  

In this classic of children's literature, beloved by generations of readers and listeners, the quiet poetry of the words and the gentle, lulling illustrations combine to make a perfect book for the end of the day.

In a great green room, tucked away in bed, is a little bunny. "Goodnight room, goodnight moon." And to all the familiar things in the softly lit room—to the picture of the three little bears sitting on chairs, to the clocks and his socks, to the mittens and the kittens, to everything one by one—the little bunny says goodnight.

One of the most beloved books of all time, Goodnight Moon is a must for every bookshelf and a time-honored gift for baby showers and other special events.

9

Where Is Baby's Belly Button?

A Lift-the-Flap Book
Where Is Baby's Belly Button? A Lift-the-Flap Book
September 1, 2000
Karen Katz

This children's book is listed in   1 - 2 years   3 - 4 years  

Karen Katz's adorable babies play peekaboo in this delightful interactive book. The sturdy format and easy-to-lift flaps are perfect for parents and children to share.

"Where are Baby's hands? Under the bubbles!"

"Where are baby's eyes? Under her hat!"

10

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom

Chicka Chicka Boom Boom
August 28, 2012
Bill Martin Jr.

This children's book is listed in   1 - 2 years   3 - 4 years  

A told B 
and B told C,
“I’ll meet you at the top
of the coconut tree.”

When all the letters of the alphabet race one another up the coconut tree, will there be enough room?
Of course there is always enough room for this rollicking alphabet chant that has been a children’s favorite for more than twenty years! Bill Martin Jr and John Archambault’s rhythmic text keeps the beat with Caldecott Honor illustrator Lois Ehlert’s bold, cheerful art. This winning combination has created a series of enduring Chicka Chicka favorites, and now, for the first time ever, the complete edition of the original Chicka Chicka Boom Boom story is available as a Classic Board Book. With sturdy pages and rounded corners, this portable edition of an irresistible alphabet romp will delight a new generation ofyoung readers.

11

Corduroy

Corduroy
September 30, 1976
Don Freeman

This children's book is listed in   1 - 2 years   3 - 4 years  

A picture book classic!
 
One of School Library Journal’s "Top 100 Picture Books" of all time (2012) 
One of the National Education Association’s "Teachers' Top 100 Books for Children."

Don Freeman's classic character, Corduroy, is even more popular today then he was when he first came on the scene in 1968. This story of a small teddy bear waiting on a department store shelf for a child’s friendship has appealed to young readers generation after generation.

12

The Going-To-Bed Book

The Going-To-Bed Book
November 30, 1982
Sandra Boynton

This children's book is listed in   1 - 2 years   3 - 4 years  

Getting ready for sleep is tons of fun in this Sandra Boynton classic.

The sun has set not long ago.
Now everybody goes below
to take a bath in one big tub
with soap all over—SCRUB SCRUB SCRUB!

This classic bedtime story is just right for winding down the day as a joyful, silly group of animals scrub scrub scrub in the tub, brush and brush and brush their teeth, and finally rock and rock and rock to sleep.

13

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
April 1, 2003
Mo Willems

This children's book is listed in   1 - 2 years   3 - 4 years  

"Pre-schoolers will meet their match and fall in love with this award-winning, laugh-out-loud picture book about the demanding but adorable Pigeon." - Seira Wilson, Amazon Editor

When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon! But you've never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate.

In his hilarious picture book debut, popular cartoonist Mo Willems perfectly captures a preschooler's temper tantrum.

14

Good Night, Gorilla

Best babies book: Good Night, Gorilla
February 21, 1996
Peggy Rathmann

This children's book is listed in   1 - 2 years   3 - 4 years  

A must-have board book for all babies.

Good night, Gorilla.
Good night, Elephant. 

It's bedtime at the zoo, and all the animals are going to sleep. Or are they? Who's that short, furry guy with the key in his hand and the mischievous grin?

Good night, Giraffe.
Good night, Hyena. 

Sneak along behind the zookeeper's back, and see who gets the last laugh in this riotous good-night romp.

15

Guess How Much I Love You

Guess How Much I Love You
October 14, 2008
Sam McBratney

This children's book is listed in   1 - 2 years   3 - 4 years  

How much will the youngest readers love this board book edition? Now with a refreshed cover in a format perfect for little hands.

"Guess how much I love you," says Little Nutbrown Hare. Little Nutbrown Hare shows his daddy how much he loves him: as wide as he can reach and as far as he can hop. But Big Nutbrown Hare, who can reach farther and hop higher, loves him back just as much. Well then, Little Nutbrown Hare loves him right up to the moon, but that's just halfway to Big Nutbrown Hare's love for him.

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Look, Look!

Look, Look!
September 1, 1998
Peter Linenthal

This children's book is listed in   up to 1 year   1 - 2 years  

Look, look! Children run, fish swim, stars shine . . . all for baby's eyes to see. This sturdy board book, full of high-contrast black-and-white cut-paper art perfect for staring at, is just the thing for the eyes of the youngest babies. A few words in curving red type on each spread describe the scenes -- a car races, a cat stretches, flowers bloom-- and extend the book's age appeal so that it will be fascinating to older babies, too. Striking and stylish, Look Look! is the ideal first board book for babies just beginning to look and learn. Peter Linenthal is an illustrator who has taught art in elementary schools for twenty years.

17

Where's Spot?

Best Toddlers Books: Where's Spot?
June 30, 2003
Eric Hill

This children's book is listed in   1 - 2 years   3 - 4 years  

Eric Hill's first and most famous Spot book is now available as an eBook! Naughty Spot is late for his supper - where could he be? This is a wonderful way to read this classic and beloved Spot story. Now loved all over the world Spot is an enduring, modern and classic character.

This is a bigger, brighter paperback edition of Eric Hill's iconic first lift-the-flap book.

'Spot is one of the essential experiences of childhood.' Parents magazine

Eric Hill was born in North London and lived there for many years. He started his artistic career as an art studio messenger and from there went on to become a cartoonist and eventually an art director at a leading advertising agency. In 1978 Eric made up a story about a small puppy to read to his son at bedtime and Spot was born. The success of his first bestselling lift-the-flap classic 'Where's Spot?' in 1980 convinced him to become a full-time author. Eric currently resides in France.

18

First 100 Words

Best babies books:First 100 Words
May 10, 2011
Roger Priddy

This children's book is listed in   1 - 2 years   3 - 4 years  

Your little one will soon learn some essential first words and pictures with this bright board book. There are 100 color photographs to look at and talk about, and 100 simple first words to read and learn, too. The pages are made from tough board for hours of fun reading, and the cover is softly padded for little hands to hold.

19

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Best toddlers books: The Very Hungry Caterpillar
March 23, 1994
Eric Carle

This children's book is listed in   1 - 2 years   3 - 4 years  

THE all-time classic picture book, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life?

Carle's classic tale of a voracious caterpillar who eats his way through the days of the week and then changes into a eautiful butterfly has been reissued in a sumptuous twenty-fifth anniversary edition with a shiny, silver-coated cover and wonderfully thick, durably pages.
—The Horn Book

"The very hungry caterpillar literally eats his way through the pages of the book—and right into your child's heart..."
Mother's Manual

"Gorgeously illustrated, brilliantly innovative..."
The New York Times Book Review

20

ABC's for Boys

ABC's for Boys
January 1, 2015
Michael Kracht

This children's book is listed in   up to 1 year   1 - 2 years  

This one of a kind, hand illustrated alphabet book combines letters with all of boys' favorite things--airplanes, dump trucks, and more! Makes a special baby shower, birth, and birthday gift! Perfect for kids ages 0-5.

21

Baby Touch and Feel

Animals
Fun Baby Books: Baby Touch and Feel: Animals
January 21, 2008
DK

This children's book is listed in   up to 1 year   1 - 2 years  

A small touch and feel book full of cuddly bunnies and other soft animals, this is a gift your little one is sure to adore.

This USA Today bestselling board book encourages tiny fingers to explore and develop fine motor skills while building an early language foundation. Babies will meet adorable puppies, kittens, penguins, and other animals throughout the pages of the book.

Filled with real-life animal photographs featuring touch-and-feel textures that help children develop their knowledge while increasing their use of senses, Baby Touch and Feel: Animals is the perfect size for small hands. Its padded cover can withstand biting and throwing while its thick sturdy board pages won't tear. Your baby can practice animal recognition and perfect animal noises while touching the novelty textures on the pages.

With more than one million copies sold, Baby Touch and Feel: Animals is the perfect book for your child's bookshelf.

22

Giving Tree

The Giving Tree
1964
Shel. Silverstein

This children's book is listed in   1 - 2 years   3 - 4 years   5 - 6 years  

"And now, children, your Uncle Shelby is going to tell you a story about a very strange lion- in fact, the strangest lion I have ever met." So begins Shel Silverstein's very first children's book, Lafcadio, the Lion Who Shot Back. It's funny and sad and has made readers laugh and think since it was published in 1963. It was followed the next year by three more books. The first of them, The Giving Tree, is a moving story about the love of a tree for a boy. Shel returned to humor the same year with A Giraffe and a Half, delighting readers with a most riotous ending.