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Best books for 2-year-olds

Bear on a Bike

Two-year-olds can often follow a simple story and love joining in with lively actions or guessing what will happen on the next page.

Stories are a fantastic - and fun - way to introduce toddlers to everyday activities, too. 

Here's our pick of brilliant books we think your child will love.

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  • Bathtime for Little Rabbit

    Author: Jörg Mühle Illustrator: Eve Erikson Translator: Catherine Chidgey

    Interest level: 1-3

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  • Bathtime for Little Rabbit

    Author: Jörg Mühle Illustrator: Eve Erikson Translator: Catherine Chidgey

    Interest level: 1-3

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    It's Little Rabbit's bathtime, but he's going to need some help! Everything about this book is deliciously simple and sweet. …

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  • Bear on a Bike

    Author: Hannah Shaw

    Interest level: 1-4

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  • Bear on a Bike

    Author: Hannah Shaw

    Interest level: 1-4

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    Bear has made a cake for Mouse. But just as he arrives at Mouse’s door, he sees Mouse disappearing around the corner on his …

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  • Dinosaur Roar!

    Author: Henrietta Stickland Illustrator: Paul Stickland

    Interest level: 1-4

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  • Dinosaur Roar!

    Author: Henrietta Stickland Illustrator: Paul Stickland

    Interest level: 1-4

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    This book is an absolute winner, which soon has toddlers joining in with the rhyming words - and admiring the fabulous dinosaur pi…

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  • Fox’s Socks

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

    Interest level: 1-4

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  • Fox’s Socks

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

    Interest level: 1-4

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    Mr Fox has lost his socks! Where could they be? A 'getting dressed' book, a hide-and-seek book and a lift-the-flap book, all rolle…

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  • WOW! Said the Owl

    Author: Tim Hopgood

    Interest level: 2-5

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  • WOW! Said the Owl

    Author: Tim Hopgood

    Interest level: 2-5

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    Everyone knows that owls are nocturnal but one curious little owl decides to take a long nap at night so she can stay awake during…

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