Oh the terrible twos! If you can get your child to pay attention to any one thing at this point - well done, you! Our books for ages 2 to 3 introduce simple stories - nothing too complicated. It becomes important to concentrate on behavior modification - sharing skills, anger management, language skills, etc. We look for titles based on these needs.
Not a Box by Antoinette Portis
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING ILLUSTRATED CHILDREN'S BOOK
Inspired by a memory of sitting in a box on her driveway with her sister, Antoinette Portis captures the thrill when pretend feels so real that it actually becomes real—when the imagination takes over and inside a cardboard box, a child is transported to a world where anything is possible.
Little Quack’s Hide and Seek by Lauren Thompson and Derek Anderson
Ready, set, go!
The ducklings are playing hide-and-seek. By the time Mama counts to ten, everyone has found a hiding place...except for Little Quack. Where should he hide?
Laugh along with the cutest duck family around as Little Quack's silly hiding place turns out to be the best of all! And use the QUACK-U-LATOR to help Mama count her quacky little ducklings.
A Wolf’s Tale by Eva Montanari
We all know the story of the Big Bad Wolf and the three little pigs ... or do we? Meet the great-great-great-great-grandson of the original Big Bad Wolf, also hot on the trail of some little pigs. Is he also up to no goodor is he trying to make friends at last? A hilarious twist on the original Three Little Pigs story, with stunning illustrations from acclaimed artist Eva Montanari.
Bunnies On Ice by Johanna Wright
When you're a champion ice-skater, you have to wait for the conditions to be just right.
You have to wait through spring.
You have to wait through summer.
You have to wait through autumn until . . .
Finally, as the snow begins to fall, you can show the world just how good you really are!
From Joanna Wright, the author/illustrator of The Secret Circus and Bandits, comes Bunnies on Ice, one very self-assured young rabbit's first-hand account of the trials and tribulations of being a skating star, with illustrations that will melt your heart on even the coldest winter day.
I Love You, Good Night by Jon Buller and Susan Schade
As a child gets ready for bed, this sweet book evokes all the ways parents can say, "I love you."
I love you like frogs love flies! I love you like pigs love pies!
Some ways are silly, some are heartfelt, but all of the ways to say "I love you" describe unconditional affection. This enduring bedtime favorite is now available in a sturdy board edition—the perfect way to say good night.
Sweet Baby Feet by Margaret O'Hair and Tracy Dockray
Oh, so sweet.
Bouncy Baby Feet!
Who can resist Baby's feet? In a gently humorous tale, follow along as Baby wakes up, gets dressed, eats breakfast, paints, runs, takes a bath, and exhausts Mama.
Simple rhymes and joyful illustrations capture the easy rhythms of a morning shared by a mother and child.
A Book of Babies by Il Sung Na
When the flowers begin to bloom and the world starts turning green, animals everywhere are born. Some have lots of brothers and sisters. Some have none at all. Some are born with soft, warm fur, while some are born with smooth scales. Some can walk right away—others need a little help! As with Il Sung Na's previous offerings, A Book of Babies is filled with rich illustrations, endearing animals, and a spare text—all wrapped up in a gorgeous package.
It’s Not Yours, It’s Mine by Susanna Moores
Vibrant debut picture book by Susanna Moores. Blieka has a favorite toy, it's a lovely red ball, and she doesn't want to share. But what happens when the ball loses air? Will help arrive? A charming tale about friendship and sharing.
Waking Dragons by Jane Yolen and Derek Anderson
Wake up with a pair of sleepy dragons and the knight who must get them ready for school!
Dragons wake up,
From tumbling out of their humongous blankets to devouring a breakfast of catapulted waffles, these characters and their loveable antics fill the pages with luminous color and dragon-size fun. A joyful collaboration between two bestselling talents, author Jane Yolen and illustrator Derek Anderson, this book will make any young reader fly out of bed.
A Big Boy Now by Eileen Spinelli and Megan Lloyd
From getting dressed all by himself to making his own bed and helping Dad wash the car, this little bunny is certainly a big boy now. But riding his bike without training wheels? That might just prove too difficult.
Young readers will cheer for and relate to the little bunny who learns that no matter how big and grown up you are, you are never too old to go to Mom for some help . . . and a hug.
Mail Harry to the Moon by Robie Harris and Michael Emberley
Nobody told this older brother that having a new little brother would mean big changes, and he's FED UP! It's time to mail Harry to the moon so life can go back to the way it was before Harry: No more spit-up! No more grabbing! No more wailing in the night! But along the way, baby Harry might just help our hero see that being a big brother means more than just a big nuisance-it means adventure and friendship, too.
Known for their keen grasp of the ups and downs of childhood, bestselling author-illustrator team Robie H. Harris and Michael Emberley offer kids and parents a lively look at the lighter side of getting along with the baby in the house.