Best Books for 2 – 3 years olds

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    Why not take a look at our pick of the best new books for 2 – 3 year olds, plus some all time favourites too.

    Room On The Broom
    The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch's hat, bow and wand. They are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, and each animal asks for a ride on the broom. They climb on, one after the next, until the broom is so heavy that it snaps in two! What will happen next as they tumble into a bog and meet a greedy dragon?
    Mouses First Night at Moonlight School. Mouse's First Night at Moonlight School.

    It's Mouse's first day at Miss Moon's Moonlight School for all the small creatures of the night but she is VERY shy, too shy to even say hello. Luckily, with help from Miss Moon and her new friends Bat, Cat and Owl, a game of hide-and-seek makes Mouse feel right at home.

    15 Things Not to Do with a Baby

    15 Things Not to Do with a Baby
    Congratulations! You now have a baby in your family. Follow our top tips and you'll all be very happy! Don't lend your baby to a kangaroo, plant your baby in the garden, or take to school with you - and definitely don't send your baby to play with an elephant! DO cuddle your baby, read to your baby, sing to your baby and give your baby lots and lots of love.
    The Queens Hat

    The Queen's Hat
    A sudden gust of wind sets off a marvellous London adventure for the Queen, the Queen's men and one very special hat. So let's follow one determined, daredevil queen through the zoo, over Tower Bridge and up Big Ben... just where will that hat land?
    Hector and Hummingbird

    Hector And Hummingbird


    Hector And Hummingbird is the story of an unlikely friendship between a noisy hummingbird and a bear who just wants to find some peace and quiet. But when Hector finally stomps off to be alone, he finds that life isn't complete without his noisy friend. Printed in vibrant, special colours, Hector And Hummingbird is the exciting debut picture book from Nicholas John Frith.

    Oi Frog.

    Oi Frog
    Jam-packed with the silliest of animals, this bestselling rhyming story will have the youngest of readers in fits of laughter. Cats sit on mats, hares sit on chairs, mules sit on stools and gofers sit on sofas, but Frog does not want to sit on a log! Jam-packed with animals and silliness, this original rhyming story will have young children in fits of laughter

    Lost and Found

    Lost and Found
    There once was a boy… and one day a penguin arrives on his doorstep. The boy decides the penguin must be lost and tries to return him. But no one seems to be missing a penguin. So the boy decides to take the penguin home himself, and they set out in his row boat on a journey to the South Pole.
    You Cant Take An Elephant On the Bus

    You Can't Take An Elephant On the Bus
    Never put a camel in a sailing boat, or a tiger on a train, and don't even THINK about asking a whale to ride a bike ... This riotous picture book is filled with animals causing total disaster as they try to travel in the most unsuitable vehicles. A real romp of a book, with hilarious rhyming text and spectacular illustrations.
    Blown Away (Penguin Blue )

    Blown Away (Penguin Blue )
    Meet Penguin Blue, in this Waterstones Children’s Book Prize winning tale!
    It’s a windy day, and he has a brand new kite – but where’s he going on this maiden flight?
    Where Bear?
    Where Bear?
    From a major new picture book talent comes a deceptively simple and exquisitely illustrated picture book about a little boy and his bear and finding a place called home. Told with humour and warmth, this is a story to capture the heart of its reader.
    How To Catch A Star Oliver Jeffers

    How To Catch A Star
    An inspirational story of a boy who loved the stars so much, he decided to catch one of his very own. The beautifully illustrated, original debut picture book from shining talent Oliver Jeffers.

    Mister Magnolia Quentin Blake

    Mister Magnolia
    In this wittily rhyming picture book, Mr Magnolia has a full and happy life except for one serious omission - a boot. But one day, he receives a mysterious parcel, and at last Mr Magnolia can splash in the puddles with everyone else!

    Topsy & Tim (especially with twins!)
    A trusted and well-loved pair who can help guide parents and children through 'first experiences', Topsy and Tim books have been beautifully updated with contemporary artwork. Topsy & Tim remain instantly recognisable to parents while in a fresh style that will appeal to a new generation of fans.

    The Best Books for 2 to 3 year olds and other book are available from all good book shops as well as online at;

    Looking for the best books for other aged children? Why not take a look at;
    Best Books for Babies and Toddlers up to 12 Months
    Best Books for Toddlers up to 1 - 2 years old
    Best Books for 3 - 5 year olds

    Why not take a look at our Top Ten Books for children?
    Top Ten books for under 12 months olds
    Top Ten Books for 1 - 2 year olds
    Top Ten Books for 2 - 3 year olds
    Top Ten Books for 3 - 5 years olds
    or audio books for toddlers
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