Books to Read to 2 & 3 Year Olds

Suggestions for books located in the Children’s Room of the Bedford Free Public Library.


Picture Books

E Asch – Happy Birthday, Moon.

E Baker – Big Fat Hen.

E Bang – Ten, Nine, Eight.

E Barry – Duckie’s Rainbow.

E Barton – Dinosaurs, Dinosaurs.

E Barton – Machines At Work.

E Barton – The Three Bears.

E Blackstone – There’s a Cow in the Cabbage Patch.

E Bornstein – Little Gorilla.

E Brown – Big Red Barn.

E Brown – Goodnight Moon.

E Bunting – Hurry! Hurry!

E Burningham – Mr. Gumpy’s Outing.

E Cabrera – Cat’s Colors.

E Carle – Little Cloud.

E Carle – The Very Hungry Caterpillar.

E Carlstrom – Jesse Bear, What Will You Wear?

E Chalmers – Throw a Kiss, Harry.

E Cousins – Hooray for Fish!

E Cousins – Maisy Big, Maisy Small.

E Cowell – What Shall We Do With the Boo-Hoo Baby?

E Crews – Freight Train.

E Dunrea – Gossie.

E Ehlert – Planting a Rainbow.

E Emberly – Go Away, Big Green Monster.

E Falwell – We Have a Baby.

E Falwell – Feast for 10.

E Feiffer – Bark, George.

E Fleming – Barnyard Banter.

E Fleming – In the Tall, Tall Grass.

E Fleming – Mama Cat Has Three Kittens.

E Fox – Fire Fighter Piggywiggy.

E Fox – Hattie and the Fox.

E Fox – Time for Bed.

E Freeman – Corduroy.

E Ginsburg – Good Morning, Chick.

E Gliori – Flora’s Blanket.

E Gravett – Monkey and Me.

E Guarino – Is Your Mama a Llama?

E Hall – It’s Pumpkin Time.

E Henkes – Birds.

E Henkes – Kitten’s First Full Moon.

E Henkes – Old Bear.

E Hest – In the Rain with Baby Duck.

E Hoberman – A House is a House for Me.

E Horacek – A New House for Mouse.

E Hutchins – Rosie’s Walk.

E Inkpen – Kipper and Roly.

E Kalan – Jump, Frog, Jump!

E Kalan – Rain.

E Kasza – A Mother for Choco.

E Keats – The Snowy Day.

E Lindgren – Sam’s Cookie.

E London – A Truck Goes Rattley-Bumpa.

E McBratney – Guess How Much I Love You.

E McConnell – Giddy-Up, Let’s Ride!

E McDonnell – Splash!

E McMullen – I Stink!

E Martin – Brown Bear, Brown, Bear, What Do You See? 

E Massie – The Baby Beebee Bird.

E Mayo – Dig Dig Digging.

E Most – Cock-A-Doodle Moo.

E Munari – ABC.

E Murphy – I Kissed the Baby!

E Numeroff – If You Give a Mouse a Cookie.

E Park – Bee-bim Bop.

E Patricelli – Higher! Higher!

E Rathman – Good Night, Gorilla.

E Ray – Red Rubber Boot Day.

E Robbins – Who Said Meow?

E Rockwell – At the Supermarket.

E Rohmann – My Friend Rabbit.

E Rosen – We’re Going on a Bear Hunt.

E Russo – Come Back, Hannah!

E Seeger – Dog and Bear: Two Friends, Three Stories.

E Simmons – Come Along, Daisy!

E Singer – Fred’s Bed.

E Sis – Fire Truck.

E Smee – Clip-Clop.

E Stein – Pouch!

E Sturges – I Love Trains!

E Taback – There Was an Old Lady Who Swallowed a Fly.

E Tafuri – Blue Goose.

E Tafuri – Spots, Feathers, and Curly Tails.

E Thompson – Polar Bear Night.

E Thong – Round is a Mooncake.

E Titherington – Pumpkin, Pumpkin.

E Waddell – Owl Babies.

E Weiss – Where Does the Brown Bear Go?

E Wells – Bunny Cakes.

E Whybrow – Quacky Quack-Quack!

E Williams – I Went Walking.

E Williams – “More More More,” said the Baby.

E Wilson – Bear Snores On.

E Wong – Buzz.

E Wood – The Little House, the Red Ripe Strawberry, and the Big Hungry Bear.

E Wood – The Napping House.

E Wormell – Blue Rabbit and Friends.

E Yolen – How Do Dinosuars say Goodnight?

E Zimmerman – Trashy Town.


Prepared by:  Nancy Tegeler, Children’s Librarian
Bedford Free Public Library
September, 2010