Our top 10 books right now with a 2 and 4 year old

If you need to change up the children’s books you have at home or just want a list of our favorites to try then this is for you! Hope you will love our top 10 books right now with a 2 and 4-year-old! They don’t make me sleepy and we have read them to our kids of different ages.  Also, this is the book we are using to teach my 4-year-old how to read. I can’t wait till he can read some of these on his own!

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Our top 10 books right now with a 2 and 4-year-old

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Go Dog Go

This book is amazing for teaching prepositions, colors, and ALL kids just love puppies. This may be my favorite.

Are You My Mother

A little bird leaves his nest while his mother is gathering worms and doesn’t know what she looks like.  It’s a classic book with a happy reunited ending.

When I Was Young In The Mountains

My kids LOVE this one.  Gifted to us by my sister in laws, the book talks about simple things in the old days like warming up bath water over a stove and swimming in waterholes and eating grandma’s yummy cooking.

Little Bear

Little Bear just loves his mama and kids seem to like the repetitive language in here.  There are always a few short stories in any Little Bear book, with good photos of what Little Bear is up to.

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

One thing leads to another and then the mouse is having a party. Of course.

The Little Engine That Could

If your little one likes trains this is a must! The smallest least brave train was the only willing one to pull the dolls and treats over the mountain.  It’s repetitive and I hear Nigel saying the story to himself in bed sometimes 🙂

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Great for younger kids, even under 2. Short, colorful, and teaches kids about the lifespan of a caterpillar turning into a butterfly!

Ox-Cart Man

The pictures on here make this one SO good.  Kids learn about old-fashioned living and prairie life type adventures.


This is a book better for 4 and up.  It’s thick, filled with make-believe stories about a world where dinosaurs and humans both exist peacefully and help each other.  Best of all, the pictures are amazing and I can see this being a classic book for us for a LOT of years.  A lot of there creatures and machines are made up which is so fun.

Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs

A land where food falls from the sky every meal…awesome idea! I loved this as a kid and my kids wanted to read this so much we had to hide it.  But worth having.





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