Your Kid’s Next Read Book Lists: Best Books for 2 – 4 years

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After some new books for a tot-come-preschooler? That is, a little one aged between two and four years old? Then this list of wonderful picture books suggested by members of the Your Kids Next Read Facebook group is for you!

The Your Kids Next Read Facebook group is the place where all the cool kids are hanging out. The lovely Allison Tait set up this fast-growing group and invited me on board as a moderator. It is the place to share your thoughts on books your little ones love, links to relevant children’s book reviews, and, of course, to ask the group for suggestions and recommendations about books for your child to enjoy next.

You can join here.

Please note, these lists are member-generated and not edited with my teacher librarian hat on! But all are lovely picks.

Books for little ones aged 2-4 years.

For more books for this age range see my post ‘Best Books for toddlers’.

‘The Snail and the Whale’ by Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)

‘The Elephant And The Bad Baby’ by Elfrida Vipont, Raymond Briggs (Illustrator)

‘I’m Australian Too’ by Mem Fox, RONOJOY GHOSH (Illustrator)

‘The Wide-Mouthed Frog’ by Keith Faulkner, Jonathan Lambert (Illustrator)

‘The Very Cranky Bear’ by Nick Bland

‘Where is The Green Sheep?’  By Mem Fox, Judy Horacek (Illustrator)

‘Magic Beach’ by Alison Lester

‘The Gruffalo’ by Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)

‘Crocodali’ by Lucy Volpin

‘Kissed by the Moon’ by Alison Lester

‘The Little Yellow Digger’ by Betty Gilderdale, Alan Gilderdale (Illustrator)

‘Each Peach Pear Plum’ by Allan Ahlberg, Janet Ahlberg

‘Dinosaurs Love Cheese’ by Jackie French, Nina Rycroft (Illustrator)

‘Macca and Al, Super Pals’  by Matt Cosgrove

‘Going to the Volcano’ by Andy Stanton, Miguel Ordonez (Illustrator)

‘I’m Green and I’m Grumpy!’ By Alison Lester

‘What the Ladybird Heard’ by Julia Donaldson, Lydia Monks (Illustrator)

‘The Paper Dolls’ by Julia Donaldson, Rebecca Cobb (Illustrator)

‘I Want My Hat Back’ by Jon Klassen

‘Sometimes Cake’ by Edwina Wyatt, Tamsin Ainslie (Illustrator)

‘All of the Factors of Why I Love Tractors’ by Davina Bell, Jenny Løvlie (Illustrator)

‘Don’t Let the Pigeon Stay Up Late!’ By Mo Willems

‘Booboo’ by Olivier Dunrea

‘Hairy Maclary from Donaldson’s Dairy’ by Lynley Dodd

‘Poppy Pickle’ by Emma Yarlett

‘Gwendolyn!’ by Juliette MacIver, Terri Rose Baynton (Illustrator)

‘There’s a Sea in My Bedroom’ by Margaret Wild, Jane Tanner (Illustrator)

‘Odd Dog Out’ by Rob Biddulph

‘Grug’ by Ted Prior

‘The Cow Tripped Over the Moon’ by Tony Wilson, Laura Wood (Illustrator)

‘Rosie Sips Spiders’ by Alison Lester

‘Peepo!’ by Janet Ahlberg, Allan Ahlberg

‘Richard Scarry’s What Do People Do All Day?’ By Richard Scarry

‘The Very Hungry Caterpillar’ by Eric Carle

‘Birds in the Bush’  by Aunty Fay Stewart-Muir and Jeannette Rowe

‘A Dog Called Bear’ by Diane Fox, Christyan Fox

‘Mopoke.’ By Philip Bunting

‘Duck in the Truck’ by Jez Alborough

‘Ruby Red Shoes’  by Kate Knapp

‘The Terrible Plop’ by Ursula Dubosarsky, Andrew Joyner (Illustrator)

‘Owl Babies’ by Martin Waddell, Patrick Benson (Illustrator)

‘Duck in the Truck’ by Jez Alborough

‘The Book with No Pictures’ By B. J. Novak, B.J. Novak

‘John Brown, Rose and the Midnight Cat’ by Jenny Wagner , Ron Brooks (Illustrator)

‘One Duck Stuck’ by Phyllis Root, Jane Chapman (Illustrator)

You Choose’ by Pippa Goodhart, Nick Sharratt (Illustrator)

‘This is Not a Book’ by Jean Jullien

‘The Firefighters’ by Sue Whiting, Donna Rawlins (Illustrator)

‘We Love You, Magoo’ by Briony Stewart

‘The Leaky Story’ by Devon Sillett, Anil Tortop (Illustrator)

‘This is a Ball’ by Beck Stanton, Matt Stanton

‘The Wrong Book’ by Nick Bland

‘Julian Is a Mermaid’ by Jessica Love

‘TWIG’  by Aura Parker

‘Uno’s Garden‘ by Graeme Base

‘Giraffes Can’t Dance’ by Giles Andreae, Guy Parker-Rees (Illustrator)

‘Beware the Deep Dark Forest’ by: Sue Whiting, Annie White (Illustrator)

‘Bear in Space’ by Deborah Abela, Marjorie Crosby-Fairall (Illustrator)

‘Tulip and Brutus’ by Liz Ledden, Andrew Plant (Illustrator)

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