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30 of the Best Christmas Books for 2 Year Olds

If you’re looking for book recommendations for 2 year olds, you’re in the right place! This collection of festive books for kids features Christmas picture books, funny rhyming stories and some of their favourite characters. These are some of our best Christmas books for 2 year olds, perfect for celebrating the festive season and making new traditions together. These books also make great gift ideas for kids who love books!

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Sammy Claws the Christmas Cat

Written by Lucy Rowland Illustrated by Paula Bowles
2-5
A fabulously festive tale about a sleepy cat who saves Christmas! Sammy Claws, Santa's lovable, lazy cat, will sleep anywhere! Snoozing in a box on Christmas Eve, Sammy finds himself wrapped up as a Christmas parcel and bundled onto the sleigh with the other presents. How will Sammy escape? And…
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Father Christmas and the Three Bears

Written by Lou Peacock Illustrated by Margarita Kukhtina
2-5
A fun and festive Christmas fairy-tale adventure. It's Christmas Eve and Father Christmas has fallen asleep at the Three Bears' cottage but NOTHING will wake him. It's up to Baby Bear and the Fairy-Tale Rescue Rangers to deliver the last presents so EVERY child gets a gift. But how will…
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Christmas Street

Written by Jonathan Emmett Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
2-5
This spectacular lift-the-flap Christmas alphabet story is a book, a fold-out play-scene, and a beautiful festive frieze to decorate your room! Everyone is busy on Christmas Street! Who is baking gingerbread? Who is wrapping presents? And who's that coming down the chimney? Find out in this perfect Christmas gift book,…
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Mouse’s Night Before Christmas

Written by Tracey Corderoy Illustrated by Sarah Massini
2-5
A captivating retelling of the classic Christmas tale, 'Twas the Night Before Christmas, with a magical, shimmery foiled cover. It's Christmas Eve and everyone is fast asleep . . . except for a lonely mouse who lives in the grandfather clock. So when Santa arrives, lost in a blizzard, Mouse…
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National Trust: ‘Tis the Season: A Lift-the-Flap Advent Calendar Book of Christmas Poems

Illustrated by Richard Jones
2-5
A spectacular advent calendar book filled with festive poems, hidden surprises and a magical fold-out frieze! Count down to Christmas with well-loved poets, including Ogden Nash, Nikki Giovanni, John Agard and Christina Rossetti and joyful artwork from Richard Jones. Peek inside the windows of the house to find a family…
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Bizzy Bear: My First Sticker Book: Christmas Time

Illustrated by Benji Davies
2-5
A brand-new first sticker book for toddlers and preschoolers! This festive sticker book has over 40 BIG stickers and features charming artwork from Benji Davies, the illustrator of The Storm Whale. Join Bizzy Bear as he has lots of adventures this Christmas, playing in the snow, visiting Santa and delivery…
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National Trust: Getting Ready for Christmas, A Sticker Storybook

Illustrated by Tara Lilly
2-5
A beautiful festive sticker book to keep children busy during the countdown to Christmas! It's almost Christmas in this gorgeous sticker book full of beautiful festive scenes and a gentle rhyming story, published with the National Trust. Use stickers to help the family with their preparations for the big day:…
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Just Right for Christmas

Written by Birdie Black Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
2-5
A warm and cheering Christmas picture book about the joy of giving, perfect for children aged 3-5! One snowy Christmas eve, the king buys some soft red cloth to make a cloak for the princess - little does he know that the left-over cloth will be used to make presents…
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Snow Bunny’s Christmas Gift

Illustrated by Rebecca Harry
0-2
From the creator of the highly acclaimed Snow Bunny's Christmas Wish comes this brand-new tale about a little bunny with a big heart and the true gift of friendship. With silver foil on every page! Little Snow Bunny loves nothing better than playing with her friends in the wintry forest.…
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Snow Bunny’s Christmas Show

Illustrated by Rebecca Harry
2-5
A touching tale about a little bunny with a big heart, featuring sparkly silver foil on every page! Snow Bunny and her friends are putting on a Christmas show. Finally, the stage is set and Snow Bunny has helped Bear, Mouse and Fox with their acts, but - oh dear!…
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Snow Bunny’s Christmas Wish

Illustrated by Rebecca Harry
0-2
A touching tale about a little bunny with a big heart, featuring festive silver foil on every page! One snowy Christmas Eve, a small bunny goes in search of Santa to ask him to make her Christmas wish come true. She packs everything she might need for the journey and…
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If It’s Christmas and You Know It . . .

Written by Katrina Charman Illustrated by Angie Rozelaar
0-2
It's Christmas and it's time to celebrate in this festive sing-along book with sliders! Bring this board book to life as the little children take part in four fun Christmas activities. Pick a tree, bake a cake, sing a song and give a gift - with robust sliders that are…
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A House for Christmas Mouse

Illustrated by Rebecca Harry
2-5
A touching tale about a little mouse with a big heart, featuring festive silver foil on every page! Mouse is very excited for Christmas, but first she needs to find a home to spend it in! On her way through Treetop Forest, she meets Fox, Bunny and Bear, all in…
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Pip and Posy: The Best Christmas Ever!

Written by Pip and Posy
0-2
A new seasonal Pip and Posy lift-the-flap book, perfect for little ones! Join Pip, Posy and their friends as they celebrate the holiday season! From making a snowman and putting on a winter show to singing songs and giving presents, children will love finding out all about Pip and Posy's…
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National Trust: The Great Big Christmas Tree Hunt

Illustrated by Ekaterina Trukhan
0-2
A charming interactive Christmas book from the National Trust - perfect for sharing this festive season! Follow Polar Bear as he sets off on an exciting lift-the-flap adventure. But all is not quite as it seems . . . Will Polar Bear ever find any decorations to put on his…
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Christmas for Greta and Gracie

Illustrated by Yasmeen Ismail
2-5
Bursting with energy and colour, this funny family picture book about sisters by award-winning author, Yasmeen Ismail, is a real festive treat! Greta and Gracie are sisters - Greta is chatty while Gracie is quiet and it's all FINE until, one day, everything changes. It's nearly Christmas, and together the…
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When a Dragon Loves Christmas

Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
2-5
A delightful rhyming picture book perfect for any little dragon getting ready to celebrate Christmas! This festive addition to the When a Dragon . . . series by award-winning creators Caryl Hart and Rosalind Beardshaw is full of recognisable pre-school behaviour. When it's time to celebrate Christmas, does a dragon…
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Christmas ABC

Illustrated by Jannie Ho
0-2
This sturdy alphabet board book introduces simple seasonal words, to get toddlers excited about Christmas. As well as first letter sounds to say out loud, there are bright pictures featuring lots of happy faces, and familiar festive details to spot.
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Pip and Posy: Countdown to Christmas

Written by Pip and Posy
2-5
A brilliantly festive sticker activity book in the Pip and Posy series! Based on the animation by the award-winning production company Magic Light Pictures, this book is packed with puzzles, festive colouring, and stickers galore that will entice all children to join in the Christmas celebrations along with Pip and…
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Bizzy Bear: Christmas Helper

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Benji Davies
0-2
Five easy to move sliders, a rhyming story and lots to spot and say in this series of bright, interactive board books for toddlers! The Christmas rush is on, and Bizzy is making himself useful at the North Pole as one of Santa's elves. Join in the fun as Bizzy…
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The Princess and the Christmas Rescue

Written by Caryl Hart Illustrated by Sarah Warburton
2-5
Princess Eliza is simply brilliant at making toys and gadgets but her mum wants her to start making friends instead.Not far away, the elves in Santa's Workshop are in a toy-making frenzy - withSanta ill, how will they ever get everything ready for Christmas? Luckily,Eliza arrives just in time...
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Dinosaur Christmas!

Written by Penny Dale
0-2
More dinosaur-and-vehicle fun from bestselling Penny Dale - over 1 million Dinosaur books sold! The intrepid team of dinosaurs are back and this time they must save Santa Claus from a snowstorm! Join them as they plough the road, whizz down a mountain on snowmobiles, zoom through the icy water…
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Make and Play: Christmas

Illustrated by Joey Chou
2-5
Each colourful press-out design is decorated with foil and easy to assemble. Featuring 10 unique designs, the press-out pieces can be simply slotted together to create bright and cheerful ornaments, including a snowflake, snowman, reindeer and penguin.
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Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Santa’s Stolen Sleigh

Written by Tracey Corderoy Illustrated by Steven Lenton
2-5
Shifty and Sam are off to Lapland to bake a festive feast for Santa and his elves. But there's a Christmas crisis - the elves are unwell and can't finish the toys! Does mysterious stranger and gadget queen, Flo Frost, really want to help? Or could she have her eyes…
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Little Robin Red Vest

Written by Jan Fearnley
2-5
The timeless Christmas classic by bestselling, award-winning author, Jan Fearnley, is now available with beautiful new art for a new generation. One frosty evening, a week before Christmas, Little Robin washes and irons seven warm vests for the chilly nights to come. As the days go by, he comes across…
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Oliver Elephant

Written by Lou Peacock Illustrated by Helen Stephens
2-5
Christmas shopping is FAR more fun with Oliver Elephant . . . until he goes missing! When Noah goes Christmas shopping with his mum and baby sister, he has a brilliant time with his toy elephant, Oliver, playing peekaboo, hiding in a doll's house and dancing Oliver on tables. But…
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We’re Going on a Present Hunt!

Written by Goldie Hawk Illustrated by Angie Rozelaar
2-5
A fun and festive reimagining of the American folk song, 'We're Going on a Bear Hunt'. Three children are off on a hunt for the perfect Christmas present! But first they've got to get through the spiky Christmas trees, a herd of hungry reindeer, some noisy carol singers and a…
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The Winter Fox

Written by Timothy Knapman Illustrated by Rebecca Harry
0-2
Fox is so busy playing all summer long, that when winter comes he is cold, hungry and all alone. If only he'd listened to his friends...Can a Christmas wish make things right? With sparkly foil throughout, this tale of friendship is the perfect story to share on cold winter nights.
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We Disagree About This Tree

Written by Ross Collins
2-5
A fantastically funny festive story about the Bear and Mouse who ALWAYS disagree from the award-winning Ross Collins, creator of the bestselling There's a Bear in My Chair. Bear and Mouse have finally overcome their differences and are living together in perfect harmony . . . until it's time to…
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Sing Along With Me! We Wish You a Merry Christmas

Illustrated by Yu-hsuan Huang
0-2
An adorable Sing-Along board book story, with five robust board sliders - easy for little hands to use! Each board book comes with a free instrumental and vocal version of the nursery rhyme - simply scan the QR code for little ones to listen and sing along! With bright illustrations…
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