Maggie D’s Favorite Books - Age 2

When my daughter was born, a friend gave us a cute black onesie for her that says “Future Reader.” It won’t surprise anyone who knows me that my girl is growing into that prediction!

She loves taking trips to the library and picking out new books, and at home she asks me to read them to her over and over. Then later, when I’m busy, she picks them up and “reads” them to her little brother!

Here are her current favorites:

  • That Pup! by Lindsey Barrett George - We got this at the library in the fall, and Maggie enjoyed it so much that I ordered her a copy from Amazon. That turned out to be a very good idea, because this has remained her most-requested story over the last several months! The pictures are adorable, and the story has helped her learn new prepositions and practice counting.
  • My Big Girl Potty by Joanna Cole - The author of the famous “Magic School Bus” series wrote a potty training story, and my daughter absolutely loves it. She has asked to hear it over and over, which has helped keep potty time on her mind as we start to take steps toward potty training. I highly recommend this for potty-training parents. Mamas of boys - there’s one for you too! My Big Boy Potty is also available on Amazon.
  • Ladybug Girl at the Beach by David Soman and Jackie Davis - If you haven’t checked out the Ladybug Girl series yet, do it! These books have beautiful, engaging artwork, fun characters, and lots of imagination. So far, the beach one is Maggie’s favorite, but there are some we haven’t had the chance to check out yet.
  • How Do Dinosaurs Say Goodnight? by Jane Yolen and Mark Teague - We just discovered this humorous series, and we can’t wait to check out more of these. The paintings are really entertaining and Mama and Dad will get just as big a kick out of the story as their little ones do! And really, who doesn’t love a book about dinosaurs?
  • How to Rock Your Baby by Sibley Fleming - My mom gave us this book, and I think that one of the reasons Maggie likes it so much is that she relates to the story line. The book starts out “One day there wasn’t a baby - and the next day there was.” I’m sure that’s what my son’s birth felt like to her! And she watches us care for a baby and rock him to sleep daily. The illustrations in this book are beautiful too, and interesting to look at.

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