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Baby & Toddler

The Best Bookish Birthday Gifts for
1- and 2-Year-Olds

by Dena McMurdie

Photo credit: Ryan McVay, Photodisc COllection/ Getty Images

With toddlerhood comes a slightly longer attention span and an interest in books, which makes them the perfect birthday gift for your 1- or 2-year-old. Little readers like books with moving parts, flaps to lift, bright colors, and things to touch.

I love giving kids a book (or several) that will become a cherished part of their childhood. The kinds of books that they’ll want to read again and again. Whether I’m looking for gifts for my own kids or those of my friends, I usually start with these titles.

What are some of your favorite books to give to 1- and 2-year-olds?