30 Recommended Best Books for 3 Year Olds Kids

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3 year olds are the perfect time to try a group activity. Books Reading gives you the opportunity for close bonding with your child, and it also provides a window into a world of literacy that your child is about to enter.

3year olds should be tested to see if their language skills are developed enough to start early. Reading to your child is great — but what’s even better is something called storybooks, funny books, pictures books, dialogue books games books, etc.

These 30 Books Are Some Of The Best Books For 3 Year olds

 It is cute, funny, and silly with great colorful pictures books for 3 year olds.

We’ve got your greatest book list there. Best of all, these books 3 year olds children that you’ll want to read over and over …

Also Read: Top 25 Best Books For 2 Year Olds Kids


1. Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things That Go

Fun illustrations and story. books for 3 year olds.

A great book for little ones. Featuring everything from an airport to a grocery store, this fun-filled book has hundreds of objects clearly labeled so that little readers can expand their vocabularies. In print for fifty years.


2. The Monster at the End of This Book (Sesame Street) (Big Bird’s Favorites Board Books)

A short story, beautifully printed with funny kids books for 3 years olds. Parents will have as much fun reading it as kids will have listening to it. It also helps teach children that there nothing to be afraid of as monsters aren’t real and just in their head.

Had a great time with kid reading this book!

In the story, Grover begs the reader to stop turning pages because each page brings us closer to a monster at the end of the book, and Grover is afraid of monsters. He tries to nail the pages shut, he tries to tie the pages down, he even builds a brick wall.


3. The Gruffalo

This is perfect for kids reading books for 3 year olds. Walk further into the deep dark wood, and discover what happens when a quick-witted mouse comes face to face with an owl, a snake . . . and a hungry Gruffalo!

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s The Gruffalo is an undisputed modern classic and has become a best-selling phenomenon across the world with over 13.5 million copies sold. This award-winning rhyming story

A mouse and a monster has found its way into the hearts and bedtimes of an entire generation of children and will undoubtedly continue to enchant children for years and years to come. No home should be without The Gruffalo!


4. Sofia Valdez, Future Prez (The Questioneers)

Sofia Valdez, a community leader who stands up for what she believes in every morning.one day when abuleo hurts his ankle at the local landfill and he can no longer do Sofia misses her Abuelo and wonders what she can do about the dangerous Mount Trashmore.

Then she gets an idea-the town can turn the slimy mess into a park! She brainstorms and plans and finally works up the courage to go to City Hall-only to be told by a clerk that she can’t build a park because she’s just a kid! Sofia is down but not out, and she sets out to prove what one kid can do. Collect them all! Great books for 3 year olds.


5. Escargot

The snail character is lovely and charming and the story is very catchy.

Beautiful books for 3 year olds.

this book breaks the fourth wall using a snail as a French cliche to tell the joke.

The snail is so cute and leaves shimmery trails behind him. He is racing you in the book. He talks to you the whole time. He wants to convince you he is worthy of your favourite animal and to love salad.


6. Not Quite Narwhal

It’s a fun and important story that teaches that looking different doesn’t matter to those who love you! Great books for 3 year olds.

Adorable young unicorn doesn’t quite fit in with his narwhal friends and family.

Then he finds out why.
Beautiful illustrations, and a sweet little story about acceptance and respect for difference.

this is the greatest books for 3 year olds. 


7. Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site (Board Book for Toddlers, Children s Board Book)

Great story for children they love it and is now a must in our bedtime ritual.

This book is perfect for children who like to see truck engines.the construction vehicles go to sleep.all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest

Great illustrations and a nice story books for 3 year olds kids.


8. Little Blue Truck Board Book Board book

A dump truck gets stuck in the mud; plucky little blue truck can only get him out with the help of all his friends. At the end we’ve learned something about kindness and teamwork.

In the end it’s the addition of the little green frog who pushes them over the edge; that last little bit is enough to help the dump truck.

A mighty machine can only be moved by the combined strength of every citizen. Whatever their individual strengths, all must join in the struggle to move the enormous truck.

Even if, like the frog, they are not best suited for pushing, they must join equally in the fight. If all pull together, even the largest tasks can be accomplished.

Great lesson books for 3 year olds children.


9. The Rabbit Listened

The Rabbit Listened 30 Recommended Best Books for 3 Year Olds Kids
The Rabbit Listened

The illustrations are wonderful. There are lots of adorable animals making funny There are lots of adorable animals making funny little faces and I was all smiles and giggles.

This book is about grief.
Several animals tried to help the child and the child didn’t need that at the time. As the title says, the rabbit listened, which is what the child needed most. The rabbit was willing to stay in that place of grief with the child. A simply perfect story books for 3 year olds.

10.The Very Hungry Caterpillar

This book is about a very hungry caterpillar who has been eating a lot of food ever since he was born: tells the whole story about the caterpillar.

This has been especially done so that the children are encouraged to read the book themselves. 

Small but smartly engraved lessons
Book teaches about day & night, different fruits, numbers, days in week etc. this specialy for kids books for 3 year olds.


11. Green Eggs and Ham 60th Birthday edition (Dr. Seuss)

This is such a great kids reading books for 3 year olds. this is the perfect kids reading books to introduce kids to the joy of words.

When Sam-I-am pesters a grumpy grouch to eat a plate of Green Eggs and Ham, we soon find out we can’t really know what we like until we try It!


12. Guess How Much I Love You

Exuberantly coloured artwork and favourite animals make this rhythmic story the perfect introduction to looking and learning about colours.

Each spread leads seamlessly into the next and young children will delight in Eric’s colourful collage animals and simple repetitive language.


13. The Giving Tree

It is one of the most appreciated kids reading books for 3 year olds. The story is about the kindness of a tree that keeps enriching a
life–that of a boy–till it gives away everything it had.

The theme of the story is that of human greed and endless desire;
and also of nature’s abundant generosity.


14. Corduroy

Corduroy is an adorable story about a teddy bear’s adventures. Interesting story books for 3 year olds for kids with good illustrations.

The story tale friendship and adventure and growing independence that all preschoolers will identify with. Gorgeous illustrations.

 Corduroy, is even more popular today then he was when he first came on the scene more than thirty-five years ago. Now his original story is available in an unabridged, sturdy board book format, perfect for even the youngest readers.


15. Owl Babies (Big Books)

Very simple book for 3 year olds but very strongly reinforces the fact that no matter where momma goes, she will come back!!!

the classroom – this is the story of three baby owls, Sarah, Percy and Bill, who wake one night to find their mother gone.

And as the darkness gathers and they perch patiently on their branch waiting for her return, oh how they worry! What are those scary noises all around them? What is mum doing? When will she be back?


16. BLUE HAT, GREEN HAT

BLUE HAT, GREEN HAT 30 Recommended Best Books for 3 Year Olds Kids
BLUE HAT, GREEN HAT

“A wonderful little books for 3 year olds. 


This book is great for teaching colors and articles of clothing.

And it’s funny, too! The turkey puts the clothes on all the wrong parts of its body, and it’s fun to ask the kids where the turkey is wearing its clothes and where they really belong!

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17. Llama Llama Red Pajama

Llama Llama Red Pajama 30 Recommended Best Books for 3 Year Olds Kids

Baby Llama’s impatience turns to worry, anger, and fear waiting for Mama Llama to bring a drink of water in this delightful rhyming bedtime tale.

Adorable paintings of baby Llama in various stages of distress are a perfect match for the all-too-familiar nighttime scenario; the deep blue hues give the reader a sense of calm in spite of little llama’s escalating “llama drama.”A terrific bedtime story and fun read-aloud books for 3 year olds.

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18. All by Myself (Little Critter) (Look-Look)

All by Myself (Little Critter) (Look-Look) 30 Recommended Best Books for 3 Year Olds Kids
All by Myself (Little Critter) (Look-Look)

All by Myself is the day-in-the-life story of a young, scruffy monster-boy, who shall go nameless, because his name was never given.

He gets up, gets himself dressed and fed, “helps” feed and play with his sister, plays by himself, “helps” his parents, then hits the hay. Not a lot of nail-biting excitement here, but there’s some laughs to be had.

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19. The Story of Ferdinand

The Story of Ferdinand 30 Recommended Best Books for 3 Year Olds Kids
The Story of Ferdinand

The story of Ferdinand is simple, uncomplicated and to the point even in today’s day and age. A timeless message!

A lesson in tolerance and letting people be themselves.

A touching story about a harmless bull. Simple language and wonderful illustrations reading books for 3 year olds.

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20. The Wonderful Things You Will Be 

The Wonderful Things You Will Be  30 Recommended Best Books for 3 Year Olds Kids
The Wonderful Things You Will Be 

The Wonderful Things You Will Be (2015) by Emily Winfield Martin is the rare picture book that truly has something for everyone.

This thoughtful, quiet story imagines all of the things little ones (both babies and bigger kids) will grow up to be including creative and clever as well as brave and bold.

Although this book is an obvious choice for parents to read with their children, it can also work just as well in a story time program. 

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21. Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night?

Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? 30 Recommended Best Books for 3 Year Olds Kids
Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night?

Great story for children they love it and is now a must in our bedtime ritual.

This book is perfect for children who like to see truck engines.the construction vehicles go to sleep.all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest

Great illustrations and a nice story and best books for 3 year olds kids.

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22. Wolfie the Bunny

Wolfie the Bunny 30 Recommended Best Books for 3 Year Olds Kids
Wolfie the Bunny

This is a great books for 3 year olds for discussing differences, challenging the assumptions we make, and sticking up for those you care about.

If you are a bunny and your parents find that a baby wolf has been left on their stoop, you would be well within your rights to have some qualms.

But when Dot’s Mama and Papa first lay eyes on little Wolfie, all tucked tight into his little basket, it’s love at first sight.

Not so Dot, who declares with refreshing candor, “HE’S GOING TO EAT US ALL UP!” Her protestations, however, fall on deaf ears. Next thing she knows, Dot has a little, toothy brother.

He likes eating carrots for breakfast. He sleeps very well through the night. And he absolutely loves and adores his new big sister to the point where she can’t use the potty or color without Wolfie drooling all over her.

Time passes and soon Wolfie’s a great big furry guy eating the family out of house and home. When he and Dot are dispatched to the nearby Carrot Patch Co-Op to pick up some additional grub, she is certain that this will be the moment he makes his predatorial move.

However, when the chips are down and Wolfie finds himself in peril, it’s up to his big sister to swoop in and save the day.

Great to teach Sibling love !! books for 3 year olds.

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23. Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!

Simple, funny books for 3 year olds kids, with endearing characters.

A great humourous story to get kids into reading.

The pigeon is funny, The pigeon is simply adorable, he just wants to drive the bus.

When a bus driver takes a break in this hilarious Caldecott Honor-winning picture book, he gives the reader just one instruction: “Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus!” But, boy, that pigeon tries every trick in the book to get in that driving seat: he whines, wheedles, fibs and flatters.

Will you let him drive? Told entirely in speech bubbles

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24. Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever (Giant Golden Book)

Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever (Giant Golden Book)
Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever (Giant Golden Book)

THIS IS the best word books for 3 year olds.

Richard Scarry’s Best Word Book Ever! Featuring everything from an airport to a grocery store, this fun-filled book has hundreds of objects clearly labeled so that little readers can expand their vocabularies.

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25. The Little Engine That Could: 90th Anniversary Edition

The Little Engine That Could: 90th Anniversary Edition
The Little Engine That Could: 90th Anniversary Edition

The Little Engine is the classic best books for 3 year olds it is a story about a small engine. This story inspires children with grace.

The Little Engine That Could is a classic tale of a little engine that, despite her size, triumphantly pulls a train full of wonderful things to the children waiting on the other side of a mountain.

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26. Room on the Broom

Room on the Broom
Room on the Broom

This is the story of a kind witch and her cat, merrily flying on their broomstick!

But after a while, the wind starts playing havoc and every now and then, some thing or the other goes flying off the broom, which causes them to make many pit stops! But at every stop they make a new friend, who wants to tag along, and the witch obliges, much to the chagrin of her cat!

And then there comes a dragon and the problem of how this little company would deal with him.

Towards the end, the witch comes up with such a lovely solution to help all of them have enough Room on the Broom.

This Super cute books for 3 year olds.

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27. Grumpy Monkey

Grumpy Monkey

Great illustrationsand story books for 3 year olds.

Basically, a chimp named Jim Panzee wakes up in a bad mood and his friend Norman won’t let him enjoy it in peace. Norman drags Jim all over the jungle, trying to cheer him up, until he gets into a fight with a porcupine and winds up in a bad mood himself.

Grumpy Monkey is a great conversation starter about how it is okay to not have a good day, as long as you do not hurt someone’s feelings.

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28. Press Here

Press Here
Press Here

This is a very entertaining, interactive books for 3 year olds.

A dot is such a simple thing. A simple thing that turns into something magically fun in this marvelous new book by Hervé Tullet.

Tullet combines simple, colorful dots with simple, clear directions for a book bound to lead to interactive fun.

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29. Jamberry

Jamberry
Jamberry

This was a great books for 3 year olds childrens.

this book is about berries and jam, it’s delightful.

Hatberry
Shoeberry
In my canoeberry
Under the bridge
And over the dam
Looking for berries…Berries for jam!

A small boy and a big friendly bear embark on a berry-picking extravaganza, looking for blueberries, blackberries, and strawberries. Their fun adventure comes to a razzamatazz finale under a starberry sky.

Jamberry is a must have books for 3 year olds children.

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30. Thank You, Omu!

Thank You, Omu!
Thank You, Omu!

Omu is cooking a delicious thick red stew – YUM! It’s so aromatic that people in her building come to her door asking what she is cooking.

Then people off the street come by. Being generous, Omu gives each of them a bowl of stew. They love it. The problem arises when she goes to eat her dinner, nothing is left. It’s the best red stew she has made and she is sad she did not eat it.

All those people bring dinner to her and they have a large community meal together and it’s the best meal Omu has eaten.

A beautifully illustrated books for 3 year olds childrens.

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