Top 10 Best Adventure Books for 3-year-olds

Little ones will love going on amazing adventures with these captivating books! Featuring much-loved authors such as Julia Donaldson and Michael Rosen, here's a list of some of the best adventure books for 3-year-olds.

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1. The Story of Robin Hood

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Rob Lloyd Jones & Alan Marks

This stunning version of the exciting tale stars the much-loved hero, Robin Hood, as he goes on a thrilling adventure to rescue Jack's father, who's been imprisoned in a castle by the sheriff of Nottingham! Can they break in and get him out? With beautiful illustrations and lively text, children will love this enchanting book.



2. King Jack and the Dragon

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Peter Bently & Helen Oxenbury

This spellbinding story, illustrated by the wonderful Helen Oxenbury, begins when playtime is nearly over… but brave little King Jack is just starting an adventure. He'll confront sinister beasts and dastardly dragons, but he’s not scared! Children will be captivated by this exciting, make-believe adventure.


3. Where the Wild Things Are

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Maurice Sendak

It's bedtime, but Max doesn’t want to go to bed! He ends up travelling to a magical, faraway land, filled with monsters who roar and stomp and generally cause a ruckus! But Max isn't scared, and soon becomes their leader. Can he control these wild creatures, and if so, for how long? This incredible adventure story will delight young children.


4. Q Pootle 5: The Great Space Race

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Nick Butterworth

The interstellar exploits of Oopsy the alien will enthral children, particularly those who are already fans of the popular show on CBeebies! Oopsy is desperate to win the Space Race - but what will happen when disaster strikes after she forgets to fix her booster? This heart-warming tale is perfect for little ones.


5. Disney: Magical Story Collection - 30 books

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Join a vast array of much-loved Disney characters - from classic figures like Mickey and Minnie Mouse, to more recent stars like Rapunzel and Dory - with this collection of exciting stories. With so many vibrant books to choose from, kids will love discovering the adventures of these fun, famous characters.




6. The Gruffalo

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Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

A little mouse uses his wits to fool his predators into thinking a terrifying monster exists - but it's merely a figment of his imagination! Well, that's what he thinks... but what will happen when he stumbles across the real thing in the deep dark wood? The tale of the brave little mouse is guaranteed to delight little ones.


7. Paddington Little Library

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Michael Bond

Follow the adventures of brave little Paddington Bear, as he travels all the way from Peru to London and embarks on all sorts of exciting escapades with the Brown family. These timeless tales have captivated children for generations.




8. We're Going on a Bear Hunt

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Michael Rosen & Helen Oxenbury

This beautiful children's classic features fun sing-song verse and stunning pictures. It follows a family going on a walk, squelching through mud and splashing through puddles, in search of a bear! But will they be prepared for the surprise that awaits them in the cave? Kids will love this engaging story.


9. The Detective Dog

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Julia Donaldson & Sara Ogilvie

Every Monday, Peter's dog Nell - who has an amazing sense of smell - joins him at school to listen to the children read books. But one shocking morning, the class arrives and the books have vanished! Can Nell sniff out the culprits? This exciting, paw-fect picture book features a loveable canine character that kids will adore.



10. Classic Fairy Tales Collection - 6 books

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With vibrant, contemporary artwork, children will be enchanted by these beloved fairy tales, retold in a fun and accessible way. This collection includes Puss in Boots, Hansel and Gretel, Jack and the Beanstalk, Beauty and the Beast, Little Red Riding Hood and Snow White.