Top 10 Best Books for 3-year-olds

A whole lot of fun and plenty of learning can be enjoyed with our range of vibrant, engaging and educational books for 3-year-olds. Here's a list of some of the best ones, which can help kids learn to read, count to 100, or simply enjoy a wonderful story!

1. The Mr. Men Collection

Roger Hargreaves

The much-loved characters of the Mr. Men universe have delighted children for generations - and with good reason! These quirky, funny stories are full of great morals, with colourful characters your child will love. Discover their favourites with this great collection (which contains 50 amazing books), featuring familiar characters like Mr. Happy, Mr. Bump and Mr. Tickle.

2. Meg and Mog

Helen Nicoll & Jan Pienkowski

First published in the 1970s, this enchanting book stars Meg, a witch whose spells rarely go according to plan, her stripy cat Mog, and the exciting Halloween party they attend together. Bright colours and strange spells make this book a great read for little ones. 

3. Teletubbies Artist Pad

If your little one can't get enough of the Teletubbies, this artist pad is perfect for them. Kids will love getting creative with three double-ended crayons, lots of reusable stickers and plenty of posters to colour in - ideal for keeping kids busy on long journeys or rainy days.

4. Postman Pat Playbook

Follow Pat as he delivers the mail to the friendly folk of Greendale. Featuring a host of much-loved characters and lots of fun activities, kids are encouraged to push, pull and lift the mechanisms on every page in this engaging activity book.

5. Topsy and Tim: First Experiences Stories

Jean & Gareth Adamson

Introduce little ones to a variety of new experiences with this classic collection. Throughout these special tales, the playful twins Topsy and Tim experience all sorts of new things, like going to the doctor, going camping, and going on an aeroplane. Full of fun and insight, kids will love these lively books.

6. The Dinosaur That Pooped Series

Tom Fletcher & Dougie Poynter

These hilarious stories feature a dinosaur that can poop the most extraordinary things, including a planet, the past and even Christmas! With stunning illustrations by Garry Parsons, these books are a must-have if you're looking for upROARiously funny (sorry) tales featuring a very hungry dinosaur.

7. ABC: Book and Canvas

Children will love learning the alphabet with this bright, colourful book and stunning canvas print, which they can hang on their wall and look at every day. All the letters are paired with an appropriate picture, including a giraffe for G, a jellyfish for J and a robot for R.

8. The Gruffalo

Julia Donaldson

Published in 1992, this wonderful rhyming book has captured the imaginations of millions of children worldwide. Featuring the famous half-grizzly bear, half-buffalo, the tale follows a brave little mouse, who believes the Gruffalo is nothing but fantasy - until he comes face-to-face with him! Complete with distinctive illustrations by Axel Scheffler, this story is guaranteed to enchant kids and be remembered forever.

9. ABC: Book and Canvas 

If you want to help your children develop their understanding of the alphabet, then this book and canvas are the perfect learning tools! You can hang the bright and colourful canvas print on their wall so they have a reminder of the alphabet for whenever they get stuck. 

10. My Monster Activity Sticker Book

For something a bit different - and enthrallingly spooky! - check out this awesome and gruesome activity book, filled with activities and over 1000 stickers. From counting bats to drawing monster food, there's hours of entertainment to enjoy in this bright, interactive book. The easy-to-follow text will keep kids engaged, and they'lll have no idea they're developing their reading, counting and puzzle-solving skills.

  • MASB 3 years +
    3 years +
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    With over 1,000 stickers and plenty of amazing activities to enjoy, this book is packed full of monster fun!

    From filling a bubbling cauldron with a special home-made potion to counting the bats and drawing some monster food, there are plenty of spooky activities throughout the bright and bold pages!

    With easy-to-follow text and instructions throughout, the book is sure to keep children who love all things creepy happily entertained for hours on end.
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    Postman Pat is still happily delivering the mail to the friendly folk of Greendale and this interactive book will encourage children to push, pull and lift the mechanisms on every page as he goes out and about on his rounds.

    Featuring all the favourite characters, it is packed with activities to complete and the interactive nature will help keep children entertained for hours on end.
  • PG0265 3 years +
    3 years +
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    This artist pad provides so much fun for any child who can't get enough of the Teletubbies.

    With three double-ended crayons, reusable stickers and loads of posters to colour in, the pad is perfect for keeping children entertained on long journeys or rainy, stay-at-home days.
  • ABC: Book and Canvas - Other - 5060236480200
    KB0153 3 years +
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    This bright and bold book will help children get to grips with the alphabet, while the beautiful canvas print can hang on their wall and remind them of the letters every day.

    The print has all the letters of the alphabet in bold illustrations - and all are accompanied by a thing that begins with that letter, including a cute cat for C, a pig for P and a robot for R.

    Canvas print dimensions: 280 x 280mm.

    Book dimensions: 235 x 235mm
  • CTHD 3 years +
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    This large and colourful hardback from Usborne will help children learn how to count to 100.

    Every board book-style page has eye-catching illustrations and it's up to the children to count the objects up for each number. From one full moon to five hot air balloons and even 80 swirling leaves and 100 twinkling stars, children will be delighted by the artwork.

    Counting to 100 will become effortless and fun with this simply gorgeous book.
  • Meg and Mog Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780141376264 - Helen Nicoll & Jan Pienkowski
    MGMG 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Meg and Mog are the spellbinding stars of Helen Nicoll and Jan Pienkowski's classic picture books and this collection includes 10 of their magical adventures.

    The bold, deceptively simple artwork is a treat for children to absorb while the stories are funny and can be enjoyed countless times. We love these books and know you and your children will, too!

    Throughout the books, the duo visit the zoo; head out to sea; and Meg starts driving a new car. Favourites for over 40 years, this is a brilliant collection for any little witch or wizard.
    Format: paperback
  • The Mr. Men Collection: 20 Books in a Box - Collection - 9780603572906 - Roger Hargreaves
    MMIT 3 years +
    3 years +
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    So iconic that they're now featuring on their own set of stamps, the Mr. Men have been beloved characters for 45 years and continue to go from strength to strength. This unbeatable value collection contains 20 of Roger Hargreaves' most popular Mr. Men books.

    From the clumsiness of Mr. Bump to the positivity of Mr. Happy, and the cool-ness of Mr. Snow to the loudness of Mr. Noisy, every Mr. Men character has a key personality trait that provides huge entertainment as they head off on a variety of adventures. Of course, this collection includes the original book - starring the one and only Mr. Tickle!

    With bold illustrations, funny situations and characters the whole family will absolutely adore, these books come presented in a handy tray-shaped box and belong on every young reader's bookshelf.
  • Topsy and Tim: First Experiences Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9780241296226 - Jean and Gareth Adamson
    TYTM 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Topsy and Tim are a pair of characters who have introduced children to all sorts of first experiences over the years and this slipcased 10-book collection will become essential for any preschoolers.

    Throughout the books, they have fun together and go through many first experiences including going to the doctor; playing football; and suffering from itchy heads due to lice - every parent's nightmare.

    Written by Jean and Gareth Adamson, this trusted pair have sold over 21 million copies since their first book was published over 50 years ago.

    Format: paperback
  • The Dinosaur That Pooped Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781782957386 - Tom Fletcher & Dougie Poynter
    DTPP 3 years +
    3 years +
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    Children will have a trump-load of fun as they read through these explosive stories starring Danny and a dinosaur who has the world's worst toilet habits...

    A laugh-out-loud series written by McFly boys Tom Fletcher and Dougie Poynter, the prehistoric star of the picture books really can poop the most extraordinary things - the bed, a planet, the past and even Christmas!

    The hilarious stories are complemented by Garry Parsons' extraordinary artwork and we just know you will be giggling away as much as the children at the foul and funny antics of the world's hungriest dinosaur.

    Format: paperback
  • GFO2 3 years +
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    Julia Donaldson's The Gruffalo has become one of the most recognisable characters in children's picture books and on kids' TV, and this story is an essential addition to any child's bookshelf.

    Witty pictures from Axel Scheffler, a glorious rhyme that will soon be learned by heart, a brave mouse and the most lovable scary monster ever... what's not to love? Readers aged 3 and over, not to mention Mum and Dad, will soon be hooked!