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Top 10 Best Magical Books for 3-year-olds

You'll find plenty of magic and mayhem in these spellbinding stories! Discover monsters, mermaids, witches, wizards and more in these magical books for 3-year-olds.

1. The Princess and the Wizard

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Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks

A wicked wizard is determined to capture Princess Eliza, but this plucky princess will do everything possible to escape! By magically changing her shape and colour, will she be able to outsmart him and get back to the palace in time to cut her birthday cake? This enchanting story will captivate little readers.

2. Disney: Magical Story Collection

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Join an 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 magical adventures of these fun, famous characters.

3. Jim and the Beanstalk

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Raymond Briggs

In this quirky sequel to the famous story, Jim ventures up the beanstalk to find the giant at the top is now rather old. The giant can't see very well and has lost his appetite - as well as his hair! Jim offers to give him glasses, false teeth and a wig, but will the giant regain his appetite? And if he does, what - or who - will he eat? Children will be engrossed by this thrilling fairy-tale.

4. Room on the Broom

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Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

With charming illustrations and dynamic rhyming text, this rib-tickling tale will enchant little readers. It stars a witch with a brilliant broomstick, but when she loses her hat, her bow and her wand in a sudden flurry of wind, three small animals are happy to help - and they all want a ride on her broomstick in return! Will there be room? And what will happen when they stumble across a dragon?! This delightful tale is perfect for bedtime.

5. The Little Mermaid

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This classic story follows a mermaid who trades her beautiful voice for legs so that she can join the human world. She is determined to reunite with the handsome prince she once rescued from drowning, and stay with him as a human forever. But will her new earthbound life be as wonderful as she thought it would be? This fairy-tale adventure has delighted generations of children.

6. Sugarlump and the Unicorn

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Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks

When rocking horse Sugarlump wants to see the world, a magical unicorn transforms him into a real horse so he can venture outside his little room. But after all the trotting, galloping and dancing around the farm, the racetrack and even the circus, Sugarlump realises that what he really wants is his home and the children who loved him. Will the unicorn grant him just one more wish? This glittering tale of marvels and magic will captivate little booklovers and show them that the grass isn't always 


7. Meg and Mog

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Helen Nicoll & Jan Pienkowski

Discover the enchanting tale of Meg (a witch) and Mog (her cat), a well-meaning duo who nonetheless find themselves in trouble! In this engaging book, we're introduced to a witch's wardrobe and a witch's breakfast. But when Meg joins her witch friends for some spell-making at a Halloween party, the spell doesn't quite go according to plan... With bold illustrations and simple text, little ones will love this wonderful story.

8. The Amazing Mrs Pepperpot

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Alf Proysen

Mrs Pepperpot has a problem... she shrinks! And when she does, she finds herself in all sorts of trouble. Now, she's shrunk again, but she's determined to go to the bazaar nonetheless. With a cunning plan, she'll soon be dancing rings around the ladies at the fair! In a second story, Puss can't wait for Mrs Pepperpot to shrink so she can whisk her away on an exciting adventure. The brave Mrs Pepperpot will soon be rewarded with some very special treasure... Discover the marvellous Mrs Pepperpot, whose stories have delighted readers for decades.

9. George and the Dragon

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Christopher Wormell

Travel high into the mountains, to a mysterious valley, to a deep, dark cave... There, you'll discover an almighty dragon. An awesome and terrifying beast, it can terrorise whole armies, destroy castles, demolish forests and kidnap princesses. But this magnificent, powerful creature has a secret... he's terrified of mice! Little ones will love this fun and gripping tale.

10. Mr Underbed

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Chris Riddell

As Jim is drifting off to sleep, a blue, shaggy head appears from beneath the mattress! The mysterious creature complains about how uncomfortable it is to sleep on the floor. Jim invites the creatures to join him under the duvet, but wishes he hadn't when Mr Underbed starts to snore. Unable to sleep, Jim then discovers that other monsters are hiding around his room - and each wants somewhere comfortable to sleep! This funny story is guaranteed to enthral children, and reassure those who might be worried about monsters lurking under the bed.