Top 10 Best Novelty Books for 3-year-olds

Featuring fun flaps, exciting sounds, engaging activities, super stickers and lots more, little ones will love these fantastic novelty books. See below for the best novelty books for 3-year-olds.

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1. The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters

Janet & Allan Ahlberg

This engrossing interactive book features a host of favourite fairy-tale characters and exciting stories! Discover letters tucked into the pages, including a letter of apology from Goldilocks to the three bears, a postcard from Jack to the giant, a solicitor's letter on behalf of Little Red Riding-Hood to the wolf who ate her grandmother, and lots more.

2. My First Search and Find Book: Things That Go

Neiko Ng

In this enthralling search-and-find book, kids can discover all kinds of vehicles, including bicycles, boats, scooters, skates, helicopters and hot air balloons! It's bursting with beautiful illustrations and each vehicle-filled scene has a different location, including a building site, a park, a farm and a busy town. Little ones can explore the bustling scenes, find vehicles and read the name labels to develop their word-association skills. There's also a mischievous French bulldog to spot throughout the book!

3. Noisy Dinosaurs

Jonathan Litton

In this brilliantly noisy book, kids will not only learn all about some of the mightiest prehistoric creatures, but hear them roar, too! With bright photographs, touchy-feely textures and a sound button on every spread, kids will be captivated by this roar-some book.

4. Colours Colours Everywhere

Samantha Meredith

Little ones can enjoy a wonderful introduction to the world of colour with this vibrant book. Featuring die-cut, cut-out 3D pieces to touch on every page and plenty of fun rhymes, this book makes early learning hugely entertaining as it familiarises children with the colours of the rainbow.

5. My First Gruffalo: Can You Count? Jigsaw Book

Julia Donaldson

In this unique jigsaw book, the Gruffalo will help your little learner develop their counting skills through five fantastic puzzles. Count from one piece to five with Mouse, Snake, Fox, Owl and the Gruffalo in this chunky board book, which is perfect for small paws to explore. Young Gruffalo fans will love discovering a favourite character on every spread. This exciting title is sure to engage even the shortest of attention spans.

6. Peppa Pig: Fairy Tales! Sticker Book

Ladybird

Children will love joining Princess Peppa and Prince George as the little pigs introduce favourite fairy tales with fun sticker scenes. Complete activities with a selection of colourful stickers and tell your own stories with Peppa and her friends.

7. Dear Zoo

Rod Campbell

This engaging book features fun flaps to lift, guaranteed to enthral children! Look under the flaps to find the perfect pet and uncover all sorts of exotic creatures. What will it be next - an elephant, a monkey, perhaps even a lion? With charming repetition and vibrant illustrations, this is a tried-and-tested favourite with little readers.

8. The World of Eric Carle: My First Sticker Treasury

Parragon & Eric Carle

This bumper book stars beloved children's characters from the books of Eric Carle, including the Very Hungry Caterpillar. It also features lots of photos of animals and contains more than 600 stickers. Children are encouraged to meet the animals from Eric Carle's books and complete activities using the stickers provided. There are lots of facts to learn (380!) and 96 fun-filled pages to work through. Eric Carle's classic stories are truly brought to life in this appealing book.

9. Scribbles and Nibbles: Alphabetti Spaghetti

This activity pad features dinner plate-sized sheets, packed with drawing and colouring fun, as well as puzzles, mazes, doodles, wordsearches and dot-to-dots. Kids can enjoy over 50 pages of wonderfully-illustrated fun, with plenty of room for them to get creative! Based around the letters of the alphabet, children will learn in an engaging, interactive way. This book is perfect for keeping children busy in restaurants or whilst dinner is being prepared.

10. Quack-a-doodle-moo!

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This wipe-clean book is sure to keep kids captivated for hours! It lets them create their very own crazy characters by flipping the three horizontal sections together in a variety of funny ways. Featuring a pen alongside 60 amazing stickers, the book features lots of animals and silly sentences that can be mixed up and traced time and time again, helping to improve children's handwriting skills. This wonderfully weird activity book will delight little ones.

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    A fun, wipe-clean book that children will spend hours poring over, Quack-a-Doodle-Moo! lets them create their own crazy characters by flipping the three horizontal sections together in a variety of ways.

    With a pen also included alongside over 60 cool stickers, the book has plenty of animals and simple sentences that can be mixed up and traced time and time again - helping enhance a child's handwriting skills.

    A wonderfully weird mix-and-match activity book that can be returned to over and over again.
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    Bestselling author-and-illustrator team Janet and Allan Ahlberg will capture your child's imagination with the Jolly Postman's familiar faces and exciting back stories!

    There's a letter of apology for the three bears from Goldilocks, a postcard from Jack for the giant, a solicitor's letter on behalf of Little Red Riding-Hood for the wolf who ate grandma, and more!

    A lovely bedtime story for children aged 3 and over.
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    Princess Peppa and Prince George introduce favourite fairytales with these fun sticker scenes! Use the big stickers to complete the activities and tell your own stories with Peppa and her friends.
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    Featuring bicycles, boats, scooters, skates, helicopters and hot air balloons, Things That Go is a colourful, search-and-find book all about vehicles.

    A large, tabbed board book packed with beautiful illustrations, each vehicle-filled scene has a different theme including a building site, a park, a farm and a busy town.

    Toddlers can then explore the big scenes, find vehicles and read the name labels in the panels to develop their word-association skills. There is also a naughty French bulldog to spot throughout the book!
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    Children aged 3 plus will love learning all about some of the mightiest prehistoric beasts - and hearing them roar! - with this brilliant sound book.

    A chunky board book packed with bright photographs, tactile textures and a sound button on every spread, it's a touch-and-feel book to take them back in time to an era when dinosaurs ruled the earth.
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    Rod Campbell's Dear Zoo has been published in a sturdy board book format to suit very young children. The lively illustrations, simple story and engaging lift-the-flap fun guarantee the book's toddler appeal.

    With its repetition and appealing illustrations, this is bound to be a favourite choice at bedtime for toddlers from 1 and over.
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    Learn all about numbers with the Gruffalo and friends through five fantastic puzzles. Count from one piece to five with Mouse, Snake, Fox, Owl, and the Gruffalo! This chunky board book is perfect for small paws, and young Gruffalo fans will love discovering a favourite character on every spread! An exciting new My First Gruffalo jigsaw series from the best-selling Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler.
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    This interactive book gives children a warm welcome to the world of colour!

    With die-cut, cut-out 3D pieces to touch on every page and rhymes to enjoy as they read through the book, this helps make early learning fun and is a vibrant introduction to the colours of the rainbow.

    Not suitable for children aged under 36 months.
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    Starring the Very Hungry Caterpillar and many more favourites from The World of Eric Carle, this huge book comes with over 600 stickers and is packed with photos of animals.

    It encourages children to meet the animals from Eric Carle's books and complete a number of activities using the stickers included. There are also plenty of facts (380!) for kids to pore over as they work their way through the 96 pages.

    Eric Carle is one of the world's bestselling author-illustrators and his artwork is instantly appealing. Animals are an ever-popular theme with young children and with plenty of extra stickers to decorate other places with, My First Sticker Treasury really is something special.
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    The dinner plate-sized sheets in this activity pad are bursting with over 50 pages of fun including puzzles, mazes, doodles, wordsearches and dot-to-dots.

    Beautifully illustrated with plenty of room for children to doodle and be creative, it will also inspire them to make their own exciting pictures.

    Based around the letters of the alphabet, this book provides children with an interactive way of learning - and they can even enjoy colouring in while doing so.

    Perfect to keep children busy while you prepare their dinner or for taking to restaurants.