Top 5 Best Fairy Tale Books for 3-year-olds

These classic fairy tales and modern retellings are guaranteed to enchant little ones. Featuring much-loved characters such as Snow White, Cinderella and the Frog Prince, see below for the best fairy tale books for 3-year-olds.

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1. The Usborne Fairy Tale Treasury

Usborne & Alan Marks

Nothing beats the original fairy tales, and you can discover eighteen magical stories from around the world in this stunning book. Retold for younger readers, the fairy tales include The Frog Prince, Sleeping Beauty, The Snow Queen and many more.

2. Peep Inside: Beauty and the Beast

Usborne

This spellbinding book features die-cut artwork, laser-cut holes, flaps, cutaways and lots of sumptuous illustrations. When Belle's father stumbles upon the Beast's castle, he is taken prisoner, and Belle must rush to the rescue. She agrees to take her father's place, but once she gets to know the Beast, she sees beyond his rough, tough exterior, and helps him unearth his human side once more. This book is sure to captivate little ones.

3. Mixed-Up Fairy Tales

These riotous retellings of famous fairy tales will have kids in stitches! Not only that, but they'll also introduce little ones to the importance of certain behaviours, such as hygiene, healthy eating and exercise. Each title is hugely entertaining and supports themes in PSHE. The stories include 'Don't Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio!', 'Eat Your Greens, Goldilocks' and 'Stinky Jack and the Beanstalk'.

4. Jim and the Beanstalk

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.

5. Peppa Pig: Fairy Tales! Sticker Book

Ladybird

Little ones will love joining Princess Peppa and Prince George as the little pigs introduce favourite fairy tales with fun sticker scenes. Complete activities with the vibrant stickers and tell your own stories with Peppa and her friends.

  • ADCRX 3 years +
    Raymond Briggs
    3 years +
    • £7.89
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    This book features a re-telling of the classic children's story by the author and illustrator of the best-selling "Snowman". Jim finds a beanstalk growing outside his window one morning, and follows his famous predecessor up to the top...
  • AKXDB 4 years +
    4 years +
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    A classic anthology comprising eighteen classic fairytales from across the world, retold for younger readers. It includes: the Frog Prince, Sleeping Beauty, Prince Ivan and the Firebird, Cinderella, Beauty and the Beast, The Snow Queen and others.
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    3 years +
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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.
  • Peep Inside: Beauty and the Beast - Hardback - 9781474920544
    PIBB 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.49
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    Beauty and the Beast is one of the classic fairy tales and this book brings it up to date with stunning die-cut artwork and laser-cut holes and cutaways.

    When Belle's inventor father stumbles upon the Beast's castle and is taken prisoner, she comes to the rescue and agrees to take his place. She manages to see beneath the Beast's exterior and helps him discover his human side once again...

    Perfect for sharing, the intricate images and holes make this book one that will enchant the whole family.
  • Mixed-Up Fairy Tales Collection - 10 Books - Collection - 9781784938277
    MUFT 3 years +
    3 years +
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    • £9.99
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    These witty retellings of famous fairy tales will not only have young children laughing along but they'll also provide an introduction to the importance of the likes of hygiene, keeping active and healthy eating.

    Each title backs up themes found in the PSHE (personal, social and health education) curriculum and the stories are sure to help children learn about their own personal development. They provide a very gentle approach to what can be sensitive issues.

    Among the stories are Don't Pick Your Nose, Pinocchio!, Eat Your Greens, Goldilocks and Stinky Jack and the Beanstalk.