Top 5 Best Mystery Books for 3-year-olds

Little ones will love these exciting and mysterious tales. Discover the very best mystery books for 3-year-olds below, including beloved favourites from Julia Donaldson and Roald Dahl.

1. We're Going on a Bear Hunt

  • £3.99

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.

2. The Gruffalo's Child

  • £3.99

Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

This sequel to Julia Donaldson's bestselling The Gruffalo follows the Gruffalo's intrepid daughter, who ventures into the woods in search of the Big Bad Mouse! She stumbles across a snake, an owl and a fox, but not a Big Bad Mouse, and she becomes convinced that there's no such thing. Will the creature come out once a little mouse appears? This captivating tale features gorgeous illustrations by Axel Scheffler.

3. Jack and the Beanstalk

  • £6.39

Follow the courageous young Jack as he ventures up the mysterious beanstalk, only to find a giant's castle! Will he be able to escape before the giant gets him? This exciting fairy tale is guaranteed to enthral little ones.

4. The Minpins

  • £6.39

Roald Dahl

Little Billy doesn't really believe there are monsters in the wood, but the tiny minpins are real indeed - and so is the red-hot, smoke-belching Gruncher that threatens their miniature world. Children will be captivated by this magical tale.

5. Tales from Acorn Wood: Hide-and-Seek Pig

  • £3.49

Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

Kids can have lots of fun with this stunning lift-the-flap book. Pig has no idea where Hen is hiding, and it's up to little readers to help Pig find her under the flaps! This book features wonderful rhymes that children will love.