Top 6 Best Fantasy Books for 3-year-olds

Be taken on a magical journey to fantastical lands with bizarre beasts and curious characters in these enchanting fantasy books for 3-year-olds. These spellbinding stories are guaranteed to inspire a lifelong love of books in little ones.

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1. Room on the Broom

Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler

With charming illustrations and dynamic rhyming text, this gorgeous tale will captivate 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.

2. Disney: Magical Story Collection

Explore the wonderful world of Disney with this stunning collection. It features timeless Disney classics that have enthralled children for generations, as well as popular modern favourites that kids adore, starring all the best-loved Disney characters. Get lost under the sea with The Little Mermaid, fly on a magic carpet with Aladdin, soar to Neverland with Peter Pan, and so much more!

3. The Minpins

Roald Dahl

This beautiful story was Roald Dahl's final book, published a few months after his death in November 1990. 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.

4. Funnybones

Janet Ahlberg & Allan Ahlberg

The first book in the Funnybones series introduces the smiley skeletons - a big skeleton, a little skeleton, and a dog skeleton! They live in the dark dark cellar of a dark dark house on a dark dark hill. When they venture out of their cellar one night to find someone to scare, it turns out everyone's in bed! So they entertain themselves by scaring each other and playing with the skeleton animals that live in the zoo. A fantastically spooky story, little ones will love this rib-tickling tale.

5. 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 exciting take on the classic fairy-tale.

6. The Singing Mermaid

Julia Donaldson & Lydia Monks

When a singing mermaid is tricked into leaving her home and joining the circus by the cruel circus owner, tempted by the glamour and the luxury she is promised, she is locked in a tank and forced to sing for the crowds! Will she ever escape back to the freedom of the sea? Embellished with shimmering glitter throughout, this beautiful rhyming story is guaranteed to enchant little booklovers.

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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...
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    The Minpins is a beautiful picture book story from the wonderful Roald Dahl. Little Billy doesn't really believe there are monsters in the wood, but the red-hot smoke-belching gruncher is real enough, and so are the tiny minpins, whose minature world is in danger. "A true genius...Roald Dahl is my hero". (David Walliams). Phizz-whizzing new branding for the world's No.1 storyteller, Roald Dahl! Exciting, bold and instantly recognisable with Quentin Blake's inimitable artwork. Roald Dahl, the best-loved of children's writers, was born in Wales of Norwegian parents. His books continue to be bestsellers after his death in 1990, and total sales are now over 100 million worldwide! Look out for the whole collection of wondercrump Roald Dahl books! The Enormous Crocodile; Fantastic Mr Fox; The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me; The Magic finger; The Twits; The BFP; Boy: Tales of Childhood; Charlie and the Chocolate Factory; Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator; The Complete Adventures of Charlie and Mr Willy Wonka; Danny the Champion of the World; George's Marvellous Medicine; Going Solo; James and the Giant Peach; Matilda; The Witches; Dirty Beasts; The Minpins; Revolting Rhymes For Teens: The Great Automatic Grammatizator and Other Stories; Rhyme Stew; Skin and Other Stories; The Vicar of Nibbleswicke; and, The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More.
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    This is the first book in the "Funnybones" series and introduces the skeletons - a big skeleton, a little skeleton and a dog skeleton. They live in a dark dark cellar of a dark dark house on a dark dark hill and so the word repetition continues through this lighthearted story for early readers. The skeletons venture out of their cellar one night to find someone to scare, but everyone is in bed so they amuse themselves by scaring each other and playing with the skeleton animals that live in the zoo.
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    A favourite children's author and former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson adds her magical rhyming touch to a fun picture book for children aged 3+.

    With beautiful and witty illustrations from frequent collaborator Axel Scheffler, plus a broomstick-full of quirky characters, Room on the Broom has tons of toddler appeal as everyone tries to hitch a ride with the Witch.

    A delight to read aloud and guaranteed to become a favourite bedtime story.
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    The singing mermaid is tempted away from her home at Silversands to join the circus. The audiences love her but the poor mermaid, kept in a tank by the wicked circus owner Sam Sly, soon longs to return to the freedom of the sea. Will she ever escape?

    With glitter throughout, The Singing Mermaid is a beautifully lyrical new picture book from the bestselling author of children's book favourite The Gruffalo, Julia Donaldson.
  • Disney: Magical Story Collection - 30 Books - Collection - 9781474858984
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    Many children are left spellbound by Disney's classic stories and this unbelievable value collection gives you the chance to share 30 of them - from tales of Mickey and Minnie Mouse to fairy tale characters like Peter Pan and the Little Mermaid, as well as modern Disney-Pixar classics including Brave, Toy Story and Cars. You could even share out the books as perfect party bag fillers.

    This 30-book collection lets readers delve further into the Magical World of Disney. Coming in a magical slipcase, the books here have simple storylines that follow the famous characters as they head off on a series of exciting adventures. With so many books to choose from, there is plenty of choice for reading at bedtime.

    Whether a child you know loves Snow White, Beauty and the Beast, Dumbo or one of the many other classics featured here, this is a collection for any child aged 3 or over who loves Disney - it even includes a storybook of the latest hit, Finding Dory!

    Size each book 200 x 160mm