Top 6 Best Phonics Books for 3-year-olds

These exciting and colourful books are perfect for helping little ones start to develop their phonics skills and build their reading confidence. See below for the best phonics books for 3-year-olds.

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1. I'm Ready to Learn Collection - 20 Books 

This huge collection of 20 books features twelve phonics readers, six activity sticker books and two sets of flashcards. The phonics readers cover Ladybird Levels 1-12 and each one is a fun and engaging story for your young readers to enjoy. The set also comes with maths books and flashcards to support them when they start school. 

2. Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Collection: Levels 1-3 

This 33-book set includes titles from levels 1-3 of the Oxford Reading Tree scheme. You can use the books from the first level to help your kids build their understanding of reading skills and phonics which they will be working on when they start school. The stories in this set all include the classic characters that have been helping children across the UK learn to read for years and will be sure to become favourites with your kids too. 

3. Jolly Phonics Workbooks: Books 1-7

Susan M. Lloyd

Introduce your child to phonics with these simple and engaging workbooks. These books will help little learners develop in their reading skills and build confidence as they get familiar with the letter sounds and complete activities to remember them. 

4. First Phonics Ages 3-5

Collins Easy Learning

The Collins Easy Learning titles are brilliant for encouraging children to get ahead and start learning about key school topics before they start primary. This phonics book features activities and illustrations that will keep your child engaged. And, when they do start school, there are exercises to do at home that are designed to support their reading lessons. 

5. Phonics Touch & Trace 

Lisa Holt

Whatever sort of learner your child is, whether visual, auditory or tactile, the multisensory activities in this phonics book will support every young learner's needs. There are stories to read and letters to trace which makes this fun phonics read come to life for 3-year-olds and introduces phonics in a simple but effective way. 

6. Look and Learn Fun: Phonics

This fantastically fun phonics activity and sticker book makes learning to read lots of fun! Kids can get stuck into colouring, sticking and exciting activities, and pore over enchanting, bright illustrations whilst learning important phonics skills.


Introducing phonics to your 3-year-olds can be a simple task when given the right books for them to read. We have plenty of books that will help them understand how phonics works and assist you with teaching reading at home. We'd recommend each of these books to all parents and families who are working on introducing reading in their household now.  

  • AOIBU 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £4.89
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    This fantastic phonics sticker and activity book makes learning to read fun! Bloomsbury Activity Books provide hours of colouring, stickering and activity fun for boys and girls alike. Every book includes enchanting, bright and beautiful illustrations which children and parents will find very hard to resist. Perfect for providing entertainment at home or on the move!
  • Monsters' Nonsense: Phonics Collection - 4 Books - Collection - 9781784937058
    MONP 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £3.99
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    • Just £1.00 per book
    Children will love learning to speak Monsters' Nonsense and practising their phonic skills with these four books.

    The friendly monsters PemPem, Nid, San and Gop all hail from the Planet Pok and will introduce children to some brilliant nonsense words in these exciting stories. It will be up to the adult to read the main narrative, while children are encouraged to read the monsters' language shown in the speech bubbles.

    These 'non-words' will help kids practise their emerging phonics skills and gradually develop them. Very fun and wonderfully silly, these are monster stories for children who can't wait to get stuck into books!
  • SWFP 3 years +
    3 years +
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    A big and beautiful padded hardback that is strong enough to withstand even the most terrible of toddler tantrums, Strawberry Farm Phonics from the lovely Katie Saunders is guaranteed to keep little ones entertained for hours and hours on end.

    Featuring five funny stories with each concentrating on a different vowel sound, children aged 3 and above will love reading about the cats, hens, pigs foxes, pups and ducks...

    Exquisitely illustrated and perfectly capturing the busy and exciting aspects of farm life, Strawberry Farm Phonics is a unique collection of stories that will not only help build their vocabulary, but have fun too!
  • ALZAY 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £7.69
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    Featuring 40 essential spelling patterns, this multi-sensory book is packed full of little stories to help children remember how read, spell and learn! Phonics Touch & Spell allows children to learn how letters come together to make new sounds! Featuring 40 essential spelling patterns with plenty of things to find containing the target sound, young learners will develop their phonics skills quickly. The child-friendly story logic appeals to children's minds, making the phonic facts easy to remember forever. The letter shapes are textured to help reinforce how to form the letter shapes correctly, and there are fun multi-sensory reading activities throughout the book.
  • AMPAP Toddlers
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    A sturdy book with split pages that gives children hands-on practice in making lots and lots of words. Designed with spiral bound binding, the pages are split into two sets of flip over pages, allowing the children to flip the pages over and discover new words. Flip Flap Phonics is designed to develop skills in blending sounds together to make words and to help children identify rhyming patterns in real and nonsense words. It can also be used as a valuable teaching aid and a focus point for blending sounds and reading words in small groups.
  • Read with Biff, Chip and Kipper Collection: Levels 1-3 - 33 Books - Collection - 9780192739858
    RWBZ 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £19.99
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    Featuring 33 books covering reading levels 1-3, this collection of Oxford Reading Tree books is perfect for building a foundation in reading for young readers aged 3 and up.

    Specially designed by the reading experts at Oxford University Press, each book has a carefully levelled and beautifully illustrated story that parent and child will have lots of fun with as they read together, practising and perfecting essential skills that they'll be learning at school - from phonics and first stories to common words and everyday language.

    This Biff, Chip and Kipper collection features 32 storybooks and a parents' handbook full of ideas to make reading fun.
    Format: paperback