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.