Fun Books For 3 Year Olds They’ll Love To Read

A book for a 3-5-year-old is a tough order. At that age, they’re probably not old enough to read yet, but they can listen to a story and love illustrations. In order to find the best book for a 3-year-old, you need a book that you can read to them and then they can look at the pictures when you’re not around. Here are a few books that can help with that.


The Monster At The End Of This Book

For 50 years, Sesame Street has entertained generations of children. This book, in particular, has been around for generations as well. It was released in 1971, and still remains a children’s classic to this day. There’s a good chance you may have read it as a kid.

The premise is that there is a monster at the end of the book, and Grover is trying everything he can to stop you from reaching the end. Of course, in the end, it’s revealed the monster is Grover himself. It combines suspense with good humor for a fun read. There are sequels to this book featuring other muppets like Elmo, but the original is still our favorite.


All By Myself (Little Critter)

Little Critter is another book series that has entertained generations of kids. There are many books in this series to pick from, but this is a good starter for a three-year-old. It chronicles Little Critter’s journey to independence as he learns how to dress. It’s relatable to most three years old as they learn how to be more independent. It’s one book that you and your kid will adore.


This is another classic for boys and girls. Olivia is a female pig who has all the traits of any tomboy. She’s stubborn, tough, and relatable to any three years old. It’s great for boys who want to learn more about girls, or girls who want a great role model. Olivia has it all, and it’s one book your kid will want you to read again and again.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Here is another classic that has entertained generations of children. The Very Hungry Caterpillar tells the story of a, well, hungry caterpillar, as he eats everything in front of him. Then, in the end, he turns into a beautiful butterfly. It has great illustrations and teaches young children about nature. It’s one tale they will gobble up each and every time.


Dragons Love Tacos

Who doesn’t love tacos? Definitely not these dragons. This is a silly story about dragons who eat tacos. It has some memorable illustrations and its quirky subject matter is something you and your kid will want to read again and again. Try it today.

If You Give A Mouse A Cookie

This is another story you’ve probably read as a child. In this book, a mouse wants a cookie, then some milk, and a straw, and it ends with him wanting a cookie again. It’s filled with colorful illustrations and a whimsical story that’s quite deep if you think about it. Is it a metaphor for a slippery slope? For needy friends? Or is it just a silly children’s story.

Also, you may not know it, but there are many different books in this series. You can give a moose a muffin, a pig a pancake, a dog a donut, the list goes on. However, the original is still our favorite.

Green Eggs And Ham

Any Dr. Seuss Beginner Book is great for kids, but this one, in particular, is great for young children. At this age, kids are becoming a bit pickier. This book illustrations the belief that you can’t knock it until you try it. Read the book and check out the timeless tale. Your kid is going to love it.


Cars And Trucks and Things That Go

Richard Scarry has been another author that has entertained many kids. This book is about cars and each illustration involves looking for items and exploring the scenery. It’s a great book that your kid is going to return to again and again.

Dr. Seuss’s ABCs

This is another Beginner Book from the doctor himself. As the name implies, it’s a great way to teach your young child the alphabet, using colorful illustrations that show off Seuss’s style, which can’t be emulated to this day. It’s one book that your kid will want to read again and again and it’s a great head start to their education.

Big Words For Little People

If you want your child to learn more, they can check out this book from Jamie Lee Curtis. It teaches your kid to expand their vocabulary. The words in here aren’t too complex, but they are complicated by a toddler’s standards. For example, the word disgusting. Do you know what’s not disgusting? This book. Check it out if you want your kid to learn.

Goodnight Moon

This is the timeless bedtime story. Packed with cozy illustrations, this dedication to the dark is one story your kid will be reciting for all time. It’s the classic goodnight tale that your kid is going to love. Try it today.


The Incredible Book Eating Boy

This book is about a child who can eat books, and the more he eats, the smarter he gets. This silly tale is a great way for your kid to realize the value of learning. With that said, there are consequences to this boy’s actions. What are the consequences? Well, you’re going to have to read to find out.



Honestly, any book that has colorful illustrations and a simple, yet memorable story is fair game when it comes to books for young children. If your kid needs a bedtime story, these stories are perfect. Your kid will cherish them, and maybe one day pass them along. Try out these books today. You can find most of them for cheap, but the value they have is anything but.

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