5 Best Books for 3 Year Olds

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List of Top 5 Rated Books for 3 Year Old Toddlers



The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Author:   Eric Carle

Follow along as the hungry caterpillar eats his way through a week’s worth of food getting bigger and bigger as he goes.  And then, finally, the plump little caterpillar isn’t a caterpillar anymore.  Kids love a good butterfly coming of age story, and it makes this one of the best books for 3 year olds.

Not only is the book telling the scientific story of the growth of caterpillars into butterflies, but also is a good tool for days of the week, counting, and learning different foods.  A highly recommended and entertaining book.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See?

Author:  Bill Martin, Jr.

Filled with unique illustrations of common animals surely to be recognized by children everywhere, the catchy repetitive phrases will stick in your head all day.  A great book for associating animals, this book comes in varying sizes from small books to oversized jumbo books.

Take advantage of the simple phrasing to teach kids language and phrasing.  It’s an easy book to repeat and an engaging book to help turn pages.  Brown Bear has been an excellent children’s book for many years and will certainly grace the bookstore shelves for many more.

Bear Snores On

Author:  Karma Wilson

Bear is hibernating in his cave when, one by one, a group of animals want to escape the brutal winter storm brewing outside.  As more and more animals joined in, the party really gets cranked up.  Unfortunately, bear is stirred by a single pepper flake from a pot of stew.  With a big sneeze he awakes and the little forest animals hold their breathes.

But as bear realized what was going on, he wasn’t angry at the animals for hiding in his cave, he only wanted to join the party. Lots of repetitive phrases in this book that the kids will love to say as they read along. A fun read for every member of the family, and an especially good book for three year olds.

Guess How Much I Love You

Author:  Sam McBratney

Our little rabbit has a tale to show his father just how much he loves him.  But the father answers back with an even bigger tale.  The stories grow more and more, as does the bond between them, until the little rabbit finally wins the game just before falling to sleep.

But while he is sleeping, the father shows just how much he really loves him with a sweet and loving gesture. One of the more touching books for children, we can all use a reminder to show our kids and our parents how much love we have.  And it’s ok to show that to each other. 

Little Rabbit Foo Foo

Author:  Michael Rosen

Little Rabbit Foo Foo rode through the forest on his motorcycle bopping all the forest animals on the head.  The Good Fairy warns the little rabbit to stop but he doesn’t listen. The illustrations are priceless and this classic fairy tale has become one of the most endearing children’s books of all time.

Read out loud or sing along to the song. Enjoy bonding with your kids with this hilarious misadventure.  Perhaps learn a lesson or two along the way.  Enjoy this highly recommended book.


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