10 Best Books for 3 Year Olds in 2018

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Bond with baby! Studies show that reading to a child increases the bond between child and parent. It also shows the child that reading is important and fun! Plus, seeing the pictures and words speeds up their learning of the alphabet. All in all, reading is great for a little child's development. In order to make your life easier, we have already searched online and offline for the Best Books for 3 Year Olds in 2017. Browse our collection below and you will definitely find the book that is just right for the child on your mind!

1. Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae

Giraffes Can’t Dance

The Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae is another story something like Rudolph The Red Nose Reindeer, in that, Gerald the Giraffe just can't dance because his legs are too long so he doesn't fit in and all the other animals make fun of him. However, he finally learns that if he changes the song, he can dance as good as the others. This beautiful, pictured, board book is an introduction to the lesson that it's okay to not fit in perfectly. It's okay to be different! As this book is read, even a two year old will absorb the idea. It's a happy book with a nice ending!

What we like: We like this book because it does teach an important lesson about life. Children have too much peer pressure nowadays so learning this lesson early can save them a lot of stress later in their life. Our little boy claps at the end of this story every time we read it to him.


2. National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why by Amy Shields

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why

Almost an encyclopedia for babies? Well, almost. The National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why presents tons and tons of 'Why' type of questions that little children love to ask and parents cringe at answering. We cringe because, either we don't know the answer exactly or the answer is too complex for a little child. This book has the answers. Example, 'Why are some animals big and some animals small?'. This book may answer like this: 'Because there are all kinds of animals in the world, some big and some small'. For adults, that doesn't really answer the question, but for little children, it it a very good answer; they kind of answer they want. This book will help any little child learn hundreds of things faster than other children and might even go to the head of their class!

What we like: We like that this book gives our little girl the right type of answers for her. Simple and to the point. She loves it!!


3. The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone

The Monster at the End of this Book

The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone is a popular book that even many adults have read when they were children or their parent read it to them. It is a delightful story narrated by Grover, the cute furry, little monster from the children's TV series Sesame Street. All through this book, Grover begs the reader NOT to turn the next page because there is a monster at the end of the book. Everyone will be surprised when they see the monster! A lovable book.

What we like: We like that the story in this book is narrated by Grover because our son already knows Grover and loves him. Our son picks this book up at least once a week just to flip through the pages.


4. Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? By Brianna CaplanSayres

Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? By Brianna CaplanSayres

Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? By Brianna CaplanSayres reads that dump trucks, garbage trucks, fire trucks, snowplows, bulldozers, tractors and monster trucks all ask their mommy for one more bedtime story and that is sure to tickle any little child. Great graphic illustrations help to deliver message after message in this wonderful book. Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? is hardcover with twenty six beautiful pages. This book is a true winner at the bed stand for anyone that cares for a young child!

What we like: We like that this book Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? has such great graphics that really hold our daughter's attention during the story. She does love the story of how fire trucks want one more bedtime story.


5. Wipe Clean: Early Learning Activity Book by Roger Priddy

Wipe Clean: Early Learning Activity Book

The Wipe Clean: Early Learning Activity Book by Roger Priddy is a great book to help a little child prepare for pre-school while at the same time having some cool fun. This book presents a child with certain activities that are drawn or written on one of the pages in the book. Afterwards, that page can be wiped clean for the next use. Spiral bound, 56 pages of activities! Any little child will have fun with this book! This is a winner!

What we like: We like that The Wipe Clean Early Learning Activity Book contains so many easy, but useful lesson-activities for our son. He really enjoys this book and he even likes wiping it clean!


6. Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin

Dragons Love Tacos

Dragons Love Tacos by Adam Rubin is a New York Times bestselling children's book. A great bedtime story of how to make new friends with a Dragon while having a taco lunch. Children have always been fascinated by flying dragons; especially, friendly dragons! Now is their chance to make a new friend with a dragon while the parent softly reads the story to the child. This book is hardcover and forty pages. Written with a witty, funny manner, this book is top rated!

What we like: We like that the book Dragons Love Tacos is a really humorous book that we and our two little ones all laugh while reading the story.


7. Stories for 3 Year Olds by David Bedford, Diane Fox, and Christyan Fox

Stories for 3 Year Olds

Stories for 3 Year Olds by David Bedford, Diane Fox, and Christyan Fox is a bundle of three enchanting short stories that will totally capture a child's attention. The first of the three different stories is a pirate adventure, the second is climbing to the top of a mountain, and the third is a day in the garden. All three stories contain very colorful illustrations that will catch a child's eye. In between the stories are poems and verses. This book is hardcover and 175 pages. This book is a good deal!

What we like: We like that this book has three different stories in just one package. Our son is always looking forward to the next one before we finish the first. He loves these stories!


8. The Going-to-Bed Book by Sandra Boynton

The Going-to-Bed Book

Getting a small child ready for bed can be chore that parents abhor. Many children just want to stay up like the adults, they don't want to miss anything and they don't want the fun of their day to end. The Going-to-Bed Book by Sandra Boynton is a book that makes getting ready for bed fun. It is a bedtime book that tells a rhyming story of an ark full of silly looking animals all getting ready for bed. They bath, they brush, they put on their pajamas, then they rock themselves to sleep. This is a 14 page, board book and we think it is a winner!

What we like: We like that this book makes getting ready for bed a fun thing to do and a smart, good thing to do. Both of our little ones ask for this book almost every night.


9. Happy Birthday to You! byDr. Seuss

Happy Birthday to You! byDr. Seuss

Happy Birthday to You! by Dr. Seuss comes from a long line of well known and highly regarded books by Dr. Seuss. In it's usual style, this book starts with a rhyme: 'I wish we could do what they do in Katroo'. This type of beginning will get a child smiling right from the first page. And since this book is about 'Happy Birthday', it goes on to say things like: 'There is no one alive that is you-er than you!'. All children like Dr. Seuss. This is a board book with twelve pages and we say that's top rated!

What we like: We like the theme that there is no one alive more you'er than you. We want to teach our son that his individuality is precious.


10. Press Here by HerveTullet 

Press Here

The Press Here by HerveTullet book is a bit of a magic. When you press the yellow dot it changes color and instructs you to flip the page. The next page might also have a dot for you to press, but instead of turning color, it changes into ten dots all over the page. Each page has a new surprise. This is a fun book for a long drive in the car, a rainy day game, or even to take over to grandma's house for an overnight. This book is a very good deal!!!

What we like: We like that this book is full of interactive surprises. Our little boy just loves this book and he wants to take it with him where ever we go!

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