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Best Books for 3-year-olds

The Gruffalo

When children reach three, they can often follow slightly longer stories but they will still love listening to their old favourites again and again - they might even be able to retell them to you! 

Here are some picture books we think would be perfect for storytime with your 3-year-old.

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  • Pants

    Author: Giles Andreae Illustrator: Nick Sharratt

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  • Pants

    Author: Giles Andreae Illustrator: Nick Sharratt

    From hairy pants, scary pants and fairy pants, to loose pants, tight pants and lighting up at night pants, this must-have picture …

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  • The Gruffalo

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

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  • The Gruffalo

    Author: Julia Donaldson Illustrator: Axel Scheffler

    In this much-loved picture book, a little mouse walks through the woods and encounters a fox, an owl and a snake.

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  • Blue Penguin

    Author: Petr Horacek

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  • Blue Penguin

    Author: Petr Horacek

    Blue Penguin wants to belong. But how does he convince the other penguins that he is just like them? A touching story about friend…

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  • You Choose!

    Author: Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt

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  • You Choose!

    Author: Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt

    Create your own story with this brilliant interactive book full of detailed, colourful illustrations.

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  • Eat Your People!

    Author: Lou Kuenzler Illustrator: David Wojtowycz

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  • Eat Your People!

    Author: Lou Kuenzler Illustrator: David Wojtowycz

    Dinnertimes can be difficult in any household - even Monster households. Bright, bold and childlike illustrations accompany this e…

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