Parenting Good Books for 3 Year Olds  

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Listed below are all manner of top books for for 3 year olds, ranked from best to worst by user votes. The best books for 3 year olds come in many forms, but most have playful illustrations. Some good books for three year olds tell an adorable story while other great books for 3 year olds help your little ones build reading skills. The best books to read to 3 year olds have illustrations that help hold the attention of youngsters who are still learning to read, but want to follow along.

What stories await your votes on this best books for 3 year olds list? Where the Wild Things Are has only 338 words, but it is considered one of the most creative picture books ever written. The story follows a young boy named Max who visits a mysterious island of not-so-scary beasts. The Tale of Peter Rabbit is a classic story that is perfect to read to a three year old.

The Madeline books, by Ludwig Bemelmans, have been popular with young children since they were first published in 1939. Other great books that are featured on this top books for 3 year olds list include Harold and the Purple Crayon, If You Give a Mouse a Cookie, and The Cat in the Hat.

What book do you think deserves the top spot on this list? Give your favorites a thumbs up and please add any great stories for 3 year olds that aren't already listed.

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The Very Hungry Caterpillar is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Good Books for 3 Year Olds

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Harold and the Purple Crayon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Good Books for 3 Year Olds
Harold and the Purple Crayon Crockett Johnson

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Green Eggs and Ham is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Good Books for 3 Year Olds
Green Eggs and Ham Dr. Seuss

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Are You My Mother? is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Good Books for 3 Year Olds
Are You My Mother? P. D. Eastman

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The Going-To-Bed Book is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Good Books for 3 Year Olds

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Where the Wild Things Are is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Good Books for 3 Year Olds
Where the Wild Things Are Maurice Sendak

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The Tale of Peter Rabbit is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Good Books for 3 Year Olds
The Tale of Peter Rabbit Beatrix Potter

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Chicka Chicka Boom Boom is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Good Books for 3 Year Olds
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom Bill Martin, Jr., John Archambault

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The Cat in the Hat is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Good Books for 3 Year Olds
The Cat in the Hat Dr. Seuss

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If You Give a Mouse a Cookie is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Good Books for 3 Year Olds

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Go, Dog. Go! is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Good Books for 3 Year Olds
Go, Dog. Go! P. D. Eastman

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Corduroy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Good Books for 3 Year Olds
Corduroy Don Freeman

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Olivia is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Good Books for 3 Year Olds
Olivia Ian Falconer

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A Bad Case of Stripes is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Good Books for 3 Year Olds
Savanna Little added A Bad Case of Stripes David Shannon

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Goodnight Moon is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Good Books for 3 Year Olds
Goodnight Moon Margaret Wise Brown

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The Monster at the End of This... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Good Books for 3 Year Olds

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The Rainbow Fish is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Good Books for 3 Year Olds
The Rainbow Fish Toni W Linder

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Horton Hatches the Egg is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Good Books for 3 Year Olds

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But Not the Hippopotamus is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Good Books for 3 Year Olds
But Not the Hippopotamus Sandra Boynton

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Caps for Sale is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Good Books for 3 Year Olds
Caps for Sale Esphyr Slobodkina

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Pat the Bunny is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Good Books for 3 Year Olds
Pat the Bunny Dorothy Kunhardt

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Make Way for Ducklings is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Good Books for 3 Year Olds
Make Way for Ducklings Robert McCloskey

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Madeline is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Good Books for 3 Year Olds
Madeline Ludwig Bemelmans

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Where is the green sheep? is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Good Books for 3 Year Olds

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Richard Scarry's busiest busyt... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Good Books for 3 Year Olds

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Barnyard dance! is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Good Books for 3 Year Olds
Barnyard dance! Sandra Boynton