Who don’t love picture books as a kid?

Picture books are engaging while being informative and even until now, I still can’t resist flipping through the colorful pages of a picture book. They are not just for kids, right? Who says adults can’t have fun with reading picture books? They’re definitely fun and refreshing.

In this post, I will compile 5 of the best picture books you can read to your 3-year-olds. I’m sure you’ll love these too, well, because I do!



The Wonderful Things You Will Be

1. The Wonderful Things You Will Be

by Emily Winfield Martin

A delightful rhyme of words that expresses a parent’s loving thoughts when looking at their children. Filled with beautiful soft-colored illustrations that are sometimes funny and clever, you and your little one will love this sweet book with messages of love.






Hands Are Not For Hitting

2. Hands Are Not For Hitting

by Martine Agassi Ph.D.

The bright and full-colored illustrations of this book invite young readers to flip the book while the simple wording teaches important concepts in a way the child can understand. This book will teach children that there are a lot of good things that the hand can do and everyone should show caring and loving actions and not engage in violence.






The-Very-Hungry-Caterpillar3. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

by Eric Carle

An all-time classic picture book which tells the story of a very hungry caterpillar literally eating his way through the book. The kids will be guided through the metamorphosis and will be taught about the days of the week and counting too. Very convenient way to learn, fun and highly creative illustration.




Green Eggs and Ham

4. Green Eggs and Ham

by Dr. Seuss

A Dr. Seuss’ book can’t definitely be not on this list!

In this classic book, Sam-Iam insists on his unusual treat of green eggs and ham using simple words, cumulative phrases, and illustrations that give clues to their meaning. This beloved favorite employs Dr. Seuss’ signature wacky rhymes and may help encourage your kids to explore foods and tastes.








First 100 Books

5. First 100 Words

by Roger Priddy

An essential book for your little ones to learn some essential first words with bright pictures. As the title suggests there are 100 colored pictures to look and show to your kids and 100 simple words to read and learn. Definitely fun and informative.






There go my five favorites. I guess, no matter how old I get, my 3-year-old self still wakes up anytime and demands a read aloud of a picture book or two, or even five.

Do you also love these 5 books I listed? Do you also have favorite picture books? Please let us know of other delightful picture books and tell us in the comments! 🙂

5 Of The Best Picture Books For 3 Year Olds
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