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Best Books For 3 Year Olds

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Grumpy Monkey
Suzanne Lang - 2018-05-15
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A hilarious picture book about dealing with unexplained feelings…and the danger in suppressing them!Jim the chimpanzee is in a terrible mood for no good reason. His friends can’t understand it—how can he be in a bad mood when it’s SUCH a beautiful day? They encourage him not to hunch, to smile, and to do things that make THEM happy. But Jim can’t t...
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The Wonderful Things You Will Be
Emily Winfield Martin - 2015-08-25
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The New York Times bestseller that celebrates the dreams, acceptance, and love that parents have for their children . . . now and forever!   From brave and bold to creative and clever, Emily Winfield Martin's rhythmic rhyme expresses all the loving things that parents think of when they look at their children. With beautiful, and sometimes humorous...
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Press Here
Herve Tullet - 2011-03-30 (first published in 2010)
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Great for toddlers, preschoolers, and early readers to learn about cause and effect in a simple and engaging way.Harness the power of imagination and interactivity: Press the yellow dot on the cover of this book, follow the instructions within, and embark upon a magical journey! Each page of this surprising book instructs the reader to press the do...
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The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Eric Carle - 1981-10-15 (first published in 1969)
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THE all-time classic story, from generation to generation, sold somewhere in the world every 30 seconds! Have you shared it with a child or grandchild in your life? One sunny Sunday, the caterpillar was hatched out of a tiny egg. He was very hungry. On Monday, he ate through one apple; on Tuesday, he ate through three plums--and still he was hungry...
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If Animals Kissed Good Night
Ann Whitford Paul - 2014-06-03 (first published in 2008)
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If animals kissedlike we kiss good night,Giraffe and his calfwould stretch their necks highand kiss just beneaththe top of the sky.In a cozy bedtime chat with her mom, a young girl wonders how animal families might say good night. Would Wolf and his pup "kiss and then HOWL"? Would Bear and her cub "kiss and then GROWL"? But what about Sloth and her...
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The Gruffalo
Julia Donaldson - 2005-01-27 (first published in 1999)
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When Mouse takes a stroll through the woods, he meets a fox, an owl, and a snake who all want to eat him! So Mouse invents a gruffalo, a monster with "terrible tusks and terrible claws, terrible teeth, and terrible jaws." But will Mouse's frightful description be enough to scare off his foes? After all, there's no such thing as a gruffalo . . . is ...
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The Day the Crayons Quit
Drew Daywalt - 2013-06-27
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Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: We quit!Beige is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown. Blue needs a break from coloring all that water, while Pink just wants to be used. Green has no complaints, but Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking to each other. Wha...
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The Rabbit Listened
Cori Doerrfeld - 2018-02-20
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A universal, deeply moving exploration of grief and empathyWith its spare, poignant text and irresistibly sweet illustrations, The Rabbit Listened is a tender meditation on loss.When something terrible happens, Taylor doesn't know where to turn. All the animals are sure they have the answer. The chicken wants to talk it out, but Taylor doesn't feel...
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Lost and Found
Oliver Jeffers - 2005-12-29 (first published in 2004)
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From the illustrator of the #1 smash hit The Day The Crayons Quit comes a humorously warm tale of friendship. Now also an animated TV special!What is a boy to do when a lost penguin shows up at his door? Find out where it comes from, of course, and return it. But the journey to the South Pole is long and difficult in the boy’s rowboat. There are st...
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All by Myself
Mercer Mayer - 2001-03-13 (first published in 1983)
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Mercer Mayer's Little Critter wants to show you all the things he can do for himself in this classic, funny, and heartwarming book. Whether he's tying his shoes, coloring a picture, or riding his bike, both parents and children alike will relate to this beloved story. A perfect way to teach children about independence!...
The Wonky Donkey by Craig Smith
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker
Here We Are Notes For Living On Planet by Illustrated Oliver Jeffers Oliver Jeffers
Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scarry
Corduroy by Don Freeman
Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Why by Amy Shields
Green Eggs and Ham by Seuss
Richard Scarry's Best Word Book Ever by Richard Scarry
Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? by Brianna Caplan Sayres
Oh No George by Chris Haughton
My First Learn to Write Workbook by Crystal Radke
The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone
The Pout-Pout Fish by Deborah Diesen
Julián Is a Mermaid by Jessica Love
The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein
Giraffes Can't Dance by Giles Andreae
Llama Llama Red Pajama by Anna Dewdney
If You Give a Mouse a Cookie Book by Laura Numeroff
Owl Babies by Martin Waddell
If I Built a Car by Chris van Dusen
Olivia by Ian Falconer
Wolfie the Bunny by Ame Dyckman
Animalphabet by Julia Donaldson
School Zone - Big Preschool Workbook - Ages 3 to 5, Colors, Shapes, Numbers 1-10, Early Math, Alphabet, Pre-Writing, Phonics, Following Directions, and More by School Zone
P is for Potty! by Naomi Kleinberg
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
Room on the Broom by Julia Donaldson
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Dinosaurs by Catherine D. Hughes
The Story of Ferdinand by Munro Leaf
Guess How Much I Love You BOARD by Sam McBratney
The Snail and the Whale by Julia Donaldson
We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen
Tiger Who Came To Tea by Judith Kerr
What Should Danny Do? by Adir Levy
Bear Snores On by Karma Wilson
Blue Hat, Green Hat by Sandra Boynton
Beautiful Oops! by Barney Saltzberg
Harold and the Purple Crayon by Crockett Johnson
The Complete Adventures of Curious George by H. A. Rey
Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr.
A Little Stuck by Oliver Jeffers
Make Way for Ducklings by Robert McCloskey
Not Quite Narwhal by Jessie Sima
Dogger by Shirley Hughes
Where the Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak
The Incredible Book Eating Boy by Oliver Jeffers
The Seven Silly Eaters by Mary Ann Hoberman
The Dot by Peter H Reynolds
The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper
Thank You, Omu! by Oge Mora
Caps for Sale by Esphyr Slobodkina
How Do Dinosaurs Say Good Night? by Jane Yolen
Rhyming Dust Bunnies by Jan Thomas
Ten Apples Up On Top! by Theo. Lesieg
One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
Five Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed Deluxe Edition by Eileen Christelow
You Choose by Pippa Goodhart
Go, Dog. Go! by P. D. Eastman
Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson
The Book of Mistakes by Corinna Luyken
Sophie's Squash by Pat Zietlow Miller
Don't Push the Button! by Bill Cotter
Sofia Valdez, Future Prez by Andrea Beaty
Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
Escargot by Dashka Slater
A Stone Sat Still by Brendan Wenzel
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I Am Stronger Than Anger by Elizabeth Cole
Jon Klassen's Hat Box by Jon Klassen
The Witch's Cat and The Cooking Catastrophe by Kirstie Watson
Meerkat Mail by Emily Gravett
Tree by Britta Teckentrup
Pants by Giles Andreae
Cityblock by Christopher Franceschelli
Each Peach Pear Plum by Allan Ahlberg
Calm Down, Boris! by Sam Lloyd
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Almost Anything by Sophy Henn
Red House, Tree House, Little Bitty Brown Mouse by Jane Godwin
Henry Wants More! by Linda Ashman
Eat Your People! by Lou Kuenzler
The Steves by Morag Hood