5 Best Books for 3-Year-Old Boys

5 best books for 3-year-old boys to read.Are you looking for some books for your little boy to read? I’m sharing with you 5 best books for 3-year-old boys. If you’re looking for books for a 2-year-old boy, be sure to check out my book list here.

Giving your child a head start with reading is one of the best things that you can do for him. Not only will you help improve his vocabulary and reasoning skills, but you’ll also give him the tool he needs to succeed when he enters school.

Where I am from, I’ve recently heard from my sister who has two primary school (grade school) going daughters that their school expects the kids to be reading when they enter primary school.

Many schools now expect children to have a working knowledge of being about to sound out letter combinations, pronounce words and read with some level of ease. So yeah, if your kid is already equipped with reading skill, he’ll start off on good ground.

Here’s 5 books to fuel his interest in reading. Each focuses on a specific area of interest! Be it vehicles, fire trucks, cute monsters, airplanes or cowboys, it’s all covered. :)



 Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things That Go

Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things That Go is a hardcover 72-page book that your boy will love. Page after page is filled with busy illustrations of transportation vehicles that will hold your little one’s attention.

The book makes it easy to ask questions as your 3 year old reads. The Richard Scarry books always tells several stories within a story and in this one, one of the questions centers on if the officer animal will catch the animal that he’s chasing.



 Big Frank’s Fire Truck (Pictureback(R))

Big Frank’s Fire Truck (Pictureback(R)) by Leslie McGuire is a story about something little boys love: fire trucks. In this 32 page story, your child will follow Big Frank as he goes about his day as a fireman. The book illustrations label items that a firefighter uses including the different vehicles. Your son will also get a peek at the rooms inside a fire station.



 Leonardo, the Terrible Monster

Leonardo, the Terrible Monster by Mo Willems is the funny tale of a monster that isn’t any good at scaring people. So the monster does his best to discover how he can improve his ability to make people afraid.

When he finally learns how, he frightens a little boy but then finds out that he doesn’t really like scary people. This 48 page book will delight your son with its great illustrations and easy to read story format.



 Amazing Airplanes (Amazing Machines)

Amazing Airplanes (Amazing Machines) by Tony Mitton is a hardcover 24 page book. The book is the story of an animal crew and how they take a journey on an airplane.

Your child will learn about airports, planes, safety and how airplanes are instructed by the air traffic control. The story is told in rhyming sentence format which helps a child pick up new words as well as learn sight words easier.



 Cowboy Small (Lois Lenski Books)

Cowboy Small (Lois Lenski Books) by Lois Lenski is a 32-paged board book that little boys will love as much as they enjoy playing cowboy. It tells the story of Cowboy Small and his faithful horse, Cactus and all the jobs they do together. It contains a glossary to help your child learn Cowboy Small’s vocabulary words including labeling the cowboy’s clothing items.


Does your little boy have other favorite books? Share them with us here so we can grow our little ones’ book collections!

2 comments for “5 Best Books for 3-Year-Old Boys

  1. August 22, 2014 at 11:56 pm

    I like your book list and have read Amazing Airplanes before. Some other book suggestions for 3 year old boys from my experience are:

    1. Sheep in a Jeep
    2. Commotion in the Ocean
    3. Giraffes Can’t Dance
    4. Go Dog Go

    If you are after a few more, check out this page – http://www.excitedkids.com/category/best-books-for-3-year-old

    Hope this helps


    • Fion
      August 25, 2014 at 7:50 am

      Hi Mark,

      Thanks for visiting and sharing more book suggestions for 3-year-old boys! I’ve visited your page and I believe your growing list of book choices that come with ratings will give parents a lot more choices to choose from.

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