30 Books To Read Before You’re 3

Before You're 3 Book Covers

 

The State Library of WA as part of their Better Beginnings Programme have come up with the thirty books they believe are essential to read to babies and toddlers before they reach 3 years old.

You can reserve them by clicking on the links below or you can grab one of the flyers from the library and work your way through the list.

There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed A Fly illustrated by Pam Adams
Peepo! written & illustrated by Janet and Allan Ahlberg
Who Sank The Boat? written & illustrated by Pamela Allen
W is For Wombat written & illustrated by Bronwyn Bancroft
The Very Hungry Caterpillar written & illustrated by Eric Carle
Snap! Went Chester written by Tania Cox and illustrated by David Miller
Hairy Maclary From Donaldson’s Dairy written & illustrated by Lynley Dodd
Miss Llewellyn-Jones written by Elaine Forrestal and illustrated by Moira Court
Hug written & illustrated by Jez Alborough
Baby Ways written by Nola Allen & Margaret Robson Kett with photographs by Frances Adrijich
Mr Gumpy’s Outing written & illustrated by John Burningham
Dear Zoo written & illustrated by Rod Campbell
Ten in the Bed written & illustrated by Penny Dale
The Orchard Book of Nursery Rhymes for Your Baby illustrated by Penny Dann
Where Is The Green Sheep written by Mem Fox and illustrated by Judy Horacek
Where’s Spot written & illustrated by Eric Hill
Rosie’s Walk written & illustrated by Pat Hutchins
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? written by Bill Martin Jr. and illustrated by Eric Carle
Dig, Dig, Digging written by Margaret Mayo and illustrated by Alex Ayliffe
Look See, Look At Me written by Leonie Norrington and illustrated by Dee Huxley
Tickle, Tickle written & illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
The Elephant and the Bad Baby written by Elfrida Vipont and illustrated by Raymond Briggs
Itsy Bitsy Babies written by Margaret Wild and illustrated by Jan Ormerod
Growl Like a Tiger written & illustrated by Alison Lester
I Went Walking written by Sue Machin and illustrated by Julie Vivas
Meg and Mog written by Helen Nicoll and illustrated by Jan Pienkowski
Annie’s Chair written & illustrated by Deborah Niland
Rudie Nudie written & illustrated by Emma Quay
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt written by Michael Rosen and illustrated by Helen Oxenbury
My Dog, My Cat, My Mum and Me! written by Nigel Gray and illustrated by Bob Graham

If you have a favourite that’s not on the list we’d love to hear about it.

Keep an eye out for the other lists – 30 Books to Read for 4 and 5 Year Olds and Deadly Books for Little Kids.


Jessica

Author: Jessica

I was a teacher for six years before becoming a Young People's Services Librarian. I taught everything from kindy to year seven and I'm really excited to be working towards greater early literacy with the children of Cockburn.

Share This Post On
468 ad

Submit a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Translate »

30 Books To Read Before You’re 3

by Jessica time to read: 2 min
0

Facebook

Twitter

YouTube

Google Plus

Follow Me on Pinterest
  • STEM Activities: Learning about Constellations - Crafts, Sculptures, & iPad App

    Pinned: 8 Aug 2016
  • For guest room! They did this every night on our cruise and I loved it!

    Pinned: 5 Aug 2016
  • Rainbow cow

    Pinned: 2 Aug 2016
  • 30 Inspirational Quotes from Fictional Teachers and Mentors - Playgroundequipme... - Infographic

    Pinned: 2 Aug 2016
  • Your preschool and/or kindergarten students will have fun creating our C Is for Cat letter craft and letter-sound association activities for the hard "Cc" sound as in "cat."  C Is for Cat Letter Craft What you need:

    Pinned: 2 Aug 2016
  • More 2D Shape Animal Crafts A Fox Freebie!

    Pinned: 2 Aug 2016
  • My rule of life: #1 "If you want something you never had, you have to do something you've never done."

    Pinned: 27 Jul 2016
  • Do what is right, not what is easy. -- read: http://www.marcandangel.com/2015/09/16/12-laws-of-happiness-that-will-change-your-life/

    Pinned: 27 Jul 2016
  • Paper Bag Ninja Craft for Kids ...Hi-Yah! | I Heart Crafty Things

    Pinned: 22 Jul 2016
  • These are some beautiful quotes to read when you are depressed, sad or just need a little bit of motivation! Love yourself, read them, raise and shine!

    Pinned: 22 Jul 2016

Instagram

Follow Me on Instagram
  • #infographic #annualreport #libraries #cockburnlibraries #librariesofinstagram #cityofcockburn

    cockburnlibraries: "#infographic #annualreport #libraries #cockburnlibraries #librariesofinstagram #cityofcockburn"
    18
    2
  • Cupcake detectives! School holiday fun. Still spots available for next week's activities.

    cockburnlibraries: "Cupcake detectives! School holiday fun. Still spots available for next week's activities."
    13
    1
  • Comedy workshop for 12-17 y/o. #sidesplitterfest #cityofcockburn #hamiltonhill

    cockburnlibraries: "Comedy workshop for 12-17 y/o.
#sidesplitterfest 
#cityofcockburn #hamiltonhill"
    10
    0
  • Testing day for our #schoolholidays which is all about #science you can eat or #food there are still some places available at Spearwood and Coolbellup. Visit our website for more information and to book. #librarylife #library #librariesrock #librariesofinstagram #cooking

    cockburnlibraries: "Testing day for our #schoolholidays which is all about #science you can eat or #food there are still some places available at Spearwood and Coolbellup. Visit our website for more information and to book. #librarylife #library #librariesrock #librariesofinstagram #cooking"
    20
    0
  • Win tickets to the new #captainunderpantsmovie. Competition details on our website

    cockburnlibraries: "Win tickets to the new #captainunderpantsmovie. Competition details on our website"
    13
    0
  • "Share a cuppa. Save a life" #ruok? #ruokday

    cockburnlibraries: ""Share a cuppa. Save a life" #ruok? 
#ruokday"
    13
    0
  • Sonia and Ella getting cosy with ☕️, 🍰 and a 📖 Celebrating #AustralianReadingHour. #brbreading. . #reading #readabook #libraries #coffee #perthcoffee #perthcafes #cockburnlibraries #cockburnlife #cityofcockburn #library #successlibrary #success #cockburncentral #librariesofinstagram #love2read

    cockburnlibraries: "Sonia and Ella getting cosy with ☕️, 🍰 and a 📖 
Celebrating #AustralianReadingHour.
#brbreading.
.
#reading #readabook #libraries #coffee #perthcoffee #perthcafes #cockburnlibraries #cockburnlife #cityofcockburn #library #successlibrary #success #cockburncentral #librariesofinstagram #love2read"
    30
    2
  • Reading material sorted, plus free coffee & cake, for #australianreadinghour

    cockburnlibraries: "Reading material sorted, plus free coffee & cake, for #australianreadinghour"
    19
    1
  • #esmartweek

    cockburnlibraries: "#esmartweek"
    16
    1
  • New laptops for #coderdojo. Coding for kids.

    cockburnlibraries: "New laptops for #coderdojo. Coding for kids."
    34
    1