Best Fairy Tales, Folk Tales & Myths Books for 3 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 fairy tales, folk tales & myths books for 3 year olds. Please click Read Review to read book reviews on Amazon. You can also click Find in Library to check book availability at your local library. If the default library is not correct, please follow Change Local Library to reset it.

1. Rainbow Crow (Dragonfly Books)

by: Nancy Van Laan
Release date: Jul 02, 1991
Number of Pages: 40
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Illus. in full color. This story of how the Rainbow Crow lost his sweet voice and brilliant colors by bringing the gift of fire to the other woodland animals is “a Native American legend that will be a fine read-aloud because of the smooth text and songs with repetitive chants. The illustrations, done in a primitive style, create a true sense of the Pennsylvania Lenape Indians and their winters.”–School Library Journal.  
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2. Fábulas de Esopo: Un desplegable de cuentos clásicos (Spanish Edition)

by: EsopoChris BeatriceBruce WhatleyKees Moerbeek
Release date: Sep 01, 2012
Number of Pages: 14
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Some of Aesop’s best-known fables come to life in this magnificent picture book with pop-ups. Ten classic tales are presented through elaborate paper art and detailed illustrations. Children and adults will love seeing stories like “The Goose That Laid the Golden Eggs,” “The Tortoise and the Hare,” and “The Lion and the Mouse” jump off the page.

 

Algunas de las fábulas mejores conocidas de Esopo cobran vida en este magnífico libro ilustrado con desplegables. Diez cuentos clásicos se presentan a través de una papiroflexia elaborada y detalladas ilustraciones. A los niños y a los adultos por igual les encantará ver cuentos como “La gallina de los huevos de oro,” “La liebre y la tortuga” y “El león y el ratón” saltar de las páginas.

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3. Norse, of Course!: The Great Void to Asgard

by: N.K. StonerKristin StonerSamantha Stoner
Release date: Jan 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 52
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Norse, of Course! The Great Void to Asgard is an illustrated story for children. Read along as Heimdall tells the beginning story – the evolution of the Norse ancestors, and about Ymir the frost giant, a jealous adversary. Learn about the Aesir-Vanir war, the formation of Asgard, and how the Norse people began.

The Norse, of Course! book series for children is Norse mythology retold as historical fiction in this original fully illustrated series. The stories are based on the Eddas and Sagas. Modernized in fun rhyme with whimsical pictures, each book in the series features the Norse ancestors and their evolution.

Norhalla, LLC is organized for the preservation and education about Norse and Germanic culture, mythology, belief and history through art and literature.

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4. Nigel of Hyde Park

by: Carina Axelsson
Release date: Mar 01, 2004
Number of Pages: 48
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Did you know that since the beginning of time all parks have been ruled by dragons? And that today the descendants of those first ancient dragons still wield power over a green empire that stretches across the globe? Nigel (His Divine Highness Prince Nigel Arthur Alfred George, Prince of Hyde. Earl of Kensington, Hereditary Pendragon of England) watches over a very special park, the most famous park in all of England. The Queen has decided it is time that Nigel became king… but Nigel is scared of everything. He is scared of the dark, he is scared of monsters, he is scared of deep water, he is scared of spiders and spooky noises. How, he asks himself, will he be able to control a kingdom when he is scared of everything? This simple and sweet tale recounts how and where Nigel finally finds courage. A walk through Hyde Park will never be the same!
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5. The Lion and the Mouse (Silver Penny Stories)

by: Kathleen OlmsteadScott Wakefield
Release date: Nov 04, 2014
Number of Pages: 48
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Could a tiny mouse actually help the king of the jungle? That’s what a trapped mouse promises to do if his lion captor sets him free. The lion laughs–and lets him go. But when hunters trap the scared and desperate lion, the mouse proves that even the smallest creatures can do great deeds.
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6. King Arthur and His Knights (Silver Penny Stories)

by: Diane NammMarcos Calo
Release date: Apr 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 48
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How did the famous Knights of the Round Table come to be? This retelling of the timeless legend of King Arthur and the magical realm of Camelot will enchant young readers.
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7. Norse, of Course!: The Roots of Yggdrasil

by: Nick StonerKristin StonerSamantha Stoner
Release date: Jan 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 48
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Norse, of Course! The Roots of Yggdrasil is an illustrated story for children. Read along as Odin reflects on the great war & the ways of the Vanir, pursues wisdom to advance the Norse culture, and introduces the first three of the nine laws.

The Norse, of Course! book series for children is Norse mythology retold as historical fiction in this original fully illustrated series. The stories are based on the Eddas and Sagas. Modernized in fun rhyme with whimsical pictures, each book in the series features the Norse ancestors and their evolution.

Norhalla, LLC is organized for the preservation and education about Norse and Germanic culture, mythology, belief and history through art and literature.

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8. Kevin Worked Around the Clock

by: Larry Dee Bennett
Release date: Jan 19, 2013
Number of Pages: 20
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Kevin Works Around the Clock is a fable tale about a lazy and irresponsible and dishonest fox named Kevin, who lied, cheated, stole and refused to work until he had an epiphany after being thrown into the sea by the king of the land after trying to trick the king into believing that he was working. After being thrown into the sea and experiencing his epiphany, Kevin began working hard and taking accountability for his actions.
Kevin Works Around the Clock teaches children values such as integrity, honesty, self-respect and accountability.
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9. King Midas (Silver Penny Stories)

by: Kathleen OlmsteadMaurizio Quarello
Release date: Nov 04, 2014
Number of Pages: 48
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Although King Midas is a kind man, he always wants MORE: more jewels, more silver, more gold. So when’s he’s granted a wish for doing a good deed, he asks that everything he touches turn to gold. But after his flowers, his food, and even his daughter are transformed, he learns what is truly valuable.
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10. Ladybird Tales Little Red Riding Hood

by: Ladybird
Release date: May 31, 2005
Number of Pages: 48
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When Little Red Riding Hood goes to visit her Grandmother’s house in the forest, all is not quite as it seems. “What big eyes you have”, “what big teeth you have!” she exclaims. A cunning wolf has swallowed her Grandmother and disguised himself to trick Little Red Riding Hood – and then he’s going to eat her too!
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11. My Bedtime Collection Of First Favorite Tales

by: Ladybird
Release date: Oct 05, 1999
Number of Pages: 144
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This collection includes “Goldilocks and the Three Bears”, “The Gingerbread Man”, “The Little Red Hen”, “Three Billy Goats Gruff” and “The Three Little Pigs”. The familiar tales use rhythmic text to help build reading skills.
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12. NIAN, THE LUNAR DRAGON: A FAMOUS CHINESE LEGEND RETOLD BY SOFIA GOODSOUL AND MARINA KITE

by: SOFIA GOODSOULMARINA KITE
Release date: Feb 06, 2016
Number of Pages: 14
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Nian, the Lunar Dragon is an entertaining, beautifully illustrated rhyming narrative for young readers about the legend behind the traditional Chinese celebration of the lunar new year. According to the lunar calendar, Chinese New Year commences with the new moon (Latin: luna) in the beginning of spring.

A long time ago, the dragon named Nian lived in the deep ocean to the east of China. Nian was a strong and ferocious dragon, which no creature could defeat. Once a year, Nian climbed ashore to hunt for cattle and human prey. The people of the nearby villages and towns lived in terror, and each New Year’s Eve they had to leave their homes to save themselves. One day, a monk came to the village. He knew a well-kept secret about how to scare Nian away and free the Chinese people from the danger and their fear.

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13. The Pied Piper of Hamelin (Silver Penny Stories)

by: Kathleen OlmsteadSarah S Brannen
Release date: Apr 01, 2014
Number of Pages: 48
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When the Pied Piper comes to Hamelin, he offers to rid the town of all its rats. And he does—but when the Mayor won’t pay what he promised, the Pied Piper takes a terrible revenge …

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14. The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (Young Reading Series 1 Gift Books)

by: Fiona (RTL) ChandlerPoly Bernatene
Release date: Jan 01, 2007
Number of Pages: 48
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Thanks to his laziness, the sorcerer’s apprentice dabbles in magic far beyond his abilities. But when the consequences of his actions begin to spiral dangerously out of control, he finds himself in big trouble.
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15. Sozo Key, Maps the Dog: Shares his treasure (Sozo Keys)

by: T.S. Cherry
Release date: May 19, 2015
Number of Pages: 30
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Tommy’s mom brings home a very special dog from the pound.

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16. The Yiddish Fish

by: Santiago Cohen
Release date: Nov 04, 2014
Number of Pages: 32
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Rob Costello, a fishmonger, must be hearing things, because he swears a fish is speaking to him. Furthermore, it’s speaking Yiddish?and Rob doesn’t even speak Yiddish. Oy vey! Although Mr. Lipshitz, Rob’s boss, is skeptical at first, he eventually hears the fish speak, too. ?It sounds like my aunt Louise!” he says. When the mysterious fish seeks refuge back in the fish barrel and Rob and Mr. Lipshitz try to find him again, it looks as though they might have to set their entire catch free. After all, a Yiddish fish doesn’t come around every day.

The Yiddish Fish is a silly picture book for the whole family. Author/illustrator Santiago Cohen’s colorfully drawn scenes are captivating and add a bit of magic to this true-life?inspired story. Children are sure to love reading and speculating about this modern-day miracle. The Yiddish Fish will definitely get people talking?and maybe even a fish or two!

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17. The Owl and the Woodpecker

by: Brian Wildsmith
Release date: Apr 20, 2000
Number of Pages: 32
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The Woodpecker sleeps all night and works all day. In the tree next door, the Owl works all night and sleeps all day. The two of them don’t like each other. They quarrel so much that all the other animals in the forest are upset. How can they sort this out?

(paperback reissue of ISBN 0-19-272255-7)

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18. Seven Blind Mice

by: Ed YoungEd Young
Release date: Mar 15, 2012
Number of Pages: 36
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The Caldecott Honor book and modern classic now in boardbook format. Finally!

Nearly twenty years ago, Ed Young translated the ancient parable of the seven blind men and the elephant into a modern children’s classic, one as simple as it is profound. A lesson in colors, numbers, the days of the week and most important, knowledge, this beautifully illustrated book has stood the test of time and continues to entertain and teach. Now in board book format, even the youngest children can experience the beauty and wisdom.

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19. The First Strawberries (Picture Puffins)

by: Joseph BruchacAnna Vojtech
Release date: Jun 01, 1998
Number of Pages: 32
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From an award-winning Native American storyteller comes this captivating re-telling of a Cherokee legend, which explains how strawberries came to be.

Long ago, the first man and woman quarrelled. The woman left in anger, but the Sun sent tempting berries to Earth to slow the wife’s retreat. Luminous paintings perfectly complement this simple, lyrical text. 

“Complete harmony of text and pictures: altogether lovely.”– Kirkus Reviews, pointer review

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20. The Name of the Tree: A Bantu Tale Retold

by: Celia Barker LottridgeIan Wallace
Release date: Feb 21, 2002
Number of Pages: 36
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When a drought spreads through the land of the short grass, the animals set out across the great plain to find food. Their only hope for survival is a tree with a variety of colorful fruit. The problem is its branches are too high. To reach them, the wise old turtle says, one must know the name of the tree, something only King Lion is privy to. In this Bantu folktale retold by Celia Barker Lottridge, the hero is not the most cunning or the strongest but the one that tries the hardest. Ian Wallace’s striking illustrations of desert landscape and luscious fruit help bring this tale to life.
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21. The Rainbabies

by: Laura Krauss MelmedJim LaMarche
Release date: Sep 23, 1992
Number of Pages: 32
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In the magic of a moonshower, a childless couple find a dozen tiny babies in the grass. Small enough to rock to sleep in a pair of wooden shoes, the children never grow. Even the tiniest babies can bring big adventures, though, and these little ones seem to find trouble as easily as bees find flowers. But the old couple’s love never waivers and in the end they are rewarded with their hearts’ desire.

Written in classic folktale tradition, illustrated with astonishing paintings, this beautiful story is woven from magic and moonbeams.

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22. TALES OF UNCLE TOMPA

by: Rinjing Dorje
Release date: Sep 01, 1997
Number of Pages: 160
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The Western world has become familiar with Tibet through the Buddhist teachings of
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23. The Rich Man and the Shoe-Maker (Oxford Classic Fables)

by: Brian Wildsmith
Release date: Apr 20, 2000
Number of Pages: 32
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The shoe-maker is a poor man, but he is so happy that he sings all day long. His next-door neighbor, a rich man, is not so happy. He can’t sleep because of all the singing. How can he stop the shoe-maker from making so much noise? Would a bag of gold do the job?

(paperback reissue of ISBN 0-19-272104-6)

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24. The Gingerbread Man

by: Jim AylesworthBarbara McClintock
Release date: Sep 01, 2010
Number of Pages: 32
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This New York Times Book Review Best Illustrated Book is now in Board Book format just in time for the holidays!

This irresistible retelling of the Gingerbread Man by Jim Aylesworth and illustrated by Barbara McClintock is now in board book format for the first time, and it’s a perfect treat for cookie lovers everywhere.

Children enjoy chiming in with Aylesworth’s charming, rollicking refrains, accompanied by whimsical animal images and a delicious recipe for gingerbread men. (Note: the text has been adapted to fit board book format)
 

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25. Morgan Mine (Serendipity)

by: Stephen CosgroveRobin James
Release date: Aug 01, 2002
Number of Pages: 28
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Sharing life lessons and memorable morals, the Serendipity books are a seasoned favorite with children and parents alike. So, journey to the magical, mystical land of Serendipity with these four cherished editions featuring newly revised text from the author.

A young princess must learn the lesson of patience before Morgan the Unicorn will trust her.

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26. Who’s Under The Bed?: Bedtime Storybook For Children Ages 3-5 (Bedtime Books For Toddlers & Children 1)

by: Ally NathanielSugarSnailMarnie L. Mai
Release date: Dec 15, 2013
Number of Pages: 24
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27. Peter Pan in Kensington Gardens

by: James Matthew Barrie
Release date: Jan 01, 2010
Number of Pages: 172
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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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28. Aesop’s Fables

by: Jerry Pinkney
Release date: Sep 01, 2000
Number of Pages: 96
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In this elegantly designed volume, more than sixty of Aesop’s timeless fables have been carefully selected, humorously retold, and brought gloriously to life by four-time Caldecott Honor-winner Jerry Pinkney. Included are the Shepherd Boy and The Wolf, the Lion and the Mouse, the Tortoise and the Hare, plus many other charactersand moralsthat have inspired countless readers for centuries. With more than fifty magnificent full-color illustrations, this handsome edition is a must for every bookshelf.
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29. Andersen’s Fairy Tales

by: Hans Christian Andersen
Release date: Nov 01, 2005
Number of Pages: 148
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Andersen’s Fairy Tales are deservedly famous; if you don’t own a copy of this fine work, you certainly ought to. Included in this volume are “The Emperor’s New Clothes,” “The Swineherd,” “The Real Princess,” “The Shoes of Fortune,” “The Fir Tree,” “The Leap-Frog,” “The Elderbush,” “The Bell,” “The Old House,” “The Happy Family,” “The Story of a Mother,” “The False Collar,” “The Shadow,” “The Little Match Girl,” “The Dream of Little Tuk,” “The Naughty Boy,” and “The Red Shoes.”

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30. Paul Bunyan (Spanish edition) (Reading Rainbow Books (Rayo))

by: Steven KelloggSteven Kellogg
Release date: Jun 13, 2006
Number of Pages: 48
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¿Quién fue el bebé más grande que naciera jamás en el estado de Maine?

¿Quién cavó los Grandes Lagos? ¿Quién excavó el Gran Cañón? Paul Bunyan ¡por supuesto! El mejor, más rápido leñador estadounidense, y el héroe favorito de historias fantásticas.

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