Bestselling Action & Adventure Books for 3 Year Olds

Here are the top 30 bestselling action & adventure 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. Paw Patrol Phonics Box Set (PAW Patrol) (Step into Reading)

by: Jennifer LibertsMike Jackson
Release date: Jul 28, 2015
Number of Pages: 144
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This Step into Reading boxed set includes 12 full-color phonics readers featuring the pups of Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol! Each book features a specific phonics concept that will give boys and girls ages 3 to 7 the tools they need to begin reading on their own.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

2. Thomas and Friends: My Red Railway Book Box (Bright & Early Board Books)

by: Rev. W. AwdryTommy Stubbs
Release date: Jan 08, 2008
Number of Pages: 96
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Requested again and again, here, at last, is the Thomas Bright and Early Board Book Box Set. All four of the enormously popular Thomas board books are here: Go, Train, Go!; Stop, Train, Stop!; A Crack in the Track!; and Blue Train, Green Train. Boxed together in a nifty little “lunchbox,” these four books are a feast for Thomas’ smallest fans. The box features a sturdy handle and a velcro close and is perfect for Thomas lovers on the go.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

3. Phonics Power! (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) (Step into Reading)

by: Jennifer LibertsPatrick Spaziante
Release date: Jul 28, 2015
Number of Pages: 144
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This Step into Reading boxed set includes 12 full-color phonics readers featuring Raphael, Donatello, Leonardo, and Michaelangelo of Nickelodeon’s Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Each book features a specific phonics concept that will give boys and girls ages 3 to 7 the tools they need to begin reading on their own.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Turtles

4. Curious George Four Board Book Set

by: H. A. ReyH.A. ReyMargret
Release date: Sep 24, 2001
Number of Pages: 150
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Curious George, the beguiling little monkey, is one of the most beloved of all children’s book characters. Now this collection of four board books featuring Curious George is available in a sturdy, reusable, carry-along box. Brightly colored and suitably scaled for the youngest readers, the books feature art from the original storybooks by H. A. Rey.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Apes & Monkeys

5. 5-Minute Marvel Stories (5-Minute Stories)

by: Disney Book GroupDisney Book Group
Release date: Oct 02, 2012
Number of Pages: 192
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Marvel Super Heroes are quite busy saving the day from battling crooks and robbers to evil alien invaders, mutants, and super villains! Each of these twelve stories is the perfect length for reading aloud in about five minutes, making them perfect for jam-packed days. This treasury stars all your favorite Marvel Super Heroes-including Spider-Man and Iron Man-and features a padded cover, and action packed full-page and spot illustrations. Now the Super Heroes’s adventures are the way to go before bedtime, on the go, or any moment!
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

6. Mickey Saves Santa (Mickey Mouse Clubhouse)

by: Disney Book GroupDisney Storybook Art Team
Release date: Sep 15, 2009
Number of Pages: 24
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Super Cheers! This delightful Christmas story with two punch-out ornaments and foil stickers to decorate them will make the holidays Super Cheerful!

Mickey and his friends are all ready for a Christmas Eve sleepover at the Clubhouse. They’ve written their lists and can’t wait for Santa Claus to arrive. But there’s a big problem at the North Pole and Santa won’t be coming unless he gets some help. Join your favorite Clubhouse friends as they set out to save the day and rescue Christmas.

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Children’s Books > Animals

7. The Snail and the Whale

by: Julia DonaldsonAxel Scheffler
Release date: Apr 06, 2006
Number of Pages: 32
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When a tiny snail meets a humpback whale, the two travel together to far-off lands. It’s a dream come true for the snail, who has never left home before. But when the whale swims too close to shore, will the snail be able to save her new friend?
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Children’s Books > Animals > Bugs & Spiders

8. The Little Red Rescue Box (PAW Patrol)

by: Random HouseRandom House
Release date: Jul 26, 2016
Number of Pages: 96
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Boys and girls ages 0 to 3 will love this box of four board books starring the awesome pups of Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol! It features a sturdy handle for adventures on the go.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

9. There Is a Bird On Your Head! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

by: Mo WillemsMo Willems
Release date: Jul 31, 2007
Number of Pages: 64
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Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.


In There Is a Bird On My Head!, Gerald discovers that there is something worse than a bird on your head-two birds on your head! Can Piggie help her best friend?


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Children’s Books > Animals > Elephants

10. Ghostbusters (Ghostbusters) (Little Golden Book)

by: John SazaklisAlan Batson
Release date: Sep 13, 2016
Number of Pages: 24
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For over 30 years the original Ghostbusters movie has been giving fans of all ages laugh-out-loud thrills and chills. Now, for the first time ever, boys and girls ages 3 to 7 can enjoy the classic Ghostbusters in a lighthearted Little Golden Book retelling that will introduce them to Slimer, Ecto-1, and, of course, the Ghostbusters!
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

11. Good Night, Lightning (Disney/Pixar Cars) (Glow-in-the-Dark Board Book)

by: RH DisneyRH Disney
Release date: Jan 08, 2013
Number of Pages: 12
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It’s bedtime in Radiator Springs, but before Lightning McQueen can go to sleep, he has to say goodnight to all of his friends from Disney/Pixar’s Cars! This glow-in-the-dark board book, featuring glow on every page, is the perfect way to get boys ages 0-5 ready for bed.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

12. Amazing Machines: Truckload of Fun (10-Book Set)

by: Tony MittonAnt Parker
Release date: Sep 15, 2007
Number of Pages: 24
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Amazing Machines: Truckload of Fun (10-Book Set) by Tony Mitton, Illustrated by Ant Parker

The bestselling Amazing Machines series is now available in a charming box set. With ten mini editions inside, this collection is the perfect gift for any preschooler who loves machines. From airplanes to rockets to tractors, these critically acclaimed picture books are full of fun rhyming text, bright artwork, and wacky animal characters that will engage and delight young children as they learn about machines. Each book includes a helpful illustrated glossary of technical words to help build vocabulary.

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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

13. Princess Adventure Stories (Storybook Collection)

by: Disney Book GroupDisney Storybook Art Team
Release date: Jul 30, 2013
Number of Pages: 304
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Little girls love empowered princess role models, and this new addition to the bestselling storybook collection series is filled with seventeen tales of adventure and bravery starring the Disney Princesses. From Belle and Ariel to Rapunzel and Tiana, the princesses show their courageous spirits as they go on quests and take on challenges in this keepsake collection featuring more than 200 beautiful illustrations and gilded pages.
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Children’s Books > Growing Up & Facts of Life > Friendship, Social Skills & School Life > Girls & Women

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

by: Leslie McGuire
Release date: Oct 08, 1996
Number of Pages: 32
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Big Frank tells young readers all about firefighting and the many other important jobs firefighters do: fire safety training, fire inspection, helping at accident scenes, and more. It’s all in a day’s–and night’s–work for our firefighting friend and his crew. The detailed full-color illustrations in this paperback book will fascinate readers.
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Children’s Books > Education & Reference > Jobs & Careers

15. Hide-and-Go-Swim! (Bubble Guppies) (Nifty Lift-and-Look)

by: Random HouseMJ Illustrations
Release date: Jul 22, 2014
Number of Pages: 12
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The Bubble Guppies star in this big board book featuring over 30 flaps to lift! With sturdy pages and surprises under every flap, boys and girls ages 0 to 3 will love learning about colors, shapes, numbers, and more with Gil, Molly, Bubble Puppy, and their friends from the hit Nickelodeon TV series Bubble Guppies.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

16. Star Wars ABC-3PO: Alphabet Book

by: Calliope GlassCaitlin KennedyKatie Cook
Release date: Jun 14, 2016
Number of Pages: 48
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Experience the ABC’s like never before
With galactic friends who are hardly a bore.
From Akbar to Zeb, this nice little primer
Will teach you and make you an excellent rhymer.
So, Padawans, prepare, get ready, get set
To learn the ways of the Force–and the alphabet!
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

17. Patrol Pals (Paw Patrol) (Friendship Box)

by: Random HouseRandom House
Release date: Jul 28, 2015
Number of Pages: 48
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Ryder and the puppies from Nickelodeon’s PAW Patrol prove that teamwork is the best way to save the day. Boys and girls ages 0 to 3 will love this sturdy box featuring four board books and a plastic handle for puppy power on the go!
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

18. Roaring Rockets (Amazing Machines)

by: Tony MittonAnt Parker
Release date: Sep 15, 2000
Number of Pages: 24
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Amazing Machines: Roaring Rockets by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker

Rockets have power. They rise and roar. This rocket’s waiting, ready to soar. Rockets carry astronauts with cool, white suits oxygen helmets and gravity boots. Blast off with more out-of-this-world couplets! This time it is machines that fly. In bright and bold illustrations that are as witty as the text, the animal crew roars and whizzes into outer space.

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Children’s Books > Animals

19. The Tale of Peter Rabbit Story Board Book

by: Beatrix Potter
Release date: Mar 01, 1999
Number of Pages: 12
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Finally, The Tale of Peter Rabbit is available in a colorful board book. This generously sized book tells Beatrix Potter’s famous tale of naughty Peter Rabbit’s adventures in Mr. McGregor’s garden. Young children will be enchanted by the simple text and beautiful illustrations, which bring a classic story vibrantly to life. The board book format is sturdy and accessible, perfect for young readers, but adults will enjoy it too for bed-time read-aloud. As a board book, The Tale of Peter Rabbit will captivate children and offer them an early introduction to the world of Peter Rabbit and all his friends.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Rabbits

20. Elephants Cannot Dance! (An Elephant and Piggie Book)

by: Mo WillemsMo Willems
Release date: Jun 09, 2009
Number of Pages: 64
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Gerald is careful. Piggie is not.
Piggie cannot help smiling. Gerald can.
Gerald worries so that Piggie does not have to.

Gerald and Piggie are best friends.

In Elephants Cannot Dance! Piggie tries to teach Gerald some new moves. But will Gerald teach Piggie something even more important?
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Children’s Books > Animals > Elephants

21. These are The Avengers Level 1 Reader (World of Reading)

by: Disney Book GroupDisney Book Group
Release date: Apr 24, 2012
Number of Pages: 32
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The Marvel Heroes of Reading line of early readers is designed to offer reluctant readers, specifically boys, books that they will want to read by featuring characters they love. The series is broken into three levels that invoke the rigorous training courses their favorite Marvel heroes must engage in to perfect their super powers. In reading this series, boys will prefect their own power to read.

Meet the Mighty Avengers introduces readers ages 4-6 to the world of Marvel’s popular Super HeroTeam that includes Iron Man, Captain America, Thor and the Hulk!
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction > Chapter Books & Readers > Chapter Books

22. The Reindeer Wish

by: Lori EvertPer Breiehagen
Release date: Oct 06, 2015
Number of Pages: 48
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New York Times bestselling duo Lori Evert and Per Breiehagen (The Christmas Wish and The Tiny Wish) sweep us back into their enchanting world with yet another breathtaking adventure featuring their daughter, Anja.
 
When Anja discovers an abandoned reindeer baby in the woods, she cares for it and raises it as her own. They become dear friends and have many adventures together, but as the reindeer grows he wishes to rejoin his kind. So Anja leads him to join the greatest reindeer of all—those of Santa’s sled team.
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Children’s Books > Animals

23. Disney Storybook Collection

by: Disney Book GroupDisney Storybook Art Team
Release date: May 05, 2015
Number of Pages: 304
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Featuring your favorite Disney characters, these bestselling storybook collections have been completely redesigned with all new covers, gilded pages, newly edited text, and a classic new look with over 250 illustrations-including full-page artwork from the Disney archives.
From Frozen to The Lion King, the best-loved stories of all time are now even better and re-create the movie magic of the most beloved Disney films. Enhanced with new pieces of art from the Disney archives, these stories are still the ideal length for reading aloud.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

24. Walt Disney’s Peter Pan (Disney Peter Pan) (Little Golden Book)

by: RH DisneyAl Dempster
Release date: Jan 23, 2007
Number of Pages: 24
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Peter Pan and his fairy friend Tinker Bell are back in this vintage Little Golden Book! Featuring gorgeous illustrations from 1952, this children’s classic is being reissued just in time for the release of Walt Disney’s Peter Pan Platinum Edition DVD.
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Children’s Books > Literature & Fiction

25. Happy Holidays, Bubble Guppies! (Bubble Guppies) (Pictureback with Flaps)

by: Mary TillworthMike Jackson
Release date: Sep 10, 2013
Number of Pages: 16
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‘Tis the season for Nickelodeon’s Bubble Guppies! This holiday-themed storybook for boys and girls ages 3–7 includes lift-the-flap surprises on every page.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

26. Ghostbusters: Who You Gonna Call (Ghostbusters 2016) (Little Golden Book)

by: John SazaklisAlan Batson
Release date: Sep 13, 2016
Number of Pages: 24
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Thirty years after the original film took the world by storm, Ghostbusters is back and fully rebooted for a new generation. Director Paul Feig combines all the paranormal-fighting elements that made the original franchise so beloved with a cast of new characters, played by the funniest actors working today. The Ghostbusters are back and ready to save the world! Boys and girls ages 3 to 7 will love this laugh-out-loud Little Golden Book retelling, which features some of their favorite moments from the new hit film!
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

27. It’s Time for Bubble Puppy! (Bubble Guppies) (Little Golden Book)

by: Golden BooksEren Unten
Release date: Jan 10, 2012
Number of Pages: 24
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Children ages 2-5 who love Nickelodeon’s Bubble Guppies will enjoy this charmingly-illustrated Little Golden Book.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Dogs

28. 5-Minute Avengers Stories (5-Minute Stories)

by: Marvel Press Book Group
Release date: Nov 17, 2015
Number of Pages: 192
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Earth’s Mightiest Heroes are quite busy saving the day from battling crooks and robbers to evil alien invaders and super villains! Each of these twelve stories is the perfect length for reading aloud in about five minutes, making great quick reads. This treasury stars old favorites (such as Captain America and Iron Man) as well as new Avengers (Falcon and Vision). With a padded cover, and action-packed full-page and spot illustrations, Super Heroes’s adventures are the way to go before bedtime, on the go, or any time of day!
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

29. Big Heroes! (DC Super Friends) (Little Golden Book)

by: Billy WrecksGolden Books
Release date: May 10, 2011
Number of Pages: 24
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When Lex Luthor uses a device to shrink them down to the size of ants, the Super Friends must use their superpowers to escape from animals now bigger than them, stop Lex from taking over Metropolis, and return to their normal sizes.
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Children’s Books > Action & Adventure

30. The Lion King (Little Golden Book)

by: Disney
Release date: Sep 09, 2003
Number of Pages: 24
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The exciting tale of Simba, a young cub who earns his place in the Circle of Life, is retold in the classic Little Golden Book format. Boys and girls ages 2-5 will roar with excitement as they read this retelling of Disney’s The Lion King, being released on Diamond Edition Blu Ray and DVD fall 2011.
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Children’s Books > Animals > Lions, Tigers & Leopards

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