Pop Up Books Your Kids Won't Be Putting Down

Sometimes encouraging young children to read books can be tricky so finding something more interactive can be a real help. Pop up books are great for grabbing and holding your kids' attentions while also letting them follow a story or be introduced to new details about the world. So, if you're looking for something to keep your kids entertained and get them more comfortable with reading then these pop up books are definitely worth trying out...

1. Mermaid Kingdom

Ag Jatkowska

This gorgeous pop up book follows the aquatic adventures of three mermaids, Sandy, Shelley and Sparkle, preparing for a royal visit from Queen Marina. With 3 pop up scenes to explore, your toddlers will love diving into the world of the Mermaid Kingdom.

2. Tree House Hotel 

Maggie Bateson

A lovely story and a pop up playset are combined in this must-have book for your little readers. When Kenny Kitten goes missing it's up to Betty Bunny to find him before the Tree House Hotel's grand feast! The playset comes complete with cut outs of the characters, allowing you to bring the magic of the Tree House Hotel into your own home!

3. Tales from Acorn Wood: Fox's Socks and Hide-and-Seek Pig

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is well-known for being an author of incredible children's fiction, sometimes her characters feel so real and likable they're practically jumping off the page but in her series of Acorn Wood flip-the-flap books they really are! Illustrated by Axel Scheffler, these books see Fox and Pig on their silly rhyming escapades. These beautiful books are a must for your children and are a great way of introducing them (and yourself!) to the wonderful world of Julia Donaldson.

4. Dear Zoo

Rod Campbell

Our board book version of Rod Campbell's classic Dear Zoo is perfect for all young animal lovers. The story sees a young child ask the local zoo to send them a new pet so they send various creatures in crates for them to choose from. These animals are then slowly revealed through the lift-the-flaps in the book. Cute and entertaining, this book will introduce your kids to a range of animals and is sure to capture their imaginations. 

5. Playtown Books: Airport, Farm and Emergency

Roger Priddy

Roger Priddy's Playtown books are perfect for helping children make sense of the world around them by introducing objects and jobs in a simple and engaging way. In each book, they can discover lots of new information in the bright and busy scenes and lift the flaps for even more pictures and details to discover. 

Pop up books are fantastic for introducing fiction to young reluctant readers and as they get more into this exciting style of stories, they'll be developing a real love of books. Take a look at our full range of children's books to see what else might suit your budding bookworms. 

  • DZO2 Toddlers
    Rod Campbell
    Toddlers
    (2)
    • £3.99
    • RRP £6.99
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    Rod Campbell's Dear Zoo has been published in a sturdy board book format to suit very young children. The lively illustrations, simple story and engaging lift-the-flap fun guarantee the book's toddler appeal.

    With its repetition and appealing illustrations, this is bound to be a favourite choice at bedtime for toddlers from 1 and over.
  • HDZ2 Toddlers
    Toddlers
    (1)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £5.99
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    From Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler, the award-winning creators of The Gruffalo, kids will love joining the fun in Acorn Wood in this little book!

    Pig and Hen are playing hide-and-seek. But where on earth could Hen be? Can you lift the flaps and help Pig find out where Hen is hiding?

    With sturdy flaps on every spread and rhyming stories that are a joy to read aloud, the Tales From Acorn Wood have been delighting both parents and toddlers for over fifteen years.
  • EMN2 Babies
    Roger Priddy
    Babies
    • £4.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    This bright and bold board book focuses on the emergency services and the good work they do in Playtown!

    Always busy and working hard to keep the people safe, the detailed artwork has plenty of things for children to spot as they learn about emergency services including firefighters, police and rescue crews and where they work, what they do and the vehicles and equipment they use.

    There are also flaps to lift to reveal more information and two gatefold pages to show what goes on inside Playtown's busy hospital.
  • ATTH 3 years +
    Maggie Bateson
    3 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Kenny Kitten and Betty Bunny are preparing for a stay at the brand new Tree House Hotel but then Kenny goes missing. Will Betty be able to find him before the grand feast begins?

    Children will love reading this fun story and then acting it out by popping up the play set and pieces, including beds and characters. This fantastic book will provide hours of interactive fun; it's a hotel your children will want to stay in!
  • MMKG 3 years +
    Ag Jatkowska
    3 years +
    • £5.99
    • RRP £14.99
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    Discover what life's like under the sea and explore the secret world of Mermaid Kingdom with this beautiful pop-up book.

    Coming with interactive play pieces, this book introduces your children to Sandy, Shelly and Sparkle as they prepare for a very special visit from Queen Marina.

    The mermaids are getting themselves ready, serving up a feast and putting on a show in the three pop-up play scenes.
  • FRO2 Toddlers
    Roger Priddy
    Toddlers
    • £4.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    From the animals to crops, tractors and more, this lift-the-flap book is ideal for teaching little ones aged 2 and up what happens down on the farm.

    Each farm scene is charmingly illustrated and has fun flaps to lift, which reveal hidden surprises underneath. What will they find...?

    The big, bold, illustrated tabs along the top and side of the book that are just right for helping small hands turn the pages on their own, while the clear illustrations and simple text make it perfect for playtime sharing.
  • FSO2 Babies
    Julia Donaldson
    Babies
    (1)
    • £2.99
    • RRP £5.99
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    Tales from Acorn Wood: Fox's Socks is a fun, lift-the-flap book written by former Children's Laureate Julia Donaldson.

    The story is a wild rhyming romp that your toddler will love. With stylish illustrations from Axel Scheffler, and a clueless fox who requires some help finding his socks, this book is lots of fun to read aloud.

    Bright and full of interest, Fox's Socks will appeal to little ones from 2+.
  • AOR2 3 years +
    Roger Priddy
    3 years +
    • £4.99
    • RRP £7.99
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    Everyone's getting set to go away for their holidays. That means it's going to be another busy day at Playtown Airport!

    This bright and bold book is packed with flaps to lift and detailed artwork that shows what happens at an airport. From arrivals to checking in for a flight and boarding the plane, it shows how an airport works.

    There are even gatefold pages that open up to reveal cross-sections of a jumbo jet, including the cockpit, engines and first-class lounge.