The 10 Most Fun Interactive Books for Kids

Kids will love getting stuck into these engrossing interactive books. They include all sorts of fun features, such as flaps to lift, poke-through holes, touchy-feely textures, exciting pop-ups and lots more. See below for the most fun interactive books for kids, ordered by target age.

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1. The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Eric Carle | Babies & Toddlers

This classic picture book has enchanted generations of little ones with colourful collage pictures, poke-through holes and a sweet, simple story. A hungry green caterpillar has a very big appetite and eats more and more food every day - but he eats so much, he becomes ill! He learns his lesson and resolves to eat more healthily in future. One day, he spins a cocoon around himself, and two weeks later, he emerges as a beautiful butterfly with gorgeous wings - the perfect happy ending!

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2. Where's Spot?

Eric Hill | Toddlers

The adorable little dog Spot stars in this classic interactive book. Spot's gone missing, and little ones will have heaps of fun searching for him under the flaps! With catchy repetition and bold illustrations, this is a wonderful book for young readers.

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3. Dear Zoo

Rod Campbell | Toddlers

This engaging book features fun flaps to lift, guaranteed to enthral toddlers! Look under the flaps to find the perfect pet and uncover all sorts of exotic creatures. What will it be next - an elephant, a monkey, perhaps even a lion? With charming repetition and vibrant illustrations, this is a tried-and-tested favourite with little readers.

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4. Peep Inside: Beauty and the Beast

Usborne | 3+

This mesmerising book features die-cut artwork, laser-cut holes, flaps, cutaways and lots of sumptuous illustrations. When Belle's father stumbles upon the Beast's castle, he is taken prisoner, and Belle must rush to the rescue. She agrees to take her father's place, but once she gets to know the Beast, she sees beyond his rough, tough exterior, and helps him unearth his human side once more. This beautiful book is sure to captivate children.

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5. Under the Same Sky

Britta Teckentrup | 3+

This poignant and lyrical book features charming animal characters and cut-outs for children to peek through. It explores the way many people (and creatures) in lands, oceans and forests near and far have the same hopes and dreams, conveying important themes of togetherness and connections that transcend distance.

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6. The Dragon Keeper's Handbook

Katie Haworth | 5+

When you open a mysterious parcel that arrives for you in the post, you find a dragon's egg. Congratulations - you've been chosen to become a Dragon Keeper! This guide contains all the advice kids will need on their journey through scorched eyebrows, hair-raising riding lessons, and trying to manage their new companion's insatiable hunger for treasure. This book covers a baby dragon's first moments, dragon health, the art of dragon telepathy and lots more - but beware of the ferocious pop-ups within!

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7. The Mick Inkpen Treasury

Mick Inkpen | 5+

This timeless treasury contains seven of Mick Inkpen's classic children's stories, from The Blue Balloon, where Kipper first appears, to Billy's Beetle and Penguin Small. It features a special Kipper bookmark, gatefolds, flaps and a pop-up, all in a beautiful book that children will cherish.

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8. Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll | 5+

This stunning edition of the classic tale features a number of pop-up surprises and exciting sounds, ensuring little ones become immersed in Alice's adventures. This book will delight adults and children alike with enchanting illustrations, a fantastical storyline and unforgettable characters, including the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter.

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9. Coppelia

Rosie Dickins | 5+

This spellbinding picture book vividly brings to life the story of Coppelia, in which an inventor creates a dancing doll so lifelike that a local village boy, Franz, falls in love with her. Readers can listen to the wonderful music from the ballet by pressing the buttons on the sound panel, making this a magical read.

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10. The Chronicles of Narnia Colouring Book

Based on the stories of C. S. Lewis | 9+

This beautifully-designed colouring book uses the original, stunning illustrations by Pauline Baynes, making it the perfect gift for fans of The Chronicles of Narnia. Venture through the wardrobe and discover the world of Narnia, an exciting place filled with magic, fantastical creatures and plenty of adventure. Featuring original artwork from all seven stories, the book also includes intricate patterns - created using the characters and elements unique to Narnia - as well as amazing maps and inspirational quotes.

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  • AIGXS 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £19.89
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    This treasury contains seven of Mick Inkpen's classic children's stories - from The Blue Balloon, where Kipper first appears to Billy's Beetle and Penguin Small. With a special Kipper bookmark, gatefolds, flaps and a simple pop-up this classic collection is a perfect present. 'The charmingly comical Inkpen, as always, hits the spot.' The Guardian
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    Created by Eric Hill, Spot the dog has entertained generations of toddlers and this sturdy and interactive board book gives little ones the chance to have hours of fun searching under the flaps for him!

    Children will love the repetition of "Is he in the clock? Is he in the box? Is he under the rug?" and will enjoy predicting what's going to happen with the turn of every page!

    A fun and interactive children's book that will be returned to again and again - Spot books never fail to impress.
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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.
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    Well-loved by babies, toddlers and their parents, and used extensively by teachers, too, Eric Carle's The Very Hungry Caterpillar has enchanted generations of readers.

    Babies will love the interaction of poking their fingers through the holes in this sturdy board book and toddlers can learn the days of the week with its help. Bright and original illustrations, with an entertaining story, make this a fabulous book to share with babies and toddlers.
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    A beautiful keepsake book of a classic tale, this edition of Lewis Carroll's much-loved Alice in Wonderland features a number of pop-up surprises and exciting sounds that will make little ones feel as if they are joining Alice on her incredible adventures. With stunning colour illustrations, this is a book that will also delight parents with its fantastical storyline and is sure to evoke strong memories from childhood. It features all the beloved characters that have made their mark in literary history including the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts, the Mock Turtle and the Mad Hatter.

  • AOXLF 5 years +
    5 years +
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    This vividly illustrated picture book tells the story of the ballet Coppelia, in which an inventor creates a dancing doll so lifelike that a local village boy, Franz, falls in love with her. Press the buttons on the sound panel down to hear the beautiful music from the ballet by Leo Delibes.
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    5 years +
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    A parcel has arrived in the post for you. When you open it, you find a dragon's egg. Congratulations! You have been chosen to become a Dragon Keeper. This handbook will help you on your journey through singed eyebrows, hair-raising riding lessons and trying to control your new friend's insatiable thirst for treasure. Your baby dragon's first moments, dragon health, the art of dragon telephathy and more are covered in this, the only guide you need to become a Dragon Keeper!
  • Peep Inside: Beauty and the Beast - Hardback - 9781474920544
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    3 years +
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    Beauty and the Beast is one of the classic fairy tales and this book brings it up to date with stunning die-cut artwork and laser-cut holes and cutaways.

    When Belle's inventor father stumbles upon the Beast's castle and is taken prisoner, she comes to the rescue and agrees to take his place. She manages to see beneath the Beast's exterior and helps him discover his human side once again...

    Perfect for sharing, the intricate images and holes make this book one that will enchant the whole family.
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    Britta Teckentrup has firmly established herself as one of our favourite illustrators and all of the books we have sold featuring her artwork have proven to be bestsellers. Under the Same Sky is a charming picture book that celebrates the emotions we all share.

    With animal characters, lyrical text and cut-outs for children to peek through, this is a lovely book that talks about how many people (and creatures) have the same hopes and dreams.

    From lands near and far to the same seas and faraway forests, this is a gorgeous book for you to share.
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    A beautifully designed colouring book, using the original, stunning illustrations by Pauline Baynes - a perfect gift for fans of The Chronicles of Narnia, and for anyone, of any age, who enjoys colouring in. Step through the wardrobe and enter the magical world of Narnia - a glorious land of centaurs, fauns and Aslan, the great lion. Join, Peter, Susan, Edmund and Lucy on their adventures and let your imagination run free as they stand against the White Witch, voyage across the seas and face a last ferocious battle to save Narnia. This beautifully designed colouring book contains iconic, original artwork from all seven stories in The Chronicles of Narnia. It also includes intricate patterns - created using characters and elements unique to Narnia - delightful maps and inspirational quotes for you to colour in. The official The Chronicles of Narnia Colouring book - celebrating this classic, epic and much-loved series.