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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Best interactive children's books for 2-year-olds, 3-year-olds, toddlers and kids
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle
- Where's Spot by Eric Hill
- Dear Zoo by Rod Campbell
- Peep Inside: Beauty and the Beast
- Under the Same Sky by Britta Teckentrup
- The Dragon Keeper's Handbook by Katie Haworth
- The Mick Inkpen Treasury by Mick Inkpen
- Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
- Coppelia by Rosie Dickins
- The Chronicles of Narnia Colouring Book