Top 10 Best Novelty Books for 5-year-olds

With a variety of fun novelty features - including flaps, sounds, stickers, pop-ups and more - children will love these exciting novelty books. See below for some of the best novelty books for 5-year-olds.

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1. My Big Seek-and-Find Book

Kids can enjoy hours of creative fun with this enthralling seek-and-find book. It features puzzles, odd-one-outs, spot-the-differences, mazes and hidden pictures, as well as brilliant, bright artwork. Complete with a wipe-clean pen, this awesome activity book is sure to delight children.

2. Space Sticker Book

Fiona Watt

This space-tacular book features a light-hearted look at space travel, with scenes depicting the vastness of space, the inside of a space station, and the surface of the moon. It contains hundreds of brilliant stickers, including planets, stars, asteroids, astronauts, rovers and lots more.

3. Look Inside: Your Body

Louie Stowell

This fantastic flap book introduces children to the way their bodies work in a fun, informative way. Perfect for little fingers, it's full of surprises to keep enquiring minds engaged, including flaps beneath flaps and a cheeky peek inside a toilet cubicle. Young readers' minds will boggle as they learn about how their brains work, what happens when they eat, how their lungs use oxygen and lots more.

4. Pop-up Jungle

Fiona Watt

Creep through the dense undergrowth of the jungle and discover an entire menagerie of exotic animals, from mischievous monkeys to terrific tigers! Watch them leap off the pages of this exciting pop-up book, in which illustrations are brought to life in exuberant detail as 3D scenes emerge from each page.

5. Alice in Wonderland

Lewis Carroll

This beautiful edition of the classic tale features a number of pop-up surprises and exciting sounds, ensuring little ones feel immersed in the adventures of Alice. With spellbinding illustrations, this book will delight adults and children alike with its fantastical storyline and classic characters, including the White Rabbit, the Queen of Hearts and the Mad Hatter.

6. First Sticker Book: Optical Illusions

Sam Taplin

Discover the eye-boggling fun of optical illusions with this stunning Usborne book, which contains more than 150 stickers. Watch as mysterious movements, shifting shapes and wobbling arrows are brought to life when the stickers are applied to the pages to complete the images. Great for learning about sight and vision, children will also develop their hand-eye coordination with this mind-bending book.

7. Scribbles and Nibbles: Alphabetti Spaghetti

This activity pad features dinner plate-sized sheets, packed with drawing and colouring fun, as well as puzzles, mazes, doodles, wordsearches and dot-to-dots. Kids can enjoy over 50 pages of wonderfully-illustrated fun, with plenty of room for them to get creative! Based around the letters of the alphabet, children will learn in an engaging, interactive way. This book is perfect for keeping children busy in restaurants or whilst dinner is being prepared.

8. Lift-the-Flap Opposites

Felicity Brooks

Great for enriching young readers' vocabulary in a fun and engaging way, this interactive book features bright illustrations and is the perfect introduction to the idea of opposites.

9. Sticker Dressing: Shakespeare

Rachel Firth

This gorgeous interactive book will introduce kids to the brilliant Bard through super stickers and amazing dressing-up fun! Prepare the actors' costumes as they get ready to take to the stage. This book is a wonderful introduction to Shakespeare, and is sure to inspire a life-long love of the Bard of Avon and his works.

10. Magic Painting Book

Fiona Watt

This book provides a truly magical colouring experience. Simply brush water over the stylish black-and-white illustrations and watch them transform before your very eyes, revealing a rainbow of dazzling colours and vibrantly bringing each scene to life.

  • AAOUQ 5 years +
    Lewis Carroll
    5 years +
    (4)
    • £13.39
    • RRP £14.99
    • Save £1.60

    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.

  • AEUWQ 5 years +
    Louie Stowell
    5 years +
    • £7.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £2.00
    This is a wonderful flap book introducing children to the way their own bodies work in a fun and informative way. It is a new, smaller format of the "Look Inside" series, perfect for little fingers. It is full of surprises to keep enquiring minds entertained, including flaps beneath flaps and a cheeky peek inside a toilet cubicle. Young readers' minds will boggle as they learn about how their brains work, what happens when they eat, how their lungs use oxygen and much more.
  • AMXHK 5 years +
    Felicity Brooks
    5 years +
    • £9.89
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £0.10
    Learning about opposites is a vital pre-school skill, and this interactive book is an engaging introduction to the idea that helps enrich a young person's vocabulary.
  • SDSH 5 years +
    Rachel Firth
    5 years +
    • £1.99
    • RRP £5.99
    • Save £4.00
    The Sticker Dolly Dressing books have been huge hits for the Book People and now we're delighted some of William Shakespeare's much-loved characters, including Hamlet and Macbeth, are part of this bestselling series.

    With over 200 stickers to choose from, children aged 5 and over will have so much fun dressing up the actors as they prepare to take the stage to appear in one of the Bard's famous plays!

    A fun and accessible introduction to the work and characters of Shakespeare, this sticker book is sure to inspire children to look into his works further...
  • AOGXE 5 years +
    Fiona Watt
    5 years +
    • £5.89
    • RRP £6.99
    • Save £1.10
    A light-hearted look at space travel, with scenes showing the vastness of space, the inside of a space station, and the surface of the moon, plus hundreds of stickers with which to fill the pages - with planets, stars, asteroids, astronauts, rovers and lots more.
  • APGIN 5 years +
    Fiona Watt
    5 years +
    • £9.89
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £0.10
    Creep through the dense undergrowth of the jungle to discover a whole menagerie of exotic animals, just waiting to leap off the pages of this busy pop-up book. Illustrations are brought to live in a riot of colour and detail as you turn each page to see a 3-dimensional scene emerge.
  • ANDPG 5 years +
    Fiona Watt
    5 years +
    • £5.89
    • RRP £5.99
    • Save £0.10
    Open this book to see stylish, black and white illustrations...then brush water over them using the aqua pen provided to see them change before your very eyes, as a rainbow of colours magically reveal themselves and bring each scene to life.
  • FSOI 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £4.99
    • Save £2.00
    With over 150 stickers, this Usborne book will introduce children aged 5 and over to the eye-boggling joy of optical illusions.

    There are mysterious movements, shifting shapes and wobbling arrows that will be created when the stickers are stuck on the pages to complete the images. The book also provides scientific explanations for why each illusion happens.

    Ideal for learning about sight and vision, this book can also help children develop their hand-eye coordination skills.
  • SNAS 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    The dinner plate-sized sheets in this activity pad are bursting with over 50 pages of fun including puzzles, mazes, doodles, wordsearches and dot-to-dots.

    Beautifully illustrated with plenty of room for children to doodle and be creative, it will also inspire them to make their own exciting pictures.

    Based around the letters of the alphabet, this book provides children with an interactive way of learning - and they can even enjoy colouring in while doing so.

    Perfect to keep children busy while you prepare their dinner or for taking to restaurants.
  • BSAF 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £4.00
    Complete with a wipe-clean pen, this book contains a number of activities children aged 3 and over will love to complete again and again.

    There are puzzles, odd-one-outs, spot-the-differences, mazes and hidden pictures and the artwork is completely eye-catching. The spiral-bound format makes it easy for children to find the page they want to complete and it's sure to keep them busy on rainy or stay-at-home days.