Top 10 Best Novelty Books for 9-year-olds

Featuring all sorts of interactive elements, including puzzles, activities, crafts and more, these exciting novelty books are sure to engross kids for hours. See below for the best novelty books for 9-year-olds.

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1. You vs. the Book

This innovative book features an awesome maze on the front cover. It's bursting with perplexing puzzles, brain-busters and heaps of quirky fun. Test yourself with a series of quizzes and conundrums, ranging from easily-solvable puzzles to tougher challenges that may require more patience, perseverance and skill. They include mazes, observational tests and memory games, perfect for brain-training and hours of enjoyment.

2. Secret Stuff for Dreamers Journal

Unlock the secrets of your dreams with this spellbinding journal. It explains what dreams can mean and provides tips and tricks for making the most of the things children experience in dreams. Kids can record their night-time reveries the moment they wake up and can then investigate them with this beautiful book. They can also figure out the reasons for nightmares and discover how other events occurring in their lives may affect what they dream about.

3. Zip It Up! The Best Friends Book About Us!

This vibrant, interactive book allows children to compare themselves with their closest friends and discover why they get on so well! Full of activities that will show them lots about themselves - such as who will first arrive in Hollywood, who's the most outrageous and if they could be roommates - this is a wonderful book for friends to share and complete together. The book includes questions to get kids thinking, talking, debating and rating. Best of all, it can be zipped up so everything inside remains a secret!

4. This Is Not a Maths Book

Anna Weltman

This seriously awesome activity book cleverly combines maths and art for a fun and creative learning experience. Packed full of simple activity lessons, it's sure to engage even the most maths-shy children. Each page features a fun drawing activity with a subtle mathematical basis, coupled with incredible maths facts. Children will be creating beautiful designs in no time, including Celtic knots and fractal and anamorphic art, perfect for sharing with friends and family.

5. Astronaut Academy

Steve Martin

Kids can test their astronaut abilities to see if they could flourish in space with this out-of-this-world book. They'll face a variety of challenges and missions, and many of the activities are based around science and maths, great for learning and developing key skills such as hand-eye coordination and basic first aid. Kids will be enthralled by this interstellar book, which includes fun stickers, a board game, press-out figures and even a model space shuttle!

6. Star Wars Thumb Doodles

April Chorba

If your kids are Star Wars fans, they'll love creating Star Wars-themed thumb art with this space-tacular doodle book. Create cute thumb versions of Stormtroopers, battle droids, Ewok, Wookiees, Jabba the Hutt and all your favourite characters. You can also recreate significant moments from the movies and invent new scenes of your own! The epic saga is at your fingertips with this amazing book.

7. My School Years!!!

This awesome keepsake album allows kids to record their best school memories in a wonderfully creative way. They can store photos, put school stuff in the pockets, and cut and paste things into the pages. There's heaps of space for kids to write about all their favourite things, from school trips to sports, subjects to schoolmates. Plus, they can get stuck into 25 fun activities and quizzes.

8. Usborne Sticker Atlas of the World

Alice Pearcey

This brilliantly interactive book will help kids learn all about the countries of the world whilst having plenty of fun. Featuring more than 140 fantastic stickers and lots of illuminating facts, children will be engrossed by this helpful introduction to geography. It includes a range of famous capital cities and landmarks, such as the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen and the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.

9. Royal London Sticker Book

Struan Reid

Not only is England's capital city home to the Queen, but it's also seen a wealth of fascinating and turbulent royal history. This appealing and entertaining book allows kids to colour their way around Royal London, from the imposing Tower of London to the opulent Buckingham Palace.

10. Make This Castle

Iain Ashman

Kids will be amazed at what they can create with one tube of glue and a pair of scissors! Armed with these crafty tools, they can transform this book into a superb model of a 12th-century castle, complete with castle walls, courtyard, stables and portcullis. The book also features 40 cut-out figures, including the Baron, his wife and children, knights, men-at-arms and servants. Children will love watching their castle creation come to life as they follow step-by-step instructions. Crammed with fascinating details, this engrossing book is sure to captivate history fans of all ages.

  • ZPIT 9 years +
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £5.00
    Zip it Up! is an interactive book that lets children compare themselves with their closest friends and discover why they get on so well.

    With activities that will show them who will be the first to arrive in Hollywood, who's the most outrageous and if they could be room-mates, this is a brilliant write-in book for friends to complete together.

    There are questions that encourage children to think, talk, debate and rate and, best of all, the book can be zipped up to keep all of these important matters secret!
  • YVTB 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £8.99
    • Save £5.00
    This innovative book has a cool maze on the cover and is bursting with interactive puzzles, brain busters and quirky fun.

    There are quizzes, conundrums and puzzles to test any child's brain and they range from the easily solvable to ones that may require more patience, practice and skill.

    Among the tricky challenges are mazes, observational tests and memory games.
  • KD9228 8 years +
    8 years +
    • £2.99
    • RRP £6.99
    • Save £4.00
    Coming with a lock so children can keep them all secret, this journal can help them unlock the mysteries of their dreams.

    It explains what dreams mean and even provides tips and tricks for making the most of the things children's minds thinks about while they're fast asleep.

    Children can jot down their dreams the moment they wake up and discover all sorts of things with this beautiful book. It gives children the chance to analyse their dreams, figure out the reasons for bad dreams and think about how the things happening in their life could affect what they were dreaming about.
  • APOND 9 years +
    Iain Ashman
    9 years +
    • £6.89
    • RRP £7.99
    • Save £1.10
    With only a tube of glue and a pair of scissors, this book becomes a superb model of a 12th century castle. With castle walls, a courtyard, stables, portcullis and the castle itself, as well as 40 cut-out figures including the Baron, his wife and children, knights, men-at-arms and servants, this makes a fantastic everyday scene of castle life. Crammed with intricate details, this book is guaranteed to keep children (and adults) entertained for hours. It includes full assembly details and instructions. It can be joined with other titles in the series: "Medieval Village", "Medieval Town" and "Medieval Cathedral" to make a fantastic medieval settlement.
  • Astronaut Academy - Paperback - 9781782403937 - Steve Martin
    ASAC 8 years +
    Steve Martin
    8 years +
    • £3.49
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.50
    Does your child have what it takes to become an astronaut and succeed on a mission to Mars? This book gives them the chance to test themselves and find out everything there is to know about space travel.

    Once enrolled at the academy, children will face a variety of challenges and missions that mimic the real-life tasks that astronauts may have to complete in space. These activities - many of which are based around science and maths - include those that improve hand-eye coordination, obstacle courses, building a balloon rocket and learning basic first aid.

    There's also a Space Goodies section including stickers, a poster, a board game, press-out figures and a model space shuttle.
  • AGJBY 8 years +
    April Chorba
    8 years +
    • £9.89
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £0.10
    Make thumbprint creations of Star Wars characters with Star Wars Thumb Doodles. In this latest edition to the Klutz Star Wars line fans, young and old, can draw cute thumb versions of clone trooers, battle droids, Ewoks, Wookies, Jabba the Hutt and all your favourites. You can also recreate key moments from the movies and make new scenes of their own. The epic Saga is literally at your fingertips making this book the perfect gift for any Star Wars fan.
  • AFWDX 7 years +
    Alice Pearcey
    7 years +
    • £5.89
    • RRP £6.99
    • Save £1.10
    From the experts at Usborne, this is a brilliantly interactive resource that will help children learn all about the countries of the world. With fantastic stickers and insightful facts, this proves a useful introduction to geography and features a range of famous capital cities. Famous world landmarks are also featured, including the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen and the Kennedy Space Center in Florida.
  • TNMB 9 years +
    Anna Weltman
    9 years +
    • £3.99
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.00
    An awesome activity book that cleverly combines maths and art, This Is Not a Maths Book is packed full of simple activity lessons for engaging maths-shy children aged 9 and above.

    With each page featuring a fun drawing activity (with a mathematical basis) alongside incredible maths facts and more, they will soon be making beautiful designs - including Celtic knots and fractal and anamorphic art - to share with friends and family whilst learning (shh, don't tell them!) about the wonders of geometry.

    An innovative book that is as entertaining as it is educational!
  • My School Years!!! - Hardback - 9781474801652
    MYSY 6 years +
    6 years +
    • £3.49
    • RRP £9.99
    • Save £6.50
    Children can record their best school memories with this cool keepsake album. They can store photos and school stuff in the pockets, and cut and paste things in to the pages.

    There's lots of space for you to write about all your favourite things, from sports and trips to subjects and friends. Plus 25 activities and quizzes to fill in.
  • AMWZB 7 years +
    Struan Reid
    7 years +
    • £6.89
    • RRP £6.99
    • Save £0.10
    One of the reasons that London attracts so many tourists each year is its royal connections. Not only is the UK's capital city home to the Queen, but it has also seen a wealth of royal history. This entertaining book allows you to colour your way around Royal London, from the Tower of London to Buckingham Palace.