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

  • £3.99

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

  • £2.99

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

  • £3.99

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

  • £3.99

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

  • £9.89

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!!!

  • £3.99

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

  • £6.29

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

  • £6.89


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

  • £6.89

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.