Top 10 Best Novelty Books for Babies

Packed with fun features including touchy-feely textures, flaps, sounds and songs, these delightful novelty books are guaranteed to captivate little ones. See below for the best novelty books for babies.

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1. Row, Row, Row Your Boat: Touch and Feel

Featuring stunning illustrations and exciting textures to explore, babies will love being introduced to Row, Row, Row Your Boat and many other much-loved nursery rhymes. This gorgeous touch-and-feel book provides a fun and tactile reading experience.

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2. Flip Flap Phonics

Lyn Wendon

This sturdy book with split pages is perfect for tiny hands to explore as little ones practise making lots and lots of words and sounds. They can flip the pages to discover new words, blend sounds together to make real and nonsense words, and identify rhyming patterns. They're sure to be learning and laughing in no time.

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3. Song Sounds: Humpty Dumpty

Introduce babies to the wonderful Humpty Dumpty, an egg-citing nursery rhyme that children love. This lovely little sound book even features a tune for them to read the words along to. Brightly illustrated with simple, engaging text, this book is sure to have babies and grown-ups singing along!

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4. My Learning Library: Animals Collection

Great for helping little ones learn from a very young age, these charming board books feature fun images of common creatures. Bright and appealing, babies will love identifying and learning the names of different animals whilst building their picture-word recognition and vocabulary skills. Plus, the books can fit together to make a jigsaw puzzle!

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5. Twinkle Twinkle Little Star and Other Bedtime Rhymes

This gorgeous touch-and-feel book features some of the most well-known and delightful bedtime lullabies, as well as lots of interesting tactile textures for babies to explore! It provides a wonderful, interactive reading experience, and the gentle rhyming verse will help babies to fall into peaceful sleep.

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6. Little Friends Numbers Sound Book

With this vibrant sound book, the Little Friends will help your child learn how to count from 1 to 10. Featuring rhyming text and colourful illustrations, each page has an activity to complete and a button to press to hear the number read out loud. Discover the charming characters of the Little Friends, from a bunny standing near toadstools to a croc flying kites, plus cute buzzy bees to count on every page.

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7. Peppa Pig: Peppa's Car Ride

Just as Peppa Pig and her family are heading out for a fun day, the car starts making some very strange noises! What will they do? Peppa Pig fans and new readers alike will adore this book, which features bright board pages and moving wheels.

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8. Baby's Very First Noisy Book

Stella Baggott

This book is guaranteed to delight babies with onomatopoeic words, vibrant colours and lots of funny noises! Push the buttons for the sounds of quacking ducks, tooting cars and a wailing fire engine.

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9. Night, Night, Peter Rabbit

Beatrix Potter

This is the softest, sweetest bedtime treat for babies, with a gorgeous cloth book featuring some of Beatrix Potter's best-loved characters. It includes two exciting rustly pages which little hands will love to explore! Munch lettuce with Benjamin Bunny, crunch through leaves with Squirrel Nutkin, and rediscover lots of other charming characters, including Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck and a sleepy Flopsy Bunny.

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10. That's Not My Monkey

Fiona Watt

This wonderful touch-and-feel board book is full of tactile surprises for babies to discover! Simple, repetitive text and a mischievous character ensure that little ones will cherish this book. Plus, it's part of a series of similar books, featuring different adorable animals.

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  • AAJWF Toddlers
    Toddlers
    • £7.99
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    This is a bold, bright new book for babies containing beautifully designed high-contrast images that are easy for even newborn babies to focus on and a sound panel to bring the pictures to life. The words are onomatopoeic, providing easy prompts for parents to make sounds for their babies to hear, essential for their speech development along with the sound panel for added effect. The sounds include quacking ducks, tooting cars and a wailing fire engine.
  • LFSB Toddlers
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    The Little Friends are here to help your children learn how to count from 1 to 10 with this sound book.

    With rhyming text and appealing illustrations, each page has an activity to complete and a button to press to hear the number read out loud. From a bunny standing near toadstools to a croc flying kites, the pages will help children get to grips with numbers.

    There are also buzzy bees to count on every page and the final spread features a fun matching game starring all the Little Friends characters.
  • HMPT Toddlers
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    Humpty Dumpty is a cracking nursery rhyme that so many children love and this little sound book even features a tune for them to read the words along to.

    Brightly illustrated with simple text, this book is guaranteed to inspire a child's imagination and have them singing along.
  • My Learning Library: Animals Collection - 8 Books - Collection - 9781743678114
    PG0261 Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    • Just 62.00p per book
    Perfect for small hands and also ideal for helping children learn from a very young age, this collection contains eight chunky board books that feature images of common creatures. Best of all, the books can fit together into a fun jigsaw puzzle.

    Bright and engaging, these books provide children with a fun way of identifying and learning the names of various animals while also developing their picture-word recognition and vocabulary skills.
  • RRRB Babies
    Babies
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    With exciting textures to touch and Dawn Machell's beautiful illustrations, this book will introduce children to Row, Row, Row your Boat and many other nursery rhymes.

    A brilliant touch-and-feel book that younger readers are sure to enjoy, it provides a fun, tactile reading experience. The padded board format makes it fun for little hands to hold.
  • TTLS Babies
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    Twinkle Twinkle Little Star is one of the most famous lullabies and this touch-and-feel book helps bring the bedtime rhyme (and many others) to life.

    A padded board book, it has beautiful artwork from Dawn Machell and the various textures provide a fun and tactile reading experience.
  • AGUEQ Toddlers
    Toddlers
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    Night Night Peter Rabbit is the softest, cosiest bedtime treat for sleepy babies. This delightful cloth book, based on some of Beatrix Potter's best-loved characters, includes two enticingly rustly pages that are sure to hold the attention of every wriggly baby!

    Get ready to crunch some lettuce with Benjamin Bunny and rustle through the leaves with Squirrel Nutkin. Other characters to meet include Peter Rabbit, Jemima Puddle-Duck, Tom Kitten, Mrs Tittlemouse and a sleepy Flopsy Bunny!

    Beatrix Potter's world-renowned classic artwork style, the softest fabric and a very smart presentation box all add up to the perfect gift for a new baby.
  • AEQRL Toddlers
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    Peppa Pig can't wait to go for a day out with her family in their red car. But things don't quite go to plan and the car starts making funny noises. Grandad Dog gives them a new blue car to use while he's mending the red car, but when it starts to rain, Daddy Pig isn't sure how to put up the roof ...Oh no! This is a sturdy board book featuring Peppa and George that little Peppa Pig fans will love reading. With moving wheels this fun book is ideal for sharing together at both playtime and storytime.
  • AMPAP Toddlers
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    A sturdy book with split pages that gives children hands-on practice in making lots and lots of words. Designed with spiral bound binding, the pages are split into two sets of flip over pages, allowing the children to flip the pages over and discover new words. Flip Flap Phonics is designed to develop skills in blending sounds together to make words and to help children identify rhyming patterns in real and nonsense words. It can also be used as a valuable teaching aid and a focus point for blending sounds and reading words in small groups.
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    Part of a very popular series that aims to help toddlers develop their language and sensory skills, That's Not My Monkey is a touchy-feely board full of bright artwork and tactile patches.

    With simple, repetitive text and a cheeky character at its heart, there is also a little white mouse for children to spot on every page. Available at a great Book People price, this is a must for any young reader you know.