Top 10 Best Novelty Books for Children

Ordered by target age, these brilliant novelty books are packed with fun features to keep kids engrossed, including puzzles, activities, stickers, flaps, pop-ups and lots more. See below for the best novelty books for children.

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1. My First Gruffalo: Can You Count? Jigsaw Book

  • £6.69

Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler | Toddlers

In this unique jigsaw book, the Gruffalo will help your little learner develop their counting skills through five fantastic puzzles. Count from one piece to five with Mouse, Snake, Fox, Owl and the Gruffalo in this chunky board book, which is perfect for small paws to explore. Young Gruffalo fans will love discovering a favourite character on every spread.


 

2. The Jolly Postman or Other People's Letters

  • £6.99

Janet & Allan Ahlberg | 3+

This interactive book features a host of favourite fairy-tale characters and exciting stories. Discover letters tucked into the pages, including a letter of apology from Goldilocks to the three bears, a postcard from Jack to the giant, a solicitor's letter on behalf of Little Red Riding-Hood to the wolf who ate her grandmother, and many more. 

3. Look Inside: Your Body

Usborne Look Inside: Your Body - Board - 9781409549475 - Louie Stowell
  • £6.99

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. Alice in Wonderland

  • £13.39

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.

 

5. First Sticker Book: Optical Illusions

  • £2.99

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.


 

6. 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.

 

7. 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!

 

8. 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.

 

9. You vs. the Book

  • £3.99


Featuring an awesome maze on the cover, this book is 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.

 

10. This Is Not a Maths Book

  • £3.99

Anna Weltman

This innovative 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.