Top 10 Best Search-and-Find Books for 5-year-olds

With lots of things to search for and spot, search-and-find books are fantastically fun and rewarding, and help develop young readers' patience and discriminatory skills. See below for the best search-and-find books for 5-year-olds.

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1. Where's Wally?

  • £5.59

Martin Handford

This brilliantly interactive and colourful picture book will provide kids with hours of fun as they try to find that elusive Wally! With his recognisable stripy clothing and friendly smile, children adore this charismatic character, and will love searching for him amongst the busy, bustling scenes in the book.

2. Lots of Things to Find and Colour

  • £9.09

Fiona Watt

This engrossing search-and-find book is packed with picture puzzles and busy scenes for children to colour in as little or as much as they like. The activities encourage children to find hidden animals and objects in busy, bustling scenes and colour them in, developing their discriminatory and dexterity skills. Children will also have heaps of fun matching pairs, spotting the difference, counting, copying and more.

3. Colossal Creature Count

  • £3.99

Daniel Limon

Dr Taxonomy and Dr Ecology have embarked on an adventure to count all the different animals around the world, but disaster has struck! Their sums have been soaked and kids will need to help them tally all the creatures they've seen, from the Arctic tundra to the Amazon rainforest and deep beneath the sea. Each scene in the book provides a wonderful variety of animals to spot - even rare breeds you may never have heard of! This huge, vibrant book is sure to inspire a love of nature in children, and will take them around the world from the comfort of their own home.

4. My Big Seek-and-Find Book

  • £3.99

Kids can enjoy hours of 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.

5. i-Spy Series

i-Spy Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9780007962082
  • £9.99
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Children will love spotting things on their travels with these pocket-sized books. The books encourage kids to discover more about the world, be more observant and peruse dozens of fun facts and photos. They're full of things to spot on car journeys, at the seaside, whilst playing in the garden, and in many more daily situations. Young readers will find it hugely rewarding to tick off each item as they earn more and more points.

6. Lots of Things to Spot Around the World 

  • £5.89

Lucy Bowman

Go on a marvellous adventure around the world with this enthralling activity book. It's bursting with things to spot, puzzles, games and over 280 stickers. Travel to a tropical island, a snowy town, a big city, and many more exciting places around the globe.

7. Migloo's Day

  • £1.99

William Bee

Join fun-loving dog Migloo on his day out in the busy, laugh-out-loud world of Sunnytown. Follow Migloo and Sunnytown residents Milo the monkey and Little Mouse and help them find Zebedee's hat, the escaped rubber ducks and do lots more throughout the pages. There's so much fun packed into this bright and appealing book, great for parents and children to enjoy together.

8. A Search-and-Find Book: One of a Kind

  • £3.99

This beautiful bumper book is bursting with one-of-a-kind things for little ones to spot! Vibrant images adorn every spread alongside questions that ask children to search the pages for certain things, including the animal, vehicle or creature that truly is unique. Perfect for developing discriminatory skills, this huge book will captivate children.

9. Seek and Find Dinosaurs

  • £4.89

Emiliano Migliardo

Can you find the Tyrannosaurus rex behind the trees? Can you spot the pterosaurs soaring through the sky? Search the pages and find the dinosaurs, big and small, in this roar-some book! Track down the lumbering diplodocus and seek out the velociraptor's feather in these jam-packed Jurassic scenes. Packed with bustling, bright artwork, Seek and Find Dinosaurs provides heaps of fun and facts.

10. Where's Hello Kitty?

  • £2.99

Hello Kitty usually stands out from the crowd, but now she's lost amid a horde of copycats - and her twin sister Mimmy needs help to find her! With lots and lots happening on every page, finding the little cat may be harder than you think. Young Hello Kitty fans are sure to be kept entertained for hours with this cute and colourful book.