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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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.

  • AASPR 5 years +
    Fiona Watt
    5 years +
    (2)
    • £9.89
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    This is a fantastic new coloring book filled with picture puzzles and busy scenes which children can color as little or as much as they choose. The activities encourage children to find the hidden animals and objects in a busy scene and color them in. Other activities include matching pairs, spot the difference, counting and copying with coloring in as the solution.
  • APOVJ 3 years +
    Lucy Bowman
    3 years +
    • £5.89
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    Travel around the world with this bustling activity book, packed with things to spot, puzzles, games and over 280 stickers. Visit a tropical island, a snowy town and a big city, as well as lots of other exciting places around the world. A brilliant book to share and talk about together.
  • WKI2 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £2.99
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    Help your little one find Hello Kitty. She usually stands out from the crowd, but she is lost amid a horde of copycats - and her twin sister Mimmy needs help to find her!

    Finding the sweet little cat is a lot harder than you might think - and there are lots and lots of happenings on every page. With puzzles and quizzes, this challenging, stylish, entertaining book will keep your youngster entertained for hours.
  • SFOK 3 years +
    3 years +
    (5)
    • £3.99
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    This is a really big and quite beautiful book packed with one-of-a-kind things for your little one to spot.

    Beautiful, bold images are on every spread and there are questions that ask children to look through the pages to spot certain things - and the animal, vehicle or creature that is truly unique and one of a kind.

    Great for developing children's search-and-find skills, this massive book will provide hours upon hours of fun for children aged 3 and over.
  • MLOO 3 years +
    William Bee
    3 years +
    (1)
    • £1.99
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    The first in a brand new series of search-and-find books for children aged 3 and above, Migloo's Day joins fun-loving dog Migloo on his day out and about in the busy, silly, laugh-out-loud world of Sunnytown.

    Jam-packed full of busy, Richard Scarry-style scenes to explore, children can follow Migloo and Sunnytown residents Milo the monkey and Little Mouse, find Zebedee's hat, find the escaped rubber ducks and do so much more throughout the pages.

    A beautiful book for introducing little ones too young for Where's Wally? to search-and-find books, Migloo's Day by Whatever creator William Bee is the perfect book for parent and child to enjoy together.
  • AWWKR
    Martin Handford
    • £5.59
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    Celebrate 30 years of searching for Wally in this one-off edition of the original eye-boggling classic! A wonderful anniversary edition of the book that kick-started a global phenomenon 30 years ago and got the whole world asking Where's Wally? Read Wally's new letter to his fans celebrating three decades of being on the go! Search for Wally and his friends as they hike round the world - on the beach, at the train station, at sea ...and now find him on a new wander in town again! There's so much fiendish fun hidden in every intricately-detailed scene - each teeming with crowds, creatures and more. Wow! Have YOU found Wally yet?
  • i-Spy Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9780007962082
    ISPY 5 years +
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £9.99
    • RRP £35.88
    • Save £25.89
    • Just 83.00p per book
    Children will love spotting things on their travels with these interactive, pocket-sized books. They encourage them to discover more about the world around them and are packed with photos, facts and fun.

    There are books full of things for children to spot while they're on a car journey; enjoying a day at the seaside; or even just playing in the garden. They'll love ticking off everything they see and scoring each item as they earn more and more points.

    These books are perfect to use as homework projects or just to keep children happily entertained on a long journey.

    These books have been hand-picked from Collins and Michelin's i-Spy range. The numbers on the spine of each book refers to this wider range.
  • APWIZ 3 years +
    Emiliano Migliardo
    3 years +
    • £4.89
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    Can you find the Tyrannosaurs Rex hiding behind the trees? Can you spot the Pterosaurs soaring through the sky? Search, seek and find dinosaurs big and small! Track down the lumbering Diplodocus and find the Velociraptor's feather in these jam-packed Jurassic scenes! Packed full of bustling and bright artwork, Seek and Find Dinosaurs provides fun and facts for hours of fun!
  • Colossal Creature Count - Paperback - 9781780554303 - Daniel Limon
    CLCH 5 years +
    Daniel Limon
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £3.49
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    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 they'll need your children's help to find and correctly tally all the creatures they've seen.

    From the Arctic tundra to the Amazon rainforest and deep under the sea, each scene in this book provides a huge variety of animals to spot and count. There are even some rare breeds scattered amongst the scenes to keep an eye out for.

    As children count up the amount of animals featured on each spread, they'll be inspired to learn more about the natural world. With its huge size, vibrant artwork and appealing activities, this book provides children with a fun and exciting way of practising their counting skills.
  • BSAF 3 years +
    3 years +
    • £3.99
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    Complete with a wipe-clean pen, this book contains a number of activities children aged 3 and over will love to complete again and again.

    There are puzzles, odd-one-outs, spot-the-differences, mazes and hidden pictures and the artwork is completely eye-catching. The spiral-bound format makes it easy for children to find the page they want to complete and it's sure to keep them busy on rainy or stay-at-home days.