Fantastically fun and rewarding, search-and-find books will help children develop key skills in patience, focus and discrimination. Bursting with bright and busy illustrations, see below for the best search-and-find books for children, ordered by target age.
Eric Hill | Toddlers
The adorable little dog Spot stars in this classic interactive book. Spot's gone missing, and little ones will have heaps of fun searching for him under the flaps! With catchy repetition and bold illustrations, this is a wonderful book for young readers.
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.
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.
William Bee | 3+
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.
Martin Handford | 5+
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.
Daniel Limon | 5+
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.
Fiona Watt | 5+
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.
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.
Tilly & Anna Claybourne | 7+
This beautifully-produced hardback is a colourful and interactive introduction to the works of Shakespeare. Throughout the book, children are presented with bite-sized information on key themes and characters from the Bard's most popular plays, including Romeo & Juliet, Macbeth, Hamlet and many more. This book is packed with fun and facts and will ensure children become mini experts on the world's greatest playwright.
Hazel Maskell | 7+
In this exciting holiday-themed book, kids must find the sticker of each item and add it to the page, then search for a certain number of those items within the lively picture. Guaranteed to provide children with hours of fun, this book will take them on holiday from the comfort of their own home.
Best seek-and-find books
- Where's Spot? by Eric Hill
- My Big Seek-and-Find Book
- A Search-and-Find Book: One of a Kind
- Migloo's Day by William Bee
- Where's Wally? by Martin Handford
- Colossal Creature Count by Daniel Limon
- Lots of Things to Find and Colour by Fiona Watt
- i-Spy series
- Where's Will?
- 1001 Things to Spot on Holiday Sticker Book by Hazel Maskell