Top 10 Best Search-and-Find Books for Children

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.

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1. Where's Spot?

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.

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2. My Big Seek-and-Find Book

3+

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.

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

3+

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.

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4. Migloo's Day

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.

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5. Where's Wally?

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.

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6. Colossal Creature Count

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.

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7. Lots of Things to Find and Colour

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.

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8. i-Spy Series

5+

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.

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9. Where's Will?

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.

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10. 1001 Things to Spot on Holiday Sticker Book

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.

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  • AJQFV 7 years +
    7 years +
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    Find the sticker of each item and add it to the page, then search for a certain number of those items within the busy picture.
  • AASPR 5 years +
    5 years +
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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.
  • i-Spy Collection - 12 Books - Collection - 9780007962082
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    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.
  • BSAF 3 years +
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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.
  • Colossal Creature Count - Paperback - 9781780554303 - Daniel Limon
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    5 years +
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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.
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    Created by Eric Hill, Spot the dog has entertained generations of toddlers and this sturdy and interactive board book gives little ones the chance to have hours of fun searching under the flaps for him!

    Children will love the repetition of "Is he in the clock? Is he in the box? Is he under the rug?" and will enjoy predicting what's going to happen with the turn of every page!

    A fun and interactive children's book that will be returned to again and again - Spot books never fail to impress.
  • SFOK 3 years +
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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 +
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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.
  • WWIL 7 years +
    7 years +
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    A beautifully produced hardback in the ever-popular Where's Wally? format, Where's Will? is a wonderful, colourful introduction to the works of Shakespeare for children aged 7 and above.

    Throughout the book, children are presented with bite-sized information on the key themes and characters from the Bard's most popular plays, and are then encouraged to find Will in the busy, play-themed scenes.

    From Romeo & Juliet to Hamlet, Macbeth and more, this fun and engaging seek-and-find book will ensure children become mini experts on the world's greatest playwright and his finest works before they begin to learn in greater detail at school.
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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?