The best interactive books for kids of all ages

With flaps to lift, wheels to turn and noises to make, these interactive books for kids will keep even the most energetic little ones entertained.

18/09/2019

Babies and young children can find it hard to focus on a book when there are so many exciting things to explore in the world around them. These interactive books for kids have plenty of tabs to pull, flaps to lift and buttons to push and will keep little hands and curious minds engaged for hours. With plenty of surprises and bright, colourful illustrations, these books are a joy to read together again and again. 

For more inspiration, discover our edit of the best baby books and most wonderful books for toddlers.

 

Interactive books for babies and toddlers

Rabbit's Nap

by Julia Donaldson

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Rabbit is trying to get to sleep, but everyone is being so noisy. Lift the flaps and find out who is keeping Rabbit awake! Will she ever have her nap? Little readers will love the rhyming story, and the sturdy flaps on every spread are perfect for tiny hands. Join in the fun with this special edition of the bestselling preschool classic. 

Discover more stories in the Tales from Acorn Wood series: Fox's Socks, Hide-and-Seek Pig and Postman Bear.

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My First Gruffalo: Gruffalo Growl

by Julia Donaldson

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Journey through the deep dark wood with Snake, Owl, Fox and Mouse and discover who is making the growling noise!

Babies and toddlers will love making the Gruffalo growl with the chunky sound button in this colourful board book from the My First Gruffalo range.

Discover the other books in the My First Gruffalo series.

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Busy Fire Station

by Campbell Books

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In Busy Fire Station little hands can have lots of fun pulling, pushing and pulling the mechanisms. Help the firefighters slide down the pole, drive the fire engine and put out the fire. Children will love this bright, colourful board book with lots of interesting things to spot.

Discover all the books in the Busy Book series.

 

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My Favourite Owl

by Campbell Books

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Older babies and toddlers will have lots of fun playing peekaboo with the easy-to-grab pull- down flaps, and turning the wheel to choose their favourite character. The delightful question-and-answer rhyme and engaging illustrations will focus and engage even very young children.

Discover the other books in the My Favourite series.

 

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My Magical Sea Unicorn

by Campbell Books

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Go on a magical underwater adventure with a helpful sea unicorn! Little ones will be engaged and entertained by the push, pull and turn mechanisms and the sparkly foil cover wheel, and gentle rhyming text and colourful illustrations make this a pleasure to read together.  

Discover the other books in the My Magical series.

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Interactive books for kids aged 3 – 5 years old

Dear Zoo

by Rod Campbell

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Rod Campbell's classic lift-the-flap book Dear Zoo has been a firm favourite with toddlers and parents alike ever since it was first published in 1982. Little ones will love lifting the flaps to discover which animals the zoo has sent – but will the perfect pet ever arrive?

Keep little Dear Zoo fans entertained with these Dear Zoo activities for kids.

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Room on the Broom Sound Book

by Julia Donaldson

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This Room on the Boom Sound Book brings Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler’s much-loved story to life with twelve magical sounds to press on every page. Listen to the witch cackle, the cat purr and the boomstick whoosh as you read this brilliantly funny story of quick wits and friendship from the creators of The Gruffalo.

Don’t miss our guide to Julia Donaldson’s books.

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Meerkat Mail

by Emily Gravett

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This brilliant picture book from award-winning author and illustrator Emily Gravett has wonderfully witty artwork and a giant postcard flap to lift on every page. Sunny the meerkat lives with his very large family in the Kalahari desert. One day Sunny decides it’s just too crowded and packs his bags. He visits his mongoose cousins around the world, but Sunny just doesn’t quite seem to fit in . . .

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Enchanted Castle

by Campbell Books

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This magical pop-up storybook has twenty-five play pieces so children can join in with the adventure! Princess Sophia has fallen asleep, and it’s up to her friends Lucy, Lilia and Lottie to make sure she wakes up in time for her wedding to Prince Ethan. This stunning pop-up book comes with a special envelope to keep the play pieces safe, and a pretty ribbon closure.

Discover the other books in the Pop-up Carousel series.

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Super Space

by Campbell Books

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Children can discover the wonders of the stars, planets and the moon in this First Facts and Flaps book. With over thirty flaps, a turn and learn wheel and a giant fold-out ending, this novelty book encourages children to learn as they play. All the facts are age-appropriate and checked by Jacqueline Mitton, an experienced astronomer and former editor of the Journal of the British Astronomical Society.

Discover all the books in the First Facts and Flaps series.

 

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