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10 Super-Fun Books Your Kids Can Interact With

Jul 20, 2017

I have fond memories of my first “lift-the-flap” book… I can’t, for the life of me, remember the name of it (getting older is so fun!), but I know that it was about animals and that I wore out the flaps to the point that they eventually got too worn and ripped right off.

Interactive books are always fun for kids — whether they contain games, push or pull features, or even modern-day magic, these books provide hours of hands-on excitement, something kids love (and parents too).

So here are 10 amazing interactive books to look for on your next trip to the library or book store, varying by age and activity. And I included one extra one to look out for in the coming weeks!

Let’s Find Momo: A Hide-And-Seek Board Book (Andrew Knapp)

Momo is everyone’s favourite little border collie, and little ones love finding him in all sorts of places. There are also other pictures hidden throughout the book. Ideal for little hands (and little seekers). (Ages 2-5)

Cover of Let's Find Momo

Don’t Blink! (Tom Booth)

Who loves a good staring contest? Do you think you could beat an elephant? What about a cheetah? A cute book that will keep little ones entertained, we’ll see who can win this challenge… but don’t blink! (Ages 3-6)

Images from Don't Blink

Color Blocked (Ashley Sorenson and David W Miles)

All hands on deck to straighten out pipes, unplug corks, and keep the colour flowing – can your mini reader keep up? Don’t let the colour leak! Not only is this book interactive but it also teaches about primary colours and mixing colours too. (Ages 4-6)

The cover of Color Blocked.

Press Here: The Big Book (Hervé Tullet)

Author Hervé Tullet, known for his New York Times' bestsellers Press Here and Mix It Up!, re-released the book in larger format, so it’s perfect for classrooms, playgroups, or siblings to all share in the hands-on fun. (Ages 4-8)

The cover of Press Here.

Paint By Sticker Kids: Zoo Animals — Create 10 Pictures One Sticker At A Time

Watch animals appear as you place the stickers that come with this book, one at a time. This interactive title uses a computer style that renders 3-D images out of removable colour stickers. Kids can create 10 vibrant works of art. (Ages 5+)

The cover of Paint by Sticker Kids - Zoo Animals

The Ultimate Construction Site Book: From Around The World (Anne-Sophie Baumann and Didier Balicevic)

Any child who loves big rumbling construction trucks will reach for this book again and again because it has 60 tabbed moving parts to pull, lift and explore. It’s crammed with meticulous details of vehicles, buildings and techniques for every construction kid. (Ages 5-8)

The cover of The Ultimate Construction Site

Where’s Waldo? 30th Anniversary Edition (Martin Hanford)

Everyone’s favourite striped hiding expert is back in a jam-packed search-and-find book where the object is to not only find Waldo, but also Woof, Wenda, Wizard Whitebeard, Odlaw, and much more. Perfect for the youngest Waldo searcher. (Ages 5-9)

The cover of the 30th anniversary edition of Where's Waldo

Color, Snap, App!: My First Animated Coloring Book (Claire Fay)

Imagine if your child could turn his or her artwork into an animated film! Using the free Blink Book app, little artists will see their creations come to life with this truly tech-savvy title. (Ages 5-9)

Cover of Color, Snap, App

Draw-It-Yourself Adventures: Alien Attack (Andrew Judge and Chris Judge)

This is a super cool book because you get to draw different parts of the book, from a ladder to climb something to connecting the dots to create another picture. This hybrid chapter book series is full of fun prompts and silly jokes. (Ages 6-10)

Cover of Draw-it-Yourself Adventures: Alien Attack

J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World — Magical Film Projections: Creatures

Harry Potter fans will love (and we mean love) this one: this enchanting book allows fans to project their favourite scenes from the “Harry Potter” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” films at home with a flashlight. This would be especially fun for a summertime sleepover party! (Ages 7-10)

Cover of J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World Creatures

Ultimate Fidget Spinner: Tricks And Challenges

If you’ve got a fidget-spinner fidgeter in your house, they’re going to want this one. Due to come out on August 22nd, it has more than 80 step-by-step tricks and challenges to try with your fidget spinner. (Ages 7+)

Cover of Ultimate Fidget Spinner - Tricks and Challenges

Article Author Jennifer Cox
Jennifer Cox

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Jennifer Cox is the mama behind the Whoa Mama! YouTube channel, where she shares her craft and DIY projects at home. She is also the mama of a three-year old. She is a self-proclaimed addict of kid’s books (she reviews them for MyMList.com in their Little Readers section), and she admits to spending way too much time after her son goes to bed scouring Pinterest. She's also written for Today's Parent, Parents Canada, SweetMama, Babygaga, Today's Bride and more.

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