Looking to expand your home library? Interactive books are perfect for all ages and are sure to help your kids love reading!
Books are my passion. After 15 years of teaching elementary school and working as a literacy specialist, I’m obsessed with picture books. Of all types. From the best story books for toddlers to cinderella books that help create a diverse library, one of my goals around here is to help YOU guys build out home libraries that will help your kids love reading. Books lists are a perfect way to assist you in finding books that fit your family’s interests, passions, and ages. And this book list? Contains some of my favorite interactive books. From interactive picture books to interactive books for older kids…..these books are truly unique and special. Each of these books requires action and input from the reader. If you’ve got a kid who struggles to “get into” reading…..these are an AMAZING option. Who doesn’t love a story that THEY are a part of? We all like to be in the driver’s seat, right? And bonus, every single one of these books is available on Amazon (thank you prime shipping). They’re great gifts, and a great option for bringing along on trips. I promise, you’ll love them as much as your kids do.
Shop my Favorite Interactive Books:
Don’t Push the Button: Trust me, this book is funny. How many times have you told your child not to touch something….and they did? This is perfect for preschoolers or early elementary school kids.
Touch the Brightest Star: This sweet interactive book is a perfect bedtime story. It shows toddlers what happens to the night sky while you are sleeping and has a TON of interactive elements. Struggling with bedtime? This is a great option!
Tap the Magic Tree: This adorable book helps little hands tap the magic tree and change the seasons. It’s perfect for preschool or toddlers, and a really fun one to read as the seasons ACTUALLY change around you.
Out of Sight: This book is filled with STUNNING pictures, and perfect for preschoolers. It houses 50 hiding animals and they’ll have a ton of fun finding them all.
What Should Danny Do? : This interactive book is perfect for early elementary school (think kindergarten to third grade) and is a great way to teach kids the value of choice. In the story the reader follows Danny (a super hero in training) and helps him make decisions. As you make decisions…the story changes. That means you can read it again and again, and never get the same story twice!
Choose Your Own Adventure: The Abominable Snowman: Remember reading these books when you were little? This Choose Your Own Adventure book is perfect for ages 9-12 (upper elementary). Older kids will love the entire series of chapter books that they get to control!
Spells: This adorable book for early elementary tells the story of a frog who wishes to be…..anything else. The book lets you help with the spells, and….choose your own ending.
Lift the Flap: Fairy Tales: This adorable books asks preschools to search for their favorite characters hidden on the pages. They’ll love finding the characters they know and love!
Where’s Spot? : This is the probably the interactive book we all think of first. If you don’t own Where’s Spot….buy it asap. It’s perfect for younger kids who love searching for the dog throughout the pages and lifting the flaps!
The Very Hungry Caterpillar: Another classic. Who doesn’t love following the hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through life?!? This adorable story is perfect for toddlers and older kids alike.
Brown Bear, Brown Bear What Do You See? : This one? Another must own. It’s perfect for toddlers. They’ll love lifting flaps and turning pages to reveal what the brown bear sees (and the rhyming and repeated phrases in the story are great for speech development).
Press Here: Press Here is the longest running picture book on the New York Times Best Seller List. That says a lot right? Each page tells the reader to interact with the book in a certain way, and kids absolutely love it. You can buy a board book version for younger kids or a hardcover for older ones.
Mix It Up: This adorable book is perfect for preschoolers and up, and teaches all about mixing colors in a fun and easy way.
So what do you think? Are you ready to add interactive books to your home library? Do you own any of these?