Favorite Interactive Children's Books (3+ years)

By Courtney Hoyt

By Courtney Hoyt

These books all feature sound, music, flaps, pop-ups, movement, or other interactivity that young readers love. We own every book on this list, and I only recommend books that my son truly enjoys. I recommend for ages 3 and up because most books do not have sturdy pages or pieces; but many would be great for younger readers with adult supervision!

The Story Orchestra: The Nutcracker: Press the Note to Hear Tchaikovsky's Music

Jessica Courtney-Tickle

$25.99 $23.39

Gorgeous music and illustrations. Introduces great classical music to your young child.

Sounds of Nature: World of Birds

Robert Frank Hunter

$22.99 $20.69

I enjoyereading this book, then trying to listen for birdcalls on our walks out in the neighborhood.

The Ultimate Book of Planet Earth

Anne-Sophie Baumann and Didier Balicevic

$21.99 $19.79

This giant book series is incredibly detailed and full of interactive features including movement, pop-ups, flaps and more. James is OBSESSED with all the ones we have. I'm recommending the ones we have, but I'm planning to continue to get more of this series.

Press Here (Interactive Book for Toddlers and Kids, Interactive Baby Book)

Herve Tullet

$15.99 $14.71

Clever, tactile, and engaging. These books "break the fourth wall" in such a fun way.

The Jolly Postman: Or Other People's Letters

Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg

$19.98 $18.38

One of the first "interactive" books, it includes little letters and other fun treats in envelopes for children to open, as the postman delivers to familiar fairy tale characters.

Alphablock

Christopher Franceschelli

$16.95 $15.59

This chunky book has laser-cut pages to help little ones guess which word each letter stands for. Beautiful illustrations make it a joy for any age.

The Story Orchestra: The Sleeping Beauty: Press the Note to Hear Tchaikovsky's Music

Jessica Courtney Tickle

$24.99 $22.49

Gorgeous music and illustrations. Introduces great classical music to your young child.

The Story Orchestra: Four Seasons in One Day: Press the Note to Hear Vivaldi's Music

Jessica Courtney-Tickle

$25.99 $23.39

Gorgeous music and illustrations. Introduces great classical music to your young child.

The Ultimate Construction Site Book

Didier Balicevic

$21.99 $19.79

This giant book series is incredibly detailed and full of interactive features including movement, pop-ups, flaps and more. James is OBSESSED with all the ones we have. I'm recommending the ones we have, but I'm planning to continue to get more of this series.

The Ultimate Book of Cities

Anne-Sophie Baumann and Didier Balicevic

$21.99 $19.79

This giant book series is incredibly detailed and full of interactive features including movement, pop-ups, flaps and more. James is OBSESSED with all the ones we have. I'm recommending the ones we have, but I'm planning to continue to get more of this series.

Ultimate Book of Airplanes and Airports

Sophie Bordet-Petillon and Marc-Etienne Peintre

$21.99 $19.79

One day, we'll travel again. Right?

Welcome to the Symphony: A Musical Exploration of the Orchestra Using Beethoven's Symphony No. 5

Carolyn Sloan and James Williamson

$24.95 $22.46

James recognizes this music from Little Einsteins, haha.

The Composer Is Dead [With CD (Audio)]

Lemony Snicket and Carson Ellis

$17.99 $16.55

A murder mystery! (But appropriate for little ears...)

Say Zoop! (Toddler Learning Book, Preschool Learning Book, Interactive Children's Books)

Herve Tullet

$15.99 $14.71

Clever, tactile, and engaging. These books "break the fourth wall" in such a fun way.

The Jolly Christmas Postman

Allan Ahlberg and Janet Ahlberg

$17.99 $16.55

The sequel to the Jolly Postman, it includes little letters and other fun treats in envelopes for children to open, as the postman delivers to familiar fairy tale characters. (Dare I say this one eclipses the first one?)

Dear Zoo

Rod Campbell and Rod Campbell

$14.99 $13.79

Another of the first interactive books (from 1982!) this was a favorite for the toddler years.

World Atlas Sticker Activity Book

National Geographic Kids

$6.99 $6.43

There are a ton of subjects available for this activity book, which combines fun puzzles and interesting facts.

Super Space Sticker Activity Book

National Geographic Kids

$6.99 $6.43

There are a ton of subjects available for this activity book, which combines fun puzzles and interesting facts.