We love discovering new books in our house so we visit the library frequently. Lately Dub’s favorite books have been interactive books where the child is asked to do something, like tap the page three times, and on the next page, something has happened. He loves feeling like he is part of the story.
Press Here by Hervé Tullet is probably the most well-known of these books, so if your child loves Press Here, they will also love the other books on this list.
Press Here by Hervé Tullet
Press Here has gotten a lot of attention lately, and for good reason. In this book, your little one makes all kinds of fun things happen by pressing the yellow button, turning the book from side to side, and even shaking the book.
The Monster at the End of this Book by Jon Stone
The Monster at the End of this Book was first published in 1971 and may be the first of this style of book. This book was one of my very favorites as a young kid, so I also had to buy it for my kids. They love it just as much as I do!
Grover hears that there is a monster at the end of the book so he does everything he can to keep the reader from turning the pages so he won’t get to the scary monster at the end. This book is cute and funny, any little one will love this one.
Don’t Push the Button! by Bill Cotter
Don’t Push the Button! plays on the idea that if you tell a child not to do something it can become even more tempting. In the beginning, the reader is told not to touch the button, until finally, the reader is encouraged to touch the button just this once and funny things happen.
Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson
Tap the Magic Tree is a beautifully illustrated book that is not only interactive, but teaches your child about the seasons and how trees change with them. We loved this one so much that when it was time to return it to the library, we bought a copy.
Please, Open this Book by Adam Lehrhaupt
Please, Open this Book is another beautifully illustrated book that tells you what happens to the characters in a book when you close it. Things get ruined and characters get scared so the characters beg you to leave the book open. I loved this one. It was quite funny and imaginative.
Can You Make a Scary Face? by Jan Thomas
Can You Make a Scary Face? is the most physical of the books. It isn’t a bedtime book since it encourages your child to jump and run. Dub had a lot of fun with this one, acting out what the book was telling him to do.
Mix It Up! by Hervé Tullet
Mix It Up! is written by the same author as Press Here. While we prefer Press Here, this is a fun book to teach toddlers and preschoolers all about colors and what colors are made when you mix them up.
Touch the Brightest Star by Christie Matheson
Touch the Brightest Star is written by the same author as Tap the Magic Tree. Like Tap the Magic Tree, it is beautifully illustrated and is a great educational book, teaching your little ones about the night sky. Your child will touch the brightest star and also find the Big and Little Dipper.
Do you know of a great interactive book that isn’t on this list? If so, I’d love to hear about it in the comments. Also, follow my Pinterest board for more great books for preschoolers and toddlers.