Interactive Picture Books

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Interactive Picture Books

You can do more than just read along with your picture books!

One day, a dog will need your help convincing a dinosaur not to steal his ice cream! Or farm animals will want you to jump on a poor chicken's sofa! Or the zoo might send you mystery animals in the mail! Don't believe me? Well it's possible, with interactive picture books!

Tap the Magic Tree by Christie Matheson
Matheson takes you through the seasons as a tree's leaves grow, change color, fall to the ground, and then begin to grow again. You can "make" the leaves change by tapping, touching and jiggling the book.

Wiggle by Doreen Cronin 
Have you ever wanted to wiggle like a fish, make noises like a gorilla, or pretend to have wings like a bee while reading a story? Well, if you pick up this picture book, you can! 

Is Everyone Ready for Fun? by Jan Thomas
With a title like that, you're guaranteed to have a good time! A group of cows want to dance and jump on poor chicken’s sofa, much to his dismay. The best part? You can pretend to do it right along with them!
Dancing Feet by Lindsey Craig
This colorful book depicts the feet of a variety of animals and insects, while the text asks who the dancing feet belong to. Not only can you guess who the feet belong to, you can mimic their dances moves too!

Dear Zoo: A Lift-the-Flap Book by Rod Campbell
This lift-the-flap book invites you to guess what animal the zoo sent you in the mail (and what ones you had to send back). Some flaps reveal just a little bit of the animal, while others conceal the animal completely until you lift the flap. Which animals would you keep?
Ice Cream and Dinosaurs by Eric Litwin
Groovy Joe is enjoying some ice cream. The only problem? A group of dinosaurs want some too! In this story with repetitive dialogue, you're invited to help Joe tell the dinosaurs how they can all enjoy the ice cream.
I Spy in the Sky by Edward Gibbs
This spin on the classic "I Spy" game will give you tiny sneak-peeks of different animals, along with a brief description of the animal. Guess what the animal is before the page is turned to reveal the answer! Also by Gibbs are I Spy on the Farm and I Spy Pets.
Chalk by Bill Thomson
Some of the most interactive books are wordless picture books. You can use the rich illustrations to tell your own stories, and you can tell a different story every time! Another beautiful wordless option is Sidewalk Flowers by JonArno Lawson.
Pete the Cat and His Four Groovy Buttons by Eric Litwin
Pete has found himself in a bit of pickle. His shirt buttons keep popping off! But as always, he continues singing his happy song (you can sing along too, of course). In this book, you can sing along with Pete’s song, and figure out how many buttons he has left on his shirt, with a little bit of a fun twist at the end!