Baby & Toddler


8 Interactive Books to Captivate Your Restless Reader

by Janssen Bradshaw

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If you have a child that struggles to sit still through a book, an interactive book might be just what you need to help make reading more enjoyable for both of you.

These books are perfect for involving your squirmy little one in the reading experience and holding their attention for more than a mere page or two.


  • I find the Maisy Mouse books really work well as a quick read, especially Maisy Goes Camping, which has lots of interaction as all the animals “pop” out of the tent. The pop-up books are wonderful too, but sadly they are a bit delicate for grabbing 2 year old hands.