Hidden Fun! 11 of the Best Seek-and-Find Books for Kids

by Janssen Bradshaw

I love a good seek-and-find book.

You’re probably already familiar with the classic I Spy books (which I could NOT keep on the library shelves when I was a librarian — they never made it out of the book drop before another child swooped in and snatched them up) and Where’s Waldo? from your own childhood, but now the shelves are bursting with lots of new options that your children will love.

These books are so great for a long afternoon at home or a car ride or plane trip because they keep children occupied for a good chunk of time. And they make the best gifts for children. Here are 11 seek-and-find books the whole family will love.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2018 and updated in 2021.