Books Like Press Here: 11 Interactive Stories for Hands-On Kids

by Janssen Bradshaw

I clearly remember the first time I saw Press Here by Hervé Tullet.

My first baby was only a few months old, so she had no interest in it, but my husband and I looked through the whole thing together, completely awed by the creativity and cleverness of the concept of an interactive book.

It’s been over 10 years since it came out, and I’ve discovered a whole host of other interactive books similar to Press Here. They are some of my children’s favorites, getting read over and over again.

And why not? When a page turn makes it seem as if you’re controlling the action on the page, it’s just a magical reading experience!

Here are 11 books like Press Here that are favorites at our house.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2017 and updated in 2024.