5 Interactive Picture Books

5 Fun Interactive Picture Books

5 Interactive Picture Books from Miranda Paul

Set down the devices—these 5 books cleverly engage your children sans screen. With a blend of traditional format and elements that directly call upon the reader, these five books easily will hold a young child’s attention.

5. Whose Hands Are These? By Miranda Paul, illustrated by Luciana Navarro Powell …

(available February 1, 2016) also tackles a nonfiction subject—community occupations—through a series of rhymed riddles focused on what each person’s hands do.

Whose Hands Are These Anyway? Cover Reveal




4. Do You Know Which Ones Will Grow? By Susan A. Shea, illustrated by Tom Slaughter …

teaches the difference between living and nonliving things in a fun—and funny—guessing game format.

3. I Spy With My Little Eye by Edward Gibbs …

utilizes spy holes and factual clues to introduce animal names and colors in this interactive book.

2. Open This Little Book by Jesse Klausmeier, illustrated by Suzy Lee …

introduces colors through a heartwarming, lift-the-flap story.

1. Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug! by Mem Fox, illustrated by Laura Ljungkvist …

makes sure kids are glued to the page as they search for the tiny character before each rhyming clue reveals her location.

And one more …

Let’s Play by Hervé Tullet

Press Here is the poster child for interactive books and Herve Tullet is back with his latest installment, Let’s Play. Readers are invited to a roller coaster-like adventure of creativity and fun following dots on a line. [picture book, ages 2 and up]


And now, here’s the big cover reveal for WHOSE HANDS ARE THESE!

Whose Hands Are These Anyway? Cover Reveal

Author Miranda Paul writes picture books that inspire, entertain, and broaden horizons. She currently lives in Wisconsin with her family.

Miranda Paul

Illustrator Luciana Navarro Powell has created artwork for toys, children’s products, book apps, murals, and traditional books. Originally from Brazil, she now lives in California with her family.

Luciana Navarro Powell

Itching for a sneak peek of the riddles inside Whose Hands Are These?

Here are two examples. Can you guess?
Hoe and sow, these hands are soiled.
Sweep and reap, these hands have toiled.
In the barn, these hands are charmers.
These hands belong to many… ___________________!
Dream and sketch, these hands draw lines.
Stack and build, they form designs.
Measure twice! Check all the specs!
These hands belong to…______________________!
Want more? This guessing-game book releases January 1, 2016 from Lerner Publishing Group / Millbrook Press and will be available for pre-order late this fall.

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5 Interactive Picture Books

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By Mia Wenjen, PragmaticMom


  1. Wow. Way to go, Miranda. You’re on a roll! Love it.
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  2. Ann

    Love interactive books and most here are new to me! So excited for Miranda Paul too. She’s a super star!
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  3. Amy L. Sullivan

    Interactive books make me giddy. Thanks for the list!
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  4. Fun list! I’m adding these to our library list. I think my toddler will enjoy these. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  5. Thrilled that diversity is being celebrated in picture books. I’m so happy to have books like Miranda Paul’s, Whose Hands Are These to read to kids. Children who are exposed to multicultural images at a young age will gain a broader perspective, understanding, and acceptance of differences and similarities in cultures. You provide a great resource on your blog, Mia…thank you!

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