UPDATE: all the books are claimed! Thanks so much for your interest. I’ll be giving away a lot more books on my blog and on my Instagram (@PragmaticMom).
It’s summer and I’m sensing that you need entertainment for your little ones. These books are great for long car rides, waits at restaurants, or just to stay off screens. I’m giving away ALL of 12 these great interactive picture books to 12 winners in hopes that it will get your kids reading this summer. Because I’m giving away so many books, I’m doing the giveaway a little differently.
To win a book:
- Email me at email@example.com
- Include your mailing address
- List age range of your kids and/or first, second, and third book choice
Winners are of emails received. Each email gets one book until all the books are given away.
How is your summer going? What’s your best tip for keeping kids off screens? Thanks for sharing!
GIVEAWAY: 16 Interactive Books for Kids
Violet Rose and the Summer Campout by Jannie Ho
A charming activity book with more than 175 stickers to be used to decorate the press-outs. Help her set up camp, decorate sand castles at the beach, and go on a scavenger hunt. More free games and activities to print at the website too! [sticker activity book, ages 4 and up]
I’m partial to Jannie Ho books because I took a children’s writing class with her and she’s lovely!
Maisy Goes Swimming by Lucy Cousins
I can personally vouch that this is a beloved classic in our house! I must have pulled the tabs and lifted the flaps thousands of times to my kids. Our copy is in tatters but my kids are too old for Maisy now, so I am going to give it away … though there is this side of me that wants to keep it for old times sake! [interactive picture book, ages 2 and up]
Find The Dots by Andy Mansfield
For fans of Hervé Tullet’s Press Here, this is an interactive version that is kind of like that book except this book has flaps to lift, wheels to turn, tabs to pull, and amazing pop-ups as well. It’s also a counting book! With puzzles. Yes, it’s a very cool, amazing book. [interactive picture book, ages 4 and up]
Warthog: A Counting Adventure by Birdie Black, illustrated by Rosalind Beardshaw
A little warthog sets off on a counting adventure in the African savanna. Fans of The Lion King movie or Madagascar movie will like this book that has flaps to lift but also has the feel of a traditional picture book. [interactive counting picture book, ages 2 and up]
The Big Bug Log: A Bugsy Bug Adventure by Sebastien Braun
For those who like a story with dialog, this is the book for you. There are flaps to lift as well. It’s a kind of bug log maze in which you help Bugsy Bug find his grandma’s house. It’s an adorable book! [interactive counting board book, ages 2 and up]
The Butterfly Garden by Laura Weston
The black and white pages burst with color when you lift-the-flap to explore a butterfly garden! Follow the monarch butterfly’s life cycle as you turn the pages. [lift-the-flap board book, ages 4 and up]
Sing Along With Me: Happy Birthday illustrated by Yu-hsuan Huang
There are sliders to push and pull in this charming board book! Little ones can join in the classic birthday song by downloading the audio from the Nosy Crow website. The book even provides a QR code for that! [interactive board book, ages 1 and up]
Cuddly Cow: A Farm Friends Sound Book by Axel Scheffler
Some kids are fascinated by buttons to push and animal sounds. This book is perfect for them! [board book, ages 2 and up]
Higgly Hen: A Farm Friends Sound Book by Axel Scheffler
Here’s another book with a button to push for animal sounds! [board book, ages 2 and up]
Where’s Waldo?: The Coloring Collection by Martin Handford
My son loves Where’s Waldo? and he eyed this book for himself but he’s been using his sketchbook so we can give this one away. It’s a great concept! Search for Waldo while you color in the page. This is hours of fun! It also has an elastic closure band for the book, which is a nice touch! Use fine point markers or colored pencils to color in. A large fold-out poster to color is included in the back. [coloring picture book, ages 4 and up]
Where’s Waldo?: The Totally Essential Travel Collection by Martin Handford
This is a smaller sized book that includes six postcards to color and mail. Finding Waldo is an extra challenge because the pages are smaller than the normal Waldo books. Perfect to take on vacation or a restaurant! [coloring picture book, ages 4 and up]
30th Anniversary Edition Where’s Waldo? by Martin Handford
This is the large paperback book that I associate with Where’s Waldo? with some classic scenes! There’s a new scene too! Can you believe it’s been 30 years of Where’s Waldo?! [picture book, ages 4 and up]
Dream It! Draw It! Think It! Do It!: Activities to Ignite Creativity by Courtney Watkins
This is like those Klutz books that are guided journals. In this case, the activities are prompts to think, write and draw creatively. [creativity activity journal, ages 7 and up]
This paper kaleidoscope series is a toy, a game, and a fascination for all! You stack, flip, and rotate two or more cards into billions of possible arrangements, or you can simply try to replicate the designs on the enclosed poster. It’s a kind of paper version of Rubic’s Cube but with a design spin. It’s a toy for all ages, but I’d recommend 4 and up.
Kaleidograph: Geometry of Flowers
Kaleidograph: Geometry of Crystals
Kaleidograph: Geometric Design
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