Seek and find books can be a lot of fun to share with your kids. The fun story lines and shared reading experience make them a great option for reading together. Check out this list full of look and find books that your whole family can enjoy!
20 Seek and Find Books for Kids
Richard Scarry’s Seek and Find! hides a variety of objects in the world of Richard Scarry. The popular characters are placed throughout a variety of scenes, and a key on the side of the page includes groups of objects that kids can find in the illustrations. There are multiples of some items, so kids can work on counting as well.
Animosaics: Can You Find Me? was written and illustrated by Surya Sajnani. This exploration of animals and their habitats is full of mosaic illustrations with various creatures hidden within them. The simple text includes questions encouraging kids to count while they search for different numbers of animals.
A B See was written and illustrated by Elizabeth Doyle. This seek and find is a fun spin on the alphabet book. Each letter of the alphabet is made up of small images of items starting with that letter. Kids will enjoy searching within the letter to find more hidden items.
Let’s Find Momo!: A Hide-and-Seek Board Book by Andrew Knapp follows an adorable dog named Momo as he hides in a variety of scenes and locations. The photographs not only show Momo hiding in the scenes, but also include additional hidden objects for kids to find.
World of Eric Carle: Around The Farm My First Look And Find is a look and find book featuring the illustrations of Eric Carle and the beloved characters from his world. The colorful illustrations are full of fun items to find, and the text has a peppy rhyme scheme. Kids will enjoy finding different colors, animals and familiar objects in the illustrations done in Carle’s signature style.
Catch Me: A Seek-and-Find Book by Anders Arhoj is a colorful look and find book that can be read from front to back, or in reverse. Follow a sneaky cat named Little Meow and a tricky dog named Little Woof as they hide from each other in a variety of colorful scenes. The creative layout of the book and the large eyes cut into the covers are sure to engage little ones.
Where Is Curious George?: A Look and Find Book by H. A. Rey is a sweet rhyming story that follows the mischievous monkey as he travels through various homes. The illustrations are full of fun details, and the images to find are shared through an easy rhyming text.
Here, There and Everywhere Seek and Find Book is made up of fun and whimsical illustrations by Jill McDonald, all featuring a variety of hidden characters and objects. The items to find are neatly pictured along the bottom of the illustrations, giving kids a visual representation, as well as a written explanation of the items they are seeking.
Where Could The Animals Be? is an adorable introduction to animals from Puzzle Books for Preschoolers. The book features 14 cute animals who are hiding in various nature scenes. Kids will have a lot of fun finding the animals and exploring the brightly colored settings.
Our Animal Friends was created by Eugeniya Popova and Lilu Rami, and illustrated by Margarita Kukhtina. This entertaining look and find book is full of busy illustrations, and includes prompting questions and challenges for each page. Instead of finding a dog, kids will need to find dogs of a certain size or color. These puzzles are not only engaging, but also help kids to practice a variety of educational concepts!
Find the Silly Animals! by Puzzle Books for Preschoolers is a fun twist on the traditional animal seek and find. The book encourages the reader to search through various scenes full of adorable animal characters to find the silly characters hidden within. Kids will be entertained by the hilarious combinations of different animals, including a Cow-Alligator and a Monkey-Pig.
Seek & Find – Around the World was written by Juliette Saumante and illustrated by Emilie Plateau. This trip around the world highlights various cities around the globe and the cultural and historical gems hidden in them. There is a brief introduction to each city, and a few hidden objects for readers to find, that represent an important aspect of the city’s culture.
Where’s Waldo? The Spectacular Spotlight Search by Martin Handford takes the traditional Where’s Waldo book and adds an element of secrecy. Several of the pages in this book are printed on a dark plastic sheet, obscuring the busy images from the naked eye. Kids can use the included “spotlight wand” to see through the dark and find the hidden gems in each setting.
I Spy: A Book of Picture Riddles by Jean Marzollo and Walter Wick is one of the most popular series of look and find books. These large books contain photographs of various toys and items stacked together in creative displays, with lots of hidden items to find. The accompanying text uses a rhyming riddle to give kids an idea of things to look for.
I Spy Animals! was written by Adam Harris. This fun guessing game walks the reader through the alphabet, encouraging them to search through various animal images to find the one that starts with different letters of the alphabet. The text includes fun facts about the animals as well.
Can You See What I See?: Toyland Express by Walter Wick is full of photographic picture puzzles made up of various toys and toy making supplies. The colorful images are accompanied by long lists of objects that can be found within them. Some objects can be found multiple times, encouraging kids to count as they search.
Seek & Find – Dinosaurs was written by Romain Amiot and illustrated by Loic Mehee. This seek and find book is an exploration of different dinosaurs and the time periods that they lived in. The illustrations are full of various dinosaurs, and the text includes lots of factual information about the different species and eras.
Help! My Dinosaurs are Lost in the City! from Webber Books follows a group of lost dinosaurs as they travel throughout a city. The simple rhyming text is paired with brightly colored illustrations full of smiling people and animals.
Seek & Find – Art Through the Ages was written by Frederic Furon and illustrated by Fabien Laurent. This seek and find book explores art throughout history. Each page focuses on a different time period, showcasing the different types of art that they produced during that time. There is lots of information about the various types of art, and there are plenty of things to discover in the busy illustrations.
Where’s the Penguin? was written by Sophie Schrey and illustrated by Chuck Whelon. Follow a family of penguins as they try to find their way home to Antarctica after escaping from the zoo. Each of the penguins has a fun personality, and they can all be found in every picture. The illustrations are full of funny scenarios for kids to enjoy while they search for the penguins.