Detailed images, hidden pictures, fun mysteries, and visual puzzles entice readers to engage with the art and text of these "I Spy" style picture books recommended by the Library's Children's Services staff.
Seek-and-find books are great fun for reading with a buddy.
Help Find Frank by Anne Bollman
Filled with detective-style evidence exhibits, maps, and detailed seek-and-find pages, this engaging story entices young adventurers to discover clues that Frank the French bulldog leaves behind on his adventure around town.
The Bear’s Sea Escape, The Bear’s Song, and The Bear’s Surprise by Benjamin Chaud
In each book, readers help Papa Bear search for Little Bear when he escapes into the bigger world outside their forest home.
A Thousand Billion Things (and Some Sheep) by Loic Clement
A redheaded girl takes readers through various everyday scenes as they are asked to locate items hidden in pages filled with delicately drawn clothing, vegetables, sea creatures, and more.
The Art Treasure Hunt: I Spy with My Little Eye by Doris Kutschbach
Visual puzzles, games, and large pictures will delight even the youngest children on this clever journey through great works of art.
Where’s the Penguin? by Sophie Schrey
The viewer is challenged to find ten penguins in each scene throughout the book.
Look! A Book?: A Zany Seek-and-Find Adventure by Bob Staake
Easy-to-read, rhyming text invites the reader to search for items on a different theme on each page, while celebrating the wonder of a picture book.
The Odd One Out: A Spotting Book and Where’s the Pair?: A Spotting Book by Britta Teckentrup
Invites readers to browse patterned artwork spreads featuring animals and accompanied by rhyming text riddles to spot hidden details.