Lift-the-Flap Books for You and Baby

Introducing your baby to lift-the-flap books doubles the fun of reading by offering a truly interactive experience.

Behind each flap in a lift-the-flap book, you can find new sounds, vocabulary words, facts about the galaxy we live in and even examples of opposites! It is never too early to introduce these concepts to your baby.

Check out some of these lift-the-flap books to enjoy with your baby. Even though you will be having fun, you will also be building crucial literacy skills by reading to your baby early on. You can always ask a Children’s Librarian for more great title suggestions.

Black? White! Day? Night!: A Book of Opposites

Laura Vaccaro Seeger’s Black? White! Day? Night! is a sensational lift-the-flap concept book that explores opposites in new and exciting ways! Each page of this book offers a flap that reveals a picture, but lift the flap and the picture is transformed into an entirely different image–in each case, the opposite of what came before. Thus, black becomes white, sad becomes happy, and simple morphs into complicated.

This title has Common Core connections.

Do Crocs Kiss?

Examines the sounds a variety of wild animals make, featuring lift-the-flap illustrations and rhyming text.

Honk, Honk! Baa, Baa!

Readers are invited to turn the pages to identify the different sounds animals make.


Animals play peekaboo in a book that encourages young readers to lift the animals’ paws, wings, and hooves to reveal their faces.

Who Can Swim?

Lift the flaps and join the fun. Turn the pages and fold out the flaps to see who can swim in this bright interactive board book. With sweet pictures from a favourite children’s book illustrator, this simple guessing game will provide hours of fun for babies.