Top 10 Pop-Up Books 2016

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2016 Best Children’s Pop Up Books

 
Jack in the box pop-up bookOne of the more entertaining types of books for little ones are pop-ups – possibly more than any other type of reading they can make stories animated and interactive, bringing them to life. This page contains this year’s “cream of the crop” in this category of reading for children.

What’s here: On this page are the ten best pop-up books for kids for the spring and summer of 2016. Rankings are based on overall popularity by searches and sales, as well as having higher overall ratings from consumers.

For shoppers: For each of the pop-up books listed here, one or more shopping resources are provided to compare prices. Resources are hand-chosen based on low pricing, trusted reputation for safe and easy shopping as well as product availability. Book review links are also provided where possible.

What’s Here:

1. The Wide-Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner
2. Wild Oceans: A Pop-up Book with Revolutionary Technology by Lucio Santoro
3. The Little Prince Deluxe Pop-Up Book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry
4. A Pop-Up Book of Nursery Rhymes by Matthew Reinhart
5. Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs The Definitive Pop-Up by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart
6. Pop-Up Peekaboo: Things That Go by DK Publishing
7. One Red Dot by David A. Carter
8. Pop-up Paris by Lonely Planet Kids
9. The Little Mermaid by Robert Sabuda
10. This Book Is a Planetarium – And Other Extraordinary Pop-Up Contraptions by Kelli Anderson

1. The Wide-Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner

Price: $11.44
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Ages: 2 – 5

First up of this year’s top 10 popup books is The Wide-Mouthed Frog by Keith Faulkner.

The Wide-Mouthed Frog loves to eat, eat, eat everything he sees, but he is also interested in how other animals munch. That is, until he meets a ginormous, green alligator who thinks wide-mouthed frogs sound like delicious snacks to chomp.

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The Wide-Mouthed Frog : A Pop-Up Book by Keith Faulkner (1996, Novelty Book)

$9.22
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The Wide-Mouthed Frog: A Pop-Up Book by Keith Faulkner.

$15.22
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The Wide-Mouthed Frog (A Pop-Up Book) by Keith Faulkner (Library Binding) NEW

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2. Wild Oceans: A Pop-up Book with Revolutionary Technology by Lucio Santoro

Price: $24.25
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Ages: 6 – 10

Wild Oceans: A Pop-up Book with Revolutionary Technology by Lucio Santoro is also a top contender among the ten best pop-up books for kids 2016.

This pop-up book is a favorite of mine, because before I became a writer, I wanted to be a marine biologist. I gave up on that dream when I realized I have a fascination for, but keen fear of, sharks. Yikes! Wild Oceans is an informative read with vivid pop-ups.

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USED (GD) Wild Oceans: A Pop-up Book with Revolutionary Technology by Lucio Sant

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Wild Oceans: A Pop-Up Book with Revolutionary Technology by Lucio Santoro.

$25.79
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Wild Oceans: A Pop-Up Book with Revolutionary Technology by Lucio Santoro Hardco

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3. The Little Prince Deluxe Pop-Up Book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

Price: $21.34
You save: $13.66 (39 %)
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Ages: 10 – 12

A longer-term favorite popup book this year is The Little Prince Deluxe Pop-Up Book by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry.

A classic from way back, The Little Prince is about a pilot who crash lands on a deserted…errr, desert. Or, he thinks it is deserted. Until he meets a little boy; a prince who recounts his ventures to far-off galaxies.

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The Little Prince Deluxe Pop-up Book Antoine De Saint-Exupery 1st Edition

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The Little Prince Deluxe Pop-Up Book (Little Prince) by Antoine de Saint-Exupery

$28.59
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The Little Prince Amazing Pop-Up Unabridged Brand New Deluxe Gift See Pics ◐‿◐

$41.49
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4. A Pop-Up Book of Nursery Rhymes by Matthew Reinhart

Price: $24.91
You save: $5.08 (17 %)
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Ages: 3 – 8

Next on the list is A Pop-Up Book of Nursery Rhymes by Matthew Reinhart.

When I was in kindergarten, we would be called up to recite nursery rhymes for stickers during naptime. At the end of the week, whoever had the most stickers would win a prize. It was a memory lesson, so nursery rhymes have special meanings to me. Lovin’ the quirky moon!

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A Pop-up Book of Nursery Rhymes. [Board book] by Matthew Reinhart.

$27.24
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A Pop-Up Book of Nursery Rhymes by Matthew Reinhart (2009, Hardcover)

$28.40
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A Pop-Up Book of Nursery Rhymes by Matthew Reinhart Novelty Book (English)

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5. Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs The Definitive Pop-Up by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart

Price: $24.38
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Ages: 5 – 9

Another great popup book for kids in 2016 from Making it to the #5 position among the 2016 best popup books is Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs The Definitive Pop-Up by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart.

Wow. This book is 100% amazing. No doubt the most vividly illustrated, well-arranged pop-up book I have ever seen. All about dinosaurs, this book honors the extinct creatures that roamed the Earth over 180-million years ago. Check out the Rex!

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Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs : The Definitive Pop-Up Hardcover

$29.70
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Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs : The Definitive Pop-Up

$31.00
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Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs : The Definitive Pop-Up

$18.88
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6. Pop-Up Peekaboo: Things That Go by DK Publishing

Price: $8.79
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Ages: Preschool and up

Love this one! Pop-Up Peekaboo: Things That Go by DK Publishing marks 6th place on the list.

Think of things that go, like trucks, tractors, everyday cars, and construction equipment. Those are the kinds of pop-up pictures you can expect in this peekaboo book. Plus some interactive elements, like lift-up flaps and slide-over cards. Great for toddlers!

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Pop-Up Peekaboo! Things That Go [Board book] by DK

$11.47
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Pop-Up Peekaboo! Things That Go By Dorling Kindersley, Inc. (COR)

$13.64
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Pop-Up Peekaboo! Things That Go by Dorling Kindersley Publishing Staff (2012,...

$12.86
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7. One Red Dot by David A. Carter

Price: $22.58
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Ages: 4 – 8

Also managing a place among this year’s top children’s pop-up books is One Red Dot by David A. Carter.

One Red Dot is an interactive book, kind-a like Where’s Waldo, but with pop-up sculptures. Readers are tasked with finding a single red dot in ten pop-up pictures, some with flip-up flaps, and some with wiggly, wobbly widgets. Awesome artwork!

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One Red Dot: A Pop-Up Book for Children of All Ages by David A. Carter.

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One Red Dot : A Pop-Up Book for Children of All Ages by David A. Carter...

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One Red Dot: A Pop-Up Book for Children of All Ages by David A. Carter NEW HC

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8. Pop-up Paris by Lonely Planet Kids

Price: $6.86
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Ages: 5 – 8

Pop-up Paris by Lonely Planet Kids makes it’s place among the “best of” pop-up children’s books for 2016.

I have never, ever been to Paris, but it is definitely a must-go on my bucket list. This pop-up book is for in-dreams travelers like myself. There are six pages, each with beautiful, vivid, intricate pop-up illustrations of historic Paris.

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Pop-up Paris (Lonely Planet Kids) by Lonely Planet Kids (Activities) [Hardcover]

$8.22
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Lonely Planet Kids: POP-UP PARIS by Lonely Planet Publications Staff (2016,...

$9.52
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Pop-Up Paris (Lonely Planet Kids) by Lonely Planet Kids

$11.12
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9. The Little Mermaid by Robert Sabuda

Price: $22.62
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Ages: 6 and up

A returning favorite comes in at #9 – The Little Mermaid by Robert Sabuda.

Did you know The Little Mermaid was given a name by Disney? The original was simply little mermaid, and this pop-up book tells her classic tale. Beautiful pop-up illustrations recount the story of a mermaid who falls hopelessly, desperately in love with a human. I’ve never seen such intricate pictures!

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ROBERT SABUDA The Little Mermaid: A Pop-Up Adaptation SIGNED FIRST EDITION

$50.00
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Robert Sabuda The Little Mermaid Pop Up Book Signed, First Edition Hardcover

$45.00
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The Little Mermaid by Robert Sabuda 2013 SIGNED 1st Edition pop up book, NEW

$75.00
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10. This Book Is a Planetarium – And Other Extraordinary Pop-Up Contraptions by Kelli Anderson

Price: $25.64
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My personal favorite comes in as the final item on the list of the top ten popup books this year – This Book Is a Planetarium – And Other Extraordinary Pop-Up Contraptions by Kelli Anderson.

This planetarium pop-up book is wow-mazing. Yep, I created a whole new word, because this book is a new level of awesome.

Inside are pop-up illustrations in vivid, intricate details. But the real treat is a real-working, beautiful constellation projector.

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Update note: This page was modified to reflect current information on 06/14/16.

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