The 9 Best Pop-Up Books for Babies

by ThoughtLab Marketing on November 30, 2021

There’s nothing quite like the first books you read with your baby. Despite the fact that your baby (unless they’re a super genius) can’t read yet, they get immersed in the vibrant illustrations, delighted by the fanciful stories, and inspired to know more. 

Reading is such a vital step in a baby’s education, and books provide things that other mediums just cannot. Reading to your child before they enter preschool or school will give them a leg up in so many ways. For example, reading helps a child develop basic language skills, increases their vocabulary, and helps them gain confidence. Not to mention, it instills a sense of fond memories and bonding between child and parent. 

However, with such an overwhelming number of early learning baby books, it can be hard to find the right ones for your child. The best place to start is with a simple yet effective pop-up book. These are as educational as they are fun and a great way to introduce your kid to reading. Plus, they demonstrate to your child that reading can be just as entertaining and engaging as watching a television show. 

Discover our recommendations for the best pop-up books for babies and toddlers below and get ready for an exciting new storytime. 


The Top Baby Pop-Up Books Online

#1 - My Jungle Pop-Up Book

jungle book cover

Take your little one on a thrilling vacation through the jungle with this vibrant pop-up book. Featuring a fun rhyming story, charming, colorful pop-ups, and friendly, entertaining animals, children of all ages will be enchanted by this read that’s perfect for storytime. 

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#2 - Around The Farm

around the farm pop up book

Saddle up with your baby and explore what's fun on the farm! In this classic pop-up book you'll find all kinds of farm animals. With educational tales and lift-up flaps, toddlers will learn to engage with reading materials in an exciting new way.

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#3 - Noah’s Ark Pop-Up Book

noahs ark pop up book

It’s never too early to start introducing bible stories to your children. This giant pop-up book tells the classic story of Noah’s Ark with fun-filled illustrations and charming, colorful pop-ups that will inspire and entertain your little ones.

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#4 - The Wheels On The Bus

wheels on the bus pop up book

This classic children’s nursery rhyme gets the pop-up treatment in a vibrant mini pop-up book that is packed full of fun surprises. Both toddlers and babies alike will love to hear this familiar story and enjoy meeting all the new characters in this traditional tale. Buckle up!

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#5 - Pop-Up Dinosaurs 

pop up dinosaur book

Nourish your baby’s need for development and give them a head start on learning dinosaur names with this fun-filled pop-up book with liftable flaps and 3D baby dinos.

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#6 - Trains, Boats, and Planes Pop-Up Book 

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All aboard for this fun-filled pop-up adventure. Your little one will delight in this giant book filled with vibrant stories and friendly characters. Featuring different modes of transportation, this pop-up book will help teach your children the names and types of different modes of travel. Have fun on your new adventure!

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#7 - The Snow Queen: Classic Pop-Up and Play

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While slightly advanced for some kids, this is a perfect present your baby can grow into and cherish for years to come. Unfold the concertina pages to follow Gerda's epic journey to the palace of the Snow Queen to rescue her best friend Kai, bewitched by a splinter of ice from an enchanted mirror. Reveal a beautiful pop-up palace on the final page and interact using the stand-up play figures. 

Discover enchanting silhouette artwork from artist Laura Barrett alongside a simple, evocative retelling of this famous tale. With a decorative foiled cover, this lavish book is a must-have addition to any child's bookshelf.

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#8 - Pop-Up David & Goliath  

David and Goliath pop up book

Help your baby or toddler learn all about little David and the big giant Goliath in this exciting board book with an amazing pull out section. Read the story in the first four spreads, and then find out what happens at the end as four pull-out board sections are extended from the back of the book.

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#9 - Alice's Adventures In Wonderland: A Pop-Up Adaptation

Alice in wonderland pop up book

Alice's Adventures in Wonderland is a classic 1865 novel by English author Lewis Carroll. It tells the adventurous story of a young girl named Alice, who falls through a rabbit hole into a subterranean fantasy world populated by peculiar, anthropomorphic creatures. The tale plays with logic, giving the story lasting popularity with adults as well as with children and this colorful pop-up version will become a staple of storytime for years to come. 

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At Marissa’s Books we’re dedicated to helping you find the best books for gifts or your personalized interests. Visit our other recommended reads and guides to discover even more great books you’ll love. 

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Safe to say, we didn’t even scratch the surface on all the amazing baby books you can find for boys and girls online. There are great ways to find new educational books to delight your children and teach them new skills; ask school teachers, speak with other parents, or explore Marissa’s Books diverse collection of classic nursery rhyme books, educational reads, and other fun baby books. Shop more baby books for girls and boys below. Plus, enjoy free shipping on all orders over $40. Happy reading!

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