Save your progress to enter to win National Book Tokens, collect 50 Caboodle Points, and resume game play across multiple devices.
Back to game
7 islands, 7 book characters. Can you solve them all? Just click on each island and enter your answer in the box.
We’ll tell you if your guess is nearly correct, but remember we’re looking for the name of the character from a book, not the book’s title – and check your spelling!
Once you’ve guessed all seven clues correctly, you’ll be able to download a certificate to tell everyone you’re a bookish genius.
20 clues, 20 book titles. Can you solve them all? Just click on each clue and enter your answer in the box.
Notes for playing:
Hidden Books Game is created by the team at National Book Tokens. National Book Tokens have been inspiring booklovers since 1932. Accepted in thousands of bookshops, National Book Tokens gift cards are the perfect gift for any occasion.
This year’s Hidden Books Game is illustrated by Harry Woodgate, who loves to draw quirky characters, bustling scenes, and all things in between. Harry enjoys reading anything to do with magical realism, family relationships, and environmental activism.
Congratulations to Paula C. from Hampshire whose clue (spot the seagull) was designed and featured in this year's game. She has won a £100 National Book Token!
Congratulations – you’ve found our bonus clue! Solve the riddle below and we’ll pick one bookworm to win a bundle of books and a Books Are My Bag tote every week until Christmas.
I've a forest within but no trees to be spied;Travellers are welcome, no passports required.I can offer the past or the future, you choose -Find your teacher or mentor, your prophet or muse.I have many volumes yet often I'm hushed,My stillness a refuge - in me you can trust.In me you'll meet heroes, adventurers, spies,Lovers and lawyers and gods - what am I?
Can you spot the book titles? Just click on each clue and enter your answer in the box.
Save your progress as you go.
(Are you finding the clues too tricky? Just click ‘show answer’ and all will be revealed!)
Complete the game for a chance to win one of ten £250/€250 National Book Tokens, enough to keep even the most avid booklover reading for a year.
But wait! You could still be a runner-up... 50 players will get a £10/€10 National Book Token. Simply save your progress to enter.
By saving your progress you'll also collect 50 Caboodle Points. Find out more about How Caboodle Works.
Look out for our bonus clue. Solve the riddle for a chance to win a set of must-read books every week until Christmas.
Even if you don’t get all 20, you could still win a National Book Token.