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My first chess book

Series: Chess guides
By Katie Daynes


Learn how to command a chess army in this friendly introduction, with entertaining illustrations on how the pieces move, and tons of tips on attacking, defending and winning. A perfect starting point for young children – and a handy refresher for parents and grandparents! With links to specially selected websites with puzzles and more information.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781474941082
Extent: 40 pages
Dimensions: 240 x 190mm
The Boy Fitz Hammond

Author information

Katie Daynes

Katie Daynes has written oodles of books for Usborne, from lifting the flaps on germs and poo, through things to spot in the sea and at school, to the life stories of Nelson Mandela and Marie Antoinette. She wrote My First Chess Book after being taught by her son, Joe Birks, who became the British Under 9 Chess Champion in 2017. She now lives in Yorkshire with her architect husband, two inquisitive children and a hamster called Toffee. When she’s not writing books, Katie likes walking on the blustery moors, meeting friends for coffee and playing competitive board games.


Visit Usborne Quicklinks to download some simple chess puzzles to test your skills, and for links to websites and video clips with more tips on how to play chess.

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