Children can put their puzzle-solving skills to the test with brain-busting puzzle books, games and quiz books from Usborne.
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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.
A fun, write-in book packed with brain-teasing puzzles, useful facts and clever tips that show how to play chess and improve your game. Some of the puzzles are answered using chess-piece stickers and all the answers are at the back of the book. Simple puzzles show how to use the pieces, with more tricky puzzles on tactics and checkmates.
Usborne author Katie Daynes reveals how she was inspired by her own international chess star son Joe to write My First Chess Book.
Ahoy me hearties! Flip the pages and create 20,736 different swashbuckling pirates in this fun mix and match book. Each page is split into four sections with humorous pictures of pirate hats, tops, breeches or skirts and footware. On the other side, there are black and white line drawings to colour in giving even more hilarious combinations.
These stunning and sturdy jigsaws each come with an attractive picture book, and make beautiful gifts for little ones.
One of the world's most famous fairy tales, beautifully illustrated and charmingly retold for little children. Mums and Tots magazine review of Snow White Jigsaw and Picture Book
These brilliantly coloured look and find books are filled from edge to edge with bustling animal scenes and amusing things to spot and talk about.
Teach yourself amazing card tricks and 20 games such as Sevens and Knockout Whist with this brilliant kit. There are two special decks of cards and a 64-page book with step-by-step instructions for each card game and trick, and skills such as shuffling and dealing, plus links to video clip demonstrations and tips for putting on a show.
These pocket-sized quiz books are perfect for taking on long journeys and testing your whole family's knowledge. Children will love to use the facts they learn to impress their friends.
Everyone loves a quiz and each of these is virtually guaranteed to contain a question that will catch you out. LoveReading4Kids review of General Knowledge Quizzes