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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With the 2018 World Chess Championships taking place in London this November, here are a couple of fun and friendly introductions to chess for children.
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.
These pocket-sized quiz books, crosswords and wordsearches are perfect festive fun for testing your family's knowledge at Christmas!
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
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.