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Children can put their puzzle-solving skills to the test with brain-busting puzzle books, games and quiz books from Usborne.

Top titles this month

Cars snap

Cars snap

A fun game for two or more players with 52 cards showing pictures of different types of cars, including racing cars, sports cars, convertibles, hatchbacks, vintage cars and lots more. As well as Snap you can use the cards for memory games - or even for spotting cars out of the window on a car journey.

£5.99

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General knowledge crosswords

General knowledge crosswords

Put children’s general knowledge and word power to the test with this pocket-sized paperback, containing over 100 crosswords. The crosswords start simple and gradually get harder throughout the book, testing children’s knowledge as their crossword skills improve. Answers are listed at the back of the book.

£5.99

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Card tricks and games kit

Card tricks and games kit

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.

£12.99

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Things to spot

Every page in these gorgeously illustrated puzzle books is teeming with animals and objects to spot, match count and name – sure to keep children occupied for hours.

Optical illusions

From colourful spinning circles to wonky lines that are actually straight, these books are packed with astonishing optical illusions to impress the whole family.

50 optical illusions

50 optical illusions

Each page in this eye-popping book features a fascinating optical illusion using shape, colour or perspective, with information about how and why it works. Children can impress friends and family with mind-boggling tricks of the eye, and find out how to create their own illusions too. Includes internet links to specially selected websites with more illusions and how they work.

£5.99

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101 optical illusions

101 optical illusions

You’ll be amazed at the mind-boggling optical illusions in this book. From colourful spinning circles and baffling beach huts to wobbly lines that are actually completely straight, these illusions will astonish the whole family. Snippets of information explain what’s happening and how each illusion works. You won’t believe your eyes!

£9.99

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Quiz books

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