Usborne Children’s Books

Search Usborne


Puzzles, games and quizzes

Puzzle and games illustration

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

Parent's pick: Pirates split-page book

Pirates

Pirates

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.

£7.99

Buy or find out more 

Parent's pick: Pirates split-page book

"I'd definitely recommend this book, it's great for encouraging creativity and imagination, and the colouring in element is a clever addition."

Read Kate's Parent's pick review of Pirates

Parent's pick: Pirates

Usborne jigsaws with picture books

These stunning and sturdy jigsaws each come with an attractive picture book, and make beautiful gifts for little ones.

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

Buy or find out more 

Watch how to do card tricks at Usborne Quicklinks

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

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

Buy or find out more 

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

Buy or find out more