Top 10 Best Puzzle Books for Children

Get the kids' brains whirring with these brilliantly fun and rewarding puzzle books. They feature lots of engrossing conundrums to crack, including mazes, wordsearches, dot-to-dots, sums, search-and-finds and so much more. Ordered by target age, see below for the best puzzle books for children.

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1. Labyrinth

Theo Guignard

This engrossing book will challenge kids to solve a range of perplexing puzzles and marvellous mazes. From worlds made of plants to futuristic cities and wild environments, there are 14 mazes to work through and each is full of things to spot along the way. Brilliantly interactive and colourful, this addictive book will captivate kids as they work through the pages and boost their puzzle-solving skills in the process.

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2. Designer Diva

Lara Ede

Children will have the chance to become designers and develop their fashionista skills with this fabulously fun activity book. Bursting with fashion-themed activities, including colouring, doodling, dot-to-dots, sums, wordsearches and more, this book features exciting 3D puffy stickers, perfect for embellishing the pages, and pull-out portfolio cards. Young fashion fans will love creating colour swatches and sketching outfits on the models featured throughout the pages.

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3. Colossal Creature Count

Daniel Limon

Dr Taxonomy and Dr Ecology have embarked on an adventure to count all the different animals around the world, but disaster has struck! Their sums have been soaked and kids will need to help them tally all the creatures they've seen, from the Arctic tundra to the Amazon rainforest and deep beneath the sea. Each scene in the book provides a wonderful variety of animals to spot - even rare breeds you may never have heard of! This huge, vibrant book is sure to inspire a love of nature in children, and will take them around the world from the comfort of their own home.

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4. Where's Wally? The Treasure Hunt Activity Book

Martin Handford

Despite his elusive nature, Wally is one of the most beloved children's characters around. This bumper sticker and activity book will keep kids entertained as they join Wally and his friends Wenda, Wizard Whitebeard and Woof in some out-of-this-world adventures. The gang is on the hunt for treasure and must navigate dozens of searches, mazes, word puzzles, matching games, spot-the-differences, quizzes and riddles. This book is perfect for creative kids and young puzzle-solvers.

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5. The Usborne London Activity Book

Rosie Hore

Take a trip around England's exciting capital city in this enthralling write-in activity book. Jam-packed with puzzles to solve, doodles to draw, games to play, recipes to create and over 200 stickers to stick, kids will love brain-training whilst discovering London's most iconic landmarks.

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6. The Usborne Pirate Pocket Puzzle Book

Alex Frith

This perfectly pocket-sized puzzle book is great for popping into a schoolbag, handbag, glovebox or suitcase to ensure the kids are never bored again! It contains over 100 piratical puzzles, including challenging number games, muddled mazes, wacky wordsearches, perplexing picture puzzles and much more, with all the answers at the back of the book.

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7. Maths Puzzles

Sarah Khan

Kids can put their maths skills to the test whilst discovering how fun maths can be in this vibrant and appealing set of cards. The perplexing puzzles will challenge children to use their skills in code-breaking, multiplying, adding, subtracting and more. The wipe-clean cards come with a special pen, meaning kids can get started on their sums right away and solve puzzles on the go.

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8. The Usborne Ultimate Fantasy Puzzle Book

Andrew Dixon

This sumptuously-illustrated book is bursting with mystical things to find, fiendish puzzles to solve and magical monsters to outwit. Embark on a series of epic fantasy quests, featuring King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, dragons, magnificent beasts, gnomes, goblins and many more spellbinding beings.

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9. Logic Puzzles

This perfectly portable little book is great for puzzle-solving on the go! It's packed with conundrums, games and activities that will put kids' powers of logic to the test. Keep their brain cells in tip-top condition wherever they go with this engrossing puzzle book.

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10. You vs. the Book

Featuring an awesome maze on the cover, this book is bursting with perplexing puzzles, brain-busters and heaps of quirky fun. Test yourself with a series of quizzes and conundrums, ranging from easily-solvable puzzles to tougher challenges that may require more patience, perseverance and skill. The puzzles include mazes, observational tests and memory games, and are sure to provide hours of enjoyment.

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  • Colossal Creature Count - Paperback - 9781780554303 - Daniel Limon
    CLCH 5 years +
    Daniel Limon
    5 years +
    (1)
    • £3.49
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    Dr Taxonomy and Dr Ecology have embarked on an adventure to count all the different animals around the world, but disaster has struck... their sums have been soaked and they'll need your children's help to find and correctly tally all the creatures they've seen.

    From the Arctic tundra to the Amazon rainforest and deep under the sea, each scene in this book provides a huge variety of animals to spot and count. There are even some rare breeds scattered amongst the scenes to keep an eye out for.

    As children count up the amount of animals featured on each spread, they'll be inspired to learn more about the natural world. With its huge size, vibrant artwork and appealing activities, this book provides children with a fun and exciting way of practising their counting skills.
  • AOXBH 5 years +
    Rosie Hore
    5 years +
    • £7.89
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    An inspiring write-in activity book, jam-packed with puzzles to solve, doodles to draw, games to play, recipes to make, and over 200 stickers to stick - all set in London and featuring the capital's most iconic landmarks.
  • AAZAD 7 years +
    Sarah Khan
    7 years +
    • £6.79
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    This is a pack of colourfully illustrated cards bursting with maths puzzles that will put children and adult's maths skills to the test. Each brain-teasing puzzle sorts out the boffins from the buffoons by testing their maths skills, including code-breaking, multiplication and arithmetic. The cards are wipe clean and the pack includes a special pen, making the pack entirely self contained, easily portable and a great gift.
  • APGFO 7 years +
    Andrew Dixon
    7 years +
    • £14.89
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    This densely illustrated puzzle book is packed full of mystical things to find, fiendish puzzles to solve and magical monsters to outwit. Embark on a series of fantasy quests featuring the King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table, dragons, monsters, gnomes, goblins and a whole host of mythical creatures.
  • APOWD 6 years +
    Alex Frith
    6 years +
    • £5.89
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    Pop this handy, pocket-sized puzzle book into a school bag, handbag, suitcase or glove compartment to ensure that kids are never bored again. It features over one hundred picture puzzles including mazes, picture puzzles, word searches, number problems and much more, with all of the answers at the back of the book. It is also great for Christmas stockings or party bags.
  • ANDPF 7 years +
    7 years +
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    A handy, paperback book perfect for popping into a pocket or school bag, packed with puzzles, games and activities that will put your powers of logic to the test. It is a well-known fact that you can exercise your brain just as you might exercise your body; this book will keep children's grey cells in tip-top condition.
  • Designer Diva - Paperback - 9781785981142 - Lara Ede
    DSDV 5 years +
    Lara Ede
    5 years +
    • £2.49
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    Children will love having the chance to be a designer diva and develop their fashionista skills with this incredibly fun activity book.

    Packed with fashion-themed colouring, doodling, dot-to-dots, sums, wordsearches and much more, the book even has 3D 'puffy' stickers to adorn the pages and pull-out portfolio cards.

    Kids who love clothes will love creating colour swatches and sketching outfits on the models featured throughout the pages.
  • WWTH 5 years +
    5 years +
    • £4.99
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    Although he's always been hard to find, it's clear to see that Wally of Where's Wally? fame is one of the most popular children's characters around.

    This sticker and activity book allows children to join Wally and his friends Wenda, Wizard Whitebeard and Woof as they enjoy some out-of-this world adventures.

    The gang are on the hunt for treasure and there are hundreds of searches, mazes, word puzzles, matching games, spot-the-differences, quizzes and riddles to complete. This is a must for children who love Wally and who love being creative.
  • LABY 5 years +
    Theo Guignard
    5 years +
    • £3.99
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    Children will love finding their way through the challenges posed in this marvellous maze book.

    From worlds made of plants to futuristic cities and wild habitats, there are 14 mazes to work through and each one is full of things to spot along the way.

    Wonderfully interactive and ideal for stay-at-home days, the mazes advance in complexity as children work through the pages. All of the mazes have been beautifully designed and are sure to keep children aged 5 and over happily entertained.
  • YVTB 8 years +
    8 years +
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    This innovative book has a cool maze on the cover and is bursting with interactive puzzles, brain busters and quirky fun.

    There are quizzes, conundrums and puzzles to test any child's brain and they range from the easily solvable to ones that may require more patience, practice and skill.

    Among the tricky challenges are mazes, observational tests and memory games.