Puzzle Adventure Stories
6 Books

Various

2018 - Ongoing

A beautifully illustrated series of puzzle stories in a classic format - aimed at kids and featuring 3 recurring adventurers in each installment

Puzzle Adventure Stories

Longtime Puzzle book write Dr Gareth Moore and author Lisa Regan create a series of more narrative driven puzzles, aimed at children. With beautiful, full-page illustrations from Moreno Chiacchiera, and simple puzzles, these are a modern homage to older Puzzle Adventure style books, with the same structure.

Each double page has the protagonists - Ned, Ruby and dog Mungo - navigating a mystery and contains a visual puzzle, often a maze, logic problem, search-and-find or similar beginner style puzzle.

With sets ranging from Castles, to fun fares to Ancient Incan ruins, this series has a good variety of content for kids.

Interestingly some volumes are credited as either Lisa Regan or Gareth Moore depending on which you buy from (check the covers and you may find one or the other). This series is also available in several Omnibus versions, bundling together 3 stories in each.

Books in this series
1
The Mysterious Woods
Gareth Moore
Moreno Chiacchiera (Illustrator)
2018

What kinds of mysteries lie deep in the woods? Readers will have to pick up this book to find out the answer to that question. Along the way, they'll complete activities and puzzles that will help them build important problem-solving skills. Accessible text provides helpful hints, while captivating illustrations give readers further guidance to complete each featured puzzle.

Goodreads
3
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
32 pages
ISBN 9781508195498
2
The Inca Adventure
Lisa Regan
Moreno Chiacchiera (Illustrator)
2018

Puzzles and activities can be a great way to learn about history and culture. Readers of this stimulating book will work hard to solve puzzles while also learning about the Inca. With the help of bright illustrations, age-appropriate text, and helpful clues and keys, readers will sharpen their problem-solving skills. A dynamic page layout allows for readers of many levels.

Goodreads
3
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
32 pages
ISBN 9781508196303
3
The Treasure Hunt
Gareth Moore
Moreno Chiacchiera (Illustrator)
2019

Join Ned, Ruby, and Mungo the dog as they set off on an incredible treasure hunt! They're off on a code-cracking, maze-solving, clue-finding quest.

Each puzzle is tied to the plot, so children can get really involved in the fun and exciting adventure story that runs throughout the book.

Goodreads
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
32 pages
ISBN 9781789503272
4
The Flying Castle
Gareth Moore
Moreno Chiacchiera (Illustrator)
2019

A castle soaring through the air makes for a fun story, and an even more fun puzzle to solve. Readers of this unique volume will go on an adventure and use their problem-solving skills to find their way through the flying castle.

Goodreads
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
32 pages
ISBN 9781789503227
5
The Haunted Hotel
Gareth Moore
Moreno Chiacchiera (Illustrator)
2019

Join Ned, Ruby, and Mungo the dog as they venture into a strange hotel! They're off on a code-cracking, maze-solving, clue-finding puzzle quest... Each puzzle is tied to the plot, so children can get really involved in the fun and exciting adventure story that runs throughout the book. Develops problem-solving skills and guarantees lots of puzzling fun for kids aged 7 and up.

Goodreads
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
32 pages
ISBN 9781789503234
6
The Impossible Maze
Gareth Moore
Moreno Chiacchiera (Illustrator)
2019

Mazes are a fun, thought-provoking activity for young minds. This creative book will challenge readers to solve a number of entertaining puzzles. They'll learn that with the right techniques and skills, the seemingly impossible is actually possible.

Goodreads
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
32 pages
ISBN 9781789503241