Usborne Young Puzzle Adventures
10 Books

Various

1994-1997

A series of the Usborne Puzzle Adventure format aimed at their youngest audience.

Usborne Young Puzzle Adventures

This is a series headed up by some Usborne regulars who also worked extensively across the other puzzle books from the publisher.

This series is aimed at the youngest crowd, with simple, cute stories spanning recurring characters. And of course - puzzles. The same format as always: large vibrant imagery with a mystery for readers to solve, though much simpler than usual.

"Clear and detailed illustrations throughout, accompanied by simple text, to ensure that young readers can follow the story and take part in the exciting adventures. Younger readers can share these books with an adult whilst more confident readers can enjoy them on their own"

Books in this series
1
Lucy and the Sea Monster
Karen Dolby
Caroline Jayne Church (Illustrator)
1994

A puzzle fiction series of exciting stories for very young children

Simple, highly visual puzzles encourage reading

Fun for adults and young children to read and solve together.

Goodreads
3.71
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
32 pages
ISBN 9780746014622
2
Chocolate Island
Karen Dolby
Caroline Jayne Church (Illustrator)
1995

A puzzle fiction series of exciting stories for very young children

Simple, highly visual puzzles encourage reading

Fun for adults and young children to read and solve together.

Goodreads
3.71
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
32 pages
ISBN 9780794502317
3
Uncle Pete the Pirate
Susannah Leigh
Brenda Haw (Illustrator)
1994

When Mary's Uncle Pete comes to visit, anything can happen... Join Mary on her pirate adventure with a difference and help her solve exciting pictures puzzles on the way.

Goodreads
4.25
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
32 pages
ISBN 9780746015292
4
Dragon in the Cupboard
Karen Dolby
Caroline Jayne Church (Illustrator)
1995

Crunch...Crackle...Munch...Slurp... The sounds were coming from the large cupboard in the farthest, darkest corner of the kitchen. When George and Lottie open the doors, they are amazed to discover a small, friendly and very hungry dragon. He is lost and needs their help to find his way home.

Goodreads
3.54
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
32 pages
ISBN 9780794502324
5
Molly's Magic Carpet
Emma Fischel
Teri Gower (Illustrator)
1996

When Molly meets a magic carpet, who knows where they will end up? The carpet whisks her away on a journey to amazing far away lands, and together they plunge into an exciting rescue mission Molly will never forget.

Goodreads
3.94
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
32 pages
ISBN 9780746022948
6
Spooks Surprise
Karen Dolby
Alan Marks (Illustrator)
1997

A puzzle fiction series of exciting stories for very young children

Simple, highly visual puzzles encourage reading

Fun for adults and young children to read and solve together.

Goodreads
4
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
32 pages
ISBN 9780746087725
7
Lucy and the Sea Monster to the rescue
Karen Dolby
Carolline Jayne Church (Illustrator)
1997

Children who are just beginning to read for themselves will love Young Puzzle Adventures books which have an exciting story and a puzzle to solve on every double page. This book is colourful with plenty to spot in the detailed illustrations.

Goodreads
4.2
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
32 pages
ISBN 9780746022924
8
Uncle Pete's Pirate Adventure
Susannah Leigh
Brenda Haw (Illustrator)
1994

This book is part of a puzzle fiction series of exciting stories for very young children, and has simple, highly visual puzzles to encourage reading. It is fun for adults and young children to read and solve together.

Goodreads
3.13
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
32 pages
ISBN 9780794518486
9
Wendy the Witch
Karen Dolby
Brenda Haw (Illustrator)
1999

Wendy is George and Lily's granny. She's also learning to be a witch. But Granny Wendy has a problem. She hasn't been doing very well in her spellcraft classes and now she has to take a spell test. With George and Lily's help she sets off on a magical quest to brush up her witching skills.

Goodreads
4.43
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
32 pages
ISBN 9780746051818
10
Land of the Lost Teddies
Emma Fischel
Daniel Howarth (Illustrator)
1997

Wilfie is having a great day at the seaside, until he discovers that his teddy is missing. A new teddy won't do, so Wilfie sets off on an extraordinary journey to a magical land inhabited by lost teddies in search of his own well-loved bear.

Goodreads
4.43
☆☆☆☆☆
★★★★★
32 pages
ISBN 9780746027769