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My First Chess Book

Written by Katie Daynes

Illustrated by The Boy Fitz Hammond

Key Stage 2 Activity and Puzzle books

LoveReading View on My First Chess Book

A really effective ‘how to’ book, this gives readers all the information they’ll need to play chess, while letting them know exactly why it is so popular, and how exciting it is. It explains the pieces and their moves, the aims of the game and means of attack and defence. There are regular reminders of what’s been said and exercises to try. Layout and illustration give it a very friendly feel – the pieces are animated and talk directly to the reader - and there’s extra information slipped in too on the history of the game. A book that will really inspire children to open a chessboard and start playing.

Andrea Reece

My First Chess Book Synopsis

Meet the characters that make up a chess army and learn how to fight your first battle in this friendly introduction to the game. My First Chess Book is written clearly and simply, with entertaining examples, making it the perfect starting point for young children - and a handy refresher guide for parents and grandparents!

Book Information

ISBN: 9781474941082
Publication date: 5th April 2018
Author: Katie Daynes
Illustrator: The Boy Fitz Hammond
Publisher: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 40 pages
Year Groups: Key Stage 2
Topics: Puzzles / Activities

About Katie Daynes

Katie studied languages at Cambridge University and soon discovered it wasn’t just French or Italian she loved, but language itself. Her first job was writing reviews of curry houses in verse. Her second was writing science and business articles. Her third and favourite job is writing educational books for children. She loves tackling new subjects and making them come alive for young readers. So far she has written about everything from trucks and toilets to space and Churchill.Katie now has two little children of her own and they are definitely her fiercest critics.

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