Best-Selling Puzzle Books

Who says that expanding the brain can’t be fun? Puzzle books have been popular for decades among adults and children alike. These books contain dozens, or even hundreds, of puzzles that test a person’s knowledge and/or ability to think. In many cases, they develop critical thinking skills — all in a way that’s charming and satisfying for the reader.

But what are the best puzzle books you can own? Seeing which books are popular, and why they are, is a good place to start. Miles Kimball is here to help with this look at our best-selling Brain Games puzzle books for adults and kids. You just might find something that provides hours of entertainment while helping you get a little smarter!

Word Puzzle Books

By far, the most popular puzzle books we sell — and the most popular puzzles period, for that matter — are word puzzles. As the name suggests, these puzzles involve working with words.

The two most common word puzzles are word search books and crossword puzzle books. Despite its popularity, word searches are one of the newest puzzle forms; they were created in 1968. To complete them, one must find all words on a provided list within a grid of letters. The words usually involve a certain theme and might be side-to-side, up-and-down, diagonal or even backward. Word finds can be a real brain challenge for children but are primarily a source of amusement for adults. Alternate versions involve finding words within a picture or using the remaining letters to form a phrase.

Crossword puzzles, which were created in 19th-century England, add knowledge and critical thinking to the mix. A grid of white- and black-shaded squares is provided, and the reader must fill the white squares with words or phrases by solving the provided clues. The clues can be as simple or as complicated as you want, meaning that all ages can test themselves with the right puzzle.

Both of these puzzle types fall into the larger category of paper-and-pencil word games. There are also letter arrangement games (e.g. word scrambles) and semantic games (e.g. Mad Libs). However, these are not as popular in book form. They’re most often seen in compilation books, book sets (pictured above) or in themed books that build puzzles around knowledge of a certain subject (such as our John Wayne puzzle book).

Picture Puzzle Books

Connect the dots puzzles are the third-most-popular type of puzzle book we sell behind word searches and crosswords. This puzzle — sometimes referred to as dot-to-dot or join the dot — is a form of a picture puzzle. Each page in the book has numbered dots spread across the sheet. (Letters can be used, too.) Drawing lines to connect them in the correct order creates a certain object such as a car or tree. These are some of the best puzzle books for kids as they test a young brain’s counting and sequencing ability. As a bonus, children can then engage their creativity by coloring in the picture.

This is by far the most common type of picture puzzle book we sell. However, you can find some other versions in our puzzle compilations and collections. Comparison puzzles are a popular way of testing one’s attention to detail. They involve placing two similar pictures side by side and asking the reader to find the differences between them. Sticker-by-number books are a fun variation of paint-by-number that doesn’t make a huge mess. The Hangman guessing game combines words and pictures for a classic good time, and the book versions create a one-player version by making the letters scratch-off clues.

Keep Your Mind Working

A puzzle collection is a great way to stimulate the brain, pass the time and have fun with. Take a break from the TV or gossip sites and test yourself with the best puzzle books for ages 5 to 95. They’re also an excellent gift for a family member or friend. Miles Kimball has been trusted for generations and will help you find unique puzzle books at affordable prices.

Logic Puzzle Books

Perhaps it shouldn’t be surprising that the most challenging puzzle category comes in here. But make no mistake: these are great books for anyone to own. These adult puzzle books keep your cognitive muscles active well into old age by expanding logic, reasoning, creative thinking and more. Our top-selling Sudoku books are a great example of this. Readers are provided with a 9×9 grid that’s subdivided into nine 3×3 blocks and partially filled with numbers. They must fill the remaining boxes so that all columns, rows and blocks contain the numbers 1 to 9. This puzzle type, which became popular in the 1980s, combines memory and logic while requiring high concentration.

The deductive reasoning book Who Done It? is another great way to test your skills. The reader is presented with a variety of brain challenges with a spy theme. They might need to solve a math riddle, answer comprehension questions after reading a paragraph of text or plan a mission using certain parameters. The best part is that some of the puzzles can be solved in multiple ways, meaning you can do them again later and find improved or alternative solutions.

Honk Honk! It’s Goose Week!

Welcome to Miles Kimball’s very first Goose Week. This week we celebrate the adorable fun our Goose Outfits bring to our customers doorsteps. They’re cute, clever and sure to put a smile not only on your face, but also your passing neighbors face! Each day we will be offering 50% Off on a specific goose outfit! So make sure to look each day to see if your favorite outfit will be discounted. Check it out here! Shop for humorous costumes, holiday outfits, seasonal sensations and more.

Best of all we are offering a Goose Week Sweepstakes that will include a Grand Prize, Second Place Prize and Third Place Prize. Each prize was picked perfectly for you to enjoy each goose outfit for all the seasons! Enter the contest here!

Lastly, check out Miles Kimball Facebook if you would like to partake in a vote on 9/5/2019. The votes are made up of previous Goose Outfit that Miles Kimball used to offer in their Goose Wardrobe! All you have to do is comment the alphabetic letter of the Goose Outfit you would like to see back on our website! We will then choose the winner and get that Goose Outfit in our wardrobe as soon as possible. While you are there feel free to like our Facebook page and follow our Instagram page.

Grand Prize

The Grand Prize consisting of 2 Large White Geese and 12 Outfits (Pictured above)

Second Place Prize

The Second Place Prize consists of 1 Large White Goose and 6 Outfits (Pictured above)

Third Place Prize

The Third Place Prize consists of a new product that Miles Kimball will be introducing later in September. This will be our Seasonal Goose Notecards, Set of 24. The Notecards are dressed to to celebrate all four seasons throughout the year! Simply adorable, and only found here, the set of 24 holiday cards includes 4 of each colorful design: “Happy Spring!”, “God Bless America!”, “Thankful For You!” and “Seasons Greeting!”. Blank space inside the greeting cards allows plenty of room to write your own special note, whether sending Easter blessings, catching up on Patriotic holidays, expressing gratitude on Thanksgiving, or wishing friends and family a merry Christmas season.

Sweepstakes end on September 9th @ 11:59pm. Winners will be announced on September 10th @ 9:00am on Miles Kimball Facebook page & will be emailed

How to Design Small Spaces

Adding comfort, style, and functionality to a small space can be challenging, but with the right approach and well-designed furniture, you can make the most of limited square footage. When you’re shopping for a small space, one of the most important things to keep in mind is the importance of functionality. Choose furniture pieces that are compact but stylish, preferably serving dual purposes or offering storage.

Miles Kimball carries an excellent selection of small space-friendly furniture, including these popular customer favorites:

Chairside Table with USB Power Strip by OakRidge
With a slim profile and built-in power strip, this side table is a smart way to add functionality, storage, and style to even the smallest space in your home.

Three Drawer Multipurpose Rolling Cart by OakRidge
You don’t have to sacrifice style in the name of storage with this multipurpose rolling cart, crafted with solid wood in a gorgeous dark finish that will complement any décor style.

Newport Magazine Table with Drawer by OakRidge
Keep your everyday necessities within reach with the Newport Magazine Table, complete with a convenient drawer, magazine holder, and attractive mahogany finish. If you’re searching for smart solutions for your small space, you can find a wide variety of stylish, high-quality options from Miles Kimball. Choose from thoughtfully-designed furniture pieces that are both attractive and functional, making it easy to design an attractive but practical space.

Shaker Desk by OakRidge
The clean lines of this beautifully-crafted desk add simple style to any room, with a spacious top offering a useful work surface and discreet drawers that provide valuable storage space for office supplies and more.

Cleaning Tips

There’s nothing quite like enjoying the feeling of a freshly-cleaned home, but keeping up with the daily chores can be a challenge for anyone with a busy schedule. From everyday tasks like dusting and dishes to bigger jobs like scrubbing the floors, it can often feel like there’s no end to the upkeep of your home.

But as the old saying goes, work smarter – not harder. Use these 3 genius cleaning tips to simplify your cleaning routine and make your home shine with less effort and time:

1. Do a little bit every day. Instead of letting the chores pile up, set aside 30 minutes a day to knock out a few simple tasks.

2. Choose high-quality products. Stock up on products that make it easier to clean effectively, saving you time and money in the long-run.

3. Make use of innovative tools. Using smart tools can make your cleaning routine easier. Here are just a few of the useful products offered by Miles Kimball:

Telescoping Scrubber with Removable Head
Make your shower sparkle with minimal effort using this telescoping scrubber, designed to reach into corners and pivot for easy use.

Microfiber Flexible Mop
Clean floors and baseboards with ease using this flexible mop, designed for both wet and dry use for the ultimate in versatility and value.

Ceiling Fan Duster
Use this telescoping ceiling fan duster to safely clean your fans, removing dust and improving your home’s air quality.

Flat Flexible Duster by OakRidge
Eliminate dust from hard-to-reach spaces like underneath furniture and behind appliances, then toss this duster in the wash for easy cleaning.

If you’re searching for more ways to streamline your cleaning routine and keep your home sparkling, browse the full selection of cleaning products and accessories from Miles Kimball.

Top 10 Affordable, But Stylish Rugs

The right rug can transform your space, adding both comfort and style. Miles Kimball offers a wide range of rugs in a variety of styles, colors, and textures, making it easy to find one to suit your home.

Here are our top ten picks for affordable rugs that don’t skimp on style:

  • Heavy Duty All-Season Runner
    Designed to stand up to heavy foot traffic, our heavy-duty all-season runner protects your floors and prevents accidental slips with its thick, absorbent material non-slip backing.
  • Starburst Rug
    With a contemporary, geometric design and four color options, our Starburst Rug is a versatile addition that can complement any room.

Browse accent rugs, runners, and more from Miles Kimball to find the perfect stylish addition for every space.

Enjoy the Convenience of Flameless Fragrance

Now, it’s easier than ever to keep your home smelling delightfully fresh with wax melts and warmers from Miles Kimball. Forget dealing with the hassle and risk of an open flame; candle and wax warmers are the newest way to freshen up your space with the fragrance of your choice. Once you make the switch to a wax melt or candle warmer, you’ll wonder why you didn’t do it sooner. Simply plug in the warmer and add your favorite wax melt or candle, then enjoy the relaxing effects of fresh, high-quality fragrance filling your space.

Our candles and wax warmers serve both form and function, effectively melting wax products or scented candles to fill your home with your favorite scent while adding a stylish decorative touch to any room. Many of our wax warmers also add a comforting glow to your space, creating a similar effect to a lighted candle without need for an open flame. Whether your home décor style is farmhouse chic, timeless traditional, or contemporary, Miles Kimball has the perfect candle or wax warmer to add to your home.

Our selection of scented wax melts includes options to suit all preferences, whether you prefer clean and fresh, sweet and delicate, or bright and fruity. You’ll enjoy approximately 50 hours of melt time for every 4 oz. of wax, making scented wax melts a smart, budget-friendly option.  During the holiday season, choose from our seasonal selection of melts for that special touch of holiday cheer, with scents that includes notes of balsam, pumpkin, cinnamon, and fall apples.

Browse Miles Kimball’s excellent selection of easy-to-use, affordable wax melts and warmers to find the perfect combination to rejuvenate your home’s atmosphere and add a welcoming touch.

Save Money Shopping Our After-Holiday Clearance

Miles Kimball’s after-holiday clearance offers a wide selection of our most popular winter products at our lowest-ever prices, so you can find all your favorites while sticking to your shopping budget. Our holiday clearance includes a unique variety of items including decorative accents, holiday cards, holiday storage bags, pull-up trees, holiday décor, and more. You’ll find plenty of money-saving deals on one-of-a-kind items you’ll love, with incredible discounts that slash prices up to 75 percent.

At Miles Kimball, we pride ourselves on gathering a collection of high-quality, unique items in one easy-to-shop place, making it easy for our customers to find affordable products of all kinds. Shopping for a special gift for a loved one or friend? Our rock-bottom holiday clearance prices mean you’ll be able to get more for your money, putting together a truly wow-worthy gift that’s sure to make an impression. Plus, with an inventory of hard-to-find products you won’t see anywhere else, you can be sure that any gift item you choose will stand out as something special.

Shopping our after-holiday clearance is a smart way to find the perfect pieces to refresh your home in time for spring, all while enjoying the added benefit of major savings. Breath new life into your space with our variety of decorative accents, garden flags, wall art, and more. Or, stock up on décor, storage, and gift wrap for next holiday season, saving yourself the time and money of the winter shopping rush.

Whether you’re hoping to add a stylish touch to your space, find the perfect gift, or stock up on home essentials, Miles Kimball has the products you’re searching for at prices you won’t believe.