I’m pleased to be participating in this blog tour coordinated by Mother Daughter Book Reviews for the new titles recently released by Lonely Planet Kids (an imprint from Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel publisher), from October 15 to 31, 2015.
Lonely Planet Kids aims to enhance learning, interaction and appreciation for the planet’s rich diversity of people, places and cultures. Immersive, engaging and educational, the new Lonely Planet Kids books continue to explore the world and inspire awhole new generation of travelers as only Lonely Planet can.
About The Travel Book
Title: Lonely Planet Kids – The Travel Book: A journey through every country in the world | Publication Date: September, 2015 | Publisher: Lonely Planet Kids | Pages: 212 | Recommended Ages: 8+ Description: Where can you climb a giant tower of sticky buns? What is a bokikokiko? Discover the answer to these questions and hundreds more with Lonely Planet Kids The Travel Book: A Journey through Every Country in the World the new, kid-friendly (ages 8+) version of Lonely Planet’s best-selling The Travel Book. In Lonely Planet Kids The Travel Book, every country from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe gets a dedicated page spread packed with amazing facts on animals, culture, sports, food and much more, bringing the world to life with eye-popping photography and illustrations.
My thoughts: As a self-proclaimed writer with wanderlust, expat family and mother of a passport-toting toddler, I am always looking for new ways to introduce my child to the world. Lonely Planet Kids The Travel Book is a fantastic way to explore new places without leaving home. I really appreciate that each country – no matter how big or small, rich or poor, well-known or obscure – gets the exact same amount of space, one page. And that page is packed with kid-friendly information about the things that make that country special. Think hopping rats from Kuwait, Benin as the origin of Voodoo and the national sport of The Netherlands… Fierljeppen, of course. It’s just plain fun to open this beautiful, hardcover book to a random page and discover a fascinating fact about a place we haven’t visited. For an older child, it will be a reference book for geography assignments and plain old curiosity. Highly recommended and topping my gift giving list for middle grade nieces and nephews this year.
Here’s a sample of the chocked-full-of-information pages throughout this gorgeous book…
I was also fortunate to get a sneak peek at another new Lonely Planet Kids book, Adventures Around The Globe.
About Adventures Around the Globe
Title: Adventures Around the Globe | Publication Date: September, 2015 | Publisher: Lonely Planet Kids | Pages: 60 + 12 pages of stickers | Recommended Ages: 4+ Description: Come and explore some of the world’s most amazing places with Adventures Around the Globe, a special edition sticker atlas from the ‘Adventures in…’ activity book series. Young explorers (ages 4+) will discover fun facts, interact with maps and puzzles, decorate real-life locations with over 250 reusable stickers – even create a fold-out 3D model of the globe.
My thoughts: Well-suited for preschoolers, kindergarteners and early primary grades, Adventures Around the Globe is filled with activities that reinforce the uniqueness of each continent. From mazes to coloring indigenous masks, finding the differences between geisha costumes to creating a personalized map with removable and reusable stickers (brilliant!), there is a lot to keep a youngster busy. Plus, the facts listed on the pages for each region are unique and utterly fascinating. My toddler loves the idea of glowing worms living in caves in New Zealand. This portable paperback is a great item to have on a trip for the educational and entertainment value. Recommended for young children that are interested in learning about the world or those that aren’t because after seeing this book, they will be.
Here’s a sample of the informational pages in this colorful book…
Be sure to enter the giveaway for a $25 Amazon Gift Card or PayPal payment via Rafflecopter below and visit the other blogs participating in this tour for insights about all four of the upcoming books by Lonely Planet Kids.
Note: I recieved a copy of Lonely Planet Kids – The Travel Book: A journey through every country in the world (physical and PDF) as well as a PDF copy of Adventures Around the Globe in exchange for an honest review.
About Lonely Planet Kids
From the world’s leading travel media company comes Lonely Planet Kids, a children’s imprint that brings the world to life for young explorers everywhere. We’re kickstarting the travel bug and showingkids just how amazing our planet can be. We will inspire and delight curious kids, showing them the rich diversity of people, places and cultures that surrounds us. We promise to share our enthusiasm and love of the world, our sense of humour and continual fascination for what it is that makes the world we live in the diverse and magnificent place it is. It’s going to be a big adventure! Come explore.
Lonely Planet Kids Blog Tour Schedule
Mother Daughter Book Reviews (Launch & Giveaway)
Cherry Mischievous (Spotlight: Adventures Around the Globe)
Rockin’ Book Reviews (Review: How to be an International Spy)
Domestic Chanteuse (Spotlight: The Travel Book)
Reading Authors (Review: You Rule!)
Adalinc to Life (Review: Adventures Around the Globe)
Geo Librarian (Review: The Travel Book)
2ReadBook (Review: How to be an International Spy)
Tea Time and Books (Spotlight: You Rule!)
The Blended Blog (Review: The Travel Book)
Icefairy’s Treasure Chest (Review: Adventures Around the Globe)
Bookworm for Kids (Review: You Rule!)
Mami Tales (Review: How to be an International Spy)
Here’s the Story (Review: The Travel Book)
Alwaysjoart (Review: You Rule!)
Tina the Bookworm (Review: How to be an International Spy)
Sunshine Girl Blog (Spotlight: Adventures Around the Globe)
Fuonlyknew (Review: Adventures Around the Globe)
Books for Books (Review: You Rule!)
Jemima Pett (Review: The Travel Book)
Published Bestsellers (Spotlight: How to be an International Spy)
K&A’s Children’s Book Reviews (Review: Adventures Around the Globe)
Christy’sCozy Corners (Review: The Travel Book)
My Soul Called Life (Review: How to be an International Spy)
I Read What You Write (Review: You Rule!)
Blooming Brilliant (Review: Adventures Around the Globe)
Writer With Wanderlust (Review: The Travel Book)
View From the Birdhouse (Spotlight: The Travel Book)
Kevin Gerard, Author of Diego’s Dragon (Review: You Rule!)
P is for Preschooler (Review: Adventures Around the Globe)
The Logonauts (Review: The Travel Book)
Oh My Bookness (Review: How to be an International Spy)
Blog Tour Giveaway
Prize: One winner will receive a $25 Amazon gift card or $25 PayPal cash prize, winner’s choice Giveaway ends: November 8, 11:59 pm, 2015 Open to: Internationally
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