Lonely Planet Kids: A New Way to Inspire Travel in Children

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Lonely Planet Kids is a new list of books from Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel publisher, designed to kick start the travel bug and open young readers’ eyes and minds to the world around them. Launching with five titles: Amazing World Atlas, How to be a Space Explorer, Adventures in Busy Places, Adventures in Cold Places and Adventures in Wild Places, Lonely Planet Kids immerses children in the world with plenty of humor, fascination and excitement.

Amazing World Atlas is an off-beat and informative world atlas, packed with over 50 maps, 300 photographs, infographics, facts, local lore and more. Kids are introduced to continents and countries through lively illustrations and are also given an inside look into each location’s history and culture through its pop culture, sports, life at school and more.

What is life like in zero gravity? How does one read a map to the solar system? And, most importantly, how would one go to the bathroom if wearing a spacesuit? How to be a Space Explorer, written by astrobiologist and BBC broadcaster Mark Brake, answers these questions and much more, offering young readers a unique way to investigate and learn about space.

Adventures in Busy Places, Adventures in Cold Places and Adventures in Wild Places are new sticker activity books that encourage children to interact with some of the world’s most incredible sights and diverse environments. While little hands keep busy with over 60 reusable stickers and coloring projects, little minds are kept even busier as they learn facts about planet earth’s busiest, coldest and wildest places.

The Amazing World Atlas app is an engaging game where kids become super-explorers of the incredible cities, countries and continents on the planet. By interacting with maps, challenging friends and family and discovering fun facts about various sights, wildlife, food and culture, children will grow and test their geography knowledge in an fun and captivating environment. The Amazing World Atlas app is available in the App Store or on Google Play for $2.99 for ages 9 to 11.

LonelyPlanetKids.com is an interactive site where parents and teachers can download activity sheets, posters and other classroom resources, read profiles of the authors and illustrators, watch videos that bring the books to life and discover more about the Lonely Planet Kids series.

Bringing the rich diversity of people, places and cultures to life and into the home, Lonely Planet Kids explores the world as only Lonely Planet can, inspiring a whole new generation of travelers.

About the Books:

Lonely Planet Kids Amazing World Atlas ISBN: 978 1 74360 433 5 160pp, full color, hardcover, 9”x12” $20, ages 8 and up Publishes October 15, 2014

Lonely Planet Kids How to be a Space Explorer ISBN: 978 1 74360 434 2 160pp, full color, hardcover, 7.5”x10.5” $17.99, ages 8 and up Publishes October 1, 2014

Lonely Planet Kids Adventures series Sticker and activity books; Various ISBNs 48pp, full color, paperback, 9” x 12” $9.99, ages 3 and up Publishes October 1, 2014

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet is the world’s leading travel media company, supplying inspiring and trustworthy information for those planning a trip, on the road or browsing as an armchair traveler. Last year marked the company’s 40th anniversary and to-date, Lonely Planet has printed over 120 million books in nine languages to almost every destination on the planet. It also boasts mobile apps, a complete ebook portfolio, an award-winning website, and a dedicated traveler community. Visit us at lonelyplanet.com, join us on Facebook (facebook.com/lonelyplanet) and Twitter (@lonelyplanet and #lp).


Rana Freedman