Lonely Planet Publishes Six New Titles in Its Not For Parents Series

Oakland, California (EastBayDaily) — Lonely Planet’s Not For Parents series is designed especially for children ages 8 and up who are curious about exploring the world. Each title in the series is created in hopes of inspiring a whole new generation of travelers and to provide kids with a glimpse of the world without ever having to leave home. The previous 11 books in the series have won major accolades from booksellers, the media, and parents–and some even won the coveted Parent Tested Parent Approved seal of approval! Lonely Planet is pleased to announce that six brand-new Not For Parents books in the series are to be published this fall.

Written with perfect pitch for young readers, Not For Parents Africa, Not For Parents Asia, Not For Parents Europe, and Not For Parents South America profile each continent with fascinating histories, cool facts, spooky stories, odd traditions and hilarious anecdotes, all illustrated with an exciting blend of full-color photos and quirky drawings.

Not For Parents: The Real Wonders of the World identifies the true marvels of the world, as seen from a kid’s perspective. The book uncovers the intriguing facts and mysteries of both traditional and “new” world wonders including Area 51, Harry Potter World, Fort Knox, Tower of London, Sistine Chapel, Egypt’s Great Pyramids and much more. With a collage of photos, graphics, illustrations, lively stories and interesting details, this highly visual hardcover will interest even reluctant readers.

Not For Parents: How To Be A Dinosaur Hunter shows young explorers everything they need to know to track down dinosaurs, including how to find remains, clues to look for, equipment to pack and tips from famous dino detectives. The book also takes a look at what life was like during the age of dinosaurs, complete with danger ratings as to which creatures are safe to approach and which will eat you for lunch.

Whether they are getting ready for a trip or exploring from the comfort of the couch, Lonely Planet’s Not For Parents series is a must for any inquisitive kid.

About the Books: Not For Parents Africa, Asia, Europe or South America Various ISBNs 96pp, full color, paperback, 6.5” x 8.25”, $12.99 each Ages 8 and up Publishes October 2013

Not For Parents: The Real Wonders of the World ISBN: 978-1-74321-734-4 160pp, full color, hardcover, 9”x 12”, $19.99 Ages 8 and up Publishes October 2013

Not For Parents: How To Be A Dinosaur Hunter ISBN: 978 1 74321 908 9 160pp, full color, hardcover, 7.5” x 10.5”, $17.99 Ages 8 and up Publishes October 2013

About Lonely Planet: Lonely Planet started in 1973 and is now the world's leading travel media company. Lonely Planet covers the must-see spots, but also encourages travelers to get off the beaten track and understand more of the nature, culture and environment in each destination. For more information, visit lonelyplanet.com or join its engaged travel community on Facebook and Twitter.


Rana Freedman