Whether you’re planning a big holiday, a road trip, or hitting some local fun this summer, Lonely Planet Kids books are a great place to start exploring the world. Today I’m sharing some of the latest releases from Lonely Planet Kids, distributed in Canada by our friends at Raincoast Books. Check out these fun travel-themed novelty and activity books perfect for wherever your summer adventures take you!
All these titles are available at select bookstores across the country, on Indigo.ca, and Amazon.
The Incredible Cabinet of Wonders by Joe Fullman
I haven’t met a kid yet who didn’t love lift the flap books! With more than 100 weird and wonderful objects to discover from museums around the world, kids can explore the treasures hidden inside these cabinets of wonder. Each spread features a different cabinet organized by specialty: archaeologist, doctor, monster hunter, tailor, naturalist, treasure hunter, musician, sailor, scientist, toy maker, miniaturist, and make-believer.
Open a drawer full of glass eyes (and a prosthetic nose!), discover the skull of a 9-foot-tall “terror bird”, count the necks (4) and strings (42) on the Pikasso guitar, and lift the flap to come face to face with a flea. These are just a few of the fascinating exhibits on display around the globe.
Around the World in 50 Ways by Dan Smith
Travel around the world in this cross between a kid’s illustrated travel guide and a Choose Your Own Adventure book. Starting in London, virtual travellers can choose to take a train, bus, ship, jeep, or bike to their next destination and learn about a new city/region on each leg of the journey.
Each spread contains a little info about each location along with a tourist attraction or activity that kids might like to experience. This is more of a teaser than an atlas, meant to entice young travellers to seek out more information on their own. The only thing missing is a world map marking each location to help kids understand where each place actually is in the world.
Brain Teasers by Sally Morgan
Learn Morse code, answer the Sphinx’s riddles, complete a safari crossword, or solve picture puzzles. This softcover activity book is the perfect size for backpacks and car backseat pockets on your next road trip.
“Are we there yet?”
“How about now?”
Packed full of 37 travel-themed puzzles, challenges, and games, Brain Teasers will keep the kids occupied for at least a little while, and that’s the best news I’ve heard in a long time!
Tap into their creativity with Lonely Planet Kids Sticker World books. Kids can draw, doodle, colour, and use over 500 stickers to create and customize their own theme park or zoo. Every page has lots of room to create and personalize, and the last page is a certificate of ownership that kids can fill out themselves. Books are printed in red, blue, dark blue, yellow, and black ink only.
Sticker World: Theme Park lets you design and decorate all your favourite rides like the roller coaster, Ferris wheel, merry-go-round, and tea cups, plus popular attractions like the House of Mirrors and gift shop.
In Sticker World: Zoo, kids will start by naming their new zoo, then they’ll feed, care for, clean up, and learn interesting facts about all the mammals, fish, birds, lizards, and insects in the park.
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