Lonely Planet Kids have just published four engaging new books for kids and I have ten copies to give away to Mums do travel readers.
The Travel Book
The Lonely Planet Kids Travel Book features a different country on every page and is a great tool to help children to learn about the world. The book is divided into sections according to continents and at the back of the book is a map of the world with an index showing each country’s map coordinates and page number.
The book covers every country in the world, from Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, and each country has a page dedicated to it. Included in each page are the country’s population, landmass and its inhabitants’ life expectancy as well as interesting facts presented in an engaging way (for example you can find out where you can climb a giant tower of sticky buns, what a bokikokiko is and who once received a polar bear as a present). There are colourful illustrations and photos on each page
Lonely Planet Kids The Travel Book: A Journey through Every Country in the World is priced at £14.99 and is recommended for children aged eight years old and above. The book is in full colour and is a hardcover edition with 211 pages. Here’s one of a series of videos produced by Lonely Planet Kids to go with the book:
How to be an International Spy
How to Be an International Spy: Your Top-Secret Guide to Espionage, shares information about the world of secret agents and their gadgets, as well as looking at the history of espionage through the ages. Readers start as ‘recruits’ and are invited to decide which side they’re on before choosing a code name and building an HQ. The book includes sections on code breaking, field work, animal spies, gadgets and the internet. The book ends with a ‘Spy Challenge’, the successful completion of which leads to the reader becoming a ‘secret agent’.
How to Be an International Spy: Your Top-Secret Guide to Espionage, by Andy Briggs is priced at £12.99 and is recommended for children aged eight years old and above. The book is in full colour and is a hardcover edition with 160 pages.
You Rule! is a guide to creating your own country. It starts by looking at how countries are established, both officially and unofficially, and then shows – in a light-hearted way – how you could do the same.
First you need to pick a place (such as your bedroom, for example), then name your country, invite visitors, choose a ruler and so on. The book is great fun and will be sure to stimulate many kids’ games – it also shares a lot of information about geography, history and politics. For example it lists the world’s five smallest countries and invites you to find them on a map.
You Rule! Create Your Own Country, by Scott Forbes and Emma Laura Jones is priced at £9.99 and is recommended for children aged eight years old and above. The book is in full colour and is a hardcover edition with 96 pages.
Adventures Around the Globe
Adventures Around the Globe is a stylishly illustrated sticker atlas designed for younger children. The book is divided into sections corresponding to the continents. Each section starts with an illustrated map of the continent and goes on to look at some of the most iconic sights. For example the book shows the ruins of Machu Picchu, the canals of Venice and the bright lights of New York. Readers can use the stickers at the back of the book to decorate locations such as the river Ganges in India or the mosaics of Park Güell in Spain.
Adventures Around the Globe is priced at £9.99 and is recommended for children aged three years old and above. The book is in full colour and is a paperback edition with 60 pages, plus six pages of beautifully illustrated reusable stickers.
How to enter
Lonely Planet Kids are giving away a total of ten copies of these books to Mums do travel readers who live in the UK. If you’d like a chance to win one of these books then this is what you need to do:
- Write the title of the book that you’d like to win in the comments section below.
- Enter your details in the Rafflecopter widget below.
- That’s it – good luck!