Lonely Planet Introduces New Children's Books to Kids Imprint

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Lonely Planet Kids offers fun new educational books created for school-age children this year's back-to-school season.

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Lonely Planet Kids The Travel Book

Inspiring a whole new generation of travelers as only Lonely Planet can.

Lonely Planet Kids – an imprint from Lonely Planet, the world’s leading travel publisher – is pleased to introduce an impressive line-up of new children's books that aim 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, available in October, continue to explore the world and inspire a whole new generation of travelers as only Lonely Planet can, and they're great for parents traveling with kids.

Where in the world is there 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 ($19.99), the new, kid-friendly (ages 8+) version of Lonely Planet’s best-selling 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.

How to Be an International Spy: Your Top Secret Guide to Espionage ($17.99) by Andy Briggs will teach aspiring undercover investigators (ages 8+) all they need to know about the shadowy world of spies. From cool gadgets and sneaky surveillance to code cracking and daring decoys they can try in real life, this guide will take readers through the ranks of new recruit to secret agent in no time.

You Rule!: Create Your Own Country ($14.99) by Scott Forbes and Emma Laura Jones shows ambitious young leaders (ages 8+) how to create a new nation completely from scratch. Decide on laws, establish borders, design a flag, gain citizen support and more. Be king, queen, chief, emperor, president or dictator – you decide, because right here, right now, you rule!

Come and explore some of the world’s most fascinating places with Adventures Around the Globe ($12.99), 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.

About the Books:
Lonely Planet Kids The Travel Book: A Journey through Every Country in the World
October 1, 2015 | $19.99 | 1st Edition
9” x 12” | 212 pages | Full Color | 8 and up
Hardcover | ISBN-13: 978-1743607749

How to Be an International Spy: Your Top Secret Guide to Espionage
By Andy Briggs
October 1, 2015 | $17.99 | 1st Edition
7.5” x 10.5” | 160 pages | Full Color | 8 and up
Hardcover | ISBN-13: 978-1743607732

Adventures Around the Globe: Packed Full of Maps, Activities and Over 250 Stickers
October 1, 2015 | $12.99 | 1st Edition
8.5” x 11” | 60 pages | Full Color | 4 and up
Hardcover | ISBN-13: 978-1743607824

You Rule!: Create Your Own Country
By Scott Forbes and Emma Laura Jones
October 1, 2015 | $14.99 | 1st Edition
7” x 7” | 96 pages | Full Color | 8 and up
Hardcover | ISBN-13: 978-1743607848

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 promise to inspire and delight curious kids, sharing our enthusiasm and love of the world, and our continual fascination with the rich diversity of people, places and cultures that surrounds us. For more information, visit lonelyplanet.com/kids/, and join us on Facebook (facebook.com/lpkidstravel) and Twitter (@lpkids).

Award-winning children’s titles from Lonely Planet include The Amazing World Atlas (Independent Publisher Award, Gold for Juvenile Multicultural Non-fiction, 2015; the companion app won the American Association of School Librarians award for Best Educational App), How to Be a Space Explorer (Independent Publisher Award, Silver for Juvenile Non-fiction, 2015), Not For Parents The Travel Book, Not For Parents Paris, Not For Parents London, Not For Parents New York City, and Not For Parents Rome (all Parent Tested Parent Approved winners, 2012).

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