6 Incredible Books For Mini Explorers
Take a look at our favourites, then win them all!
Lonely Planet are a household name when it comes to incredible travel experiences – their guide books have taken millions of intrepid travelers right across the globe. And when it comes to pint-sized explorers, Lonely Planet Kids have a fantastic catalogue of books designed to inspire the next generation to travel, too.
If you’ve got a budding globetrotter like our very own Ada Bell the Curious Explorer, take a look at some of our favourite new Lonely Planet releases for children. Then don’t forget to enter our competition to win them all!
This one takes a different approach to your average travel book and focuses on the world’s most dangerous places – perfect for any little girls or boys with a big sense of adventure! Inside, Eddie and Junko travel to destinations like viper-filled Snake Island off the coast of Brazil, and closer-to-home locations like the poison garden at Alnwick Castle. There’s a little Top Trumps-style danger stats panel on every page, too, and the whole book is packed with travel-themed facts.
2. First Words French, £8.99
This book is really nicely illustrated with bright, bold pictures of 100 travel-related items alongside the English and French versions of the word, plus a pronunciation guide. There’s everything from airport to ice-cream, and the free audio pronunciation guide that comes with it is really handy to hear the French words being spoken. First Words Spanish is great, too, if you’re learning words en español.
3. City Trails Barcelona, £8.99
This is a great guidebook for kids if you’re heading off on holiday to Barcelona, but it’s equally fun for anyone learning Spanish and interested in the culture. Each of the 16 trails in the book is themed, from Gaudi Town to City of Art. Plus, you can get City Trails books for other destinations, including Rome, Paris and Singapore.
4. Around the World in 50 Ways, £11.99
Remember those classic Choose Your Own Adventure Books? Around the World in 50 Ways takes a similar approach and invites the reader to choose a mode of transport – train, coach or boat – then make their own choices as they journey around the world, with two options at the end of every spread that lead you to a different page in the book. It’s so fun and interactive that you barely notice you’re taking in a bunch of travel facts as you go.
5. Brick City Paris, £9.99
This clever book teams LEGO with languages – what’s not to love? Inside, there are 20 unofficial LEGO projects to build, all themed around Paris, alongside full explanations for each. That includes everything from the Sacré-Coeur Basilica to a poodle and a macaron! Brick City London and Brick City New York are ace, too.
The world may be huge, but there are loads of small things you can do to make a big impact – and that’s the premise of this book. There are 101 bite-sized ways kids can make a difference to the world around them, split into three sections including caring for the planet. There are lots of crafty makes throughout, too, from recycled plant pots to jam jar money boxes.
How To Enter
Fancy winning a copy of all these books for your little explorer? Lonely Planet are offering one lucky linguist the chance to win all the books mentioned above. All you need to do is enter your name and email address in the boxes below. The lucky winner will be drawn at random on Friday the 25th of January, 2019.