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It was Dr Seuss who said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know – the more that you learn, the more places you’ll go” and that’s particularly true of these travel books we’re going to be reading these school holidays!


Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel Quiz Book
With 2000 brain-teasers – from easy to hard – you can pit your worldly wits against family and friends, or just challenge yourself! “This book is billed as a ‘travel’ quiz, but really it’s an ‘everything’ quiz,” writes Editor Joe Fullman in his Introduction. “After all, travel is about experiencing all the world has to offer, so we’ve tried to cram as much of the planet into these pages as we can.” Lonely Planet’s Ultimate Travel Quiz Book is split into three chapters: Day-Tripper: A gentle introduction to the world of travel quizzing; Traveller: A bit more challenging; Explorer: Taking it up another notch, these questions are occasionally downright fiendish. You’ll be tested on everything from capitals to currencies, tallest buildings to longest rivers, national dishes to international airports, ancient empires to modern art galleries, the deepest lakes to the biggest oceans, and even outer space – perhaps the greatest travel adventure of all. The majority are general knowledge, covering a wide selection of topics and regions – the whole planet is represented.

About the Book: paperback, 160pp, $14.99


‘My Pop-Up World Atlas’ by Anita Ganeri
Watch the whole world spring to life! Budding geographers will love to immerse themselves in this fun, bright, fact-packed first atlas with lots of detailed illustrations. Each continent has its own spread, with pop-ups, flaps, booklets, and sturdy pull-tabs introducing the world’s countries, inhabitants, and famous landmarks. This book is perfect for sparking a love of travel and geography in kids aged five and up.

About the Book: hardback, 16pp, $30


‘Everything Kids’ Geography Book: from the Grand Canyon to the Great Barrier Reef’ by J. Elizabeth Mills
From North America’s mountains to Africa’s deserts, this book will help kids learn the locations of states, countries, and continents around the world. They will also learn about the features that make up each region, including: What’s growing in the Amazon Rainforest; The longest river in the world – the Nile in Africa; The “frozen Ts” of Asia – the tundra and the taiga; shelves of ice in Antarctica; the uniqueness of the Australian Outback; and more! With exciting puzzles and activities, this book is a great tool for teachers and parents who want to make learning fun for kids. Before long, young readers will be reading maps and navigating tough terrain like bona fide geographers!

About the Book: paperback, 144pp, $16.99


Lonely Planet’s ‘The Cruise Handbook’
Exploring the frozen Alaskan wilderness; spotting elephants and lions on a Botswana river safari; sailing through the mighty fjords in Scandinavia and New Zealand; island-hopping the Caribbean, rich in colonial plazas and white sand beaches. Cruising has never been more diverse. This practical and inspiring guide gives you the lowdown on the wide world of cruises. Get essential advice and expert tips on everything from the types of cruises available, where to go and how to book a great deal, to packing and travelling with the family. This ultimate trip-planning tool also features the best destinations for beaches, adventure, culture, chartering and more.

Designed for both first-time cruisers and those looking for inspiration, The Cruise Handbook will help you discover the enormous range of boat trips around the world, and find and book your perfect cruise. You’ll also discover how to get the most out of each port of call. A fun and interesting read, it’s packed with photos and top tips throughout.

About the Book: paperback, 168pp, $29.99


‘Me on the Map’ by Joanne Sweeney
Maps can show you where you are anywhere in the world! A beloved bestseller that helps children discover their place on the planet, now refreshed with new art from Qin Leng. Where are you? Where is your room? Where is your home? Where is your town? This playful introduction to maps shows children how easy it is to find where they live and how they fit in to the larger world. Filled with fun and adorable new illustrations by Qin Leng, this repackage of Me on the Map will show readers how easy it is to find the places they know and love with help from a map.

About the Book: paperback, 32pp, $13.99


Lonely Planet’s Around the World Colouring Book and Around the World Craft & Design Book
From vibrant street parades to magnificent feasts, colour your way around the globe and learn about the world’s most festive cultural celebrations in Lonely Planet Kids’ Around the World Colouring Book. Bring to life your own Carnevale mask, Hot Air Balloon, Sun God or Irish dance costume. Each page features facts, photos and illustrations that will make for a fun and creative way to introduce kids to a variety of cultures. Be inspired by the signature styles and crafts from global cultures with Lonely Planet Kids’ Around the World Craft & Design Book. Step-by-step instructions teach kids how to make their own Chinese lantern, Native American dream catcher or Maori carved pendant from everyday household materials. Or practise the Norwegian art of ‘rose painting’ and design your own range of Russian nesting dolls.

About the Book: paperback, 80pp, $14.99


‘Walk this World’ by Jenny Broom
A celebration of life in a day. A composite of global cultures, ‘Walk this World’ celebrates the everyday similarities and differences that exist between cultures around the world. Travel to a new country with every turn of the page, each with new surprises to discover: peek through windows, open doors, and delve underground by opening the many flaps on every spread.

About the Book: hardback, 24pp, $37.99


Lonely Planet’s 101 Small Ideas to Change the World
It’s hard to believe that you could change the world, but it’s true! We’ll show you loads of awesome ways to help out family, friends, yourself and the planet – and show how you’re never too young to make a big difference. Includes random acts of kindness, craft projects, energy-saving ideas and much more. ‘101 Small Ideas to Change the World’ is a practical, fun and creative book to inspire you at home, school and in your local community and beyond! Remember, all big ideas start with just one person who decides to do things differently. You could be that person.

About the Book: hardback, 112pp, $19.99


‘My Awesome Bali Adventure’ by Phillip Gwynne and Eliza McCann
Bali. The Island of the Gods and a Paradise for Kids. This interactive travel journal for kids is all they’ll need to take on their next Bali holiday! Kids will NEVER be bored with this book as their travelling companion – it’s full of games, puzzles, colouring in and maps. Learn some Bahasa, work out if they’re a Komang or a Ketut. And there’s lots of space to record their own experiences. Written by award-winning author Phillip Gwynne and Eliza McCann and with stunning illustrations by Tinne Cornelissen, this book has already proved to be a smash hit with families travelling to the much-loved island destination of Bali. Encouraged by its immediate success the team is hard at work creating more beautiful books in the ‘My Awesome’ series – be sure to check out ‘My Awesome Sydney Adventure’, too!

About the Book: spiral-ringed, 89pp, $24.95


Lonely Planet’s My Holiday Scrapbook
Help kids bring their holidays back home! This colourful and fun scrapbook provides a place for children to collect and store mementoes from their travels. There’s plenty of space to stick in tickets, photos and other souvenirs collected from any trip. Includes a page of stickers and a pouch to keep memories safe. ‘My Holiday Scrapbook’ has lots of room for kids to get creative on their own, as well as providing ideas and suggestions to help younger children get started. And with lots of stickers to add, it’s easy to personalise each journal and make it stand out.

About the Book: hardback, 48pp, $14.99


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