Friday, 2 June 2017

Lonely Planet Kids Book Review - New Releases for Kids and Win A Book Pack! Plus The Aussie Giveaway Linkup June


It's officially winter now and if you're anything like me, you're probably already counting the days until September 1st when spring swings around once again! Brrr!

It's been freezing here down south in Melbourne and that means it's the time of the year to spend more time indoors with piping hot cups of cocoa, open fires or heaters, lots of television and Netflix, hot, rich meals and... your kids!

The next three months of cold can be taxing on any parent, with little break from the constant need to feed your children with a steady stream of activities to prevent boredom. Thankfully, Lonely Planet Kids publishers have a brand new collection of titles to provide loads of entertainment for your young ones, even on the bleakest of days. These vibrant and entertaining books will ensure your kids stay happy and busy for hours indoors this winter.


For starters, try the My Family Height Chart out on your children. This pull-out read measures an incredible 6ft in length when open and it's packed with fun facts as well as 80 stickers to record the growth of every family member.



Over 80 stickers to keep kids entertained.

You kids will enjoy comparing their own height against some of the world's weirdest and most unusual things - from dwarf sharks to the world's smallest horse! (Just 44.5cm tall!) This book is filled with engaging images and fun educational facts and it's your choice whether you leave it as a fold-out book, or tear out the perforated chart to add it to your wall. RRP $19.99. Our kids are so taken with this one. It's bound to be a hit in your home too.


Lonely Planet Kids: My Family Height Chart.
Educational and interactive fun for the whole family.

The Round The World Quiz Book professes to contain the best questions on the planet and at a glance, I'd agree. For kids, this read makes learning fun with plenty of true or false questions and word puzzles for newbies to the more advanced.


There are over 500 trivia questions for kids to figure out and every page is illustrated with exciting diagrams to keep kids engaged. If you're travelling long-haul anytime soon, this would be a superb read to pack for any boring down-time. This title will certainly ward off the 'Are we there yet?' campaign!




Lonely Planet Kids: The Round The World Quiz Book provides 160 pages of educational fun for just $14.99.
Encourage your child to embrace journaling with the Lonely Planet Kids Backyard Explorer. Kids are invited to scribble, jot and draw their journey of discovery which starts conveniently in their own backyard.




This interactive activity book is beautifully presented in a hardcover format and it contains well planned exercises and pursuits that will encourage kids to seek out at least a little outdoor play time on the finer days this winter. Inside, find ideas for activities such as scavenger hunts, star gazing and weather watching. This book is ideal for kids at home, any time of year. RRP $14.99.

Last time we featured Lonely Planet Kids' titles here on Six Little Hearts, we introduced our readers to the characters Amelia and Marco, who are two young travellers who guide children along on their own unique journeys as they travel the world.



Our youngest kids are enamoured with these new titles which again invite young readers on some exciting adventures. In Amelia's Maze Adventure, kids can enjoy the chase to recover missing jewels as they travel across the world with Amelia, exploring a series of exciting mazes that incorporate some of the Wonders of the World.

In Marco's Maze Mission, character Marco travels the world from Norway to New Zealand and beyond in pursuit of possessions belonging to an absent-minded traveller. Both books feature exciting illustrations and challenges. RRP $14.99 each. Suitable for kids from 8-12 years, however all kids will enjoy these entertaining titles.


Lonely Planet Kids: Amelia's Maze Adventures.


Browse these titles and more exciting reads for children on the Lonely Planet Kids website.


Giveaway!
We have five sets of Lonely Planet Kids
book prize packs to giveaway to five readers valued at $50 each!
Each prize pack contains three of the titles featured in our review and comprises of Family Height Chart, Backyard Explorer and The Round The World Quiz Book.
Total prize pool: $250.
Promotion ends June 30th, 2017.



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40 comments:

  1. I love that it lets your kids think outside the box and use their logical skills to solve a problem. Christina L

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  2. An understanding of the world is a most valuable education... it opens their minds to culture, history and respect for all mankind. Travel ... once you have travelled you will never be the same!

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  3. The eldest has started exploring nature with junior rangers every week and the two younger ones can't understand why they can not go too. This looks to give kids a new life challenge and a push into remembering that their own yard and home are full of things to explore. My kids love to collect and explore so I would enjoy helping them find new things and teaching them to write about what we do and not just leave animal and toad skeletons outside the door for me to be disgusted with.

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  4. Travelling overseas to fascinating cultures and smiling faces, leaves my family feeling mentally enriched and physically revitalised

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  5. I'm a big fan of Lonely Planet both for adults and for kids. How cute is that height chart?!

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  6. I love that it is fun learning for kids. We are avid travellers so want our kids to know all about other cultures and countries, these books are the perfect way to teach them.
    Samara McRae

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  7. These books look fantastic! Can see my girls like them! Love the height chart idea. Clever! X

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  8. It gets them interested in travelling and seeing the world - in person, not from the iPad,

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  9. I love the idea of directly engaging my child with travel. Adults love exploring travel books so it's brilliant to be able to share that with little ones.

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  10. We used Lonely Planet books when we did our RTW trip and I love now that they are encouraging our little ones to be curious and have adventures close to home. I love the Backyard Explorer one for our little guy.
    Michelle www.geeyourebrave.com

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  11. Love how they are not only fun but teach kids about the rest of the world

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  12. "Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness...." How enlightened Mark Twain was and how I wish to instil those valuable lessons in my child. Starting with opening up her world through these beautiful LP books. Karen Thomson ��

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  13. I love that these books have an interactive feature with the mazes and will fascinate and instigate a love for travel!

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  14. Interacting and engaging. I love it when my kids learn something new about the world around them rather than "reality tv". Fun facts that are sure to make good dinner table conversation.

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  15. I love how these amazing Lonely Planet Books takes kids on an fun , interactive & learning experience.

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  16. I love how these books facilitate and encourage the natural curiosity of Kids about their environment and the world!

    Ingrid

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  17. What a great series of books but I wouldn't expect anything less from Lonely Planet!

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  18. I love that the Lonely Planet Kids collection might just inspire my children to follow in their parents' footsteps by travelling and exploring the world. Vanessa Ahern

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  19. My girls love activity books like these, and I love that they get them thinking what is beyond the four walls of the house when they may be stuck inside. -Alicia O'Brien

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  20. I love how interactive these books are, it makes reading feel like a game, 100% learning fun factor is a need as much as a want!

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  21. My little explorers love going on adventures, and they love reading and drawing maps, so they would love these books! Irena

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  22. We haven't read these ones, but i love the interactive style of them. my son learns more (takes in more) when he has to problem solve or work out riddles, get through mazes etc, so this style of book is right up his ally.

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  23. Misty Ramjet
    These books like a winner, my little man loves to read and I love how it has a chart to compare family height..

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  24. I have a little book worm that would devour and adore these books.

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  25. The books are great for inquisitive little minds like my boys, so much to learn, see and do.
    Tmeeka Henricks

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  26. I love lonely planet guides. They're so informative and interesting.

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  27. Books!! I love books!! I am so happy that my daughter has taken after me.

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  28. Books!! I love books!! I am so happy that my daughter has taken after me.

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  29. What a fun way for kids to learn about the world around them. So interactive with pictures, stickers, quizzes ad space to record their own observations. These books would be a fab addition to my kids book library :)Lexy

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  30. Travel is the best education! I'd love these books for my own little explorers to use on our travels :)

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  31. This inspiring collection of Lonely Planet books would motivate the little and big brains in our household (I have the little one!).

    Sharon Markwell

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  32. My son (8) was diagnosed coeliac this past year so he's in 'failure to thrive status' until his body heals. I'd love to use the growth chart to track his development (and he would adore it also).

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  33. I love these books because they help kids to improve their logical thinking, problm solving and creativity. It's important to have a set of educational books other than non fiction books. Lonely Planet books are great. Adults also can learn by reading them to kids :)

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  34. Lonely Planet books are so well designed to bring joy and quality information to both parents and children alike Mick Gillies

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  35. My kids love completing mazes, the Maze Adventure and Maze Mission look fantastic and a little bit different to the standard maze books! -Michelle

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  36. I love that its got something for them to do and it draws the kid in with all kinds of different things for them to do

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  37. I'm not the kind of grandma who spoils my grand kids, I'm the kind who teaches them. I far prefer learning activities over just playing, so I'm always looking for educational activities to have on hand for when they are visiting. They also help keep me sharp!

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  38. Its a fantastic giveaway just in time for the school holidays that would be a timely relief as a parent since the kids will be energetic in their daily activity and want them to be as least disruptive as possible.

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  39. I love reading and puzzles and to be able to share this love with the kids is awesome. Plus they get to learn about new places and start developing problem solving skills. Fantastic! Maree Gray

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