Monday, 15 June 2020

Lonely Planet Kids New Release Children's Activity Books Illustrated by James Gulliver Hancock - Review and WIN!

Quality Lonely Planet Kids books are hands down some of the best reads out there for children. Our own collection has kept our youngest children both happy and busy during the Corona virus lock down. LPK books have also proven a great resource for online learning projects during the home-schooling phase.

Lonely Planet Kids books are educational, informative, fun to read and view.

With the arrival of June, Lonely Planet Kids have released new book titles for kids which will not disappoint. Check them out here and make sure you enter our giveaway to win a set of the books featured in this post for your child to enjoy. We have 5 book packs to giveaway worth $26 each.

Two new titles by Lonely Planet Kids are available in good book stores and on the Lonely Planet Kids website right now. These books include How Airports Work and How Cities Work. Both books are fun-packed activity books. There is also a set of 3 new board books for very young readers titled Airport, Cities and Trains, designed for kids aged 0-2. (These younger kids' books are not featured in this review or giveaway but you can view them via the links above.)

Get ready to be blown away by the modern, funky images in these newest titles by the talented Sydney-based illustrator, James Gulliver Hancock.

How Cities Work Activity Book

'Design your own futuristic building, untangle the cyclists, spot the missing spanners at the building site, use stickers to fill the zoo with animals and much more. With more than 200 stickers, colourful illustrations and amazing facts about cities around the world.'

Suitable for ages 6-8, 48 pages in colour. RRP AU$12.99.
Kids can explore and learn about the streetscapes of a modern city in the How Cities Work Activity Book. Colourful and relevant to any city in the world, children will discover key elements such as infrastructure and architecture that typically define any large metropolis. From high-rises and hospitals, to construction and attractions found in major centres, children will thoroughly engage in this exciting and visually detailed book.

Take a fun trip into town without leaving home!

Design your own grafitti on the plain garage doors!

Includes stickers, puzzles and engaging activities.

How Airports Work Activity Book

'Design your own passport, get through the runway maze, colour in a futuristic airport, unscramble anagrams, fill the skies with aeroplane stickers, and much more. With more than 200 stickers, colourful illustrations and amazing facts about airports around the world.'

Most of us are currently dreaming of travel after months spent indoors. There is little relief in sight when it comes to exploring the world beyond our own shores at present. Start a journey of discovery at an 'always popular with kids destination' - the airport.

The Lonely Planet Kids 'How Airports Work Activity Book,' is crammed with fun facts. Pages of skies and airfields lie waiting to become chocked with planes, people, baggage and vehicles. There are over 200 stickers included to decorate scenes relating to airports and travel in general. Enjoy mazes and activities, airline food and baggage carousels. Highly exciting and relevant, this read will have your family booking your next international trip in no time!

Suitable for ages 6-8, 48 pages in colour. RRP AU$12.99.

Find these fun titles and other exciting reads for kids and adults on the Lonely Planet website here.

WIN 1 of 5 Lonely Planet Kids 
double book packs valued at $26 each!
Total prize pool: $130
Game of skill
Promotion ends 6 July, 2020.

To Enter
Fill out the short competition form below and leave a comment on this post.
Entries without comments and identifying names will be disqualified.
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*Disclosure: Featured items were gifted for review.
All opinions expressed are our own.


  1. Those look like really great educational books for kids.

  2. The kids missed out on their overseas trip this year, but arm chair travelling through LPK books will be just as fun!
    Karina Lee

  3. My younger nephew would ask me about cities and airports in regard to how they work. I believe these kids' books will be good at explaining it away. Mikhail

  4. I would like to win this prize for my grandsons thank you. Jack Palmer

  5. This would be girls are always telling me they are bored not including the do lots of traveling. This would be a great way not to hear mom every two

  6. I would love to win this set for my niece and nephew who would then share with their great grandmother who loves children's books.

  7. I like the look of Airports, Cities and Trains. My grandson has a birthday coming up soon. He loves books!

  8. They look awesome and obviously were a hit at your place with COVID making school at home a necessity.

    Thank you for linking up for Life This Week. I have created a list of lovely regular linkers such as you on the right hand side of my blog. It's now showing more of the community that gathers here each Monday to share our stories. Great to see you here too. Next week's optional prompt is to 'share your snaps'....hope you will be back. Denyse.

  9. These books would make a wonderful way to explore while we are currently unable to physically travel.
    Sarah Ellwood

  10. My nieces travel to Colombia to visit their grandmother and have since they were tiny. I don't think they are aware of all the work that goes into the airports - especially the baggage - and I think these books would give them a better understanding of how detailed flying is. April Morin

  11. I would love to win this prize for my daughter because I know that Lonely Planet produce high quality, and engaging, educational books for kids!
    Georgie Mason

  12. I would love to win this for my 5 girls, with school looking so different next year this would be great to keep them engaged.

  13. I would love to win this for my twins because it looks like something that would keep their attention and be educational and fun

  14. I would love to win this for my son and daughter. We have been homeschooling since our schools closed in March. I am enjoying teaching them but have to admit that my skills are sadly lacking. This would help so much with learning for them and me!

  15. This would be great to use while homeschooling my great-nephew. Anything new and different from our routine has his attention! Dana Matthews

  16. I would love to win these books for my children. They look so educational.

  17. I would like to win a Lonely Planet Kids book prize pack because it looks very interesting.
    Lily Kwan


  19. I would love to win this for My twin because it looks like something that would keep their attention and be educational and fun


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