In our younger years, my husband and I both took gap years, and stuck on our backpacks and travelled the world. Lonely Planets were our bibles – they took you to the less travelled roads, pointed you towards the best cafes and street markets and told you the top things you couldn’t possibly miss. Even now, whenever we are venturing to a new place, I turn to a Lonely Planet for inspiration. Of course, now we have our smaller travellers, and we want nothing more for them to explore the world. Luckily our adventurous tastes are paying off, and they too are curious to explore the world. Therefore, when Lonely Planet Kids asked us to review some of their books, we were more than willing. Here’s four of their newer titles we have looked at. Come back on Saturday, and there is a chance to win this bundle of books!

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The Travel Book

This book is incredible! It may be targeted at kids (I would say 9+) but to be honest, I was utterly absorbed by it. Packed full of facts on every page, from the size of the population to famous residents, top sight seeing places to incredible buildings. This book gives a comprehensive fact file on every country in the world. If this book doesn’t encourage a little wanderlust, I have no idea what would!

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How to be an international Spy

My boy is 7, and being spy is one the most popular future career choices amongst him and his peers. Thanks to this book, they can now get one stop closer with this handy guide. There are chapters on how to make your own gadgets, creating diversions and learning how to code break. There are even chapters on sabotage and threats too so no stone is unturned on going undercover. As you read the book you progress from recruit to fully qualified secret agent. I am hoping this doesn’t mean that my son is now able to discover my paypal password …

You Rule

This book immediately attracted the attention of my 10 year old girl. She quite fancies herself as a country leader. The book takes you through the various bureaucracy you need to run a country. From laws to border control, it is all in there. Having read the book, it is perfect for a budding diplomat, or indeed a child who is beginning to be inquisitive about how our countries are run and politics – this is certainly aimed at 10 years +.

Adventures Around the Globe

This is the most interactive book of the four, and definitely aimed at a younger audience. Still filled with facts and figures about each continent, it also has pages which the reader can create scenes with the reusable stickers provided. There are also colouring in pages and puzzles to keep the young minds engaged. Also, there is a pop out make-your-own globe right at the back to make: A handy reference as you learn about each continent!

All four books are beautifully put together – they look attractive, and enticing to read. The colourful pages are full of well-written prose, and even though they are strictly speaking aimed at children, as an adult I quite enjoyed them all too!

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Watch what my kids thought of the books:

Disclaimer:  We were sent these books for review and have been compensated for our time. All words and thoughts are our own.