Lonely Planet, with it's headquarters right here in Melbourne Australia, is the largest travel guide book publisher in the world.
Things have come a long way since my first ventures backpacking through Asia with my trusty dog-eared 'Lonely Planet Southeast Asia on a Shoestring' book by my side, way before smartphones and Google Maps existed.
Now the million-dollar publishing empire produce guides, apps and a series of educational children's books too.
Lonely Planet children's books can only be a good thing in our household, particularly as we very much focus on educating our children through global travel.
My eyes lit up seeing an email pop-up in my inbox about the Lonely Planet's newest book series for kids. The newest books in the collection include Lonely Planet Kids: City Trails Sydney (Also available - Lonely Planet Kids: City Trails: Rome, Tokyo, and Washington, DC), the Lonely Planet Kids: The Incredible Cabinet of Wonders and one that sparked my attention Lonely Planet Kids: The Big Earth Book.
Lonely Planet: The Big Earth Book
The Lonely Planet Kids: The Big Earth Book isn't a travel book, but a discovery book of how the earth came to be. Learn how earth, air, fire and water shaped the world and created everything that exists today.
Exploring science, history, geography and the environment, The Big Earth Book takes a whirlwind tour of the past, present and future of our planet. Packed with amazing facts, stunning photography and illustrations to bring planet Earth and its past to life!
Suited to children age 8 and up, Lonely Planet Kids: The Big Earth Book is a great resource for any child who wants to learn more of the earth's "Fab Four" elements; earth, air, fire and water.
This big and bountiful book is filled with scientific facts, interesting stories about evolution, migration, global cultures prehistoric times, languages, natural disasters, the human body and so much more. Like a museum in book form. Great stuff.
I can't wait to go through Lonely Planet Kids: The Big Earth Book with my 9 year old, but right now, it is waiting to be wrapped up in time for Christmas morning. He is going to love Lonely Planet's latest book and I'm sure your kids will to.