Summer is a time when the kids are out of school and when many families plan their vacations. While going places with the children can be a fun and enjoyable experience, there is also the aspect of the boredom that comes with that actual travel time by vehicle or airplane. This part of summer travel with kids is not just boring for the children, but can also prove to be frustrating for the parents. The key is to keep the kids occupied during the actual travel so they’re not telling mom and dad how bored they are every five minutes. Keeping them occupied also helps to make the time seem to fly by and pretty soon, you’re at your destination where the real fun can begin. Check out these great travel books from Lonely Planet to help keep the kids entertained during summer travel. Whether your kids enjoy a good read while on the road, or require more hands on activities based fun, these books have it all.
This books combines aspects of I Spy, coloring, sketching, and a search and find to really break up the boredom and promote creativity. The entire family can join in with points to be scored on each page. This book covers a wide variety of destinations, from the seaside to the ski slopes and all the many places in between. Great fun for summer travel with kids.
My Travel Journal
My Travel Journal from Lonely Planet Kids is packed with space to write and record your journeys, color, make lists, and complete fill-ins. When you are finished, you’ll have a scrapbook style keepsake of your travel journeys. A great way to pass the time while traveling.
Ultimate Travel Coloring Book
This book features 100 line drawings of the world’s greatest places to visit. At the back of the book, there is more information about each of these 100 great travel destinations. Exercise your creativity while you color these great pages and keep track of how many you’ve visited.
The Lonely Planet Kids Travel Book
This book takes readers through 200 countries and provides thousands of wildlife facts, tells how people live, and talks about sports, foods, festivals, and other interesting facts about the areas. Makes a great read while on the road or in the plane, and is packed with beautiful photography and illustrations. Geared for ages 8 and up.
Let’s Explore… Ocean
The perfect traveling companion for those who are taking a trip to the ocean. Children ages five and up will love this sticker activity book, with over 250 stickers, fascinating facts, and puzzles to solve. A great under the sea adventure that will help kids learn about the ocean while having fun dressing up deep sea divers and decorating colorful coral reefs with the stickers provided.
Amazing World Atlas (for children)
Take a trip around the world with this amazing world atlas. Kids will learn about other countries and how children live there, participate in taking fun quizzes, and learn where their favorite celebrities come from. This book is an entertaining combination of maps, fascinating facts, history, and culture. A great way for children to learn about the world we live in and to prepare for a trip or keep entertained while traveling.
My Family Travel Map
This book contains a giant fold out map that can be personalized by charting the places you have traveled or where you wish to go. Contains over 180 stickers in different colors so that you and other family members can mark where you’ve already been or desire to go. The map can be easily removed from the book and mounted on the wall. Information about the destination is included on the back of the map. This is a great way to get the whole family involved in their traveling adventures.
Boredom Buster (North American Edition)
Keep the kids occupied and avoid hearing “are we there yet?” every few miles with this entertaining book full of word games, solo games, board game, counting games, memory games, spotting games, and more. Fun for the whole family and a great way to pass the time while traveling. Best of all, no pens, paper, or dice are needed, making it perfect for travel.
Pop-Up New York
If the Big Apple is your destination, this book is a great way to introduce young travelers to New York and get them excited about the sights they will be seeing. This book contains six great pop ups and gorgeous illustrations of some of the city’s iconic landmarks. Pop ups include the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park, and more.
Not For Parents: Real Wonders of the World (North American Edition)
Learn about the traditional wonders of the world as well as those chosen by eight to twelve year olds as the most amazing places on Earth. This book contains amazing photography and colorful illustrations as well as intriguing facts about these destinations. Perfect for the young traveler and especially interesting if you happen to be going to one of the fascinating places listed in the book!
Adventures Around the Globe
Get young travelers excited about exploring our wonderful world with this great book. Explore each continent with exciting activities such as maps, stickers, puzzles, and fun facts. Travel from Machu Picchu, to Park Guell in Spain, to the bright city lights of New York, and more. Children ages four and up will enjoy learning about the world we live in while keeping them entertained during travel.
Not For Parents: USA (North American Edition)
Read all about the United States of America in this interesting book. Children will keep themselves entertained while reading about the USA. Explore fascinating stories of the Wild West, wedding in Las Vegas, movie stars, beauty queens, a massive canyon, and so much more. Children will find everything from astronauts, to pilgrims, to hot dogs in this interesting and entertaining read. Makes the perfect on the road or on the plane traveling companion to help the miles seem to go by quickly.
More Lonely Planet Travel Books for Kids
City Trails – LondonCity Trails – ParisCity Trails – New YorkPop-up ParisLet’s Explore… JungleAdventures in Busy Places, Activities and Sticker Books25 City Adventures for FamiliesPop-up LondonYou Rule!: A Practical Guide to Creating Your Own KingdomUnfolding Journeys Rocky Mountain ExplorerHow to be a Space Explorer: Your Out-of-this-World AdventureHow to be an International Spy: Your Training Manual, Should You Choose to Accept itThe Cities BookLet’s Explore… SafariAdventures in Famous Places: Packed Full of Activities and Over 250 StickersNot For Parents Paris: Everything You Ever Wanted to KnowAdventures in Wild Places, Activities and Sticker BooksNot For Parents How to be a World ExplorerTravel with Children: The Essential Guide for Travelling FamiliesAdventures in Smelly Places: Packed Full of Activities and Over 250 StickersAdventures in Cold Places, Activities and Sticker BooksNot For Parents Europe: Everything You Ever Wanted to KnowNot For Parents Travel Book