February 19, 2018

Giveaway: Lonely Planet “Not for Parents” Travel Books


not for parents south americaI’ve long been a fan of Lonely Planet guidebooks and have become an even bigger fan since they started creating the “Not for Parents” series of travel books just for kids. These books are less about guiding you and your kids through a city or country (or continent) and more about sharing fun and quirky facts about different cultures, traditions and cuisines, which in my mind provides a perfect introduction for children.

I recently had a chance to explore the latest editions in the “Not for Parents” series of books and my kids loved reading about the smelly shark meat they eat in Iceland and hotel furniture made from salt in Bolivia. They read interesting facts and stories in these colorful picture books, but they almost can’t believe they can be true. I mean really, a small sack of nutmeg could buy you a nice-sized house in London in the 16th century? They sit back in awe, then dive back in to read more fun facts in these books.

real wondersThere are six new “Not for Parents” books for kids and families. Among the new books are Not for Parents: Europe, Not for Parents: Asia, Not for Parents: South America and Not for Parents: Africa. They also released Not for Parents: How to Be a Dinosaur Hunter, which highlights how to find dinosaur bones, both in museums around the world and even in national parks, like the Badlands in South Dakota. Last, there’s Not for Parents: The Real Wonders of the World. This book gives kids the scoop on everything from Area 51 to Rio’s Carnival to the buried city of Pompeii.

Want to win a copy of each of the six new Lonely Planet books? All you need to do is enter via the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck!

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Disclaimer: I was given a copy of each of the six new Lonely Planet “Not for Parents” books to review for this post, which contains affiliate links for the books. However, the views and opinions expressed here are purely my own. 


  1. The real wonders of the world looks great. Thanks!

  2. I would be most interested in “The Real Wonders of the World”. I recently taught my daughter about the “Seven Wonders of the World” and she was fascinated. She wanted to know why there were only seven, saying there should be more than that in this big, wide world. I’m sure she’d love this book. Thank you for the review!

  3. How can I choose??! My daughter will love them all.

  4. The Real Wonders of the World sounds great!

  5. My son would love all these, but I think we are most interested in the Wonders of the World.

  6. Samantha V. says:

    Since my 2 kids are Dinosaur fanatics, the Not for Parents: How to Be a Dinosaur Hunter would put a big smile on their face.

  7. Not for Parents: Africa.- hope to do a safari in 2015

  8. Great giveaway thanks!

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