We are delighted to join the Nonfiction Picture Book meme 2017 hosted by Alyson Beecher @ Kid Lit Frenzy. We would also be linking our nonfiction choices with our reading themes throughout the year.
In researching titles for our current theme, I came across a few juvenile non-fiction books published by Lonely Planet. Lonely Planet is considered the largest travel guide book publisher in the world. Check out their “Not-for-Parents” edition below.
Published by Lonely Planet (2013)
Copy provide by Sandusky Library.
This 96-page book is packed with trivia and little known facts about Europe. I’m not exactly sure why Lonely Planet describes it as “not-for-parents.” Some of the things you’ll read about in this book may not be suited for younger children (e.g. gruesome facts).
I’m not the kind of person who would read a book like this from cover to cover. I find it a bit overwhelming. (Said the nerd who devoured a 500+ YA fantasy novel last week.) I like the overall presentation — layout, colors, typeset, humor, etc.
It might also be good to know that there is a disclaimer written on the back of the book. It says that the creators of the series make no warranty about its accuracy or completeness and, wherever possible, they will correct any errors of fact at reprint.
If travel guide books and/or trivia books are your thing, you might like this book. Check out the other titles in the series below.