About Us

Come explore! Let’s start an adventure. Lonely Planet Kids excites and educates children about the amazing world around them. Read our story below and get to know the authors and illustrators who bring our books to life.

Lonely Planet Kids

Lonely Planet Kids combines astonishing facts, quirky humour and eye-catching imagery to ignite children’s curiosity and encourage them to discover more about our planet. Every book draws on our huge team of global experts to help share our continual fascination with what makes the world such a diverse and magnificent place – inspiring children at home and in school.

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About Lonely Planet

From humble beginnings in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world’s leading travel media company with guidebooks to almost every country, an award-winning website, mobile and digital travel products and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet covers must-see spots but also enables curious travellers to get off the beaten path and understand more of the culture and environment of the places in which they find themselves.

Meet our Authors and Illustrators

  • Lulu Mayo, illustrator The World's Cutest Animal Colouring Book
  • Cherie Zamazing, illustrator Let's Explore Mountain, City and Desert
  • Dave Shephard, illustrator Let's Explore Mountain, City and Desert
  • Stewart Ross, author Unfolding Journeys Amazon Adventure and Rocky Mountain Explorer
  • Annie Davidson, illustrator Unfolding Journeys Rocky Mountain Explorer
  • Victo Ngai, illustrator Unfolding Journeys
  • Sally Morgan, author Marco's Maze Mission and Amelia's Maze Adventure
  • Kim Dennis-Bryan, Consultant The Animal Book
  • Ruth Martin, author The Animal Book
  • Anna Claybourne, author City Trails Tokyo
  • Anne Rooney, author Dinosaur Atlas
  • Brendan Kearney, illustrator The Big Earth Book
  • Dan Smith, author Around the World in 50 Ways
  • Andy Briggs, author How to be an International Spy
  • Ben Tobitt, illustrator How to be an International Spy
  • Jenni Sparks, illustrator Unfolding Journeys: Amazon Adventure
  • James Gulliver Hancock, illustrator How Cities Work
  • Joe Fullman, author Incredible Cabinet of Wonders
  • Livi Gosling, illustrator The Cities Book
  • Maggie Li, illustrator The Travel Book
  • Malcolm Croft, author The Travel Book
  • Moira Butterfield, author New York City Trails
  • Tom Woolley, illustrator The Cities Book
  • Vanina Starkoff, illustrator Unfolding Journeys: Secrets of the Nile