Kids Book Review: LP Kids – Cities Books


The other night my husband and I were in bed reading and complimenting our book choices. I was devouring a book which described 86 of the world’s greatest cities and he was learning how cities worked.  Interestingly these weren’t high brow books selected by moi, they were two of the latest books from the Lonely Planet Kids collection. In case you haven’t heard me raving about their books before, check out my earlier reviews of Spot The Lot and their Sticker Activity Books.  This time they have released several books geared around cities and pitched at children age 7+

‘How Cities Work’ is filled with facts and interactive with its flaps to lift and unfolding pages.  Kids can learn about all parts of the city from skyscrapers to sewers.


‘The Cities Book’ takes you through a number of the world’s most interesting cities, describing facts from food and festivals to its history.  I loved this book, its colourful, fun and interesting.


The books are good quality hardback and would make great Christmas presents.  But you don’t need me to tell you how good they are. Let’s ask Miss Jetlag (age 7)

The Cities Book (GBP 14.99)

“This is a really interesting book.  It looks at cities from all around the world and gives you facts. I also love the photos and drawings.  I love the page with the northern lights picture in Tromso but my favourite page is ‘Madrid’. It has a picture of a chef cooking something in the oldest restaurant in the world.  I want to visit all the cities in the book!”

How Cities Work (GBP 12.99)

“I love the book SO MUCH.  I like that there are flaps. It shows you pictures of a small village to a small town to a large town to a city.  I think it would be perfect for kids age 7 and above.  My favourite page is ‘High Rise Life’ which is all about life in an apartment block.  The page unfolds out and it’s enormous.”


Both books are available online at Lonely Planet Kids Books 


Jetlag & Mayhem was sent the books for review. I was not paid for this review and this is all my own opinion!

1 comment

  1. MummyTravels

    They have some fantastic books in the range don’t they.

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