Explore the Weird Wonderful World with Lonely Planet Kids World’s Strangest… Series + Reader Giveaway

Lonely Planet Kids World's Strangest Books

Parents and caregivers, I don’t think I need to tell you that summer is almost over, right? Maybe you’re clinging to each remaining day of summer with your kiddos, maybe you’re counting down the days until they’re back in school…whatever your mindset, know that you’re not the only one that feels that way!

I personally like to keep my kids’ minds engaged over summer break, but not to the point where they still feel like they’re in school. My kids LOVE to read and so we spend a lot of time perusing new books at the library and bookstores. My kids have really enjoyed Lonely Planet Kids books which carry the spirit of exploration all throughout the year!

Lonely Planet Kids has just released a thrilling new children’s book series called World’s Strangest… which is packed with facts and photos sure to fascinate any child.

In this new series, Lonely Planet travel experts have ranked some of the weirdest features across the planet from 1 to 40 on the “strange-o-meter,” from jaw-dropping Places natural and man-made; to Predators known for their deadliness; to Creepy Crawlies such as zombie snails; to Ocean Beasts deep below the surface. These books are tailored to kids ages 5-8 and are available in paperback.

Lonely Planet Kids World's Strangest Ocean Beasts

If you’re looking to keep your kids reading through these last days of summer or stocking up on good books for the fall and winter, check out the newest Lonely Planet Kids series for YOUR kids!

Reader Giveaway: One lucky Jinxy Kids reader will receive the four books in the Lonely Planet World’s Strangest… series: Places, Predators, Creepy Crawlies, and Ocean Beasts. To enter, complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm ET on 9/10/18. Good luck!


World’s Strangest… Series Giveaway


  1. vickie couturier says

    i went to hawaii and saw volcano ash that was hardened all over the road

  2. Marilyn Nawara says

    I haven’t been anywhere really strange, yet. My granddaughter would really enjoy these books — she loves anything to do with animals and/or science.

  3. My nieces and son would enjoy these awesome books
    Thank You for the chance!

  4. “Let us know the strangest place you’ve been in the world and/or which kiddo(s) in your life will be enjoying these books if you win.” Well, I’ve been to Galveston. I guess that’s pretty odd! Our whole family would enjoy these books!

  5. Abigail Gibson says

    The strangest place I have been to was when I lived in a small mining town in Nevada near area 51. Saw strange things all the time flying in the sky. I say it was highly advanced military planes.

  6. My son would enjoy these books and I haven’t really visited anywhere strange.

  7. shelly peterson says

    My grandsons would love these books.

  8. Sara Perrera says

    These books would be so perfect for my boys who think the stranger/weirder something is the cooler it is.

  9. I think I need some adventure in my life. I have not been anywhere super strange.

  10. Tandi Cortez says

    My 3 kids would all enjoy reading these books together!

  11. My cousin would love this!

  12. My daughter would enjoy these books.

  13. Nancy Steward says

    The strangest place I’ve ever is exploring the underground caves in Tennessee. My granddaughter would love these books. She is fascinated with anything strange or unusual.

  14. beth shepherd says

    The strangest places I have ever been is South Korea visiting a friend. It was a very neat place. My daughter would love this. Thank you

  15. Mary Chapman says

    My son would love these! I haven’t really been to many strange places.

  16. Shannon Baas says

    My nephew would love these.

  17. I would love to share these with my nephew.

  18. Nicole Lancaster says

    My son would enjoy these Lonely Planet kids books. He love bugs and creatures.

  19. Derek Miller says

    My son and daughter will both love these books. As to the strangest place I have been in the world…Idaho. Been here ever since I got here it is a like a voodoo black hole. Great place though.

  20. Karley Moore says

    I’ve been to New Orleans and it has some very creepy and strange places! My grandson would love these books!

  21. Our granddaughter loves to read and would really enjoy reading and sharing these books. At 7, she’s already been asked to help her classmates with their reading.

  22. John Hubbard says

    Would be great for my class

  23. Cindy Peterson says

    Craters of the Moon is a rather surreal landscape.

  24. The strangest) but still a fun place for kids) is Dinosaur World in Kentucky! My son would love these books.

  25. jamie campbell says

    my kids are all about nonfiction books and especially love reading about animals/creatures!!!

  26. Pompeii – so eerie but absolutely fascinating. Our whole family would enjoy these.

  27. Alyssa Annico says

    The strangest place I’ve been to is Bryce Canyon National Park. The hoodoos are wild!

  28. My son would absolutely love these books! I haven’t visited any strange places…yet.

  29. I don’t know where I have been that has been strange, if you don’t count relative’s houses (smile). However I will be sharing these books with my grandkids!

  30. Alexandra Y says

    These books would be great for my son.

  31. JAMES LYNAM says

    My grand children Will love these if I WIN.

  32. Sarah Butler says

    Live near a school and the kids would love these!

  33. New Orleans is very creepy. I would also say grand prismatic and all of the strange natural things found in Yellowstone

  34. I would read this book with the children next door

  35. Jeanna Massman says

    My grandson would love these books!

  36. I haven’t really been to a really strange place. I’ve been all over the US, Canada and Italy.

  37. Chris Heaton says

    my son would love these books

  38. Samantha Cornelius says

    My boys would love these!

  39. My daughter would love these- she is into non fiction and loves unique things

  40. We’ve been to a lot of places, but I really can’t think of any strange places. I felt a little strange going into a head shop in Amsterdam when visitors were allowed to buy pot and smoke it at their outdoor cafes. My grandkids would love these books! TY

  41. Ugly gray apartment complexes that went on for 2 hours of driving 60 miles and hours that house 25-30 million people in Shanghai China was was of the strangest things I’ve ever seen traveling. These would be for my grandson

  42. Meredith Brooks says

    My Dad is a teacher and would love these for his classroom if I won. Thanks for the giveaway chance!

  43. My son would enjoy these.

  44. I’ve been to Yellowstone, although I wouldn’t call in strange.

  45. my nephew would love it

  46. Sandy Klocinski says

    The glow worm caves in New Zealand. The glow worms use their weird phosphorescence and sticky hanging filaments to attract and catch insects. They’re typically attached all along the roofs of various caverns, so that when the lights are turned out, the cave ceiling looks for all the world like an ethereal field of stars.

  47. jennifer cervantes says

    My daughter would love these books, she was upset because a cricket couldn’t live in our house.

  48. My niece will be enjoying these books if I win.

  49. Antoinette M says

    My daughter loves to read about animals and places..she would love these books.

  50. Donna Teller says

    If I win I would give these books to my nephew who would love them.

  51. My son loves books like this and these would be a blast!

  52. I would say that my nephews would like this.

  53. My nephews would like these.

  54. Karen Gonyea says

    I would LOVE these for my nephews !!

  55. susan smoaks says

    i have been to some pyramids in mexico. they were awesome. i was young at the time and didn’t fully appreciate what i was experiencing.

  56. Brittany Lemmen says

    I strangest place I have been in the world was deep in the woods in the dark!

  57. ive never been anywhere too strange. I would love to have these for my nieces and nephews

  58. Beverly Mckinley says

    my son and i went whitewater rafting in the grand canyon when we stopped to explore we were in underground waterfalls

  59. My little girl would love these.

  60. My youngest would love these books. The strangest place we have visited was Ripley’s in Orlando.

  61. Oh boy, I have over 27 nieces and nephews, and a few great nieces and nephews and 3 great great nieces and nephews….so I intend to share with them all…we tend to pass books around so all the kids get to enjoy them.

  62. LYN WILLIAMS says

    My son would be the one to enjoy these books the most. He LOVES a great story.

  63. We haven’t been anywhere strange yet. My daughter would love to read the strangest places.

  64. My son would be enjoying these books if I won as he loves animals.

  65. My son would really enjoy these!

  66. I would like to win this for my granddaughter 🙂

  67. i’d give to my friend’s kids. 🙂

  68. Philip Lawrence says

    I will give this to my grandchild if I win.

  69. This would be for Anna!

  70. JAMIE Leigh MARTIN says

    This is for my son, Austin.

  71. vivian blevins says

    my newphew.

  72. I think that both my kids (and me) would enjoy these books.

  73. My nieces and son would love to have this awesome book!
    Thank You for the chance!

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