Sunday, November 20, 2016

Mailbox Monday and It's Monday, What are You Reading? Nov 21 Edition

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia who now blogs at To Be Continued. It is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Mailbox Monday now has a permanent home on its blog. Link up to share your MM.

I am super excited about the books in my mailbox this week. They are not only beautiful big hardbound copies, but they are full of awesome content for all ages. I am so pleased to have received them from Lonely Planet, Lonely Planet Kids and Raincoast Books.

Oh, and check out the great giveaways on my right sidebar.

The Travel Book: A Journey Through Every Country in the World 3rd Edition

Take a journey through every country in the world. 850 images. 230 countries. One complete picture.

With details of every United Nations-approved country in the world, and a few more principalities and dependencies besides, Lonely Planet's Travel Book is the ultimate introduction to a world of travel and the essential travel reference book for every household!

Each country is profiled by Lonely Planet's expert authors and features details of when to visit, what to see and do, and how to learn more about the country's culture from its film, music, food and drink. Every entry has a map and statistics about the country.

All brand new, incredible photography illustrates each country, depicting what life is like in each nation from photographic portraits of people, beautiful landscape photographs and vibrant street photography.

This premium packaged 448-page book with beautiful rainbow foil on the cover will make an impressive gift.

About Lonely Planet: Started in 1973, Lonely Planet has become the world's leading travel guide publisher with guidebooks to every destination on the planet, gift and lifestyle books and stationery, as well as an award-winning website, magazines, a suite of mobile and digital travel products, and a dedicated traveller community. Lonely Planet's mission is to enable curious travellers to experience the world and to truly get to the heart of the places they find themselves in.

The Cities Book: A Journey of 86 of the World's Greatest Cities

Do you know where in the world you can buy drinkable gold; why an 'elephant's foot' is one of the most dangerous objects in the world; or where you might have to swim to school? Discover the answers to these questions and loads more mindblowing facts in The Cities Book, where readers aged 8+ are taken on an incredible world tour through 86 of the world's greatest cities.

Sister title to the bestselling The Travel Book, every page is packed with facts on city living, and gives kids a flavour of what it's like to grow up in each place featured. From food and festivals, to awesome architecture and amazing history - there's something for everyone. A mix of wow photography, beautiful illustrations and hand drawn maps bring each page to life. It's the perfect gift for curious kids everywhere.

Unfolding Journeys: Rocky Mountain Explorer by Annie Davidson and Stewart Ross

Chart an unforgettable journey through the Rocky Mountains with this beautifully illustrated, 16-panel concertina pull-out wall frieze and learn just how unique and important these mountains are to our world. . Make your way through snow-capped mountains and fast-flowing waterfalls, from the cool city of Vancouver on the western coast, to Banff, the skiing mecca, and over to rodeo-centre Calgary. Then turn the frieze over to discover loads of fascinating facts about each point of interest encountered along the journey, from an abandoned mountain town to the gold rush focal point, Fraser Canyon.

Each title in our Unfolding Journeys series has its own distinct artwork style. Unfolding Journeys - Rocky Mountain Explorer's illustrations of wildlife and architecture lie on a vintage-style backdrop of faded postcard wilderness that encapsulate the Rocky Mountains' history and rugged landscape.

Part of our Unfolding Journeys range. Also available: Unfolding Journeys: Amazon Adventures. Collect them all!

The Kindness of Strangers: Tales of Fate and Fortune on the Road

A timely collection of 26 inspiring tales, The Kindness of Strangers explores the unexpected human connections that so often transfigure and transform the experience of travel, and celebrates the gift of kindness around the world. 

Featuring stories by Jan Morris, Tim Cahill, Simon Winchester and Dave Eggers.

A Moveable Feast: Life-Changing Food Adventures Around the World

Life-changing food adventures around the world.

From bat on the island of Fais to chicken on a Russian train to barbecue in the American heartland, from mutton in Mongolia to couscous in Morocco to tacos in Tijuana - on the road, food nourishes us not only physically, but intellectually, emotionally, and spiritually too. It can be a gift that enables a traveller to survive, a doorway into the heart of a tribe, or a thread that weaves an indelible tie; it can be awful or ambrosial - and sometimes both at the same time. Celebrate the richesand revelations of food with this 38-course feast of true tales set around the world.

Features stories by Anthony Bourdain, Andrew Zimmern, Mark Kurlansky, Matt Preston, Simon Winchester, Stefan Gates, David Lebovitz, Matthew Fort, Tim Cahill, Jan Morris and Pico Iyer. Edited by Don George.

The Wish Tree by Kyo Maclear, illustrated by Chris Turnham

Charles wants to find a wish tree. His brother and sister don't believe there is such a thing, but his trusty companion Boggan is ready to join Charles on a journey to find out. And along the way, they discover that wishes can come true in the most unexpected ways.

The poetic text and heartwarming illustrations evoke the true essence of the holiday season and will inspire wishers everywhere. This gem of a book deserves center stage year round.

Sleep Tight Farm by Eugenie Doyle, illustrated by Becca Stadtlander

A captivating exploration of how a family gets a farm ready for the snow of winter, Sleep Tight Farmlyrically connects each growing season to the preparations at the very end of the farm year. This beautiful and informative book paints a fascinating picture of what winter means to the farm year and to the family that shares its seasons, from spring's new growth, summer's heat, and fall's bounty to winter's well-earned rest. All year long the farm has worked to shelter us, feed us, keep us warm, and now it's time to sleep

It's Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. It's a great post to organise yourself. It's an opportunity to visit and comment, and er... add to that ever growing TBR pile! So welcome in everyone. This meme started with J Kaye's Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.

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Hope you all have a great reading week.

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  1. I think anything from Lonely Planet is well worth reading. I hope all of your books are winners!

  2. Oh my a gorgeous set of books coming in. Love the look of The Wish Tree.

  3. Wow! Great books. Sleep Tight Farm looks wonderful. Hope you enjoy all these.

  4. The Wish Tree has such a beautiful cover. I hope you enjoy your books.

    My It's Monday! What Are You Reading? post.

  5. I'm a sucker for children's books but The Travel Book looks fascinating!

    1. I am too even if my kids are now teens, I still love reading and promoting them. Books were my world of discovery when I was a child.

  6. You did get some awesome books, Laura.


    Have a wonderful week.

    Silver's Reviews
    My Mailbox Monday

  7. Wonderful looking books! I am curious about Disruption. Enjoy!

    Thanks for sharing, and have a great week. Here are MY WEEKLY UPDATES

  8. All your new books look good, I just put a hold at my library for The Travel Book. I liked A Moveable Feast very much!

  9. I like the look of The Travel Book, and The Wish Tree looks cute. I like food books sometimes but don't think I could eat bat!

  10. A great selection of books this week. As a kindergarten teacher I love the look of The Wish Tree. Very cute, I would love to read it to my class.

    Have a lovely week!
    Amanda @ Mrs B's Book Reviews

    1. Yes, I think it would be a perfect book to read to your kindergarten students. Thanks for stopping by!


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