Paris (City Trails)

by Lonely Planet Kids (Author)

Paris (City Trails)
Reading Level: 4th − 5th Grade
Series: City Trails

Here's a book about Paris that's seriously streetwise! Let Marco and Amelia, our Lonely Planet explorers, take you off the tourist trail and guide you on a journey through Paris you'll never forget. This book is perfect for anyone who has been to Paris, plans to go there or is just interested in finding out more about this amazing city!

Discover Paris's best-kept secrets, amazing stories and loads of other cool stuff from the comfort of your own home, or while out and about in the city.

Find out where you can ride a dodo, how to paint the Eiffel Tower, where Paris keeps its historic underpants and lots more! For ages 8 and up.


  • Expect the Unexpected
  • In, On and Over The Water
  • Paris by the Nose
  • City Shapes
  • The World's Smoochiest City?
  • Off With Their Heads
  • Up With The Emperor
  • Sporty Paris
  • Paris on a Plate
  • Rumblings Under the Streets
  • Paris, C'est Chic
  • Paris on the Prowl
  • It Happened First in Paris
  • Paris by Paintbrush
  • Cops and Robbers
  • Ghostly, Grim and Grisly
  • Paris Magic
  • Rats, Cats and a Hunchback
  • Paris After Dark

Also available: London City Trails, New York City Trails.

About Lonely Planet Kids: From the world's leading travel publisher comes Lonely Planet Kids, a children's imprint that brings the world to life for young explorers everywhere. With a range of beautiful books for children aged 5-12, we're kickstarting the travel bug and showing kids just how amazing our planet can be.

From bright and bold sticker activity books, to beautiful gift titles bursting at the seams with amazing facts, we aim to inspire and delight curious kids, showing them the rich diversity of people, places and cultures that surrounds us. We pledge to share our enthusiasm and love of the world, our sense of humour and continual fascination for what it is that makes the world we live in the diverse and magnificent place it is.

It's going to be a big adventure - come explore!

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School Library Journal

Gr 3-7--Highlighting 19 themed trails through three of the world's most-recognizable cities, these well-indexed guides are loaded with kid appeal and fascinating facts that are sure to intrigue any student (and please their parents). Three to six pages are devoted to each topic; areas of interest include animals, the arts, fashion, food, sports, history, shopping, and underground spaces. Each volume also offers a section on ghosts and haunted places, a surefire draw for young adventurers. Trails are initially marked on a large map of the city and progress logically from one geographic point to the next, using high-quality photos and colorful cartoon illustrations to describe each attraction. One vertical two-page photo presents the tallest or most iconic structure in each city (New York's Statue of Liberty, London's Shard, and Paris's Eiffel Tower). Informational blurbs are short, concise, and well written, with occasional vocabulary (e.g., kinetic) explained in context. Fun facts are highlighted in scallop-edged boxes, and specific bits of research appear in periodic smartphone images. Famous (and infamous) landmarks (e.g., Central Park, the Globe Theatre, and Versailles) are featured in each, but unusual places (e.g., Drummer's Grove, Spitalfields, and the Wall of Love) also make the cut, as do fun activities, such as playing music on a New York subway art installation, eating Blumenthal's "meat fruit" (London), and walking through a Parisian "living" horror show. VERDICT Ideal travel companions for elementary and middle schoolers; lifesavers for parents.--Nancy Menaldi-Scanlan, formerly at LaSalle Academy, Providence, RI

Copyright 2016 School Library Journal, LLC Used with permission.
Lonely Planet Kids
Kate Baker is a writer and editor of children's books for all ages on subjects ranging from history and travel, to natural history and mythology. Her books include previous Lonely Planet Kid's titles: A Place Called Home, Love Around the World and Wild in the City.
Lexile Measure
Guided Reading Level
Lonely Planet
Publication date
June 21, 2016
City Trails
BISAC categories
JNF038060 - Juvenile Nonfiction | People & Places | Europe
JNF058000 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Travel
JNF048020 - Juvenile Nonfiction | Reference | Atlases
Library of Congress categories
Paris (France)

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