"Planet Explorers has latched onto a truly novel concept: why not create a series of ebooks designed specifically to meet the needs of these future world explorers?" ~Edward Lee, Trekscribbler
"Laura Schaefer's Planet Explorers books for kids are outstanding. They are the future of guidebooks, and while they were written for kids, I absolutely love them. I hope Schaefer writes books for every city in the world, because she's really onto something..." ~Robin Landry, Amazon Vine Voice
From the Author
"I wanted to give young readers an easy way to become vacation experts. The whole philosophy behind the series is empowering kids. E-book technology allows you to jump from information about Space Mountain to a linked page about the 1964 New York World's Fair. The format is perfect for short attention spans. It's all there, linked and ready to go. Writing Planet Explorers Walt Disney World was wonderful. I love history, and I've been a middle school curriculum writer for over a decade, so my guidebooks definitely have a 'social studies' feel to them.
"Planet Explorers guidebooks cut out all the stuff children would find boring if they looked through a regular travel guide and focus on attractions and fun facts. The guides have a lot of pictures and even include a quiz at the end. Parents have told me they're excited about the easy way the guidebooks incorporate learning about geography, history, art and science into real-life experiences.
"I loved traveling as a kid. I want to empower my readers to be part of planning vacations with their parents. That way, the trip is more fun and fulfilling for the whole family."