Planet Explorers

Biography

Laura Schaefer got her start as a contributor to the University of Wisconsin’s student paper The Daily Cardinal and went on to write regularly for The Princeton Review and Match.com. Laura is the author of The Secret Ingredient (Simon & Schuster 2011), The Teashop Girls (Simon & Schuster 2008), and Man with Farm Seeks Woman with Tractor (Avalon 2005). Laura is also the author and publisher of the Planet Explorers series of travel guidebooks for kids. She lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Check out Laura's websites: www.teashopgirls.com and http://planetexplorers.webnode.com.

Where to find Planet Explorers online


Books

LEGOLAND California: A Planet Explorers Travel Guide for Kids
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,690. Language: English. Published: March 21, 2013. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
LEGOLAND® California near San Diego is a wonderful theme park designed especially for children under twelve. It's heaven for LEGO® lovers. This guidebook for kids is the perfect planning tool for your whole family. Read it over before you go to get more out of your trip. Click through these pages for fun facts, trivia, a quiz, and links to more information about the things you'll see!
Learning Shapes at Disney World
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Price: Free! Words: 520. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Concepts / Size & Shape
This is a fun picture book for children (aged 2 - 4 years), designed to help them learn shapes with beautiful images of Walt Disney World. In the first section of the book, shapes are introduced. In the second section, children have the chance to identify shapes on their own. If your family loves Disney, you'll love this cheerful book.
The Hollywood Scoop
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 54,120. Language: English. Published: August 21, 2012. Category: Fiction » Children’s books » Historical / United States / 20th Century
Joey Delaney is only sixteen years-old, but she's not letting that stop her quest to become a star newspaper reporter. It's the summer of 1942, the world is going mad, and there are a million stories begging to be told. When a sought-after movie script gets swiped right under Joey's nose, she's on the case. The only thing she hasn't bargained for is the attention of dreamy Elliot Duncan.
Ultimate Money-Saving Hacks for College Students
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,510. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Reference » Personal & Practical Guides
Say the words "college student" and "money tips," and everyone invariably brings up ramen noodles. The staple has become the go-to symbol of thrifty university living. The good news is getting by on a small amount of money while you study doesn't have to involve salty carbs. Get creative and find better ways to save your pennies with this up-to-the-minute guide.
My 40s Unfiltered: Women Get Real about the Good, the Bad and the Unexpected
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 7,780. Language: English. Published: August 20, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Health, wellbeing, & medicine » Aging well
Have you ever wondered what women have to say about their lives--without the media filter? Grab this short collection of candid women sharing their thoughts about the good, the bad and the unexpected when it comes to their forties.
Ultimate Family Travel Hacks: How to Have More Fun, Save $$ and Avoid Melt-downs When Your Family Hits the Road
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Price: $3.95 USD. Words: 11,430. Language: English. Published: August 15, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
You'll find some great ideas on these pages for creative travel activities and destinations to make everyone happy. Read Ultimate Family Travel Hacks in little bites or one sitting to think about family travel in a new way--as the best time you'll ever have. Bon voyage!
Why We Fall Out of Love: Experts and Real People Talk about the Reasons Relationships Fail
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,470. Language: English. Published: August 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Psychology » Psychotherapy / couples & family
Why We Fall Out of Love is organized into eight brief chapters, each of which covers one of the main reasons people find their relationships faltering. Rich with input from psychologists, relationship experts, doctors and regular people, this short book is the perfect jumping off point for individuals and couples who want to avoid some of the most common issues well-intentioned lovers face.
Learning Colors at Disney World
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 480. Language: English. Published: July 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » Concepts / Colors
This is a fun picture book for children aged 2 - 4 years, designed to help them learn colors with beautiful images of one of the most colorful places on earth--Walt Disney World. In the first section of the book, colors are introduced. In the second section, children have the chance to identify colors on their own. If your family loves Disney, you'll love this cheerful book.
Disney Fantasy 2012: A Planet Explorers Travel Guide for Kids
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 3,470. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Cruises
A Disney Cruise Line vacation is a dream come true! There’s the open ocean, exotic ports of call...and lots of Disney characters on board to keep you entertained. Not to mention the awesome Oceaneers Clubs, pools, on board waterslides, fireworks shows at sea, and practically a whole deck designed just for kids. Read this guide for kids for information about what you’ll find on the Disney Fantasy.
SeaWorld Orlando 2012: A Planet Explorers Travel Guide for Kids
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,480. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Are you excited to begin your thrilling SeaWorld® Orlando adventure? You'll get to ride cutting-edge roller coasters Kraken and Manta, experience the brand new state-of-the-art 3-D/360 degree TurtleTrek show, see bottlenose dolphins up close--and even touch a stingray! The rides, shows, and exhibits are unlike anything else in Florida. Grab this guide for kids and start your adventure today!
Planet Explorers Smithsonian 2012: A Travel Guide for Kids
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,690. Language: English. Published: July 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Museums of the World
No trip to Washington, D.C. is complete without at least a full day--or five--at the incredible Smithsonian Institution. Its nineteen beloved museums and galleries are truly the treasure chest of the United States. You'll see amazing wonders like a giant squid, the Hope Diamond, dinosaur fossils, an Apollo Lunar Module, and the Star Spangled Banner. You'll love this interactive Smithsonian guide!
Planet Explorers Las Vegas: A Travel Guide for Kids
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,220. Language: English. Published: July 16, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Las Vegas isn't just for grown-ups. There is plenty here for kids as well, like Adventuredome at Circus, Circus, the Fremont Street Experience, and the Shark Reef at Mandalay Bay. Not far from the Strip, you'll find the engineering wonder of Hoover Dam and the natural beauty of Lake Mead. In this book, we'll cover the best hotels, museums, and other attractions that kids visiting Vegas can enjoy.
The Unofficial Guide to The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: A Planet Explorers Travel Guide for Kids
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,610. Language: English. Published: June 7, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Harry Potter fans can't get enough of The Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Now, there's a guidebook to this incredible place written just for kids! Whether your family is traveling to WWoHP soon or just dreaming about it, you'll love our photo-filled guide. Check out the active hyper-links, behind-the-scenes tips, and fun mini-quiz at the end!
Universal Studios Hollywood 2012: A Planet Explorers Travel Guide for Kids
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: May 30, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Amusement & theme parks
Universal Studios Hollywood is one of the oldest and biggest movie studios in California—and it’s also a hugely popular theme park. Universal has a reputation for cutting-edge attractions and entertainment. You’re going to have a great time. Use this guide to plan your vacation and make a list of the things you want to see first!
Disneyland Paris: A Planet Explorers Travel Guide for Kids
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 8,980. Language: English. Published: May 29, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Are you excited to begin a Disneyland Paris adventure? You'll get to experience Space Mountain: Mission 2, Phantom Manor, Pirates of the Caribbean, The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, Rock 'n' Roller Coaster and many more amazing attractions. There are two theme parks full of fun here and many rides that aren't found in any other Disney park in the world. You're going to have a great time!
Planet Explorers London: A Travel Guide for Kids
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 5,380. Language: English. Published: May 26, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
You’ll love this fun and informative guide to one of the world’s great cities. Consult this interactive London guidebook—written just for kids—for fun facts, information, and tips about getting the most out of your visit.
Hong Kong Disneyland: A Planet Explorers Travel Guide for Kids
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 4,610. Language: English. Published: May 23, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Amusement & theme parks
Hong Kong Disneyland is Disney’s newest theme park. It’s the home of classic attractions like “it’s a small world,” Space Mountain, and Autopia, as well as the brand new Toy Story Land. It is quickly becoming one of the most popular tourist destinations in Asia. This ebook for kids aged 8-12 is the perfect guide for your family!
Universal Orlando Resort: A Planet Explorers Travel Guide for Kids
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 7,600. Language: English. Published: May 18, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Amusement & theme parks
Universal Orlando Resort has a reputation for cutting-edge attractions and entertainment. Inside its two theme parks, Universal Studios and Islands of Adventure, your family will experience the latest in ride technology. You're going to have a great time. Use this guide, written specifically for 8-12 year-olds, to plan your vacation and make a list of the things you want to see first!
LEGOLAND Florida: A Planet Explorers Travel Guide for Kids
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 3,780. Language: English. Published: May 13, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Amusement & theme parks
LEGOLAND® Florida is a brand new, completely awesome theme park designed especially for children under twelve. It's heaven for LEGO® lovers. This guidebook for kids is the perfect planning tool for your whole family. Read it over before you go to get more out of your trip.
The Lonely Hearts of Yesterday: Love & Mischief in 19th Century Personal Ads
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Price: $3.49 USD. Words: 10,410. Language: English. Published: May 9, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Entertainment » Humor and satire
Personal advertisements have been around as long as newspapers themselves. If you're curious about what a "matrimonial ad" from the 1800s looked like, this is your book. 19th and early 20th century matrimonial advertisements--along with newspaper stories about romantic advertising adventures gone awry--will lighten your mood and reveal the unchanging optimism of men and women searching for love.
Walt Disney World Swimming Pools 2013: A Planet Explorers Travel Guide for Kids
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 3,410. Language: English. Published: April 22, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Amusement & theme parks
To make the most of your Walt Disney World trip, check out this guidebook to find out what kind of pool your Disney resort will have. You’ll find TONS of great pool pictures inside from all different angles, descriptions of the pool themes, and lots of resort fun facts. There’s even a little information about counter-service food offerings near some of the pools. Excellent!
Epcot: A Planet Explorers Travel Guide for Kids
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,930. Language: English. Published: April 8, 2012. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Amusement & theme parks
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Read through this Epcot travel guide written just for kids aged 8-12 for insider information about what you'll see at every attraction. There are fun facts, tips, restaurant listings and photos for every World Showcase country and Future World pavilion. This 50 page ebook has everything you need. Don't forget to click on the active hyperlinks throughout to learn more about what you'll see!
Planet Explorers Space Mountain: A Travel Guide for Kids
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Price: $1.49 USD. Words: 2,400. Language: English. Published: December 18, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
Space Mountain is one of the most famous theme park rides of all time. And with good reason—this super-fun indoor roller coaster lets riders feel as if they're traveling through outer space. This guidebook has a section for each of the five versions of the ride. Check out the pictures, click on the hyperlinked text, and most of all, share all the fun facts about Space Mountain with your family!
Walt Disney World 2013 Character Finder: A Planet Explorers Travel Guide for Kids
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 3,870. Language: English. Published: December 17, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Travel - Reference
Meeting the characters at Walt Disney World is so fun! You can say hello, shake hands, take a picture, get an autograph, and get a hug. The characters have their favorite spots to hang out inside Walt Disney World...it's nice to know what they are before your trip begins.
Planet Explorers Disney Cruise Line: A Travel Guidebook for Kids
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,840. Language: English. Published: September 21, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Children's Books » People & Places / United States / Other
A Disney Cruise Line vacation is a dream come true! There’s the open ocean, exotic ports of call...and lots of Disney characters on board to keep you entertained. Not to mention the awesome Oceaneers Clubs, pools, on board waterslides, fireworks shows at sea, and practically a whole deck designed just for kids. Pick up Planet Explorers Disney Cruise Line before you go so you don't miss a thing.
Planet Explorers Philadelphia
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 6,100. Language: English. Published: September 14, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
Explore the planet with this Philadelphia guidebook written just for kids. These pages include everything tweens need to know about Philly and nearby attractions. Don't miss the awesome fun facts and active hyperlinks throughout--Planet Explorers guidebooks turn the whole world into a learning experience.
Planet Explorers New York City
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,040. Language: English. Published: August 19, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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Explore the planet with Planet Explorers New York City, a travel guidebook written just for kids. This ebook includes everything a tween needs to know about the Big Apple. From fun facts to history, from attraction highlights to maps, Planet Explorers guides have it all.
Planet Explorers Disneyland
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Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 10,800. Language: English. Published: July 25, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » Specialties & interests
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Explore the planet with this Disneyland Resort guidebook written just for kids. This fun and informative ebook includes everything tweens need to know about Disneyland Resort, including information about attractions, food, shows, Downtown Disney and resorts. From theme park fun facts to Disney history, from ride highlights to quizzes, Planet Explorers guidebooks have it all.
Planet Explorers Chicago
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,040. Language: English. Published: June 29, 2011. Category: Nonfiction » Travel » By region
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Explore the planet with this Chicago guidebook written just for kids. This ebook includes everything your 8-12 year-old needs to know about Chicago and nearby attractions, including the Shedd Aquarium, Lincoln Park Zoo, the Field Museum, Six Flags Great America, as well as notable buildings, parks and stadiums. From fun facts and history, to pictures, maps, and quizzes, this guidebook has it all.