World's Coolest Jobs

Author(s): Lonely Planet

Kid's Non-Fiction | April 2020 New Releases

From dinosaur palaeontologist and snake-venom collector to water slide tester, Tower of London Ravenmaster, octopus keeper and panda nanny, discover the most fun, surprising and enjoyable jobs found on planet Earth - and see just how different and amazing the world of work can be.


Find out how to be a:



  • Motion capture actor and bring to life monsters, animals and more

  • Snake venom collector and collect poison from deadly serpents with your hands

  • Wildlife photographer and capture the world's most incredible creatures on film

  • Professional magician and tour the world inspiring mystery and wonder

  • Costume designer and bring famous film and stage characters to life

  • Sand sculptor and spend your days creating amazing sandcastles out of sand and water

  • London Dungeon actor and scare people silly through hundreds of years of history

  • Wax sculptor and recreate the world's most famous people for Madame Tussauds

  • Computer game designer and create new and exciting virtual worlds to explore

  • Hot air balloon pilot and take to the skies like a giant bird

  • Dinosaur palaeontologist and dig up huge prehistoric fossils all around the world

  • Ostrich babysitter and look after these feisty flightless birds

  • Volcanologist and study the Earth's lava-spewing secrets

  • NASA astronaut and explore everything from asteroids to auroras deep in space

  • Sloth rehabilitator and rescue, rehome and release sloths in tropical Costa Rica


And more jobs which we bet you haven't even imagined!


About Lonely Planet Kids:Lonely Planet Kids - an imprint of the world's leading travel authority Lonely Planet - published its first book in 2011. Over the past 45 years, Lonely Planet has grown a dedicated global community of travellers, many of whom are now sharing a passion for exploration with their children. Lonely Planet Kids educates and encourages young readers at home and in school to learn about the world with engaging books on culture, sociology, geography, nature, history, space and more. We want to inspire the next generation of global citizens and help kids and their parents to approach life in a way that makes every day an adventure. Come explore!

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  • : 9781788689243
  • : Lonely Planet Global Limited
  • : Lonely Planet Kids
  • : April 2020
  • : .26 Inches X 7.28 Inches X 9.45 Inches
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  • : Paperback
  • : Lonely Planet