About Us

Laura Schaefer founded Planet Explorers in 2011. Her goal is to make each ebook a rich and colorful source of information and family fun. Our hope is that each title will act as a springboard for kids to indulge their natural curiosity for geography, history and science. To do this, links are provided throughout each guide to give readers more information about everything under the sun. To contact Planet Explorers, please send an email to planetexplorers3000 [at] gmail [dot] com.


Planet Explorers Walt Disney World press release:

Author Laura Schaefer (The Teashop Girls, The Secret Ingredient) Releases Children’s E-Book Guide to Walt Disney World

Contacts: Laura Schaefer  ljsch22@gmail.com

Laura Schaefer, author of The Teashop Girls (Simon & Schuster 2009) and The Secret Ingredient (Simon & Schuster 2011) has a new series of e-books for kids entitled Planet Explorers. Her first title, Planet Explorers Walt Disney World, is a guidebook to the parks for readers aged 8-12. With fun facts, tips, and active hyperlinks for kids who want to dig a little deeper into everything Disney, the e-books are designed to be read on smart phones, Kindles, Nooks, or iPads. They are competitively priced at $2.99 per copy at Amazon.com and Smashwords.com.


“I wanted to give kids an easy way to become Walt Disney World experts without having to carrying around an actual book,” explains Schaefer. “The Planet Explorers guides live right on a phone, which most ‘tweens would have with them during a day at the parks anyway.” More exciting, explains Schaefer, is the fact that e-book technology allows readers to jump from information about the Pirates of the Caribbean attraction to a website about notorious real-life pirates such as Blackbeard. “The e-book format is perfect for young readers,” she says. “A kid can quickly check out the height requirement for The Twilight Zone Tower of Terror, and then read a little bit about classic Twilight Zone episodes while they wait in line. It’s all there, linked and ready to go. Writing Planet Explorers Walt Disney World was a blast.”


Schaefer’s family has been visiting WDW for decades. “I think my first trip to Magic Kingdom was in utero,” she explains. “We’re DVC members, and I visit Disney at least twice a year. My brother and sister-in-law, who live in Celebration, were also a big help as I was writing. They’re natural fact-checkers.”


Planet Explorers Walt Disney World is the first in a series of travel guidebooks for kids. Planet Explorers Chicago is also available online. Next up? Planet Explorers New York City, followed by Planet Explorers Disneyland. “I loved traveling as a kid,” says Schaefer. “I want to empower my readers to be part of planning vacations with their parents. That way, it’s more fun for the whole family.”


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Planet Explorers on CurrClick Press Release:

FOR RELEASE ON OCTOBER 1, 2011 Planet Explorers Publishing Signs on to CurrClick.com

[Madison, Wisconsin] — The era of digital delivery is here and Planet Explorers is at the forefront.  You can now easily download our education material 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at CurrClick.com.

We are happy to announce that we’ve teamed up with CurrClick.com and can now offer you, our customers, homeschool and educational products as secure eBooks on this exciting, new site.  Check out our eBook educational products right now by visiting www.currclick.com.

CurrClick.com is the only eBook and audio book site specializing in Homeschool curriculum.  This dynamic and user friendly site employs the latest Adobe server technology, allowing us to make our full line of products available to you easily, instantly, cheaply and completely free of shipping costs. Currclick.com takes extra books off your bookshelf and puts them on your computer or CD-Rom, saving you much needed space. No longer will you be plagued by broken or missing audio cassettes and CD’s, or drink-stained workbook pages! Your books will now be effortlessly stored, as small, easy-to-use files on computer or disc, to be viewed or printed at your convenience.