I wish I were a kid again, then I can ask for this book coming out in September, as recommended by kottke, called the atlas obscura explorer’s guide for the world’s most adventurous kid.
The book covers 100 of the world’s
most mesmerizing and mysterious wonders
in 47 countries and all 7 continents. Places like the Devil’s swimming pool in Zambia, Skeleton Lake in India, Blood Falls in Antarctica.
A bit expensive, US$17.95 for hardback only. I bet it’s beautifully illustrated.