Back to School Learning Fun with DK Canada #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/01

| October 3, 2019 | 133 Comments

Let the back to school learning begin! Kids are now in the back to school groove at this time of year and finding a bit of fun to enjoy it can be hard. DK Canada wants to help break up the ho-humness of going back to school with books that bring fun to learning! They asked my family if they could send us a few titles that would add smiles to our faces. We were excited to see how much fun we would have with these books!  

Back to School Learning Fun with DK Canada 

Below are the three books we received to have back to school fun at home:

Back to School Learning Fun with DK Canada
DK Canada Book covers on a desk.

Learning coding through crafting

My kids are great storytellers. Their imaginations come to life when they share the stories they have in their minds. How to Be a Coder makes learning code for kids easier to understand by breaking it down into smaller pieces. This allows them to take in what they are learning better. Different activities are featured to make certain aspects of coding relatable to users such as how functions work by using paper fortune tellers. Kids can then take this knowledge to build programs in Scratch 3.0.

Back to School Learning Fun with DK Canada
How to Be a Coder book cover.

The “Abstraction Story” section of this book helps young coders to see the big picture, then to break it down to create the basics of the program and to add details later. The instructions were so great for them to follow. They really liked seeing how to break down a story the way they are asked to by using the pictures in the comic strip. They had a blast trying this method to help them put together a fun coding program!

Finding answers through questions

Kids have so many questions about the world. We encourage them to fins some of the answers in some of the books we have around our home. Sometimes, They are not able to find the answers they are seeking.

Smithsonian The New Children’sEncyclopedia is filled with amazing facts for kids to discover through maps, diagrams, beautiful images, charts, and timelines. This title helps young readers add to their knowledge on various topics such as math, history, geography, science, politics and more!

Back to School Learning Fun with DK Canada
Smithsonian The New Children’s Encyclopedia book cover.

Insects are a subject of fascination for my kids. They love watching them in our backyard while they live their lives. Both of my kids have so many questions about insects and want to know more about these animals. This title shares a lot of details about our outdoor neighbours. My kids love looking at their body parts, how their mouths vary, and the differences between a bee and a wasp. Both of my kids kept pointing and reading this part of the book. They were in awe with it and pick it up to read as much as they can.

Back to School Learning Fun with DK Canada
How to Be a Coder “The Abstraction Story” section.

Learning in a twisted way

Learning should be fun. Adding interesting ways to get the information across to kids is a good way to do it. One Million Things makes learning interesting by presenting them with a twist. Each topic this book tackles shares images that are sure not to bore young readers. This reference book covers subjects such as nature, science, history, the human body, technology and more. 

Back to School Learning Fun with DK Canada
One Million Things book cover.

Hands down, “Body Systems” is one of our favourite sections of this book. Not only does it lay out the major organs that make our body work, the twist is how it is presented. Each part is depicted as knitted versions of themselves. It makes seeing each of these parts less jarring and more fun to young learners. We also love how each part is described in a simple way for kids to understand well.

Back to School Learning Fun with DK Canada
One Million Things “Body Systems” section.

Having fun learning 

My family had a lot of fun learning while reading with books from DK Canada. My daughter loved crafting while learning the basics of coding with How to Be a Coder. Even my kids enjoyed finding answers to the questions they have with Smithsonian The New Children’s Encyclopedia.We have a lot of fun learning with a twist with One Million Things. We are so happy to have these titles to refer to for all of the things we want to learn about. Each book adds so much fun to the learning my kids are doing during this school year.

Back to School Learning Fun with DK Canada
Back to School Learning Fun with DK Canada

Looking for new titles to jump into imaginative worlds? You can find more books, like my family did, on DK Canada’s website! We also connected with them on their FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest pages!

Disclaimer: I received books from DK Canada to write this review. The views I share are my own.

A DK Canada Books Giveaway!

Back to School Learning Fun with DK Canada
DK Canada Book covers on a desk.

DK Canada would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower to enjoy back to school learning by giving away all three books we shared in our review! These books are:

The ARV of this prize package is $75!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on November 1st, 2019.

Good luck!

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If there are any issues with this giveaway, please email us at ottawamommyclub@hotmail.com.Rules: Open to Canadian residents 18 +. You have 48 hours to reply by email once you are notified as the winner. If you don’t, we will draw another entry. Prize is non-transferable. No substitution or cash equivalent of prizes is permitted. The selected winner must correctly answer a mathematical question in order to win the prize mentioned above. The Ottawa Mommy Club is not responsible for prize fulfillment and for the delivery/shipment of the prize(s) mentioned above. For our complete set of rules, please click here.

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  1. Angie Andrews says:

    Battles that changed History would be a fascinating book for my family

  2. Shirley P says:

    Help Your Kids with Math shows parents how to work with their kids to solve math problems step-by-step.

  3. Sarah says:

    My daughter is incredibly curious and I think she would really enjoy the Million Little Things book.

  4. Heather Swanson says:

    One Million Things

  5. micheline says:

    “One Million Things” would help my granddaughter learn and have fun this Back to School season. Looks like a really fun book.

  6. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    My grandkids would love the Smithsonian The New Children’s Encyclopedia and I think that kids of all ages would enjoy the book One Million Things because it’s visual.

  7. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Knowledge Encyclopedia would be a great one for my grandkids to learn more.

  8. Dianne G. says:

    I think my grandchildren would enjoy the book One Million Things – A Visual Encyclopedia.

  9. Dianne G. says:

    We would like the book The Wonders Of Nature.

  10. Katie o says:

    These look like great books for my classroom

  11. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    The Wonders of Nature sounds like an interesting book with lots of new information for my grandkids too.

  12. Silvia D says:

    The Wonders of Nature would be full of learning and interesting book for the family!

  13. Amy C says:

    My kids would have lots of fun with One Million Things: A Visual Encyclopedia

  14. Kaylee says:

    Definitely the New Children’s Encyclopedia!!!!

  15. Shirley P says:

    What’s the Point of Math has crazy facts, magic tricks, and mathematical brainteasers it would be fun to read

  16. Jenny says:

    my kids would love the One Million Things: A Visual Encyclopedia book!

  17. Maureen Anderson says:

    My grandson would love the Coder book.

  18. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I believe that we’d all enjoy and learn from Zoology.

  19. Silvia D says:

    Ice … would be an interesting book to add to our family library!

  20. Ed says:

    Would love to add the One Million things book to our library.

  21. Dianne G. says:

    We would enjoy reading Through the Animal Kingdom.

  22. Brad says:

    One Million Things would be great.

  23. Angie Andrews says:

    We would love to add the Zoology book to our bookshelf. We all love animals and love to learn about them

  24. Ivy Pluchinsky says:

    Ask a Scientist would be a helpful book for our family

  25. Silvia D says:

    would love to add … The LEGO Book of Bedtime Builds to our family library!

  26. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Ice sounds like a really interesting book that I’d love to read.

  27. Dianne G. says:

    My Very Important World would be a good book to learn from.

  28. Peggy D says:

    1 million things – A Visual Encyclopedia looks like something our household would love to learn from this fall!

  29. Wanda B says:

    I think the favourite would be Battles That Changed History.

  30. Theresa C. says:

    The Smithsonian The New Children’s Encyclopedia would be an incredible learning tool for my grandson!

  31. Angie Andrews says:

    The Ecology book would be great for my family

  32. Pam says:

    My kids would enjoy the “One Million Things” book since it is quite different than other reference books they have used

  33. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Ultimate Star Wars New Edition would definitely be a book that my son and his kids would love to add to their library.

  34. Shirley P says:

    The Wonders of Nature a collection of amazing animals, plants, rocks and minerals, and microorganisms

  35. Dianne G. says:

    The book Animals Up Close would be very educational.

  36. Carole D says:

    Birds of Western Canada 2nd Edition would be a great addition to our home library!

  37. Marlene V says:

    My kids would love the One Million Things: A Visual Encyclopedia

  38. Israel Y says:

    One Million Things book looks great

  39. Shirley P says:

    Through the Animal Kingdom journey through these habitats to discover the secret lives of the animals that live there

  40. kim says:

    My nephew would love Battles that Changed History.

  41. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    LEGO® Harry Potter™ Trivia Quiz is one that my grandkids & their dad would love (and know all the answers!) but despite that would be lots of fun.

  42. Silvia D says:

    love to add the book … Photography.. to our family library!

  43. Devon Pickford says:

    We’d love The Marvel Book in our house!

  44. Dianne G. says:

    The book DK Life Stories Jane Goodall would be a good one to add to our library.

  45. Linda says:

    My kids would really like the book One Million Things.

  46. Shirley P says:

    Zoology From tiny insects to sleek sharks and majestic elephants, this book invites you to explore the animal kingdom up close – from nose to tail.

  47. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life would be a great book to add to our library.

  48. Silvia D says:

    Explorers would an interesting book for the family

  49. Dianne G. says:

    We would like to add the book Unlock Your Imagination – 250 Boredom Busters.

  50. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’d love to have Propagating Plants added to my library, lots of useful and interesting content in that book I’m sure.

  51. Dianne G. says:

    We would like to add Animals Up Close to our library.

  52. Reese says:

    One Million Things

  53. Wanda B says:

    I think “One Million Things” would be wonderful.

  54. Shirley says:

    Explanatorium of Science is the only science encyclopedia for children you’ll ever need, with amazing photography that shows and explains how chemistry, physics, and biology work.

  55. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    DK Eyewitness Canada would be a great book to have, especially when guests from Europe come to visit.

  56. Aarone M says:

    the star wars book looks terrific

  57. Angie Andrews says:

    The Wonders of Nature looks like a great book to add

  58. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    DK Life Stories Harriet Tubman, I find this sort of book compelling, very interesting indeed. Good reading for my grandkids too.

  59. Wanda B says:

    One Million Things would be an amazing book to have.

  60. Shirley P says:

    My Very Important World – this encyclopedia of discovery will entertain, educate, and inspire readers to wonder about the world around them.

  61. Dianne G. says:

    We would enjoy the book Hello Hedgehog.

  62. Anna says:

    How to be a Coder seems interesting.

  63. Angie Andrews says:

    Wildlife of the World looks like a beautiful book would love this on my bookshelf

  64. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Creak! Squeak! Halloween would be fun for when my younger grandkids come to visit.

  65. Dianne G. says:

    Explanatorium of Nature looks like a book we would enjoy.

  66. Silvia D says:

    would love to add … Myths, Legends, and Sacred Stores: A Visual Encyclopedia to our library

  67. Shirley says:

    Yoga For Kids is full of helpful inspiration for trying out children’s yoga

  68. My kids are super into coding right now.

  69. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Simple Steps to Success: Orchids would be a book for me 🙂

  70. Dianne G. says:

    DK Eyewitness Books: Mythology would be an interesting book.

  71. Shirley says:

    Coding Games in Scratch A step-by-step visual guide to building your own computer games using Scratch 3.0

  72. Tonya Cowle says:

    My kids would love Million Little Things.
    We also have a child who is started to become interested in coding, so that would be awesome too!

  73. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    The Flower Book is a book that I’d love to have in my library.

  74. Dianne G. says:

    We would like to add Manmade Wonders of the World to our library.

  75. Shirley says:

    How Science Works explore answers to questions on 70 topics in the areas of matter, physics, energy,

  76. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Small Space Garden Ideas would be ideal for me since I only have a patio for my plants.

  77. Lisa Kahn says:

    These look amazing. Thanks for the chance.

  78. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to add Digital Photographer’s Handbook to our library.

  79. Angie Andrews says:

    One Million Things looks good

  80. Shirley P says:

    Tech Lab has educational activities and projects that focus on electronics and technology.

  81. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to add the book Ice to our library.

  82. Shirley P says:

    Digital Photography Essentials would be a nice book to keep up with the changing world of digital photography,

  83. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to add the book The Self-Sufficient Life and How to Live It to our library.

  84. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to add the book The Magic and Mystery of Trees to our home library.

  85. angie andrews says:

    Where to go and when would be interesting

  86. Silvia D says:

    I would love to add the book ..Spaceflight … to our library

  87. Shirley P says:

    Coding Games in Python shows how to construct a complete working game in simple numbered steps

  88. Dianne G. says:

    We would like to add the book Dinosaurs and Prehistoric Life to our library.

  89. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    POCKET COLLECTIBLES: Costume Jewelry would be another book I’d love to have.

  90. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    DK Eyewitness Books: Medieval Life would fascinate my grandkids.

  91. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to add Life In The Wild to our library.

  92. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    The Smithsonian The New Children’s Encyclopedia would be fantastic for my kids.

  93. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’d love to have DK Eyewitness Back Roads Great Britain.

  94. Dianne G. says:

    We would like the book Grow All You Can Eat in Three Square Feet for our library.

  95. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    1001 Natural Remedies would come in useful no doubt.

  96. Shirley says:

    Stephen Biesty’s More Incredible Cross-sections looks interesting

  97. Aarone M says:

    the wonders of nature

  98. Dianne G. says:

    We would like to add the book Canadian Gardener’s Guide 3rd Edition to our library.

  99. Silvia D says:

    a book I would love to add to our library is … Birds of Western Canada 2nd Edition

  100. Wanda B says:

    My Very Important World would be great.

  101. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    DK Eyewitness Top 10 San Diego would be a huge help when I go to San Diego.

  102. Dianne G. says:

    We would like to add the book Board Games in 100 Moves to our library since we really enjoy playing board games.

  103. Wanda B says:

    One Million Things would be an incredible book to have.

  104. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    DK Eyewitness Back Roads France is another book that would take me to places off the beaten track 🙂

  105. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to add the book Battle at Sea to our library.

  106. Wanda B says:

    We would really love One Million Things.

  107. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    DK Eyewitness Books: Insect could be very interesting too. Perhaps there are also tips to protect us against mosquitoes.

  108. Precilla N. says:

    I think the Smithsonian The New Children’s Encyclopedia would help my kids

  109. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to add the book Small Plot, Big Harvest to our library.

  110. angie andrews says:

    I would love to add My Very Important World

  111. Shirley says:

    I would like to read the book Ice – an epic journey from the ice age to modern day

  112. Wanda B says:

    One Million Things would be just wonderful.

  113. Dianne G. says:

    We would like to add the book The Art of Digital Photography to our library.

  114. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’d like to add DK Eyewitness Books: Ancient Civilizations to my library

  115. Allison says:

    The Smithsonian Children’s Encyclopedia would be great for my grandsons, they are so curious.

  116. Shirley says:

    The Stars – visual guide to exploring all the marvels of the stars, the Milky Way, and the universe beyond

  117. angie andrews says:

    Explanatorium of Science would be great

  118. Wanda B says:

    One Million Things looks amazing!

  119. sarah alexis says:

    My son would LOVE How to Be a Coder – he is so into that!

  120. Dianne G. says:

    First Aid Fast for Babies and Children 2nd Canadian Edition would be a great book to have in our home for emergencies.

  121. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    DK Eyewitness Back Roads France would take me places many other tourists don’t know about.

  122. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I love Denmark where I lived and worked for a couple of years and the other Scandanavian countries would also be fun to visit so DK Eyewitness Norway would be a good place to start. I’ve always fancied seeing their fjords.

  123. angie andrews says:

    Timelines of History would be a great book to add to our bookshelf

  124. Shirley says:

    Knowledge Encyclopedia History – visual encyclopedia of the events of the past

  125. Wanda B says:

    The New Children’s Encyclopedia would be pretty amazing.

  126. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    DK Eyewitness Back Roads California would be marvellous before travelling there.

  127. I think the favorite would definitely be One Million Things: A Visual Encyclopedia.

  128. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to add the book – About Where To Go When to our library and discover some of the beautiful places in the world to visit.

  129. angie andrews says:

    Battles that Changed History

  130. Wanda B says:

    The New Children’s Encyclopedia would be just wonderful!

  131. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I have been to Australia a couple of times but never made it across to New Zealand which I’d love to visit so for now the DK Eyewitness New Zealand will have to suffice.

  132. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    knowledge encyclopeida

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