Back to School with DK Canada and Books #Giveaway ~ CAN 10/31

| October 7, 2014 | 51 Comments

My kids are 3 and 5 and love to read. I feed their love by having a ton of books around and letting them see me read during the day. We go to the library often, but there’s something so nice about owing books. Being able to pull them out again and again, reading them so often that we know the story by heart, or learning new facts about things and places near and far.


DK Canada has books on so many topics that the biggest problem is narrowing it down and only picking a few! This time I chose ones that I thought my kids would be interested in based on their recent questions. You know, the things about the world around them that I maybe should know how to describe but don’t. An encyclopedia, a body book, and a car book to the rescue!

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My First Encyclopedia is the perfect book for finding facts. The book is broken into sections on body and health, everyday life, science and technology, the living planet, our world, and transportation. There is a lot of info in the book and we haven’t made our way through the whole thing yet, but that doesn’t matter. Encyclopedias are perfect to have around and they don’t have to be read cover to cover in one sitting. Kids are asking about why the leaves are falling from the trees? Find the section about trees and learn along with them.

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There are beautiful pictures so that even non-readers will enjoy the encyclopedia. This is a book that I’m glad to own so we can go back to it over the years and learn more about the world around us, without having to make up the answers to the never ending questions (you know you do it too!)

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The Incredible Pop-Up Body Book is incredible! The body that folds out from the pages is almost as tall as me and explains so many things. You can clearly see where the organs go – another thing my kids often ask about – and the muscles, bones, and how the blood circulates. For someone with a background in biology, I appreciate how clear the information is laid out and how easy it is to see how everything fits together. This is another book that doesn’t have to be read all at once and will provide information and entertainment for years to come.

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The last book I chose is part of the Eyewonder series called Cars. We are a car family so I shouldn’t have been surprised when a lot of the information in this book was familiar to my kids. They especially liked the section on Formula1 racing, which is something their dad watches weekly, and karting. As with all the DK Canada books, the pictures that go along with the text are bright and draw the eyes. What I love about this series is the activities that are included, ideas to get the kids moving so they can incorporate what they’ve learned. I don’t know about your kids, but mine can only sit still for so long!

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The Eyewonder series has so many great titles. You can learn about rainforests, the human body, airplanes, ancient rome, and more! We have many books from DK Canada in our house. I’m always impressed with the pictures and the amount of information and my kids pick these up again and again.



Disclosure: I received the above mentioned books for review. All opinions are honest and my own.


DK Canada Giveaway!

 Enter to Win DK Canada’s The Incredible Pop-Up Body Book, My First Encyclopedia and book on Cars!

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Kamerine has been blogging for 10 years, the past four and a half as a mom. She has a 4.5 year old son and a 3 year old daughter who was born at home with only her husband there to help. Completely transformed by that experience Kamerine is now working as a birth doula. She will be writing about her experiences parenting two young children, books her and her children love, and things to do in the city.

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  1. kathy downey says:

    Green eggs and ham is a favourite

  2. DARLENE W says:

    I have so many favourite books that I read to my grandchildren. I prefer a book that is well illustrated if they are too young to follow the meaning of the words they can follow along by the pictures with in it.

    DK Canada provides an outstanding selection of books of which my grandkids and I love to enjoy reading and looking through.

  3. Marina M. says:

    My 3 year old son loves a lot of books. One of his favorites is If you give a mouse a cookie.

  4. JoAnn says:

    Little Critter Books have always been a favorite

  5. Darwin says:

    My son loves any books that has cars in them.

  6. jan says:

    corduroy for right now

  7. Judy Cowan says:

    Love you Forever is a fave!

  8. Bree says:

    My boys love hot wheels books!

  9. KD says:

    My daughter loves many books, especially those by Sandra Boynton or Dennis Lee!

  10. Tiana says:

    My favorite books is The Paper Dolls

  11. Maegan Morin says:

    My sons favorite book is Enigma by Graeme Base!

  12. Jennifer Lo says:

    Charlotte’s Web

  13. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I love the Gruffalo books

  14. Tricia Hope says:

    My favorite book is the Velveteen Rabbit because love makes you real!

  15. wobbles13 says:

    one fish two fish red fish blue fish

  16. Julie G. says:

    The current favourite is called “The Tiger Who Came to Tea.”

  17. Victoria Ess says:

    I love Dr. Seuss books, especially, “Oh the places you’ll go.”

  18. Jonnie says:

    My son’s favorite books are the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series.

  19. Louise says:

    I have so many favourites that it’s hard to pick just one. I love “Hippo’s Go Berserk” as far as board books go. With my eldest I like the Gruffalo and loved when she went through a phase of loving “Where the Wild Things Are”. When I was younger I was a fan of the Narnia Chronicles and can’t wait for my kids to be old enough for those.

  20. beth says:

    My kids have always loved ‘Dont rock the boat’

  21. newfiechick72 says:

    Alice in Wonderland

  22. Janet says:

    My 22-month-old loves “Trains Go”. My 3.5-year-old is into the Chicka Chicka books.

  23. Viv Sluys says:

    My kids are constantly changing what their favourite book is. My youngest (2) loves any book with animals or cars, I think Clifford books are her favourite. My middle child (4) is really into Berenstain Bears books right now. My oldest (6) is reading anything that is an information book lately.

  24. Juliee Fitze says:

    Any book that has Elmo in it or Abby.

  25. Karine says:

    There are a lot but I love the Love You Forever book

  26. Lee-Ann S says:

    Starlight Baby!

  27. Nicole says:

    My son loves the Gruffalo!

  28. Pat B says:

    the Where’s Waldo books

  29. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    All of the Dr Seuss books

  30. Narathip Wall @ Learn to be a Mom says:

    She love Green eggs and ham. She pretty much can tell the story without book by now. (Me too.)lol

  31. M Gibb says:

    Dr. Seuss books

  32. SueSueper says:

    Anything Scooby Doo is the favorite here.

  33. Christine B says:

    We really enjoy Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus as well as others by mo willems.

  34. jan says:

    any Bernstein Bears

  35. holly o'gorman says:

    My daughter doesn’t have one favorite. She seems to have a new favorite book each week, but Little Pea is one we often go back to.

  36. Anna W says:

    My kids love all of the Goosebumps books.

  37. Marilyn Legault says:

    they love all pop up books, so would love the body book

  38. Casey Miller says:

    She loves Geronimo Stilton

  39. Rene says:

    My 20-month old is super into Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr Seuss!

  40. Angela Mitchell says:

    My daughter’s favourite book is the Judy Moody series.

  41. Heidi C. says:

    My little guys’ favourite book is Goodnight Moon.

  42. Nicole says:

    My son loves the Gruffalo

  43. Pam says:

    Our latest favourites are the Franklin series – great characters and illustrations, and always a good life lesson learned!

  44. Amy C says:

    My kids favourite book is whatever book that they are currently reading. Their favourite book is always changing sometimes daily or weekly. They love to read.

  45. Narathip Wall @ Learn to be a Mom says:

    My daughter’s favorite book is Green Eggs and ham.

  46. angela m says:

    My daughter loves curious George books

  47. Andrea Amy says:

    The books they like are constantly changing. Some of their favourites include chicka chicka boom boom, anything Clifford the big red dog, The Monster at the End of this book, Another monster at the end of this book, and anything Dr Seuss.

  48. Silvia D says:

    Disney books and Dr. Suess

  49. jan says:

    any bear book

  50. Amanda Neilson says:

    My daughter is obsessed with Little Critter and Robert Munsch right now 🙂

  51. Lian says:

    My children love The Lorax!

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