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Back to School Books with DK Canada – Reviews

Back to School Books with DK Canada Books – Reviews

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 some back to school books for the kids. 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!

My First Encyclopedia

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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!)

The Incredible Pop-Up Body Book (no longer available)

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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.

Looking for new titles to have creativity at hand? You can find more back to school books, like my family did, on DK Canada’s website! We also connected with them on their FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest pages!

To read more DK Canada book reviews, click HERE!

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



Kamerine Gardam
Kamerine Gardamhttp://www.thelifeofk.ca/
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. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.


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