DK Pocket Genius Books – Facts At Your Fingertips #Review & #Giveaway ~ CAN 09/29

| September 5, 2013 | 53 Comments

Where did the summer go?  It’s back to school and though most kids aren’t real happy about that, I am a little excited to get back into a routine.  The lazy days of summer are being replaced with backpacks and homework.  During the summer months bed and meal times are fairly relaxed around here and it’s a constant battle keeping my little one entertained.  Although, after a while, I do dread making lunches and going a round with my daughter over what she’s going to wear, I have come to appreciate the routine and freedom of the school year.

For kids, September means back to school.  Back into routine of being gone all day, getting to bed earlier and hitting the books after school to get their homework done.  Often, kids will need to look for reference material to complete their assignments.  This is where DK Pocket Genius – Facts At Your Fingertips come in.


Destined to be toted in backpacks everywhere, this new reference series contains on-the-spot information in children’s favorite subject areas. Kids love facts: they want to know about the biggest, fastest, tallest, and oldest everything. The perfect sized books for backpacks, DK’s Pocket Genius series is bright, inviting, concise, and punchy. Featuring essential information, full-color images, glossary, and top ten lists, these books are a brand-new type of encyclopedia for young readers.

Your young reader will love to learn and complete assignments using their DK Pocket Genius series.  Here are the four DK Pocket Genius books that I was given the opportunity to read:  Mammals, Horses, Dinosaurs and Earth.


The Mammals DK Pocket Genius is a 156 page pocket-sized encyclopedia sporting over 200 mammal profiles.  From mammals as small as rats to as large as blue whales.  Find out all about them!  What do they like to eat?  Where do they live?  How big are they?  Each page contains clear and vibrant pictures of the mammal with information about them, things you will be amazed and surprised to know.  Did you know Squirrels can rotate their hind feet backward for better grip when climbing down trees headfirst?  This is just one of the many intriguing facts your young reader will be excited to learn.


The Horses DK Pocket Genius is also a 156 page jammed packed pocket sized encyclopedia  Information from the biggest Shire horse to the smallest pony.  Did you know that horses have been helping people in work, sports and leisure for centuries?  There’s so much to learn – their colours, markings, how big they are and where each breed comes from.  More than 130 horse and pony breeds are profiled in this book.  The horse is a breathtaking animal and DK Pocket Genius photographs bring that to life with sharp images and vibrant colours.


The Dinosaurs DK Pocket Genius will be a favorite amongst many of the young readers.  In this fascinating 156 page reference book there are profiles for 140 prehistoric animals.  Each page contains lifelike illustrations and small tidbits of information on each dinosaur, plus spectacular full-page images!  For more than 150 million years these giant reptiles, dinosaurs, winged pterosaurs and sea monsters dominated the Earth.  Questions about what they looked like, where did they live and what did they ate are all answered here!  Can you imagine running into a bone-crunching Tabosaurus, the most fearsome predator on the plains of China?


Planet Earth is an amazing planet with its deserts, mountains, oceans and forests.  This 156 page mini encyclopedia is packed full of pin-sharp photographs and fascinating facts of the Planet Earth.  There are more than 180 of the Earth’s features profiled including volcanoes, tornadoes, rivers and weather.  There is just so much to learn about the Earth!  What causes earthquakes, where’s the world’s largest glacier and why does climate change happen?  Although tornadoes can be terrifying, they are also intriguing to us.  Read here how a tornado lifted a 91 ton train into the air and tossed it 80 feet away from the train track!

The DK Pocket Genius mini encyclopedias are a big hit in my house.  Although, they are geared towards the eight to fourteen year old reader, everyone enjoyed all four books.  These pocket references may be small but they are jammed full of amazing facts and beautiful photos, a great addition to any family library.

Disclosure:  DK Pocket Genius books were provided for review purposes.  All opinions are my own.


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Hi, my name is Dawn, Community Manager, Social Media Expert and mom. My career went from working as a Senior Administrative Assistant at a high tech company in Ottawa, back to college to become an Early Childhood Educator, throw in a year of Decorating and Home Staging at an Ottawa design school to being in the health care field. My passion is writing and always has been through every stage of my life. I reside in a small town in Ontario and love to network with other parents through Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest. If I am not being a mommy, I am blogging or hanging out at one of the many social media sites. Sometimes multi tasking and doing all three! I enjoy the outdoors, curling up with a good book, yoga and all things mom.

Comments (53)

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  1. Lesley D. says:

    I think the Earth book looks very interesting…my kids are into learning about geography, etc..

  2. Jonnie says:

    We own the ANimals Pocket Genius and it is really in credible. My son refers to it often. The Sharks title looks super interesting.

  3. Joy says:

    Horses looks great!

  4. angela m says:


  5. Marla says:

    Space 🙂

  6. Emily L says:


  7. Laura Moschito says:

    The animal books look great – great photos!

  8. Ira says:

    Rocks and Minerals – I was always fascinated by them.

  9. Josh S says:

    I like the Bugs book.

  10. Julie Bolduc says:

    I like the mammals book

  11. Dreena says:

    “Ancient Egypt” is my pick.

  12. Catharine says:


  13. Michelle B says:

    My kids would love the Space Pocket Genius Book!

  14. LILLIAN BROWN says:

    the Space Pocket Genius Book

  15. Beth Gallinger says:

    I like the Earth Pocket Genius Book.

  16. Sharlene says:

    I like the Dinosaurs book.

  17. sarah stickney says:

    mammals looks interesting

  18. Marjorie R. says:

    I like the space book the best.

  19. Karine says:

    The dinosaurs would be my favorite

  20. Amber says:

    My favourite is Rocks and Minerals. 🙂

  21. Amy C says:

    My favourite is Rocks and Minerals.

  22. Theresa Michalik says:


  23. Carolle Hall says:

    rocks and minerals

  24. pat galas says:

    i would love to read all of them to my great grandkids, but maybe rocks and minerals first

  25. Ashley says:

    I like the mammals book

  26. Beth Rosell says:

    The book on Sharks

  27. Lee-Ann S says:

    Miss R loves Dinosaurs. We’ve borrowed it from the library more times than I can count.

  28. SueSueper says:

    I like the “BUGS” Pocket Book

  29. Angela Mitchell says:

    My daughter would be most interested in the Earth and Space books.

  30. ContestPatti says:

    definitely the rocks & minerals

  31. holly messana says:

    I would love to read up on earth

  32. Jennifer says:

    my kids would love this!

  33. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Ancient Egypt is my favourite, I loved learning all about the ancient Egyptians whilst at school.

  34. krystyl olson says:

    My dd would like earth and my son bugs

  35. Florence C says:

    I gave my grandson the animal pocket genius last year. The Bug ones look interesting also.

  36. Katie says:

    Rocks and minerals would be my pick

  37. Brie says:

    Animals would be my pick my daughter would love these!

  38. Carol Denny says:


  39. Jennifer L. says:

    I like the book on Rocks and minerals.

  40. Suzanne G says:


  41. tennille says:

    My boys are right into Dinosaurs right now (but I would choose the Mammals if it were for me)

  42. sueboobadoo says:

    I think the animal book would be my childs fav

  43. Mary says:

    My little guy would love these books

  44. Heidi C. says:

    My son would love the “Bugs” book!

  45. marie says:

    ancient egypt would be awesome

  46. marie says:

    my daughter would love the animals but i would like the ancient egypt lol

  47. Lynn M says:

    My boys would love the sharks!

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