Earth Day is all but here! April 22nd is the day marked on our calendars to recognize our planet and to appreciate it. There are so many ways people can learn more about the earth and to celebrate the day. DK Canada wants to help families get Earth Day ready by sharing their selection of books that are all about our planet and what makes it so fantastic. They asked me to review three books from their Earth Day Boutique to see if my family could benefit from the information they would share with us.
Be Earth Day Ready
Below are the titles I chose from DK Canada to get my family ready for Earth Day:
Want to create a with your family this Earth Day? The Bee Book is a great way to get them in the spirit of the occasion by teaching them just about everything they wanted to know about these insightful insects. It shares details about different types of bees, ideas on attracting bees to your garden, tips to follow on becoming a beekeeper and lays out recipes to create numerous items to use for personal and home use.
The section I was most interested in was “Attracting Bees.” My other half and I are getting our younger kids into wanting to improve the plight of the dropping bee population. We have started to grow flowers that will help to enhance their foraging opportunities. This title teaches readers what type of plants they should have in their yard, why growing flowers that are breed to look fabulous may not be the best for bees to visit and why flowers with a simple structure are best for attracting bees to your garden. We will put these tips into play when we start putting our garden together this year.
Earth: The Definitive Visual Guide takes readers by the hand on a bright and educational adventure around our planet. This reference book touches on various topics about our planet, from land, weather, water, and the atmosphere. Earth also talks about some our world’s most important, unique and most dangerous features.
There was so much to take in and learn in Earth! The pictures and photos mixed with the details this book shared were fabulous. I spent many minutes admiring the details on each page. One area I absolutely loved was “Shelves and Plains” in the Oceans and Seas section of this book. I learned what makes up the continental margins off the coastlines of the land, why the abyssal plains are fascinating and how thick ocean sediments can be in certain parts of the ocean floor. This is a book I would not have trouble picking up to read over and over again.
Want your kids to learn more about the earth in a more interactive way? Utterly Amazing Earth is a fun book to introduce younger readers to what makes the world tick. Kids can crack open the cover to learn about water cycles, earthquakes, seasons and volcanoes. The best part about this book is that learning is helped along with the use of pop-ups, flaps and spinning diagrams that bring learning to life.
Though my younger daughter really enjoyed finding out what certain precious gems look like before they are polished, she got the best kick out of making a volcano erupt. She was so excited, she kept shouting “Kaboom!” while she pulled the tab to make the explosion happen. She then called her brother over to watch her make this event happen for about twenty minutes. The diagram for the water cycle also fascinated her and she learned more about this important this cycle is to our planet. Both of my little ones are now huge fans of this title and have fun reading it.
These are only a few of the awesome titles families can find to get ready for Earth Day. Want to find more titles from DK Canada? Visit them on their website, and connect with them on their Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest pages for more ideas!
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Disclaimer: I received products from DK Canada in order to write this review. The views I share are my own.