Fun Back to School Learning with DK Canada #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 11/09

| October 4, 2018 | 41 Comments

Fun Back to School Learning with DK Canada

Back to school. It is the time of the year when my kids want more answers to some of the things they are learning at school. I love that they are so full of curiosity, but there are times that I am not able to supply all of the answers for them. DK Canada wants families to love learning during this time of year with help from their extensive collection of books. They asked my family if we would like to have three books to help make going back to school learning more fun, and we were excited to get learning!

Below are the three books my family received to get us going back to school this school year:


Fun Back to School Learning with DK Canada

The STEAM Team, The Arts: A Visual Encyclopedia, andSmithsonian: Knowledge Encyclopedia book covers.


Teamwork with STEAM

My kids are excited about how the world works. They ask so many questions and get excited about what they are learning. The STEAM Team shares answers to the questions my young learners ask with help from the STEAM Team: five cute characters that represent the subjects of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math). They help readers understand many different concepts that are found in nature, the human body, robotics, chemistry and more with simple explanations and fun facts.


Fun Back to School Learning with DK Canada

The STEAM Team book cover.


“The Solar System” section is a favourite with my kids.  They had a blast learning snippets about each of the planets in our solar system, the sun and other aspects of our universe.  The information was put across so well for young children. They are still repeating what they have learned to us and are proud about what they have learned.

Deconstructing the arts

I have always loved art. There is something about how an artist is able to convey their thoughts and feelings with a piece that amazes me. There are so many things I want to know about each piece, yet I would not be able to initially pick up on a first viewing. The Arts: A Visual Encyclopedia allows readers to find out the history, some of the meanings, and hidden messages behind a selection of the world’s most popular pieces of art.


Fun Back to School Learning with DK Canada

The Arts: A Visual Encyclopedia book cover.


This book is so interesting to read. Learning about the history and mysteries behind many of these pieces of art was so fascinating. I learned so much about what Hans Holbein put into his work “The Ambassadors.” I found out who the two figures were in the painting, the why this piece was commissioned, and the reasons why certain items were in this piece. I also learned about the mood of Holbein was trying to share in this piece. It was interesting because of the climate of the times these men were living in. I could read this book over and over again!

Learning, one cell at a time

There is so much to learn about the world we live in. One of the questions I am asked by my kids is why they look the way they are. Smithsonian: Knowledge Encyclopedia is a great book to turn to for a more comprehensive answer to these questions. With its simple explanations and 3D rendered images get readers excited to explore what makes our world tick.


Fun Back to School Learning with DK Canada

Smithsonian: Knowledge Encyclopedia book cover.


One section of this book that helped my kids answer their questions was “Building Blocks.” We learned about what cells are, their composition, their function, different types of cells, and how new ones are created. I am a huge fan of how easy it was to learn about different topic in this book. We could understand each section and could see what we were learning at the same time. The visuals within this book are amazing! They make the text bounce off the page and come alive. We really enjoyed discovering more about our world from the pages of this book.

Learning the whole family will enjoy

Overall, my family really enjoyed the books we received from DK Canada to get ready for Back to School. We were able to understand more about parts of our world we had questions about in a fun and interesting way. The information we learned from each book was easy to take in. The visuals in each of these titles are stunning and informative. It made reading each of them so much easier. We love diving into them whenever we need to learn more about our world.


Fun Back to School Learning with DK Canada

Fun Back to School Learning with DK Canada


Would your family to get Back to School ready in a fun way? Discover more titles like my family did on DK Canada’s website, and connect with them on their FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest pages!

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


A DK Canada Books Giveaway!


Fun Back to School Learning with DK Canada

The STEAM Team, The Arts: A Visual Encyclopedia, andSmithsonian: Knowledge Encyclopedia book covers.


Would you like for your family to love what they are reading to get ready to go back to school? DK Canada is giving one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower all three books featured in this review! These titles are:


The ARV of this prize package is $75!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on November 9th, 2018.

Good luck!


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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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About the Author ()

My name is Lian Wright. Born in Toronto, I came to Ottawa as a student to study Political Science at Carleton University, and came away with an Honours Degree, and decided to stay. I'm a huge sports fan, have a love of reading, and like experiencing new things whenever I can. I am now a mother of three children (11, 1 and 7 months old) and am kept constantly on my toes. My blog, Pieces of Me, is my way of sharing what I have enjoyed and encountered in my life so far as a mother. So far, being a mom has had it's expected ups and downs, but that's what makes being a parent so fulfilling for me. I've loved and learned from what's happened so far, and I can't wait to see what's in store for me next. I hope you enjoy the journey with me!

Comments (41)

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  1. Sarah says:

    The Steam Team would be fantastic for my daughter! I have been trying to encourage her interests. Thanks! 🙂

  2. Sarah says:

    Eat feel fresh and Yoga for Kids would be great to own as well. Thanks!

  3. kathy downey says:

    Those books are so nice Teamwork with STEAM would certainly be a hit in our home !

  4. Heather Swanson says:

    Steam Team looks fun!

  5. jan says:

    She loves science, so I’d like to keep that interest up with The STEAM Team

  6. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    The Smithsonian: Knowledge Encyclopedia would be awesome

  7. Silvia D says:

    I think the book … Smithsonian: Knowledge Encyclopedia would be great for the kids!

  8. Carol Oddy says:

    My son is no longer small but if he was I would check these books out as a learning tool !

  9. Silvia D says:

    one book from DK I would like is… What Plant Where Encyclopedia

  10. Dianne G. says:

    My grandchildren all like science so I think they would enjoy learning from the book Steam Team.

  11. Dianne G. says:

    My grandchildren would enjoy The LEGO Book New Edition

  12. Ed says:

    My kids would love the Steam Team book.

  13. DebP says:

    The one I would choose would be the Smithsonian: Knowledge Encyclopedia.

  14. Lorna Webster says:

    The Steam Team looks amazing!

  15. Anne Derkat says:

    I would choose the Smithsonian: Knowledge Encyclopedia because it’s such a fabulous place to visit and I’m sure the books are the same.

  16. Linda says:

    The Steam Team book would help our family get in back-to-school mode.

  17. intensev5 says:

    My kids would love the Smithsonian: Knowledge Encyclopedia
    Marlene V.

  18. Marc-Andre Taillefer says:

    Steam Team looks fun!

  19. hmrcarlson says:

    My boys would like the Smithsonian: Knowledge Encyclopedia.

  20. ivy pluchinsky says:

    Smithsonian: Knowledge Encyclopedia would be a cool book to have

  21. Maxine Perreault says:

    The Smithsonian knowledge encyclopedia would be so much fun for my nephew!

  22. Dianne G says:

    I would like the book Dinosaur A to Z.

  23. Sarah says:

    Record breakers and Baby Robot would be fun to own as well. Thanks

  24. karinespace says:

    We’d be super stoked for the knowledge encyclopedia! Thanks:)

  25. Silvia D says:

    Complete Wellness is another great book

  26. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    My kids would love The Arts: A Visual Encyclopedia.

  27. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to get the book Homemade Holiday from DK Books.

  28. Rosa Cross says:

    Smithsonian: Knowledge Encyclopedia would help us.

  29. Shelley Butcher says:

    My granddaughter is an amazing artist and would love The Arts:A Visual Encyclopedia. 👩‍🎨🎨🖼

  30. Kim says:

    We’d like the Smithsonian: Knowledge Encyclopedia – we love learning new facts.

  31. Dianne G says:

    I would like to get the book Pasta Reinvented so I could learn to make different pastas.

  32. Dianne G says:

    I would like to get the book The Kitchen Garden.

  33. Israel Y says:

    My kids would love the Smithsonian: Knowledge Encyclopedia

  34. Jennifer P. says:

    Honestly I think all of these books would be awesome and I know my kids would love them! Probably the Smithsonian: Knowledge Encyclopedia would be the most useful for back to school because it would have lots of varied information that my kids would find interesting.

  35. Dianne G says:

    I would like to get the book Baby Touch and Feel Merry Christmas for my youngest granddaughter.

  36. Wendy Jensen says:

    The Steam Team would be the book for our family.

  37. Dianne G says:

    I would like to get Eat Better, Live Longer.

  38. karinespace says:

    The knowledge encyclopedia would be awesome!! Thanks

  39. Dianne G. says:

    Timelines of Everything looks like an interesting book.

  40. Jennifer Alford says:

    some awesome books for the kiddos

  41. Dianne G says:

    I would like the Science is Magic book for my oldest grandson.

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