Gaze to the Stars and Beyond with DK Canada #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 08/16

| July 18, 2019 | 93 Comments

Gaze to the Stars and Beyond with DK Canada

The stars, planets, and other objects in space are sources of interest my family can’t get enough of! We love gazing towards the skies and wonder more about what is out there. DK Canada wants readers to learn more about our universe with their collection of amazing books to learn from. They asked us if we would like to have some books to help us increase our love of the universe. We could not wait to find out more about what lies beyond our Earth! 

Below are the titles we received to gaze to the stars and beyond this summer:

Gaze to the Stars and Beyond with DK Canada
Gaze to the Stars and Beyond with DK Canada

Learning what’s beyond Earth’s boundaries

My kids are adventurers. They ask so many questions about what lies beyond the borders of our Earth. Space: A Visual Encyclopedia helps readers explore space in a fun way. Beautiful photos, charts, stories, and interviews give young learners a look into what is waiting for us to explore in space.

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Space: A Visual Encyclopedia book cover.

Reading the “Birth of the Universe” section of Space was an eye-opener! I was amazed at how much happened within the three minutes of the beginning of our universe. This visual encyclopedia simply lays out how the universe went from a fraction of an atom to the size of our Milky Way. It was also interesting to learn about the important role particles like quirks and electrons play in building everything on our planet and beyond.

Gaze to the Stars and Beyond with DK Canada
“The birth of the universe” section of Space: A Visual Encyclopedia.

Travel beyond Earth’s borders

My littles are so interested in space travel. DK Eyewitness Books: Space Exploration gives readers answers to some of their questions about space technology. From weather prediction with satellites to a day in the life of an astronaut, this book gives a great foundation to learning about space travel.

Gaze to the Stars and Beyond with DK Canada
Space Exploration book cover.

We really loved finding out what is on the horizon for space travel with this book. It was great to learn about how scientists and businesses are trying to make space travel easier for astronauts and people. The idea of sailing across the universe on a sailcraft wowed me to the ingenuity of what is possible to get everyday people to see space. Seeing some of the plans for astronauts to explore Mars within the next few years is fascinating as well.

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“The way ahead” section of Space: A Visual Encyclopedia.

Constellations up close.

My family love star gazing. We can spend hours looking at constellations and where they are in the sky. I was really excited to get to read The Stars: The Definitive Visual Guide to the CosmosThis book shares 3D artworks of each constellation as well as beautiful imagery from the Hubble Space Telescope to provides a detailed map of the night sky.

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“Ursa Major” section of The Stars: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Cosmos.

Ursa Major is one of the most well-known constellations for star gazers to see at night. I was amazed at all of the celestial objects that make up this starry shape and the ones that exist around it. We also learned about the various types of stars that shine in our universe and how they are formed. What really floored us was learning about the many galaxies that can be seen from this one area of the sky. It made us really feel as though there is so much more to discover!

Gaze to the Stars and Beyond with DK Canada
“Ursa Major” section of The Stars: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Cosmos.

Gazing to the stars and beyond made fun

All three of these books from DK Canada increased my family’s love of everything space! We enjoyed learning more about what exists beyond our Earth with Space: A Visual Encyclopedia. Seeing how we travel to explore our universe is fun with DK Eyewitness: Space Exploration. Learning about celestial beings made them feel as though they are right in front of you with The Stars. We are happy to spend outdoors enjoying what we see at night with help from these titles DK Canada! 

Gaze to the Stars and Beyond with DK Canada
Gaze to the Stars and Beyond with DK Canada

Want more book ideas to help gaze to the stars this summer? You can find more titles, like my family did, on DK Canada’s website! We also connected with them on their FacebookTwitterInstagram, and Pinterest pages!

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

A DK Canada Books Giveaway!

Gaze to the Stars and Beyond with DK Canada
Gaze to the Stars and Beyond with DK Canada

DK Canada would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower all three books we shared in our review! These books are:

The ARV of this prize package is $75!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on August 16th, 2019.

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  1. Heather Swanson says:

    The Stars

  2. Juliee Fitze says:

    We would like to read The Stars this summer.

  3. I am most interested in the Space Visual encyclopedia. It looks like an interesting read. 🙂

  4. The LEGO Book of Bedtime Builds would have my kids learning while playing. 🙂

  5. Shirley P says:

    I would like to read DK Life Stories Nelson Mandela

  6. Dianne G. says:

    DK Eyewitness Books: Space Exploration would be a great book to help me gaze to the stars this summer.

  7. Dianne G. says:

    I would enjoy learning from the book Graphic Design For Everyone.

  8. micheline says:

    The book Stars would sure help to identify the constellations.

  9. Mary Boudreau says:

    The Stars: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Cosmos.would be really helpful with star gazing

  10. DebP says:

    My first choice would be the Definitive Visual Guide to the Stars.

  11. Carole D says:

    I would like the Complete Language Pack French! It would make a nice gift.

  12. Dianne G. says:

    We could learn from the book My Very Important World.

  13. Silvia D says:

    The Stars: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Cosmos.Would be an educational and helpful book when star gazing, especially when out camping and the stars ar so clear and vivid!

  14. Silvia D says:

    Disney Ideas Book would be a fun book with the grandkids this summer!

  15. Dianne G. says:

    We would enjoy learning from the book Star Wars The Rise of Skywalker The Official Guide.

  16. Silvia D says:

    an interesting book to learn from this summer would be … Birds of Canada , when camping there are so many interesting birds and the book could be very helpful!

  17. Melissa Picketts says:

    I have become almost obsessed with space and what is out there …my family would grow and learn, AND LOVE IT, with the DK Canada book, ‘ EYEWITNESS: Space Exploration’ ! The cover appears to b referencing Mars’s range rover as the ‘eyewitness’…pretty cool stuff!

  18. Dianne G. says:

    The book How the Body Works would be an interesting learning tool.

  19. Elaine Buonsante says:

    I think that the book Stars would be most helpful to me to get my bearings in the heavens.

  20. ivy pluchinsky says:

    We would love the DK Eyewitness Books: Space Exploration

  21. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    The Stars: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Cosmos would be the most interesting for my grandchildren I think.

  22. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Since my grandchildren are going to Europe this summer I feel sure they’d much appreciate Stephen Biesty’s Cross-Sections Castle.

  23. Dianne G. says:

    We could learn from the book The Little Book of Shakespeare.

  24. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Ask A Scientist sounds like an interesting book that I’d like to read, I expect a lot of new info in that book.

  25. Dianne G. says:

    We would enjoy learning from the book Knowledge Encyclopedia Dinosaur.

  26. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    The Stars would be a very interesting read for me, I know so little about them.

  27. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    The Space Race must be an interesting book, I did live through the time of Sputnik, landing on the moon eras so this would be especially of interest to me.

  28. Dianne G. says:

    We could learn more about saving the bees with The Bee Book.

  29. Linda says:

    We would love to read DK Eyewitness Space Exploration.

  30. Dianne G. says:

    Biodynamic Gardening would be an interesting book to learn from this summer.

  31. Shirley says:

    The Stars looks like a good book

  32. Dianne G. says:

    How To Be A Coder would be a helpful book for summer learning.

  33. Lisa Johnston says:

    I would love to read The Stars 🙂

  34. Sandra Dufoe says:

    Would love the book Stars. This would be great to have to help teach the grandchildren about the constellations.

  35. Shirley P says:

    One million things looks interesting

  36. Dianne G. says:

    This summer we could enjoy learning from the book How to Photograph Absolutely Everything.

  37. Silvia D says:

    Help Your Kids with Music would be a wonderful book this summer with the grandkids!

  38. Dianne G. says:

    We could learn from the book Battles That Changed History.

  39. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    How To Be A Coder would be a good book for my older grandchildren to learn new things from – they all love the electronic world.

  40. Shirley P says:

    Our Great Prime Ministers Level 4 looks interesting

  41. Dianne G. says:

    We could learn a lot this summer from the book Timelines of History.

  42. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    The Magic and Mystery of Trees would be a book I’d love to read and I’m sure my grandkids could learn a lot from it too.

  43. Silvia D says:

    Knowledge Genius! would get us learning this summer

  44. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Science is Magic must be a great book, from which my grandchildren can learn a lot.

  45. Dianne G. says:

    We would enjoy learning from the book Myths and Legends.

  46. Dianne G. says:

    We could learn with the book Natural Wonders of the World.

  47. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Maker Lab sounds like something that my grandkids would enjoy and learn from.

  48. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    A fun one with lots of potential learning involved is Maker Lab: Outdoors.

  49. Dianne G. says:

    We would enjoy learning from the book History of the World in 1,000 Objects.

  50. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’m sure that STEM Lab would be a super book for my granddaughter to learn more about STEM.

  51. Dianne G. says:

    We could learn from the book Great Paintings.

  52. Silvia D says:

    a good book for the grandkids for the summer would be … Help Your Kids with Geography

  53. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Stephen Biesty’s Cross-sections Castle would be a very interesting book for my grandchildren who will no doubt be seeing castles whilst in Europe.

  54. Dianne G. says:

    We could learn from the book Women in Gaming: 100 Professionals of Play.

  55. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Incredible Cross Sections from Stephen Biesty would be another good book for my grandkids (and me too) to learn from

  56. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Stephen Biesty’s Cross-Sections Man-of-War must be amazing who doesn’t wonder what they were like?

  57. Dianne G. says:

    We could learn to cook better this summer with the book Easy Vegan Baking.

  58. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    One Million Things would definitely give us plenty to learn this summer.

  59. Silvia D says:

    a good Gardening book to learn from this summer would be … Pests and Diseases

  60. Dianne G. says:

    We could learn something new from the book The Story Of Painting.

  61. LisaM says:

    I think the The Stars: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Cosmos sounds great!

  62. LisaM says:

    My son and I want to learn more about nature so the What’s that tree? book would be so helpful!

  63. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Knowledge Genius! I presume would have lots and lots of content that I didn’t know before.

  64. Dianne G. says:

    We could learn from the book Digital Photography Complete Course.

  65. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    What A Waste could probably teach me a lot too.

  66. Dianne G. says:

    We could learn from the book Dinosaur! My grandchildren are obsessed with dinosaurs.

  67. Angie Andrews says:

    Science you can eat looks like a fun one to learn from

  68. Shirley P says:

    The Story of Painting looks interesting

  69. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Did You Know? Earth must be a great book to learn more from.

  70. Dianne G. says:

    We would enjoy learning with the book My Very Important World.

  71. Shirley P says:

    How Philosophy Works looks so interesting

  72. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    The Sea Book is another interesting book, I’m sure there’s lots of info that I didn’t know and definitely my grandkids didn’t know.

  73. Dianne G. says:

    We could learn from the book The Art of Digital Photography.

  74. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Star Wars Maker Lab would be a book my grandchildren would enjoy to learn about these 20 Craft and Science Projects.

  75. Shirley P says:

    Graphic Design For Everyone

  76. Shirley P says:

    How to Tell Time looks like a fun book

  77. Dianne G. says:

    We could learn from the book A Short History of the Railroad.

  78. Fan R. says:

    Space Exploration book would be perfect for summer gaze the stars adventures!

  79. Fan R. says:

    How Philosophy Works would be great book to learn this summer!

  80. Angie Andrews says:

    My son would love the Lego Star Wars Build your own Adventure book

  81. Shirley P says:

    Dinosaur looks interesting

  82. Dianne G. says:

    We would enjoy learning from the book What Next.

  83. Shirley P says:

    Super Slime book looks like a lot of fun

  84. Dianne G. says:

    We would enjoy learning from the book Through the Animal Kingdom.

  85. Angie Andrews says:

    I’m interested in reading Ask a Scientist

  86. LisaM says:

    The Ask A Scientist looks like it’d teach us a lot!

  87. Dianne G. says:

    We would enjoy learning from the book DK Life Stories Jane Goodall.

  88. Shirley P says:

    Timelines of Everything looks like an interesting book

  89. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    A very interesting book would be Where on Earth? Dinosaurs and Other Prehistoric Life. We do have Drumheller not far away and it would be interesting to find out more.

  90. Angie Andrews says:

    I would really like the DK Eyewitness Travel Guide Canada

  91. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    How Does a Butterfly Grow? would be a great book for my grandchildren to learn more about metamorphosis.

  92. Dianne G. says:

    We would enjoy learning from the book Timelines of Everything.

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