Gaze to the Stars and Beyond with DK Canada Books
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:
- Space: A Visual Encyclopedia
- DK Eyewitness Books: Space Exploration
- The Stars: The Definitive Visual Guide to the Cosmos.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Cosmos. This 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.
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!
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!
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 Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest pages!
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Disclaimer: I received books from DK Canada to write this review. The views I share are my own.