Go Back to School with DK Canada Books! – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 10/19

| September 18, 2015 | 69 Comments

Brrriiiiiing! Yes, the first bell of the school year has rung! Parents have hunted down the school supplies their kids needed for class, but what about other items they can use at home to enhance their learning? DK Canada has a Back to School Boutique centered on school that has some great titles kids of all ages can use to help get them through the school year!

I was asked to review some of the books in their Back to School Boutique. I chose the following books because I felt these items would be the best ones to help my kids this year. These titles were:
Merriam-Webster Children’s Dictionary
Children’s World Atlas
• Get Ready for School: Number Memory Games




There are times that homework assignments contain words that my kids may not understand. When this happens, I direct them to a dictionary so they can find definitions to words they are unsure of. Sometimes, they are not able to understand the definitions because they are dry and may be meant for an older reader. This is why I chose the Merriam-Wester Children’s Dictionary.




This book easily explains the meanings of words for younger readers, and is also illustrated to reinforce the information being shared within it. I also liked how it had a guide as to how to use this book so young readers can learn about what they are finding out in a clearer manner. The pictures are vivid, so it makes learning much more fun! They really loved the pages about dinosaurs! They gave our kids so much to learn and see.



As a child, I was a bit of a book worm, and one of my favourite books to read when I was bored was an atlas. My eldest loves asking me questions about the world and is curious as to where certain countries are in comparison to Canada, along with what it would be like to live there. This is why I chose the Children’s World Atlas to review so my daughter could learn what the world is like beyond Canada’s borders.



My daughter enjoyed reading about  different countries, their geography, as well as their population and other helpful information. It answered a lot of the questions she had about the world, and it will come in handy for her studies this year!

My younger daughter is starting her educational journey this fall, and we wanted to help her recognize numbers and groupings of objects better. I thought Get Ready for School: Number Memory Games would be perfect for her to give her a good start in this direction.




The package comes with a book, cards to play memory games, and an instruction sheet that directs us how to use these items most effectively with our child. She enjoyed going through the book Get Ready for School: Numbers  – Fun Number Activities with Bip the Cat, Bop the Elephant and Boo the Monkey who help readers with number problems, language development and imaginative play.




For the games portion of this package there are four sets of cards, some with just number grouping of objects, others with just numbers on them, some with the number and objects on them and others with the numbers in words with objects on them. The numbers range from 1 to 10. There are various games you and your child can play.  They will learn to recognize what numbers look like, how they are spelled, and what a group of particular numbers looks like. My daughter had fun learning more about numbers and grouping of objects. She is still learning, but her memory gets better with every game we play.

Overall, we loved the books and game we received from DK Canada! They are helping our children to learn new things at home in a fun way! We will enjoy using these items for many years to come!

For more information about DK Canada, you can connect with them on their website, as well as on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest!

DK Canada would like for you to check out their Back to School Boutique to see their amazing collection of books and games for kids to use to continue their learning outside of the classroom!




Disclaimer: I received products from DK Canada in order to write this review. The views expressed are honest and my own.

Giveaway Time!




DK Canada would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club reader’s Back to School to be a fun one by giving away all of the items I reviewed! There were the following titles I received:
Merriam-Webster Children’s Dictionary
• Children’s World Atlas
• Get Ready for School: Number Memory Games

The ARV of this prize package is $75!

This giveaway is open to Canadian  residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on October 19th, 2015.

Good Luck!

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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  1. Judy Cowan says:

    No I have not purchased an Atlas.

  2. Sandra says:

    Yes I purchased an atlas

  3. Stephanie LaPlante says:

    I haven’t but my little cousins would love these for school!!!

  4. Regan Alford says:

    To answer the question, no I have not yet purchased an atlas. But I have very fond memories of the Atlas and Encyclopedia set my parents purchased my sister and I when we were young.

  5. Lee-Ann S says:

    No atlas here for homework but we do have a global and a large map of Canada.

  6. Michelle roy says:

    No atlases yet!

  7. Josie Tusa says:

    No, I have not.

  8. Erika Letson says:

    I have not purchased one, but I think it’s a fantastic idea. I don’t like them always relying on technology!

  9. charityk says:

    no i have not purchased an atlas

  10. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I already had an atlas when my kids went to school unfortunately they had to have their own – a certain one – when they were studying geography at school.

  11. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    the link “Facebook “Like” DK Canada” doesn’t work, or at least it didn’t for me. Luckily I already like them 🙂

  12. Lisa H says:

    No, I haven’t purchased an atlas for my child yet.

  13. Marianne says:

    We haven’t needed to purchase an atlas yet 🙂 We’re only in SK and 3 here…

  14. Amy C says:

    I have not purchased an Atlas.

  15. Silvia D says:

    I haven’t purchased one but still have mine from when I was a child.

  16. Crystal Porter says:

    I didn’t purchase one, but we received one as a gift a few years back. It’s a small one.

  17. Nicole says:

    I haven’t bought an atlas for my family yet.

  18. Darwin says:

    I have not purchased an Atlas

  19. Doreen says:

    I have not purchased this product. To be honest thought of it. Wish I had. I love this.

  20. KD says:

    I haven’t yet, as my daughter is a preschooler.

  21. Melissa Marie says:

    We have not needed to purchase an atlas yet, she is still too young.

  22. Amber Y says:

    we haven’t needed to buy an atlas yet, though I guess it would be very helpful to have one!

  23. Doris H says:

    No I haven’t purchased an Atlas yet. Will have to soon…it is a great resource for kids.

  24. Maegan Morin says:

    I have not purchased an atlas yet but this one looks amazing. If I don’t win I’m getting it!

  25. Jasmine Bourret says:

    I have not yet purchased any Atlas books for my sons.

  26. Tricia Hope says:

    No atlas yet

  27. Fan R says:

    Yes, I have purchased Atlas for my kid but even though he is still young for it.

  28. Athena says:

    yes I have.

  29. Allison says:

    Haven’t bought an Atlas yet, but I know the kids would love it. A Christmas gift maybe. 🙂

  30. Holly O'Gorman says:

    No, not yet.

  31. andrea amy says:

    No I have not

  32. Melinda says:

    We have a world atlas that we keep at home for reference.

  33. Dayle B. says:

    No, have not bought a atlas yet.
    Would be a great swag prize to
    give to a our new grandson.

  34. Florence C says:

    I have an Atlas from when my kids went to school.

  35. mrdisco says:

    that atlas is a classic

  36. Janet says:

    Big Bro was into world geography last year. I got a lot of atlases from the library, plus the amazing book “Maps”.

  37. Tina L. says:

    No, we ave not purchase an Atlas yet.

  38. kathy downey says:

    No,I have not purchased any Atlas to help with my kids school work.

  39. Ami B says:

    We don’t have an atlas, but we should.

  40. lori b says:

    i have not

  41. Jonnie says:

    We have not purchased an atlas but I know my middle son would love one. He loves learning about the world.

  42. Sarah De Diego says:

    I have a ton of atlas’ from when I was an university. Unfortunately, they’re all out of date. Who would have known…

    Besos, Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

  43. Anna says:

    No I have not purchased an atlas yet for my my kids.

  44. Karin Dollery says:

    No not yet I haven’t

  45. Jennifer P. says:

    I haven’t bought an atlas for my daughter yet.

  46. Elizabeth H says:

    Not yet, but this would be perfect as he is getting to the age that he needs it!

  47. Elaine Buonsante says:

    I did purchase a Child’s World Atlas for my grandchildren and have forgotten what the exact title is.

  48. KellyPC says:

    We have not, we have one that is slightly outdated.

  49. Darren Scrubb says:

    I would like the Crystal Leaf Ring 925 Sterling Silver

  50. Darren Scrubb says:

    I did not but my nephews would enjoy them for sure.

  51. Pat B says:

    NO, I haven’t……..but we could sure use an updated one in the house!

  52. Viv Sluys says:

    We have a beginners atlas that mostly just teaches kids how to use an atlas. We need to get a proper one.

  53. Angela Mitchell says:

    I haven`t purchased an Atlas before but I`ve been wanting to get one for the family.

  54. Victoria Ess says:

    I haven’t done this yet!

  55. dawn walsh says:

    not yer

  56. SueSueper says:

    I have not purchased an Atlas to help with school work.

  57. jan says:

    we have an adult atlas, but not one for the kids

  58. Laurie P says:

    no atlas just yet….

  59. JaimeeM says:

    I have not bought any yet. I would love to win some, and next time were in coles i plan on picking one up

  60. ruth moreira-lozon says:

    yes, we bought an Atlas years ago for our son, but it would be nice for our daughter to have her very own. she gets so many 2nd-hand things already.

  61. Allie f. says:

    Yes, an atlas and a puzzle of a world atlas

  62. catherine says:

    no, we have not purchased an atlas, just a globe.

  63. Jennifer Lo says:

    No, but we have a globe.

  64. angela m says:

    No I have not purchased any atlas for my children.

  65. Barb W says:

    We don’t own an atlas but do have a globe!

  66. krystyl olson says:

    no, I have not.

  67. rosecityhousewife says:

    I have not purchased any Atlases for my children.

  68. Nicole says:

    No, I haven’t yet.

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