Grow and Learn with DK Canada Books #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 06/08

| May 10, 2018 | 47 Comments

Grow and Learn with DK Canada

Spring is really beginning to show outside. It gives a fresh look and feel our neighbourhoods. Our family loves growing plants. They are an important part of our lives and we love being surrounded by them, both indoors and out. DK Canada wants families to become more connected to plant life this spring. They asked if we would like to grow and learn this season from three books from their amazing array of titles. We were excited and could not wait to see how we could discovering more about the plant world.

Below are three titles my family received to start learning this spring:


Grow and Learn with DK Canada

Photo Credit: Practical Houseplant, Indoor Edible Garden, and The Bee Book book covers.


Turning a brown thumb greener

We enjoy having house plants around our home. Plants make our house look more like a home, and they help to make the air cleaner. There are some plants we have a bit of trouble growing indoors and would love to have more help to figure out how to keep them alive. Practical Houseplant Book was a great find to help give us a bit of insight to our growing issues.


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Photo Credit: Practical Houseplant
book cover.


Not only does this book offer readers tips to grow different indoor plants, it demonstrates different design ideas to help decorate your home with houseplants. I found it amazing to learn how to create a dry terrarium from start to finish. An added bonus are the tips to maintain this type of garden project.


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“Dry Terrarium” project section of Practical Houseplant Book on grass with plants and gardening items.


Indoor and home-grown

My family loves to grow food in our garden. We have been thinking about starting to grow some of our food indoor to be able to have access to them all year-round. It would also be a learning experience for our kids to see an edible plant grow from seed to harvest. Indoor Edible Garden is a great read for us to start this process in our own home.


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Photo Credit: Indoor Edible Garden book cover.


This book shares with readers how to plan an indoor garden, which plants can be grown indoors, and tips for caring for your indoor garden. We love Mediterranean cooking. Starting a Mediterranean garden is a project we would love to start. Indoor Edible Garden demonstrates how to create this kind of garden and gardening tips for this project. We are really excited to put it together to add fresher and home-grown

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“Planning a Mediterranean mix” section with fruits and veggies on a table.

to our dinner table.




The importance of the buzz

Plant life outdoors is just as important as it in inside of our home. Our kids are curious about how they grow. We have sat down and discussed the importance of some of the pollinators that visit our backyard. Our little ones wanted to learn more about one of the most pollinators we see in our year: the bee. The Bee Book by Charlotte Milner is a fun read for kids to gain more insight to these amazing insects and how important they are to our world.


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Photo Credit: The Bee Book book cover.


Our children had fun learning about bees and their lives, why they are important, and their significance in the pollination process. Finding out about the process of pollination fascinated my kids. They learned how it happens and its key role in the production of plants and food. They now want to start a garden of their own outside to invite more bees to our yard to help them thrive.


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“What is Pollination” section of The Bee Book with a jar and flowers on grass.


Grow and learn

All three books from DK Canada will come in handy to help our family grow and learn this spring! We now have more tips to make more of our houseplants, grow our own edible indoor garden, and the importance of bees. These titles not only benefit our family, they help to improve our communities and the world. Each book is a welcome addition to our family’s home library.


Grow and Learn with DK Canada

Grow and Learn with DK Canada


Would your family like to grow and learn this spring? Discover more titles like my family did on DK 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 Giveaway!


Grow and Learn with DK Canada

Photo Credit: Practical Houseplant, Indoor Edible Garden, and The Bee Book book covers.


DK Canada would like for one lucky Ottawa Mommy Club follower to grow and learn this spring by receiving all three titles I reviewed! Here are the books being given away:

The ARV of this prize package is $75!

This giveaway is open to Canadian residents and ends at 11:59 EDT on June 8, 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!

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  1. Linda watters says:

    Indoor Edible…looks interesting. Never have much luck with that.

  2. DebP says:

    I’d like to win Indoor Edible Garden. I grow herbs during the summer, and I’d be interested in what’s possible during the winter.

  3. Sarah alexis says:

    I would love the Indoor Edible Garden – Its so much fun to grow food!!!!!!!

  4. Karin Dollery says:

    The Bee Book would definitely be my first choice. 2 years I have been planting a Bee garden. The first year was not great but the 2nd year showed great progress. I want to do this for the Bees as well as our planet.

  5. Wendy Jensen says:

    I actually really like all 3 books but to choose one, it is Indoor Edible Garden because I love fresh foods.

  6. Sab Edwards says:

    The bee book would be number one as they are so important to everyone

  7. Calvin says:

    5 Fantastically Gross Bacteria Facts would be an interesting read

  8. Dayle B. says:

    I would like the interesting and useful book Practical Houseplant Book best.
    it seems full of info. and I just love the value of a good plant in our home. i would give the Bee book to my sister in law who Keeps Bees.

  9. Heather Swanson says:

    Indoor edible garden I want to grow basil.

  10. Dianne G. says:

    The Indoor Edible Garden book would be one I would love. The growing season outside here is so short that I can’t grown that much. I would love some guidance as to what I could grow inside and the best way to do so.

  11. Dianne G. says:

    I would like the book American Girl: Discover Science to share with my granddaughters. They all have the dolls and would enjoy reading this book.

  12. Fan R. says:

    Indoor Edible Garden is the book I’d love to win to start home garden!

  13. Robyn Bellefleur says:

    I would love to win the Indoor edible garden book. I have always wanted to try growing indoors.

  14. Cloe St-Amour says:

    Would love the mythology book! Looks fantastic!

  15. Sarah says:

    The Bee Book would be great! My daughter is very interested in bees and all that they do. Thanks!

  16. Dianne G. says:

    I would like the cookbook Step-by-Step Kids’ Birthday Cakes from DK Books.

  17. Juliee Fitze says:

    Would love to read the Indoor Edible Garden like to see what I could be growing inside to eat fresh.

  18. Jonnie says:

    Indoor Edible Garden would be my first choice because I would love to have an indoor edible garden!

  19. Dianne G. says:

    I would like Vegan On Th Go from DK Books.

  20. Valerie says:

    *Practical House Plants* – I love pretty plants in my home and love decorating with them! Thanks for the chance to win.

  21. Sunshine H says:

    I would like to win any of them, but I think I would read Indoor Edible Garden first.

  22. Lynn M says:

    Indoor Edible Garden would be my choice. I grew lettuce, radish and spinach in my basement last winter and would like to up my game this winter.

  23. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to read Small Space Garden Ideas.

  24. Lorna Webster says:

    Indoor edible garden! I’ve always been curious about growing my own food.

  25. Marlene V says:

    I would love the Bee book. I would love to read this with my niece!

  26. Alison Braidwood says:

    I try to grow a lot of herbs indoors, so I’d love to win the Indoor Edible Garden.

  27. Sandi Tymchuk says:

    I like them all, but would use the Practical House Plant book most frequently.

  28. Tiffany Rotulo says:

    I would love The Indoor Edible Garden. I love fresh herbs and spices in cooking.

  29. Tiffany Rotulo says:

    From the website I would like The Bacteria Book for kids. Looks like a fun way to learn about germs.

  30. Theresa C. says:

    Love The Bee Book – we are thinking of getting bees for our garden

  31. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to read Marvel The Avengers: The Ultimate Guide with my oldest grandson. He would love it!

  32. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to read Pop Up Peekaboo! Under The Sea with my grandson.

  33. Justin Harrison says:

    Indoor edible garden! Would make plant based eating a little more affordable, hopefully!

  34. Suzie B says:

    I would love to reaad the Edible Indoor garden book as it would be wonderful to grow something indoors when the weather isn’t ideal for it here

  35. Kirsten N says:

    would like the Indoor Edible Garden, love fresh edible food

  36. S. Stewart says:

    I would appreciate winning The Bee Book, since my family has been extremely interested in that subject for a while now; they would love it.

  37. Dianne G. says:

    I would like to read The Bacteria Book with my oldest grandson. I think he would find it interesting.

  38. Aarone Mawdsley says:

    they all look good

  39. Linda says:

    I’d like to win The Bee Book because I am interested in bees.

  40. Suzie B says:

    The edible indoor garden book sounds awesome as it’s something I’d love to do year round! The Mythology book from the site also caught my eye

  41. SweetPanda says:

    I would like the Indoor Edible Garden. This would be one that I am really looking forward to trying out in our home.

  42. Dianne G. says:

    I would like the book The Toddler Cookbook for my youngest grandson as he loves to help in the kitchen.

  43. Suzie B (Soozle) says:

    I would love to read the Grow something Different to Eat book as I love to vegetable garden

  44. Dianne G. says:

    The book – A Greener Christmas looks like one I would like.

  45. Suzie B (Soozle) says:

    I would like to check out the World History book as I find history interesting!

  46. Dianne G. says:

    I would like the book Pasta Reinvented.

  47. Karine says:

    I would love the practical indoor herbs guide ! Thanks

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