Read and Grow with DK Canada #Review #Giveaway ~ CAN 07/12

| June 13, 2019 | 20 Comments

Read and Grow with DK Canada

Summer is a great time to grow. This can happen physically or through learning, and there is a lot of time to do it for yourself or as a group. DK Canada wants readers to grow in many different ways. They asked my family if any of their books would be able to help us grow this summer. We were curious to see what was in store for us between the covers of these books.

Below are the three books my family received to read and grow this summer:

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Book covers from DK Canada Books.

Garden growing

I have a confession to make: I have a brown thumb. I try growing plants, yet they go to the wayside after I try to care for them. The Canadian Gardener’s Guide helps gardeners of all levels by providing tips, ideas, and solutions to care for all sizes of gardens.

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Canadian Gardener’s Guide, 3rd Edition book cover.

One thing my other half and I would like to add to our backyard is a raised garden bed. I love how the materials are simply laid out for readers to see. The instructions are easy to follow, and the illustrations make each step simple to understand. The extra tips for this project, like using brick to create a mowing edge, are great to add to your project.

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“Building a raised bed” section of Canadian Gardener’s Guide, 3rd Edition.


My other half wants to build more objects for our home out of wood. I thought that Woodwork would be a great book for him to refer to for some project ideas. This title gives readers instructions form splitting a log to constructing simple pieces of furniture.

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Woodcraft book cover.

When going through this book, I felt that many of the projects in this book are not for beginners with working with wood. One item my other half would love to make is a serving platter. It was really fascinating to see how an item like this is crafted. I like the Design Guide for each project. It gives readers an idea of how to shape each object being made. I can see my other half getting a lot of enjoyment out of this title. 

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“Make a serving platter” section of Woodcraft.

Improving my well-being

I am not always a fan of store-bought ways for remedies for common ailments. Sometimes, I like taking a more natural approach to my family and our health. Complete Wellness provides a complete guide to caring for your body. This is done through the restorative powers of herbs, plants, and essential oils. This title also explains how to optimize health and well-being in each part of your body. 

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Complete Wellness book cover.

Smoothies are a great way to feel good from the inside out. I love drinking smoothies because they provide many nutrients in a single glass and it is quick to whip up. It is great how each of the details of these smoothies lay out how their ingredients help to improve your health. Having nutritional information provided for each smoothie tells readers of what is being added to their body. All of these new options to choose from will keep me from searching for less healthier options.

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Smoothies recipes section of Complete Wellness book.

Growing through learning

I am so happy we received these books from DK Canada to read and grow this summer. We can grow new plants try new plant-based projects with The Canadian Gardener’s Guide. Inspiration for projects made out of wood are at our fingertips with Woodcraft. Suggestions of natural methods to care for our bodies are close at hand with Complete Wellness. Growing as a person is what we aspire to do in our family. These books are helping us get there, one page at a time.

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Read and Grow with DK Canada

Would you like more book ideas to read and grow 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!

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Book covers from DK Canada Books.

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 July 12th, 2019.

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  1. Erin N says:

    This is so awesome! I am just starting out gardening and I love it so much, but I have a lot to learn.

  2. Heather Swanson says:

    Complete Wellness

  3. Shirley P says:

    Power Bowls
    Power Bowls shows you how to build a one-bowl-wonder meal. From smoothie and oatmeal bowls to burrito bowls to noodle and vegetable bowls, each of the 35 recipes is nutritionally balanced and packed with superfoods

  4. micheline says:

    The woodcraft book would help our family read and grow this summer.

  5. Dianne G. says:

    The Canadian Gardener’s Guide, 3rd Edition would be beneficial for us. We want to grow more of our own food and this book would have great tips for that.

  6. Dianne G. says:

    Science You Can Eat would be a fun book to share with my grandchildren.

  7. Silvia Demmy says:

    Birds of Western Canada would be an interesting book to learn from this summer!

  8. the Gardeners Guide is my family’s pick!

  9. DebP says:

    Definitely the Canadian Gardener’s Guide. I like gardening and am always open to learning more.

  10. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Canadian Gardener’s Guide would be my choice since all of my kids are adults and have gardens themselves so we’d all enjoy this book.

  11. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    My grandkids would enjoy the Science You Can Eat.

  12. Don Tymchuk says:

    The Complete Wellness book would be most interesting to us.

  13. Don Tymchuk says:

    I would like to read Tiny House Designing, Building, & Living this summer.

  14. Dianne G. says:

    I would like the book Raw Food so we could enjoy fast and fresh meals.

  15. Silvia Demmy says:

    Knowledge Encyclopedia Dinosaur! would be a great learning book , grandkids going to Tyrell Museum this Summer on their Alberta holiday!

  16. Lori O says:

    The gardening book would be great.

  17. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    Strange and Stunning: 5 Beautifully Unusual Flowers and Plants sounds amazing.

  18. Silvia D says:

    The book The Ecology Book would be great!

  19. Alexa Nernberg says:

    The Canadian Gardener’s Guide, 3rd Edition, would be most beneficial for my family and me. Thank you.

  20. DIanne G. says:

    The Kitchen Garden would be a book I could learn from.

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