Read And Grow with DK Canada Books ~ Reviews

Read and Grow with DK Canada Books

Summer is a great time to read and 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.

Read and Grow with DK Canada
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!

To read more DK Canada book reviews, click HERE!

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

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    • the gardening one for me and the kids, the woodworking one for hubs and son and the well being for the entire family! Thanks for the chance to win!

  1. 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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

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

  5. 🌈 First of all, thank you for sharing your thoughts on the DK Canada books…they all sound great! My family would definitely grow, and grow together while learning new things…and we choose the book, ‘Complete Wellness’ for the win!!LOL

  6. Strange and Stunning: 5 Beautifully Unusual Flowers and Plants would be a wonderful and interesting book to read and learn from this summer

  7. There are so many books I’d love to have, today it’s Small Space Garden Ideas, from which I could no doubt learn a lot.

  8. Compost would be a very good book for me since I make my own in my kitchen, every little bit learnt helps.

  9. Natural Wonders of the World would be a good book to learn something from this summer, would be interesting for the whole family

  10. American Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers, lots of knowledge in this book that I’d love to learn.

  11. I have the Complete Wellness book and what I like about it is that for each ailment such as stress it will give you Herbs, Essential oil, Foods and other supplements such as B vitamins that are know to help.

  12. I would love the Woodcraft book. I love books to death and have been interested nature art, so it would be cool to see what I could do with wood. Thank you.

  13. POCKET COLLECTIBLES: Costume Jewelry I do have quite a few of these books and this one would really suit me, lots to learn no doubt.

  14. I love soup so The Soup Book would be one I could learn from. It divides the soups by season so that would be helpful in finding the right soup for the season.

  15. I love to explore the world through food. I think the Ultimate Food Journeys would be interesting to learn about other food cultures.

  16. I could learn a lot with the book Pests and Diseases. I often have questions about garden pests and plant problems and how to stop them and this book would help.

  17. What an interesting book Natural Wonders of the World must be, definitely a book worth reading and learning from.

  18. Pasta Reinvented would be a book I would enjoy. I could learn a lot about the different pastas I could make for our meals.

  19. I’d like to get back into sewing and Sew Happy Pillows, Curtains, and Shades Step by Step would be a good book to learn from.

  20. Keto Sweet Tooth Cookbook would be a book I would like. It would help me learn more about cooking for friends who follow this diet.

  21. Crafty Science sounds like a book that would be very interesting and my grandkids could learn a few things from it too.

  22. I’d definitely love to read How the Body Works this summer, I’m sure my grandkids would enjoy this book too, lots of new knowledge for them I’m sure.

  23. Knowledge Genius This book has three levels of difficulty, the challenge gets harder as you work your way from Starter, to Challenger, and finally the truly tricky Genius category. It would be a lot of fun to read

  24. How Food Works must be very interesting, especially for my grandkids they probably don’t know too much about it.

  25. The best recipes from American food festivals. I am always looking for different and interesting idea to spark my imagination.

  26. Battles That Changed History would be interesting, and definitely has a ton of ‘new to me’ information in it.

  27. I’ve always enjoyed history so I’d love to read Modern History in Pictures, although it might be more looking than actual reading.

  28. Modern History in Pictures, another good book for me to learn from. So much happens so quickly these days that it’s hard to keep track.


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