With the holidays approaching, it is the perfect time to chat about holiday gifts. Books are always great gifts to give, and below I am sharing my top DK Canada Book picks for everyone on your gift giving list.

5 Books that would make great holiday gifts

This myth-busting visual encyclopedia will amaze kids with 13 things they need to know about every topic they love and one “half fact” that dispels a common misconception or half-truth.

A perfect gift for curious young minds, 13½ Incredible Things You Need to Know About Everything will stimulate the imagination of young readers, satisfy their thirst for knowledge, and allow them to look at the universe from a new perspective as they explore a wide variety of topics and discover the truth.

The ultimate collection of LEGO® facts and Minifigures in brick-sized bites of trivia. The perfect gift for a LEGO lover.

Can you believe that a wooden duck was one of the LEGO Group’s first toys? Or that 68,000 LEGO pieces are created every minute? Did you know that the evil Overlord is the only NINJAGO® Minifigure to wear a skirt? Or that you’ll find a LEGO croissant piece inside 44 LEGO sets? This book is crammed full of fun and fascinating trivia for LEGO fans of every age. From minuscule Minifigure mugs to the largest LEGOLAND® model, it covers all the places, populations, pieces, and themes that make up the LEGO world. Produced in collaboration with the LEGO Group.

My son absolutely loves it!

An illustrated account of human movement, travel, exploration, and scientific discovery—from the first trade networks in ancient Sumer to the epic Voyager missions. Journey traces each through lively accounts, alongside the biographies of conquerors, explorers, and travelers; stories of technological innovation; literary journals; and works of art.

A textured cover with a picture-perfect image and shiny finishes make it ideal for gift-giving. Great for travel lovers.

Discover the events that have shaped our world, from the dawn of prehistoric civilization to the digital age, brought to life with contemporary photographs, maps, paintings, and artifacts that place each event in a wider social and historical context.

Packaged in a sturdy slipcase with beautiful colourful glossy pages, perfect for gift-giving. A great gift for a history lover on your list.

Optical Illusions 2 takes things to the next level, turning these mind-benders into exciting interactive and 3-D games with flaps, tabs, and pullouts, and putting logic and reasoning skills to the test for endless entertainment. You can even explore the science behind illusions and find out exactly how they boggle your brain and fool your eyes. Then, when you’re ready to amaze others, use the instructions and tips and 10 template cards provided to draw puzzling patterns, play with perspective, and so much more.

The boys LOVE that they get to use the templates to build their own optical illusions. Lots of fun!


Win it: One lucky Canadian reader will win a copy of 13 1/2 Incredible Things. Enter to WIN the book via Rafflecopter below. Good Luck friends.

Disclosure: I was gifted product for review consideration, this is however not a paid post, and all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.