STEM Books from DK Canada {Giveaway}

With summer break coming up in less than a month now, and just in time for the school break, we received a great selection of STEM titles from DK Canada. The boys were super excited to receive the books and I have to say that these are all great books to help keep learning time fun!

STEM Books from DK Canada {Giveaway}

Details on each one of the books we received below:

Amazing Visual Math

This book is seriously AMAZING! Perfect for visual little learners who love hands-on activities. Covering the essential math concepts learned in the first years of school, Amazing Visual Math brings a whole new dimension to learning.

Amazing Visual Math is an interactive hands-on experience that makes math fun. Key curriculum subjects including shapes, patterns, telling time, lines of symmetry, addition, subtraction, measurement and more are explained through over 50 interactive elements throughout the book including pop-ups, flaps, and pull the tab elements, making an otherwise tedious subject entertaining.

This book has kept our 6-year-old entertained for hours and he is practicing what he is learning at school as well.

STEM Books from DK Canada {Giveaway}

STEM Books from DK Canada {Giveaway}

How Machines Work: Zoo Break!

The boys have both really enjoyed reading this book and learning about machines while lifting flaps, learning from pop-ups and building their own lever. Complete with a unique jacket with an interactive compound machine incorporating several of the simple mechanisms featured in the book, How Machines Work: Zoo Break! uses models and illustrations to demonstrate the technology of six simple machines: levers, pulleys, screws, inclined planes, wedges, and wheels.

Follow the mad antics of Sloth and his sidekick Sengi as they try to find their way out of the zoo with the help of machines. Their efforts are brought to life through novelty elements including pop-ups, pull-outs, and lift-the-flaps, allowing readers to explore in greater depth how and why machines work. Spreads highlight the use of simple machines in everyday objects, such as scissors and clocks, mixers and whisks, bikes and brakes, while the story contains clear and simple text to engage the reader.

STEM Books from DK Canada {Giveaway}

The Skeleton Book

This book is full of incredible computer-generated 3-D images, little ones can explore the bones of the body in great detail. Find out how the skeleton is flexible enough to make the body agile but provides support and strength to the body. Bones are stronger than steel, gram for gram, but are five times lighter and ten times more elastic.

Both my three and six-year-old love sitting on the couch with me to read through the pages of this book, lots of info with great images. The five-foot skeleton poster that comes inside the book is now on my eldest’s wall in his room, he loves it! The Skeleton Book gives perspective for kids to study a life-size version of the human skeleton.

STEM Books from DK Canada {Giveaway}

My Amazing Body Machine

This book is a unique and exciting visual guide to the human body. A great way to explain to little ones how their body works. From the intricately wired brain and structured skeleton to the relentlessly pumping heart and rising and falling lungs, each part of the amazing human body is explored through the incredible paper-crafted artworks of Owen Gildersleeve, making My Amazing Body Machine an appropriate and engaging experience for children.

With clear text and fascinating bite-size facts, this visual guide makes learning about the human body fun, and real-life examples show how the parts of the body work together in immediate and ingenious ways.

If you want to get some fun books for your little ones to read during the summer break then I highly recommend all of the above. These will provide hours and hours of fun learning for them.


WIN IT: One lucky Canadian reader will win a copy of The Skeleton Book and My Amazing Body Machine. Enter to WIN via Rafflecopter below. Good Luck!


Disclosure: This is a partnered post with DK Canada. However, all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.

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Angela V

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Hi, my name is Angela van Tijn and I live in Vancouver, Canada with my wonderful husband, our two boys and our puppy. I am the founder and primary contributor behind One Smiley Monkey. Welcome to my blog!

41 responses to “STEM Books from DK Canada {Giveaway}”

  1. going west with my family!

  2. We will be taking small trips and spending time at the beach

  3. We plan to hit the beaches, parks, splashpads and science world!

  4. We’re heading to our family farm for a few weeks to meet our new cousin! Besos Sarah.

  5. We have a few road trips planned!

  6. We plan to go fishing this summer break.

  7. We are planning a few road trips, some camping and lots of “trampolining” and swimming.

  8. I first need to say to say that we LOVE DK books! They make learning so fun and the visuals are amazing.

    Our summer plans include a trip to Santa’s Village theme park in Bracebridge, ON, some time in Collingwood and my brother-in-law’s wedding in August!

  9. I’ll be popping over to the States for my son’s wedding this summer and then when I return I’m going camping with my daughter & family.

  10. We are taking several day trips to attend Canada 150 celebrations and two more extended vacations. Thanks for the awesome giveaway opportunity. The kids love to read books while we are travelling to our destination!

  11. We are heading on a road trip from AB to ON to visit family. There will be LOTS of driving, new books would help ease the boredom!

  12. My little one will be in daycare, but I’ll be going on maternity leave by mid-August. Can’t wait to enjoy my second bundle of joy and the warm weather!

  13. We are visiting family, playing at the park and splash pad, and going to the library many times!

  14. Go the beach, attend a wedding, and a bunch of surprise adventures along the way

  15. My plans are to go to Crystal Beach and visit family.

  16. hopefully a trip to the east coast

  17. Our plans to travel to Alberta later in the summer to visit family.

  18. My plans are to take it easy and take time for just me!!

  19. we are hopefully going camping

  20. I’ll be visiting my grandkids.????

  21. My mother in law will be coming to stay with us for the first 3 weeks of summer break, so some sightseeing, daily parks visits etc. will be on our agenda. We’ve also signed the kids up for tennis camp, skating lessons, trampoline, art etc. We like to start our day with a class in the morning to get ourselves up and out of the house, then we have all day left for fun. I’m kind of a homebody, so if I don’t have to get up and out for something then I tend to waste the day at home…

  22. I’m a SAHM so me and my boys are going to have lots of adventures. I’ve signed my boys up for swimming on Fridays. We will be going to parks, pools, the beach, Great Wolf Lodge, the CNE, Ontario Science Centre and more!

  23. Summer break will be camping up at Boston bar with my wonderful little family my husband and boys. We will go side by side riding, quading and my husband and youngest son go dirt biking together. I’m hoping we get out on the boat and water as well again this year like the last. Should be fun! I’m really looking forward to it and lots of play time with the kids outdoors. Play places and all that. ????

  24. We have a summer of science planned! Lots of coding, circuits, experiments and rocketry!

  25. Our grandson will be staying with us for 3 weeks over the summer holidays, so we’ll be busy going to the splash pad, playground, beach, soccer field, parks to play catch, bike riding, and day trips to Niagara Falls and local Canada Day celebrations. He’s an avid reader, so we’ll be needing a big supply of new books for him to enjoy.

  26. We will be going to the family cottage foe a couple of weeks.

  27. Lots of picnics, strawberry picking, some swimming!

  28. We have a few road trips planned

  29. We plan to take a road trip to Ottawa. Outside of that, exploring all the museums and parks in the city.

  30. we are planning a few camping trips so far

  31. We are planning a few day trips, but not much else so far!

  32. I got a few science kits and craft kits for my kiddo to play with during summer break. Plus we bought a few waterguns for battle

  33. Just signed up my kiddo for summer camp, and then we’re off to camp as a family!

  34. I want to spend time on my deck reading and watching my garden grow!

  35. Taking a trip to Niagara Falls

  36. I’m an archaeologist and *I* want the skeleton book lol!

    My plans for the summer are to finish growing the baby inside of me! I’m due Sept 24. Would love to have these books in our collection! I’ll also be working, and taking a week off in July to go on a holiday with my husband.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  37. We’ll be welcoming a new family member soon so we’ll be sticking close to home and doing lots of cuddling this summer.

  38. we are going camping

  39. A summer on our Cabin cruiser! Our daughter loves life on a boat! Boating is an amazing lifestyle my hubby and I started about 4 years ago. Instead of buying a cottage it just seemed like the best idea for us. We love going through the Trent Severn waterway, lots of beautiful mooring sites along our way!

  40. This summer, I have been studying to take the MCAT. I’m also showing my nephew how cool science can be. These books would be an awesome resource!

  41. This summer break the family will have a lot of outdoor time with trips to the park and lake.

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