Three Must Have Books for Back to School

September is coming up, and the kids will be back in school in a week. In preparation for back to school, I am sharing three DK books that are a must have for your home library, and that will be a great complement to their school activities. Our six-year-old loves reading these books. They have lots of colorful images, and they are filled with super useful information.

Three Must Have Books for Back to School

  • Where on Earth? ATLAS: This atlas brings our amazing world to life in 3-D. With 3-D maps and artworks, it takes kids on a continent-by-continent tour of the world and even includes an introductory visual explanation of Earth’s evolution. Each continent is explored in great detail, with topic maps on major geographical features, cities and monuments, population, wildlife, and more. From the Great Lakes to the Great Barrier Reef, map keys add extra layers of information, and special fact sections support the data provided on the maps. So many details! The boys love flipping through the pages and finding the places we have been too. 
  • Smithsonian – Human Body!: This visual encyclopedia includes amazing, 3-D graphics, offering a fascinating view of every part of the body from the skull to the heart and lungs to the joints and muscles, taking kids from head to toe. Supporting STEM education initiatives, all the body systems and structures are made easy to understand. Both the anatomy-how the body looks-and the physiology-how the body works-are visualized and explained with clear, engaging text, and the astonishing facts and figures.
  • Smithsonian – Science Year by Year:  Packed with fascinating discoveries and facts, this visual reference takes kids on a fantastic journey through time, from stone tools and simple machines to space travel and robots. Easy-to-follow illustrated timelines of pivotal scientific developments explore the ideas, experiments, and technologies that have shaped our daily lives over the past 3 million years. With more than 1,200 images, in-depth explanations of key inventors and innovations, quotes from groundbreaking scientists like Marie Curie, and stunning “moment in time” images of key events such as the first human landing on the moon, kids are sure to be amazed on every page.

Three Must Have Books for Back to School


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

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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!

28 responses to “Three Must Have Books for Back to School”

  1. I guess we are ready for back to school, but I don’t want summer to end so I feel sad! My kids are going into grade 5 and kindergarten.

  2. We’re ready to go back to school! My boys are entering grade 1 and 3

  3. Ready to be back! Grade 2

  4. Not ready to go back to school… grades 4 and 8

  5. My granddaughter will be going to Primary class.

  6. Thanks for the chance to win!

  7. Mine are all adults, the last one just having finished college, so there’s no more back to school for me. Now it’s just the grandkids 🙂

  8. We’re almost ready for back to school! Grade 6

  9. I have 2 nephews and 2 nieces. We are all ready for school. Grades 7, 1, K and PK

  10. Getting ready for daycare for our little one!

  11. My grangkids are ready but not so happy about going back.

  12. grade 5

  13. 4

  14. We don’t have kids but we have nieces going into grade 1, 3 & 5 & a nephew starting kindergarten! Ilove back to school sales, I still love buying notebooks, neat pens & markers that I use all year myself or I save to gift for xmas & birthdays.

  15. No, not ready! By boys are going into Grade 2 and Kindergarten

  16. My kids are going into kindergarten, grade 2 and grade 4! We’re not ready yet ????

  17. mine will be attending university

  18. I am ready for back to school. My niece is starting kindergarten this year.

  19. My kids are in Grade 1. We are looking forward to it.

  20. We are as ready as we can be

    Grade 1

  21. Yes, we are ready.

  22. Still doesn’t feel real that school starts next week (for us). My daughter is going into Senior Kindergarten.

  23. They are so ready to head back – chomping at the bit!

  24. I have one whose officially finished high school, and my youngest is starting SK!

  25. I’m just about ready. My little guy is starting grade one.

  26. Grade 7

  27. We’re ready for the start of the new school year!

  28. I will be looking into getting these books for my kids.

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