We love how our home library is growing, and the boys now have a selection of wonderful reference books and encyclopedias to read whenever they want. We recently received five amazing Wild Life- Animal themed books from DK Books Canada to add to their library, and they have been a great addition.

See our full list of recommendations below.

Wild Life and Animal Books for Your Home Library {Giveaway}


  1. Sharks and Other Deadly Ocean Creatures Visual Encyclopedia: Brought to life with cutting-edge CGI technology, more than 200 sharks and fierce fish are featured in highly visual profiles. From great white sharks to barracudas, children can explore dangerous waters with age-appropriate texts and photographs. Compare different ocean habitats, body sizes, tails, and more in the eight chapters that cover the different classifications of sharks, including bullhead sharks, ground sharks, and carpet sharks. —-> This is my eldest’s favourite, he loves sharks at the moment and he loves looking at the photos with the names of all of the different sharks and ocean creatures.
    Wild Life and Animal Books for Your Home Library {Giveaway}
  2. Children’s Illustrated Animal Atlas:  A thrilling animal adventure around the globe packed with maps and facts that is perfect for kids ages 6-8. With more than 40 full-color maps packed with information, Children’s Illustrated Animal Atlas zooms in on countries and continents to show key animal habitats and locations around the world. Photographs highlight each continent’s most iconic animals and colorful graphics take a closer look, showing the animals, plants, and habitats found within each country. ——> Our eldest loves geography and he enjoys looking at the maps and learning about animal habitats around the world. Lots of great information.
  3. My Encyclopedia of Very Important Animals: A charming first animal encyclopedia bursting with facts, perfect for little learners ages 4–7 who want to know everything about the creatures they love. From elephants to sharks to penguins, My Encyclopedia of Very Important Animals is bursting with facts about the wonderful world of animals—what they eat, what they do, where they live, and so much more. Kids can even learn what makes an animal an animal, what makes a mammal a mammal, and what it means to be endangered or become extinct. Animal folklore and legends are included to add cultural context and significance.  —–> This is my youngest’s favourite. We have been reading a few pages each night at bed time and he loves it. Lots of easy to digest info for younger little ones. Love it!  Wild Life and Animal Books for Your Home Library {Giveaway}
  4. Did you Know? Animals:  Why do tigers have stripes? How do chameleons change color? Why are flamingos pink? Did You Know? Animals answers all the probing questions kids ask about their favorite animals, organized by group. Children will discover amazing facts about a wide range of animals, from penguins to elephants and snakes to sharks. —-> This book has lots of interesting facts and we quiz each other and try to take turns answering the questions. Great family fun! 
  5. Super Nature Encyclopedia: How can a cheetah accelerate from zero to forty miles per hour in three seconds? How do termites build cooling systems into their homes?What is that Alien-like set of jaws in a moray eel’s mouth for? These questions and more are explored in Super Nature Encyclopedia, an interactive look at the “wow” factor of the natural world-spotlighting Great White Sharks, African Elephants, Emperor Moths, Howler Monkeys and more of the world’s most fascinating and surprising animals in remarkable detail. —–> With stunning visuals and facts, this one is one of my personal favourites. Lots of  extraordinary nature info.


WIN IT: One lucky OneSmileyMonkey reader (Canadian 18+) will win a copy of “My Encyclopedia of Very Important Animals”. Enter to WIN by telling me about your favourite animal below and entering your details on Rafflecopter. Winner will be chosen on October 11, 2017. Good Luck friends!

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