5 Book Picks To Enjoy This Fall {Giveaway}

Fall is finally here! I am enjoying the cooler temperatures and spending more time indoors with the kids. A lot more reading and quiet time happening in our home.

This month I have some great book picks, including books for the kids and for the adults as well. I love the great book selection available from DK Books Canada, because there is always something for everyone!

BOOKS FOR ADULTS

Graphic Design For Everyone (Available on Amazon)

If you are trying to give your blog some extra visual impact, or trying to set up an event invite, for your personal or business needs, then this is the book for you. A  beginner’s guide to graphic design with step by step instructions and easy to follow projects!

There have never been more opportunities to promote yourself online or in print, but to succeed, you need to master the art of visual communication–combining type, image, and color into an appealing, accessible message. Graphic Design for Everyone shows you how to define your brand and your message then takes you through the basic principles of design. Find out how to create a brand plan, discover how a typeface sets the mood, and learn how to use color theory for maximum impact. Gain inspiration from real-life examples and exercises that help you focus on the right solutions for you.

A Yogic Path Oracle Deck and Guidebook (Keepsake Box Set) (Availble on Amazon) 

I have to say that I was intriged when I saw this book online. I am working on doing more meditation, relaxation and finding quiet moments in my day to just sit with my thoughts. This beautiful Keepsake Box Set is a great pick if you want to medidate and explore the energy flow happening around you in the universe. A beautiful guide and set of cards.

With this beautifully designed deck, author Sahara Rose and illustrator Danielle Noel have created a unique approach to exploring and channeling the energies that flow through each of us. The accompanying full-color guide provides complete descriptions of each card as well as suggestions for working with the deck. Whether you choose to meditate on a single card or select several cards for a reading, you will uncover sacred meanings and receive cosmic intuition from the universe.

A Yogic Path Oracle Deck and Guide includes:
  •  Foil-embellished keepsake box with magnetic closure and lifting ribbon
  •  54 full-color cards in a lift-top box
  •  128-page full-color guidebook

BOOKS FOR THE KIDS

100 Scientists Who Made History (Available on Amazon)

Looking for a fun book filled with facts and easy to read information on famous scientist? This is the book to get! Stories of scientists and innovators like Leonardo da Vinci, Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, and more, super engaging for all ages. Our 5-year-old loves reading this one!

Full of the true-life stories of scientists and innovators who have shaped our society and how we see the world around us, this book puts major scientific discoveries into context. Readers learn who inspired whom, and which discoveries laid the groundwork for more amazing innovation. Biologists, chemists, physicists, doctors, coders, astronauts are all featured including Hippocrates, Aristotle, Watson & Crick, Franklin, Kepler, Salk, Turing, deGrasse Tyson, and more. Perfect for book reports, school projects, or anytime reading to satisfy and educate curious minds.

Stephen Biesty’s Cross-Sections Man-of-War (Available on Amazon)
Stephen Biesty’s MORE Incredible Cross-sections (Available on Amazon on Oct 8)

Our 8-year-old has been obsessed with these series of books. The amount of details in each page is amazing and he can spend hours analizing each detail, so entertaining. I highly recommend this book for curious little minds.

Packed with extraordinary illustrations, this history book for children covers everything from warship design to navigation.

Biesty’s incredible drawings slice through a man-of-war to explore every corner, from the crow’s nest to the stinking hold. Packed with fascinating facts and gory details, the pages teem with sailors going about their duties. Find out how gun crews fired a cannon, examine a surgeon’s toolkit, and learn the best way to wriggle the maggots out of the ship’s biscuits. Look out, too, for the stowaway on every page. He’s the one with spiky hair, and there’s a reward for his capture!

This absorbing book will have children–and adults–poring over every page. Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Stephen Biesty’s Cross-Sections Man-of-War remains as entertaining as ever.

THE GIVEAWAY

I hope you enjoyed the book picks I selected this month! I am also partnering with our friends at DK Books Canada and we are giving away a copy of Graphic Design For Everyone (Available on Amazon) 

To enter to WIN head to this post on Instagram, like it and comment with the latest book you have read. Get an extra entry by commenting on this post as well. Easy!

Giveaway is open to Canadians 18+ (voided where not allowed). Ends Oct 10th, 2019, winner will be announced on Instagram.

Good Luck!

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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Angela V

Founder and Writer at One Smiley Monkey blog
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!
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8 responses to “5 Book Picks To Enjoy This Fall {Giveaway}”

  1. Sarah — September 25, 2019 @ 3:08 pm (#)

    Sounds super helpful! I’m currently reading E.R. Ramzipoor.

  2. Nicole Jubleew — September 25, 2019 @ 4:13 pm (#)

    I’m currently reading a coding textbook to learn Python.

  3. Angie Andrews — September 26, 2019 @ 3:10 am (#)

    I am currently reading Outlander, I’ve been reading it for quite some time, unfortunately I haven’t had too much time to read lately

  4. Stephanie LaPlante — September 26, 2019 @ 4:36 am (#)

    These books sound absolutely amazing. I will be sure to enter the giveaway.

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen — September 26, 2019 @ 10:47 am (#)

    Nice picks, my favourites are Stephen Biesty’s Cross-Sections Man-of-War and 100 Scientists Who Made History. I’ve just read The Beat Goes On by Ian Rankin.

  6. Shirley — September 26, 2019 @ 5:27 pm (#)

    These would all be awesome books to read The book that I am reading is called Life and Other Inconvenience by Kristan Higgans

  7. Monique L.S. — October 1, 2019 @ 9:49 am (#)

    The last book I read was an oldie from Erma Bombeck about motherhood.

  8. Linda — October 7, 2019 @ 3:06 am (#)

    I just finished reading The Marrow Thieves by Cherie Dimaline.

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