Books To Keep Kids Learning While Having Fun At Home

We love our monthly book deliveries from DK Canada. This month we got some amazing titles to help little ones keep learning at home. These books are all super fun to read, filled with colourful images, creative activities, and more. They have been keeping the boys entertained for hours!

Books To Keep Kids Learning While Having Fun At Home


Join bestselling author Steve Mould to uncover nature’s greatest scientists, engineers, and mathematicians from plants that can count to architect insects. If you thought all scientists wear white coats and work in labs, think again!

Meet amazing engineers, such as the spiders who build immense webs from different kinds of silk; funky physicists, like the bats that can see with sound; and surprising chemists, such as the corpse flower that smells like smelly socks to attract insects to pollinate it! The science behind each genius adaptation is explained clearly in Steve Mould’s trademark humorous style, and you’ll be amazed by nature’s solutions to some of the world’s trickiest problems.

Clever Creatures is a brilliant introduction to some of nature’s cleverest animals and plants. You’ll never look at nature the same way again!

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The boys have been learning so many cool facts in this book. They keep coming to tell me about a crazy insect, or something new they learned in the book. Lots of great facts!

Books To Keep Kids Learning While Having Fun At Home

With 30 activities and crafts that children can play their way through, this kids’ book takes the fear out of math. Children will find out that being a mathematician isn’t just about scrawling numbers on a dusty chalkboard–it’s part of our everyday lives! How to Be a Math Wizard teaches kids to think like math pros as they ask mathematical questions and get hands-on with key math concepts. From calculation and numbers; to space, shape, and measure; all core curriculum math topics are covered in creative and engaging ways.

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If you are looking for fun activities to do with the kids, this book is filled with lots of hands-on activities to learn math concepts, practice math skills, and engage in a creative way. 

From the prehistoric hunting tools, our early ancestors used to the modern-day smartphones that connect the entire planet; this book provides a fascinating tour through the history of humankind’s inventions and discoveries.

Fully revised and updated for 2020, 1,000 Inventions and Discoveries explores recent inventions and discoveries – from the Amazon Echo to the first photograph of a black hole – as well as showcasing revolutionary historical inventions such as the wheel. Whether you’re a budding inventor, a history buff, or both, this amazing guide is packed with the inventions and discoveries in science, technology, transport, medicine, and mathematics that changed the course of human existence.

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This book has been so fun to flip through with the boys.  A great chronological look in history going through the greatest inventions and discoveries made during human history.

Books To Keep Kids Learning While Having Fun At Home


Discover how and why mummies were made in this fascinating black-and-white chapter book about ancient Egypt. Explore pyramids, temples, and tombs, and find out the secrets of the art of embalming. You’ll learn all about the ancient Egyptians themselves as well: their everyday lives, their belief in the gods, and their powerful pharaohs.

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My eldest is obsessed with everything Egypt and Mummies right now, so this book has been amazing. He has been learning so much about Egypt in this book. This chapter book is filled with details and perfect for your history-loving child.

Books To Keep Kids Learning While Having Fun At Home

Step into Leonardo da Vinci’s workshop, relax onboard on Hideo Shima’s speedy bullet train, and join movie star Hedy Lamarr to bounce ideas around in between takes. Inventors looks at the towering achievements of more than 50 inventors in great detail. The stories are as unusual as they are unique. From Mr Kellogg, who accidentally created cornflakes after leaving grains boiling for too long, to the ancient Turkish polymath Ismail al-Jazari, who decided the best way to power a clock was with a model elephant, to Sarah E. Goode’s fold-up bed space-saving solution-the inventors of this book have all used tons of creativity to find ways to improve our world. These groundbreaking inventions include the very earliest discoveries to modern-day breakthroughs in science, food, transportation, technology, toys, and more.

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Another great book that has been keeping the boys entertained for hours. Each page has a new inventor or inventors, with information about their invention, how they got to it and how it changed the world. So fun to learn who made the things we use every day possible! 

Books To Keep Kids Learning While Having Fun At Home

I hope you loved our shares this month. So many great books to add to your home library. 

Disclosure: This is a partnered post with DK Books Canada. 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!

6 responses to “Books To Keep Kids Learning While Having Fun At Home”

  1. I love all of DK Canada’s books, out of these I thing the book 1,000 Inventions and Discoveries is my favorite.

  2. These look like great learning books DK has a fantastic assortment of books

  3. All of these books sound amazing. I would love the one about mummies if I a kid.

  4. DK books are awesome. My kids love the illustrations and learning new things. The 1000 inventions book looks especially interesting.

  5. They look like great books!

  6. DK make such beautiful books. We are on a pd day but still doing at home learning as my kids thrive on structure and routine and they just love learning.

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