FAN EXPO Boutique 2019 {Our DK Book Picks}

As you may be aware of,  FAN EXPO happened in Toronto last week. FAN EXPO Canada is the largest Comics, Sci-Fi, Horror, Anime, and Gaming event in Canada and the 3rd largest Pop Culture event in North America.

So hoping we get to go one day.

Anyway, for this post, we have hand-selected some fantastic new book titles that were showcased in the DK Canada booth at the show to share with all of you.  We have some great Harry Potter, LEGO, Star Wars and more book recommendations!

FAN EXPO Boutique 2019 {Our DK Book Picks}

LEGO Harry Potter The Magical Guide to the Wizarding World

Your essential companion to everything LEGO Harry Potter.

Bring a little magic into your life with this beautiful guide to the World of LEGO® Harry Potter™! Delve into the enchanting details of the LEGO Harry Potter sets and minifigures. Explore all your favourite locations and characters from the Wizarding World.

Young fans will enjoy reading all about their favourite characters and locations, and fans of all ages will love poring over the magical details. With beautiful photographs on every page, the LEGO Harry Potter The Magical Guide to the Wizarding World is the perfect gift for any fan of Harry Potter and LEGO bricks alike.

This book is a MUST have if your child loves LEGO and Harry Potter. We just introduced our youngest to Harry Potter this summer, we read the first book and watched the first movie, and he loves this book.

FAN EXPO Boutique 2019 {Our DK Book Picks}

LEGO NINJAGO Visual Dictionary New Edition (Available Sep 10)

Spin through the LEGO® NINJAGO® world with this fascinating visual guide. Discover NINJAGO City with Lloyd, Kai, Cole, Jay, and Nya and meet their dragons and foes, including the Vermillion and Sons of Garmadon. Explore the amazing sets, vehicles, mechs, and weapons. Look around the S.O.G. headquarters, examine the awesome Ninja Nightcrawler and Destiny’s Bounty, and learn all about the art of Spinjitzu.

Discover how the awesome LEGO NINJAGO sets and minifigures are created in the “Beyond the Brick” chapter, which features concept art and an interview with the LEGO NINJAGO design team. With the LEGO NINJAGO: Visual Dictionary, you will find out everything there is to know about the LEGO NINJAGO world.

Both of our boys love LEGO Ninjago, and this book has everything they need to know about the NINJAGO world. They also love that they get a LEGO minifigure with the book.

FAN EXPO Boutique 2019 {Our DK Book Picks}

LEGO Star Wars Visual Dictionary New Edition

Jump into the action-packed LEGO® Star Wars™ galaxy with this updated and expanded edition of LEGO Star Wars: The Visual Dictionary, complete with an exclusive Finn minifigure and a new chapter featuring the Rise of the First Order.

Discover everything you need to know about the latest sets, vehicles and minifigures. See every detail of the Millennium Falcon, look around the Death Star, examine Poe Dameron’s X-wing starfighter, explore Darth Vader’s castle and find out about your favorite LEGO Star Wars minifigures – from Rey to Lando Calrissian. Learn how the awesome sets are created in the Beyond the Brick chapter, which features concept art and an interview with the LEGO Star Wars creative team.

The perfect book for LEGO and Star Wars lovers. The book includes a fun minifigure as well.

FAN EXPO Boutique 2019 {Our DK Book Picks}

LEGO Star Wars Ideas Book

Find a galaxy full of LEGO® Star Wars ideas to build–from activities and art, games and challenges, to practical makes and your very own inventions!

This book features 200 imaginative play and building ideas, from LEGO projects that take just a few minutes and a handful of bricks, to builds to keep you occupied for hours. Set up a game of LEGO Star Wars skittles, create a pencil pot shaped like your favourite Sith or Jedi, build a fleet of tiny TIEs, design Darth Vader’s family tree, and customize a podracer. Challenge a friend to take on a rathtar, mix up your minifigures, stage your favourite movie battle scene with LEGO StarWars bricks–and much, much more! LEGO® Star Wars(TM) Ideas Book is packed with a family-friendly range of activities to inspire every LEGO Star Wars fan. What will you build?

The boys love LEGO building idea books, and this one is a favourite so far. So many cool building activities and ideas. Our eight-year-old grabbed the book, went downstairs and spent a few hours building different things from the book.

FAN EXPO Boutique 2019 {Our DK Book Picks}

Signs and Symbols An Illustrated Guide to Their Origins and Meanings. 

Why is a flag at half-mast a symbol of mourning? Why do brides in the West traditionally wear white, while Asian cultures associate this colour with death? Discover answers to these and other mystifying questions in Signs & Symbols, a fully-illustrated guide that helps unlock the secret language of the signs, symbols, and traditions around us.

A rich source of information for readers of all ages, this book is divided into two sections, first looking at major sources of symbols (basic shapes, colors and numbers, the natural world), then, placing symbols in context of mythologies and religions, the human life cycle, people and culture, and symbol systems. Clear cross-referencing illuminates connections between symbols, while beautiful artwork and photography make this a collector’s edition to treasure.

The Signs and Symbols book is super interesting for all ages. I loved discovering sign and symbol meanings I didn’t know before and lots of information. All beautifully illustrated.

FAN EXPO Boutique 2019 {Our DK Book Picks}

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!
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10 responses to “FAN EXPO Boutique 2019 {Our DK Book Picks}”

  1. shirley p — August 30, 2019 @ 7:15 am (#)

    These look like fantastic books to learn new skills

  2. Sarah — August 30, 2019 @ 2:49 pm (#)

    The Harry Potter book looks especially interesting!!

  3. micheline — August 30, 2019 @ 4:19 pm (#)

    I think the book “Signs & Symbols” would be so interesting learning origins of things and customs.

  4. AD — August 31, 2019 @ 7:28 pm (#)

    I love Fan Expo’s or Comic Cons! They are so much fun!

  5. Shirley P — September 5, 2019 @ 9:41 am (#)

    These look like interesting books to learn new skills

  6. kristen visser — September 13, 2019 @ 7:33 am (#)

    we LOVE DK!! they have such a great selection and their books are so fun and educational. i would love to look at the signs and symbols book

  7. Stephanie LaPlante — September 15, 2019 @ 12:38 pm (#)

    These titles sound amazing. I’m personally interested in the Signs and Symbols book.

  8. Elizabeth Matthiesen — September 21, 2019 @ 9:45 am (#)

    I love it when kids enjoy having a book in their hand and reading.

  9. Elizabeth Matthiesen — September 25, 2019 @ 9:43 am (#)

    It’s a good feeling when kids have their head so deep in a book because they are concentrating so hard on it’s contents.

  10. Lynda Cook — October 9, 2019 @ 9:42 pm (#)

    These all sound like great books, the Signs and Symbols sounds quite interesting!

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