Today I am sharing our top August book picks from our friends at DK Canada.
We selected some great books this month, and the boys are enjoying them all. These are perfect to enjoy during the last weeks of summer break!
For the little coders in your life:
If your child is interested in coding or has started to learn how to code using Scratch, then the Coding series is perfect for them. We got both the Coding Projects in Scratch and the Coding Games in Scratch books, and they both have been a hit with our 8-year-old.
The books are filled with step-by-step guides that are easy to follow along with and easy to understand. A must-have when looking to introduce your child to beginner’s coding.
A step-by-step visual guide to creating your own projects using Scratch 3.0.
Techy kids will get familiar with Scratch 3.0 using this beginner’s guide to coding. Difficult coding concepts become easy and fun to understand as budding programmers build their own projects using Scratch 3.0, the latest software from the world’s most popular programming language for beginners.
Make a Dino Dance Party or create your own electronic birthday cards. Build games, simulations, and mind-bending graphics as you discover the awesome things computer programmers can do with Scratch 3.0.
Coding Projects in Scratch, 2nd Edition uses a visual step-by-step approach to split complicated code into manageable, easy-to-digest chunks, so that the most impressive projects become possible.
A fun first guide to how to tell the time, this bright and bold lift-the-flap activity book features a clock with moveable hands!
Telling the time is a key topic for early learners. This charming and colourful book helps kids understand the basics of telling the time. Fully interactive, the book features lift-the-flap puzzles that help kids to relate telling the time to everyday life – posing questions such as “It’s 8.15 – is it time for breakfast?”, “Does it take 2 minutes to brush your teeth?”. How to Tell the Time introduces kids to how we measure time using seconds, minutes, hours, days, months, and years. It gets kids learning to tell and write the time to the nearest five minutes. There is a flap attached to the front jacket that opens to reveal an amazing clock with moveable hands. Quiz questions that relate to the clock are found sprinkled throughout the book, encouraging kids to move the hands on the clock face and tell the correct time. Telling the time is often a subject that children find hard to grapple with. This book is just what those children need, as it tackles the subject in a fully interactive and playful way.
For history lovers:
This book was requested by our 8-year-old. He loves to read about history and this encyclopedia covers a lot of information and historical events in a friendly, easy to read format. Highly recommend this to keep in your home library for reference.
Key history topics are simply explained in this friendly and informative reference book.
First History Encyclopedia covers everything a child needs to know about historical events. It follows the curriculum for grades 1 through 6 and provides a strong foundation for history learning through the rest of the school years. It’s the perfect homework help book to support children as they begin to learn about history.
This history book is part of DK’s best-selling First Reference series. It introduces exciting areas of history that will get kids hooked on learning about the past, including the Romans, Ancient Egypt, the Vikings, World War I, and World War II.
For curious minds:
Both my boys have very curious minds , and they are constantly asking how things work. This book covers a great amount of information for the science curriculum for grades 1 through 6 and asnwers many questions with fun and easy to understand details on how everyday things around our world work.
All the most important science topics for kids, from magnets and sound waves to how planes and cars work, are simply explained in this fun and informative illustrated STEM book for children in grades 1 through 6.
First How Things Work Encyclopedia covers everything a child needs to know. It follows the curriculum for grades 1 through 6 and provides a strong foundation for science and STEM learning through the rest of the school years. It’s the perfect homework help book to support children as they begin to learn about how things work in the world around them.
This book is part of DK’s best-selling First Reference series. It introduces exciting areas of science that will get kids hooked on learning about how things work, including your eyes and ears, engines, lightbulbs, laptops, and rollercoasters.
So many great books this month. Can’t believe the kids will be back in school so soon! Are your little ones ready to go back to school in a few weeks?
Disclosure: This is a partnered post with DK Books. However, all opinions and views on this post are 100% my own.