Our July Book Picks From DK Canada

I can’t believe it is almost the end of July already! Summer break is going by fast for us, we have been spending lots of times outdoors and also going through lots of books.

Today, I am sharing our monthly book picks from DK Canada, all great summertime reads for the boys. This month I let both boys pick which books they wanted to get and here are their selections. Our 5-year-old chose a dino book: Where on Earth? Dinosaurs and a book all about bacteria: The Bacteria Book. Our 8-year-old chose One Million Things, a Visual Encyclopedia, Knowledge Genius!, and Science Is Magic.

You can read more about each of their picks below.

Our July Book Picks From DK Canada

Where on Earth? Dinosaurs

Journey back in time and find out where the dinosaurs roamed. This unique children’s atlas explores each continent, revealing fossil sites and stories on every map.

Part of the best-selling What’s Where on Earth series, this atlas is packed with maps of early Earth and more than 50 profiles of dinosaurs and other prehistoric animals. Stare down a T. Rex in North America. Watch out for the Velociraptors’ slashing claws in the Gobi Desert. Trek across the Siberian tundra and discover a woolly mammoth. This stunning book makes every animal come to life using breathtaking computer-generated imagery.

Available on Amazon
Our thoughts: If your child is a dino fan, like our 5-year-old, then this book is a must-read. Filled with beautiful graphics, it is a beautiful book with lots of dino info, exploring each continent and fossil sites on each map.
The Bacteria Book

In this funny, fact-packed science book for kids, readers will discover the bacteria, viruses, and other germs and microbes that keep our bodies and our world running.

Meet a glowing squid, travelling fungus spores, and much more in this dynamic and engaging book all about bacteria, viruses, and other germs and microbes. The Bacteria Book walks the line between “ew, gross!” and “oh, cool!,” exploring why we need bacteria and introducing readers to its microbial mates–viruses, fungi, algae, archaea, and protozoa.

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Our thoughts: This has been a super fun book for our 5-year-old to explore. All about viruses, fungi, algae, etc., explained in a fun, colourful way. I have to say he has been taking his time washing his hands after we started reading this book. Ha!
One Million Things, a Visual Encyclopedia

No two pages look alike in this eye-popping children’s encyclopedia. Exploring everything from amazing animals to art, this book is packed with fun facts for kids.

With its unique visual approach, One Million Things! shows you a range of topics but presents them with a twist. Mingle with a bunch of snakes… on a ladder! Meet your mammal relatives in a photo album, or peek into a drawer full of prosthetic eyes to discover the science of genetics. An ice sculpture reveals the science behind states of matter, architectural marvels are displayed on a house of cards, and the story of space exploration is told through an astronaut’s stamp collection.

Available on Amazon
Our thoughts: For little encyclopedia fans. This book is filled with stunning images and fun little facts. A great one to flip through for them.
Knowledge Genius!

A brilliant book that puts your general knowledge to the test: pick your subject, look at the pictures, and see if you can name them all.

Children won’t be able to resist the Knowledge Genius brain-busting challenge. For every topic, pages are packed with eye-popping pictures–but do you know what they show? To help you, “Name Game” panels list what you’re looking for. With three levels of difficulty, the challenge gets harder as you work your way from Starter, to Challenger, and finally the truly tricky Genius category. If you need it, there’s a fun fact with every picture to give a helpful clue.

Available on Amazon
Our thoughts:  Our 8-year-old love quiz books and this one is a fun one to put general knowledge to the test — lots of fun subjects to pick from and three levels of difficulty. Fun!
Science Is Magic

Discover the astounding science behind illusions and magic tricks in this book for kids ages 7-9.

Join comedian and author Steve Mould to find out the scientific secrets behind amazing magic tricks. Learn how to bend water with a balloon, how to create ghosts with mirrors, and how to turn water into juice! Packed with optical illusions, pranks, and fun facts, this book is a must-have for any aspiring scientist or magician. (And the two aren’t as different as you might think!)

Available on Amazon

Our thoughts: If your child is into magic, which our 8-year-old is really into right now, then this is the book to check out. Filled with lots of cool magic tricks and illusions for them to try.  Some great pranks as well.

Our July Book Picks From DK Canada

Our July Book Picks From DK Canada

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!

14 responses to “Our July Book Picks From DK Canada”

  1. my girls love DK and even my husband has a few of their books. They have fun and educational reads

  2. I love DK Books! So colourful and informative; I know a few kiddos who would love these books!

  3. Science is Magic seems like a book that would be right up my kiddo’s alley!

  4. DK has some great illustrators on staff

  5. These look like awesome books to add to family library

  6. Great choices, considering that dinosaurs roamed close by to us, I’m glad that they are extinct!

  7. This is an awesome book and my granddaughter loves experimenting with her mom!!

  8. Some great picks! My twins would love the dinosaur book and my oldest would love the science magic book. We’ll have to take a look for them next time we’re out book shopping. 🙂

  9. Great picks! DK books are fantastic and they have such a wonderful selection!

  10. DK Books really do have such a great selection of books!

  11. Being a good reader is so important, it helps in all sorts of ways so good books that grab a child’s interest are always positive.

  12. I love reading DK books they are fun and a lot of information

  13. DK Canada have many books that you can get lost in, they just contain so many facts.

  14. I love these books for DK they are so informative and the kids love them and they learn so much.

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