Our June Book Picks From DK Canada

We recently started watching the show “One Strange Rock” on Netflix with the boys. Hosted by Will Smith, “One Strange Rock” series follows eight astronauts who share their unique perspectives on Earth based on their experiences in space. Such a great educational show!
 
Since we started watching the show, they have been very really interested in anything related to space and space travel. So, this month we are excited to feature some space-related books from DK Books.  
 
These are all filled with beautiful images and graphics, colourful photos and lots of amazing facts. With something for all ages! Both my youngest and my eldest love flipping through the pages and I have also spent some time reading these. They are must-have books for your home library.
 
 
 
Our June Book Picks from DK Canada
 
Space! 
 
Truly encyclopedic in scope and fully up-to-date covering the stars and planets, space exploration, and the night sky, Space! is packed with amazing facts and NASA images revealing the wonders of the cosmos – from black holes to the big bang to the planets. Using computer-generated 3D models to explore and open up the most amazing objects in the universe, showing each object in incredible detail, Space! is bursting with facts, infographics, and data boxes. Every topic is covered in depth and detail while remaining easy to understand at a glance.
 
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Spaceflight
 
This compelling story of exploration charts and celebrates humankind in space, from Sputnik’s launch in 1957 through the Apollo Moon landings and the International Space Station to future missions to Mars and beyond.

Spaceflight chronicles how, in the half-century that followed Sputnik, the world was revolutionized by space travel and exploration. The opening up of Earth’s orbit to satellites led to a revolution in communications, monitoring of the environment, and materials science. For the human imagination, the impact has been even greater: the voyages of robotic space probes have transformed our view of the Solar System, while Earth-orbiting satellites and missions to the Moon have forever changed our view of ourselves.

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Super Space Encyclopedia

Explore our wonderful universe through stunning CGI illustrations and amazing stats that bring to life the incredible marvels that populate space.

Perfect for curious kids, Super Space Encyclopedia showcases everything that is enthralling and mesmerizing about space and explains how the human race has developed the tech needed to explore its depths. From astounding features in the solar system to unimaginable wonders in the far reaches of the universe, this book helps the reader explore the cosmos at a steady pace.

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DK Findout! Space Travel 

This children’s book on space travel is packed with inspiring stories and facts about space exploration, astronauts, and the first moon landing.

DK findout! Space Travel is ideal for school projects and for children who love to learn about adventures in space. From the first astronaut in space to the Apollo Moon landings, this book is packed with exciting facts about the astronauts who explored space, including Yuri Gagarin’s first journey into space and Neil Armstrong’s moon landing.

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Our June Book Picks from DK Canada
 
 
The following book is unrelated to space, but it is something else our eldest has been really into lately. He has started to learn to code using Scratch, and the How to be a Coder book from DK just seemed like a great book for him at this stage. He is 8-years-old, so anything with a lot of colours, graphics and straightforward explanations is terrific. The book has lots of fun activities and he loves it.
 
Our June Book Picks from DK Canada
 
How to Be a Coder

Each of the fun craft activities included in this book will teach you about a key concept of computer programming and can be done completely offline. Then you can put your skills into practice by trying out the simple programs provided in the online, child-friendly computer language Scratch.

This crafty coding book breaks down the principles of coding into bite-sized chunks that will get you thinking like a computer scientist in no time. Learn about loops by making a friendship bracelet, find out about programming by planning a scavenger hunt, and discover how functions work with paper fortune tellers. Children can then use their new knowledge to code for real by following the clear instructions to build programs in Scratch 3.

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If you are looking for space-related books, the above selection is a great starting point. Also, the How To Be A Coder book is the perfect book if your little ones are interested in starting coding during the summer break. I highly recommend them all.
 

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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6 responses to “Our June Book Picks From DK Canada”

  1. Lynda Cook — June 26, 2019 @ 9:20 pm (#)

    These sound like great books for anyone who is interested in space, and would make great reference books for speeches and projects

  2. Elizabeth Matthiesen — June 27, 2019 @ 7:33 am (#)

    As always, great and interesting books from DK.

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen — June 28, 2019 @ 8:31 am (#)

    I’ve not heard of the show “One Strange Rock” despite having Netflix but I’ll definitely do a search for it. 🙂

  4. nicky — July 1, 2019 @ 3:38 pm (#)

    Awesome list of books! The space ones would be a hit in our house.

  5. Elizabeth Matthiesen — July 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am (#)

    Space is such a fascinating subject that I’m not surprised there are so many books about it.

  6. Shirley O — July 18, 2019 @ 7:45 am (#)

    DK has a wonderful selection of Children’s books. These books sound super interesting.

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