Summer Books to Keep Kids Learning

The summer break is always lots of fun for the boys, there is no school and a rigid schedule to follow, and they can play outside all the time and enjoy the sun. However, I still like for them to keep learning and practising their skills during the summer months.

Enter educational books. They are wonderful because they keep them entertained and learning at the same time.

We received the latest shipment from DK Canada with some books from their DK findout! series and they are a big hit with my boys. They are filled with colourful images and lots of great information. I got a variety of titles, and they have been loving them. My eldest comes to me with facts he learned, and we have great discussions about different topics in the book.

Below are our picks for this month, all best suited for ages 6 and up, still super interesting and easy to follow because of all the photos for my almost 5-year-old.

DK findout! Ancient Rome

Travel back to Ancient Rome and discover what life was like during the Roman Empire in DK findout! Ancient Rome.

See how gladiators fought against each other and animals, follow the timeline of the Roman Empire, meet the emperors, and visit the forum to understand the daily lives of people in Rome. Did you know that soldiers walked over 20 miles a day with their heavy armour and ate garlic to stay healthy? Drop by the Colosseum to see gladiators and chariot races, discover how to decipher Roman numerals, and uncover what happened at Pompeii.

Summer Books to Keep Kids Learning

DK findout! World War I

Celebrating the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, findout! discusses the build-up to the war, along with battles, history, technology, and more.

Explore pre-war Europe, the US’s entry into World War I, the role of women during the War, the technology developed, tanks and artillery, intelligence, espionage, propaganda, and much more. Become an expert on World War I and learn all about the key events that would shape the world. Read about the conditions that made a world war inevitable, and who the key players were. Written by an expert in the field, DK findout! World War I is a perfect addition to any home, school, or classroom library.

DK findout! World War II

Discover World War II facts and hear from people who lived through the war that shaped the modern world, from the cause of the conflict to the most important battles.

From the prewar rise of Nazi Germany to the start of the war with the invasion of Poland in 1939 to the end of the war 1945 and the Nuremberg Trials, all aspects of the deadliest conflict in human history are covered in great detail in DK findout! World War II with content that is accessible and appropriate for children 6-9 years old.

DK findout! Maya, Incas, and Aztecs

Find out all about the Maya, Inca, and Aztec empires in this dynamic book for kids ages 6-9.

Jump back in time to discover the incredible empires of the Americas! From ancient civilizations up to the Spanish conquest, find out all about the Maya, Inca, and Aztec empires. Explore the cities of Chichén Itzá, Machu Picchu, and Tenochtitlán, learn the pictures of the Mayan language, unearth the history of chocolate, and find out how children who behaved badly were punished with chilli peppers!

Summer Books to Keep Kids Learning

Summer Books to Keep Kids Learning

Do your children love getting new books too?

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!

9 responses to “Summer Books to Keep Kids Learning”

  1. Love your book posts. Adding these to my amazon list

  2. I absolutely LOVE DK books. We have so many on our bookshelves. My kids would really like these. I think the Ancient Rome book would be their favourite!

  3. I’m going to pick up some of these books this summer for my girls

  4. I’ve never heard of this book series before! sounds like they would be a great read for the kiddos!

  5. We love reading, these are great DK titles!

  6. The educational books from DK Canada are the best. We tried to borrow a least one every time we went to the library.

  7. Awesome variety indeed! DK books are so awesome – even for me, I always find myself learning something new from them!

  8. Nice educational learning books, I think these are good for mild refreshers during summer

  9. I love to read with my two little ones. These book look educational and fun 🙂 thanks!

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