Sunday, September 29, 2019

Go Back in Time with these DK Canada Books

dk canada books life stories series
We have been learning a lot of facts about influential people from the past that still impact our lives from a variety of DK books: The 100 women who made history, Explorers, and books from the DK Life Stories series. These books deliver the facts in a fun manner using colourful images to keep the readers engaged.

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The three books we read from the DK Life Stories series are about Ada Lovelace, Harriet Tubman, and Nelson Mandela. We love how these books are written chronologically with all the details, so we can read it like a story and learn what these inspiring people have done for the society. 

Harriet Tubman, a fearless activist and abolitionist who helped free many slaves escape to freedom in the North using the "Underground Railroad" was born into slavery in 1820. She later ran away and become a nurse, scout, and advisor during the American Civil War. Harriet co-led the Combahee River Raid, in which 700 slaves were liberated. After the war, Harriet became involved in women's suffrage, or the right to vote, and opened a retirement home for sick and elderly African Americans. In this biography book, we can learn all about Harriet Tubman's fascinating life, the hardships she endured, her visions, the people she helped and rescued, the battles she fought, and how this American icon of justice and strength continues to inspire so many people today.

The book about Ada Lovelace tells us about the first person who wrote the world's first computer program. In this book, we learn all about Ada Lovelace's life, her family including her famous father (celebrated poet Lord Byron), her talent for languages and mathematics, and her predictions for how computers could change our lives. In 1833, Ada Lovelace met mathematician Charles Babbage, inventor of calculating machines. She went on to devise a way of inputting data into Babbage's Analytical Machine, and in doing so became the first ever computer programmer. 
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It was inspiring to read the story of Nelson Mandela, who became the first black president of South Africa after spending 27 years in prison. In 1964, Nelson Mandela was sentenced to a lifetime in jail for attempting to overthrow a government that openly discriminated against its black citizens. After spending 27 years behind bars, Mandela was released, allowing him to continue his struggle for equality in South Africa and to become the country's first black president. 

We like these biography series designed  specifically for children age 8 to 11. We have checked other books in this series, as it goes beyond the basic facts to tell the true life stories of history's most interesting people. The full-colour photographs and hand-drawn illustrations complement the age-appropriate text, which engages readers of all ages. There are definition boxes, information sidebars, maps, inspiring quotes, reference section, and other nonfiction text to add depth. Each book also includes an author's introduction letter, a glossary, and an index. We really enjoy learning from these children's biography books. 
dk canada books history
100 Women Who Made History, celebrates centuries of women and girls that have shaped our world. This visual guide takes the readers on a tour of the past and the present. From super scientists like Marie Curie to clued-up creatives like Emily Dickinson to leading ladies like Eleanor Roosevelt. The book explores the lives of each woman in detail with photography illustrations that present history in a fun way.
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We like how the stories can be put into context as there are panels to show the things that influenced and were influenced by each woman. Special features highlight contemporaneous women and women in similar fields to paint a more complete picture for young readers. This is a useful learning tool that approaches human rights and gender equality from an age-appropriate angle.
dk canada explorers
We can meet famous explorers and adventurers in this exciting non-fiction storybook for children. This Explorers book shows that great explorers have one thing in common: a desire to leap into the unknown, no matter how dangerous that might be. Explorers documents the trials and hardships of the men and women who rewrote our understanding of the world, and showed us what humans are capable of. 
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There is an inspirational foreword by Barbara Hillary, the first African American woman to reach both the North and South poles while in her seventies.
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There are details of more than 50 explorers with cross-sections revealing the detail inside Spanish galleons, lost cities, and spaceships. Hand-drawn maps reveal their intrepid journeys in great detail, and photographs highlight the artefacts and relics they found along the way. The explorers come from all walks of life and parts of the world. Explorers is packed with jaw-dropping facts will be enjoyed by young adventurers.
Giveaway
If you are in Canada and would like to win a copy of Explorers enter the giveaway before October 28th. Please leave comments and follow my social media networks to be eligible to win. 
Update: The winner is Linda

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22 comments:

  1. I would love to win this for one of my little cousins. They are quite the explorers themselves.

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  2. When I was in grade school we learned about explorers it was fasinating I would love to share this book with my family

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  3. I would like to win this book because I would love to read about the explorers & the artefacts that they found with my grandson, it's educational and he would find it fascinating.

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  4. This would be such a great book to share with my kids, my older kids would want to read it themselves but my 7 year old would be really interested in reading with me

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  5. My daughter would love to read any of these books. I think that it's important for kids to learn about people from history.

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  6. I would enjoy winning this book for my granddaughter and we would have fun reading it together.

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  7. I would love to win these books for my nieces and nephews, fantastic read! love educational, fun books.

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  8. My daughters love learning history and they learn so much from DK books. I would like to win it for them.

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  9. I would love to win this book for my kids because they will be interested in it. I would love to read it with them.

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  10. My nephew would enjoy this book.

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  11. would love to win to read and share with the grandkids, love having new book for them here when they visit

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  12. Would love to win this book and share it with my granddaughter.

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  13. I would love to introduce explorers to my children with this book.

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  14. I want to win this book because it looks really interesting and DK books are always great! I'd love to read it with my daughters.

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  15. I would love to win to share with my children

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  16. I would love to win this because it looks interesting, and I would read this with my niece

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  17. I would like to win this to read with my kids.

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  18. I would love to win this to read with my son.

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  19. The Life Stories look so interesting, my grandchildren would enjoy them.

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  20. These all look like great titles!! We love DK books

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  21. 100 Women Who Made History would be an interesting book and a great one to share with my grandchildren. These women accomplished many things that many thought they could not do.

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  22. Awesome books. Thanks for sharing!

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