Having books to refer to for school projects, the curriculum, and hard to grasp ideas will help ease some difficulties we may face in the school year. We have been checking out couple of books from DK Smithsonian, a year by year guide about History and Science, as well as three books from the Help Your Kids series; Geography, Music, and Computer Coding.
We like the Help Your Kids with series of books, and have been using the English, Science, Math, and Study Skills book over the past years. We like how it breakdowns important subjects into simple jargon-free text making this series a user-friendly resource for parents and students to get the most out of school.
Computer Coding for Kids uses a simple, visual layout to guide budding programmers step-by-step through the ins and outs of computer coding, from algorithms to variables, and showing how to find and fix bugs in the codes. The funny and informative graphics makes even the most difficult aspects of coding fun and easy to understand.
Geography is one of the major subjects in the curriculum around the world, as it impacts all of us. Help Your Kids with Geography covers all the important areas of physical, human, and practical geography, from geopolitics to geology, and from continental drift to cultural migration. The information is presented in a visually appealing way by using clear graphics and instantly understandable diagrams.
This comprehensive and stress-free approach to geography with jargon-free text and up-to-date facts and information will build the confidence of parents and students. The book includes a detailed reference section, including a glossary of terms and symbols, further reading, and an index.
Help Your Kids With Music covers all the core subjects needed to pass up to grade 5 music exams around the world. The book has information about pitch, rhythm, intervals, scales, keys, melody, chords, harmony, form, instruments, voices, styles, genres, and a reference section. The unique visual approach uses simple, colourful illustrations and diagrams alongside a wide range of musical examples to explains concepts of music theory useful for exam preparation, homework help, or learning to read music as part of learning an instrument.
Feature boxes on composers and musicians across a variety of styles and genres help children and parents learn and discover more about music, write melody and harmonizing a song melody. This book is packed with musical examples, which we can listen on the accompanying free audio app.
These two books, History Year by Year and Science Year by Year created in association with the Smithsonian Institution are visual guides throughout time. These books are invaluable reference to connect the dots of history and science packed with fascinating discoveries and facts.
History Year by Year has a historic timeline from prehistoric times to the present day, documenting recent events, including the Syrian War and the continuing exploration of space by the Juno and New Horizons probes. This unique book joins the dots of history by putting historic events across the world on one timeline, from prehistoric people, key civilizations (Ancient Egyptians, Ancient Greeks, Romans, Aztecs, and Incas), world exploration, the Industrial Revolution, the American Civil War, the world wars, and walking on the Moon to the state of the world in the present day.
Every timeline page has pictures of original artifacts and paintings, to give a snapshot of a certain era. There are also special features that explain major events, such as the rise of the Roman Empire, or the fall of Communism. "Child of the Time" explores the lives of children in history, from the tough training of a young Spartan warrior to the lives of young pioneers on a wagon train heading west across America in the 20th century. There is information about stone tools, simple machines to space travel and robots with images and in-depth explanations of key inventors and innovations, quotes from groundbreaking scientists like Marie Curie, and stunning "Moment in Time" images of key events such as the first human landing on the moon and first flight of the Wright Brothers.
Science Year by Year will fascinate kids as they go on an amazing journey through time, tracing key moments in the history of science and technology along the way. The book starts with information before science in 3 MYA to 800 CE, then has information about new ideas, the age of discovery, revolutions, atomic age, and modern science.
These books will be useful in every home library and classroom, as it gives children the information they need to become curious and to understand different subjects explained in a fun and jargon free way.
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Update: The winner is Ivy
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