Showing posts with label books. Show all posts
Showing posts with label books. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 28, 2018

Inspiring Needlework and Art Kits

needlework and art kits
These inspiring art and needlework kits are fabulous to give as gifts to anyone you want. These will also make wonderful gifts to buy for yourself and do during the holidays. The kits come with everything you need to get started.

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Rekindling the love for painting and drawing

art books
We love books that rekindle our love for painting and drawing. We have checked out a few books that inspires both beginning and advanced artists. The techniques and tips mentioned in these books are a real inspiration to start drawing and painting with a variety of medium. 

Sunday, July 29, 2018

DK Canada books to inspire Summer Detox and Giveaway

When spring comes along, we get quite excited to plant a variety of different vegetables, herbs, and flowers in our garden. Harvesting and caring for the plants all summer long is one of our favourite hobbies. In order to inspire us to spend our summer feeling relaxed, refreshed, and ready to take part in adventures, we took a closer look at a few DK Canada books that inspires Summer Detox. 

Monday, June 25, 2018

This Month's Reads - How one person's actions can affect another

All we ever wanted by Emily Giffin asks the daunting question: In the midst of a scandal that threatens a perfect life, how far are you willing to go to protect the ones you love?

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Reading on the Kobo Clara

kobo clara
My family and I love reading books - we regularly use our first e-reader Kobo Glo HD since 2015 and our Kobo Aura H2O since 2016 to read while at home and when we are travelling. This year, we are excited to have been introduced to Kobo Clara HD - the lightweight 6" HD display with built-in ComfortLight PRO and blue light reducing technology that offers the best reading experience day or night.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

DK's Big Idea Series, Solo A Star Wars Story The Official Guide and Giveaway

We enjoy watching the Star Wars saga. The book Solo A Star Wars Story The Official Guide written by Pablo Hidalgo will be enjoyed by fans curious to know about Han Solo's adventures, and discover the places, faces, and things he encounters. It gives details on the things we see in the movie, so we have a better understanding of the purpose and functions of things that come up in the movie. For example, Han Solo has an electronically shielded pocket in his jacket for unprotected data cards, and about other gadgets on the characters and what they do. The close up pictures with captions are fun to read.

Sunday, June 3, 2018

Boredom Busters

Summer days are longer giving us more time to do fun activities. It is also the perfect time to cool off and do hands on activities.

Thursday, May 24, 2018

This Month's Reads - Adventure books for Young Adults and Slowing Down our Lifestyle

Escape by Linwood Barclay
Escape by Linwood Barclay is a kid-friendly juvenile fiction. It is very adventurous and full of drama. It is about a boy named Jeff Conroy and with his high-tech partner “Chipper”, who is a dog running from the sinister organization, “The Institute”, which created Chipper. Jeff Conroy's parents, Edwin and Patricia Conroy had died in a plane crash while trying to reveal the Institutes secrets of creating high-tech children, just as they had done with dogs. Now both Jeff and Chipper are constantly running from the Institute. We recommend this book for all ages.

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

How Things Work Series and Giveaway

We like the DK's How Things Work series, as it explores and explains a wide range of complex subjects clearly and simply using a combination of bold, eye-catching graphics and simple, easy-to-understand text. We like how everything is explained in details, to make us understand the topics better. There are lots of cool facts on each of the topics. 

Monday, November 6, 2017

Inspiring Creativity: Drawing books

art book learning
Art Studio: Flowers ISNB: 9781633223639 priced at $25.99 is an instructional book for those wanting to learn how to draw and paint a variety of beautiful flowers. There are more than 35 step-by-step projects, as well as dozens of technique tutorials. This comprehensive resource will help artists of all skill levels gain the confidence they need to transform their love of vibrant botanicals into beautiful works of art.

Monday, August 14, 2017

STEAM education encouraging DK books and Giveaway

We find having books that support STEAM education at home and in classrooms, help children learn fun facts and gain general knowledge. For example, when reading a book such as the Human Body! makes us understand the functions of our body parts, appreciate, and take care of our body. By reading the book Elements, we will be able to better understand how things come together and function, for example the elements Hydrogen and Oxygen combine to make water.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

Books that encourage Painting and Drawing

We have been using several art books during the past few months to practice our art skills, and make it a routine to do drawings and paintings. We find that this helps us to be more mindful and appreciate nature.

Sunday, July 16, 2017

Learning from Eyewitness Books

eyewitness books
We love DK Eyewitness books, as they are a wealth of knowledge. This series of books are good educational resources. It comes in handy when doing homework, research projects, improving reading of reluctant readers and English as a Second Language students. Importantly these books satisfy the minds of curious children, as it answers their questions.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Collage and Paper: Calming Meditative Activities

collage cut and create paper mosaic
Everyone in our family enjoyed taking part in doing the calming and interesting paper mosaic activity in Chiharu Rosenberg's Cut and Create Paper Mosaics kit. This craft mosaic-by-number artwork is done by cutting the numbered paper tiles which are printed on coloured and patterned paper, then gluing it to the card stock. 

Monday, February 27, 2017

STEM inspiring Books

basher
I like that there are fun books available for children to understand STEM topics. Having books with simple vocabulary, explanation and images makes it easy to explore and learn. Here are a few STEM inspiring books that we found educational and fun.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Keep Exploring During March Break with DK Canada Books


March Break is a time to play, relax and explore and break the school days' routine for a week! Children will have lots of time to relax and try different activities. Having fun and exciting books to refer to can help children get inspired to explore. Here are three books from DK Canada that will help children build exciting computer projects, including games, music, and designs on the computer, or learn to draw, or do science experiments.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

Crocheted Mandalas and Little Crochet Gifts

crochet mandala
Crocheted Mandalas by Lynne Rowe has 20 designs we can follow to make mandalas or circle shape designs that can be used as coasters, table mats, or stitched together to make beautiful bedspreads, table runners, scarves, bags, art and more. I like that crocheting mandalas are portable and can be done easily on-the-go. 

Sunday, January 8, 2017

What Next, Where to Go When and Arm Knitting DK Books

We love books that inspires us to try new things or develop the skills we have. Colourful books with lots of tips and techniques are the ones my family and I lean towards. We had been taking a look at a few interesting DK Canada books during the holidays. 

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Thoughts on LEGO books: I Love That MINIFIGURE and NEXO Knights

My children enjoy looking through the pictures, and reading DK LEGO books. Recently, they enjoyed two books in DK's collection of LEGO books. Here are their thoughts about The Book of Knights and I Love That MINIFIGURE.

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

How We Can Help Save Sharks

please be nice to sharks
This post written by the author, Matt Weiss of Please Be Nice To Sharks gives us a little more insight on how we can help with the conservation of sharks, and protect them from becoming extinct.