OCT
28
2013

DK Educational Books

We’ve recently had the pleasure of reviewing some great educational resources from DK Publishing. They offer some really cool educational books that are great for supplementing your homeschooling.

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One of the books we received was “How to be a Genius”. This book covers all kinds of things about the brain, different functions it performs, states of your brain, and also has cool games, quizzes, puzzles, brain teasers, and more.

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The Smithsonian Knowledge Encyclopedia was the other one. This one was probably my favorite. It is divided into 6 chapters – Space, Earth, Nature, Human Body, Science,& Technology, and History & Culture. It also includes a helpful reference section.

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As usual with the DK books, it’s full of colorful pictures as well which my kiddos love! And this one includes all kinds of fascinating facts, maps, & timelines.

Now as a Christian blogger I feel compelled to mention that this book is written from an evolutionary standpoint. For us, we’ve discussed both evolution and creation so my kiddos are well aware of both. However we choose to approach our schooling from a creation standpoint. So whenever we get to a section of material that is written from a different perspective, we look at it in relation to a Christian world view, and discuss as necessary. Thus, books such as these are still easily used in our home.

One of the other fun books we received from DK Publishing this time around was the Ultimate Sticker Collection: Star Wars Battles of the Clone Wars.

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Turbo was all over this book. It’s full of over 1,000 colorful stickers that he added to the book as he read through the story.

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We also received LEGO Star Wars: The Yoda Chronicles book. It’s a brand new series from DK that covers Yoda’s adventures from his leadership of the Jedi council to his many duels and light-saber skills! This one isn’t so much on the eudcational side, but it was definitely made the top 10 reads on Turbo’s reading list this year!

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And it came with a fun action piece as well, which is always considered a good thing in the Confessions household.

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My favorite one from this set of review books was the Smithsonian Knowledge Encyclopedia so I’m giving away one free copy to one of you! Just fill out the rafflecopter below to enter to win a copy for your family!

 

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Comments

  1. Elle Ibanez says:

    Thank you for sharing!! We use the DK encyclopedias and first readers and we love them! My son is a stubborn reader and the Star Wars books they publish are something I make sure to keep in our home library. The Smithsonian Encyclopedia looks amazing–guess I’ll head over to B&N to pick one up!!

    As always, great post!

  2. We love to use DK books in our homeschool also!
    Our local library has a great assortment of DK books, so my kids are always checking them out.
    The Smithsonian Encyclopedia looks like something we may have to add to our bookshelf. Thanks again for another great review & giveaway! :)

  3. Great review! Will have to check out How to be a Genius. (we’re following on youtube as cmbee123)

  4. Thank you for the opportunity. We have a few DK books in our homeschool library and they are well used! We would love this book.

  5. Thank you for sharing this! Those books look like great resources (and fun!) to have in your home.

  6. Eons ago, DK had distributors…kinda like tupperware. It was great. You didn’t have to sell them, they sold themselves. I still love them. I’m glad you were able to review these books and pass along some of the bounty! I appreciate what you do

  7. Love DK books!!

  8. Great review! I love the fact that you’ve discussed both theories with your children. That “How to be a genius” book looks like it will help them to attain great critical thinking skills!

  9. Thanks for your honest review about the DK books. When I saw your post title, my first thought was wondering if they included evolution in the books you reviewed. I’m so glad you addressed it. I agree about teaching our kids from a creation standpoint but educating about how some view it differently. I just wish the DK books and others like Ushborne, etc. would be more neutral in sharing both sides. They have such great resources otherwise.

    Thanks, Erica, for all you do to promote homeschooling and help us newer homeschooling Moms!

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