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Books That Will Make You A DK Canada Books Fan Forever ~ #Giveaway

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After all of the DK Canada books I’ve reviewed, I didn’t think I could be more amazed at their books than I already have been.

I was wrong!

My recent set of DK Books I was sent to review are all nothing less than spectacular.

The latest DK books added to my bookshelf include:

  • The Human Body Book

  • The Illustrated Kitchen Bible

  • Smithsonian Earth: The Definitive Visual Guide

The Illustrated Kitchen Bible is a 531 page powerhouse of 1,000 family recipes from around the world.  This book contains information, tips, photos, and step-by-step instructions – everything you need to know for good home cooking!  Inside the front and back cover you’ll find useful information including volume equivalents and a refrigerator and freezer storage guide.  For the novice cook, or cooks looking to improve their cooking skills, The Illustrated Kitchen Bible has an entire section devoted to techniques.


If you are like me, you’ll love how each recipe in this book contains a small box of important information including:

  • # of servings

  • Prep time

  • Cook time

  • Size of pan/dish needed

The Illustrated Kitchen Bible Will even answer your questions such as:

  • Can I prepare the dish ahead?

  • Do I need special cooking equipment?

True to DK Books usual standards, The Illustrated Kitchen Bible is full of great images showing you exactly what each finished recipe should look like.  This is a book that should be a staple in any cook’s home cooking library.

Breathtaking.  The Smithsonian Earth Guide takes you to every corner of the earth, showcasing spectacular images of mountain ranges, land formations, natural disasters and urban areas.  Full of details, this Smithsonian Earth Guide will surprise and delight you with every turn of this 503 page book.   You’ll find so much informative information, and so many great charts, diagrams and spectacular pictures, you can’t help but come away having learned something from this book.


This newly revised and updated version of the Smithsonian Earth Guide even includes information on recent tragedies facing our world such as the 2011 earthquake and tsunami in Japan.  There are numerous nods to Canada in this book, including a small paragraph about Toronto, a section on our Great Lakes, and more.  Smithsonian Earth Guide is truly a book you can get “lost” in for hours!

I’ve always been a bit of a “science geek” when it comes to the human body.  I’ve got a fascination for learning about how the human body functions, and the diseases and disorders that can affect it.

The Human Body Book takes readers on a tour through each of the human body’s systems, explaining how every part of the body functions.  With unique computer generated 3D images and amazing graphics, The Human Body Book is “the guide to anatomy for the 21st Century”.


This book covers hundreds of diseases and disorders that affect the human body.  A DVD-ROM with “state-of-the-art animations and fully interactive renderings of each body system” is also included on the inside cover of The Human Body Book.

For anyone interested in learning more about how the human body works, including kids in school, this book is a must.

So guess what? Our generous friends at DK Canada Books have offered up this terrific prize pack of DK books for one lucky Canadian Blog House winner!  That’s right! You can enter to WIN all three books reviewed here.

For all you DK Books lovers out there, be sure to visit the site and check out their latest offers.  Don’t forget to enter their “I Love DK Contest” where you can vote and enter to win a $250 DK Canada Books shopping spree!

A big thank you to DK Canada Books for once again sharing your amazing books with us!

Enter here:

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Disclosure:  Canadian Blog House was provided with these books for this review.  All opinions are our own.



  1. January 20, 2014


    I’d like the Human Body book.

    • January 20, 2014


      Definitely a great choice, Manduh! Thanks for entering 🙂

  2. January 20, 2014

    ivy pluchinsky

    Human body book would be cool

    • January 20, 2014


      I just love ours, ivy, and haven’t had a chance to finish reading it yet. Thanks for entering!

  3. January 20, 2014

    Amy C

    I would like to add Amazing Giant Dinosaurs to my bookshelf.

    • January 20, 2014


      Oooh! That’s one I haven’t looked at yet. Thanks for the tip, Amy C..and for entering!

  4. January 20, 2014

    michelle tremblett

    I would love the Smithsonian Earth book, Thank you for the chance !

    • January 20, 2014


      It’s such a great book! You’re welcome, Michelle! Thanks for entering 🙂

  5. January 20, 2014


    My kids would love the “Smithsonian Super Nature Encyclopedia.”

    • January 20, 2014


      Love that one, Andie! We’ve got it and it is terrific 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  6. January 20, 2014

    Suzanne G

    I would love to add the Boost Your Brain Book

    • January 20, 2014


      Great choice, Suzanne! Keep your eyes peeled on the blog…I will be reviewing one of those types of books next! Thanks for entering 🙂

  7. January 20, 2014

    Robyn B.

    I would really like to add Amazing Giant Dinosaurs to my bookshelf.

    • January 20, 2014


      Another vote for the Amazing Giant Dinosaurs book 🙂 Thanks for entering, Robyn!!

  8. January 20, 2014

    Victoria Ess

    I’d love this one: Complete Running & Marathon Book!

    • January 20, 2014


      Oooh! I never noticed that one before, Victoria. My niece would love that too. Thanks for entering!

  9. January 20, 2014

    Andrea Amy

    I think I would like EVERYDAY EASY CHEAP EATS because I am always looking for new budget meal recipes 🙂

    • January 20, 2014


      That one looks good to me too, Andrea Amy! Thanks for entering 🙂

  10. January 20, 2014


    The Boost Your Brain book, looks very fun !

    • January 20, 2014


      I agree, Karine 🙂 I like those types of books. Thanks for entering!

  11. January 20, 2014


    The Family Guide to London would be a good fit for me 🙂

    • January 20, 2014


      Ooooh! You and your family planning a trip to London this year, Sarah? Thanks for entering!

  12. January 20, 2014

    Julie G

    I’d like to add Where To Go In 2014 to my shelf

    • January 20, 2014


      I’m a fan of travel books like that Julie. Looks great 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  13. January 20, 2014

    Brenda A

    Any of the travel books for sure! Especially the Ultimate Food Journeys and World’s Must See Places.

    • January 20, 2014


      Those both sound great, Brenda! I hadn’t noticed those ones yet. Will have to take a peek 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  14. January 20, 2014


    I like the LEGO movie book for my grandson, but for me the Human Body book.

    • January 21, 2014


      Hehehe…one for your grandson, one for you, eh Cruiser? I like that 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  15. January 20, 2014

    angela m

    I would love the Smithsonian Universe

    • January 21, 2014


      The Smithsonian books are great, Angela. That’s probably a good choice! Thanks for entering 🙂

  16. January 21, 2014

    Maegan Morin

    We would love the Lego Play book:,,11_9781465414120,00.html

    • January 21, 2014


      That’s a great one, Maegan! Thanks for including the link…love that 🙂 Thanks for entering!

  17. January 21, 2014

    Angela Mitchell

    I have really enjoyed so many DK books over the years. I’d love The Film Book.

  18. January 21, 2014

    Jennifer L.

    I’d love to have YOGA FOR A NEW YOU

  19. January 21, 2014

    Jeanette Jackson

    I would love to have STAR TREK VISUAL DICTIONARY on my bookshelf

  20. January 21, 2014

    Veronica S.

    The Smithsonian Universe sounds awesome.

  21. January 21, 2014


    The kitchen book looks like it would be handy

  22. January 21, 2014

    Brittany Langstaff

    Thanks for the opportunity

  23. January 21, 2014

    Robert Wise

    I’d like Small Bites by Jennifer Joyce

  24. January 21, 2014

    Erika E

    I’d love to have the Boost Your Brain book.

  25. January 21, 2014

    Heidi C.

    My girls would love the Essential Guide to Frozen!

  26. January 21, 2014


    The travel ones, including the earth one, are definitely my favourites.

  27. January 21, 2014

    Tom B.

    My daughters would love the Disney Frozen book

  28. January 21, 2014


    I would love the Complete Home Medical Guide book. With my family’s pentient for accidents and illness, it would be really handy to have available! Plus, I enjoy reading medical books!

  29. January 21, 2014

    Edmund S

    I would love to have Smithsonian Violent Earth.

  30. January 21, 2014

    Annette C.

    I would love to add the Dr. Who Character Encyclopedia to my bookshelf 🙂

  31. January 21, 2014

    Bryan C

    The Smithsonian books!!

  32. January 21, 2014


    Would love the Smithsonian Earth book!

  33. January 21, 2014


    I’d love the Kitchen Bible ;p

  34. January 21, 2014

    Jeffrey Rossnagel

    Lego movie book for my boy!

  35. January 21, 2014

    natasha severson

    Smithsonian Earth book my daughter wants it!

  36. January 21, 2014

    david pyle

    Would love the illustrated kitchen bible for me and the human body for my Son!

  37. January 21, 2014

    Christy Martin

    I like the DK First Animal Encylopedia.

  38. January 21, 2014


    I absolutely love the Rough Guides series!

  39. January 21, 2014

    Carolle Hall

    I would like the DK First Animal Encylopedia.

  40. January 21, 2014


    Human Body book but so many other great choices as well.

  41. January 21, 2014


    My kids would love the DK Animal First Animal Encyclopedia and Lego movie book. I’d love the book Boost Your Brain!

  42. January 21, 2014


    I like the “Boost Your Brain” books!

  43. January 21, 2014

    Debbie Bashford

    HOW TO PHOTOGRAPH ABSOLUTELY EVERYTHING PAPERBACK After reading some reviews I think this is the perfect book for me learn how to use and take really great pictures with my DSLR camera I got for Christmas

  44. January 21, 2014


    I have the Illustrated Kitchen Bible and it is fantastic. I also have over 100 cookbooks and this is one of my favourites.

  45. January 21, 2014


    I could use a great garden reference book like the Canadian Gardener’s Guide

  46. January 21, 2014


    After your review of the Kitchen Bible I’m thinking i need one of those for sure!

  47. January 21, 2014

    Jo-Anne Pfoh

    I love their DIY Canadian version. Outstanding

  48. January 21, 2014


    I would love the Illustrated Step by Step Baking book

  49. January 21, 2014

    Surso S.

    Complete Home Medical Guide

  50. January 21, 2014


    Evolution sounds interesting!

  51. January 21, 2014

    Shirley Nicolson

    I would love to win the Kitchen Bible book as I LOVE TO COOK!

  52. January 21, 2014

    Cheryl Grandy

    I’d like to own the Great Canadian Plant Guide.

  53. January 22, 2014

    Carol M (Lushka S)

    I’d like the Kitchen Bible as I am a cookbook junkie

  54. January 22, 2014

    Won Kim


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  56. January 22, 2014

    Laurie B

    I would love to add the Smithsonian Animal book to our library!

  57. January 22, 2014


    Love the Lego Movie Book

  58. January 22, 2014

    Megan Willis

    I would love the complete home medical guide

  59. January 22, 2014

    Pat B

    Encyclopedia of Plants & Flowers

  60. January 22, 2014


    Fashion: The Definitive History of Costume and Style looks like a beautiful yet amazing reference book. Would love to add to my bookshelf!

  61. January 22, 2014

    BobbiJo Pentney

    The great Canadian plant guide.

  62. January 22, 2014

    heather h

    I am a history buff – I would like Holocaust

  63. January 22, 2014

    Shoreh S


  64. January 22, 2014


    I would love the Illustrated Step by Step Baking book.

  65. January 22, 2014

    Jody D

    I would love to own Ultimate Food Journeys!

  66. January 22, 2014

    pd reimer

    I know my kids would love the Lego Ninjago Brickmaster book!

  67. January 22, 2014

    Anne Derkat

    Complete home medical guide

  68. January 22, 2014

    Sunshine G

    Ultimate food journeys sounds practical (and yummy).

  69. January 22, 2014

    Mike Gismondi

    Lego Movie Book

  70. January 22, 2014

    Sandi Tymchuk

    I would love the Kitchen Bible book as well!

  71. January 22, 2014

    Rachel Cartwright

    I would love to have the Kitchen Bible book!!

  72. January 22, 2014

    vanessa wrzesien

    As a nurse and admitted medical geek, this is great 😛

  73. January 22, 2014


    Would love to win Ultimate Food Journeys!

  74. January 23, 2014

    Nick T

    I would like to read WORLDS MUST SEE PLACES

  75. January 23, 2014

    Wanda Bergman

    Illustrated Bible Story by Story

  76. January 23, 2014


    ILLUSTRATED STEP-BY-STEP BAKING so I can become a baking master!

  77. January 23, 2014

    Alison Braidwood

    I’d love to get The Idiot’s Guide to Making Natural Beauty Products

  78. January 24, 2014


    I like the body book

  79. January 24, 2014

    Betty S

    I would get the Lego Movie Essential Guide, my son’s a Lego fan

  80. January 24, 2014



  81. January 25, 2014


    My 6 year old would love evolution

  82. January 25, 2014


    London eyewitness guide for me

  83. January 25, 2014

    Elizabeth Matthiesen

    I’d love to have the Canadian Gardener’s Guide. Having come from Europe I’m not used to such cold winters and this book would be a tremendous help no doubt.

  84. January 25, 2014


    Such GREAT choices everyone! I’m keeping everything in mind for future giveaways 😉 Thanks to all of you for entering!

  85. January 25, 2014

    Terry Mac

    I would love to own The Kitchen Bible or About Herbs & Spices: A Cook’s Reference

  86. January 25, 2014

    Ariel Chiu


  87. January 26, 2014

    Jennifer D

    The Smithsonian Earth book looks stunning!

  88. January 26, 2014

    Darrah Bailey

    Lego Movie Book for me 😉

  89. January 26, 2014

    sarah sar

    I would love to have the ILLUSTRATED STEP-BY-STEP BAKING book!

  90. January 26, 2014

    Sarah Stickney

    i would like The Kitchen Bible

  91. January 26, 2014


    I’d love to get the Canadian Gardener’s Guide

  92. January 27, 2014


    I’d like the Cooking Season by Season book. I’m a terrible cook!

  93. January 27, 2014

    Kristi Renout

    My kids would love to have the first animal encyclopedia!

  94. January 27, 2014

    susanne mccarthy

    ‘Pies Sweet and Savoury’

  95. January 27, 2014

    Kayla Gilbert

    I would love the Illustrated Step by Step Baking book.

  96. January 27, 2014

    Aaron D

    Disney Frozen Essential Guide would be a nice read.

  97. January 28, 2014


    I’d like My First Colors: Let’s Learn Them All! and First Earth Encyclopedia for my son

  98. January 28, 2014


    The step by step baking book would be a handy addition

  99. January 28, 2014


    Pies Sweet and Savoury as I love recipe books

  100. January 28, 2014

    J Todd

    Yes the the step by step baking book

  101. January 30, 2014

    Manon Lemieux

    The step by step baking book!! 🙂

  102. January 31, 2014

    Elaine Jasvins

    Canadian Gardener’s Guide would be a great addition to my bookshelf.

  103. February 3, 2014

    Joy M.

    I would love to have Birds of Canada!

  104. February 3, 2014


    CMA Complete Home Medical Guide

  105. February 3, 2014


    Step by step baking book

  106. February 4, 2014

    nina bergeron

    step by step baking!

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