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DK Canada Makes Learning FUN With A 3 Book Prize Pack! #Giveaway

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I am continually amazed by the beautiful, quality books that DK Canada publishes.  Every time the folks offer us more books to review I wonder if I will like the latest set as much as the last.  Well, as always, I do.  My latest 3 book set from DK Canada is sure to make both kids and adults happy.

Science + DK Canada Books = FUN

That’s right! Two of my latest DK Canada Books will fascinate all aspiring scientists and amateur inventors!



Utterly Amazing Science is a FUN and EDUCATIONAL book packed with pop-ups, flaps, and all kinds of incredible facts! Remember those pop-up books we had as kids? Well, Utterly Amazing Science has some pretty great pop-up pages, as well as flaps that open to reveal images and information, and things to push and pull. This is one highly interactive book, one that can be enjoyed by kids and adults alike! This book also includes some great little experiments that you and the kids can try at home. This book is fabulous for getting young minds interested in the wonders of science.  The great thing about a book like Utterly Amazing Science is that it is A DK Canada book that is aimed at kids but, heck, it’s just as great for us adults.  I learned all kinds of things I didn’t know just by reading through the pages of this book.


Geared more towards older kids or adults, 1,000 Inventions And Discoveries will amaze you with facts about inventions and discoveries dating back to c3,000 BC. No that’s not a typo.  That’s when the oldest known tools, stone tools, were made in Africa.  1,000 Inventions And Discoveries is current right up to 2013!  Here are just some of the interesting things I learned reading through this book:

Condensed Milk: Invented in 1851 by Gail Borden (now that’s a dairy name!).  Gail was distressed to see children becoming ill from infected milk.  He invented a process of boiling milk that removed the water – thinking that made milk safer to drink.  At the time, he did not know that bacteria was the cause of the children’s illness.

Velcro:  Invented in 1956 by George de Mestral, Velcro is made from two materials: one covered in tiny hooks and the other in tiny loops.  When in contact with one another, the two materials cling together.  The inventor got the idea for Velcro one day when he noticed plant burrs clinging to his dog’s fur (who hasn’t experience that horror?! lol).

Mobile Phone:  Just about everyone has one of these now, but did you know, the Mobile Phone was invented in 1979? Wowee….the Mobile Phone is approaching middle age! I’m not sure about you but, I don’t know what I’d do without my trusty Mobile Phone!  Probably one of my favourite inventions ever!


The third book we recently received from DK Canada Books was chosen just because of the title: CARS.  If you follow this blog regularly, you will know that X-Man is obsessed with cars, just like his dad.  If he could attend “car school” he probably would! His love of cars of all kinds (including remote-controlled cars!) runs deep, so when I spotted this Eyewonder Cars book from DK Canada Books, I knew this was a book for X-Man.  If your little guy (or big guy for that matter!) loves cars, this book will not disappoint.  Covering all types of cars from regular cars, to muscle cars, to rally cars, to monster trucks, and more, Cars will thrill the automobile lover with all its interesting facts and trivia.  I was fascinated to learn that the world’s largest car factory is located in Germany.  This Volkswagen factory produces 3,800 cars a day!  So what do they do with all those cars? They store them in two huge cylindrical car towers! It’s a pretty amazing site!

You can find these books, and a great selection of others, in the DK Canada Back To School Boutique! For a limited time they are offering 30% off these books. That’s a pretty fantastic deal!


Our great friends at DK Canada Books want YOU to be able to enjoy these 3 fabulous books too, so they are offering up this 3 book prize pack to one lucky Canadian Blog House reader!!

Here’s how you can enter for your chance to WIN!

a Rafflecopter giveaway





Disclosure:  Canadian Blog House was sent the above books in exchange for this review.  All opinions are our own.





  1. October 12, 2014

    Jennifer D

    Electricity. I don’t understand how people can camp! Hotels for me!

  2. October 10, 2014

    Susanne Craig

    These books would be great for my grandchildren.

  3. October 10, 2014


  4. October 9, 2014

    Jennifer Lo


  5. October 9, 2014

    Erika E

    I couldn’t live without electricity, when the power goes out I don’t know what to do!

  6. October 9, 2014

    Angela Mitchell

    Definitely electricity!

  7. October 9, 2014

    Christine B

    Definitely my computer!

  8. October 7, 2014

    Anna W

    I will have to say my washing machine.

  9. October 7, 2014

    Ami B

    Electricity or my car

  10. October 6, 2014


    Loving the answers here everyone! Very well thought out! 🙂

  11. October 6, 2014

    Andrea Amy

    only one??? well, my computer/internet because without it I could not visit your very wonderful blog and enter this awesome giveaway 😀

    • October 6, 2014


      Oh boy! Wow…I think that answer deserves some brownie points…I mean cookies 🙂 That’s sweet! Thanks for saying so, Andrea Amy!

  12. October 6, 2014

    Rachel Cartwright

    Honestly, at this point I really don’t think I could function without my smart phone. Sad but true…!

  13. October 6, 2014


    Can’t live without my phone! Don’t know how I functioned back in the day!

  14. October 6, 2014

    Marc-Andre Taillefer

    my smartphone

  15. October 6, 2014


    On a day like today, central heating

  16. October 5, 2014

    j nelson

    good quality feminine protection!
    and vaccinations – literally.

  17. October 5, 2014

    Jeffrey Rossnagel

    Iphone or car!

  18. October 5, 2014

    Neils Thor

    electricity powers me up!!

  19. October 1, 2014


    my car

  20. October 1, 2014


    Electricity for sure!!

  21. October 1, 2014

    Brandee H

    Indoor Plumbing!!

  22. September 29, 2014



  23. September 29, 2014

    angela m


  24. September 29, 2014

    Julie G

    Toothpaste – I can’t stand having icky teeth!

  25. September 29, 2014

    Lorie Pitt

    It would make life more difficult without my refrigerator.

  26. September 28, 2014


    I wouldn’t be able to live without my refrigerator!

  27. September 28, 2014

    Amber Y

    I’d have to go with my oven. I love to cook and bake. I know I’d get along without it, but I sure don’t want to!

  28. September 28, 2014



  29. September 28, 2014


    Movie projectors

  30. September 28, 2014

    marie catherine

    my smartphone.

  31. September 27, 2014

    cheryl hodgkins

    air conditioner

  32. September 27, 2014

    Marilyn Legault

    I’d go crazy without my computer 🙂

  33. September 27, 2014

    Jody D

    My smartphone I’m afraid!

  34. September 27, 2014

    Fan R

    Internet I think.

  35. September 27, 2014

    Amy C

    My iPhone

  36. September 26, 2014

    Jennifer P.

    A car!

  37. September 26, 2014

    Maegan Morin

    I just couldnt live without soap… lets be honest its so important and so under valued lol 😉

  38. September 26, 2014


    Electricity. I can’t imagine not having my coffee machine in the morning.

  39. September 26, 2014


    My alarm clock!

  40. September 26, 2014

    Doris H


  41. September 26, 2014

    Brenda A

    Printing press to make books abundant and inexpensive!

  42. September 26, 2014


    toilet 🙂

  43. September 26, 2014

    Rhonda W G.

    Electricity for sure!!!!

  44. September 26, 2014

    Lynda Cook

    I’m going big and going to say electricity, even when our hydro goes out for a bit, I’m so lost without it, especially here, we can’t even flush our toilet, gotta love electricity!!!!

  45. September 26, 2014

    Lee-Ann S

    Sadly lately it has been my cell phone.

  46. September 26, 2014

    Silvia D

    has to be makes my coffee maker work for morning coffee..makes muy computer run and lights..things to start my day!

  47. September 26, 2014

    Margaret Proctor

    Can’t live without tin foil and plastic wrap.

  48. September 26, 2014

    Carolle H

    My computer 🙂

  49. September 26, 2014


    The toaster oven.

  50. September 26, 2014

    Karen C. Hill


  51. September 26, 2014


    my laptop

    • September 26, 2014


      I’m with you on that one, Suzi! I <3 my laptop 🙂

  52. September 26, 2014

    Bonny Dixon MacIsaac

    I’m going to say electricity. Makes life so much easier, doesn’t it!

    • September 26, 2014


      For sure, Bonny! Yes! Where would we be without that? We rely on it for everything!

  53. September 26, 2014



    • September 26, 2014


      Hahaha!!! That’s definitely something I should have chosen as my favourite, Charity! LOL!

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