Here at Penguin Random House Canada, we’re lucky to work with so many different publisher lists. This holiday season, we’ll be highlighting each one with a dedicated post to help you find the perfect gift (or your next read). Today’s post is all about DK.
An Anthology of Intriguing Animals
224 Pages | Ages 7-9 | Hardcover
ISBN 9781465477026 | DK Children
The animal kingdom is so much bigger than young minds can fathom and there is always more to learn. An Anthology of Intriguing Animals is a stunning animal encyclopedia for young readers to explore, with reference pages packed with fascinating information, little learners will be captivated as they discover the facts, stories and myths behind their favorite animals. Whether it’s where the slow-motion sloth lives, how the plodding pangolin protects itself from predators, or which animal the Ancient Egyptians thought rolled the Sun across the sky, children can learn all sorts of fun animal facts from the storybook descriptions.
An Anthology of Our Extraordinary Earth
By Cally Oldershaw
224 Pages | Ages 7-9 | Hardcover
ISBN 9780744083903 | DK Children
The world is so much more complex than young minds can fathom, from molten-hot rock and smoldering volcanoes to icy glaciers and bubbling springs. This book about the Earth for kids aged 7+ unlocks all the mysteries of our living, breathing planet. An Anthology of Our Extraordinary Earth looks at our constantly changing planet, with striking images and scientific ideas that are easy for children to understand. Starting at the center of the Earth, the book examines each layer in forensic detail: from Earth’s metallic core, drilling through Earth’s tough crust until emerging out onto the planet’s surface, with its lush green rainforests, sparkling oceans, and snow-capped mountains, before sailing up into Earth’s airy atmosphere.
By Rebel Girls
420 Pages | Ages 8-12 | Hardcover
ISBN 9781953424471 | Rebel Girls
More than 125 extraordinary teens and women share their advice, experiences, and the secrets of their success – in their own words. Through letters, poems, essays, self-portraits, and more, the authors tackle topics like overcoming obstacles, discovering your passion, and dreaming big. Learn how Ms. Marvel actor Iman Vellani connected with her roots through her character. Read about how March for our Lives co-founder Jaclyn Corin found her voice as an activist. Follow mountaineer Carla Pérez on the final 100 meters to the top of Mount Everest. This rich collection of first-person stories has something for everyone, inspiring young readers to try new things, face their fears, and be themselves.
Eyewitness Encyclopedia of Everything
400 Pages | Ages 9-12 | Hardcover
ISBN 9780744084702 | DK Children
Packed with striking photography and the topics kids love most, this is the fundamental guide to the world around you. The world’s greatest record-breakers, most remarkable animals, inspiring history-makers, and cutting-edge technology are all here, in one utterly unputdownable kid’s encyclopedia. Like the hugely successful Eyewitness series itself, Eyewitness Encyclopedia of Everything includes all the topics children want to read about. Each page is illustrated with vivid photography and filled with facts ideal for children aged 9+.
LEGO Marvel Visual Dictionary
By Simon Hugo and Amy Richau
160 Pages | Ages 7-11 | Hardcover
ISBN 9780744084610 | DK Children
Jump into the action-packed LEGO Marvel multiverse with DK’s latest Visual Dictionary – with an exclusive LEGO Marvel Minifigure. Discover everything you need to know about the latest sets, vehicles, and minifigures. See every detail of the Guardians of the Galaxy’s spaceship, explore Doctor Strange’s Sanctum Sanctorum, examine the advanced vehicles of Wakanda, discover Spider-Man’s most dastardly villains, and find out about your favorite LEGO Marvel minifigures – from Black Panther to The Scarlet Witch. Meet all the iconic LEGO Marvel characters and learn about their allies, villains, skills, vehicles, and locations.
Pokémon Festive Calendar
48 Pages | Ages 5-7 | Paperback
ISBN 9780744097993 | DK Children
Count down to the festive season with this collection of 24 mini books, activities, and crafts! Packed with Pokémon story books, Alola-themed guides, fun puzzles, activities, riddles, and crafts, this is the perfect gift for fans of all ages. Create 3D Poké Balls, make your own decorations, and learn how to draw some of your favorite Pokémon. With 24 awesome surprises inside, there’s something for each December day leading up to the festive season, making this the perfect calendar treat for all Pokémon Masters in training!
Pop-Up Peekaboo! Marvel Spidey and his Amazing Friends
12 Pages | Ages 0-3 | Board Book
ISBN 9780744090505 | DK Children
Help Spidey keep New York City safe and find his friends one by one, including your little one’s favorite characters: Miles, Ghost Spider, Iron Man, Black Panther, and Ms Marvel. Little hands can lift big flaps and see five peekaboo surprises pop up from the pages, and explore themes of friendship, teamwork, and bravery. The lively, read-aloud rhymes encourage literacy and early learning, while the surprise pop-up scenes will delight curious preschoolers. With the help of parents and caregivers, children will have fun turning the sturdy board book pages, guessing what’s hiding under each flap, and then lifting the flaps to reveal Spidey and his friends, and play peekaboo! Ideal for interactive preschool play, Pop-Up Peekaboo! Marvel Spidey and his Amazing Friends will appeal to both parents and children and is certain to keep little ones entertained time and time again!
The LEGO Holiday Games Book
80 Pages | Ages 7-11 | Hardcover
ISBN 9780744084658 | DK Children
Build in some time for festive fun with the whole family! With more than 50 all-new winter holiday themed games and activities, there is something to keep everyone entertained during the whole festive season. Grab this book and your LEGO bricks and get ready for a jolly time at ho-ho-home with your friends and family! Comes with 60 bricks to help you play the games in the book.
The Minecraft Ideas Book
200 Pages | Ages 7-11 | Hardcover
ISBN 9780744084672 | DK Children
Spark your imagination with incredible build ideas inspired by the world around you. Explore landmarks, natural wonders, and inventions. From the Great Wall of China and the Great Barrier Reef, to steam trains and the International Space Station, get suggestions for how to build them all in Minecraft – and discover fascinating facts about them, too. The Minecraft Ideas Book is packed with all kinds of imaginative build ideas, including a cross-section of a volcano, a fabulously fun fairground, a Mount Everest base camp, a rainforest with canopy bridge, and much, much more. Why not step back in time to build the Titanic or a Roman chariot race or fast-forward to the future and build a sustainable city? Anything is possible! What will you build first? Find building techniques, hints, and tips throughout, such as block hacks, planning tips, and ideas for customizing. Meet the expert builders and discover where they get their ideas from. See the Minecraft world – and the real world – as you’ve never seen it before!
Weird and Wonderful Nature
By Ben Hoare
192 Pages | Ages 7-9 | Hardcover
ISBN 9780744085112 | DK Children
Why do Mexican jumping beans jump? How do sea cucumbers defend themselves? What causes the northern lights? This book is filled with facts about the most surprising and curious plants, animals, rocks, and phenomena in nature. Children aged 7-9 can read stories of more than one hundred unique animals, plants and phenomena and learn about the weird and wonderful side of the natural world. Weird and Wonderful Nature is the third installment of the DK Treasures series, exploring the many bizarre animals and plants that are uniquely adapted to their way of life.