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 spotlights DK.
101 Great Science Experiments: A Step-by-Step Guide
By Neil Ardley
120 Pages | Ages 8-12 | Paperback
ISBN 9781465428264 | DK Children
Find out how to make a rainbow, build a buzzer, see sound, construct a circuit, bend light, play with shadows, measure the wind, weigh air, and create an underwater volcano. The astonishing variety of experiments are all very easy and entirely safe, with step-by-step text and everyday ingredients. Biology, chemistry, and physics are brought to life, showing budding young scientists that science is all around us all the time. As you have fun trying out experiments with friends and family, core scientific principles are presented in the most memorable way. With chapters covering important topics such as color, magnets, light, senses, electricity, and motion, the laws of science are introduced in crystal-clear text alongside specially commissioned full-color photography for children to understand. Follow in the footsteps of Albert Einstein, Marie Curie, and all the other great minds with 101 Great Science Experiments and learn the secrets of science you’ll never forget.
An Anthology of Aquatic Life: DK Children’s Anthology
By Sam Hume
224 Pages | Ages 7+ | Hardcover
ISBN 9780744059823 | DK Children
From the deepest, widest ocean to the tiniest puddle, this beautiful compendium takes young readers on an enthralling journey through the aquatic world, meeting amazing animals, ingenious plants, and much more along the way. Stunning photography and gorgeous illustrations complement storybook descriptions about each lifeform, and children can uncover hundreds of fascinating facts as they read. Did you know that elephant seals that can hold their breath underwater for more than an hour, or that the Victoria Amazonica water lily can support the weight of an adult, or that the brown basilisk reptile can run across water? Discover the science of how plants have learned to live, feed, and breathe in water, and take a look at the unique challenges of distinct ecosystems on feature spreads about rivers, lakes, wetlands, and more. There’s also a visual index, packed with reference information including the size and location of each species. With foil on the cover, gilded edges, and a ribbon for keeping your place, An Anthology of Aquatic Life makes an attractive gift for any child who can’t get enough of the natural world – and it’s perfect for young readers to explore by themselves or for bedtime stories. From sharks and sailfish, to bulrushes and beetles, there’s something for everyone in this celebration of all things aquatic.
Disney Encanto The Ultimate Sticker Book
16 Pages | Ages 5-7 | Paperback
ISBN 9780744053173 | DK Children
Meet a magical family living in a magical home in Disney’s new movie Encanto and in this fun sticker book. Travel to Colombia with this ultimate sticker book, featuring beautiful images and artwork from Disney’s new movie Encanto. Discover all the key characters, including Mirabel Madrigal and her family, and encounter the magic of the Encanto. Disney Encanto Ultimate Sticker Book will help kids to relive the wonder of Disney’s newest movie. Fun stickering activities will keep kids aged 5-7 entertained for hours and, with more than 100 stickers, there are plenty of extra stickers, too.
Find My Favorite Things
16 Pages | Ages 2-5 | Board Book
ISBN 9780744026603 | DK Children
From an exciting town to a sunny beach, a beautiful park to a colorful toyshop, little ones visit their best-loved places, search through the busy scenes, then point to and name all sorts of delightful things, building their vocabulary. They follow entertaining characters like the little girl and her mum buying things for a birthday party, the young boy out and about with his grandparents, and playful Patch, the mischievous pup. They count scampering squirrels, fluttery butterflies, flying birds, and more. Plus there are favorite toys and fabulous treats to find, and a cool cat is hiding somewhere in each scene! A perfect interactive book to share with pre-reading toddlers or older children just beginning to read, every scene has “Can you spot?” questions, things to find that are certain colors or patterns, and open-ended prompts to encourage observation, exploration, and conversation. And at the end of the book, little ones can play a fun “Look back and find . . . ” game. With so many favorite things to talk about, and characters to follow from page to page, children can use their imaginations to tell their own story. Perhaps they will continue the story even after they have finished the book!
My Encyclopedia of Very Important Dinosaurs
224 Pages | Ages 5-9 | Hardcover
ISBN 9781465468482 | DK Children
Journey back in time to discover a prehistoric world of dinosaur facts. Dust off your fossil brush and let’s practice our paleontology skills! Little dino-lovers (and their dino-loving parents) will delight in this visually stunning dinosaur book. Dig up dazzling dinosaurs, see dinosaur bones up-close and learn facts about fossils. Feed your little one’s imagination with this bright and playful educational book. Discover the incredible lost world and meet dinosaurs like Tyrannosaurus rex, Triceratops, and Stegosaurus. Each dinosaur has its name written phonetically, so you and your child can sound them out together. This dinosaur encyclopedia will tap into every child’s natural curiosity and answer all their questions about these prehistoric creatures! Packed with up-to-date facts and discoveries, your little fossil hunter will get to explore the Triassic, Jurassic, and Cretaceous periods. Go on a journey of dinosaur discovery! This kid’s book includes detailed profiles of popular dinosaurs, as well as the more unfamiliar species. Covering a huge range of dino-tastic topics, this is the book that every young dinosaur enthusiast will want to own. For Little Dinosaur Lovers Who Want To Know Everything. Every important person needs to know about the amazing creatures that once ruled the Earth, and this book has them covered. Packed with jaw-dropping fun facts, startling discoveries, and colorful illustrations. My Encyclopedia of Very Important Dinosaurs is the perfect book for any young reader who can’t get enough of dinosaurs!
The Grumpy Reindeer: A Winter Story About Friendship and Kindness
Illustrated by Clare Wilson
18 Pages | Ages 0-3 | Board Book
ISBN 9780744065060 | DK Children
From the team behind the bestselling book, The Happy Pumpkin, comes a new winter wonderland adventure for Christmas! Travel to the North Pole and meet the grumpiest reindeer there ever was, who needs a little help learning about the happiness that can come from making friends. It’s the most wonderful time of the year – but not for one grumpy reindeer! He huffs and puffs and scares all the other reindeer off. But when Santa asks him for his help, the grumpy reindeer soon realizes that sometimes being on your own isn’t fun after all! A magical, heartwarming book about making room for others and the power behind choosing to be kind. Little ones will begin to understand that while everyone should have a shoulder to lean on, sometimes we need to show kindness in order to get it back. Featuring the most festive illustrations, adults and children will love to read aloud and follow the story of this reindeer to see if his frown does ever turn upside down!
The Met Lost in the Museum: A seek-and-find adventure in The Met
72 Pages | Ages 7-9 | Hardcover
ISBN 9780744033625 | DK Children
Seven-year-old Stevie is lost in the galleries! She needs to locate a series of artworks to find her way out and back to her family. Can you help her? Follow Stevie as she explores the most exciting and intriguing galleries and exhibitions inside The Met in this beautifully illustrated seek-and-find adventure! As Stevie moves through The Met’s galleries of Greek and Roman art, Ancient Egypt, and Modern and Contemporary art, learn about the rarest and most beautiful objects found in the museum’s prestigious galleries. Who can you find? What will you discover?
The Ultimate Disney Sticker Book
16 Pages | Ages 7-10 | Paperback
ISBN 9780744033656| DK Children
Meet timeless Disney characters like Mickey Mouse, as well as newer fan favorites including Moana and Elsa. Find the stickers to fill the spaces and learn all about your favorite characters and movies along the way. With enchanting images and captions, this sticker book allows fans to learn about Disney characters from the classics to modern favorites. The Ultimate Disney Sticker Book is a must-have for any young Disney fan.
The Very Hungry Caterpillar’s Very First Encyclopedia
224 Pages | Ages 3-7 | Hardcover
ISBN 9780744065237 | DK Children
Travel around the world to explore the continents, discover where different animals live, learn all about the people who came before us, and find out how your body works in this colorful and charming first reference book for children aged 5-7. Young learners can find out all about light and sound, the planets in the Solar System, how plants grow, and much, much more in this one-of-a-kind introduction to common core subjects.
Ultimate Sticker Book: Diggers and Dumpers
16 Pages | Ages 5-8 | Paperback
ISBN 9780756609740 | DK Children
Big building machines fill the pages of this delightful sticker book. Your child will learn everything about these hard-working vehicles, from excavators and bulldozers to forklifts and cranes. Do you have a construction-obsessed kiddo in your life? This digger activity book is filled with 60 reusable stickers, fun facts, and interesting activities. Cheerful photographs show these machines in action, digging and dumping away! Experience all the energy and excitement of a day at the construction site. Let your little budding engineers dig deep into the world of diggers and dumpers as they expand their knowledge on these powerful machines! They will discover what a dredging bucket is used for, why concrete is mixed in a machine and how tall a dump truck is. Taking subjects that kids love, like massive diggers and dumpers, the Ultimate Sticker Book series is packed with activities that are simple enough for children to do independently but engaging enough to keep their interest. With tons of fun stickers that can be reused and moved, this adventure book will keep your children entertained as they work through the pages. The reusable stickers are designed to develop dexterity in children, which is an important step in early childhood development.