Sunday, September 30, 2018

Welcome in Fall with a Good Book -- Three Complete Guides from Discovery About Snakes, Space and Dinosaurs - Perfect for Kids of All Ages! (Review)


Disclosure: I was sent review copies from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.

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I was excited when the folks at Time Inc. Books sent a sampling of their recent and popular releases, as they included books on topics we were or would be in covering in our homeschooling.  For the months of Sept and October we are focusing on space, so their Discovery Spaceopedia was a welcoming addition to our books and materials I had pulled together to share with the girls.  My girls are fans of Discovery, and love books likes these that are filled with full-color photos and jam packed with facts and information that will answer all your child's questions.  

These are the types of books you can pick up and just read a few pages here an there, or flip through and find something that interests you and read more about it.  We ended up taking sections from the space book, and adding to what we were learning.  The girls liked how the pages were filled with real photos and content was written in terms they understood.  On a few occasions I would finish reading a section with the girls and was ready to call it a day, but they saw the next page and wanted to keep going.  And, when we weren't reading these books, they were sharing all the fun things they learned about space, dinosaurs and snakes with family and friends.

These truly are complete books on each of the topics mentioned above, and are great reference books to have for your kids for school, or at-home learning.  And, you can find these large paperbacks at Amazon and other book stores at great prices, making you want to pick up all the books in the popular -opedia series to add to your family's library.  

Here is more about the three books I was recently sent, and enjoyed reading with my girls...




More about this book:

"From a close-up look at the planets in our solar system to a deep exploration of mysterious, far-off galaxies, Discovery Spaceopedia takes kids on an amazing journey thought the stars. Created with an expert astronomer from Discovery Channel, Spaceopedia is filled with incredible facts, more than 400 full color NASA photos, and profiles of groundbreaking astronauts and scientists including Neil Armstrong, Edwin Hubble, and Neil DeGrasse Tyson.

This definitive book on outer space is perfect for any kid who has ever looked up at the night sky and wondered what's really out there. Readers will learn all about black holes, orbits, planets, galaxies, and constellations with special features on the Curiosity and Rosetta Comet landings, as well as the current number of earth-like planets in the universe that may have intelligent life!"

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More about this book:

"Get ready to become a dinosaur expert! DinopediaThe Complete Guide to Everything Dinosaur is the ultimate visual guide to the incredible Age of Dinosaurs, a period of time millions of years ago when these amazing creatures lived on Earth. Packed with over 400 photographs and fascinating facts, Dinopedia features more than 750 known types of dinosaurs-from fierce meat eaters such as Tyrannosaurus rex and Velociraptor to the gentle plant-eating giants including Supersaurus and Brachiosaurus. Learn everything there is to know about dinosaur habitats, why they became extinct, recent fossil discoveries and more from Discovery, the leading brand in nature programming."


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More about this book:

"They slither and crawl, hiss and flick their tongues, and never ever blink. Now kids can learn everything there is to know about the world's creepiest creatures. This title is a complete visual guide to the exciting world of snakes, with more than 400 stunning photographs."

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In addition to these three above mentioned -opedia books, you can also find ones on sharks and 
bugs.


  
I ended up picking up the sharkopedia book from Amazon to put away for Shark Week next week, and will probably pick up the bugopedia one to use with our spring lesson on bugs.  I really love the colorful photos included in these books, as well as all the fascinating facts about each topic, that gets kids excited about learning about things like snakes, space and dinosaurs.  If you have a curious child, and who doesn't?, why not consider picking up one or more of the popular Discovery -opedia books today, and sharing with your family.  They make for great coffee table reads, or to incorporate in homeschooling, or as reference for school projects. Or, if your kids are just curious and have lots of questions about a topic, these books will answer those questions, while also providing full color photos that will make learning everything about that topic that much more fun.


Disclosure: I was sent review copies from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. All views shared are mine and mine alone.


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