Tuesday, July 29, 2014

New Look for the DK Eyewitness Books

The popular series of DK Eyewitness is published in 88 countries.  It is one of the most trusted non-fiction series in classrooms, libraries and home for the past 25 years.

The series has won numerous awards through the years and 2014 becomes the year of a new look.   Now available in paperback edition you can find 12 of the most popular Eyewitness books at at library near you.    And Eyewitness now has a new title available for you:  Wonders of the World.

Let’s explore some of the titles I have received from DK Canada.

About the books
9781465422491HWonders of the World

Highlighting the seven wonders of the world — the Pyramids of Giza, the Hanging Gardens of Babylon, the Temple of Artemis, the Statue of Zeus, the Mausoleum at Halicarnassus, the Colossus of Rhodes, and the Lighthouse of Alexandria, Wonders of the World, a new title in the Eyewitness series, showcases these architectural feats and the marvels of engineering behind these timeless treasures.

Ancient Greece9781465420497H

Watch the past come to life in Eyewitness: Ancient Greece. From their myths and gods, to the first Olympics to the trial and execution of Socrates — explore the history, daily life, beliefs, and achievements of this amazing civilization, whose influence can still be seen today. See how Greek soldiers fought in battle, discover who the heroes were, and learn about the culture and festivals celebrated throughout this relevant era.


Dive in and discover the watery world covering most of our earth and the amazing wildlife in its depths in Eyewitness: Oceans. Through images, maps and informative text learn about life on the shore to the darkest depths of the ocean floor, including predators and prey, gas and oil exploration, products of the ocean, brave explorers and what the human race can do to help preserve one of the earth's most valuable resources.


In Eyewitness: Titanic young readers will discover the triumphs and tragedies of this "unsinkable" luxury liner. Detailed images and text highlight all aspects of this fateful journey including how the ship was built and equipped, what kind of passengers and crew she carried, what facilities she offered onboard, how she struck an iceberg, why she sank so quickly, how many people were saved, and how many lives were lost.

9781465420589HWorld War I

Updated and revised to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the start of the Great War, Eyewitness World War I takes an in-depth look at the battles fought, the weapons used, and the lives lost. From the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand, to life in the trenches, and Woodrow Wilson's Fourteen Points to the Treaty of Versailles, Eyewitness: World War I highlights the highs and lows of this four year battle in a format appropriate for readers from 8-12 years of age.

World War II9781465420596H

Discover the war that shaped the modern world in Eyewitness: World War II. From the pre-war rise of Nazi Germany to the start of the war with the invasion of Poland in 1939 to Japan singing the surrender agreement in 1945, all aspects of the deadliest conflict in human history are covered in great detail with content that is accessible and appropriate for young readers.

My Thoughts

I am absolutely sold out to the Eyewitness series for reference books and learning more about a specific subject.  We are currently learning about Medieval times at home and the DK Eyewitness books give you a pretty good idea of life in a castle, the life a knight and life during the Middles Ages.   Mind you we are not only looking at these books but the DK Eyewitness books are similar to encyclopedia and you can learn quite a bit with them.  Not only can you read but you get a pretty good visualization of that period of time or the theme covered by the book.

Now having them available as paperback is fabulous because they take less space on a bookshelf.    Consequently, you will have more space for other titles in your collection of DK Eyewitness books (or DVDs). 

Each title contains plenty of photographs, illustrations, and text in order to inform you on the subject you have picked.   At the end of the books you will also have a glossary which will give you definition of some of the words found in the text. 

I personally find these books of the highest quality and would recommend them for research and non-fiction reading.    They are a great addition for your home library and can be very useful for homeschoolers.

Other titles available in the paperback edition are Ancient Egypt, Cat, Crystal & Gem, Dinosaur, Dog, Hurricane & Tornado, as well as Rocks & Minerals.  You can explore all the titles published in paperback at DK Canada.

All the titles of DK Eyewitness series published in paperback is available at your favourite bookstore, even amazon.ca and amazon.com.







Disclaimer: Thanks to DK Canada for sending me the above mentioned books for review purposes . I was not monetarily compensated for this review. Please note that the review was not influenced by the Sponsor in any way. All opinions expressed here are only my own.

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