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Fall in Love with Learning with Smithsonian Readers {A #LoveIsInTheAir Giveaway Hop}

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Welcome to the Love is in the Air Giveaway Hop hosted by Karen’s Got Mail! I have teamed up with a fantastic group of bloggers to share some awesome giveaways with my readers. Be sure to hop around to the participating blogs listed below and enter some fabulous giveaways, all of which are worth a minimum of $25!


**Product received for review. All thoughts are my own.

When I was a kid, I loved to learn new things. I loved reading. I loved doing science experiments. I loved finding new projects that helped bring learning to life. As a mom, the love of learning is something that I definitely wanted to pass along to my children. The best way to do so? Make learning more fun! Rather than sitting them in front of a book or drilling facts into their heads, I want to do whatever I can to make learning a more interactive experience.

For that, we have found the Smithsonian Books from Silver Dolphin Books! They offer a large variety of books that make learning a truly hands on experience!

There are magnetic books that teach about topics like the solar system or the jungle. Sticker books about animals and wildlife. They even offer fun Smithsonian Everything You Need to Know cards that offer fun facts about a variety of topics divided into grade levels. My children now have several of these fantastic interactive books from Smithsonian and there is not one that they have not absolutely loved!

Today, I'm excited to share with you their newest addition: the Smithsonian Readers:

Smithsonian Readers: Early Adventures Level 1(ages 4 and up) lays the groundwork with simple sentence structure and familiar content, divided into six 32-page topics: Vehicles, Reptiles, Outer Space, Animal Habitats, Insects, and Safari Animals. Full-color photographs highlight concepts in the text, while multiple-choice quizzes emphasize comprehension. A glossary of terms and 36 illustrated fact cards inspire further exploration of young readers’ favorite subjects.

Smithsonian Readers: Seriously Amazing Level 2 (ages 5 and up) builds on the skills developed by the Level 1 reader by introducing varied sentence patterns and more advanced vocabulary, such as contractions, possessives, compound sentences, and three-syllable words. Children can also explore new areas of interest with sections on Nighttime Animals, Sea Life, Dinosaurs, the Solar System, Baby Animals, and the Human Body.

Smithsonian Readers: World of Wonder Level 3 (ages 5 and up) engages burgeoning readers with more detailed content about the world around them: Ancient Egypt, Wild Weather, Rain Forest Animals, the United States, the Planet, and Sharks. The Level 3 reader features additional resources to underline concepts and teach new skills, such as maps, diagrams, and illustrations, as well as more complex spelling patterns and longer sentences.

Smithsonian Readers: Endless Explorations Level 4 (ages 6 and up) combines the knowledge of the first three levels, urging children to apply their newfound skills with subjects designed to challenge them: Predators, Space Exploration, Natural Disasters, World Wonders, Ocean Habitats, and Flight. Fewer photographs encourage readers to focus on the text for information, while pronunciation guides familiarize them with the more complex vocabulary.

Each title in the Smithsonian Readers series features six 32-page sections on high-interest topics, colorful illustrations, multiple-choice quizzes, a glossary, and 36 removable fact cards for additional, on-the-go learning, making these leveled readers the perfect gift for beginning or reluctant readers who are fascinated by history, science, and the world around them.
Whether you're looking for some fun interactive books to add to your homeschool curriculum, or are looking for ways to supplement your child's public/private school education at home, these fun books are going to be a must have addition to your at home library!! 
You can see everything available from Silver Dolphin Books and Smithsonian Institute and connect at the links below:

Twitter: https://twitter.com/SilverDolphin, @SilverDolphin

And one very lucky reader is going to win a set of 4 Smithsonian Readers for themselves. Enter using the Rafflecopter form below:

Winner will be contacted via e-mail after giveaway ends, and will have 48 hours to respond before a new winner is chosen. One entry per household, winning entry will be verified. Odds of winning depend on valid entries received. A Modern Day Fairy Tale is not responsible for prize delivery Karen’s Got Mail and the Love is in the Air Giveaway Hop participating bloggers are not responsible for sponsors who do not fulfill their prize obligations. Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and any other social media are not affiliated with this giveaway.


  1. i love this collection, and i never knew it existed. i will love exploring these things with my kids

  2. These would be great for my grandson! I love how educational these are! He would enjoy the Jungle set.

  3. My son is just starting to learn to read and he would LOVE these!

  4. What an amazing collection of books for kiddos!! Super neat!

  5. My grandson would love this prize. He is very interested in science.

  6. Valentines day should be fun today!

  7. My grandkids would love to have these. Thank you for the entry.

  8. These would be nice to have for my 4 grandkids.

  9. This would be good for my nieces to have so they can learn about this stuff together

  10. These books look great for the grandkids.

  11. These would be nice to have for my children.

  12. I think that my daughter would have a blast with this! Science is her favorite subject this year!


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