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Amazing Animal Homes

by Tamara Einstein
edition: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: zoology, architecture

Here are some of the most amazIng animal architects in the world. These animals have been building intricate structures since long before humans began constructing complex dwellings: • The beaver builds a den from twigs and mud often rerouting streams. • Compass termites build huge wedge mounds in order to regulate the temperature of the underg …

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Wild Buildings and Bridges

Architecture Inspired by Nature

by Etta Kaner, illustrated by Carl Wiens
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: architecture, inventions, physics

From cactuses to birds' wings, termite towers to honeycombs, this book celebrates more than thirty examples of nature's influence on building and bridge designs all over the world. In some instances, architects looked to nature to solve structural problems, like creating an earthquake-proof bridge by mimicking the long roots of a type of grass know …

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Metropolis

illustrated by Benoit Tardif
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: architecture

Perfect for the youngest armchair travelers, this wordbook primer uses brightly colored illustrations sprinkled with quirky humor to introduce thirty-two of the world's major metropolises. The cities span the globe, from San Francisco to Stockholm to Sydney, and each gets its own two-page spread filled with the iconic buildings, local delicacies, f …

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Take Shelter

At Home Around the World

by Nikki Tate & Dani Tate-Stratton
edition: eBook
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: house & home, architecture

A roof, a door, some windows, a floor. All houses have them, but not all houses are alike. Some have wings (airplane homes), some have wheels (Romany vardoes), some float; some are made of straw, some of snow and ice. Some are enormous, some are tiny; some are permanent and some are temporary. But all are home. Take Shelter explores the way people …

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Earth-Friendly Buildings, Bridges and More

The Eco-Journal of Corry Lapont

by Etta Kaner, illustrated by Stephen MacEachern
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: architecture, physics

Introducing Corry Lapont: 12-year-old and aspiring “green” engineer. This dynamic title takes the form of Corry's scrapbook. It's a dazzling collection of postcards, brochures and other memorabilia documenting Corry's research into green design. Kid-friendly language explains the engineering behind some of the planet's most cutting edge towers, …

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Look at That Building!

A First Book of Structures

illustrated by Scot Ritchie
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 2
tagged: architecture

Learning about buildings and how they are constructed has never been so much fun. This gem of a book introduces young readers to basic construction concepts through the eyes of five friends keen on building a doghouse for their pet pooch, Max. To find out more about the task, Yulee, Martin, Nick, Sally and Pedro head to the library, where they lear …

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Watch This Space

Designing, Defending and Sharing Public Spaces

by Hadley Dyer, illustrated by Marc Ngui
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 10 to 14
  • Grade: 5 to 9
tagged: other, architecture

This unique and timely book introduces youth to what public space is, why it is important and how best to use it. It also underscores the need to create, preserve and protect public space. Readers will learn what makes successful public spaces work, the ins and outs of sharing and designing them, the issues surrounding teenagers in public spaces an …

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Meet my neighbor, the builder

by Crabtree
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 5 to 6
  • Grade: k to 1
tagged: architecture, careers

Meet Steven Stewert and his team as they are in the process of building a second story on a house. Engaging text and colorful photos will introduce children to the tools Steven uses and how each one works. Steven also invites young readers into his home to meet his wife and two children.

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