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Meet my neighbor, the builder

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

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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The Man Who Made Parks

The Story of Parkbuilder Frederick Law Olmsted

by Frieda Wishinsky, illustrated by Song Nan Zhang
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: k to 4
tagged: historical, architecture

The story of Olmsted who designed some of North America’s most famous public spaces

When the great cities of North America were being built, little thought was given to the idea of creating “green spaces.” But these oases from the dirt, gravel, and noise of the crowded city streets were exactly what were needed. One of the few people to recogn …

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The House That Max Built

by Maxwell Newhouse
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 6
  • Grade: p to 1
tagged: house & home, country life, architecture

Having worked construction for many years, author and illustrator Maxwell Newhouse shows young readers step-by-step how houses are built in this captivating picture book. From drawing up the plans to excavating the site to laying the foundation, the unique and colorful paintings move through the seasons as Max builds the house of his dreams. Watch …

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It's Your Room

A Decorating Guide for Real Kids

by Janice Weaver & Frieda Wishinsky, illustrated by Claudia Dávila
edition: Paperback
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: house & home, architecture

Enough cute little bunnies dancing across your walls or toy trains and nursery rhymes plastered above your bed. That was the old you. It's time now to transform your space, to learn how to make it sparkle using more imagination than money.

This exciting new book by Janice Weaver and Frieda Wishinsky offers creative solutions to all your design dile …

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Fantastic Feats and Failures

by Editors of YES Mag
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 3 to 7
tagged: architecture

Astronauts on Apollo 13 averted disaster with the help of duct tape. The design of the Sydney Opera House was based on the segments of an orange. The Tacoma Narrows Bridge swayed so much it was nicknamed “Galloping Gertie.” From genius designs to deadly design-flaws, the story of engineering is full of oddities and surprises. Fantastic Feats an …

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Building America

by Janice Weaver, illustrated by Bonnie Shemie
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: architecture

Named a 5th– 6th Grade Honor Book by the Austin Young Engineer’s Award 2003-2004

From old favorites like Monticello, Falling Water, and the Chrysler Building, to lesser-known treasures like Bernard Maybeck’s First Church of Christ, Scientist (in Berkeley, California), the buildings that Janice Weaver presents tell the story of a nation and its …

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Building Canada

by Bonnie Shemie
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: architecture, city & town life

Sitting so close to the United States, and with influences from France, Great Britain, Asia, and Europe, building styles in Canada are familiar but different, eclectic, and unique. Bonnie Shemie, who studied the houses of North America’s native peoples, has created a beautiful and informative volume that defines this country’s history and geogr …

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Everyday Structures from A to Z

by Bobbie Kalman
edition: Hardcover
also available: Paperback
  • age: 6 to 8
  • Grade: 1 to 3
tagged: architecture, alphabet

Children are invited to explore the wide variety of objects, shapes, and patterns in the world around them. Students will learn about structures made by people and those made by nature. This book also takes a comprehensive look at form versus function, how structures are made and describes the different categories of structures in a simple, clear w …

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