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Take Shelter

At Home Around the World

by Nikki Tate & Dani Tate-Stratton
edition: Paperback
  • 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 ways people …


Home Sweet Neighborhood

Transforming Cities One Block at a Time

by Michelle Mulder
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: city & town life, house & home

Placemaking—personalizing public and semi-private spaces like front yards—is a growing trend in cities and suburbs around the world, drawing people out of their homes and into conversation with one another.

Picture a busy avenue. Now plant trees along the boulevard, paint a mural by the empty lot, and add a community garden. Set up benches along …


Underground Homes

by Natalie Hyde
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover Paperback
  • age: 9
  • Grade: 4
tagged: house & home

From ancient Pueblo homes to the Australian mining town where half the population lives underground, this appealing book uses cutaway illustrations to introduce readers to homes that were built below ground. Labeled diagrams of underground homes and fun facts will make this enjoyable read highly useful.


My House Is Alive!

The Weird and Wonderful Sounds Your House Makes

by Scot Ritchie
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 7
  • Grade: p to 3
tagged: science & technology, how things work-are made, imagination & play, house & home

What’s that sound? Starting with a simple question, My House Is Alive! takes readers on a tour of the basic inner workings of a house and explains the scientific reason for the knocks, thumps, bangs, and booms we hear. For example: that knocking sound in the walls? It’s caused by the expansion and contraction of metal vents that carry air to h …


Why We Live Where We Live

by Kira Vermond, illustrated by Julie McLaughlin
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 8 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 6
tagged: geography, house & home

Why do you live where you do? The answer is a lot more complicated than it might seem. Why that house? Why this community? Why do cities sprout where they do? And what makes living there even possible?
Geography, topography, climate, landscape, food security, politics, economics, and more all play a role in how we choose the place we call home. T …


Ring Ring Pop Pop

by Jolie Dobson
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 1 to 4
  • Grade: p
tagged: sounds, house & home

Features 11 vehicles on the road and in the sky.

The Snappy Sounds series are books of colorful fun for toddlers.

These bright and colorful board books are bold introductions to matching sound and objects -- for young kids.

Toddlers will enjoy turning the sturdy board pages to discover 11 bright illustrations with animals and objects and the sounds …

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