by Ross Montgomery (2016) The boy's grandma was a famous architect. Her garden is still full of old building materials. Unwilling to accept she has gone, the boy builds a giant structure from the bricks and girders he finds. And then ... Grandma comes to life! The boy is whisked away on an epic adventure across fields, through oceans and atop roofs. But where is Grandma taking him?
by Danielle Willkens Associate AIA FRSA LEED AP BD+C (2021) Architecture is a fascinating, diverse field that blends technology, creativity, engineering, and even psychology. Delve into the world of architecture, learn about recent innovations in sustainability and inclusivity, and uncover the details behind real architectural projects.
by Lora Teagarden (2020) This alphabet book teaches concepts of architecture and design through materials, buildings, and shapes - all while learning your ABCs! Each letter is taught through a main lesson page and a secondary page where the child can see, learn, and find more of the letter being learned. Here's to all of the little future architects learning their letters and words!Go to link
by Didier Cornille (2014) Cornille's charming drawings and accessible text unlock the secrets of modern classic houses, ranging from Le Corbusier's Villa Savoye (1931) and Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater (1939) to Shigeru Ban's Cardboard House (1995) and Rem Koolhaas's Bordeaux House (1998).
by Didier Cornille (2014) Who Built That? Skyscrapers is a colorful tour of the world's tallest buildings and the larger-than-life personalities who built them. Beginning with a brief biographical sketch of each architect, illustrator Didier Cornille imaginatively depicts the construction of eight of the world's most impressive skyscrapers.
by Stefan Themerson, Franciszka Themerson (Illustrations) (1950) The book tells the story of Mr. Rouse, who has decided to build himself a house. Inevitably, the process is much longer and more detailed than Mr. Rouse initially envisions: “Mr. Builder, I’m not a bird, you know; how could I live in a house made of leaves?”
by Gail Gibbons (1990) Step by step, this picture book explains how homes are built--from the architect's plans through the arrival of a happy family. The many processes of construction are explained with simple language and bright, clear illustrations, perfect for kids starting to wonder about how the world around them works.
by Carson Ellis (2015) Home might be a house in the country, an apartment in the city, or even a shoe. Home may be on the road or the sea, in the realm of myth, or in the artist's own studio. A meditation on the concept of home.
by Julie Merberg (2018) Parents who appreciate architecture and modern design will get a kick out of sharing their passion with little ones. From Frank Lloyd Wright's Fallingwater to Knoll furniture to Noguchi sculptures, Baby's First Eames makes timeless structures and styles fun and accessible for aesthetes of all ages.
by Giles Laroche (2011) With intricate bas-relief collages, Giles Laroche uncovers the reason each home was constructed the way it was, then lets us imagine what it would be like to live in homes so different from our own.
by Isabel Sánchez Vegara, Asun Amar (Illustrator) (2019) Part of the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series, Zaha Hadid tells the inspiring true story of the visionary Iraqi-British architect.
by Jeanne Walker Harvey, Dow Phumiruk (Illustrator) (2017) From her first experiments with light and lines to the height of her success nationwide, this is the story of an inspiring American artist: the visionary artist-architect who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial.
by Thibaud Herem (2012) Draw Me a House is an interactive coloring book for budding architects. Warm, humorous drawings from acclaimed illustrator Thibaud Herem accompany playful suggestions to draw a new top on the Chrysler building, design a deluxe doghouse, or fix up the Parthenon.
by Daniel Nassar, Julio Antonio Blasco (Illustrator) (2015) A fantastic, original exploration of how animals build their homes and the fascinating structures they create. From gladiator frogs to chimpanzees, learn about how animals all over the world build their homes.
by Andreas Ernstberger (2012) Exploring and understanding architecture and sustainability DETAIL kids A green home for Sophie and Henry begins at a primary school age. It aims to give children an awareness of the dual issues of energy and environmental protection and how they are closely related to architecture and construction.
by Laura Godwin, Julian Hector (2019) Young readers will delight in this step-by-step journey as a construction worker goes about her day on the job. With compelling details, vibrant color, and a driving rhythm, This is the Construction Worker builds up excitement as the high rise project in the illustrations grows taller and taller.
by Germano Zullo (2012) Two competing neighbors begin embellishing their houses, only to find themselves caught up in a race to build the tallest, most decadent skyscraper. Kids will love spotting the hidden details, while their parents - particularly any who've ever undertaken a remodel - will chuckle with recognition.
by Andrea Beaty, David Roberts (Illustrator) (2007) A hilarious, irreverent book about doing your own thing. Meet Iggy Peck-creative, independent, and not afraid to express himself!
by Philippe Fix (2019) From Hans Christian Anderson award-winning author Philippe Fix, a dazzling portrait of a dreamy optimist filling Paris with ingenious gadgets, toys, and magical contraptions.
by Ashley Spires (2014) Award-winning author and illustrator Ashley Spires has created a charming picture book about an unnamed girl with a wonderful idea. She is going to make the most MAGNIFICENT thing! She knows just how it will look. She knows just how it will work. All she has to do is make it, and she makes things all the time.
by Laura Knowles, Chris Madden (2018) It’s not only humans who can build incredible structures: around the world, mammals, birds, and insects can be found building incredible things. From big beaver dams to tiny caddisfly cases, this beautifully illustrated picture book explores each animal’s incredible home and uncovers the reasons why they build.