Children’s Literature

Andrew Henry’s Meadow by Doris Burn

Andrew Henry has two younger brothers and two older sisters, who are always together. But Andrew Henry is in the middle–and he’s always with himself. He doesn’t mind this very much, because he’s an inventor. But when Andrew Henry’s family doesn’t appreciate his inventions, he decides it’s time to run away. Many children in the neighborhood follow him to the meadow, where he builds each of his friends a unique house of their very own… [see more]

Architects Make Zigzags: Looking at Architecture from A to Z by Diane Maddex and Roxie Munro

Architects make zigzags–and they also design brackets, columns, dormers, eaves, facades, gables, houses, ironwork, and all the other architectural delights to be found in this book! [see more]

Brick: Who Found Herself in Architecture by Joshua David Stein

A young brick goes on a journey to find her place in the world by visiting ten celebrated brick structures around the globe. [see more]

Building Stories by Isabel Hill

There’s a wonderful history and story to discover about every building in Building Stories. Captivating rhyme and unusual images of musical instruments, a pencil, a phone, a big wheel with wings, and others that adorn buildings will encourage children to look more closely at their own neighborhoods… [see more]

Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty

Some kids sculpt sand castles. Some make mud pies. Some construct great block towers. But none are better at building than Iggy Peck, who once erected a life-size replica of the Great Sphinx on his front lawn! [see more]

If I Built A House by Chris Van Dusen

Imaginative Jack is building the house of his dreams, complete with a racetrack, flying room, and gigantic slide. Jack’s limitless creativity and infectious enthusiasm will inspire young inventors to imagine their own fantastical designs. [see more]

If I Built A School by Chris Van Dusen

If Jack built a school, there would be hover desks and pop-up textbooks, skydiving wind tunnels and a trampoline basketball court in the gym, a robo-chef to serve lunch in the cafeteria, field trips to Mars, and a whole lot more. The inventive who described his ideal house is dreaming even bigger this time. [see more]

Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beaty

Rosie Revere dreamed of becoming a great engineer. Where some people see rubbish, Rosie sees inspiration. Alone in her room at night, shy Rosie constructs great inventions from odds and ends. Hot dog dispensers, helium pants, python-repelling cheese hats: Rosie’s gizmos would astound–if she ever let anyone see them… [see more]

Watch Astronaut Kate Rubins read this book from space!