What are the best architecture books for kids?

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    #1The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale

    The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale
    The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale is a children's picture book about architecture written by Steven Guarnaccia. With over 30 pages, this book was published in 2010 by Harry N. Abrams.
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    Esteban de la Cruz
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "This story is so cute, for all your little architects in training. A clever spin on the classic tale, three little pigs. "
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    #2Pop-Up London

    Pop-Up London

    Pop-Up London is a children's picture book about architecture written by Jennie Maizels. With over 10 pages, this book was published in 2012 by Candlewick Press.

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    Pranav Chauhan
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "My son told me that he was interested in various types of architecture. With Pop-Up London, I was able to use this book to help teach my son how various buildings are designed. My son appreciated this book. "
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    #3Sky Boys

    Sky Boys

    Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building is a children's picture book about architecture written by Deborah Hopkinson with illustrations by James E. Ransome. Published in 2006 by Schwartz & Wade Books.

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    Chao Liu
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "My son has often said that if he could have any job he wanted he would either be a doctor or a architect. I figured that know would be a good time to introduce him to these careers, so I picked this book up for him. He was so excited about it that he started reading it as soon as I gave it to him. I watched him as he was amazed by the famous building he saw as he flipped the pages. We spent the next couple of hours going through the book and talking about the different building designs and structures. This book was only more proof to him that he wanted to be an architect when he grew up and I am really glad I picked it up for him. "
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    #4Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction

    Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction

    Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction is a nonfiction history book written by David Macaulay. This picture book for children has received the New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year.

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    Rebecca Ortega
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I wish this book had been around when I was a kid. It fills in so many of the blanks and real helps illustrate history."
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    #5Building on Nature

    Building on Nature

    Building on Nature: The Life of Antoni Gaudi is a children's picture book about architecture written by Rachel Victoria Rodriguez with illustrations by Julie Paschkis. Published in 2009 by Henry Holt and Co.

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    Larry Jordan
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Building on Nature the story of Antoni Gaudi is hearting warming and touching. You will become a fan of this small boy in a village in Spain."
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    #6The Roman Colosseum

    The Roman Colosseum

    The Roman Colosseum: The Story of the World's Most Famous Stadium and Its Deadly Games is a children's picture book about architecture written by Elizabeth Mann with illustrations by Michael Racz. Published in 2006 by Mikaya Press.

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    Virginia Ramos
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "The Wonder of the World series are captivating to kids. They are full of interesting facts and pictures."
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    #713 Buildings Children Should Know

    13 Buildings Children Should Know

    13 Buildings Children Should Know is a children's picture book about architecture written by Annette Roeder and Angela Roeder. Published in 2009 by Prestel Publishing.

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    Jonathan Black
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "13 Buildings Children Should Know is among the best architecture books for kids. Very accessible and is a must for any visually-inclined kid."
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    #8Women of Steel and Stone

    Women of Steel and Stone

    Women of Steel and Stone: 22 Inspirational Architects, Engineers, and Landscape Designers is part of the Women of Action series by Anna M. Lewis. This nonfiction book was originally published in 2013.

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    Mildred Newman
    Written on May 21, 2018
    "Women of Steel and Stone is a great book for middle school and up. There is a lot of good information in this book if they are interested in furthering their knowledge of the architect trade. "
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    #9The Story of Buildings

    The Story of Buildings

    The Story of Buildings: From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond is a children's picture book about architecture written by Patrick Dillon with illustrations by Stephen Biesty. Published in 2014 by Candlewick Press.

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    Anthony Gordon
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "hard for kids to really get into. I purchased this for my 6 year old and although the book is great, my son has a hard time following it and staying interested. It may not be his thing but theres a lot of text and not much to keep kids interested"
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    #10From Bauhaus to Our House

    From Bauhaus to Our House

    From Bauhaus to Our House is a design, art, reference and non-fiction instructive guide book about Architecture written by Tom Wolfe. It was published October 5, 1999 by Bantam.

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    Adam White
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "I recently bought the book "From Bauhaus to Our House" for a friend of mine that's studying architecture. The book looks very well made, and it'a about art, design, and contains good hints about architecture. For people interested in this genre only , I guess."
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    #11The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources

    The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources

    The Art of Natural Building: Design, Construction, Resources is a book by Joseph F. Kennedy, Michael G. Smith, and Catherine Wanek. First published in 2001 by New Society Publishers, the book offers insights into natural building designs.

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    Gerald Fuller
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "So your kid wants to grow up to be an architect? A little uncommon, but an admirable profession nonetheless! Well, you've got a really useful piece of information here in this book, then."
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    #12Architectural Graphics

    Architectural Graphics

    Architectural Graphics is a design, art, reference and non-fiction instructive guide book about Architecture written by Francis D.K. Ching. It was published June 20, 2002 by Wiley.

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    Walter Flores
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "Great graphic book for kids about architecture. If they're into the subject at an early age this is a great book."

Summary

Best What are the best architecture books for kids
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural TaleBooks 33 Paid
2Pop-Up LondonBooks 30 Paid
3Sky BoysBooks 29 Paid
4Cathedral: The Story of Its ConstructionBooks 26 Paid
5Building on NatureBooks 25 Paid
6The Roman ColosseumBooks 24 Paid
713 Buildings Children Should KnowBooks 19 Paid
8Women of Steel and StoneBooks 6 Paid
9The Story of BuildingsBooks 5 Paid
10From Bauhaus to Our HouseBooks 4 Paid
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