World Book Day reads for the housebuilders of the future

It’s World Book Day 2020!

If your child is more interested in building intricate Lego structures than reading a book, you may be looking at a budding Architect, Housebuilder or Quantity Surveyor.

Harness their enthusiasm (whilst also finding something to write in their Reading Record) with some of these building themed books!

The Three Little Pigs- An Architectural Tale- Steven Guarnaccia

We all know the traditional tale, but this version brings into play some interesting architectural design. Not by the hair of my chinny-chin-chin!

The Future Architects’ Handbook- Barbera Beck

Taking the reader through the entire process for planning and designing a house, from site plan, to floor plan, to section all the way through to elevation.

How a House Is Built- Gail Gibbons

A picture book explaining how a house is built, from architects drawings through to a family moving in.

Castle, City, Cathedral, Mosque or Underground- All by David Macaulay

Beautiful illustrations showing some of the key features of different types of building. Underground is great for a more modern take on the idea and will certainly have your little one (and you) paying more attention next time you’re on the Tube.

Twenty-one Elephants and Still Standing – April Jones Prince

The true story of when the Brooklyn Bridge opened in 1883 and its strength was tested by parading 21 elephants across it. This is not a technique that we employ on our Bowbridge developments.

The Story of Buildings: From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond- Patrick Dillon

Showing the innovation and ingenuity of architects throughout the centuries.