It's tough finding kid's books about architecture, here are 5 original options that promote diversity, creativity, and adventure.
Norman's Architecture Adventure
Inspired by one of the youngest female African-American architects in the US, Norman's Architecture Adventure is a fun and approach picture book. The story is filled with diverse characters and teaches children that their imagination knows no bounds. We are proud for this to be GoArchitect's first children's book.
The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig
This book isn't technically about architecture but it wins major points for turning a classic fable on its head. Children who read this book will be enthralled with the designs that the 3 little wolves create to keep themselves safe from the Big Bad Pig. In the end they learn a valuable lesson about kindness and finding the best in others. It is heartwarming, clever, and will have your kids drawing fortresses for days.
The Lego Architect
After decades of sparking children's imaginations, Lego continues to inspire and be a source of inspiration. This book channels that inspiration into architecture by providing dozens of photos of incredible architectural creations and the instructions to build many of them. Your child will learn new construction strategies, see buildings from around the world, and be eager to show you their creations.
The World is Not a Rectangle: A Portrait of Architect Zaha Hadid
Every architect knows the legacy of Zaha Hadid and the incredibly designed buildings she created but do you know her backstory? Learn alongside your child about her journey from Iraq to the UK and turning her visions into physical reality.
Rome in Spectacular Cross-Section
It is arguable that no other city in history has captured the imagination quite like Rome. This amazing book takes Roman buildings and creates vivid cross-sections to demonstrate the power of ancient design and engineering. Your child will stare for hours at the intricate drawings of the Colosseum and other famous buildings from the Roman Empire.