AWESOME ARCHITECTURE

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HOUSES & HOMES

Cool Architecture

by Simon Armstrong

Want to know more about the buildings around you? Interested in how the Egyptians built the pyramids, and how on earth a dome stays up?  Packed with absorbing facts and quirky illustrations, Cool Architecture tells you everything you need to know about architecture around the world.

From Mud Huts to Sky Scrapers by Christine Paxmann 

Children will be absorbed by this journey through the history of architecture, from the earliest mud huts to today's soaring towers. Chronologically arranged, this large-format book gives each iconic building its own double-page spread featuring illustrations and clearly written descriptions, facts, and features. 

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The Buildings That Made London by David Long

Take an incredible journey through the streets of London and see beautiful buildings as you've never seen them before! Using original architectural drawings from The National Archives brought to life by stunning artwork, discover the rich heritage of some of London's most iconic buildings.

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See Inside: Bridges, Towers & Tunnels 

by Struan Reid

Lift the flaps to reveal the mechanics and engineering of amazing bridges, towers and tunnels including the Channel Tunnel, the Burj Khalifa, Golden Gate Bridge and more. 

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Architecture According to a Pigeon by Stella Gurney

In this delightful book, a pigeon takes a journey around the globe with fun facts about each of the iconic buildings he visits. Featuring the Colosseum, Taj Mahal, Golden Gate Bridge, Sydney Opera House, the Eiffel Tower and dozens of other buildings from a 'bird's eye view'.

Homes Around the World

by Moira Butterfield 

Where in the world do children live in reed houses on floating islands? Where are the highest homes: in the city skyscrapers, or in the snowy mountains?
Why are some houses in India painted blue, and why do some people in South Africa paint patterns on their homes?
Find out in Homes Around the World!

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Capitals

by Taraneh Ghajar Jerven 

Journey to Italy, the US, Thailand, Japan, the United Kingdom, and many more countries around the world! See the amazing sights and learn the secrets and the histories of their capital cities. Get ready to embark on an epic adventure to see capitals around the world! 

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How Cities Work

by Lonely Planet Kids

Get ready to explore the city in a whole new way. This innovative book is packed with city facts, loads of flaps to lift, and unfolding pages to see inside buildings and under the streets. From skyscrapers, subway systems and stinky sewers!

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The Story of Buildings

by Patrick Dillon

From straw huts to skyscrapers, palaces to arts centres, The Story of Buildings takes us on a journey across continents and over centuries. Detailed, intricate cross-sections allow us to see inside these incredible structures and appreciate the inspiration of their creators. 

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13 Architects Children Should Know by Florian Heine

Buildings of every shape and size and from all corners of the world, populate this colourful and beautifully produced book that introduces children to history's most iconic architectural feats and the people behind them.