HOUSES & HOMES BOOKS

Topic Books about Houses and homes for Children EYFS & KS1

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The Street Beneath My Feet 

by Charlotte Guillian

This double-sided foldout book takes you on a fascinating journey deep underground. One side of the foldout shows the ground beneath the city, whilst the reverse side shows the ground beneath the countryside. 

Home 

by Alex T Smith

When four best friends decide they want to try living somewhere new, their differences drive them to go their separate ways, and they each take a piece of the house with them. But soon they learn just what makes a house a home. 

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Home by Carson Ellis

This is an imaginative celebration of the many possibilities of home. Home might be a house in the country, a flat in the city, or even a shoe. There are clean homes, messy homes, sea homes and bee homes. This loving look at the places where people live brims with intriguing characters and visual treats.

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This is the House That Jack Built by Simms Taback

What happened in the house that Jack built? It all started with the cheese in the house that Jack built. And then came the rat that ate the cheese and the cat who killed the rat. Children will enjoy the humour and creativity in this much-loved story.

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The Building Boy

by Ross Montgomery

The boy's grandma was a famous architect. Her garden is still full of old materials. Unwilling to accept she has gone, the boy builds a giant structure from the things he finds. And then ... Grandma comes to life! The boy is whisked away on an epic adventure. But where is Grandma taking him?

The Three Little Pigs

by Mei Matsuoka

Then I'll HUFF and I'll PUFF and I'll blow your house down! cried the wolf. Find out what happens in this classic tale when the three little pigs build homes made of straw, sticks and bricks. With lively illustrations to engage and excite.

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Beegu 

by Alexis Deacon

Beegu is not supposed to be on Earth. She is lost. She is a friendly little creature, but the Earth People don't seem very welcoming at all. However, so far she has only met the BIG ones. The little ones are a different matter . . .

Here We Are  by Oliver Jeffers

Our world can be a bewildering place, especially if you’ve only just got here. So let’s explore what makes our planet and how we live on it. Just remember to leave notes for everyone else… Some things about our planet are pretty complicated, but things can be simple, too: you’ve just got to be kind. Here We Are is the utterly heartfelt new book from Oliver Jeffers.

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We Build Our Homes

by Laura Knowles

It’s not only humans who can build incredible structures: mammals, birds and insects can be found building incredible things. From big beaver dams to tiny caddisfly cases, this beautifully illustrated picture book explores each animal’s incredible home and uncovers the reasons why they build.

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A House That Once Was

by Julie Fogliano

Two children come across an abandoned house deep in the woods and imagine who could have lived there. A House That Once Was is a beautifully illustrated exploration of time, imagination and the nature of home that is sure to provoke discussion.

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Iggy Peck, Architect 

by Andrea Beaty

Iggy has been building fabulous creations since he was two. His parents are proud & sometimes surprised by some of Iggy's more inventive creations. When a new teacher declares her dislike of architecture, Iggy faces a challenge. He loves building too much to give it up! 

Peep Inside: Animal Homes

by Anna Milbourne

Peep into nests and inside burrows to see baby animals and where they live in this flap book for young children. This book will engage and interest children with flaps, peep through holes, beautiful illustrations and simple text. 

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The Bear's Winter House 

by John Yeoman 

The bear is behaving strangely: collecting moss and branches to build a winter house. The other animals think this is silly, but when winter comes, bear is cosy and they are cold. Being a kind bear, he invites the others in. But unfortunately, they are too excited to sleep, and it seems he will get no rest this winter! 

Let's Build a House: A Book About Buildings and Materials

by Mick Manning

Let's Build a House! But what sort of a house should it be? And what do we need to build it? Join in the imaginative play as a group of children plan their houses and discover the materials and techniques needed to build them.

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If I Built a House 

by Chris Van Dusen

Imaginative Jack is ready to build the house of his dreams, complete with a racetrack, flying room, and gigantic slide. Jack's limitless creativity and infectious enthusiasm will inspire budding young inventors to imagine their own fantastical designs.

Homes Around the World

by Clare Lewis 

This book looks at the rich diversity of homes around the world. Through simple text and stunning photographs, it introduces children to similarities found in homes in different cultures, as well as honouring differences.

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Home Sweet Home 

by Moira Butterfield 

From tents and huts to bobbing boats  – they are all wonderfully varied, but there is something that makes them all special. Meet a variety of families in this wonderful celebration of different cultures. Discover gers in Mongolia, tree houses in Japan and much more.

Homes in the Past

by Sian Smith 

This book takes a simple look at homes in the past, highlighting the diversity of homes that people lived in around the world at different times. Simple levelled text supports bright and engaging photographs. 

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Sharing a Shell 

by Julia Donaldson

When Crab finds a new shell to make his home, he doesn’t want to share it with anyone – especially not a blobby purple anemone and a tickly bristleworm. But life in the rock pool proves tougher than Crab thinks and he soon finds he needs his new housemates.

A Squash and a Squeeze

by Julia Donaldson

A little old lady lives in a house but she's not happy – it's just too small. Whatever can she do? The wise old man knows: bring in a flappy, greedy, noisy crowd of farmyard animals. When she pushes them all out again, she'll be amazed at how big her house feels!

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No Place Like Home

by Jonathan Emmett

Mole thinks his burrow is small and dark and dull. So he sets off to find somewhere big and bright and beautiful instead. His friends are full of ideas, but finding a new home that is just right is, as Mole discovers, no simple matter!

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Look Inside: Building Sites 

by Rob Lloyd Jones

An book filled with building sites to explore, construction machines to learn about and a demolition site in action. Lift the flaps to discover the work that goes into building a house, a skyscraper and more, the jobs people do and the machines that are used.

My New Home 

by Marta Altés 

Moving to a new home can sometimes feel scary and lonely, but this little racoon soon discovers that wherever you go adventures soon follow. A beautiful and uplifting story about moving house, making friends and finding a new home.

The Three Little Wolves and the Big Bad Pig by Eugene Trivizas

The three little wolves are excellent and very determined builders. Again and again, they build stronger, more secure houses, but the pig STILL demolishes them. It is only when the wolves construct a fragile house made of flowers that the pig finally has a change of heart. 

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