House, apartment, boat or igloo, find out about different types of homes and how they are made with these highly-rated books...

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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. 


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. 


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.


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.


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.



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.


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.


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.