Book List

A City Through Time
Recommended Grade: 1-6
Intro: Featured by 12 panoramic illustrations, let’s take a journal that traces the history of a city over 2,500 years, from the birth of a fictional Greek colony all the way into a vast metropolis.
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A City Through Time: Steele, Philip, Noon, Steve ...
illustrated by Steve Noon, written by Philip Steele
ISBN: 0756606411

Book of Cities
Recommended Grade: P-12
Intro: Take a peek of what people are doing in cities all over the world at a given moment. The finely drawn illustrations and humorous details bring bustling scenes of major cities to life in intricate detail.
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Book of Cities: Ventura, Piero: 9780789318213: Books
illustrated and written by Piero Ventura
ISBN: 0789318210, 9780789318213

Bridges and Tunnels: Investigate Feats of Engineering
Recommended Grade: 9-12
Intro: Embracing the trial and error through the engineering process, let’s learn how the seemingly insurmountable obstacles are tackled to design and construct these inventive lifelines along with trivia and fun facts.
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Bridges and Tunnels: Investigate Feats of Engineering with 25 ...
written by Donna Latham, illustrated by Jenn Vaughn
ISBN: 9781936749553

Empire State Building: When New York Reached for the Skies
Recommended Grade: 4-9
Intro: By witnessing the architecture, engineering, and construction of Empire State Building with an original illustration, photographs, the author describes individual steelworkers who dreamed of and built the tallest building in the world for the time, and recreates the heady world of the them out on the girders, high above the city streets in a non-fiction, narrative form.
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written by Elizabeth Mann, illustrated by Alan Witschonke, photographed by Lewis Hine
ISBN: 9781931414081

Great Wheel
Recommended Grade: 4-12
Intro: Following the thread of running through Conn and his Uncle Patrick’s fortune, let’s join the hardworking crew building what some called Ferris’s Folly—the first Ferris wheel—then the largest wheel in the world and the showpiece of Chicago’s 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.
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written by Robert Lawson, illustrated by Richard Peck
ISBN: 0802777058

Hard Hat Area
Recommended Grade: 4-6
Intro: Based on a real ironworking apprentice and an actual visit to a skyscraper, the book introduces all of the various parts of a skyscraper construction site, each job on the site, and tools it requires, via a simple journal of an ironworker walking through the building in order to take his breakfast orders.
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Hard Hat Area: Roth, Susan L.: 9781582349466: Books
written by Susan L. Roth
ISBN: 9781582349466

How Do Bridges Not Fall Down?
Recommended Grade: 7-12
Intro: Through diagrams, photos, and informative and engaging texts, you are welcome to explore the architectural innovations and the science behind what you see as “structure”. Ask around for further understanding of the technical terms.
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How Do Bridges Not Fall Down? - (How Do?) By Jennifer Shand ...
written by Jennifer Shand, illustrated by Srimalie Bassani
ISBN: 9781486714858

Recommended Grade: 1-3
Intro: By exploring how lighthouses were built, their types, and the activities of their keepers, let’s experience the way in which they have been replaced today by computer.
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How Did They Build That?: Lighthouse (Community Connections): Orr ...
illustrated and written by Tamra B. Orr
ISBN: 1610801148 (LIB)

Iggy Peck, Architect

Recommended Grade: P-12
Intro: Following Iggy’s adventures on the conceptual role of an architect in the creation of a building, this fun-filled picture book inspires the story about the power of teamwork and the importance of celebrating individual gifts and self-expression.  
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written by Andrea Beaty, illustrated by David Roberts
ISBN: 9780810911062

Joe and the Skyscraper
Recommended Grade: 7-12
Intro: Through the first-person perspective, Joe engages readers in his work of carrying water to workers on the Empire State Building site due to his unique age and unusual form of employment.
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written by Dietrich Neumann
ISBN: 978-3791321035

Joe and the Skyscraper
Recommended Grade: P-3
Intro: This quirky tale from 1950 takes you through the process of choosing building types and making all kinds of decisions. In a wonderful blend of absurd poetry and pragmatism, Mr. Rouse contends with building materials, transportation, lighting, and plumbing, encountering quarreling stairs and dapper gutters on his way.
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Mr Rouse Builds His House - Exhibition Related - Shop - Camden ...
written by Stefan Themerson, Barbara Wright, drawn by Franciszka Themerson
ISBN: 184976154X, 9781849761543

Sky Boys: How They Built the Empire State Building
Recommended Grade: P-3
Intro: Through the view of a young boy Pop who watches the construction of Empire State Building and whose father is on the crew, the “Boston Globe Horn Book” Honor Book provides a riveting brick-by-brick description of how one of the most amazing accomplishments in American architecture was built at one of the toughest eras -1930s.
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written and illustrated by Deborah Hopkinson, James Ransome
ISBN: 9780375836107

Sky Dancers
Recommended Grade: 1-3
Intro: Through the lens of a young boy Mohawk who has never been to a big city like New York, the story warmly celebrates native American steelworkers’ brave dance across the sky and their family in the Empire State Building’s construction during the 1930s.
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written by Connie Anne Kirk, illustrated by Christy Hale
ISBN: 9781584301622

Skyscrapers and Towers
Recommended Grade: 4-12
Intro: With reader-friendly writing, colorful illustration, and logical chapter breakdown, and completed with a glossary and index, this non-fiction book will be a helpful resource for students with minimal knowledge of skyscrapers.
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written by Chris Oxlade
ISBN: 9780817243296

Skyscrapers: Inside and Out
Recommended Grade: 4-12
Intro: Well-illustrated and written in short, accessible chapters, and by focusing on skyscrapers outside the United States, (especially unique and famous structures in East Asia like China and Malaysia,) this reference book extensively explains many aspects of a skyscraper’s construction,  including the laying of foundations, elevator planning, frame construction, etc..
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Skyscrapers: Inside and Out (Technology--blueprints of the Future ...
written by Leonard M. Joseph
ISBN: 9780823961092

Tar Beach
Recommended Grade: P-K
Intro: In the classic and universal idea of mastering one’s world by flying over it, this autobiographical, fictional, African-American allegorical tale introduces the concept of a bird’s-eye (aerial) through the imagined adventure of eight-year-old Cassie Louise Lightfoot, who flies above her neighborhood’s rooftop – the “tar beach” of the title, looking down on 1939 Harlem.
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written and illustrated by Faith Ringgold
ISBN: 9780517885444

The Little Skyscraper
Recommended Grade: K-6
Intro: Despite the simplistic, old-fashioned text, the chipper tells a coming-of-age story about a boy fall in love with a little skyscraper and later grows up to fight City Hall on the building’s behalf as an architect, so that something wonderful from the past is preserved.
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The Little Skyscraper by  Scott [Illustrator]  Scott; Santoro - Hardcover - 2001-10-01 - from Basement Seller 101 (SKU: 181013275)
written by Scott Santoro
ISBN: 9780843176773

The Mystery in New York City
Recommended Grade: 4-6
Intro: It is a novel that four kids travel to New York City and are given to use puzzles and codes – in combination with historical facts – to find a priceless piece of history, because they get gridlocked in a mysterious tour of the Big Apple’s famous landmarks.
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The Mystery in New York City (10) (Real Kids Real Places): Marsh ...
written by Carole Marsh
ISBN: 9780635069986

The ultimate construction site book

Recommended Grade: 5-8
Intro: By the interactive pages, supersized spreads feature, and marvelously detailed illustrations a captivating adventure brings the world of construction sites and the magic of books to life in young minds.
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created by Anne-Sophie Baumann, illustrated by Didier Balicevic
ISBN: 2848019840

Unusual and Awesome Jobs Using Math: Stunt Coordinator, Cryptologist, and More
Recommended Grade: 4-9
Intro: Discovering fascinating facts, figures, and pictures highlight informative text about how maths is involved in some of the most interesting and extreme jobs. 
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Unusual and Awesome Jobs Using Math: Stunt Coordinator ...
illustrated and written by Lisa M. Bolt Simons
ISBN: 1491420308

Using Math to Build a Skyscraper
Recommended Grade: 4-12
Intro: The book combines facts and charts about skyscrapers with math activities designed for students to tackle on their own, including number sense problems, area and perimeter calculations, calendar work, and estimation.
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Using Math to Build a Skyscraper by Hilary Koll, Steve Mills ...
written by Hilary Koll, Steve Mills, and William Baker
ISBN: 9780836867718

Watch This Space: Designing, Defending and Sharing Public Spaces
Recommended Grade: 4-9
Intro: What is public space? Why is it important? Let’s travel the world to see how public space is used in different countries and cultures, how it was developed into a beautiful space for residents and visitors, and reasoning those failures. 
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Watch This Space: Designing Defending and Sharing Public Spaces by ...
written by Hadley Dyer, illustrated by Marc Ngui
ISBN: 1554532930

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