Career Book List: Architecture & Construction


  1. Iggy Peck, Architect by Andrea Beaty and David Roberts
    Iggy has one passion: building. Iggy faces a challenge however, when his second grade teacher announces her dislike of architecture, but Iggy loves building so much, he doesn’t want to give it up! Readers will learn about the importance of doing your own thing and the role architecture plays in the world around us.
  2. How a House Is Built by Gail Gibbons
    This educational book describes how surveyors, heavy machinery operators, carpenter crew, plumbers, and other workers work together to build a house.
  3. Tobey Boland and The Blackstone Canal by Thomas L. Rooney
    This colorful storybook educates young readers on the construction of a canal from Worcester, Massachusetts to Providence, Rhode Island in the 1800’s.
  4. Building by Elisha Cooper
    Through watercolors and detail, young readers will learn just what goes on at a construction site.
  5. Building a Road by Henry Pluckrose and Teri Gower
    This colorful story describes the machines and processes that are involved in building a road.
  6. Road Builders by B. G. Hennessy and Simms Taback
    This book reveals the many kinds of trucks needed to build a road, from cement mixers to cranes.
  7. Roadwork! By Sally Sutton and Brian Lovelock
    There are many different machines and people involved in building a road, and this colorful picture book follows them every step of the way.

  8. Machines at Work Board Book by Byron Barton
    Rhythmic text and bold graphics introduces young readers to the happenings at a construction site. 


  1. A Kid's Guide To Building Forts by Tom Birdseye
    A guide for young readers in creating safe and fun forts inside and outside!

  2. You Wouldn't Want to Work On The Brooklyn Bridge! by Ratliff, Salariya, and Bergin
    This colorful storybook educates young readers on the building of the Brooklyn Bridge in New York.
  3. The Tunnel Builders by James E. Kelly
    This storybook educates young readers on the many techniques used at different stages of building tunnels under streets and rivers or through mountains.

  4. The Kids Building Workshop: 15 Woodworking Projects for Kids and Parents to Build Together by Craig Robertson and Barbara Robertson
    In this lively, fully photographed and illustrated book, the authors present readers with fun projects that teach essential woodworking skills.

  5. Skyscrapers!: Super Structures to Design & Build (Kaleidoscope Kids) by Carl A. Johmann and Michael P. Kline
    This colorful book educates readers on the construction of skyscrapers and other buildings. Readers are also provided with a variety of at home activities they can complete that mimic the construction of skyscrapers.
  6. The Art of Construction: Projects and Principles for Beginning Engineers & Architects by Mario Salvadori
    Students discover the basic principles necessary to build all types of structures used in everyday life including bridges, skyscrapers, and other architectural gems.


  1. Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures: The Step by Step Way to Draw Castles and Cathedrals,Skyscrapers and Bridges, and So Much More by Lee J. Ames
    Readers are given step-by-step instructions on how to draw many different structures from the Eiffel Tower to the Taj Mahal -- 50 man-made and natural structures from around the world are drawn here.
  2. City: A Story of Roman Planning and Construction by David Macaulay
    This book’s black and white illustrations educate readers on how the Romans planned and constructed their cities.
  3. Career Ideas for Teens in Architecture and Construction by Diane Lindsey Reeves and Gail Karlitz
    From planning, drafting, and building to maintenance and operations, this book offers readers interested in careers of architecture and construction a broad range of exciting descriptions pertaining to this career field.
  4. 13 Buildings Children Should Know by Annette Roeder
    The world's most iconic buildings are made accessible and exciting for young readers in this colorful introduction to architecture that changed the world.

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