Author: Allen Say
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
The Kamishibai man used to ride his bicycle into town where he would tell stories to the children and sell them candy, but gradually, fewer and fewer children came running at the sound of his clappers. They were all watching their new televisions instead. Finally, only one boy remained, and he had no money for candy. Years later, the Kamishibai man and his wife made another batch of candy, and he pedaled into town to tell one more story—his own. When he comes out of the reverie of his memories, he looks around to see he is surrounded by familiar faces—the children he used to entertain have returned, all grown up and more eager than ever to listen to his delightful tales. Using two very different yet remarkable styles of art, Allen Say tells a tale within a tale, transporting readers seamlessly to the Japan of his memories.
Here is the history of the buildings that have shaped the world in which we live, ranging from Stonehenge and the Step Pyramid, to the high-rises that dominate our city skylines today. Each page features one building and looks at its history, its builders and the impact the style had on its contemporaries. Along the bottom is a timeline showing what other buildings were being constructed at that time in other parts of the world and how they reflect the growth of the societies in which they were designed and built.
The Western Guide to Feng Shui for Prosperity is a collection of over twenty true stories about people who have increased their prosperity using Feng Shui principles. Gathered from around the United States and Europe, these ''rags to riches'' tales take you into the homes and businesses of people from all walks of life who, by using the art and science of Feng Shui, solved their problems and enhanced their good fortune.
Author: Anouck Boisrobert, Louis Rigaud
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
DISCOVER POPVILLE! Watch a city grow right before your eyes. Open this ingenious and stylish pop-up book and see houses, apartments, factories, and power lines appear as you turn the page. Stylish retro design and clever paper engineering make this the must-have pop-up book of the year. Popville is a 2011 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.
Author: Taro Gomi
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press
Renowned children's book illustrator Taro Gomi invites kids of all ages to not only color, but also draw, imagine, and create. Unfinished pictures and intriguing prompts foster children's powers of visualization, and at nearly 400 pages, this book provides plenty of room to stretch the imagination.
Author: Juan Bergós Massó, Marc Llimargas
Publisher: Bulfinch Press
This illustrated biography of Antonio Gaudi explores how his work came to define Barcelona's cityscape with the startling architectural forms that paralleled the development of Art Nouveau.
Author: Benoit Tardif
Publisher: Kids Can Press Ltd
A wordbook guide to the great cities of the world. The bold and colorful illustrations in this wordbook primer introduce young children to thirty-two of the world’s major metropolises. Iconic buildings, local delicacies, favorite pastimes, natural wonders and landmarks from each city are featured, all labeled with simple descriptive words. New York’s Empire State Building, Rio de Janeiro’s Carnival, Athens’s Parthenon, Cairo’s Sphinx, Bangkok’s pad thai — the distinct features of these fascinating places are all brought to brilliant life here for the littlest of adventurers! Young armchair travelers will want to climb aboard for this around-the-world-journey — from San Francisco to Stockholm to Sydney — without ever getting on a plane!
Engineering Drawing and Design, combines engineering graphics and drafting in one accessible product. Technical drafting, like all technical areas, is constantly changing; the computer has revolutionized the way in which drawings and parts are made. This 4-color text covers the most current technical information available, including graphic communication, CAD, functional drafting, material positioning, numerical control, electronic drafting, and metrication, in a manner useful to both the instructor and student. The authors synthesize, simplify, and convert complex drafting standards and procedures into understandable instructional units.
This is a broad elaboration of the esteemed Dutch architect's lectures, given since 1973 at Delft University, crafted by the architect himself. It is divided into three parts: Public Domain, Making Space Leaving Space, and Inviting Form. More than 750 illustrations give broad insight into Hertzberger's "library"- as well as to those sources in which he finds inspiration.
This write-right-in-it book of tips, techniques, and shameless cheerleading for every want-to-be artist is like a sketchbook with training wheels. Pages of scribble-starters and what-to-draw ideas created by beloved artist Sir Quentin Blake (himself a master scribbler), create a funny, ridiculously-encouraging kids’ drawing book that proves that you can laugh and draw at the same time. Comes with: 106 page book, sketch pen, 2 watercolor pencils.
All Kinds of Homes
Author: Emma Damon
Publisher: TANGO BOOKS
Looking at dwellings around the world, this lift-the-flap book explores what homes can look like, what they’re made of, and who lives there. It includes Bedouin tents, Dutch barges, African mud houses, Moroccan houses with tiled courtyards, glass houses, and more. There is a Thai river house and a brick apartment building to cut out and assemble.
Doodle All Year
Author: Taro Gomi
From winter wonderlands to summertime fun, this title revels in the wonders of various seasons. It provides the reader with the bare bones of a sketch or outline, which they can then expand upon. It is packed with over 365 pages of activities, including colouring, cutting and pasting.