15 Adorable Children's Books For Your Little Architect

    Some kids wonder how babies are made and some kids wonder how you get a bridge to stay up in the wind. These are for the latter.

    1. The Three Little Pigs: An Architectural Tale written and illustrated by Steven Guarnaccia

    We all know the story of the three little pigs. But in Steve Guarnaccia's edition of the classic TAIL (get it?!) the three pigs are Frank Lloyd Wright, Philip Johnson, and Frank Gehry and they're here to teach your little one about the different types of supplies and houses that they create.

    Grab it here.

    2. Iggy Peck, Architect written by Andrea Beaty and illustrated by David Roberts

    3. The Story of Buildings: From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond written by Patrick Dillon and illustrated by Stephen Biesty

    4. Roberto, The Insect Architect written and illustrated by Nina Laden

    5. If I Built A House by Chris Van Dusen

    6. If I Built A Car written and illustrated by Chris Van Dusen

    7. Young Frank, Architect by Frank Vita

    8. Rosie Revere, Engineer by Andrea Beatty

    9. Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing written by April Jones Prince and illustrated by Francois Roca

    10. Cathedral: The Story of Its Construction written and illustrated by David Macaulay

    David Macaulay's books are classic children's literature and a major cornerstone for budding architects. Macaulay picks a large scale building and breaks it down and then further down and then even further down. By the end your kid will never be able to ask "why?" again.

    Grab it here. He also has a collection of books about other structures including mosques and castles.

    11. Underground written and illustrated by David Macaulay

    12. Sky High written by Germano Zullo and illustrated by Albertine

    13. Moxie: The Dachshund of Fallingwater written and illustrated by Cara Armstrong

    14. Architecture According to Pigeons by Stella Gurney

    15. How a House Is Built written and illustrated by Gail Gibbons