The Story of Buildings: From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond

storyofbuildingsWritten by Patrick Dillon, Illustrated by Stephen Biesty


Absolutely amazing nonfiction book filled with lots of colorful, detailed, and intricate illustrations. (One of my favorite features is getting to see the insides of buildings and the reasons why they were made that way.) Dillon and Biesty tell the stories of buildings in ways that appeal to older elementary age students and up to adults. Learn the hows and whys of famous buildings such as the Notre Dame of Paris, The Chrysler Building, Sydney Opera House and many more. At the end of the book there is also a timeline charting each of the buildings featured. This book would be a treasure to add to any home or library collection.

Review by Jennifer Ford, South Kearns Elementary Media Center
Rating: ★★★★★ (5 stars)
Interest Level: Grades 5+

The Story of Buildings: From the Pyramids to the Sydney Opera House and Beyond
Written by Patrick Dillon, Illustrated by Stephen Biesty
Candlewick Press
96 pages
Release Date: March 11, 2014
ISBN: 9780763669904 (hardcover)

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