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Building Stories

Isabel Hill

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Buildings are like books with stories that last
They tell us our present and also our past!

There's a wonderful history and story to discover about every building in Building Stories - a rich collection of photographs and facts, all told in rhyming verse to delight young readers.

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8 1/2"x 10",  
40 pages,  
ages All Ages, 

Lexile® Measure: AD 890L
Guided Reading Level (GRL): L

$17.95

  • Hardcover

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CURRICULUM CONNECTIONS
Language arts, rhyme, vocabulary, appreciating history, neighborhood awareness, photographs, perspective, visual discrimination, informative text, social studies

Building Stories

"New York photographer Isabel Hill's Building Stories captures fanciful details of city architecture that open kids' eyes to the often unseen marvels of their hometown. Each spread has a close-up—a fire hydrant, several baboons—on the left, and a wider shot on the right that puts the image into context. Charming couplets make the connection between the detail and the building's purpose crystal clear: "Lions, monkeys and elephants, to name a few/Of the characters on these buildings of a famous zoo.""

Building Stories

"Adults reading the book to their children are sure to enjoy the experience as well, because the author has hit many notes in this type of story flawlessly: the setting, the ‘”characters,” the facts, and the pictures all work together seamlessly, making the clues intriguing and fun. Building Stories is a book that arrives every once in a while, a book that effortlessly balances learning with fun. Teachers, parents, and children alike will surely use this book as a resource for both information and recreation. The final two lines of Isabel Hill’s book get it just right: “Reading a building is exciting and fun,/ So start at the beginning and don’t stop ’til you’re done.” Who knew that buildings had so much to say? All we had to do was listen—and Isabel Hill absolutely speaks the mysterious language of buildings."

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Building Stories

Building Stories

Buildings are like books with stories that last
They tell us our present and also our past!

There's a wonderful history and story to discover about every building in Building Stories - a rich collection of photographs and facts, all told in rhyming verse to delight young readers.