Houses are built with many different materials, and in many shapes and sizes Step by step, this picture book explains how homes are built from the architect s plans through the arrival of a happy family The many processes of construction are explained with simple language and bright, clear illustrations, perfect for kids starting to wonder about how the world around them worksMany different careers including carpenters, plumbers, electricians, and landscapers are introduced, each doing their part to bring the picture wood frame house to life A great read for kids who love construction sites, or who can t get enough of Building a House by Byron BartonAccording to The Washington Post, Gail Gibbons has taught preschoolers and early readers about the world than any other children s writer illustrator Ms Gibbons is the author of thanbooks for young readers, including the bestselling titles From Seed to Plant and Monarch Butterfly Her many honors include the Washington Post Childrens Book Fuild Nonfiction Award and the NSTA Outstanding Science Trade Book Award


10 thoughts on “How a House Is Built

  1. Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen) Kaylin (The Re-Read Queen) says:

    This is so DETAILED and doesn t water anything down for the kiddos It s every step of building a wood framed house from hiring a general contractor to placing sheetrock to running electrical wires to move in day Frankly, it bores me to tears, but Small Fry adores it He s either going to take over the world one day or be an engineer


  2. B B says:

    why did it take us so long to find this at the library it s awesome and we re nerds but apparently so is L, he s was using it page by page as his building handbook with a stack of blocks the other day


  3. Diana Diana says:

    Honesty time here I had no idea how a house is actually built So, yeah This was an educational book for me And with hubby and I thinking about having a house built, it s a perfect time for me to have read this It s a simple book, but it does a wonderful job of covering all the basics Not the most exciting read, so probably not the best for a read aloud, but it s an excellent choice for kids or adults who want an introduction to house building One thing to note this is clearly a home o Honesty time here I had no idea how a house is actually built So, yeah This was an educational book for me And with hubby and I thinking about having a house built, it s a perfect time for me to have read this It s a simple book, but it does a wonderful job of covering all the basics Not the most exciting read, so probably not the best for a read aloud, but it s an excellent choice for kids or adults who want an introduction to house building One thing to note this is clearly a home out in the country Not only are there no other homes in site, but they talk about putting in a septic system, which would not apply in my heavily urban area Not a fault at all, just an observation


  4. CassattintheHat CassattintheHat says:

    Published in 1990, this book talks about and illustrates how a suburban 2 story US house is built It includes all the people involved in making a house a reality, from the architect, to the construction workers, to the electricians and plumbers The illustrations show professionals building the house are both men and women It doesn t show a lot of racial diversity among the people At the very end of the book are illustrations of other dwellings used in history, around the world At the beginn Published in 1990, this book talks about and illustrates how a suburban 2 story US house is built It includes all the people involved in making a house a reality, from the architect, to the construction workers, to the electricians and plumbers The illustrations show professionals building the house are both men and women It doesn t show a lot of racial diversity among the people At the very end of the book are illustrations of other dwellings used in history, around the world At the beginning it mentions that people live in different types of houses, then focuses on one style of house to dive into


  5. Abby Beyer Abby Beyer says:

    1 Awards None 2 Grade Levels K 33 Summary This book is an informative explanation of how a house is planned and built It includes preparation of the site, building a foundation, and constructing walls, roof, and all interior building materials 4 Review This book is very detailed yet simple for children to understand The language is very basic and provides easy illustrations of the steps involved in building a house.5 In class uses shelters, building materials, construction, trucks


  6. Kayla Kayla says:

    I don t believe that I would read this out loud to the class It s rather long and would probably lose some interest in a few students However, I could keep this for those students that struggle to read but like to build things I could also read a few pages out of the book to the class and then do an activity where they draw their own houses I also really like the end of the book where it goes over houses from the past.


  7. Ana Gonzalez Ana Gonzalez says:

    I thought this book would really be great to read aloud to a class You woulddefinitely want to give the class background information to get them excited for this bookthough I can see students being easily confused or bored by this if it isn t presented in thecorrect manner.


  8. Cathy Cathy says:

    I received a review copy from Edelweiss Thank you


  9. Karin Karin says:

    This one included real info that wasn t watered down Unfortunately, it lost both my kids attention Pictures were great.


  10. Jo Oehrlein Jo Oehrlein says:

    The building of a wood frame house with a basement, clapboard sides, a septic tank, and a well.