Introduces 13 famous buildings to children and tells the most important things about each and the architects who build them.
BC Summer Reading Club 2015
These collections of summer reading club titles are an excellent source of reading material for young readers.
- Author:Roeder, AnnetteSummary:
- Author:Greenberg, JanSummary:
Imagines Jackson Pollock at work during the creation of one of his paint-swirled and splattered canvasses.
- Author:Barkley, CallieSummary:
During Spring Break, mystery lover Amy looks for clues to the disappearance of wealthy Ms. Sullivan's Saint Bernard puppy.
- Author:Chan, GillianSummary:
In 1922, in the Chinatown district of Vancouver, British Columbia, twelve-year-old Chin Mei Ling and her father work several jobs to save money for the "Head Tax" that will allow her mother and baby brother to immigrate from China.
- Author:Macaulay, DavidSummary:
Reveals the how and why behind some of the most fascinating and enduring structures humankind has ever created.
- Author:Adler, David A.Summary:
Mysteries follow super-sleuth Cam Jansen everywhere she goes - even to the airport. Cam and Eric go with her father to the airport to meet “Spaghetti” Max, her fathers best friend from childhood. While theyre looking for him, a...
- Author:Pilkey, DavSummary:
George and Harold are forced to contemplate a world without Captain Underpants.
- Author:Campbell, L. A.Summary:
Sixth-grader Hal gets a year-long journal-keeping assignment in his least favorite class, history, much to the delight of his history buff father.
- Author:Reilly, Kathleen M.Summary:
Profiles the systems that work together to keep urban areas running safely, discussing how cities have evolved since the first riverside settlements while outlining projects that explain facts about transportation, water systems, and...
- Author:DiPucchio, Kelly S.Summary:
While newer, fancier robots are quickly purchased, Clink, an old-fashioned robot who can only make toast and music, gathers dust and feels downhearted until a young boy enters the shop looking for something special.
- Author:Sutton, SallySummary:
Big machines and their drivers work together to build a library.
- Author:Olson, K. C.Summary:
Introduces numbers and subtraction as the reader counts construction equipment from ten to one.
- Author:Lynch, ChrisSummary:
It's biology vs. technology. Zane lives a life of luxury in a completely wired world. He doesn't ever have to leave his building in order to have exciting (virtual) experiences. Even his pets are wired so they can talk to him, making...
- Author:Young, DianneSummary:
One-eyed alien Frazzle recounts his flying adventures in a new journal . He bighearts his little Model 7, but as time passes, it starts making strange sounds, and Frazzle, pressured by friends and co-workers, wonders if he should trade...
- Author:Sand-Eveland, CyndiSummary:
When sixth-grader Gene Tucks moves South, she dreads being the new kid at school and almost everything else about her life as a "nobody". But what she dreads most is the hundred-day journal-writing assignment her teacher has given the...
- Author:Dale, PennySummary:
Dinosaur Dig! has everything that boys love — diggers, dinosaurs, and dirt — plus a bit of counting thrown in for good measure. Bursting with energy, noise, and a splashy, surprising ending, this is an absolute riot of a book.
- Author:Weale, DavidSummary:
A young boy tells about his love of doors, especially those in his imagination that lead him to wonderful places.
- Author:Zuckerberg, RandiSummary:
And she pays little attention to anything else, until one day Dot sets off on an interactive adventure with the world surrounding her. Dot's tech-savvy expertise, mingled with her resourceful imagination, proves Dot really does know...
- Author:Yaccarino, DanSummary:
Doug the robot discovers that cities are much more than downloaded facts when he unplugs from the computer feed and explores one first-hand.
- Author:Say, AllenSummary:
Part memoir, part graphic novel, part narrative history, Caldecott Medalist Allen Say chronicles his journey as an artist during WWII when he apprenticed under Noro Shinpei, Japan's premier cartoonist.