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Atlas of Amazing Architecture
written and illustrated by Peter Allen

​Packed with child-friendly details on lesser-known buildings, this work takes a colorful, fun look at global architecture, happily eschewing an outsize focus on Europe and North America.




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Core Collection: Laying the Foundation
by Ronny Khuri

​Many children have a natural interest in architecture and construction. It’s evident in the early developmental activities they engage in—stacking cups, playing with blocks, building with LEGOs, etc.—but it’s an interest that is often not nurtured or developed.

Reaching for the Stars while Staying Down to Earth: Talking with Mary Roach
by Julia Smith

Popular science–writer Mary Roach is unafraid of asking the questions people secretly want to know but feel it’s impolite to ask. This quality makes her a perfect match for young readers, who generally think the weirder and grosser, the better when it comes to nonfiction. Let’s see what she had to say about her first youth offering, Packing for Mars for Kids.

The Shelf Care Interview: Dave Scheidt and Miranda Harmon

In this episode of the Shelf Care Interview, Sarah Hunter talks with Dave Scheidt and Miranda Harmon, creators of Mayor Good Boy.

Listen Up! Sci-Tech Titles for Youth on Audio
by Heather Booth

The wonder and possibility of science and technology are great draws for young readers...these audiobooks for youth do what the best sci-tech books do in print: capture the attention and offer jumping-off places for learning more.

Top 10 Sci-Tech Books for Youth: 2021
by Sarah Hunter

Perilous journeys, insects galore, and captivating biographies of scientists make up this list of outstanding science and technology titles, reviewed in Booklist between December 1, 2020 and November, 2021.

Top 10 Sci-Tech Books: 2021
by Donna Seaman

Scientists’ remarkable life stories, new perspectives on pigeons and insects, deep-sea discoveries, and rampaging wildlife are all illuminated in the most excellent science and technology titles reviewed in Booklist over the past year.

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