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Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building (Hardcover)

Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building By Christy Hale, Christy Hale (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Christy Hale, Christy Hale (Illustrator)
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Boston Globe-Horn Book Award Winner, The Boston Globe/The Horn Book
Fanfare, The Horn Book
Best Children's Books of the Year, Bank Street College of Education
Children's and Young Adult Book Award, International Literacy Association (ILA)
Notable Children's Book, Association for Library Service to Children (ALSC)

A picture book that connects great works of architecture to the ways children build and play.

on cup
s tacking up,
smaller, smaller,
and growing taller

Children building-
Concrete poetry-

Pair them with notable structures from around the world and see children's constructions taken to the level of architectural treasures.

Here is a unique celebration of children's playtime explorations and the surprising ways childhood experiences find expression in the dreams and works of innovative architects.

Come be inspired to play-dream-build-discover.

About the Author

Christy Haleis the author and illustrator of several acclaimed children's books, including four published by Lee & Low, and she has illustrated numerous other award-winning picture books as well. Hale also works in the children's book field as an art director, a designer, and an educator, offering programs at schools, libraries, and museums. She lives with her husband in Palo Alto, California. You can learn more about her at CHRISTY HALE has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building and several other titles for Lee & Low Books. She is also an art educator and has introduced young readers to the lives and works of many artists through Instructor magazine's Masterpiece of the Month feature and accompanying workshops. Hale lives with her husband in Palo Alto, California. You can visit her online at
Product Details
ISBN: 9781600606519
ISBN-10: 1600606512
Publisher: Lee & Low Books
Publication Date: October 1st, 2012
Pages: 40
Language: English