Homes & Buildings
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The Three Little Wolves And The Big Bad Pig Eugene Trivizas & Helen Oxenbury This is a fantastic twist on the classic fairy tale 'The Three Little Pigs'. In this hilarious new version of the story, the three little wolves build houses of bricks, concrete and steel in an attempt to escape the Big Bad Pig, who is well armed with a tool kit including a sledgehammer and a pneumatic drill. Highly recommended. Also features on: Best Books for Year 2 Buy on Amazon Let's Build A House Mick Manning and Brita Granström An informative non-fiction text that covers the different types of houses and how they are built. The book also includes teacher notes and activities to support the new primary curriculum. Buy on Amazon The House that Once Was Julie Fogliano & Lane Smith Rhythmical and enchanting, A House that Once Was is a picture book about imagining and connecting with how things might have been different in other times. Deep in the woods two children discover an old house; “a house that once was but now isn't a home”. The children enter the house through a broken window and it is immediately clear that the house used to be somebody’s home, as the pair discover faded pictures, empty food jars and abandoned music records. The children begin to imagine different possibilities about who the house’s former occupants could have been and where they have gone; perhaps a boy who built flying machines or a girl who has become shipwrecked on a desert island and now wears ‘coconut clothes and a pineapple tie'. After their fanciful adventures, the two children return to their own house where dinner is waiting and the rooms are cosy and warm, and unlike the house in the woods is definitely a ‘home’. This is a wonderful book to use with KS1 for sparking discussions about how a house becomes a home and to set children off on their own imaginative adventures about who might have once inhabited the house in the woods. Buy on Amazon Step Inside Homes Through History Goldie Hawk & Sarah Gibb This is a charming laser-cut book designed to explore houses and homes in different periods of British history. With a focus on wealthier homes, the chronological guide begins in the Late Middle Ages and travels through seven different eras, finishing at present day. Fold-out sections and intricate laser-cut flaps allow little hands to open up the houses, peek through windows and observe different family members engaging in their activities in and around the home. Broader topics such as clothes, food and architecture are considered and the way in which priorities and lifestyles change over time is gently drawn out across the different sections. Buy on Amazon The House That Jack Built Diana May