Building Our House

Jonathan Bean; Read by Matthew Brown

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A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
Winner of the 2013 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013
A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013
 
In this unique construction book for kids who love tools and trucks, readers join a girl and her family as they pack up their old house in town and set out to build a new one in the country. Mom and Dad are going to make the new house themselves, from the ground up. From empty lot to finished home, every stage of their year-and-a-half-long building project is here. And at every step their lucky kids are watching and getting their hands dirty, in page after page brimming with machines, vehicles, and all kinds of house-making activities!

As he imagines it through the eyes of his older sister, this is Jonathan Bean’s retelling of his own family’s true experience, and includes an afterword with photographs from the author’s collection.

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‘Building Our House,’ by Jonathan Bean - The Washington Post
A solidly constructed picture book for young readers by Jonathan Bean.
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Jonathan Bean; Read by Matthew Brown

JONATHAN BEAN received an M.F.A. from New York’s School of Visual Arts and now lives and works in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. His first book, At Night, won the 2008 Boston GlobeHorn Book Award, and he is also the illustrator of two acclaimed picture books by Lauren Thompson, The Apple Pie That Papa Baked and One Starry Night. Jonathan's parents still live in the house the family built, outside of Fleetwood, Pennsylvania.  jonathanbean.com

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Building Our House
Jonathan Bean; Read by Matthew Brown

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Boston Globe - Horn Book Award, New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Books of the Year, Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year

Unabridged Digital Audio

Unabridged  Digital Audio
Macmillan Audio
Macmillan Young Listeners
March 2013
Unabridged Digital Audio
ISBN: 9781427232311
ISBN10: 1427232318

Age Range: 3 to 6
Grade Range: p to 1
$1.99

Hardcover

Hardcover
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
January 2013
Hardcover
ISBN: 9780374380236
ISBN10: 0374380236
Picture Book
9 x 12 inches, 48 pages, Full-color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 3 to 6
Grade Range: p to 1
$17.99

Kindle Format 8

Kindle Format 8
Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
January 2013
Kindle Format 8
ISBN: 9781466830066
ISBN10: 1466830069
eBook Picture Book - Amazon
9 x 12 inches, 48 pages, Full-color throughout
Age Range: 3 to 6
Grade Range: p to 1
$9.99
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