Monday, July 15, 2013
If You Lived Here
Author & Illustrator: Giles Laroche
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin
Publication Year: 2011
Location: Knox County Public Library- Halls
Awards: School Library Journal starred review
Summary: Fifteen different types of houses from around the world are pictured here. The illustrations are intricate collages. The houses include from those popular in history (the dogtrot house of the early American pioneers), French chalets, pueblo homes, and palafitos (houses built on stilts), as well as more. For each house, readers learn what materials are used in their construction, the location where they are found, the dates they were first constructed, and some other facts about them.
Classroom Ideas: Some of the houses would fit into historical studies while others could be included in studies of other countries/ cultures.