Building books

Alfred A. Knopf, 2018


Katie's love of blocks, and her boredom with books, mean that she'll never be on the same page as her brother, Owen, who loves losing himself in a story. But when a fateful meeting with the school librarian forces both of them to see the possibilities in the other's hobby, they discover there is more than one way to build the world around you.

“With repetitive, patterned, well-paced text, Lloyd weaves an enjoyable story while showcasing the benefits of trying something different and gently testing the boundaries of gender convention. Farley’s detailed and realistic illustrations are intriguing and playful, effectively using white space and vignettes to delineate the kids’ characters and activities.”  — Kirkus Review

“This is a fun read-aloud with a great message about the powers of reading and making. ­Recommended for all collections.” — School Library Journal

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