Engineering Books

Exercise your library card! These books are highly recommended for children of all ages to light a spark, inspire the imagination, or expand on their current knowledge. Living books are real books that make the subject come to life, as opposed to the reading of textbooks which lists facts in summary form.

Grab a project and activity book and set out to make something big! Set to work building bridges, Lego masterpieces, skyscrapers, or any structure using simple machines.

Bridges: Amazing Structures to Design, Build & Test
by Carol A. Johmann
Age Range: 7+
Hands-On Engineering
by Beth Andrews
Age Range: 9-13
The Kids' Book of Simple Machines
by Kelly Doudna
Age Range: 5-9

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The Lego Ideas Book: Unlock Your Imagination
by Daniel Lipkowitz
Age Range: 7-10
Skyscrapers!: Super Structures to Design & Build
by Carol A. Johmann
Age Range: 8-11

Leonardo da Vinci for Kids
by Janis Herbert
Age Range: 8+
by Anne Carey
Age Range: 4-10
Maker Lab
by Jack Challoner
Age Range: 8-12

Do you want to see how something works or how it's built? Take a look inside these educational books. You'll find that they are great at explaining how things are made and how they work.

Building Big
by David Macaulay
Age Range: 5+
Built to Last
by David Macaulay
Age Range: 10-13
The Way Things Work Now
by David Macaulay
Age Range: 12-17
Stephen Biesty's Incredible Everything
by Richard Platt
Age Range: 9+

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by David Macaulay
Age Range: 9+

Read about the adventures of children, scientists, inventors, and designers as they engineer solutions to problems, design new structures, and inspire the engineer in your child.

The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind
by William Kamkwamba
Age Range: 10+
Iggy Peck, Architect
by Andrea Beaty
Age Range: 5+
Leonardo and the Flying Boy
by Laurence Anholt
Age Range: 6-9

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Pop's Bridge
by Eve Bunting
Age Range: 4-7
Rosie Revere, Engineer
by Andrea Beaty
Age Range: 5-7
What Do You Do With an Idea?
by Kobi Yamada
Age Range: 5-8
If I Built a House
by Chris Van Dusen
Age Range: 3-5

The Girl Who Never Made Mistakes
by Mark Pett
Age Range: 4-8
A Year at a Construction Site
by Nicholas Harris
Age Range: 5-8

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