Welcome to Children's Corner book reviews from 4MBS Classic Radio FM in Brisbane. Here you will find short annotations of the children's books reviewed by Kerry Neary in Children's Corner on 4MBS, together with the details you need to find them at your favourite bookstore. Any prices shown are the publisher's Australian recommended price and may vary depending on where you shop. You are welcome to use these reviews for newsletters and the like with appropriate acknowledgement.

Jul 20, 2014

The story of buildings

Patrick Dillon, illustrated by Stephen Biesty
Walker Books
ISBN: 9781406335903          RRP: $32.95

The subtitle to this book is World architecture from the Pyramids to the Pompidou Centre which encompasses its scope and purpose – a historical view on the development of public architecture. A text difficult for most under 8 readers but nevertheless directed towards young readers, needs an adult to help out. Each chapter deals with one of 25 famous buildings – including the Sydney Opera House, Notre Dame and the Crystal Palace. The illustrations though are eminently browseable; children will be fascinated by the detail and intrigued by the viewing angles employed here. A handsome addition to the family collection.