Build It!

Structures, systems and you
Kids Can Press, 2006 ISBN 1-55337-835-0(hc) ISBN 1-55337-836-9 Kids Can Press, 2006
ISBN 1-55337-835-0 (hc)
ISBN 1-55337-836-9 (pb)
Illustrated by Claudia Dávila

This title is also available in French as Les structures, c'est quoi? (Editions Scholastic)

From bicycles to bridges to beaver dams, structures are all around us. Build It! explores the function of structures, the materials they’re made of, how their parts are joined together and more.

Build It! is part of the Primary Physical Sciences series. These books include easy-to-read text, hands-on activities, energetic illustrations and a special section for parents and teachers with more activity ideas and information. This series was created with the cooperation of a Primary Science consultant and fits science curricula in the largest states and provinces.

"Build It! is a great book for growing minds. It's not just about the structures around us and their functions, it's about the materials they're made of, and how those materials were joined together." - Calgary Herald

“Whether your child has the curious mind of a future architect or just wants to know how tissues catch a sneeze, the answers are in these pages…. This delightful, well-illustrated book has more ideas and experiments listed in the back pages for parents and teachers to use.” - Together Magazine

“The description of … [each] concept being introduced is appropriate for the intended audience and is often presented in a manner that tests children’s understanding … There are too few books like this available for young children. I recommend the “Primary Physical Science” books to parents and to school librarians responsible for adding important books to their library’s collection. Highly recommended.” - Canadian Materials


2007 Our Choice, starred selection (Canadian Children’s Book Centre)


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* In Canada: Kids Can Press or In the US: Kids Can Press USA