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Building Books

Megan Wagner Lloyd, Brianne Farley (Illustrator)

Library Binding

List Price: 20.99*
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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (10/2/2018)


Books and blocks bring together two siblings with nothing in common in this story from Megan Wagner Lloyd (Finding Wild) and illustrator Brianne Farley (Secret Tree Fort).

Katie loves to build. She loves the way the blocks click together, the way they crash when they topple to the floor. But most of all, she loves to build something brand-new. Unlike her brother, she hates reading.

Owen loves to read. He loves the way the pages rustle when he turns them, the way the paper smells. But most of all, he loves to read something brand-new. But, unlike his sister, he has no interest in building.

When their rivalry finally comes to a head, a librarian suggests a solution. Books for Katie to read and books for Owen to shelve. Can they learn to appreciate their siblings hobbies and build something together?

Knopf Books for Young Readers, 9781524773687, 32pp.

Publication Date: October 2, 2018

About the Author

Megan Wagner Lloyd lives in Washington, DC, with her family. She loves hiking in the woods and exploring on the beach. Her previous books include Finding Wild and Fort-Building Time, both illustrated by Abigail Halpin. Visit Megan at or on Instagram at @meganwagnerlloyd.

Brianne is a freelance illustrator and picture-book author who grew up in Michigan, where she spent most of her time in the woods, in Lake Michigan, drawing, or reading. She studied creative writing and art at Macalester College, and then received her MFA in Illustration from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Her previous books include Ike's Incredible Ink and Secret Tree Fort, and Charlotte the Scientist Is Squished, written by Camille Andros. She lives in Michigan. Visit her at Visit her on Instagram at @briannehfarley and Twitter at @briannefarley.