Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building
Written and illustrated by Christy Hale
and growing taller!
Pair them with notable structures from around the world and see children’s constructions taken to the level of architectural treasures.
Here is a unique celebration of children’s playtime explorations and the surprising ways childhood experiences find expression in the dreams and works of innovative architects.
Come be inspired to play—dream—build—discover!
For Teachers: Visit Christy Hale's site for Dreaming Up downloadable classroom activities!
Check out the educator activities for Dreaming Up, a title featured in RIF’s Multicultural Book Collections. To find other free activities that inspire young readers as well as learn more about Reading Is Fundamental, visit us at RIF.org.
Read Christy Hale's interview with Horn Book here.
Teach about design, building, and architecture with Dreaming Up.
Christy Hale talks about creating children's books here.
About the Creators
CHRISTY HALE has illustrated numerous award-winning books for children, including Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building and several other titles for Lee & Low Books. As an educator, Hale currently teaches picture book writing at the Academy of Art University in San Francisco. She has also taught art and graphic design to high school students, and first learned about the Lemon Grove case at an in-service teacher workshop. Hale and her husband live in Palo Alto, California. You can visit her online at christyhale.com. Photo credit: Jenna Cole.