Reading Time: Creative Books for Kids
By Dan Maginn / Published by Dwell

Designing the Creative Child: Playthings and Places in Midcentury America, by Amy F. Ogata
(University of Minnesota Press, 2013)

Housebuilding for Children: Step-by-Step Guides for Houses Children Can Build Themselves, by Lester Walker
(Overlook Press, 2007)

Dreaming Up: A Celebration of Building, by Christy Hale
(Lee & Low Books, 2012)

The Works: Anatomy of a City, by Kate Ascher
(Penguin Books, 2007)

Draw 50 Buildings and Other Structures: The Step-by-Step Way to Draw Castles and Cathedrals, Skyscrapers and Bridges, and So Much More, by Lee J. Ames
(Watson-Guptill, 2013)

Play All Day: Design for Children, edited by Robert Klanten and Sven Ehmann
(Die Gestalten Verlag, 2009)

Sky High, by Germano Zullo
(Chronicle Books, 2012)

Building Big, by David Macaulay
(HMH Books for Young Readers, 2004)

Iggy Peck, Architect, by Andrea Beaty
(Harry N. Abrams, 2007)

Century of the Child: Growing by Design 1900–2000, by Tanya Harrod, Medea Hoch, and Juliet Kinchin
(The Museum of Modern Art, 2012)


Dan Maginn


Dan Maginn is an AIA-member architect who lives and carpools to work with his wife, Keri, in Kansas City. Although he and his partners at El Dorado Inc. are extremely interested in promoting sustainable design on all scales, he does not consider himself to be an "eco-warrior." Instead he prefers the term "eco-tainment specialist"

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