The ABC Book of American Houses

Written by Michael Shoulders
(Charlesbridge Publishing, June 15, 2008)

A is for Apartment. B is for Beach House. C is for Cajun Cottage. This alphabetical survey spans over three centuries of architecture, highlighting the diversity of American homes. Whether your house is made of wood, snow, or even junk, and whether you live on land, on water, or in a tree, a house becomes a home when you share it with people you love.

Reviews and Articles

"Broad spaces, small figures, precise architectural details and clean, straight lines give Brannen's art in this alphabetical gallery of housing an elegant simplicity. "
— Kirkus Reviews

"... a single page is devoted to each type of house, with a paragraph of text accompanied by a nicely delineated and beautifully colored painting... libraries should consider this book for their collections because of the variety of houses presented, the readability of the text, and the quality of the illustrations."
— Carol Phelan, Booklist, August 2008

"This tour of house types - one for each alphabet letter - would complement any elementary school unit on community."
— PHLF News, September 2008