Building Communities Reading Guide

A reading list for ages 0–12, designed to inspire building the homes, places and communities of tomorrow.

Building Communities reading guide, inspired by Cairn’s Seven Mills, the largest residential development in Ireland – a new town in Dublin 22 which, when complete, will be home to over 15,000 people.  

With the construction of Seven Mills underway, Cairn and Children’s Books Ireland have collaborated on a reading list of thirty-two titles aimed at engaging young people as the project unfolds and becomes part of their future. 

These books feature stories of construction, innovation and environmentalism, aiming to inspire ideas for caring for our planet, homes, places and communities. 

About the guide

  • 32 titles on the theme of construction, engineering, community-building and environmentalism

  • Suitable for ages 0–12

  • Cover artwork by Fuchsia MacAree

  • Overall editor and production – Jenny Murray

  • Content: Ruth Concannon

  • Design: Fintan Wall