Parker the Planner

Parker the Planner

Madeline Peck


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  • Broadens a child’s perspective of the world, enhances their knowledge of the built-environment, and bolsters critical and creative thinking skills
  • Colorful illustrations that are easy to follow.
  • Raises awareness and understanding of career opportunities in STEAM as well as the benefits these fields provide to the public
  • Glossary of terms is included for words that children may be unfamiliar with. In the text, these words are bolded in order to indicate that a definition can be found at the back of the book.
  • Part of a seven-book series dedicated to teaching children about different areas of STEAM.
  • The STEAM at Work! series Introduces children to the AEC (architecture, engineering, construction) industry and demonstrates construction, environmental, and social issues landscape architects, planners, and engineers solve


Madeline Peck:

Madeline Peck is a landscape architect for the regional infrastructure engineering firm Bolton & Menk, Inc. She creates high-quality plans that reflect each community’s unique needs and promotes a positive, engaged process. Her creative approach to public engagement has led multiple communities to develop collaborative, community-based design solutions for transportation, pedestrian, and downtown-focused projects. Madeline authored Parker the Planner as a part of Bolton & Menk’s children book series to show future planners what is possible when they are passionate about improving their communities.