My friends have a eight year old son who by all definitions, is an architectural prodigy. He builds very precise models from the recycling bin and asked for Dwell magazine for his birthday.
Also in his design arsenal is the Phaidon Atlas of Contemporary World Architecture. If you only buy one architecture book in your whole life (even if you’re only eight), this book must be it. It features modern buildings from all over the world that were completed after January 1st, 1998.