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Cars And Trucks: Books For Kids

Looking for a list of the best children's books about cars and trucks?

Children’s literature has many notable options when it comes to cars and trucks. To help you find the right books for you and your young reader, we’ve compiled a list of the best kids books about cars and trucks.

Our list includes board books, picture books, and chapter books. Board books are best for babies and toddlers from ages newborn to 2 or 3. Picture books are generally great options for toddlers and for preschool and kindergarten age children. Picture books are especially enjoyable for adults to read aloud with young kids. The chapter books on our list are generally best for elementary through early middle school age tween kids. You can filter to sort by the best book type for your kid.

We hope this list of kids books about cars and trucks can be a helpful resource for parents, teachers, and others searching for a new book!

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The Fire Cat
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-6

In 1957, Harper published its first I Can Read title, Little Bear, written by Else Holmelund Minarik and illustrated by Maurice Sendak. Large type, simple vocabulary, chapter-like divisions, and decorative pictures made Little Bear perfect for emerging readers

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Runaway No-Wheeler
Written by Peter Stein & illustrated by Bob Staake
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Trucks! Counting! Tire-eating aliens! This wonderful, rhyming, super-silly book has it ALL…including Bob Staake’s awesome artwork. THE RUNAWAY NO-WHEELER is a clever spin on a counting book and the perennial favorite, a book starring trucks. Tony is a sturdy, long-hauling 18-wheeler with a delivery to make, but many obstacles are in the way – from potholes to slime to rescue missions to aliens’ space rockets. In the style of counting classics like Dr. Seuss’ Ten Apples Up on Top – though in this case, subtractive counting – Tony finds himself losing wheel after wheel with each hurdle he encounters. Will he be able to make his delivery?

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The Little School Bus
Written by Margery Cuyler & illustrated by Bob Kolar
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

Join Driver Bob the school bus driver and his little school bus as they wake early, pick up the children, and drop them off at school. Then it’s off to the garage to fix a tail light. All in a day’s work for this trusty team. The lyrical text, catchy rhyme, and bright pictures make this a perfect choice for preschoolers who are soon to be school bus riders!

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Heavy-Duty Trucks
Written by Joyce Milton & illustrated by Richard Courtney
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 6-9
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Little Blue Truck
Written by Alice Schertle & illustrated by Jill McElmurry
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick up–that is, until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue has made a pack of farm animal friends along his route. And they’re willing to do whatever it takes to get their pal back on the road. With a text full of truck sounds and animal noises to read aloud, here is a rollicking homage to the power of friendship and the rewards of helping others.

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  • The Old Truck - When is an old truck something more? On a small, bustling farm, a resilient and steadfast pickup works tirelessly alongside the family that lives there, and becomes a part of the dreams and ambitions of the family’s young daughter.After long days and years of hard work leave the old truck rusting in the weeds, it’s time for the girl to roll up her sleeves. Soon she is running her own busy farm, and in the midst of all the repairing and restoring, it may be time to bring her faithful childhood companion back to life.With an eye-catching retro design and cleverly nuanced illustrations, The Old Truck celebrates the rewards of determination and the value of imagination.

  • Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site - The #1 New York Times bestseller As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they’ll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play! With irresistible artwork by best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text, this book will have truck lovers of all ages begging for more.

  • The Mixed-Up Truck - It’s Cement Mixer’s first day on the job and he doesn’t want to make any mistakes. How can he help the other trucks on the construction site? By mixing some powdery white cement, of course! He mixes it up, adds a little water, and presto . . . a cake?! He must have mixed flour instead of cement. Not to worry, he’ll try again . . . and presto! Frosting?! He’ll keep trying until he gets it just right and it’s time for one more mixing: a bubble bath!

  • It's a Field Trip, Busy Bus! - Today is Busy Bus’s very first field trip! He takes the children to a fire house, where they meet Engine Four, a big, shiny, red firetruck. Engine Four has a hose to put out fires, a ladder to reach tall buildings, and a loud and impressive siren. Busy Bus has none of these things. Will the children still like him? This darling picture book offers a gentle exploration of jealousy and a reminder that we each have our own unique talents that make us special.

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Runaway Tomato
Written by Kim Cooley Reeder & illustrated by Lincoln Agnew
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-5

For fans of Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs comes an action packed picture book with a sweet surprise. Call in the trucks! When a giant tomato breaks loose at the top of a hill, it takes every tractor, fire engine, and helicopter to stop it. Lincoln Agnew’s cool, vintage cartoon style is a perfect match for the high-octane action told in catchy rhyme, culminating in a jam-packed gate-fold spread of the town’s Tomato Festival. What will happen when it rains on all those giant seeds? One giant surprise.

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Old MacDonald Had a Truck
Written by Steve Goetz & illustrated by Eda Kaban
picture book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Old MacDonald had a farm E-I-E-I-O. And on that farm he had a…TRUCK?! With a DIG DIG here and a SCOOP SCOOP there, this classic folk song just got revved up! Beloved machines—the excavator, dump truck, bulldozer, and more—will have the vehicle-obsessed of all ages reading and singing along.

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Here Come the Helpers
Written by Leslie Kimmelman & illustrated by Barbara Bakos and Leslie Kimmelman
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Look for the Helpers is a shaped board book that highlights the emergency vehicles that help make our world a better place.

It’s a big, beautiful world, filled with awesome adventures.

But sometimes emergencies happen. When they do, look for the helpers! Helpers are all around you.

Fire trucks, ambulances, police cars, and more crowd the pages of this shaped board book that teaches children to look for helpers wherever they go. With a search-and-find twist, each scene highlights different types of emergency vehicles in action. Look for the Helpers is an adventurous book that introduces little ones to the caring helpers who make the world safer.

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Super Rabbit Racers!
Written & illustrated by Thomas Flintham
picture book
Recommend Ages: 5-7

Rev up those engines as Super Rabbit Boy, King Viking, and more favorite characters go head-to-head in an epic race that’s wheelie fun!Pick a book. Grow a Reader!This series is part of Scholastic’s early chapter book line, Branches, aimed at newly independent readers. With easy-to-read text, high-interest content, fast-paced plots, and illustrations on every page, these books will boost reading confidence and stamina. Branches books help readers grow!Welcome to the Super Cup Grand Prix! Eight racers must compete in four races to win the Super Cup Power Up, which gives the winner super speed powers. Super Rabbit Boy is ready to win, but meanie King Viking is racing this year, too! And he has racers who are helping him cheat. Super Rabbit Boy needs to beat King Viking, but with tricks, traps, and brand-new racers to race, winning won’t be easy. Can Super Rabbit Boy outpace and outrace the competition, or will he spin out of control before he crosses the finish line?With full-color art on every page by Thomas Flintham!

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Good Night, Little Blue Truck
Written by Alice Schertle & illustrated by Jill McElmurry
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

The #1 New York Times Bestseller Beep! Beep! Beep! It’s time for sleep. Say goodnight with Little Blue Truck and friends! A storm is brewing and Little Blue Truck and his good friend Toad are hurrying home for bed. But who can sleep with all that racket? It’s not long before other friends show up seeking safety from the storm. Thunder and lightning sure can be scary, but it’s easy to be brave together. When the clouds roll on and the sky is clear, it’s all aboard for a bedtime ride! Beep! Beep! Shhh . . .

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  • Little Blue Truck's Valentine - Spread the love with Little Blue Truck—a perfect Valentine’s Day read-aloud in this best-selling series! “Beep!” said Blue. “Happy Valentine’s Day!” Join Little Blue Truck as he delivers Valentine’s Day cards to all his farm animal friends. But as Blue beeps along, he starts to wonder: will he get any cards of his own? With brightly colored foil accents throughout and a large gatefold at the end, this book is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

  • Little Blue Truck's Halloween - What would you do if you woke up one night to find the shadow of a giant chicken passing your bedroom door? Go and investigate, of course! When Anyaugo follows a giant chicken into her kitchen one warm night in Nigeria, she embarks on a fun-filled adventure where nothing is quite as it seems. Is the mischievous giant chicken a friend or a foe? More importantly, will Anyaugo be able to save the food for the New Yam Festival the next day?

  • From Here to There: Inventions That Changed the Way the World Moves - “These innovations in transportation should inspire readers to go far.” - Kirkus Reviews, starred review Celebrating the invention of vehicles, this collective biography tells the inspiring stories of the visionaries who changed the way we move across air, water, and land. Perfect for fans of Mistakes that Worked and Girls Think of Everything. In a time when people believed flying was impossible, Joseph and Etienne Montgolfier proved that the sky wasn’t the limit. When most thought horseback was the only way to race, Bertha and Karl Benz fired up their engines. From the invention of the bicycle and the passenger steam locomotive, to the first liquid-fuel propelled rocket and industrial robot, inventors across the world have redefined travel. Filled with informative sidebars and colorful illustrations, this collective biography tells the story of the experiments, failures, and successes of visionaries who changed the way the world moves.

  • Who Was Henry Ford? - Born on a small farm in rural Michigan, Henry Ford’s humble beginnings were no match for his ambition. Ford quickly created a manufacturing dynasty, bringing affordable cars to the masses and forever changing America and the American workplace. Who Was Henry Ford? details his meteoric rise, and explains how the genius behind the assembly line and the Model T shaped modern American industry.

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Sparky
Written by Kate Klimo & illustrated by Tim Jessell
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 8-11

In this Dog Diaries-meets-Horse Diaries Special Crossover Edition, a no-nonsense fire dog meets her match in the biggest, hottest flames Chicago has ever seen–and a rescue horse with an attitude! In the 1800s, firefighters used horses to pull fire trucks. But horses spook easily and run away from fire–so they needed fire dogs. And there’s no better fire dog than Sparky. Sparky is so good at her job, she knows when the alarm is going to ring before it even rings! But today is no ordinary day. There’s no choice but to put Cinders–a rescue horse with an attitude–to work at her very first fire, one destined to become one of the greatest disasters of the nineteenth century! With realistic black-and-white illustrations and an appendix including information about dalmatians, the Great Chicago Fire, and more, this is historical fiction for kids who don’t like historical fiction, and a perfect choice for supporting Common Core State Standards. Get the horse’s side of the story! Read Horse Diaries Special Edition: Cinders.

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Get Into Gear, Stilton!
Written by Geronimo Stilton
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 7-10

When you’re with Geronimo Stilton, it’s always a fabumouse adventure!I, Geronimo Stilton, was selected by the mayor to give a special driving demonstration, but my driver’s license had expired! I had only a week to relearn everything to pass the test for a new one. Little did I know that my lessons would introduce me to a talking robot car! It was up to us to stop a thief and make the roads safer for everyone.

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Good Driving, Amelia Bedelia
Written by Herman Parish
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

She’s back! Amelia Bedelia, America’s favorite housekeeper, has returned. Armed with a driver’s license, Amelia Bedelia hits the road!

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Animals Go Vroom!
Written & illustrated by Abi Cushman
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

With a nod to Richard Scarry, this inventive picture book surprises readers with every turn of the page! Hiss! Screech! Roar! It’s a noisy day in Bumperville! But are the sounds what you think they are? That Honk! must surely be a goose. But turn the page and it’s the taxi that a goose is driving! Using cleverly placed die-cuts, this inventive book hints at what is making the sound, but with each turn of the page, it’s an eye-opening surprise and part of an unfolding story that is part guessing game and part giggle-inducing caper. Abi Cushman is the master of surprise and silliness in this absolutely delightful picture book.

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Scooper and Dumper
Written & illustrated by Lindsay Ward
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

Introducing two new vehicles who work together no matter what!The best of friends, Scooper the front loader and Dumper the snowplow take care of their town in all kinds of weather. One day a snowstorm hits, and the big city needs their help to clear the roads. Each of them must be brave in their own way to get the job done.This wintry adventure spotlights the ideas of individual strengths, teamwork, and friendship in a vehicle buddy story that boys and girls alike will love.

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  • Trucker and Train - Kindness and friendship triumph over bullying in this action-packed story that’s perfect for fans of Little Blue Truck and Loren Long’s Otis stories, and for every vehicle-obsessed little one. Trucker, the big rig, loves to rule the road with his size, strength, and mighty horn. The other vehicles swerve and shake as Trucker blasts past, expecting them to follow along in awe. Then Trucker meets the louder, stronger, and kinder Train. He sees how the other vehicles gleam and swoon when Train is around. And he wonders, Why don’t they ever gleam at me? Trucker just wants Train to go away . . . until a broken railroad crossing signal changes everything. Can Trucker use his size and strength for the good of his fellow vehicles before it’s too late? Perfect for fans of Little Blue Truck and Loren Long’s Otis stories, Trucker and Train is a classic in the making.

  • Library on Wheels: Mary Lemist Titcomb and America's First Bookmobile - If you can’t bring the man to the books, bring the books to the man. Mary Lemist Titcomb (1852-1932) was always looking for ways to improve her library. As librarian at the Washington County Free Library in Maryland, Titcomb was concerned that the library was not reaching all the people it could. She was determined that everyone should have access to the library–not just adults and those who lived in town. Realizing its limitations and inability to reach the county’s 25,000 rural residents, including farmers and their families, Titcomb set about to change the library system forever with the introduction of book-deposit stations throughout the country, a children’s room in the library, and her most revolutionary idea of all–a horse-drawn Book Wagon. Soon book wagons were appearing in other parts of the country, and by 1922, the book wagon idea had received widespread support. The bookmobile was born!

  • My First Trucks and Diggers - Introduces trucks, diggers, and other construction and excavation vehicles, including dump trucks, bulldozers, logging trucks, and steamrollers.

  • Supertruck - When the city is hit by a colossal snowstorm, only one superhero can save the day. But who is this mysterious hero, and why does he disappear once his job is done? Find out in this snowy tale about a little truck with a very big job, the second of Steve Savage’s vehicle-based picturebooks.

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Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site (Board Book for Toddlers, Children's Board Book)
Written by Sherri Duskey Rinker & illustrated by Tom Lichtenheld
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-4

The #1 New York Times bestselling children’s book now available in board book! An unabridged board book for kids version of the bestselling, best-beloved hardcover, perfect for small hands! Even the roughest, toughest readers will want to turn off their engines, rest their wheels, and drift to sleep with this sweet and soothing story. Vibrant illustrations and gentle rhyming text make this construction book for kids a surefire bedtime favorite for truck-crazy kids everywhere. Can’t get enough of these tough trucks? The long-awaited sequel to this bestselling book series, Mighty, Mighty, Construction Site, is now available for preorder!

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Pop-Up Things That Go!
Written & illustrated by Ingela P. Arrhenius
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

The illustrator of the oversize hit Animals offers a pair of eye-catching miniature pop-up books sure to make waves and transport imaginations. Modes of transportation are exciting and ever popular – and here they get an attractive makeover in a kid-friendly pop-up with pages of things that go, from ice-cream trucks to helicopters, fire engines to tricycles. Bright colors and clean graphics set this attractive little book zooming ahead of the pack.

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Little Excavator
Written & illustrated by Anna Dewdney
picture book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

From New York Times bestselling author-illustrator of the Llama Llama books comes a new character ready to dig his way into your heart!

Here come the BIG RIGS rolling down the street. Thumpa-thumpa bumpa-bumpa BEEP! BEEP! BEEP!

There’s Loader and Dump Truck, Backhoe and Crane. They’re ready to transform a vacant lot into a neighborhood park. And who wants to help most of all?

Little Excavator! But are there any jobs for someone so small?

Anna Dewdney’s signature rhyming text and inviting illustrations make this a perfect read aloud for for fans of things that go!

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Curious George and the Dump Truck
Written by H. A. Rey
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-7

Curious George lives every truck-obsessed kid’s dream when he climbs inside a dump truck and starts pressing buttons–what could go wrong? When Curious George sees a big dump truck in the park, he wants to see how it works. Before long he finds that one little lever can mean great big trouble! But thanks to some monkey ingenuity, George finds a surprising solution to his messy mishap that makes the park more enjoyable for all.

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Big Truck Little Island
Written & illustrated by Chris Van Dusen
picture book
Recommend Ages: 4-8

That big truck is stuck! How will the island residents get where they’re going? A tale of community and ingenuity from the celebrated Chris Van Dusen, inspired by a true story. When a big truck and its big load get stuck on a narrow road, traffic on the little island comes to a halt. Some cars need to go south and some have to travel north. How will Meg get to her swim meet? What about Barry’s ballet class? Luckily, the kids come up with an ingenious solution: why not just swap cars? Inspired by an incident that happened on Vinalhaven, Maine, Chris Van Dusen tells a fun tale of resourcefulness and community through clever, rhyming wordplay and whimsical illustrations, sprinkled with plenty of cars and trucks for transportation-loving readers.

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  • Mitchell Goes Driving - “Families who prefer the wear-‘em-out strategy over lullabies and gentle good-night poems might consider opening their own DMV.” – Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books (starred review) Hop in for a hilarious, heartwarming ride with Mitchell, a kid with a need for speed. He may require a little boost getting into the driver’s seat, but once he’s behind the wheel, his “car” sure goes fast! With warmth and sly wit, Hallie Durand follows a young child obsessed with all things automobile, while Tony Fucile’s comical illustrations convey the well-tuned bond between an obliging father and a high-octane child.

  • The Construction Crew - There are countless machines that help out on a construction site. Everything from a bulldozer to a crane has a very special job. Do you know what it is? Lift the page to learn about what each machine does and discover what happens when they all work together!

  • Two Tough Trucks - Do you have what it takes to be a tough truck? Rev up those engines with Hensel and Gretel authors Corey Rosen Schwartz & Rebecca Gomez and Will Bear Share? creator Hilary Leung!Two trucks off to school for their first day of class.One riding the brakes. One hitting the gas.Mack and Rig couldn’t be more different.One loves the fast lane. The other, the off-ramp.But when they’re forced to pair up on their first day of school, can Mack and Rig figure out a way to get along and learn what it really means to be a tough truck?Get ready to vroom and zoom your way to fun and friendship with these two lovable and tough trucks!

  • Honda: The Boy Who Dreamed of Cars - One day in 1914 when Soichiro Honda was seven years old, an astonishing, moving dust cloud appeared in his small Japanese town. The cause was a leaky, noisy automobile–the first the boy had ever seen. At that moment Honda fell in love with cars, and a dream took hold. He would one day make them himself. It took Honda many years to reach his goal. Along the way he became an expert mechanic and manufacturer of car parts. After World War II he developed a motorized bicycle, the forerunner of his innovative motorcycles. Eventually Honda began manufacturing cars, first race cars and then consumer cars. Constantly seeking ways to make his products better than his competitors’, Honda grew into a global industry leader. Soichiro Honda had an inventive mind and a passion for new ideas, and he never gave up on his dream. A legendary figure in the world of manufacturing, Honda is a dynamic symbol of lifelong determination, creativity, and the power of a dream.

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Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Over the Moon
Written by Frank Cottrell Boyce & illustrated by Joe Berger
chapter book
Recommend Ages: 9-12

From the award-winning Frank Cottrell Boyce comes the third official sequel to Ian Fleming’s Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. The Tootings are stuck in 1966! Somebody’s stolen Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and left them behind. And Little Harry’s been kidnapped by whoever stole their magical car. There’s only one solution: the Tootings must find the Potts–the family that originally built Chitty. Sharing their combined knowledge of how Chitty works, the families may stand a chance of rescuing Little Harry and finding the most brilliant car in the world. But a fiendish criminal has different plans, ones that involve flying Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to the moon and putting an explosive scheme into action.

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Toot Toot Beep Beep
Written by Emma Garcia
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3
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Roadwork
Written by Sally Sutton & illustrated by Brian Lovelock
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Big machines and their drivers work together to build a road.

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Rapid Responders
Written by Finn Coyle & illustrated by Srimalie Bassani
board book
Recommend Ages: 3-6

Community helpers keep us all safe and they have special machines that help as well. Police cars, coast guard cutters, ambulances, rescue helicopters, and fire trucks each serve our community in their own way. Do you know what it is? Lift the page to learn what each machine does and discover what happens when they all work together!

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Dump Truck's Colors
Written by Sherri Duskey Rinker & illustrated by Ethan Long
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Join Dump Truck on his colorfully busy day at the construction site! Little construction fans will love the colors that fill the world of the bestselling Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, from the BLUE sky in the morning to the WHITE moon at night!

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  • Race Car Driver - Bizzy Bear is ready to win the race in this board book full of things to push and pull. Today, Bizzy Bear is driving in a big race – ready, set, go! Switch the light to signal the start and help him speed along in his race car and zoom around the track. Then lift the flag as he crosses the finish line! But will he get there first? Another exciting title in this best-selling series, which encourages preschoolers to get involved in the storytelling.

  • Alphabet Trucks - Truck lovers find familiar and unusual trucks and learn where they work and what they do.

  • The Road That Trucks Built - Join the ride as a team of adorable vehicles work together to build a new road in this fresh, cement-mixing spin on the classic nursery rhyme, “The House That Jack Built.” This is the traffic that’s moving too slow. Cars and buses have nowhere to go. What is the answer? I’m guessing you know. The trucks need to build a new road! Bulldozers, scrapers, graders, and more are hard at work making sure that every car, truck, and motorcycle can get where they’re going fast! With smooth writing by Susanna Leonard Hill and heavy-duty illustrations by Erica Sirotich, The Road That Trucks Built shows the importance and effectiveness of teamwork in a picture book that’s perfect for on the road readers.

  • Construction Site on Christmas Night - VROOM and ZOOM into the holidays with this new Christmas classic from the author of the #1 New York Times bestsellers Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Mighty, Mighty, Construction Site! The trucks are gearing up for Christmas by building a special gift! But, there’s a surprise waiting for each of them, too! Presents await for Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane, Dump Truck, and Cement Mixer as each finishes their part of this big, important job and rolls off to a sweet and sleepy goodnight. Playful rhyming text from the bestselling author of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and vibrant illustrations from the acclaimed artist AG Ford make this a perfect gift for construction fans everywhere.

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Little Blue Truck's Christmas
Written by Alice Schertle & illustrated by Jill McElmurry
picture book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Little Blue Truck is spreading cheer by delivering Christmas trees to his animal friends. Can you help count each green tree from one to five and back again? Don’t forget to save one for Blue! Beep! Beep!

With the gentle rhythm and signature illustration style that made Little Blue Truck a household name, Blue’s new adventure is full of holiday warmth. Sturdy cardstock pages, a compact and child-friendly text, and flashing colored Christmas lights on the final page come together in a novelty gift book that’s sure to be the favorite treat of the season.

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Bulldozer's Shapes
Written by Sherri Duskey Rinker & illustrated by Ethan Long
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Time for the construction site to SHAPE UP! Little construction fans will love learning their shapes by watching Bulldozer CIRCLE around, clearing away TRIANGLES of dirt until the perfect building spot has been SQUARED away. It’s all in a day’s work for the trucks of the bestselling Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site!

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Dive In!
Written by April Jones Prince & illustrated by Michelle Berg
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

It’s a busy day on the construction site, and these industrious mice are up to something big! But what are they working on? Bold, colorful illustrations and recognizable vehicles with moving parts add to the fun, with hidden clues for the careful observer. Is that red paint . . . or red sauce? Is that a construction pit . . . or a drain? Children will delight in guessing their way to the end, when the final spread reveals a carefully constructed surprise. It’s favorite vehicles meet lunchtime and bathtime in these novelty board books with interactive mechanisms.

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Red Truck
Written & illustrated by Kersten Hamilton
board book
Recommend Ages: 2-5

The perfect board book for toddlers who love trucks!

Can Red Truck make it up the hill? Red Truck can! Red Truck will! ZOOOOM!

This simply told read-aloud tells the story of Red Truck saving a school bus from a mud puddle. Toddlers fascinated by vehicles will love following the candy-colored illustrations, mimicking Red Truck’s sounds (“ZOOOOM!” “VROOOOOM!”), and hearing this favorite book read to them over and over again.

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Truck, Truck, Goose!
Written by Tammi Sauer & illustrated by Zoe Waring
board book
Recommend Ages: 0-3

Truck . . .Truck . . . Truck . . . Goose will never get to have his picnic if he can’t cross the street!

Bright colors and hilarious antics makes Truck, Truck Goose perfect for toddlers at bedtime, story time, or anytime.

With a clever play on the beloved game of Duck, Duck, Goose, it tells the sweet, sometimes chaotic story of a goose who just wants to cross the road in front of his cottage. And everything is going fine . . . until he drops his piano!

With bold and bright illustrations from Zoe Waring and minimal text from Tammi Sauer, Truck, Truck, Goose is great fun.

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