Books About Cars, Trucks, and Trains

Some kids seem born with a fascination for anything with a motor, a couple of axles, and a steering wheel. If your kids are into cars, trucks, tractors, and trains, these books are sure to get them vrooming. For more of our picks to make young kids happy, see our Best Books for Preschoolers and Read-Aloud Books.

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Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

age 2+

Charming bedtime book is magic for truck lovers.

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Little Excavator

age 2+

Fun, fast-paced construction story is truck lover's delight.

By: Anna Dewdney (2017)
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Mighty, Mighty Construction Site Poster Image
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Mighty, Mighty Construction Site

age 2+

Cheerful trucks show teamwork at its best.

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Moo!

age 2+

Silly read turns kids into masters of social interpretation.

By: David LaRochelle (2013)
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Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go

age 2+

Excellent vocab builder is also big wacky fun.

By: Richard Scarry (1974)
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Are We There Yet?

age 3+

Car trip turns to time travel in highly imaginative story.

By: Dan Santat (2016)
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Construction Site Mission: Demolition! Poster Image
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Construction Site Mission: Demolition!

age 3+

Truck team works hard to knock building down in fun tale.

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Go, Dog. Go!

age 3+

Go, new readers. Go!

By: P. D. Eastman (1961)
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I'm Dirty!

age 3+

Great read-aloud for truck-crazed kids.

By: Kate McMullan (2006)
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The Little Engine That Could

age 3+

Charming, encouraging picture book engages and inspires.

By: Watty Piper (1930)
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Otis

age 3+

Sweet, nostalgic friendship tale with a truly classic look.

By: Loren Long (2009)
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Three Cheers for Kid McGear!

age 3+

New girl truck saves boy trucks in exciting rescue tale.

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With Any Luck, I'll Drive a Truck

age 3+

Rhyming text and trucks galore make natural kid pleaser.

By: David Friend (2016)
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Work, Dogs, Work: A Highway Tail Poster Image
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Work, Dogs, Work: A Highway Tail

age 3+

Dogged crew cheerily shows how roads and bridges are built.

By: James Horvath (2014)
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All the Way to Havana

age 4+

Celebration of Cuban family and ingenuity has gorgeous art.

By: Margarita Engle (2017)
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The Big Book of Trains

age 4+

Draws in railroad buffs and reluctant readers.

By: Christine Heap (1998)
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Bulldozer's Big Day

age 4+

Fun birthday tale for preschool truck lovers.

By: Candace Fleming (2015)
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Jon Scieszka's Trucktown: Smash! Crash!

age 4+

Young truck fans will love this boisterous duo.

By: Jon Scieszka (2008)
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Let's Go for a Drive! An Elephant & Piggie Book

age 4+

Silly tale gives new readers a fun lesson in being flexible.

By: Mo Willems (2012)
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Little Blue Truck

age 4+

Cute, fun rhyming tale celebrates kindness and teamwork.

By: Alice Schertle (2008)
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