These titles are for any kid who’s head-over-heels in love with trains, planes, or diggers. Invest in the hardback or board book version because your young friend will want to read about his favorite vehicles over and over and over again.
This delightful book just doesn’t get old. Rich detail (and silly stories) fill every page. Do you want to ride in a carrot car? Will Officer Flossy catch that bad dog Dingo? Can you spot Goldbug on every page? This is a book to come back to again and again. Age 2 and up.More info →
Barton’s simple, bold drawings show men (and women) spending their day on the construction site. This short book begins “Hey you guys, let’s get to work!” and ends with “More work tomorrow.” Enthralling for any child who love big machines (and that’s a lot of kids). For the youngest child.More info →
This whimsical book just came out in 2011, but it feels like a classic. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator wrap up their work on the construction site--and settle in with their lovies for bed. This book could be part of a sweet bedtime ritual for the youngest child. Age 1 and up.More info →
Parents will get nostalgic about this classic tale of the cheerful little blue engine that saves the day by delivering the milk and spinach and dolls and to the boys and girls on the other side of the mountain. “I think I can I think I can.” This modern edition has ornate illustrations. Age 3 and up.More info →
Another bedtime picture book in the spirit of their New York Times bestseller (and my son’s favorite) Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. It’s not quite as magical as its predecessor, but preschoolers who are obsessed with trains won’t mind. The illustrations are detailed and beautiful, and the onomatopoeia throughout the book (clickety clack!) makes this a fun bedtime read aloud.More info →
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