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BKLYN Children's Picture Books about Cars, Trucks, and Construction

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Trains can float

by Laura Lyn DiSiena and Hannah Eliot ; illustrated by Pete Oswald and Aaron Spurgeon. |

With any luck, I'll drive a truck

David Friend ; illustrated by Michael Rex. |

Trashy town

Andrea Zimmerman and David Clemesha ; illustrated by Dan Yaccarino. |

Little by little, can by can, Mr. Gilly, the trash man, cleans up his town.

Brownie & Pearl go for a spin

by Cynthia Rylant ; pictures by Brian Biggs. |

When Brownie and her cat go for a spin in her car, neither one is ready for it to end.

My truck is stuck!

[text by] Kevin Lewis ; and [pictures by] Daniel Kirk. |

When a dump truck "haulin' a great big load" gets stuck in the mud, progressively larger vehicles try to pull it out.


by Patricia Hubbell ; illustrated by Megan Halsey. |

A rhyming look at many different kinds of trucks, from eighteen-wheelers to ice cream trucks, as they go about their business.

The three little rigs

written and illustrated by David Gordon. |

Three little rigs look for help when the big, bad wrecking ball comes to destroy their garages.

The adventures of taxi dog

by Debra and Sal Barracca ; pictures by Mark Buehner. |

A stray dog in New York City is adopted by a taxi driver, with whom he thereafter rides and shares adventures each day.

Truck driver Tom

Monica Wellington. |

The driver of a tractor-trailer picks up a load of fresh fruits and vegetables, then drives through the countryside, past small towns, and into the big city, passing farms, construction sites, and many other vehicles, then delivers the produce and relaxes with other drivers.

Five little monkeys wash the car

Eileen Christelow. |

Five little monkeys wash the family car before trying to sell it, but that is only the beginning of their adventures with the old heap.

My car

by Byron Barton. |

Sam describes in loving detail his car and how he drives it.

Can you see what I see?

Walter Wick. |

Young readers are asked to find different kinds of vehicles in the photographs.

My little car =

Gary Soto ; illustrated by Pam Paparone. |

Teresa loves to show off her shiny, new, pedal-powered low-rider car from Grandpa, but the toy soon looks old when she neglects it.

The Daytona 500

Nancy Roe Pimm. |

Presents a history of the Daytona 500, discusses the drivers and crew, and recounts notable crashes, fights, and last-lap passes.

Classic cars

Norm Mort. |

Introduces classic cars and automobiles that stand out from contemporary models due to their outstanding performance or styling.

Fasten your seat belt

by David Kimber, Bill Gunston, Jeff Painter, and Steve Parker. |

This book is packed with awesome facts and mind-blowing statistics about the fastest, slickest, and most amazing machines known to man.

The mighty street sweeper

Patrick Moore. |

Colorful illustrations and an engaging compare-and-contrast text make this picture book a delight for budding truck-lovers.

Digger man

Andrea Zimmerman & David Clemesha. |

A young boy imagines how he will use his digger to make a park where he and his little brother can play.

Cars galore

Peter Stein ; illustrated by Bob Staake. |

Cars of all shapes, colors, and sizes--including an igloo ice-fueled polar car and an eco-friendly car that runs on air--are presented in illustrations and rhyme.

If I built a car

Chris Van Dusen. |

Jack describes the kind of car he would build--one with amazing accessories and with the capability of traveling on land, in the air, and on and under the sea.

Truck stop

by Anne Rockwell ; illustrated by Melissa Iwai. |

A boy and his parents prepare breakfast at their truck stop for drivers of eighteen-wheelers, tankers, moving vans, and other vehicles, while Uncle Marty checks tires and makes repairs.


Donald Crews. |

Follows the journey of a truck from loading to unloading.

20 big trucks in the middle of the street

Mark Lee ; illustrated by Kurt Cyrus. |

Count the trucks getting stuck in a traffic jam in this rhythmic read-aloud sure to draw in kids who love everything on wheels.

Where do diggers sleep at night?

by Brianna Caplan Sayres ; illustrated by Christian Slade. |

Illustrations and rhyming text reveal what trucks, tractors, and construction vehicles do to get ready for bed after a hard day's work.

The great truck rescue

written by Jon Scieszka ; [illustrated by] David Shannon, Loren Long, David Gordon. |

Melvin, a cautious cement mixer, worries that he cannot keep up with the other trucks, but when Rita needs help, he overcomes his fear in order to help her.

I stink!

Kate & Jim McMullan ; [illustrations by Jim McMullan]. |

A big city garbage truck makes its rounds, consuming everything from apple cores and banana peels to leftover ziti with zucchini.

Táia Isa wants a car

Meg Medina ; illustrated by Claudio Muänoz. |

Tia Isa and her niece try to save enough money to buy a car to take the whole family to the beach.

Car goes far

by Michael Garland. |

After an adventure, a shiny, clean car is in desperate need of a wash.


Paul DuBois Jacobs and Jennifer Swender ; illustrations by Aaron Zenz. |

Young NASCAR fans can discover the ins and outs of stock-car racing with this fun alphabet primer that uses car terminology, race-day lingo, and exciting illustrations to introduce young readers to the thrills of the race and reading.

Tip tip dig dig

Emma Garcia. |

Describes how various earthmoving trucks clean up a dump and make a playground, discussing what such machines as diggers, mixers, bulldozers, and cranes can do.


Chris Gall. |

Millions of years ago, the prehistoric ancestors of today's trucks, such as garbageadon, dozeratops, and craneosaurus, roamed the Earth until they rusted out and became extinct.

The racecar alphabet

by Brian Floca. |

An exciting day at the races highlights the letters of the alphabet as a variety of automobiles burn fuel speeding through the curves of the track.