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.

Browse Books About Cars, Trucks, and Trains

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site Book Poster Image
Charming bedtime book is magic for truck lovers.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker
(2012)
(2011)
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Little Excavator Book Poster Image
Fun, fast-paced construction story is truck lover's delight.
By Anna Dewdney
(2017)
(2017)
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Mighty, Mighty Construction Site Book Poster Image
Cheerful trucks show teamwork at its best.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker
(2017)
(2017)
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Moo! Book Poster Image
Silly read turns kids into masters of social interpretation.
By David LaRochelle
(2014)
(2013)
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Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go Book Poster Image
Excellent vocab builder is also big wacky fun.
By Richard Scarry
(2012)
(1974)
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Are We There Yet? Book Poster Image
Car trip turns to time travel in highly imaginative story.
By Dan Santat
(2016)
(2016)
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Go, Dog. Go! Book Poster Image
Go, new readers. Go!
By P. D. Eastman
(2012)
(1961)
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I'm Dirty! Book Poster Image
Great read aloud for truck-crazed kids.
By Kate McMullan
(2006)
(2006)
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The Little Engine That Could Book Poster Image
Charming, encouraging picture book engages and inspires.
By Watty Piper
(2012)
(1930)
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Otis Book Poster Image
Sweet, nostalgic friendship tale with a truly classic look.
By Loren Long
(2009)
(2009)
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With Any Luck, I'll Drive a Truck Book Poster Image
Rhyming text and trucks galore make natural kid pleaser.
By David Friend
(2016)
(2016)
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Work, Dogs, Work: A Highway Tail Book Poster Image
Dogged crew cheerily shows how roads and bridges are built.
By James Horvath
(2014)
(2014)
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All the Way to Havana Book Poster Image
Celebration of Cuban family and ingenuity has gorgeous art.
By Margarita Engle
(2017)
(2017)
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The Big Book of Trains Book Poster Image
Draws in railroad buffs and reluctant readers.
By Christine Heap
(2003)
(1998)
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Bulldozer's Big Day Book Poster Image
Fun birthday tale for preschool truck lovers.
By Candace Fleming
(2015)
(2015)
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Jon Scieszka's Trucktown: Smash! Crash! Book Poster Image
Young truck fans will love this boisterous duo.
By Jon Scieszka
(2008)
(2008)
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Let's Go for a Drive! An Elephant & Piggie Book Book Poster Image
Silly tale gives new readers a fun lesson in being flexible.
By Mo Willems
(2012)
(2012)
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Locomotive Book Poster Image
Gorgeous story of train journey is exciting, fact-packed.
By Brian Floca
(2013)
(2013)
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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel Book Poster Image
Teaches important lessons about faith, friendship.
By Virginia Lee Burton
(2003)
(1939)
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Steam Train, Dream Train Book Poster Image
Jolly animals load a train in this dream of a bedtime book.
By Sherri Duskey Rinker, Tom Lichtenheld
(2013)
(2013)
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