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Suggested Books - TRANSPORTATION
Motor Goose by
Call Number: JUV PZ8.3 .C6657
Publication Date: 2017-07-11
In this picture book, Mother Goose rhymes are reimagined with vehicles-- trains, planes, trucks, and boats! Hey Digger, Digger (Hey Diddle, Diddle) Hey digger, digger, the hole's getting bigger. Your shovel's been scooping since ten. Beware the loose rubble. Too late--you're in trouble! You'd better start digging again. Wonderful rhymes and VEHICLES! Here is a collection that every car/plane/boat/crane/digger/taxi/train-loving kid will adore. With hilarious artwork by Jef Kaminsky,Motor Goose is a must-have for readers who like things that go. And as the rhymes progress, the day winds down, making this perfect for bedtime.
Little Trucks with Big Jobs by
Call Number: TL230.15.M323 2007
Publication Date: 2007-08-07
Calling all truck fans! Big trucks are impressive and powerful, but little trucks are important, too. A tow truck, ambulance, forklift, and plane tug are just a few of the little trucks that have big jobs. Size doesn't matter when it comes to getting the job done. It's all in a day's work for these mighty trucks.
The Bus for Us by
Call Number: PZ7 .B6324 Bu 2001
Publication Date: 2001-03-01
Tess is excited. Today is her first day of school, and her very first ride on a school bus. Waiting at the bus stop with her older friend Gus, Tess eagerly asks, "Is this the bus for us, Gus?" as each vehicle passes by. From fire engine to front loader, Suzanne Bloom introduces young readers to a variety of vehicles through a simple text and spirited illustrations.
The Littlest Train by
Call Number: JUV PZ7 .G1352 Li 2017
Publication Date: 2017-09-26
In this endearing story of a tiny toy train, the creator of the hit series Dinotrux now breathes life into more than a half-dozen trains that climb, haul, chug, zip, and zoom. In a small room, down a short flight of stairs, there lives a little toy train...about to have a BIG adventure! There's an endless world to explore, and awe-inspiring new friends to meet. Mighty Max, Chloe Cogs, Sara Speedster, and Farley Freighter can reach all the best sights, lickety-split. But when the day is done and the sun goes down, will the littlest train find his way home? Calling all train lovers: All aboard!
Bulldozer's Big Day by
Call Number: JUV PZ7 .F5993 Bul 2015
Publication Date: 2015-05-05
Big trucks and a birthday surprise make this construction site treat an irresistible read-aloud, illustrated by a Caldecott Medalist! It's Bulldozer's big day--his birthday! But around the construction site, it seems like everyone is too busy to remember. Bulldozer wheels around asking his truck friends if they know what day it is, but they each only say it's a work day. They go on scooping, sifting, stirring, filling, and lifting, and little Bulldozer grows more and more glum. But when the whistle blows at the end of the busy day, Bulldozer discovers a construction site surprise, especially for him!
Freight Train by
Call Number: PZ7 .C8682 FR
Publication Date: 1996-09-20
Red caboose at the back, orange tank car, green cattle car, purple box car, black tender and a black steam engine . . . freight train. In simple, powerful words and vibrant illustrations, Donald Crews evokes the rolling wheels of that childhood favorite: a train. This board book features sturdy pages and is just the right size for little hands. This Calecott Honor Book features bright colors and bold shapes. Even a child not lucky enough to have counted freight cars will feel he or she has watched a freight train passing after reading Freight Train. Donald Crews used childhood memories of trains seen during his travels to his grandparents' farm in the American South as the inspiration for this timeless favorite.
School Bus Drivers by
Call Number: HD803 .M8 M58 2005
Publication Date: 2005-01-01
Learn about school bus drivers and how they do their job.
McToad Mows Tiny Island by
Call Number: JUV PZ7 .A585 Mt 2015
Publication Date: 2015-09-01
McToad likes Thursdays. Why? Because on every other day of the week, McToad mows Big Island, but on Thursdays, McToad mows Tiny Island. To do so, he puts his mower on the back of a truck, which drives to a train, which goes to a helicopter, which flies to a boat, which uses a crane to put the lawn mower onto Tiny Island. There McToad mows and drinks some lemonade, and before you know it, it's time to turn around and go back home. But first, the mower has to get lifted by a crane, to get put back on a boat, which is lifted by a helicopter, and . . . well . . . you get the idea. From master storyteller Tom Angleberger and celebrated illustrator John Hendrix comes this playful narrative that treasures the journey over the destination, with lots of planes, trains, and automobiles to boot. Also available by John Hendrix: Miracle Man
Truck Board Book by
Call Number: PZ7 .C8682 1997
Publication Date: 1997-09-22
Truck is written and illustrated by the celebrated creator of Freight Train, Bigmama's, School Bus, and many other classic and award-winning picture books for young children. Truck was named a Caldecott Honor Book by the American Library Association and was also named an ALA Notable Book for Children. It is an ideal book to share with preschoolers, both at home and in the classroom--especially those who love books about transportation! In this wordless picture book, a large, bright red trailer truck packed with tricycles moves through pages of fog, truck stops, and crowded highways. "Beautifully executed and appealing."--School Library Journal Supports the Common Core State Standards
Big Book of Tractors by
Call Number: TL233 .J64 A44 2007
Publication Date: 2007-10-01
Did you know . . . That the first tractors had metal wheels with no tyres? That a tractor can weigh as much as five elephants? That a tractor can pull as much as 500 horses can? Tractors are big and powerful! They can plough, lift, dig, mow and power through the biggest farms, the longest roads and your very own backyard. Find out everything you want to know about these amazing machines in theBig Book of Tractors.
The Wheels on the Bus by
Call Number: PZ8.3 .K8535 Wh 1987
Publication Date: 1990-09-04
Grandmother takes her lookalike granddaughters shopping and teaches them a silly song while waiting for the bus.
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