Construction Books for kids

17 Colorful Construction books for kids, that will explore children’s curiosity about these awesome community helpers.

Books about construction for kids


Construction Books for kids

Mighty, Mighty, Construction Site, by Sherry Duskey Rinker

Books about construction for kids

Readers are brought to the mighty—and sleepy—sounds of a busy construction site! 


Dig, Dig, Digging, by Margaret Mayo

Books about construction for kids

Trucks and tractors, fire engines and helicopters-they all like to work hard. But even the busiest engines need to rest, after a long day of beeping and vrooming.


Roadwork, by Sally Sutton

Books about construction for kids

Big machines and busy people, involved in building a road, are followed every step of the way. From clearing a pathway (screek!) to rolling the tar (squelch!) to sweeping up at the end (swish!).


Construction Countdown, by K.C. Olson

Books about construction for kids

Counting down from 10 to 1 is so much more fun with these busy bulldozers and backhoes.


Alphabet under Construction, by Houghton Mifflin

Books about construction for kids

Mouse is hard at work constructing each letter of the alphabet. He dyes the D, erases the E, and folds the F. Mouse works his way right through to Z, constructing an alphabet that surpasses even the wildest artistic imagination.


Demolition, by Sally Sutton

Books about construction for kids

From the huge crane with a swinging ball (crack!) to the toothy jaws that ram the walls (thwack!), this demolition reverberates with sound words and is perfect for truck-obsessed younger children.


Tip, Tip, Dig, Dig, by Emma Garcia

Books about construction for kids

A crane that lifts, lifts, lifts, a bulldozer that push, push-pushes and a steamroller that rolls, rolls, rolls. Every machine here makes it own special sound.


Dazzling Diggers, by Tony Mitton

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Put on your rain-boots, and follow this animal team as they dig, scoop, shovel and shift.


What Can A Crane Pick Up? by Rebecca Kai Dotlich

Books about construction for kids

Follow these hilarious cranes as they pick up construction tools, bricks, and loads of steel, and then when they move on to funny objects like a cow, a Ferris wheel . . . and even an ancient mummy’s case! 


Digger Man, by Andrea Zimmerman

Books about construction for kids

This little digger man imagines driving a great big digger-scooping and pushing mud to make a playground for his baby brother.


Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, by Sherry Duskey Rinker

Books about construction for kids

As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest–so they’ll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play 


My Truck is Stuck, by Kevin Lewis

Books about construction for kids

The Truck Is Stuck. It can’t go. Tug and tow. Two engines roar. But the truck won’t go. Not one inch more. Does anyone know how to make a stuck truck go? 


Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel, by Virginia Lee Burton

Books about construction for kids

Mike and his trusty steam shovel dig deep canals for boats to travel through, cut mountain passes for trains, and hollow out cellars for city skyscrapers. But with progress come new machines, and soon the inseparable duo are out of work. What will they do?


Trucks, by Byron Barton

Books about construction for kids

Young children will learn about a variety of trucks, including tow trucks, cement trucks, and delivery trucks, with these colorful pictures and the simple text,


Machines at Work, by Byron Barton

Books about construction for kids

All the energy and excitement of the day are conveyed in this book, as the workers use a variety of machines to knock down a building and begin constructing a new one. 


I’m Dirty! by Kate McMullan

Books about construction for kids

Come along and spend the day working in the dirt with a backhoe loader, who absolutely loves his job, as he digs, pulls, pushes, and chomps!


Trucks Go, by Steve Light

Children will get to listen to the garbage truck going, “BRRRRRRRR SCREETCH BEEP-BEEP-BEEP CRUNCH CRUNCH CRUNCH”, The fire engine going, “WHEE-OOO WHEE-OOO WHEE-OOO” and the cement truck going, “VERRRRP JIGGA JIGGA VRRRRUMMMMM”.


One Big Building, by Michael Dahl

Books about construction for kids

In this counting book, that follows the construction of a building, from one plan to twelve stories, young children are invited to find hidden numbers on an illustrated activity page.


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