17 Colorful Construction books for kids, that will explore children’s curiosity about these awesome community helpers.
Construction Books for kids
Mighty, Mighty, Construction Site, by Sherry Duskey Rinker
Readers are brought to the mighty—and sleepy—sounds of a busy construction site!
Dig, Dig, Digging, by Margaret Mayo
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
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
Counting down from 10 to 1 is so much more fun with these busy bulldozers and backhoes.
Alphabet under Construction, by Houghton Mifflin
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.