Land Transportation Booklist for kids

The engaging picture books in this Land Transportation Booklist for kids, take a look at all the different kinds of land transportation, from trucks to trains.

Land Transportation Booklist for kids

Land Transportation Booklist for Kids

I Love Trains! by Philemon Sturges

Transportation books for kids

A boy expresses his love of trains, describing many kinds of train cars and their special jobs. This rhythmic read-aloud is sure to excite all those young train enthusiasts.

How To Walk a Dump Truck, by Peter Pearson

Transportation books for kids

Just like a new pet, a new dump truck is a heap of responsibility, but it’s also loads of fun. Just remember: If you take care of it well, your dump truck will be your forever friend.

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! by Mo Willems

Transportation books for kids

The bus driver wants to leave for a while when he has something to do. He gives the reader a task: Don’t let the pigeon drive the bus! Hey, but this task is not so easy!

All Aboard ABC, by Doug Magee

Transportation books for kids

An alphabet book introducing the world of trains!

Dogs in Cars, by Felix Massie

Transportation books for kids

Join these furry dogs as they zoom around town. Count to one hundred through the many breeds of dogs from French bulldogs to great danes, while they wreak havoc on the streets in some pretty awesome locomotives!

Duck on a Bike, by David Shannon

Transportation books for kids

Duck had a wild idea. He thought he could ride a bike. So he waddled over to where the boy parked his bike, climbed on and began to ride. Duck rode past Cow and waved to her, and all Cow could think was “A duck on a bike? That’s the silliest thing I’ve ever seen”.

If I Built a Car, by Chris Van Dusen

Transportation books for kids

Jack is giving a tour of the car he’d like to build. With a snack bar, a pool, and even a robot named Robert to act as chauffeur. Jack’s soaring imagination takes us deep-sea diving one minute and flying high above traffic the next.

I’m Fast! by Kate & Jim McMullan

Transportation books for kids

Meet one hard workin’ freight train. He’s got to get to Chicago on time and nothing is going to stop him. Mountains? Not a chance Cows? Out of his way, ladies. He’s going to get there–and fast

Pete The Cat: The Wheels on the Bus, by James Dean

Transportation books for kids

Hop on board with Pete and his friends as they sing the classic school bus tune. Fans of Pete the Cat will love singing along with Pete in this groovy rendition of this favorite children’s song.

The Little School Bus, by Margery Cuyler

Transportation books for kids

Join Driver Bob and his little school bus as they wake early, pick up a diverse group of children, and drop them off at school. Then it’s over to the garage to fix a tail light. All in a day’s work for this trusty team.

Little Blue Truck Leads the Way, by Alice Shertle

The big city sure is a speedy, noisy place for a country truck like Blue. He sees buses, police cars, taxis, vans, a street sweeper, and even the mayor’s limousine. With everyone pushing to be first, soon there’s a gigantic traffic jam! But even this is no match for Little Blue Truck, who comes to the rescue in true Blue style.

Freight Train, by Donald Crews

Transportation books for kids

In simple words and colorful illustrations, the rolling wheels of that childhood favorite: a train, is evoked. This board book is just the right size for little hands.

The Mixed-Up Truck, by Stephen Savage

Transportation books for kids

It’s Cement Mixer’s first day on the job and he doesn’t want to make any mistakes. How can he help the other trucks on the construction site? By mixing some powdery white cement, of course

He mixes it up, adds a little water, and presto… A cake? He must have mixed flour instead of cement.

Not to worry, he’ll try again… And presto Frosting? He’ll keep trying until he gets it just right and it’s time for one more mixing: a bubble bath

Bunnies on the Bus, by Philip Ardach

Transportation books for kids

There are bunnies on the bus, and they’re causing mayhem in Sunny Town! Watch as they whiz past the bus stop, fly by the swings, and zoom over the crosswalk — these bunnies aren’t stopping for anyone. 

Race Car is Roaring, by Mandy Archer

Transportation books for kids

It’s time to get busy with machines that roar, whizz, vroom, and zoom! The story features a popular vehicle as the central character, and involve a group of animal characters. A detailed spread on different parts of the vehicle will help children understand what makes up the machines and will help familiarize them with vehicle vocabulary.

How Do Dinosaurs Go to School, by Jane Yolen

Transportation books for kids

This book uses the various behaviors of the little dinosaurs when they are in school, such as being angry when they missed the school bus, grabbing a classmate’s lunch, making a big noise in the classroom, interrupting other people’s sharing time…

Snakes on a Train, by Kathryn Dennis

Transportation books for kids

Train-crazy kids will get a kick out of seeing snakes guide the train’s journey, from the switcher snake that gets the locomotive on the right track to the “brake snake” that brings things to a necessary halt

I Saw an Ant on the Railroad Track, by Joshua Prince

When switchman Jack, eating lunch by his shack, spies an ant walking along the railroad track, he immediately gets worried: it’s an eastbound ant on the westbound track, and that means a train could run SMACK into the little guy. He knows he has to do something to help…

Small Walt and Mo the Tow, by Elizabeth Verdick

Transportation books for kids

A bitter blizzard. A snowbound town. When a car skids off the road, Small Walt and Gus might not have what it takes to save the day on their own. But who does? Mo the Tow to the rescue!

Everyone Can learn to ride a bicycle, by Chris Raschka

Transportation books for kids

A father takes his daughter through all the steps in the process of learning to ride a bicycle —from choosing the perfect bicycle to that triumphant first successful ride. Using very few words and lots of expressive pictures, kids are shown how to learn to ride, what it feels like to fall . . . get up . . . fall again . . . and finally to ride a bicycle!

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