Water Transportation Booklist for kids

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

Water Transportation books for kids

Water Transportation Booklist for Kids

Boats, by Anne Rockwell

Water Transportation books for kids

In this introduction to boats for younger children, colorful boats of all shapes and sizes float through the waters. The simple text and illustrations makes it a winner.

The Boat Alphabet Book, by Jerry Pallotta

Water Transportation books for kids

We get to see an entire alphabet of floating wonders in this alphabet book. Reed boats might have been the first boat ever to be built. The Vikings built wooden ships that were strong. And now boats like an Aircraft Carrier house 6,000 people and can carry over 100 planes!

Good Night Boats, by Adam Gamble

Cruise ships, submarines, sailboats, racing boats, battleships, fishing boats, ferryboats, tugboats, riverboats, tall ships, fire boats, houseboats, toy boats, and even recreational harbor cruises, it’s all here! Hoist the sails, we’re off to sea.

Toy Boat, by Randall de Seve

Water Transportation books for kids

A little boy has a toy boat. He made it out of a can, a cork, a yellow pencil, and some white cloth. The boy and his boat are inseparable, until one day when the wind pushes the toy boat out into the wide lake. Alone now, the little boat must face fierce waves, a grumpy ferry, a sassy schooner, and a growling speed boat. How the little boat misses the boy! But if he is going to survive, he must figure a way to do it on his own.

Cars, Trains, Ships & Planes, by DK

Water Transportation books for kids

The world is your oyster as you chart the entire history of transport, from traditional horse and carts to today’s vehicles. Incredible images accompanied by fact-packed text gives the full lowdown on everything that could possibly take you from A to B.

Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee, by Chris Van Dusen

Water Transportation books for kids

With enough lunch for three, Mr. Magee and his dog Dee head out to the sea. But what begins as a fun day in the sun turns a bit bumpy when one playful whale decides to say hello. Soon the crew that once was floating finds themselves flying! How will they get down? Who will come to their rescue? And when will they ever get to eat lunch?

Big Ships, by Richard Rensburry

Water Transportation books for kids

‘Big Ships’ is for the older of young readers with a few new and challenging words for their vocabulary.

Super Submarines, by Tony Mitton

Water Transportation books for kids

Rabbit, Bird, and Mouse explore an underwater world in this adventure all about submarines. 

Busy Boats, by Tony Mitton

Water Transportation books for kids

Find all the sail boats, row boats, ferry boats and speedboats and discover how they work. Then take a cruise on an ocean liner, crewed by lots of favorite animal characters.

What floats in a moat, by Lynne Berry

Archie the Goat has to deliver several barrels of buttermilk to the queen, but in order to get them to her, he needs to cross the moat. Testing what will float and what will sink, Archie and his friend Skinny the Hen don’t succeed at first, but they do try, try, try again. And they’ll get that buttermilk where it needs to be!

Things That Float and Things That Don’t, by David A. Adler

An apple floats, but a ball of aluminum foil does not. If that same ball of foil is shaped into a boat, it floats! Why? And how is it possible that a huge ship made of steel can float? All these interesting questions are answered in this book and there are even some floating activities included.

Little Toot, by Hardie Gramatky

A classic story of Little Toot, the energetic tugboat who won’t let his size or doubts stop him from being the best little tugboat around.

Blue Boat, by Kersten Hamilton

When a family on a sailing outing gets stuck in a surprise storm, there is only one boat tough enough to handle the rocking waves and howling winds: Blue Boat!

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