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If your little ones are obsessed with planes, trains, and other automobiles, you don’t want to miss this collection of our favorite transportation books for preschoolers!
My middle son had an amazing collection of Tonka trucks. We used to take them to the park and play with them in the sandbox all the time. We would scoop and dump the sand from one spot to the next.
We watched many hours of Bob the Builder and Thomas the Tank Engine. And, when Rescue Heroes came out, it quickly became a favorite. As you can imagine, we had quite the collection of transportation-themed books on our bookshelves.
Transportation Books for Preschoolers
Backhoe Joe – A young boy tries to adopt a backhoe. When Nolan finds a stray backhoe in the street, he can’t wait to adopt it. But this backhoe is not very well behaved. As Nolan tries to train his new pet, he learns that maybe this backhoe already has a home.
HotWheels My Busy Book – An engaging storybook and toy in one activity kit! My Busy Books offer full-page illustrations, a story, 12 figurines, and a playmat that bring the characters to life and ignite your child’s imagination.
Cars and Trucks from A to Z – Illustrated in full color. This car-and- truck-filled alphabet extravaganza that starts with an ambulance and ends with a zippercar, is shaped like Lowly Worm’s applemobile.
Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? – The bedtime rituals of little diggers and dump trucks at a construction site should be quite familar to kids saying goodnight. Young readers will identify with fire engines, tractors and monster trucks as the vehicles ask for one more story while their mommy trucks tuck them in, and their daddy trucks sing a goodnight song.
My Big Truck Book – This is the perfect book for kids who love trucks. On the big, sturdy board pages, they’ll discover bright, bold photographs of all different kinds of trucks, from farm trucks to fire trucks to construction vehicles. Each has their name written underneath, so that children can learn what they’re called, build their truck vocabulary, and start to develop word and picture association.
Sheep in a Jeep – Beep! Beep! Sheep in a jeep on a hill that’s steep.
He zooms in front with the turn of a key.Race car 2 is close behind.
The sound of vroom is on his mind.This simple, rhyming text is perfect for reinforcing counting with young children, and the vibrant, energetic illustrations make this a terrific package for the youngest vehicle enthusiasts.
B is for Belts turning, fuel burning, the buzz and bark of engines.
C is for Curves and crowds and cars, of course —
A century of racecars, from bare beginnings to present-day marvels, from stock cars to Formula 1, from Ford to Ferrari, caught in crackling action, in fan-friendly pictures, and in words that bounce and jounce for the fun of it.