Picture books featuring trucks, trains, cars, and boats.

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Everything Goes: On Land
Brian Biggs

E BIGGS

A young boy learns about land vehicles from bicycles to subways and trolleys as he and his father travel to the train station.


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Toot and Pop!
Sebastien Braun

E BRAUN

Little tugboat Pop is happy to help the big boats like Toot out of the harbor—even if Toot thinks he can do it himself.


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Drive
Nathan Clement

E CLEMENT

In brief text with illustrations, a boy describes his father’s work as a truck driver.


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Little Dump Truck, The
Margery Cuyler

E CUYLER

A happy little dump truck, driven by Hard Hat Pete, hauls stones, rocks, and debris from a construction site to a landfill.


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Tin Lizzie
Allan Drummond

E DRUMMOND

Grandpa loves working on old cars, especially his Model T Ford, and he passes along to his grandchildren not only the history of automobiles and all of their benefits, but also his concerns about traffic, pollution, and the problems of relying on foreign oil.


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Revenge of the Dinotrux
Chris Gall

E GALL

Stuck in a museum where they are poked, prodded, studied, and shaken by visitors, the Dinotrux, unearthed prehistoric ancestors of today’s trucks, take revenge when Tyrannosaurus Trux discovers chewing gum all over his claws.


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Toot Toot Beep Beep
Emma Garcia

E GARCIA

Follows cars through their busy day in the city.


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Red Truck
Kersten Hamilton

E HAMILTON

When a school bus gets stuck in the mud, Red Truck the tow truck saves the day by pulling it out.


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Honk Honk! Beep Beep!
Daniel Kirk

E KIRK

When a father and son set out early one morning for a cross-country drive in their jeep, they see all sorts of vehicles and pick up diverse passengers along the way.


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Twenty Big Trucks in the Middle of the Street
Mark Lee

E LEE

Count the trucks getting stuck in a traffic jam in this rhythmic read-aloud sure to draw in kids who love everything on wheels.


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I'm a Truck Driver
Jonathan London

E LONDON

Simple rhyming text introduces sounds and activities of a wide variety of trucks.


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Hot Rod Hamster
Cynthia Lord

E LORD

A hamster, with the help of a canine junkyard dealer and his mouse assistants, builds a hot rod and drives it in a race against some very large dogs.


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The Christmas Tugboat: How the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Came to New York City
George Matteson,Adele Ursone

HOLIDAY E MATTESON

A New York Harbor tugboat captain and his family take the tug up the Hudson River to pick up and tow the barge carrying the enormous Christmas tree that will be displayed at Rockefeller Center.


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I'm Fast!
Kate McMullan

E MCMULLAN

A freight train and a car race each other on the way to Chicago.


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Railroad Hank
Lisa Moser

E MOSER

On his way to visit Granny Bett, who is feeling blue, Railroad Hank stops at the farms of several friends and misunderstanding their offers to help winds up with a trainload of crazy cargo.


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Axel the Truck: Beach Race
J. D. Riley

ER RILEY

Introduces a little truck with very big wheels and a super-loud engine whose bravery and curiosity compel his explorations at the beach, where he races giant waves and monster trucks.


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Steam Train, Dream Train
Sherri Duskey Rinker

E RINKER

In this book with rhyming text, the dream train pulls into the station and all the different cars are loaded by the animal workers, each with the appropriate cargo.


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Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night?
Brianna Caplan Sayres

E SAYRES

Illustrations and rhyming text reveal what trucks, tractors, and construction vehicles do to get ready for bed after a hard day’s work.


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Little Blue Truck
Alice Schertle

E SCHERTLE

A small blue truck finds his way out of a jam, with a little help from his friends.


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Cars Galore
Peter Stein

E STEIN

Cars of all shapes, colors, and sizes—including an igloo ice-fueled polar car and an eco-friendly car that runs on air—are presented in illustrations and rhyme.


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Monster Trucks
Mark Todd

E TODD

Illustrations and easy-to-read text depict a wide variety of trucks including: bulldozers, eighteen-wheelers, garbage trucks, and fire trucks.


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Truck Stuck
Sallie Wolf

E WOLF

Illustrations and simple rhyming text tell the story of a big truck that gets stuck under a bridge.


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Train Man
Andrea Zimmerman,David Clemesha

E ZIMMERMAN

A young boy imagines what it would be like to drive a train and take his little brother along for the ride.


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