Best Truck Books for Children of all Ages
Our list of the best truck books appeals to truck lovers of all ages. Young children love trucks, cars, trains, and just any vehicles with wheels. If the vehicles make sounds, louder is often better. There is a whole world of board books and picture books about trucks available to suit your early reader. From construction vehicles to pickup trucks, from emergency trucks to monster trucks, there is something for everyone. Journey through interactive board books, colorful picture books, and early reader books with your little truck lover. Here are 15 Reading Boots favorite truck books for readers of all ages.
Best Truck Books: Baby & Toddler
Slide and Find Trucks, by Roger Priddy. This board book appeals to your child’s sense of touch. Especially through the interactive slide and move flaps, children discover trucks of different sizes, colors, and jobs.
Noisy Trucks, by Tiger Tales. This interactive board book allows young children to touch, feel, and hear the world of trucks. Not to mention, the realistic photographs, short text, and engaging sounds keep babies and toddlers interested.
B is for Bulldozer, by June Sobel. Build, scoop, and dig your way through the alphabet with various construction trucks. Not only will your child love the bold illustrations, but also he/she will enjoy the rhyming text.
Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night?, by Brianna Caplan Sayres. Your little truck lover will adore this nighttime board book with mom and dad trucks tucking their babies into bed. Specifically, the use of catchy rhymes and cute pictures keeps young readers wrapped up in this book.
Trucks Go, by Steve Light. Discover your favorite trucks in this fun board book. With bold, simple illustrations and fun truck sounds, young children will ask for this book over and over.
Best Truck Books: Ages 3-6
Little Blue Truck, by Alice Schertle. What’s not to love about a book with farm animals, trucks, and rhymes? In this book, the little blue truck teaches an impatient dump truck about the importance of friends and being nice to others. Available as a board book, this is a cute book with animal noises, sounds, and catchy phrases for children of all ages.
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, by Sherri Duskey Rinker. Truck fans will love this bedtime story about all of their favorite trucks finishing up the day’s work and getting tucked in for the night. Rhyming text with opportunities for child interaction as little ones learn to recognize and name the different trucks.
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Elbow Grease, by John Cena. Determined Elbow Grease is smaller and different than his friends, but he has gumption. With bright pictures and a great message about not giving up, young readers will love this monster truck book.
Little Blue Truck Leads the Way, by Alice Schertle. Take a journey to the big city. With horns beeping and tires screeching, everyone is in a hurry. Ultimately, the little hero teaches everyone a lesson about patience and taking turns. Also available as a board book, your child will follow along with catchy rhymes and fun sounds.
I Stink, by Kate McMullan. Check out the tales of a garbage truck who is proud to eat your stinky trash. If your child likes big trucks, especially garbage trucks, this book will be a hit. Your child will laugh along with the lively character and his antics.
Best Truck Books: Ages 6-8
Food Truck Fest!, by Alexandra Penfold. Discover the newest trend in trucks, food trucks! It takes a lot to prepare a kitchen-on-wheels for a festival. Once the trucks are ready, it is time to various cuisines from around the world. Your child will enjoy this whimsical, colorful book.
Farmer John’s Tractor, by Sally Sutton. When a car gets stuck in a flooded road, several vehicles try to save it only to get stuck themselves. But, “Farmer John’s Tractor lies locked in the shed, trusty, yet rusty, and orangey red.” Who will save the day? The watercolor pictures, rhythmic text, and catchy refrain will keep your child engaged in this fun book.
Pink Fire Trucks, by Gladys Barbieri. When Gladys Elizabeth declares she is going to be a firefighter, a classmate tells her that girls cannot fight fires. Gladys is on a mission to prove she can be anything she wants to be. In this English/Spanish book, discover the importance of believing in yourself and shooting for your dreams.
Truck Trouble, by Angela Royston. This early reader book is great for children who love trucks. As a Level 1 reader, the book uses simple sentences, a picture glossary, and realistic images. Follow along as truck driver John works to make his delivery on time.
From Here to There, by Nancy Skultety. Have you ever wondered how a road is built? Now you can discover the bulldozers, dump trucks, rollers, and more necessary to help us get from here to there. With bright photos, catchy sound effects, and simple vocabulary, this book is nice for young readers who like trucks.
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