Best Car Books for Children of All Ages
Our list of the best car books appeals to vehicle lovers. Automobiles are a fan favorite for children of all ages. First of all, cars make noise. They go beep beep, toot toot, and zoom all around us. Then, they can be fast or slow, big or small, old or new. There is a whole world of books about vehicles suitable for readers of all ages. Get ready to rev your engines, lift flaps, make car sounds, and travel through time discovering various types of cars. Here are 15 Reading Boots favorite car books for readers of all ages.
Best Car Books for Ages 0-3
Baby Touch and Feel: Things That Go
Baby Touch and Feel: Things That Go, by DK Publishing. Introduce your infant or toddler to cars with fun textures, bright colors, and simple language. Since this is a padded board book, it is perfect for small hands.
Cars Go, by Steve Light. Have you ever wondered what a police says or what sound a sports car makes? Now, you can rev up your engines and make a host of car sounds. Your child will love chiming in with this noisy board book.
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Toot Toot Beep Beep
Toot Toot Beep Beep, by Emma Garcia. Short sentences and car sounds make this a fun book for young readers. Let your child chime in as cars zoom by in traffic.
Counting Cars, by Roger Priddy. Discover various types of vehicles in this fun counting book. In this interactive book, your child can search for, find, and count cars on each page. Also, the tabbed sections allow your child to choose his/her favorite section time and time again.
Race Car Count
Race Car Count, by Rebecca Kai Dotlich. Available as a board book, the colorful, yet simple artwork and easy rhymes make counting fun. Young car enthusiasts will enjoy the cars of all shapes and sizes.
Open the Garage Door (Lift-the-Flap)
Open the Garage Door (Lift-the-Flap), by Christopher Santoro. Discover cars, trucks, and more in this engaging board book. With simple sentences and interactive flaps, your child will enjoy this fun garage book.
Best Car Books for Ages 3-6
The Noisy Garage
The Noisy Garage, by Dennis R. Shealy. Cars are cooled, fixed, and polished in the noisy garage. Not only will your child love making the car sounds, but also the simple language is easy to follow.
Good Night Race Cars (Good Night Our World)
Good Night Race Cars (Good Night Our World), by Adam Gamble. When it is time to put the cars away, say good night with this bedtime board book. Your little race car driver will enjoy discovering the different types of cars. The short simple sentences and colorful pictures will keep your child engaged.
If I Built a Car
If I Built a Car, by Chris Van Dusen. Has your child has ever imagined building his/her own car? If so, then this book is for you. Jack has built a fantasy car based on cars, planes, and trains. Join him for a test drive. As a winner of the E.B. White Read Aloud Award, this book is perfect for young imaginations.
Race Car Dreams
Race Car Dreams, by Sharon Chriscoe. How does a race car get ready for bed? This rhythmic book will guide you through the car’s routines as he winds down for the night. Also, this makes a great bedtime book for car lovers.
Number One Sam
Number One Sam, by Greg Pizzoli. Sam is always number one in the races. But, what happens when he loses? Racecar fans will enjoy this book about never giving up and adapting to the unexpected. The simple language and pictures are easy to follow for children of all ages.
Best Car Books for Ages 6-8
The Racecar Alphabet
The Racecar Alphabet, by Brian Floca. Journey through the race and the alphabet as you learn more about race cars. This story takes alphabet books to the next level with short tongue twisters for each letter. Additionally, young readers will enjoy this picture book as a read aloud or reading it to themselves.
Sammy the Station Wagon
Sammy the Station Wagon, by Tal Nuriel. A Station Wagon named Sammy never fit in at driving school. However, he has a special gift under his hood that even he is not aware of yet. This book has a special message that is great for car lovers and children with their own special gifts.
Cool Cars, by Seymour Simon. Take your child’s love of cars a step further as he/she discovers historical, fast, and futuristic cars. Written as a leveled reader book with short paragraphs, this is perfect for children who are starting to read independently. The crisp, real images match the subject matter well.
What Kind of Car Does a T. Rex Drive
What Kind of Car Does a T. Rex Drive, by Mark Lee. By mixing childhood favorites of dinosaurs and cars, this book is sure to be a favorite. Have you ever seen a dinosaur drive a car? This salesman is tasked with finding the perfect car for each dinosaur. With a combination of facts and fun, the book is perfect for early readers.
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