Honk honk! Vroom Vroom! The sounds we hear over and over again as children play. Toddlers love to play with toy vehicles from their big trucks to their little trains and everything in between. These transportation books for toddlers will delight and entertain your vehicle enthusiasts.
Transportation Books for Toddlers
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Truck Books for Toddlers
Trucks Zooming By by Pamela Jane zooms us down the highway as a little girl travels with her truck-driving parents down the open road. Along the way, she sees lots of different kinds of trucks carrying everything from pizza to horses. At the end, she dreams of one day owning her own truck.
There are not enough garbage truck books for toddlers on the market. I haven’t met a toddler that isn’t obsessed with the trash truck or recycling truck. But Asia Citro gives us a gem in Vroom Vroom Garbage Truck. It’s a must-have. (board book)
The Wheels on the Garbage Truck by Jeffrey Burton is pretty cute too. It’s a sing-along to the tune “The Wheels on the Bus.” (board book)
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle is one of the most adorable truck characters out there. He’s a helper. In Little Blue Truck, he helps another truck stuck in the muck. Also, enjoy Little Blue Truck Leads the Way and Goodnight Little Blue Truck. (board books)
Little ones love lift-the-flaps. If you have toddlers who are past the rip-off-the-tabs stage, grab Lift-the-Flap Tab: Trucks (Lift-the-Flap Tab Books) by Roger Priddy. Each page spread features a different truck with lift-the-flap tabs to reveal more details inside each truck. (board book)
Touch-and-feel books are also wonderful for toddlers. That’s Not My Truck is from the amazing That’s Not My…series by Usborne. Each page has a unique texture to feel. And, don’t forget to look for the mouse on each page spread too. (board book)
Watch to see where the truckload of bones go in My Truck is Stuck by Kevin Lewis. It’s fun, silly, bright and colorful making it a rhythmic read-aloud with little ones. (board book)
Tow Truck Joe by June Sobel is the story of a town coming together during a cookie fender bender. The book features lots of fun trucks and a friendly pup named Patch. (board book)
Fire Truck Books
Sirens blaring, firetrucks gather lots of attention when they travel down the road. Check out our entire list of Fire Truck Books. And, you might enjoy the list of Books About Firefighters too.
Construction Vehicle Books
When my kids were toddlers, they were obsessed with construction vehicles. They could spend hours watching the cement mixer pour a new driveway or a digger digging up the sewer line. Here is a whole list of Construction Vehicle Books.
Books about Cars That Zoom
Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Car by Kate Dopirak is a sing-a-long to a familiar tune, “Twinkle, Twinkle, Little Star.”
Calling All Cars by Sue Fliess is full of bright pictures, sparse text, and a rhythmic beat. (board book)
Toot Toot Beep Beep by Emma Garcia follows the busy cars as they make all sorts of sounds through the town. (board book)
Tractor Books for Toddlers Who Love the Farm
Otis by Loren Long is a gorgeously illustrated book about a friendly tractor who is pushed aside when a shiny new tractor is introduced to the farm. But, when Otis saves the day, his value is rediscovered. We’ve also enjoyed Otis and the Tornado and Otis and the Puppy. (board books)
Tractor Mac Farm Days by Billy Steers has a busy day on the farm because there is lots to do. There are also Tractor Mac stories that are a bit longer. (This one is a board book and the other in the series are picture books.)
Books About Trains for Little Ones
Thomas the Tank…loved by many toddlers. Whether you add some train-themed books near the train table or read the next to the railroad track, our big list of Train Books will delight and entertain.
Books About Buses for Young Kids
Something just as mesmerizing as the garbage truck is the school bus. Toddlers love to look for the big yellow bus traveling the roads.
All the vehicle kids are headed to school in The Itsy Bitsy School Bus by Jeffrey Burton. (board book)
The Little School Bus by Margery Cuyler is part of a delightful series of transportation books. In this one, we travel with the bus driver to pick up the school kids and even the repair shop for a little fix on a light.
Of course, little ones also love to sing “The Wheels on the Bus.” There are several books to match the song and many variations of the book. So get singing with our list of Wheels on the Bus Books.
Books About Boats for Little Ones
There is a boat in need on the sea. Is another boat available to help? Find out in Blue Boatby Kersten Hamilton. (board book)
Lift the flaps in the Little Blue Boat by Ginger Swift. Discover lots of animals you might see on your boat trip. (board book)
Books About Airplanes for Toddlers
Peek Inside How an Airplane Works by Lara Byran takes us inside to the inner working and inner compartments of an airplane.
Get ready to watch a plane take its flying journey in Flying by Donald Crews. And can you find an illustration of the author in the book?
Planes by Byron Barton shows us lots of ways we use planes. (board book)
For another look at different kinds of planes check out Richard Scarry’s Planes.
Are you taking your first flight with a toddler? Then, you’ll want to grab the First Airplane Ride booklist.
Printable List of Transportation Books
Grab our printable list of transportation books for toddlers. It’s perfect for taking to the library.
For more activities that build literacy skills check out our post, Cars and Trucks Activities.
And for more vehicle books, check out Transporation Books for Preschoolers too.