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Books About Things That Go: Part 1

Beep, beep! Vroooooom! Chugga-chugga-choo-choo! From trucks and trains to cars and planes, young children love books about things that go! Have fun making sounds and pretending to fly and drive as you enjoy these books with your children.


Machines at Work by Byron Barton
Sarah S. Says: Byron Barton has several books about things that go. The bright illustrations and simple text make these books great for young children.
Amazon Says: Byron Barton's classic book about a busy day at the construction site is perfect for fans of Richard Scarry and Tom Lichtenheld!Rhythmic text and bold, graphic illustrations c more...
Amazon Says: Byron Barton's classic book about a busy day at the construction site is perfect for fans of Richard Scarry and Tom Lichtenheld!Rhythmic text and bold, graphic illustrations convey all the energy and excitement of the day while workers use a variety of machines to knock down a building and begin constructing a new one. Young readers will love learning the names of the machines while seeing them at work.Supports the Common Core State Standards. less...
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The Bus for Us by Suzanne Bloom
Amazon Says: Tess is excited. Today is her first day of school, and her very first ride on a school bus. Waiting at the bus stop with her older friend Gus, Tess eagerly asks, "Is this the more...
Amazon Says: Tess is excited. Today is her first day of school, and her very first ride on a school bus. Waiting at the bus stop with her older friend Gus, Tess eagerly asks, "Is this the bus for us, Gus?" as each vehicle passes by. From fire engine to front loader, Suzanne Bloom introduces young readers to a variety of vehicles through a simple text and spirited illustrations. less...
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Amazon Says: Dawn until dusk, the city is alive with sounds, from the TING-ALING- A-LING of an alarm clock in the morning to the BEEEEEP! BEEEEP! of traffic in the afternoon to the quiet S more...
Amazon Says: Dawn until dusk, the city is alive with sounds, from the TING-ALING- A-LING of an alarm clock in the morning to the BEEEEEP! BEEEEP! of traffic in the afternoon to the quiet SHHHHHHHHHHHHHH of evening. Noted illustrator Beppe Giacobbe’s bright palette and pleasing cityscapes bring the excitement of the city to life in a story that begs to be read aloud again and again. less...
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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel by Virginia Lee Burton
Amazon Says: A modern classic that no child should miss. Since it was first published in 1939, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel has delighted generations of children. Mike and his trusty more...
Amazon Says: A modern classic that no child should miss. Since it was first published in 1939, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel has delighted generations of children. Mike and his trusty steam shovel, Mary Anne, dig deep canals for boats to travel through, cut mountain passes for trains, and hollow out cellars for city skyscrapers -- the very symbol of industrial America. But with progress come new machines, and soon the inseparable duo are out of work. Mike believes that Mary Anne can dig as much in a day as one hundred men can dig in a week, and the two have one last chance to prove it and save Mary Anne from the scrap heap. What happens next in the small town of Popperville is a testament to their friendship, and to old-fashioned hard work and ingenuity. less...
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Speed by Nathan Clement
Amazon Says: Rows of stock cars are lined up on the track. The loudspeakers blare: “Ladies and gentlemen, start—your—engines!” There’s a sudden rumble of motors as the cars follow t more...
Amazon Says: Rows of stock cars are lined up on the track. The loudspeakers blare: “Ladies and gentlemen, start—your—engines!” There’s a sudden rumble of motors as the cars follow the pace car around the track: one lap, two laps, three. Then the green flag rips across the sky and—vroom!—the race is on! In this action-packed picture book, Nathan Clement puts young fans smack in the middle of a stock-car race with graphic illustrations of cars roaring down the speedway, squealing around curves, and zooming 200 miles per hour to the finish line. less...
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Train by Elisha Cooper
Amazon Says: A night train, a freight train, a high-speed train. Racing across the country, from coast to coast. All aboard! Climb aboard a red-striped Commuter Train in the East. Switch more...
Amazon Says: A night train, a freight train, a high-speed train. Racing across the country, from coast to coast. All aboard! Climb aboard a red-striped Commuter Train in the East. Switch to a blue Passenger Train rolling through midwestern farmland. Then hop on a Freight Train, soar over mountains on an Overnight Train, and finish on a High-Speed Train as it races to the West Coast. Trains are moving. Fast and loud, colorful and powerful. Experience their sights, sounds, smells--and the engineers and conductors who make them go--as they roll across the country. less...
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Asphalt Pavers by Connor Dayton
Sarah S. Says: Check out this series about City Machines in the Beginning Reader section.
Amazon Says: Asphalt pavers are used to lay and smooth asphalt on roads, keeping them level and safe for drivers. The action-packed photographs show pavers making the roads we drive on eve more...
Amazon Says: Asphalt pavers are used to lay and smooth asphalt on roads, keeping them level and safe for drivers. The action-packed photographs show pavers making the roads we drive on every day. Straightforward text explains to young readers the components of these machines and the tasks they perform. less...
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Tractors by Connor Dayton
Sarah S. Says: Check out this series about Farm Machines in the Beginning Reader section.
Amazon Says: Readers will go for a ride in this fun-filled caption book about tractors, farmings greatest multitasker. Readers will build vocabulary while learning about the tractors parts more...
Amazon Says: Readers will go for a ride in this fun-filled caption book about tractors, farmings greatest multitasker. Readers will build vocabulary while learning about the tractors parts and the many important jobs tractors can do. Colorful photographs show tractors performing many of the valuable tasks around the farm. less...
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I Am a Backhoe by Anna Grossnickle Hines
Amazon Says: "Dig, dig, dig. Lift, turn, tip. I am . . .a backhoe."   In spare text and vibrant illustrations, a little boy pretends to be a bulldozer, a crane, a dump truck, and a roller more...
Amazon Says: "Dig, dig, dig. Lift, turn, tip. I am . . .a backhoe."   In spare text and vibrant illustrations, a little boy pretends to be a bulldozer, a crane, a dump truck, and a roller. And finally, he parks on the couch with his father for a quiet moment. less...
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Sarah S. Says: If you enjoy this book, be sure to check out others by the same author!
Amazon Says: Cars go rushing up and down, through the country, through the town. Racing! Rushing! Honking! Squealing! Stopping! Starting! Turning! Wheeling! All kinds of cars, from sedans more...
Amazon Says: Cars go rushing up and down, through the country, through the town. Racing! Rushing! Honking! Squealing! Stopping! Starting! Turning! Wheeling! All kinds of cars, from sedans to SUVs to station wagons, take people here, there, and everywhere. Following the success of Trucks: Whizz! Zoom! Rumble! and Trains: Steaming! Pulling! Huffing! Patricia Hubbell introduces the third installment to her popular series featuring "things that go!" Sean Addy and Megan Halsey portray a variety of cars using vibrant clip art, etchings, and original drawings, making this a perfect gift for children who love things that go! less...
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Sarah S. Says: If you enjoy this book, be sure to check out others by the same author!
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Trains Go by Steve Light
Sarah S. Says: If you enjoy this board book, be sure to check out others by the same author!
Amazon Says: "The big steam train goes, CHUGGA chugga chugga CHUGGA chugga chugga CHOO CHOOOOOOO!" The diesel train goes, "zooosh zooosh ZOOOOOOOOSH ding ding ding!" The American goes, "cl more...
Amazon Says: "The big steam train goes, CHUGGA chugga chugga CHUGGA chugga chugga CHOO CHOOOOOOO!" The diesel train goes, "zooosh zooosh ZOOOOOOOOSH ding ding ding!" The American goes, "clang clang clang TOOT TOOT!" All aboard! Take a trip on eight noisy trains as they huff, puff, and toot-toot their way through this lively board book! Perfect for the young train enthusiast. less...
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Sarah S. Says: If you enjoy this book, be sure to check out others by the same author!
Amazon Says: Toddlers love machines and things that go, and this book gives them everything they want, from a bucket truck to a tower crane to an airplane. Every other spread has an intera more...
Amazon Says: Toddlers love machines and things that go, and this book gives them everything they want, from a bucket truck to a tower crane to an airplane. Every other spread has an interactive gatefold which extends the original picture to three pages, revealing something new about each situation.The last spread diagrams each city machine, providing additional information for young readers to pore over again and again.William Low's classically-trained artist's eye adds a new layer to this genre, and both parents and children will appreciate the beautiful illustrations, the attention to detail, and the clever situational twists revealed by lifting the flaps. less...
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Trucks Roll! by George Ella Lyon
Amazon Says: "Trucks bring ice cream. Trucks bring blocks, books and bulldozers, dolls and socks." Through mountains and flatlands, past deserts and towns, the trucks are r more...
Amazon Says: "Trucks bring ice cream. Trucks bring blocks, books and bulldozers, dolls and socks." Through mountains and flatlands, past deserts and towns, the trucks are rolling! With its rhyming text and bold illustrations, Trucks Roll! invites kids along on a day in a trucker's life and shows that many things we enjoy depend on the trucker's work. less...
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Zoom, Rocket, Zoom! by Margaret Mayo
Amazon Says: When night has come and the moon shines bright, Reflecting back our sun's great light― Explore the stars and search the sky, And watch for satellites gliding by! Ride a more...
Amazon Says: When night has come and the moon shines bright, Reflecting back our sun's great light― Explore the stars and search the sky, And watch for satellites gliding by! Ride a rocket to the stars as astronauts go zooming, booming, flying, and guiding their way through the solar system. Watch as they make moon landings, explore a new terrain, repair a satellite, and more in this exciting early introduction to all things outer space! A rhythmic, rollicking text pairs with bold, bright illustrations to capture the imaginations of young space explorers everywhere. less...
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Amazon Says: THE GARBAGE TRUCKS ARE HERE TODAY! Smashing, mashing, lights a-flashing, gobblin' garbage, GULPITY-GULP. From castaway furniture to last night's leftov more...
Amazon Says: THE GARBAGE TRUCKS ARE HERE TODAY! Smashing, mashing, lights a-flashing, gobblin' garbage, GULPITY-GULP. From castaway furniture to last night's leftovers, no job is too big or too small for this rugged team. With an upbeat, rhythmic text, Smash! Mash! Crash! There Goes the Trash! follows two garbage trucks on their route. What results is a stinky, roaring, rumbling mess -- and LOADS OF FUN! less...
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Amazon Says: One, two, here comes the crew! Three, four, here come more... With three dump trucks, an itsy-bitsy skid steer, and a host of other equipment, there's a whole lot of building more...
Amazon Says: One, two, here comes the crew! Three, four, here come more... With three dump trucks, an itsy-bitsy skid steer, and a host of other equipment, there's a whole lot of building going on here! Amusing construction-themed nursery rhymes--each based on a Mother Goose favorite--feature diggers, graders, crushers, cranes, jackhammers, forklifts, and wrecking balls. With bright, bold illustrations, this fun read-aloud should be a big hit with kids. less...
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Flying by Donald Crews
Amazon Says: An airplane takes off, flies, and lands after having passed over cities, country areas, lakes, and more. more...
Amazon Says: An airplane takes off, flies, and lands after having passed over cities, country areas, lakes, and more. less...
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