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Books About Things That Go: Part 2

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.


Little Boat by Thomas Docherty
Amazon Says: One brave little boat is on a journey to discover the seven seas. Setting off into the big, wide world, Little Boat runs into treacherous waters, turbulent tides, and seafarin more...
Amazon Says: One brave little boat is on a journey to discover the seven seas. Setting off into the big, wide world, Little Boat runs into treacherous waters, turbulent tides, and seafaring friends. After all his nautical adventures, our hero finds out that he’s no longer such a little boat. less...
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Go! by Daniel Kirk
Amazon Says: Rhymes to read aloud, songs to sing along, fun for everyone! From the airplane in the sky to the freight train on the track, from fire truck on the highway to the tricycle on more...
Amazon Says: Rhymes to read aloud, songs to sing along, fun for everyone! From the airplane in the sky to the freight train on the track, from fire truck on the highway to the tricycle on the sidewalk, kids love things that GO! In this fabulous book-and-CD combo, acclaimed author Daniel Kirk doesn't miss a beat! GO! is just the right mix of classic favorites and original tunes every member of the family will want to join in the fun and sing along! less...
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Planes Fly! by George Ella Lyon
Amazon Says: From the author of Trucks Roll!, an up-in-the-clouds exploration of all things airplane. World’s mighty big but there’s just one sky and it’s yours to travel. P more...
Amazon Says: From the author of Trucks Roll!, an up-in-the-clouds exploration of all things airplane. World’s mighty big but there’s just one sky and it’s yours to travel. Planes fly! Take to the skies with this fun, rhyming book about all that planes do! From jet planes to puddle jumpers, from the cockpit to the rudders, this book explores it all—and the bright, dynamic illustrations will keep even the youngest of readers engaged. less...
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Moon Plane by Peter McCarty
Amazon Says: Can airplanes fly to the moon? This one can! Above the clouds an airplane flies into the sky.                                 On the ground a more...
Amazon Says: Can airplanes fly to the moon? This one can! Above the clouds an airplane flies into the sky.                                 On the ground a small boy looks up. A young boy sees a plane overhead and imagines himself in it, traveling all the way to the moon. What does he see on his way? With characteristically spare prose, Caldecott Honor winner Peter McCarty invites readers along for an imaginary trip from the earth to the moon and back again, visiting trains, planes, and boats along the way. McCarty’s luminous illustrations make the boy’s fantasy into a dreamlike journey that ends in his mother’s arms—a perfect way to end the day. Moon Plane is a 2007 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year. less...
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The Airplane Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta
Amazon Says: Let your imagination take flight! This fact-filled book features planes from the sleek Invader to the more popular Piper Cub. Learn which type of plane is best for a dogfight, more...
Amazon Says: Let your imagination take flight! This fact-filled book features planes from the sleek Invader to the more popular Piper Cub. Learn which type of plane is best for a dogfight, see the type of plane Charles Lindbergh flew in the first nonstop flight across the Atlantic, and much more. From the first flight of the Wright Flyer in 1903 to the age of jets, Rob Bolster's vivid illustrations will send you soaring through the skies in this dynamic celebration of flight. less...
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Amazon Says: Kindness needs no words in this soaring tale that is ideal for gift-giving. When a little boy’s prized toy airplane lands on a rooftop, he makes several rescue atte more...
Amazon Says: Kindness needs no words in this soaring tale that is ideal for gift-giving. When a little boy’s prized toy airplane lands on a rooftop, he makes several rescue attempts before devising an unexpected solution. Rendered in sepia tones and exemplifying a touching message, this wordless story is gracefully open to interpretation, containing a seed of wisdom for every reader. less...
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Amazon Says: “[Raschka's] marvelous sequences, fluid style, and emotional intelligence capture all of the momentum and exhilaration of this glorious accomplishment,” raves School Lib more...
Amazon Says: “[Raschka's] marvelous sequences, fluid style, and emotional intelligence capture all of the momentum and exhilaration of this glorious accomplishment,” raves School Library Journal in a starred review. Learning to ride a bike is one of the most important milestones of childhood, and no one captures the emotional ups and downs of the experience better than Chris Raschka, who won the 2012 Caldecott Medal for A Ball for Daisy. In this simple yet emotionally rich "guide," a father takes his daughter through all the steps in the process—from choosing the perfect bicycle to that triumphant first successful ride. Using very few words and lots of expressive pictures, here is a picture book that not only shows kids how to learn to ride, but captures what it feels like to fall . . . get up . . . fall again . . . and finally "by luck, grace, and determination" ride a bicycle! less...
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Amazon Says: The #1 New York Times bestseller As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Ceme more...
Amazon Says: The #1 New York Times bestseller As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they'll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play! With irresistible artwork by best-selling illustrator Tom Lichtenheld and sweet, rhyming text, this book will have truck lovers of all ages begging for more. And don't forget! Crunch, vroom, beep, yawn and snore along with Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site SOUND BOOK. Available now. less...
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Boats: 2 by Anne Rockwell
Amazon Says: Depicts boats and ships of varying sizes and uses. more...
Amazon Says: Depicts boats and ships of varying sizes and uses. less...
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Subway Story by Julia Sarcone-Roach
Amazon Says: Never was there a subway car who loved her job more than Jessie. From morning to night she carried all sorts of people all sorts of places—to work and school and World's Fai more...
Amazon Says: Never was there a subway car who loved her job more than Jessie. From morning to night she carried all sorts of people all sorts of places—to work and school and World's Fairs, over bridges and through tunnels—sometimes she even took a pigeon along for the ride! But as time passed, sleek new silver cars began to take over the tracks, banishing Jessie to an abandoned lot. What will she do with no passengers to carry? And where will she go now that she's no longer welcome on the tracks? Based on the true story of 1960's-era subway cars that are now being used to create artificial reefs in the Atlantic, this stunningly illustrated second book from Julia Sarcone-Roach is sure to delight scuba diving historians and kids alike. less...
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Little Tug by Stephen Savage
Amazon Says: Little Tug may not be very tall or very fast, but when the big ships in the harbor need help, they know they can count on him to be there with a push, a pull, and a ride to sa more...
Amazon Says: Little Tug may not be very tall or very fast, but when the big ships in the harbor need help, they know they can count on him to be there with a push, a pull, and a ride to safety. But what happens when Little Tug gets tired?  This simple, endearing book with a charming retro feel and an emotional punch is the first book for Roaring Brook Press by the acclaimed author of Polar Bear Night (New York Times Best Illustrated book) and Where's Walrus? less...
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Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle
Amazon Says: Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick up--that is, until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue h more...
Amazon Says: Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue. A muddy country road is no match for this little pick up--that is, until he gets stuck while pushing a dump truck out of the muck. Luckily, Blue has made a pack of farm animal friends along his route. And they're willing to whatever it takes to get their pal back on the road. Filled with truck sounds and animals noises, here is a rollicking homage to the power of friendship and the rewards of helping others. less...
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Smash! Crash! by Jon Scieszka
Amazon Says: Jack Truck and his best friend Dump Truck Dan are spending the day doing their favourite thing...Smashing and Crashing throughout the whole town! Along the way the meet up wit more...
Amazon Says: Jack Truck and his best friend Dump Truck Dan are spending the day doing their favourite thing...Smashing and Crashing throughout the whole town! Along the way the meet up with their friends and give us a rollicking tour! But when a mysterious shadow falls over them and a strange voice calls, could the smashing, crashing duo be in trouble? Or has a new friend come to town to join in all the smashing fun? less...
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I'm Your Bus by Marilyn Singer
Amazon Says: A fun day-in-the-life of a school bus and his road-hugging buddies Get ready for a rip-roaring, rhyming ride that celebrates all things drivin' with a special spotlight on a more...
Amazon Says: A fun day-in-the-life of a school bus and his road-hugging buddies Get ready for a rip-roaring, rhyming ride that celebrates all things drivin' with a special spotlight on a kid's four-wheeled best buddy--his school bus! When you're a kid, your school bus can be your very best friend. Morning, noon, and nighttime, too, that golden buddy is at your service. Ready to drive you and your friends to and from school. And in-between those golden-bus moments, there are other vehicles who drive around town doing what they do best--sweeping, crunching, watching, creeping! Here is an in-your-face read-aloud that is bound to become a modern classic. less...
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Fire Truck by Peter Sis
Amazon Says: Matt loves fire trucks, and one morning when he wakes up, he is a fire truck--right down to his hoses, hooks, and ladders! His wheels and sirens couldn't be handier for perfor more...
Amazon Says: Matt loves fire trucks, and one morning when he wakes up, he is a fire truck--right down to his hoses, hooks, and ladders! His wheels and sirens couldn't be handier for performing many important duties around the house, especially rescuing teetering teddy bears or precariously placed pets. And a gatefold spread of Matt's fully loaded rig will have happy young viewers counting from one to ten--over and over again--in this fun-filled ode to the classic red fire truck by Caldecott Honor-winning Peter Sis. less...
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Amazon Says: Uses the same signature format and style as the series' previous titles. The question "What boat am I?" and a linked written clue invites kids to lift the first portion of the more...
Amazon Says: Uses the same signature format and style as the series' previous titles. The question "What boat am I?" and a linked written clue invites kids to lift the first portion of the folded page to reveal another clue and more of the featured boat, and then a final fold-out shows the entire vessel. Fold-out on the final spread reveal a bright and bustling harbor scene with all the featured boats. Those featured are: sailboat, tugboat, ocean liner, rowboat, ferry, houseboat, and barge. less...
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The Goodnight Train by June Sobel
Amazon Says: All aboard! The Goodnight Train is full of coal and leaving town. Rhythmic prose and playful illustrations create a gentle, whizzing journey where animals and little ones fluf more...
Amazon Says: All aboard! The Goodnight Train is full of coal and leaving town. Rhythmic prose and playful illustrations create a gentle, whizzing journey where animals and little ones fluff their pillows and settle in for a clickety-clackity, rock-and-roll ride to Dreamland. A remarkable rhyming bedtime treat! less...
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Life of a Car by Susan Steggall
Amazon Says: Many things happen in the life of a car: it’s built, sold, driven, washed . . . sometimes it even crashes! In this book, preschoolers see all of these events, and in the end more...
Amazon Says: Many things happen in the life of a car: it’s built, sold, driven, washed . . . sometimes it even crashes! In this book, preschoolers see all of these events, and in the end learn that an old car can even be recycled to start anew. Each two-page spread focuses on a certain stage in a car’s existence. Susan Steggall’s brightly colored collage art will attract all automobile lovers and invite them in for a fun look at the life of a car. less...
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Cars Galore by Peter Stein
Amazon Says: Buckle up for an exuberant ride humming with energetic rhymes and whimsical, retro art from a masterful team. Black car, green car, nice car, mean car. Near car, far more...
Amazon Says: Buckle up for an exuberant ride humming with energetic rhymes and whimsical, retro art from a masterful team. Black car, green car, nice car, mean car. Near car, far car. Whoa! Bizarre car! Ready to hit the road? Gear up for a nonstop parade of shapes, sizes, sounds, and even smells in a wild array of cars packed with big personalities, awesome features, and eccentric passengers. Driven by Peter Stein’s bouncing verse, Bob Staake’s high-powered artwork merges vibrant color and crisp, dynamic design with humor, warmth, and whimsy. This rousing excursion is sure to thrill all fans of things that go, as well as aficionados of the illustrator’s signature style. less...
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I Love Trucks! by Philemon Sturges
Amazon Says: Vivid paintings by Shari Halpern and light verse by Philemon Sturges take readers through the roaring world of rumbling trucks and reveal each truck's special job. more...
Amazon Says: Vivid paintings by Shari Halpern and light verse by Philemon Sturges take readers through the roaring world of rumbling trucks and reveal each truck's special job. less...
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Delivery by Anastasia Suen
Amazon Says: Take a look around you. No matter where you turn, you'll see something being delivered--from the newspaper that gets tossed onto the front step each morning, to the pyramid of more...
Amazon Says: Take a look around you. No matter where you turn, you'll see something being delivered--from the newspaper that gets tossed onto the front step each morning, to the pyramid of cans in the grocery store; from the flowers in the marketplace, to the gasoline at the filling station. Just how did everything get where it is? It was all delivered, of course! By land, sea or air, by driver, messenger, or postal worker, in the city or the country, someone somewhere is making a delivery right now. A simple, rhythmic text and exuberantly colored illustrations invite young readers to take a look at the deliveries occurring all around them., The more they look, the more they'll see! Anastasia Suen and Wade Zahares' most recent picture book from Viking, Window Music, was deemed "a magical excursion" by Publishers Weekly and was named a New York Times Best Illustrated book. less...
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Demolition by Sally Sutton
Amazon Says: What's even more exciting to preschoolers than seeing big machines that build things? Watching the massive ones that tear them down! Crush the stone. Crush the stone. more...
Amazon Says: What's even more exciting to preschoolers than seeing big machines that build things? Watching the massive ones that tear them down! Crush the stone. Crush the stone. Chip and grind and munch. Make new concrete from the old. Whirr! Churr! Crunch! From the huge crane with a swinging ball (crack! ) to the toothy jaws that ram the walls (thwock! ), this rambunctious demolition, reverberating with sound words, is guaranteed to have small kids rapt. Bright spreads showcase the gargantuan machines in all their glory, and a pictorial glossary explains what each one can do. less...
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Toot! by Leo Timmers
Sarah S. Says: If you like this board book, check out other books about things that go from the same author!
Amazon Says: The police car, the trolley, the fire engine, the ice cream truck, and the fish truck make their entrances in this brightly colored book. Each vehicle, with an endearing anima more...
Amazon Says: The police car, the trolley, the fire engine, the ice cream truck, and the fish truck make their entrances in this brightly colored book. Each vehicle, with an endearing animal inside, causes quite a racket by making different noises. Children will learn to associate each sound with the appropriate vehicle and, at the same time, be highly amused. less...
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Amazon Says: Follow that road! Speed off on an eventful bicycle ride along the bold yellow road that cuts through town, by the sea, and through the country. Ride up and around, along and more...
Amazon Says: Follow that road! Speed off on an eventful bicycle ride along the bold yellow road that cuts through town, by the sea, and through the country. Ride up and around, along and through, out and down. Frank's striking graphic style is executed in just five joyous colors, and his spare, rhythmic language is infectious. Hit a bump? Get back on track! Reach the end? Start again! less...
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Fire Engine Man by Andrea Zimmerman
Amazon Says: Calling all preschoolers--grab a hose and ladder--it's time to put out fires! Alarm rings. Lights flash. Sirens sound--FIRE! Here comes the fire engine man. Dressed from head more...
Amazon Says: Calling all preschoolers--grab a hose and ladder--it's time to put out fires! Alarm rings. Lights flash. Sirens sound--FIRE! Here comes the fire engine man. Dressed from head to toe in special gear, he drives his trusty fire truck to the scene and puts the fire out. It's all in a day's work for this brave firefighter. Told in simple words from a little boy's point of view, this action-packed picture book celebrates a child's world of adventure. less...
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