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Things That Go (Kids)

A great collection of books about cars, trucks, and more!

Revenge of the Dinotrux by Chris Gall

Stuck in a museum where they are poked, prodded, studied, and shaken by visitors, the Dinotrux, unearthed prehistoric ancestors of today's trucks, take revenge when Tyrannosaurus Trux discovers chewing gum all over his claws

The cars and trucks book by Todd Parr

Illustrations and simple text reveal many things that cars and trucks like to do, from just being on the road to helping keep the planet clean. Includes safety tips.

Cars and trucks by Peter (Illustrator) Curry

Introduces different kinds of cars and trucks, including race cars, dump trucks, school buses, and fire engines

Calling all cars by Sue Fliess

"This bouncy text explores the wonderful world of cars zipping up, down, fast, and slow. And at the end of the day it's bedtime for these busy cars"--

Mighty, mighty construction site by Sherri Duskey Rinker

Told in rhyming text, Excavator, Bulldozer, Crane Truck, Dump Truck, and Cement Mixer will all need to work together as they tackle their biggest job yet--a massive building.

Good morning, Digger by Anne F Rockwell

Digger, Dump Truck, Cement Mixer, and their friends each do their part to build a community center

Monster's trucks by Rebecca Van Slyke

In this interactive story, readers are encouraged to "play" with Monster's toy construction vehicles, even though Monster does not like to share.

Three Grumpy Trucks by Todd Tarpley

"Three toy trucks don't want to stop scooping, grinding, and digging on the playground until they get so overtired that a child must take them home and tuck them into bed"--

Little blue truck by Alice Schertle

A small blue truck finds his way out of a jam, with a little help from his friends

Where do jet planes sleep at night? by Brianna Caplan Sayres

Illustrations and rhyming text reveal what airplanes, helicopters, and blimps do to get ready for bed after a hard day's work.

Planes fly! by George Ella Lyon

Illustrations and easy-to-read rhyming text celebrate different kinds of planes, their instruments, what they carry, and what it is like to go for a flight

Two little trains by Margaret Wise Brown

A streamlined train and a little old train journey through hills and over mountains, crossing rivers and plains, in this treasured story from Margaret Wise Brown, author of Goodnight Moon. Reimagined with bold and vibrant art by Geisel Award-winning artist Greg Pizzoli, this updated edition is perfect for fans of things that go

Trains by Amy Shields

Describes different types of trains, their parts, the history of building railroad systems within the United States, and the future of trains

How to train a train by Jason Eaton

A whimsical guide to training a "pet train" instructs young enthusiasts about important issues including where trains live, what they like to eat, and how to get them to perform the best train tricks.

Shark vs. train by Chris Barton

A shark and a train compete in a series of contests on a seesaw, in hot air balloons, bowling, shooting baskets, playing hide-and-seek, and more

Babies on the bus by Karen Katz

Presents lyrics to the well-known song, interspersed with additional verses about babies

Pete the cat : The wheels on the bus by Eric Litwin

Pete the cat's school day is recounted in this twist on the classic song

Ride, Fly Guy, ride! by Tedd Arnold

While riding in the car with Buzz and his father, Fly Guy gets blown out of the window and finds himself riding in a truck, then a boat, a train, an airplane, and maybe even a rocket

Story boat by Kyo Maclear

When a sister and brother are forced along with their family to flee their home, they learn to make a new home for themselves--wherever they are.

Tough Tug by Margaret Read MacDonald

Tough Tug, a new boat, is excited to show the others what he can do, but on his first tow job to Alaska, he learns an important lesson.

Race car dreams by Sharon Chriscoe

After a day at the track, a race car is tired and ready for bed so he washes his rims, fills up with oil, chooses a book that is all about speed, and drifts off to sleep.

I'm cool! by Kate McMullan

"When the ice is full of cuts and ruts, only one machine has the GUTS to clean it up. But can this slow-movin' ice fixer smooth the grooves before the next period? Or will he lose his COOL? The timer's ticking! BUZZZZZZ!"--Publisher

If I built a car by Chris Van Dusen

Jack describes the kind of car he would build--one with amazing accessories and with the capability of traveling on land, in the air, and on and under the sea.
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