A list of picture books featuring construction vehicles

Updated April 15, 2024
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Hooray for trucks!
Hughes, Susan
A joyful celebration of trucks and teamwork It's time for the hardworking trucks at the construction site to get cleaned up! But when the narrator tries to round up the muddy machines, they dig in their wheels and refuse to be led away. They don't want to waste time being soaked and...
Tran, Phuc
From the #1 New York Times bestselling illustrator of the Food Group series, Pete Oswald, and debut picture book author Phuc Tran, this is a hilarious picture book about big trucks, big feelings, and even bigger friendships! It's the last day at the...
Littleboy, Molly
This interactive book features layered die cut pages throughout to introduce toddlers to diggers and how they work. Diggers are so exciting! Children can learn all about how they work with this interactive board book that features layered die cut pages throughout. Simple callouts...
A day with a construction worker
Toolen, Avery
In this title, beginning readers follow a construction crew as it builds a home. Readers will learn about construction workers' many responsibilities as they watch them measure, saw, nail, weld, and even drive bulldozers and other large machines. Tools and safety gear are also presented in fun,...
Wake up, trucks!
Parachini, Jodie
This bright, bold, energetic book follows a group of trucks as they begin their day and carry out their specific jobs. Perfect for young fans of construction vehicles! Young readers can follow along as an excited group of trucks, diggers, dozers, and more wake up and have...
Construction site
Mitton, Tony
Amazing Machines In Busy Places: Construction Site follows Rabbit, Bird, and Mouse as they explore all the vehicles and machinery on a busy construction site! Each page is filled with details that machine-mad kids will love including dumper trucks, towering cranes, diggers,...
Mixed-up. Construction vehicles
Wilson, Spencer
This split-page book is perfect for young children. They will love to mix and match the trucks, diggers, and machines to make their own favorite vehicle. Hours of fun will be had, and it's bound to become a hit!​
Dinos love diggers
Redwing, Pterry
Toddlers love diggers and other big construction machines -- and so do Dinosaurs! See silly dinos at work with backhoes, dump trucks, bulldozers, and more! Super chunky lift-a-flaps surprise and delight curious babies and preschoolers. Flaps are sturdy for lots of discovery and tough enough for...
The digger and the butterfly
Kuefler, Joseph
From Joseph Kuefler, the acclaimed author-illustrator of The Digger and the Flower, comes a new book in his popular Digger picture book series, about a crew of building trucks who befriend a caterpillar and witness its metamorphosis into a beautiful butterfly. Perfect for readers who love the...
Red Nose Studio
For all young truck lovers and fans of books like Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site! Watch a series of amazing construction vehicles-a dump truck, a bulldozer, and many others-build a building unlike any other. Then delight in the surprise ending, where young readers and listeners...
Carpenter's helper
Rosen, Sybil
A warm, wonderful picture book that gently reminds us of the importance of respecting our natural world and highlights the joys and rewards of helping others. Join a girl as she helps a mama and papa bird build a nest in her bathroom, hatch their eggs, and teach their babies to...
Whose big rig?
Buzzeo, Toni
Learn about six different construction vehicles in Whose Big Rig?, a guessing-game board book. This nonfiction follow-up to Whose Truck? features six kinds of specialized rigs used to construct a light-rail system--a tunnel borer, an excavator, a...
Building a home
Faber, Polly
This beautifully illustrated picture book shows how an old factory can become a brand-new apartment, step-by-step. Find out all about the people, machines, processes, and tools involved in breathing new life into an old building. With builders, cranes, diggers, cement mixers, and a host of other...
Johnson, Amy (Editor)
Your young readers will dig down into the world of digging machines with this exciting look at a popular kind of big, powerful machine. Through achievable text, they'll learn about machines that dig, dump, load, and lift things on construction sites. They'll discover the various parts of each...
Diggersaurs explore!
Whaite, Michael
Construction trucks and dinosaurs combine in this sequel to DIGGERSAURS! There are surprises in store in this rhyming, treasure-hunt adventure, where the emphasis is on demolition and exploration! When building work is done, it's time for fun! A dozen DIGGERSAURS crunch and crush...
Smashy town
Zimmerman, Andrea Griffing
Fans of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and I Stink! will love this rhythmic and lively picture book from the popular creators of Trashy Town. With a turn of his crane and a swing of his wrecking ball, Mr. Gilly knocks down the old buildings. He smashes through brick...
Shape up, construction trucks!
Allenby, Victoria
Dump Truck, Dump Truck Coming through! I spy a triangle--how about you? It's no secret that toddlers of any gender love big vehicles. Shape Up, Construction Trucks! uses rhyming verse and bright photographs to celebrate this enthusiasm in a unique take on conceptual shape...
Construction people
Hopkins, Lee Bennett
Fourteen poems compiled by award-winning poet and anthologist Lee Bennett Hopkins introduce readers to the various construction people who collaborate to create a high-rise hotel building, from architect to crane operator to glaziers and more. How does an empty lot transform into...
Snakes on the job
Dennis, Kathryn
Full of sibilant sounds and other wordplay, Kathryn Dennis's picture book, Snakes on the Job, is a sssssweet story that's sure to be a read-aloud hit. Off to work the snakes will go. They slide into trucks and roll out slow. Hisssssssh...
Construction site
McDonald, Jill
Learn from home and explore the world with these fun and easy board books! Fans of Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site will love this vehicle-filled adventure in the hit Hello, World! board book series. Toddlers can learn all about the busy world of a construction site,...
Crane & crane
Singleton, Linda Joy
"Charming and original."--Kirkus Reviews   A sandhill crane lifts a stick. A construction crane lifts a log. The two cranes grab, stretch, and stack, working through bad weather and difficult obstacles toward their end goal: building a home for a new...
Fix that clock!
Cyrus, Kurt
2019 Kirkus Best Picture Book of the Year A construction crew rebuilds a rickety old clock tower that has become home to wild animals in this picture book for fans of Sheep in a Jeep and Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. An underlying...
Dig, dump, roll
Sutton, Sally
Wham-a-hammer, bam-a-slamma! The construction crew is back -- but what are they building this time? Crash-a-rumble! Smash-a-grumble! What's at work? Here's a clue: It will clear the ground for you. Bulldozer! Coming through!
Construction workers
Arnold, Quinn M.
A kindergarten-level introduction to construction workers, covering their job description, the places where they work, and how they help the community by using their building skills.
Arnold, Quinn M.
A basic exploration of the parts, variations, and worksites of bulldozers, the leveling and scraping machines. Also included is a pictorial diagram of variations of bulldozers.
Bigger! Bigger!
Patricelli, Leslie
The star of Faster! Faster! and Higher! Higher! dons a construction hat for another soaring (and slightly interrupted) exercise in imagination. A box of blocks. A budding builder. Should she build a doghouse? A bridge? A skyscraper? Yes, all of these and more!...
Look, I'm an engineer
Fačy, Bernard
This playful preschool activity book for kids will unleash your child's curiosity and creativity as they play their way through 15 super fun STEM projects. Every project features bright photography and charming illustrations, which support the easy-to-follow instructions. Perfect...
Little Excavator
Dewdney, Anna
From New York Timesbestselling author-illustrator of the Llama Llama books comes a new character ready to dig his way into your heart! Here come the BIG RIGS rolling down the street. Thumpa-thumpa bumpa-bumpa BEEP! BEEP! BEEP! ...
Dalmatian in a digger
Elliott, Rebecca
Dugger! Dugger! Dugger! What's that noise? Little Dalmatian is about to find out as he follows the booming noises of big construction vehicles in this energetic picture book.
Ready, set, build!
Fleming, Meg
Grab your hard hat and get ready for a day of construction fun with a busy builder and his friend! Grab your hard hat, tie your boots. Pack your lunch. Ready? Scoot! Sketch a dream. Post a chart. Hatch the plan before...
Manjhi moves a mountain
Churnin, Nancy
Dashrath Manjhi used a hammer and chisel, grit, determination, and twenty years to carve a path through the mountain separating his poor village from the nearby village with schools, markets, and a hospital. Manjhi Moves a Mountain shows how everyone can make a difference if their heart is big...
Billions of bricks
Cyrus, Kurt
Two, four, six. Look at all the bricks! Grab a hard hat and all your tools, and get ready for a construction adventure in counting! This clever, rhyming picture book leads readers through a day in the life of a construction crew building with bricks. A brick may seem like just...
The mixed-up truck
Savage, Stephen
It's Cement Mixer's first day on the job and he doesn't want to make any mistakes. How can he help the other trucks on the construction site? By mixing some powdery white cement, of course! He mixes it up, adds a little water, and presto . . . a cake?! He must have mixed flour...
Tinyville town gets to work!
Biggs, Brian
Tinyville Town, a new series from the bestselling and beloved author and illustrator Brian Biggs, is launching with three books: Tinyville Town Builds a Bridge, a world-establishing picture book that introduces the town and its many residents; I'm a Veterinarian, a day in the life of the town vet;...
On the construction site
Brown, Carron
Young builders will delight in exploring all the hidden secrets of a construction site. They simply hold the book's pages to the light to "see-through" everything that's being built - inside and out.
Bulldozer's big day
Fleming, Candace.
Big trucks and a birthday surprise make this construction site treat an irresistible read-aloud, illustrated by a Caldecott Medalist! It's Bulldozer's big day--his birthday! But around the construction site, it seems like everyone is too busy to remember. Bulldozer wheels around...
Stanley the builder
Bee, William
It's another busy day for Stanley and friends on the construction site! When Myrtle buys a plot of land, she asks her friend Stanley to build her a new house. He works step by step--from clearing the site with his orange bulldozer, to lifting beams with his green crane....
Digger and Tom!
Braun, Sebastien.
Sebastien Braun follows up Toot and Pop! with Digger and Tom!, another brightly colored picture book featuring vehicles preschool kids love.   Digger and Tom! is set at a construction site. Little Digger is eager to help with the work, but all the other construction...
Building our house
Bean, Jonathan
A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice Winner of the 2013 Boston Globe Horn Book Award for Best Picture Book A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013 A New York Times Book Review Notable Children's Book of 2013 ...
Diggers go
Light, Steve.
The excavator goes, "chumma chumma hufft hufft FALUMP." The steamroller goes, "CHUG chug CHUG chug moooooosh." The wrecking ball goes, "BOOOOOM!" Come on down to the construction site and make some noise with eight exciting construction vehicles as they rumble, crunch, chug, and boom their way...

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