Vehicle Picture Books

Get Their Engines RevvingVehicle picture books for kids Little Big First Big Book of Things That Go, Cars and Trucks and Things That Go, Little Excavator, Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus, The Construction Alphabet Book, Hide and Seek Things That Go, Hop Aboard, Here We Go

  • What: Vehicle Picture Books
  • When: 12 months to 6 years
  • Why: Fun, oodles of vehicles 
  • Where: Amazon

Have a child obsessed with things that go? Want some new picture books to enjoy together over and over again that embrace their obsession with vehicles? These picture books let kids get in the driver’s seat with a variety of different cars, trucks, and more.

Digger and Tom picture book by Sebastien Braun

Digger and Tom Book: Kids will love this book about a tiny digger looking to help. As Digger explores the construction site, he meets all the other vehicles with their big jobs before finding a place and a job that fits him perfectly.

National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of Things That Go

Little Kids First Big Book of Things That Go: This picture book from National Geographic has tons of pages filled with photos of actual vehicles. From the history of the wheel to more modern types of transportation, this book comes packed with facts. The non-fiction content will quell even the most devoted vehicle lover’s appetite for things that go and more info about them. 

Richard Scarry's Cars and Trucks and Things That Go

Cars and Trucks and Things That Go: Join Ma and Pa and Penny and Pickles Pig as they take a day trip through all sorts of vehicle-laden sites. From whimsical alligator cars to serious construction equipment, Richard Scarry has illustrated this romp through mobile machines with his usual classic cartoons.

The Construction Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta picture book for kids

Construction Alphabet Book: Go from A to Z on the construction site, with this book that details the jobs of each type of vehicle. With soft watercolor images and paragraphs about each type of construction equipment, kids and adults alike can enjoy the tour through all the letters.

Cover page from Little Excavator by Anna Dewdney kids picture book about small digger

Little Excavator Book: Little Excavator really wants to help the bigger construction vehicles, but encounters lots of setbacks. Kids will enjoy exploring the construction site as Little E finds how to contribute with a task only he can complete.

Hide and Seek Things That Go look and find hardback book

Hide and Seek Things That Go Book: This look and find book includes almost every vehicle imaginable, from land to sea to air. Each page has plenty of vehicles to keep little ones intrigued, and kids can enjoy finding all the hidden vehicles as well as more activities tucked between these pages, all featuring vehicles big and small.

Don't Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus by Mo Willems book cover with pale blue cartoon pigeon on peach background with text bubble

Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus: This classic book by Mo Willems has simple illustrations that have delighted kids for ages. The pigeon begs the reader to let him drive the bus, using all sorts of excuses and pleading. Kids love the story about a pigeon chasing his heart’s desire, and the driver determined to keep his bus out of the hands of birds.

Richard Scarry's Hop Aboard! Here We Go!

Hop Aboard! Here We Go!: The cartoon illustrations of Richard Scarry and his Busy Town buddies fill the pages of this oversized book with every kind of vehicle imaginable. Organized into section by type, this classic selection covers all the ways things can go and will be sure to delight any enthusiast.

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