Dr. Seuss’s birthday – and the 20th anniversary of Read Across America day is nearly here. To kick things off, we asked everyone around the office to share their favorite vehicle themed books for kids.
Little Blue Truck
by Alice Schertle
Little Blue is the friendliest truck around. All his animal friends love to see him driving around. One day Dump Truck gets stuck in the mud, and with Blue, he learns the importance of friends and helping others in need.
Cars and Trucks and Things that Go
by Richard Scarry
What’s not to love about a Richard Scarry book? Build vocabulary and explore vehicles both real and imaginary while searching for the hidden “Goldbug” on each page.
If I Build a Car
by Chris Van Dusen
The third installment in a series that has already featured trucks and trains, Cars is a fun and colorful book. Retro art and animals in unexpected places (an octopus pumping gas) will keep kids and parents entertained.
Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus!
by Mo Willems
Willems’ first book for children and winner of the Caldecott Medal, Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus! has spawned a whole series of picture books featuring a persistent and loveable pigeon who would like nothing more than to get his own way.
Honorable Mention: Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site
by Sherry Duskey Rinker