Children of all ages love things that go beep, choo-choo, vroom and zoom. (Many will love them through adulthood, too!) To satisfy your child's desire for cars and trains books, look no further than ThriftBooks' vast collection of new and used car and train books for kids. Take your children on the journey of a lifetime with one of these excellent editions full of age-appropriate action and adventure.
Children Books About Cars
Babies and Toddlers
P.D. Eastman's Go, Dog, Go! is a first-rate introduction for babies and toddlers into the world of transportation. A classic cars book for children that features wonderful dogs riding bicycles and driving cars to get to a party.
I Stink by Kate, and Jim McMullan is part of the Machines at Work series now brought to life in Amazon's The Stinky and Dirty Show. Toddlers are sure to laugh at the book as it explores the life of a happy little garbage truck named Stinky, who loves to eat trash and be smelly.
Little Blue Truck by Alice Schertle is the first in the beloved Little Blue Truck series perfect for early elementary-aged kids. In this celebration of friendship, Blue the truck gets stuck while helping a dump truck get out of the muck. Luckily, his barnyard friends are there to help him get out of the mud and back on the road.
For late elementary school and early middle school students, Honda: The Boy Who Dreamed of Cars by Mark Weston and Katie Yamasaki is an engaging story based on the real-life of Soichiro Honda, a young Japanese boy who dreamed of building cars. The book traces Soichiro's steps from falling in love with cars in his childhood to creating the Honda Motor Company, one of the most successful producers of cars and motorcycles of all time.
Children Books About Trains
Babies and Toddlers
Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo by Kevin Lewis is about a fun freight train, letting little readers learn all about the train's day with pleasant rhymes and delightful illustrations. Toddlers will love saying, "Whoo! Whoo!" along with the train at the end of several pages.
Freight Train by Donald Crews uses simple words and vibrant pictures to bring to life freight trains for little eyes and hands. With its focus on color descriptors and easy words, this is a wonderful book for helping tiny train lovers learn colors and train facts simultaneously.
Four- to eight-year-olds will love Dinosaur Train by John Steven Gurney, which combines two of the most beloved topics for little kids: dinosaurs and trains. Join Jesse as he boards the dinosaur train, where he finds himself surrounded by dinosaurs reading the paper, wearing jeans, and conducting the train as it winds around the world on an adventure sure to entertain.
Steam, Smoke, and Steel: Back in Time with Trains by Patrick O'Brien may be the perfect gift for the older elementary-aged train enthusiast. In this gorgeously illustrated book, readers learn about the development of trains and how they have changed over time since their invention from the young narrator who begins the tale at the time of his great-great-great-great-great grandfather's life.
Across America on an Emigrant Train by Jim Murphy is a fascinating account of author Robert Louis Stevenson's 1879 journey from New York to California over the course of twelve days. In it, readers learn about not only the life of Stevenson but the building of the transcontinental railroad and how the West was settled.
Don't let reading time pass your family by like a freight train barreling down the track or a race car zooming up the road. Discover your child's new favorite cars and trains books today on ThriftBooks.