Trains and Buses

A list of books about things with wheels especially for toddlers and preschoolers.

All Aboard!

By James Stevenson

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Hubie and his family take the Broadway Blazer to the 1939 World's Fair, but Hubie gets off and has a series of adventures. JE Fic Ste

Suggested for ages 1 - 6

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Big Red Bus

By Judy Hindley

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A bus gets stuck in a hole in the road, holding up a long line of other vehicles and the repair of the road. JE Fic Hin

Suggested for ages 1 - 6

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Bus Riders

By Sharon Phillips Denslow

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When their regular bus driver gets sick, Warren, Louise, and the other bus riders must endure a string of substitute drivers. JE Fic Den

Suggested for ages 1 - 6

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Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo

By Kevin Lewis

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A rhyming story about a toy freight train's day, from loading freight in the morning to retiring to the roundhouse after the day's work is done. Sweet and soothing. JE Fic Lew

Suggested for ages 1 - 6

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Duck in the Truck

By Jez Alborough

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A duck gets his truck stuck in the muck in this book with rhyming text. JE Fic Alb

Suggested for ages 1 - 6

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Dumpy the Dumptruck

By Julie Andrews Edwards

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After Charlie and his grandfather fix up a rusty old dump truck, they use Dumpy to help Trundle the tractor, Bee Bee the backhoe, and Stinky the garbage truck build a new barn. JE Fic Edw

Suggested for ages 1 - 6

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Freight Train

By Donald Crews

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Brief text and illustrations trace the journey of a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles. JE Fic Cre

Suggested for ages 1 - 6

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I Love Trucks!

By Philemon Sturges

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A child names many of his favorite trucks and each one's most notable characteristic. JE Fic Stu

Suggested for ages 1 - 6

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Maisy Drives the Bus

By Lucy Cousins

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Maisy the mouse picks up an assortment of passengers as she drives her bus. JE Fic Cou

Suggested for ages 1 - 6

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School Bus

By Donald Crews

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Follows the progress of school buses as they take children to school and bring them home again. JE Fic Cre

Suggested for ages 1 - 6

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