Awesome Children’s Construction Books

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construction books for toddlers and preschoolers

Do you have a construction obsessed kiddo in your life? Then check out these construction themed books for toddlers and preschoolers! Make sure to click through the gallery to see them all!

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Construction Books for Kids

Machines at Work

by Byron Barton

 Machines at Work Board Book

A bright book that is perfect for toddlers who are obsessed with construction vehicles. This board book is filled with rhythmic text and bold, graphic illustrations convey all the energy and excitement of the day at a construction site.

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Mighty Mighty Construction Site

by Sherri Duskey Rinker

 Mighty, Mighty Construction Site

From the team behind the beloved international bestseller comes a companion to Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site. All of our favorite trucks are back on the construction site—this time with a focus on team-building, friendship, and working together to make a big task seem small!

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Roadwork

by Sally Sutton

 Roadwork

There are many big machines and busy people involved in building a road, and this riveting board book follows them every step of the way. Roadwork is sure to delight young truck-lovers with its rambunctious rhymes and noisy fun.

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Tip Tip Dig Dig

by Emma Garcia

 Tip Tip Dig Dig

A parade of colorful construction vehicles doing their work means plenty of joyful noise! Every machine here makes it own special sound. And the surprise ending, when the great big mess on page one becomes a wonderful playground, is sure to leave kids pleased!

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Digger Man

by Andrea Zimmerman
 Digger Man

This playful picture book, simple alliterative language and bold, colorful images capture a child’s love of building and creating.

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I’m Dirty

by Kate McMullan

 I’m Dirty!

Dive deep into the world of construction trucks as you learn all the technical terms associated with backhoes: “Who’s got a boom, a dipper stick, and a bucket with a row of chompers? ME! And that’s just my rear end. Up front, I’ve got steel arms, hydraulic rams, and a specialized, maximized, giant-sized loader bucket!”

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Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

by Virginia Lee Burton

 Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

A modern classic that no child should miss. Since it was first published in 1939, Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel has delighted generations of children. This fun classic is a testament to their friendship, and to old-fashioned hard work and ingenuity.

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Construction Countdown

by K.C. Olson

 Construction Countdown

Something wonderful is going on, and every kind of truck has an important job. But what are all those bulldozers and backhoes doing? This bright and lively counting book will delight young construction fans everywhere.

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Dazzling Diggers

Tony Mitton

 Dazzling Diggers (Amazing Machines)

In this lively picture book the construction machinery does its work – manned by a friendly animal gang. Young children will adore it as will the adults who get to read aloud these irresistible rhymes!

Available on amazon.com

 

Dig Dig Digging

by Margaret Mayo

 Dig Dig Digging

Trucks and tractors, fire engines and helicopters–they all like to work hard. But after a long, happy day of beep-beeping and vroom-vrooming, even the busiest engines need to rest. This bright, bouncy, noise-filled book brings together all the vehicles that children adore.

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Trucks Board Book

by Bryon Barton
 Trucks Board Book

Bryon Barton is a master of nonfiction for young kids. This has simple language and illustrations. Your toddler will read this again and again and again.

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Trucks Go

by Steve Light
 Trucks Go

Seven popular vehicles grumble, roar, and crunch their way through this very simple, graphically appealing board book. Perfect for the young truck enthusiast.

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Demolition

by Sally Sutton
 Demolition

This rambunctious demolition, reverberating with sound words, is guaranteed to have small kids rapt. Bright spreads showcase the gargantuan machines in all their glory, and a pictorial glossary explains what each one can do.

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Alphabet Under Construction

by Denise Fleming

 Alphabet Under Construction

This book is filled with fantastic construction vocabulary as the little mouse moves through one letter at a time constructing the alphabet.

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Giant Vehicles

by Rod Green
 Giant Vehicles

Young readers will be enthralled by this lift-the-flap exploration of some of the world’s most enormous vehicles, including the double-decker Airbus, the biggest submarine on earth, the planet’s largest dump truck, and the most enormous helicopter ever to take to the air.

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Time to Build

by Kate Riggs
 Time to Build

In this simple, attractive board book, each page features a close-up of a different tool, a person using it, and a brief definition.

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What Can a Crane Pick Up?

by Rebecca Kai Dotlich
 What Can a Crane Pick Up?[WHAT CAN A CRANE PICK UP][Hardcover]

“What else can a crane lift high in the air? A sunken ship, a polar bear, and boxes and boxes of underwear.” Construction isn’t always serious business; here, colorful illustrations show this powerful tool in all kinds of unusual situations.

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