BookYou Asked For It: Books about Trucks

Browse the list below for a selection of great books about trucks. Click the book cover or title to go to the book in the online catalog. Click the author's name to search for more books by that author.

Duck in the truck Duck in the truck
Alborough, Jez.

Chuck's truck Chuck's truck
Anderson, Peggy Perry.
When too many barnyard friends climb in to go to town, Chuck's truck breaks down, but Handyman Hugh knows just what to do.

Matthew's truck Matthew's truck
Ayres, Katherine.
Matthew has many adventures with his toy truck.

Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel
Burton, Virginia Lee, 1909-1968.
When Mike Mulligan and his steam shovel, Mary Ann, lose their jobs to the gasoline, electric, and diesel motor shovels, they go to a little country town where they find that one new job leads to another.

Katy and the big snow Katy and the big snow
Burton, Virginia Lee, 1909-1968.
Katy, a red crawler tractor, belonged to the Highway Department of the city of Geopolis. She was not used in winter --until a huge snow storm snowed in the whole city. Then Katy plowed out everyone.

Big Truck and Little Truck Big Truck and Little Truck
Carr, Jan.
Big Truck and Little Truck work together on Farley's Farm, until the day that Big Truck is towed away for repairs and Little Truck must haul produce to the city all by himself.

Get to work, trucks! Get to work, trucks!
Carter, Don, 1958-
Shows a typical day for a group of working trucks: a loader, a dump truck, a digger, a bulldozer, a cement mixer, a tow truck, a crane, and a roller.

Truck Truck
Crews, Donald.
Follows the journey of a truck from loading to unloading.

The crazy crawler crane and other very short truck stories The crazy crawler crane and other very short truck stories
Cuetara, Mittie.
Rhyming text and illustrations present a variety of vehicles and their functions, including moving van, police car, and crawler crane.

The little dump truck The little dump truck
Cuyler, Margery.
A happy little dump truck, driven by Hard Hat Pete, hauls stones, rocks, and debris from a construction site to a landfill.

Big rig bugs Big rig bugs
Cyrus, Kurt.
Insects resemble heavy equipment as they clean up some litter.

Dumpy to the rescue! Dumpy to the rescue!
Edwards, Julie, 1935-
After bringing dinner to some of his farm animal friends, Dumpy helps Mama Goat search the farm for her missing baby.

Five trucks Five trucks
Floca, Brian.
Five different trucks do five different jobs to get an airplane ready for takeoff.

Dinotrux Dinotrux
Gall, Chris.
Millions of years ago, the prehistoric ancestors of today's trucks, such as garbageadon, dozeratops, and craneosaurus, roamed the Earth until they rusted out and became extinct.

Tip tip dig dig Tip tip dig dig
García, Emma.
Describes how various earthmoving trucks clean up a dump and make a playground, discussing what such machines as diggers, mixers, bulldozers, and cranes can do.

The three little rigs The three little rigs
Gordon, David, 1965 Jan. 22-
Three little rigs look for help when the big, bad wrecking ball comes to destroy their garages.

The little black truck The little black truck
Gray, Libba Moore.
After a hard-working little black truck breaks down and is towed away, it is repaired and given a second life.

My trucks My trucks
Hall, Kirsten.
While a little boy plays with his toy trucks, he imagines driving various real trucks, such as a fire engine, a farm pickup, and an ice cream wagon.

Red truck Red truck
Hamilton, K. R. (Kersten R.)
When a school bus gets stuck in the mud, Red Truck the tow truck saves the day by pulling it out.

I am a backhoe I am a backhoe
Hines, Anna Grossnickle.
A young boy imagines himself to be different types of trucks as he plays in the sand.

Trucks Whizz! zoom! rumble! Trucks Whizz! zoom! rumble!
Hubbell, Patricia.
A rhyming look at many different kinds of trucks, from eighteen-wheelers to ice cream trucks, as they go about their business.

When Daddy's truck picks me up When Daddy's truck picks me up
Hunter, Jana Novotny.
A little boy eagerly waits for his father to pick him up from school in his big tanker truck.

Honk honk! Beep beep! Honk honk! Beep beep!
Kirk, Daniel.
When a father and son set out early one morning for a cross-country drive in their jeep, they see all sorts of vehicles and pick up diverse passengers along the way.

The little fire engine The little fire engine
Lenski, Lois, 1893-1974.
Fireman Small and his little fire engine answer a call, rescue a little girl, and save a house from burning down.

My truck is stuck My truck is stuck
Lewis, Kevin.
When a dump truck "haulin' a great big load" gets stuck in the mud, progressively larger vehicles try to pull it out.

A truck goes rattley-bumpa A truck goes rattley-bumpa
London, Jonathan, 1947-
Describes trucks of all sizes, shapes, and colors doing a variety of tasks.

I'm a truck driver I'm a truck driver
London, Jonathan, 1947-
Simple rhyming text introduces sounds and activities of a wide variety of trucks.

Trucks roll! Trucks roll!
Lyon, George Ella, 1949-
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal many different--and sometimes silly--items that trucks can haul.

Fire engine shapes Fire engine shapes
McMillan, Bruce.
Photographs of various parts of a fire engine depict different geometrical shapes.

I stink! I stink!
McMullan, Kate.
A big city garbage truck makes its rounds, consuming everything from apple cores and banana peels to leftover ziti with zucchini.

Tough trucks Tough trucks
Mitton, Tony.
Rumble down the road with a team of chirpy animal truckers.

Tremendous tractors Tremendous tractors
Mitton, Tony.
Rhyming text describes tractors on the farm.

Wake up engines Wake up engines
Mortensen, Denise Dowling.
Rhyming verses describe the sights and sounds of morning traffic as cars, trucks, and airplanes rev up their engines and go!

Joshua James likes trucks Joshua James likes trucks
Petrie, Catherine.
Joshua James likes all kinds of trucks, big trucks, little trucks, trucks that go up, and trucks that go down.

The old blue pickup truck The old blue pickup truck
Ransom, Candice F., 1952-
As a girl and her father run errands in their old blue pickup, she discovers how many different ways they can use their truck.

My fire engine My fire engine
Rex, Michael.
As he plays with his toy fire engine, a boy imagines himself fighting a real fire.

The trucker The trucker
Samuels, Barbara.
A boy who loves trucks is disappointed when he receives a cat named Lola instead of a toy fire truck, but Lola proves to be a "trucker" after all.

Richard Scarry's cars and trucks and things that go. Richard Scarry's cars and trucks and things that go.
Scarry, Richard.
On their way to the beach for a picnic the Pig family encounters almost every kind of transportation vehicle imaginable--and imaginary.

Little Blue Truck leads the way Little Blue Truck leads the way
Schertle, Alice.
A country truck feels out of place in the speedy, noisy city until he comes to the rescue during a giant traffic jam.

Melvin might? Melvin might?
Scieszka, Jon.
Melvin, a cautious cement mixer, worries that he can't keep up with the other trucks, but when Rescue Rita needs to be rescued, he overcomes his worries and fears in order to help her.

Fire truck Fire truck
Sís, Peter, 1949-
Matt, who loves fire trucks, wakes up one morning to find that he has become a fire truck, with one driver, two ladders, three hoses, and ten boots. Features a gate-fold illustration that opens into a three-page spread.

Trucks, trucks, trucks Trucks, trucks, trucks
Sís, Peter, 1949-
As a little boy cleans up his room, he gives one word descriptions of the work his various toy trucks do, such as hauling, plowing, and loading. Features a gate-fold illustration that opens into a three-page spread.

Monkey Truck Monkey Truck
Slack, Michael H., 1969-
Monkey Truck comes racing to the rescue anytime there is trouble in the jungle.

Minerva Louise and the red truck Minerva Louise and the red truck
Stoeke, Janet Morgan.

I love trucks! I love trucks!
Sturges, Philemon.
A child names many of his favorite trucks and each one's most notable characteristic.

Roadwork Roadwork
Sutton, Sally.
There are many big machines and busy people involved in building a road, and this picture book, with its rambunctious rhymes and noisy fun, follows them every step of the way, from clearing a pathway to rolling the tar to sweeping up at the end.

Monster trucks! Monster trucks!
Todd, Mark, 1970-
Illustrations and easy-to-read text depict a wide variety of trucks, including bulldozers, eighteen-wheelers, garbage trucks, and fire trucks.

The trucker The trucker
Weatherby, Brenda.
Wesley dreams his toy semi-flatbed rig grows big enough for him to have a trucking adventure but wakes to find he is in the back of his father's truck.

Truck driver Tom Truck driver Tom
Wellington, Monica.
The driver of a tractor-trailer picks up a load of fresh fruits and vegetables, then drives through the countryside, past small towns, and into the big city, passing farms, construction sites, and many other vehicles, then delivers the produce and relaxes with other drivers.

Farmer Dale's red pickup truck Farmer Dale's red pickup truck
Wheeler, Lisa, 1963-
One by one, Farmer Dale picks up animals who want a ride to town in his rickety old pickup truck.

Truck stuck Truck stuck
Wolf, Sallie.
Illustrations and simple rhyming text tell the story of a big truck that gets stuck under a bridge.

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