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The Best Books for Vehicle Loving Kids

Welcome to a curated collection of books for kids who love vehicles, whether it’s cars, tractors, planes or trains! In this selection, we’ve gathered the best transportation theme books for young readers, diving into the world of trucks, cars, and everything that moves. From construction sites to race tracks, these books are designed to engage the imaginations of little ones with a passion for all things on wheels. These vehicle-themed picture books and board books are perfect for kids under 5!

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Vehicles ABC

Illustrated by Jannie Ho
0-2
A is for Ambulance, B is for Bulldozer, C is for Carriage... Fun first alphabet books for babies and toddlers! This sturdy board book introduces lots of first vehicle words for toddlers who love things that go! As well as first letter sounds to say out loud, there are bright…
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Transported: 50 Vehicles That Changed the World

Written by Matt Ralphs Illustrated by Rui Ricardo
7-9
A fascinating book about the vehicles that have shaped our world, written by narrowboat captain and children's author Matt Ralphs, with stunning colour illustrations on every page by Rui Ricardo. From ancient chariots and Viking longships to racing cars, rockets and solar-powered aeroplanes, our world has been changed by the…
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Dinosaur Zoom!

Illustrated by Penny Dale
0-2
More dinosaur-and-vehicle fun from bestselling Penny Dale - over 1 million Dinosaur books sold! Join the dinosaurs as they rev, roar and race cross country to a secret meeting place in the woods! As they start setting up tables and hanging up balloons it becomes clear that there is a…
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Follow That Car

Written by Lucy Feather Illustrated by Stephan Lomp
2-5
Packed with comic capers and animal antics, this brilliantly bold book follows Mouse's madcap race after Gorilla through a variety of exciting settings, from navigating a busy building site, to avoiding an alpine avalanche. But is Gorilla really such a baddie after all?
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Dinosaur Rescue!

Illustrated by Penny Dale
0-2
More dinosaur-and-vehicle fun from bestselling Penny Dale - over 1 million Dinosaur books sold! When a crew of builder dinosaurs break down on a level crossing, they know the only thing they can do to save themselves is to call Dinosaur Rescue! In no time at all, help is on…
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Dinosaur Dig!

Illustrated by Penny Dale
0-2
Dinosaur-and-vehicle fun from bestselling Penny Dale - over 1 million Dinosaur books sold! One dinosaur, who is digging a very big hole is joined by more and more dinosaur friends as they work on a huge construction project. But what are they building? It's a huge, splashy swimming pool... and…
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Dinosaur Farm!

Illustrated by Penny Dale
0-2
More dinosaur-and-vehicle fun from bestselling Penny Dale - over 1 million Dinosaur books sold! They've built, they've zoomed, they've rescued, they've flown into space and they've even fought off baddy pirates, but now our dynamic team of dinosaurs have moved to pastures new - literally­ - working hard on the…
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Make Tracks: Boats

Illustrated by Johnny Dyrander
2-5
Get to know things that go in these action-packed board books featuring sliding counters! Discover different boats in this interactive board book with easy-to-use moving parts. Learn vehicle vocabulary with simple first words, clear diagrams and helpful text prompts to encourage discussion. Then trace the transport around different tracks with…
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Bizzy Bear: Happy Holiday

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Benji Davies
0-2
Five easy to move sliders, a rhyming story and lots to spot and say in this series of bright, interactive board books for toddlers! Bizzy Bear's going on holiday, but he has to take a taxi, then a train, then a plane before he arrives at the beach and can…
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Make Tracks: Emergency

Illustrated by Johnny Dyrander
2-5
Get to know things that go in these action-packed board books featuring sliding counters! Discover different emergency vehicles in this series of interactive board books with easy-to-use moving parts. Learn vehicle vocabulary with simple first words, clear diagrams and helpful text prompts to encourage discussion. Then trace the transport around…
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Peekaboo Car

Written by Camilla Reid Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
0-2
A new vehicle-themed title in the hit novelty series with multiple sliders! Easy-to-use peekaboo sliders, a funny rhyming text and surprise mirror ending combine in this stylish and interactive board book for babies and toddlers! With a total of 10 smooth mechanisms to push, pull or turn on every spread…
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Bizzy Bear: My First Sticker Book Things That Go

Illustrated by Benji Davies
2-5
A brand-new sticker book for fans who love Bizzy Bear AND vehicles, featuring 40 BIG stickers! This big sticker activity book is full of bold illustrations from Benji Davies, the author and illustrator of The Storm Whale. Join Bizzy Bear as he hops on board a train, drives a tractor…
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Make Tracks: Building Site

Illustrated by Johnny Dyrander
2-5
Get to know things that go in these action-packed board books featuring sliding counters! Discover different building site vehicles in this series of interactive board books with easy-to-use moving parts. Learn vehicle vocabulary with simple first words, clear diagrams and helpful text prompts to encourage discussion. Then trace the transport…
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Make Tracks: Farm

Illustrated by Johnny Dyrander
0-2
Get to know things that go in these action-packed board books featuring sliding counters! Discover different farm vehicles in this series of interactive board books with easy-to-use moving parts. Learn vehicle vocabulary with simple first words, clear diagrams and helpful text prompts to encourage discussion. Then trace the transport around…
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Listen to the Things That Go

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Marion Billet
0-2
Adults and children alike will be enchanted by these charming board books which are distinguished by the exceptional quality of the sounds that bring every vehicle illustration to life. From train to tram, children will love honking the horns and ringing the bells of all the things that go.
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Make Tracks: Trucks

Illustrated by Johnny Dyrander
2-5
A series of chunky board books featuring things that go and sliding counters! Discover five different trucks in this series of interactive board books with easy-to-use moving parts - a forklift truck, a lorry, a car transporter, a monster truck and a dustbin lorry! Learn vehicle vocabulary with simple first…
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Look, There’s a Helicopter!

Illustrated by Esther Aarts
0-2
Follow the holes to read the story in this interactive flying adventure with a peekaboo hole on every page! In this bold board book series, little ones will love finding the holes with their fingers, peeping through and turning the page to see what the holes become. With a gentle…
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Make Tracks: Trains

Illustrated by Johnny Dyrander
2-5
Get to know things that go in these action-packed board books featuring sliding counters! Discover different types of trains in this series of interactive board books with easy-to-use moving parts. Learn vehicle vocabulary with simple first words, clear diagrams and helpful text prompts to encourage discussion. Then trace the transport…
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Make Tracks: Cars

Illustrated by Johnny Dyrander
2-5
A series of chunky board books featuring things that go and sliding counters! Discover five different cars in this series of interactive board books with easy-to-use moving parts - a car, a sports car, a racecar, a four-wheel drive and a taxi! Learn vehicle vocabulary with simple first words, clear…
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Make Tracks: In the Sky

Illustrated by Johnny Dyrander
2-5
Get to know things that go in these action-packed board books featuring sliding counters! Discover different kinds of aircraft in this interactive board book with easy-to-use moving parts. Learn vehicle vocabulary with simple first words, clear diagrams and helpful text prompts to encourage discussion. Then trace the vehicles in the…
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Look, There’s a Tractor!

Illustrated by Esther Aarts
0-2
Follow the holes to read the story in this interactive farmyard adventure with a peekaboo hole on every page! In this bold board book series, little ones will love finding the holes with their fingers, peeping through and turning the page to see what the holes become. With a gentle…
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Where’s Mr Tractor?

Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
0-2
The original, award-winning Felt Flap series - perfect for babies and toddlers! Each title in this stylish series has five spreads with friendly characters to find behind colourful felt flaps. In Where's Mr Tractor?, you're on the look out for Mr Farmer, Mrs Combine Harvester, Mrs Sheepdog and Mr Tractor…
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Special Delivery

Written by Polly Faber Illustrated by Klas Fahlén
2-5
Special Delivery: A Book's Journey Around the World is a beautifully illustrated guide following the journey of one book across the globe, from a printing press in a factory far, far away, over land and across the sea, to the hands of a young boy. With stylish, contemporary artwork from…
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Bizzy Bear: Racing Driver

Illustrated by Benji Davies
0-2
Five easy to move sliders, a rhyming story and lots to spot and say in this series of bright, interactive board books for toddlers! Today, Bizzy Bear is taking part in a big race - ready, steady, go! Turn the lights on to signal the start, help him speed along…
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Bizzy Bear: Building Site

Written by Nosy Crow Ltd Illustrated by Benji Davies
0-2
Five easy to move sliders, a rhyming story and lots to spot and say in this series of bright, interactive board books for toddlers! Today Bizzy Bear's helping out at the building site so he puts on his hard hat and gets to work. Help him drive a digger, a…
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Bizzy Bear: Aeroplane Pilot

Illustrated by Benji Davies
0-2
Five easy to move sliders, a rhyming story and lots to spot and say in this series of bright, interactive board books for toddlers! In Bizzy Bear: Aeroplane Pilot, Bizzy Bear is working as a pilot! Follow him through the airport, help fly the plane and land it safely! A…
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Where’s Mrs Car?

Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
0-2
The original, award-winning Felt Flap series - perfect for babies and toddlers! Each title in this stylish series has five spreads with friendly characters to find behind colourful felt flaps. In Where's Mrs Car?, you're on the look out for Mr Train, Mrs Plane, Mr Boat and Mrs Car herself!…
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Bizzy Bear: Breakdown Truck

Illustrated by Benji Davies
2-5
Five easy-to-use sliders, a rhyming story and lots to spot and say in this series of bright, interactive board books for toddlers! When the rabbit family's car breaks down, who do they call? Bizzy Bear, of course! Little readers will love to use the chunky mechanisms to help him drive…
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Where’s Mr Fire Engine?

Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
0-2
The bestselling Felt Flap series - perfect for babies and toddlers! With five colourful felt flaps to lift, friendly characters and a surprise mirror ending, there's so much to discover in a Felt Flap book! In Where's Mr Fire Engine?, you're on the look out for Mrs Police Car, Mr…
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Bizzy Bear: My First Memory Game Book: Things That Go

Illustrated by Benji Davies
2-5
Bizzy Bear's fun memory game slider book! Play and learn with Bizzy Bear! With four fun scenes, three memory games and lots of things that go to spot, this busy book is designed to improve memory, build vocabulary, and promote book-confidence. And with no messy cards to tidy up afterwards,…
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Number Train

Written by Jonathan Emmett Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
2-5
All aboard the Number Train in this lift-the-flap rhyming counting book with six spinning wheels! Count from one to ten in this vibrant lift-the-flap concertina book! Who is munching on a snack? Who is taking a quick nap? And who's that making lots of noise? Find out in this train-shaped…
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Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam: Train Trouble

Written by Tracey Corderoy Illustrated by Steven Lenton
2-5
All aboard for an exciting new Shifty McGifty and Slippery Sam escapade! When Shifty and Sam are asked to bake on board the Pawrient Express, travelling to Venice for Carnival night, they find themselves caught up in a robbery. A sneaky thief has stolen the posh passengers' gems and she's…
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Where’s Mr Train?

Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
0-2
The original, award-winning Felt Flap series - perfect for babies and toddlers! Each title in this stylish series has five spreads with friendly characters to find behind colourful felt flaps. In Where's Mr Train?, you're on the look out for Mrs Tram, Mr Ferry, Mrs Bus and Mr Train himself!…
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Where’s Mr Digger?

Illustrated by Ingela P Arrhenius
0-2
The original, award-winning Felt Flap series - perfect for babies and toddlers! Each title in this stylish series has five spreads with friendly characters to find behind colourful felt flaps. In Where's Mr Digger?, you're on the look out for Mrs Bulldozer, Mr Mixer, Mrs Tipper and Mr Digger himself!…
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Little Blue Truck

Written by Alice Schertle Illustrated by Jill McElmurry
0-2
Blue is the friendliest little pick-up truck on the road. When a big important dumper truck overtakes him and skids off the road, Blue tries his best to help, but soon he gets stuck too! Luckily, Blue has picked up lots of farmyard friends on his drive, and they all…
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Building a Home

Written by Polly Faber Illustrated by Klas Fahlén
2-5
Building a Home is a beautifully illustrated picture book guide to exactly how an old building can become a brand-new home. Now available in paperback, with action-packed artwork from Klas Fahlen and a gentle narrative text by Polly Faber, find out all about the people, machines, processes and tools involved…
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