This month we are revving up and vrooming into an exploration of Transportation! In our Away We Go Inquiry, we love finding the greatest classic and new Transportation themed books for all of our classrooms. Here are our top picks!

cars galore


Bugs That Go!  by David Carter

Cars by Robert Green

Cars At Play by Rick Walton

Cars Galore by Peter Stein

Cars, Trucks, and Planes by Gladys Rosa Mendoza

Cool Cars and Trucks by Sean Kenney

Red Light, Green Light by Anastasia Suen

Red, Stop! Green, Go! by P.D. Eastman

Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scarry

Stop! Go! By Brian Briggs

Fill it Up! by Gail Gibbons

Things That Go by Sarah Kappely


Two Year Olds:

Chugga Chugga Choo Choo by Kevin Lewis

Freight Train by Donald Crews

Inside Freight Train by Donald Crews

James and the Balloons by Christopher Awdky

The Little Red Caboose by Marian Potter

Terrific Trains by Tony Mitton

Train Song by Harriet Ziefert

Trains by Anne Rockwell

Two Little Trains by Margaret Wise Brown

the last train


A Train Goes Clickety Clack by Jonathan London

A True Book of Trains by Darlene Stille

All Aboard! by Susan Kuklin

All Aboard: Berenstain Bears by Jan and Mike Berenstain

America’s Railroads by Lynn Stone

Chugga –Chugga Choo-Choo by Kevin Lewis

Diesel Locomotives by Lynn Stone

Engine, Engine Number Nine by Stephanie Calmenson

Freight Train by Donald Crews

Freight Trains by Lynn Stone

Freight Yards by Lynn Stone

The Goodnight Train by June Sobel

I Love Trains! by Philemon Sturges

Inside Freight Train by Donald Crews

James and the Balloons by Christopher Awdky

The Last Train by Gordon Titcomb

The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

The Little Red Caboose by Marian Potter

The Little Train by Lois Lenski

My Little Train by Satomi Ichikawa

Passenger Trains by Lynn Stone

Steam Locomotives by Lynn Stone

Steam Train, Dream Train by Shem Duskey Rinker

Terrific Trains by Tony Mitton

Train by Anne Lewis

The Train by David McPhail

Train Song by Harriet Ziefert

Train Whistles by Helen Roney Sattler

Trains by Gail Gibbons

Trains by Patricia Hubbell

Trains by Anne Rockwell

Trainstop by Barbara Lehman

Two Little Trains Margaret Wise Brown

car wash


The Adventures of Taxi Dog by Debra and Sal Barraca

Alphabee!: A Zipping, Zooming ABC by Debora Pearson

The Berenstain Bears and the Big Road Race by Stan and Jan Berenstain

Bernie Drives A Truck by D. Radford

Bumper to Bumper by Jakki Wood

Car Wash by Sandra Steen

The Car Trip by H. Oxenbury

Cargo Machines and What They Do by Derek Radford

Cars and Trucks and Things That Go by Richard Scarry

Cars by Anne Rockwell

Cars: Rushing! Honking! Zooming! by Patricia Hubbell

Cool Cars by Tony Mitton and Ant Parker

Crashed, Smashed, and Mashed by Joyce Slayton Mitchell

Everything I Know About Cars by Tom Lichtenheld

Five Little Monkeys Wash the Car by Eileen Christelow

How Many Trucks Can A by C. Pomerantz

I Didn’t Know That Cars Can Swim by William Petty

If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen

In the Driver’s Seat by Max Haynes

Land Transportation by S. Blackman

The Little Black Truck  by Libba Moore

Mr. Gumpy’s Motor Car by John Burningham

My Car by Byron Barton

My Race Car by Michael Rex

My Truck is Stuck by Kevin Lewis

Race Car (Why Things Don’t Work) by David West

Racer Dogs by Bob Kolar

Rattletrap Car by Phyllis Root

Sputter, Sputter, Sput! by Babs Bell

Start Your Engines: A Countdown Book by Mark Todd

This is the Way We Go To School  by Edith Baer

Toad on the Road by Susan Schade

Truck Song by Diane Siebert

Trucks by Byron Barton

Vroom! Vroom! by Steve Augarde

Vroomaloom Zoom by John Coy

Wheels on the Race Car by Alex Zane

Who is Driving? by Leo Timmers