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"If the track is tough and the hill is rough, THINKING you can just ain't enough!" [Tell Me!]

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Big Wheels for Preschoolers     View List as Printable PDF

Let's Look at Some Trucks!

Big Rig

Big Rig
by Bingham, Caroline
J 629.224 BIN
Examines different kinds of trucks and other massive machines, depicting how they work and what they do.

Five Trucks

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

Giant Dump Trucks

Giant Dump Trucks
by Eick, Jean and Sellner, Michael
J 629.225 EIC
Presents facts about dump trucks, their working parts, what they are used for, and why they are important.

Here Comes the Recycling Truck

Here Comes the Recycling Truck
by Seltzer, Meyer
J 363.728 SE
Follows Elisa, the driver of a recycling truck, as she picks up papers, glass, and metals and takes them to the recycling center where they are prepared for recycling.

Isaac the Ice Cream Truck

Isaac the Ice Cream Truck
by Santoro, Scott
JEASY
Isaac the Ice Cream Truck doesn't feel as important as all the other trucks, but one day he has cooling ice cream for some hot and tired firemen who have put out a building fire.

Peter's Trucks

Peter's Trucks
by Smith, Cat Bowman and Wolf, Sallie
JEASY
A boy sees many different types of trucks and learns what each one carries.

The Little Black Truck

The Little Black Truck
by Gray, Libba Moore and Sayles, Elizabeth
JEASY
After a hard-working little black truck breaks down and is towed away, it is repaired and given a second life.

Trashy Town

Trashy Town
by Clemesha, David and Yaccarino, Dan and Zimmerman, Andrea Griffing
JEASY
Little by little, can by can, Mr. Gillie, the trash man, cleans up his town.

Truck

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

Truck Song

Truck Song
by Barton, Byron and Siebert, Diane
JEASY
Rhymed text and illustrations describe the journey of a transcontinental truck.

Truck Stop

Truck Stop
by Dobkin, Bonnie and Dunnington, Tom
JEASY (READER)
Describes different kinds of trucks in verse using a beginning reader format.

Truck Talk: Rhymes on Wheels

Truck Talk: Rhymes on Wheels
by Katz, Bobbi
J 811.54 KAT
A collection of poems in which various kinds of trucks, including a garbage truck, a tow truck, a cement mixer, and a fire truck, describe what they do.

Truck Trouble

Truck Trouble
by Royston, Angela
J 629.284 ROY
Describes a truck driver's rig and some of the problems he encounters as he picks up and delivers his cargo.

Trucks, Trucks, Trucks

Trucks, Trucks, Trucks
by Sis, Peter
JEASY
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.

 

What Are They Building?

At the Construction Site

At the Construction Site
by Budd, David M. and Sirimarco, Elizabeth
J 690 SIR
Briefly describes what goes on at a construction site and some of the equipment used there.

Building a Road

Building a Road
by Gower, Teri and Pluckrose, Henry Arthur
J 625.7 PLU
Photographs, drawings, and brief text describe the machines and process that are involved in building a road.

Bulldozers

Bulldozers
by Brady, Peter
J 629.225 BRA
Introduces bulldozers by describing their parts, the function of each part, the work bulldozers do, and how they work with other machines. Includes a recipe for "dirt."

Cherry Pickers

Cherry Pickers
by Rogers, Hal
J 629.225 ROG
Describes the parts of a cherry picker, how it operates, and the work it does.

Construction Zone

Construction Zone
by Hoban, Tana
J 624 HOB
Photographs illustrate the kinds of equipment and earthmovers found at construction sites.

Cranes

Cranes
by Rogers, Hal
J 621.873 ROG
Describes the parts of a crane, how it works, and the work it does at a construction site.

Dig a Tunnel

Dig a Tunnel
by Hunter, Ryan Ann and Miller, Edward
J 624.193 HUN
Simply describes a variety of tunnels, how they are built and how they are used.

Diggers and Other Construction Machines

Diggers and Other Construction Machines
by Richards, Jon and Tegg, Simon and Watton, Ross
J 624.152 RIC
Text and cross-section illustrations present the design and uses of various digging and excavating machines, including the backhoe loader, walking drag-line excavator, and mining shovel.

Earthmovers

Earthmovers
by Rogers, Hal
J 624.152 ROG
Describes the parts of a large earthmover, how they operate, and the work they do.

Graders

Graders
by Rogers, Hal
J 624.152 ROG
Describes the parts of a grader, how it works, and the work it does at a construction site.

Machines at Work

Machines at Work
by Barton, Byron
JEASY
During a busy day at the construction site, the workers use a variety of machines to knock down a building and begin constructing a new one.

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel
by Burton, Virginia Lee
JEASY
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.

New Road!

New Road!
by Gibbons, Gail
J 625.7 G
Describes the planning and construction of a new road.

 

I Like Tractors!

On the Farm

On the Farm
by Gower, Teri and Pluckrose, Henry Arthur
J 631.3 PLU
Photographs and simple text present some of the different machines used on farms, including tractors, cultivators, balers, and combine harvesters.

Tractor

Tractor
by Llewellen, Claire
J 631.37 LLE
Color photographs of such farm equipment as tractors, balers, and harvesters are shown in use. Each page contains definitions of some of the terms used in describing the machine's functions.

Tractors

Tractors
by Brady, Peter
J 631.372 BRA
In brief text, describes the many ways that farmers use tractors in the growing of crops.

 

Are We There Yet?

On the Move

On the Move
by Gower, Teri and Pluckrose, Henry Arthur
J 629.04 PLU
Illustrates a variety of ways people move from one place to another, from bicycles to hovercrafts.

School Bus

School Bus
by Crews, Donald
JEASY
Follows the progress of school buses as they take children to school and bring them home again.

 

Rescue Vehicles

Ambulances

Ambulances
by Rogers, Hal
J 629.222 ROG
Describes the parts of an ambulance, how it operates, and the work it does.

Fire Engines

Fire Engines
by Budd, E. S.
J 628.925 BUD
A simple description of fire engines, what they do, and how they work.

Fire! Fire!

Fire! Fire!
by Gibbons, Gail
J 628.925 G
Explains how fire fighters fight fires in the city, in the country, in the forest, and on the waterfront.

Katy and the Big Snow

Katy and the Big Snow
by Burton, Virginia Lee
JEASY
Katy spends her summers as a bulldozer, but when a winter blizzard stops everyone and everything in a small town, Katy the snowplow comes to the rescue.

Tow Trucks

Tow Trucks
by Rogers, Hal
J 629.225 ROG
Describes the parts of a tow truck, how to operate them, and the work they do.

 

More Interesting "Big Wheels"

Grandes Maquinas

Grandes Maquinas
by Pienkowski, Jan
JR SP 629.224 PIE
Spanish language pop-up book.

Making Tracks

Making Tracks
by Parker, Steve
J 629.049 PAR
Describes how different kinds of vehicles and their wheels have developed throughout history, from chariots to trucks to the Bullet Train.

Mama Zooms

Mama Zooms
by Cowen-Fletcher, Jane
JEASY COW
A boy's wonderful mama takes him zooming everywhere with her, because her wheelchair is a zooming machine.

Monster Machines

Monster Machines
by Bingham, Caroline
J 621.8 BIN
Photographs and text examine the parts and functions of such large machines as trucks, jets, supertankers, tractors, bulldozers, and fire engines.

Wheels Around

Wheels Around
by Rotner, Shelley
J 621.811 ROT
Mostly color photographs of wheels functioning in a variety of ways (from strollers, wheelchairs and wagons to school buses, tractor trailers, and street sweepers).