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Check out this list of construction books for toddlers! These board books are perfect for toddlers and preschoolers who love trucks and dirt.
My boys loved construction vehicles when they were younger. They loved trucks and dirt and all things construction.
We had all the Tonka trucks, and we spent many hours reading books about construction sites.
These construction themed board books are great for toddlers and preschoolers, because they’re sturdier than regular books. They will stand up to many read-throughs with your little ones.
Construction Books for Toddlers
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of construction-themed books that will help your toddlers and preschoolers explore their passion for all things construction!
You should be able to find them at your local library or book store. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Construction Alphabet – Rock crushers, jackhammers, and wrecking balls will delight the youngest of readers learning their ABCs.
Dig: Peek-a-Flap Board Book – Peek-a-DIG! Each hardworking construction scene will engage your little one with a pair of lift-a-flaps with peek-a-boo surprises.
Machines at Work –“Hey, you guys! Let’s get to work.” At the construction site, the workers gather. Their machines are ready and waiting. A busy day is about to begin.
Vroom, Vroom, Trucks! – Look for bulldozers, dump trucks, and more in this adventurous lift-the-flap book from Karen Katz sure to appeal to any preschooler who loves things that go and things that build.
Construction – There’s lots of noise and excitement involved in building a library! Preschoolers will clamor to take a close look.
My Big Truck Book – This is the perfect book for kids who love trucks. On the big, sturdy board pages, they’ll discover bright, bold photographs of all different kinds of trucks, from farm trucks to fire trucks to construction vehicles.
Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site – As the sun sets behind the big construction site, all the hardworking trucks get ready to say goodnight. One by one, Crane Truck, Cement Mixer, Dump Truck, Bulldozer, and Excavator finish their work and lie down to rest—so they’ll be ready for another day of rough and tough construction play!
B is for Bulldozer: A Construction ABC –Get ready for a ride through the alphabet at a busy construction site. There’s a big yellowBulldozer, a tall shiny Crane, and a rusty red Dump truck—and the construction crew is hard at work. But what are they building?
Busy Builders, Busy Week! – In this bright, bold picture book, a cast of animal characters are building a brand-new playground in a local park for their community! Each day of the week contains a different construction plan as the steam-rolling, digging, and planting gets underway.
Digger, Dozer, Dumper – Sixteen boisterous, rhyming poems — each one highlighting the job and personality of a different vehicle, from a backhoe to an ambulance to a snowplow — invite young children to meet their favorite trucks face-to-face.
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.
Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site: Let’s Go! – Tracks, treads, engines, lights, and more! The hardworking parts of kids’ favorite construction vehicles from Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site can be explored in this playfully shaped board book with graduated pages.
My First Trucks and Diggers – Explore the exciting world of trucks and diggers in this tabbed picture book that leads children to 13 fun activity spreads.
Buildablock – In this companion to Alphablock, Countablock, Dinoblock, and Cityblock, readers are introduced to more than 24 construction machines.
Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? – The bedtime rituals of these little diggers and dump trucks will be quite familiar to kids saying goodnight
Good Night Dump Truck – Good Night Dump Truck features dump trucks, bulldozers, front loaders, excavators, lowboys, tipper trucks, pavers, grapple skidders, giant tires, cement mixers, cranes, haulers, snowcats, and more. Put on your hard hat and get busy digging!
Demolition – From the huge crane with a swinging ball (crack!) to the toothy jaws that ram the walls (thwock!), this rambunctious demolition, reverberating with sound words, is guaranteed to have small kids rapt.
My Best Pop-Up Construction Site Book – My Best Pop-Up Construction Site Book is a large format sturdy, noisy board book that takes young readers on a pop-up surprise journey through a construction site filled with diggers, cranes, bulldozers, dump trucks, and more. Press the button after each page to hear a building site sound.
Playtown: Construction – There is so much to explore, learn, and discover inside this busy, busy book – diggers are digging holes, materials are being delivered, and roads are being laid.
Digger Man – A little boy imagines driving a great big digger-scooping and pushing mud to make a playground for his baby brother.
Excavator’s 123: Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site – The construction crew is counting on Excavator, and he won’t let them down! Little readers can count along from 1 to 10 as Excavator revs into action on the construction site. Ready? 1, 2, 3 . . . GO!
Mighty, Mighty Construction Site – Lightly abridged and revised from the original text, this playful board book includes a sound bar with five fun sounds—vroom, yay, glug, beep, yawn—that lend interactive fun to the setting of the hit picture book.
Playtown Chunky Pack: Construction – This pack of three chunky, shaped board books will help children find out more about the cement mixer, digger, and dump truck, and what each one does in Playtown.
Noisy Tabs! Construction – Each colorful spread features a different construction vehicle and simple text to describe each vehicle’s job. To start each vehicle’s engine, press the corresponding tab to listen to the noisy construction site. At the end of the book, kids can match the vehicles with the sounds they make.
Dump Truck’s Colors: Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site – Join Dump Truck on his colorfully busy day at the construction site! Little construction fans will love the colors that fill the world of the bestselling Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site, from the BLUE sky in the morning to the WHITE moon at night!
Curious George’s Dump Truck – When George sees a big blue dump truck at the park, he can’t wait to see what’s inside. Curious little ones will love exploring the dump truck and all its parts with their favorite mischievous monkey.
Construction Crew – Help your child read along and experience a busy construction site with our textured touch and feel construction truck board book!
Cement Mixer’s ABC: Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site – Sing along with these construction ABCs! Cement Mixer churns out a rollicking alphabet rhyme that makes work light and teaches little readers the words of the construction site, from A to Z.
Bulldozer’s Shapes: Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site – Little construction fans will love learning their shapes by watching Bulldozer CIRCLE around, clearing away TRIANGLES of dirt until the perfect building spot has been SQUARED away.
Digger – Diggers lets kids step into a big, tough digger, and learn about how the driver makes it do its job on the construction site.
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities:
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Your young learners will have so much fun building numbers 1-20 with this construction site counting mat. Add this activity to your transportation themed learning centers.
These Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site activities are perfect for young learners! Sensory play, printables, counting practice, and more!