Best truck books for toddlers

Toddlers and trucks just seem to go together like cheese and tomato, chocolate and ice cream. Playing in the sandpit, driving your truck around the house, vroom vroom, what could be better?

Here are some of our all-time favourite truck books to keep that truck love going strong.


Trucks by Maria Brzozowska

A fun, visual miscellany for younger children who love anything related to cars and wheels!

Each double-page spread features a different group of fascinating vehicles to pore over, such as trains, race cars, emergency vehicles, and even a junk yard. Filled with hundreds of different trucks and other vehicles from around the world, even the most avid young transport fanatic will discover surprising new machines they haven’t seen before!

Ages 2 and up.


Whose Truck? by Toni Buzzeo and Jim Datz

This board book features six kinds of trucks - a utility truck, a fire truck, a snowplow, an ambulance, a crane, and a broadcasting truck - with five different parts of each truck properly labelled.

The answer to each inquiring refrain of ‘Whose truck is this?’ is revealed under a gatefold, engaging the reader in an informative guessing game about trucks and their operators.

Ages 2 and up.


Duck in a Truck in the Muck by Andy Griffiths

Chuck the Duck’s ice-cream truck is stuck in the muck! Can his friend Buck and his muck-sucking truck save the day?

A rhyming story of friendship and fun that will delight youngsters, accompanied by Terry Denton’s energetically comic illustrations. This story first appeared in The Cat on the Mat is Flat, a collection of short stories. The original black and white illustrations are now in colour, and the story has been redesigned in a larger format.

Suitable to be read to ages 2 and up or read by early readers.


Cars and Trucks and Things that Go by Richard Scarry

The original classic book on cars and trucks!

This is an amazing tour of everything that moves in the magical world of Richard Scarry. This children’s classic is bursting with all kinds of fun vehicles from tractors to trucks, sports cars to unicycles, and fire engines to mouse beach buggies, there’s lots to see and talk about on every page.

Suitable for ages 3 and up.


Truck Maker: Mix and Match Book

What kind of truck can you make? A race car with flashing lights? A school bus with a firetruck ladder?

The possibilities are endless when you mix-and-match different vehicle sounds and parts in this novelty board book!

Suitable for ages 0 to 3.


Want to Play Trucks by Ann Stott

Jack and Alex meet almost every morning in the sandbox at the playground. Jack likes trucks - big ones. Alex likes dolls - pink ones, with sparkles. And tutus. But Jack doesn’t want to play dolls, and Alex doesn’t want to play trucks. Luckily for Jack and Alex, the day is saved with a little bit of compromise and the easy acceptance that characterises true friendship… What about dolls who drive trucks?

Suitable for ages 3 and up.

Trucks! (and Other Things with Wheels)

Trucks! (and Other Things with Wheels)

Bryony Davies, Maria Brzozowska

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