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Books about transport and vehicles are often a great way to engage younger children (especially boys) in reading with you. These are some of our favourites.

  • Duck in the Truck

    Author: Jez Alborough

    Interest level: 2-6

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Duck in the Truck

    Author: Jez Alborough

    Interest level: 2-6

    Reading age: 5+

    As Duck is driving home his truck gets stuck in the mud. Frog and Sheep come to his aid, but it's only when Goat arrives that a so…

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  • A Bus Called Heaven

    Author: Bob Graham

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 6+

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  • A Bus Called Heaven

    Author: Bob Graham

    Interest level: 4+

    Reading age: 6+

    One morning, a dilapidated bus appears from nowhere abandoned outside Stella’s house; a hand-painted sign on the front says:…

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  • Train is on Track

    Author: Peter Bently Illustrator: Bella Bee and Lucy Fleming

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6

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  • Train is on Track

    Author: Peter Bently Illustrator: Bella Bee and Lucy Fleming

    Interest level: 3+

    Reading age: 6

    An exciting story with a big, fast vehicle and a helpful Dog driver.

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  • Matty Takes Off

    Author: Miriam Moss and Jane Simmons

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  • Matty Takes Off

    Author: Miriam Moss and Jane Simmons

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    Matty’s strong sibling relationship is a joy to read about, and there’s a great message in here about possessions not …

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  • Car, Car, Truck, Jeep

    Author: Katrina Charman Illustrator: Nick Sharratt

    Interest level: 0-5

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  • Car, Car, Truck, Jeep

    Author: Katrina Charman Illustrator: Nick Sharratt

    Interest level: 0-5

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    Putting a new slant on an old favourite, this colourful rhyming journey to the seaside is sung to the tune of Baa, Baa, Black Shee…

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  • 199 Things that Go

    Author: Jessica Greenwell Illustrator: Gabriele Antonini

    Interest level: 1-4

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  • 199 Things that Go

    Author: Jessica Greenwell Illustrator: Gabriele Antonini

    Interest level: 1-4

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    Usborne have put together a very comprehensive list of things that go, from the everyday to the not-so-common. A lovely way to tea…

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  • Machine Poems

    Author: Jill Bennett (ed.) Illustrator: Nick Sharratt

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  • Machine Poems

    Author: Jill Bennett (ed.) Illustrator: Nick Sharratt

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    • A great collection of action-packed rhymes about all sorts of different machines.
    • A perfect first poetry book to share.
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  • Traffic Jam

    Author: Aino-Maija Metsola

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

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  • Traffic Jam

    Author: Aino-Maija Metsola

    Interest level: 2+

    Reading age: 5+

    There is traffic jam in town, but what is causing it? This beautiful book bursts with fun rhymes and colourful illustrations, and …

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  • Teddy Took the Train

    Author: Nicki Greenberg

    Interest level: 3-7

    Reading age: 6+

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  • Teddy Took the Train

    Author: Nicki Greenberg

    Interest level: 3-7

    Reading age: 6+

    Dot and mummy go shopping and take the train home, but leave Teddy on the train! Oh no! This diverse and heartwarming book encoura…

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  • The Bus is for Us!

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Gillian Tyler

    Interest level: 2-6

    Reading age: 7

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  • The Bus is for Us!

    Author: Michael Rosen Illustrator: Gillian Tyler

    Interest level: 2-6

    Reading age: 7

    With bold, easy to read rhyming text and beautiful pictures to fire the imagination, this book, exploring all manner of transport …

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  • All Kinds of Cars

    Author: Carl Johanson

    Interest level: 2-8

    Reading age: 5+

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  • All Kinds of Cars

    Author: Carl Johanson

    Interest level: 2-8

    Reading age: 5+

    A unique, picture book about real and imaginary vehicles of every sort: from a fire engine, small loading shovel and a limousine, …

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