By Deena Viviani
get things rolling
rom single-wheeled unicycles to many-wheeled trains, there are a variety of vehicles for various jobs. Pick your favorite things that go in the books below!
ABCs on Wheels IT’S RAINING BOOKS
By Ramon Olivera Little Simon, 2016, hardcover, $17.99, Ages 3-5
PICTURE BOOKS Itty Bitty Kitty and the Rainy Play Day By Joan Holub
If A is for axle then Z is definitely for zoom in this unique alphabet book that features modes of transportation from rovers to stagecoaches. Upper and lower case examples of each letter are shown alongside graphic illustrations for fun and learning opportunities on every page.
BOOKS FOR APRIL SHOWERS
Puddle By Hyewon Yum Rain! By Linda Ashman MIDDLE GRADE Mudville By Kurtis Scaletta Rain Reign By Ann M. Martin YOUNG ADULT After the Red Rain By Barry Lyga, Peter Facinelli, and Robert DeFranco H2O By Virginia Bergin The Last Boy and Girl in the World By Siobhan Vivian Three Truths and a Lie By Brent Hartinger
By Stephen Savage Roaring Brook Press, 2015, hardcover, $12.99, Ages 3-5 Who is that masked truck, rescuing the other vehicles from the snow-filled roads? Why, it’s Supertruck, the garbage truck’s secret identity! Simple illustrations of colorful vehicles and sparse text make this a great superhero story for the very young.
Busy Builders, Busy Week
Written by Fran Written by Jean Reidy & Illustrated by Leo Timmers Bloomsbury, 2016, hardcover, $16.99, Ages 3-6
What are the jungle animals doing with their jeeps, trucks, and tractors every day of the week? Reach the weekend to find out! Rhyming text and bright pictures accent this story that also teaches readers the days of the week.
Dump Truck Duck
Written by Megan E. Bryant & Illustrated by Jo de Ruiter Albert Whitman, 2016, hardcover, $16.99, Ages 3-6 Truck fans and duck fans unite in this rhyming story that showcases diggers,
dumpers, dozers, and more driven by friendly fowl! The repeating refrain gives the story a memorable feel as the ducks build a park. This will be a book kids will want to read again and again.
Old MacDonald Had a Truck
By Kwame Written by Steve Goetz & Illustrated by Eda Kaban Chronicle, 2016, hardcover, $16.99, Ages 3-6 On Mr. and Mrs. MacDonald’s farm, all the animals help out in their hardhats! Written to the tune of “Old MacDonald,”
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