Thematic Reading List: Go! Go! Go!
A thematic booklist for toddlers that like to move. Perfect for ages 0-4.
Contributed by: Elizabeth Bridges
|Little Blue Truck
By: Alice Schertle
Illustrated by: Jill McElmurry
A small blue truck finds his way out of a jam, with a little help from his friends.
|The Pigeon Loves Things that Go!
By: Mo Willems
Pigeon knows that buses, train, and airplanes “go” but a hot dog?
|Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site
By: Sherry Duskey Rinker
Illustrated by: Tom Litchfield
At sunset, when their work is done for the day, a crane truck, a cement mixer, and other pieces of construction equipment make their way to their resting places and go to sleep.
|Toot Toot Beep Beep
By: Emma Garcia
As youngsters toot, beep, vroom and whoosh along with the many colored vehicles in this noisy story, each car eventually finds its parking space and settles down for the night.
By: Anastasia Suen
Illustrated by: Karen Katz
A young girl and her mother enjoy a ride uptown on a city subway.
|National Geographic Look and Learn: Things that Go
By: Eva Steele-Saccio
The Look & Learn series provides a multi-layered skill-building approach that introduces concepts with context reinforcement so learning sticks. These eye-catching books make early learning fun, especially this one about things that go.
|Digger, Dozer, Dumper
By: Hope Vestergaard
Illustrated by: David Slonim
Rhymes and colorful illustrations invite young readers to meet their favorite trucks and vehicles face-to-face.
|Where Do Jet Planes Sleep at Night?
By: Brianna Caplan Sayres
Illustrated by: Christian Slade
Illustrations and rhyming text reveal what airplanes, helicopters, and blimps do to get ready for bed after a hard day’s work.
|Race Car Count
By: Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Illustrated by: Michael H. Slack
Count to ten with fast and colorful race cars.
|Pete the Cat: The Wheels on the Bus
By: James Dean
Pete the cat’s school day is recounted in this twist on the classic song.