Thematic Reading List: Go! Go! Go!


A thematic booklist for toddlers that like to move. Perfect for ages 0-4.

Contributed by: Elizabeth Bridges








9780547770222 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.
9780786836512 The Pigeon Loves Things that Go!
By: Mo Willems

Pigeon knows that buses, train, and airplanes “go” but a hot dog?
0811877825 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.
9781906250843 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.
0670011096 Subway
By: Anastasia Suen
Illustrated by: Karen Katz

A young girl and her mother enjoy a ride uptown on a city subway.
9781426317064 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.
9780763650780 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.
9780399554483 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.
9781627790093 Race Car Count
By: Rebecca Kai Dotlich
Illustrated by: Michael H. Slack

Count to ten with fast and colorful race cars.
9780062198716 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.


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