Books by Theme
How do things move from one place to another? Lots of things — including people — travel by boat, airplane, truck, bus or train. We’re always on the go! So take a look at these books to laugh or learn about the way people and other things travel.
Go! Go! Go! Stop!
Bulldozer was the first to get up when Little Green rolled into town and yelled GO which continued until Little Red came to town and hollered STOP. Red and Green are later joined by Little Yellow's SLOW DOWN. Vehicles with personality populate this funny, vehicle-filled saga.
They met in the middle, the workers who built the railway across the United States. The narration speaks directly to readers which follows two unnamed children journey to California. Combined with richly detailed illustration, this dramatic, informative journey is the winner of the 2014 Caldecott Medal. (2014 Caldecott Medal Winner)
Pete the Cat: Old MacDonald Had a Farm
Pokerfaced Pete the cat sings the traditional song with his guitar as he travels the farm in a red pickup truck and his big green tractor. Deadpan illustrations add verve and humor to the familiar tune and farm animal sounds.
Trains carry commuters and cargo; some travel in cities, others go places where there are no roads. Travel on trains through lively language and delicate but detailed illustrations. An author's note reveals she traveled by train to inform the reader and to let her imagination soar.
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