Trucks, stories, and more for your young child

Sunday, April 18 starts the Week of the Young Child.  Little kids can enjoy great activities all week long.  Does your preschooler love trucks?  Make sure to visit  the BRAC on Sunday for the Tons of Trucks event where they can see all kinds of trucks up close!  Visit the Bolingbrook Park District website for more information about the week’s activities, including a special family storytime at Hidden Oaks.

If your little one got all excited at the mention of the word “trucks,” here are some favorite truck books to enjoy together:

Big Book of Construction Machines
by Heather Alexander
Explore photos of dump trucks and more fascinating building machines.

Big Book of Rescue Vehicles
by Caroline Bingham
Read about three different kinds of fire trucks plus other rescue vehicles.

The Bus for Us
by Suzanne Bloom
Tess is taking the school bus for the first time, but she isn’t sure what it will look like.  Gus helps her tell the bus from the trucks.

Dig Dig Digging
by Margaret Mayo
Big, bright pictures and rhyming words about all kinds of vehicles make this a great book to read aloud.

Fire Engines
by Anne Rockwell
Find out how the different parts of a fire engine help fire fighters fight fires.

Fire Engines Up Close
by Andra Serlin Abramson
Enjoy lots of fold-out pages of giant photographs of fire engines.

I Stink!
by Kate McMullan
A garbage truck proudly describes all the stinky things it eats.

Mega Trucks
by Deborah Murrell
You can play “I Spy” with this book because each two-page spread of photos has little details to find.

Tractor-Trailer Trucker
by Joyce Slayton Mitchell
Photos and a special guide to “trucker talk” introduce the parts of a big truck, what they do, and how they work.

by Donald Crews
This book has award-winning pictures and no words but the ones on the road signs and the sides of trucks.

-Miss Sarah

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