2019 Picture Books: Things That Go

First of all, this post won in my Instagram poll battle against Bodily Functions. And I never thought I’d see the day.

Anyways! We’ve got trucks. We’ve got cars. We’ve got bikes. We’ve got motorcycles. We’ve got trains. We’ve got skateboards. We’ve got boats. We’ve got construction vehicles. Your vehicle obsessed toddlers and preschoolers will thank you when they’re older.

Here are the other posts in my 2019 Picture Book Series:

I have a 7-year-old who can’t wait to read this new one from her favourite Canadian author.
100% would wear that helmet.
This makes my inner Californian very happy.
I can’t see this title and not think of the movie…
I want her glasses.
I’m very interested to see what has more than ten wheels!
Little red corvette.
Dinosaurs + Cars = Never on your shelf.
One of them is wearing a bandanna, folks, the international symbol of toughness.
A tale about how even the smallest of us can find a way to help.
Perfect for storytime.
Props for a female tow truck driver!
Will they beat the storm home?
Higgins and OHora, what a great combination!
I know nothing about this one except that apparently rabbit helmets have holes for their ears because of course they do.
Part of the Lyon series on things that move.
Look, I try not to judge celebrity picture books too hard, but sometimes it’s really hard.
Climate change is real.
This is the kind of anthropomorphized truck that kids absolutely love.
Mostly interested in the dog TBH.
So that’s where thunder comes from…
Told only in verbs, this one looks splendid.
I never thought I’d say this but…that is a cute dump truck.
You can fly, you can fly, you can fly, you can fly, you can fly.
A second truck on a leash!
This one will also be on my School Stories list.
Find out what trains do while we sleep.
Lemme guess.
Shout out for female construction workers!
I didn’t realize the orange stuff was her hair at first!
C. Ry is back.

Which ones are you looking forward to reading? Any that you’ve read and loved? Let me know in the comments!

4 thoughts on “2019 Picture Books: Things That Go

  1. Aaaahhh! Can’t wait for a construction/things that go themed storytime! Must get some of these books to storytime NOW!

    Thank you once again, dear Lindsey, for your wonderful, research-powered suggestions! You save the rest of us so much time 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Kelly! I would love to know which ones end up working well in a storytime. They may make my 2019 Favourite Storytime Books list too 🙂

  2. Hi Lindsey! I’ve only been doing storytimes since last fall, but these lists of yours have helped me SO much! From this list, I’ve used What Kind of Car Does a T-Rex Drive? on outreaches and at a Dinosaur Storytime. It was successful- fun to give all the dinos and Uncle Otto different voices; a little slow at the beginning but I always bring attention to the approaching Rex. Little Smokey I’ve had a little more fun with. I’ve read this one two or three times at outreaches. I like to read it in a robust 1930’s style radio drama announcer. That really locked the kids into the story. Thanks for all you do! And stay healthy!

    1. Hi Aaron, thanks so much for sharing how these books worked in a storytime setting! When I did this series I wasn’t sure which ones would work for storytime or not. I love the ways you found to make the books shine 🙂

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