10 Best Children’s Books About Cars Update 05/2022

Children's Books About Cars

Last year, I talked about how the month of May is Teen Driver and Global Youth Safety Month. At the time this post was written, the two boys had just turned 16, and they were finally old enough to learn how to drive!

When you try to teach a child how to be a grown-up, it’s not easy for everyone. Learn about auto insurance quotes and getting a good loan before they go to college: After they learn to drive. There are a lot of moving parts.

You still have a long time before you have to teach your kids the hard lessons. For now, you can read for some easy, fun lessons. If you want to help your little ones understand what it takes to drive a car, these are the books you should read.

Children’s books about cars

How to Build a Car

How to Build a Car

You can learn a lot from this amazing-looking book about how to start from scratch and build a car from the ground up. When you read the story, it’s very simple: A mouse, a sparrow, and a frog all work together to build a tiny racer.

Along the way, you learn about different parts and how they work together to make the vehicle move. The book uses detailed illustrations to show how the inside of the car works. It also has a lot of messages about hard work and perseverance.

Good Driving, Amelia, Bedelia

The title says it all. Adorable but hopeless, Amelia Bedelia goes on a road trip to visit her cousin. In this book, go with Amelia as she tries to learn some of the more common real-world words for cars.

They’ll learn how to say things like “push the horn,” “give a tow,” and more. If you can’t laugh at this book, I don’t know what will happen!

Everything Goes: On Land

As the title says, everything goes in this story. This is a good story. In this book, Henry and his dad go to the big city. They learn about all the different types of vehicles that are around them. The book has a lot of mini-adventures and story lines, a lot of funny things, and a lot of things to look for.

There are a lot of bright colors in this book, and the illustrations are fun. You can look at this book for a long time to come. On some pages, it lists different types of vehicles, and on others, there are cross sections that show parts of bigger land-based cars, like motor homes.

Sputter, Sputter, Sput!

Sputter, Sputter, Sput!

This book is great for kids who are younger, because it has simple text and beautiful pictures. The text is simple enough for kids to understand, but not so simple that they get tired of hearing the same thing over and over.

In this movie, the main character is driving a car. Then, spit, sputter, sput, the car stops moving and stops. It’s time to figure out what went wrong (the car ran out of gas!).

The author also has a lot of fun making simple shapes into fun things, like vehicles, buildings, and other people.


This book is a great way to teach kids about cars and letters at the same time. Even adults can learn a few words about cars while they teach their kids the ABCs. Follow each of these cars as they speed through the alphabet with words and phrases about cars.

An air wrench, a bank, and a crew are some of the words you will hear as the engine revs and you race to the finish line. Kids who love cars will enjoy the twist on NASCAR and the smooth rhyme scheme.

Richard Scary’s Cars & Trucks From A to Z

They never go out of style. This is another ABC book, and they never get old. “Ambulance” is the first word in the book, and “Zippercar” is the last word.

Children can learn about the world of driving, even if it’s in a fantasy setting with corn cars and crayon cars and egg trucks. Richard Scary is all about the creative narrative. Most of the time, it’s just make-believe.

Over 1,000 people have given this book a five-star review. One read will show you why.

The Berenstain Bears and the Big Road Race

The Berenstain Bears and the Big Road Race

If you want to read a Berenstain Bears story, you can never go wrong with one. This is an automobile theme from the tortoise and the hare story, which shows how important it is to be patient and keep going. During the book, a group of sleek cars race an old-fashioned car, and they’re way too proud of it.

Races and pranks never work when it comes to driving. It has a lot of “right vs. wrong” themes and politely talks about cheating and its consequences. All in all, it’s a short book that your kids will love.

Cars: Rushing! Honking: Zooming! By Patricia Hubbell

This book might be better for when you get home from the library, because most librarians probably don’t like when people read this one aloud. But your young reader and car fan will be excited about their next trip to the library because of all the silly car sounds.

Three Little Rigs by David Gordon

It might be fun to think about what a car-themed version of the Three Little Pigs looks like. I think this is it! You can tell your child about the main story line in this book, with each of the three little rigs deciding how they want to build their own garages. With each other, they can’t let the big bad wrecking ball fall on top of their house. People will enjoy reading this clever story.

If I Built a Car by Chris Van Dusen

This book is for anyone who has ever wanted a car that had things like a backseat swimming pool or a fancy snack bar. Big dreams: This is how the story goes: A boy wants to build a car that can do everything from fly over traffic to dive into the sea. Wouldn’t it be great if we could build our own dream cars?

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