Category Archives: Transportation

The Little Engine That Could

Title:  The Little Engine That Could
Author:   Watty Piper
Recommended for: Preschool and up
Call Number/Link:   E PIPER,W.

Synopsis:   The Little Engine That Could is an illustrated children’s book that was first published in the United States in 1930 by Platt & Munk. The story is used to teach children the value of optimism and hard work.

Comments:   This has been one of my favorite children’s stories.  “I think I can, I think I can” a phrase that has instilled hard work and perseverance in young children.

I love this book because of the sense of accomplishment this little engine has after he has made it over the mountain.




Brownie and Pearl Go for a Spin


Title: Brownie and Pearl Go for a Spin
Author: Cynthia Rylant
Series: Brownie and Pearl books
Recommended for: 18 months-K
Call Number/Link: E RYLANT

Synopsis: Brownie and Pearl have a new toy car! Join them as they cruise around the neighborhood, greeting neighbors, delivering the mail, and—yum!—sharing tasty carry-out snacks.

With their simple stories, bold, graphic illustrations, and pitch-perfect moments of humor, the books in Cynthia Rylant’s acclaimed Brownie & Pearl series are a wonderful choice for babies, emerging readers, and everyone in between!

Review: These books are fun and interactive and really keeps a toddlers attention. They also come in a beginning reader format. Those are found in the reader section under READER RYLANT,C.


Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

Title:Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
Author: Mo Willems
Recommended for: Ages 3-5
Call Number/Link:  E WILLE

Synopsis:   When a bus driver takes a break from his route he leaves the reader with very specific instructions, DON’T LET THE PIGEON DRIVE THE BUS! This pigeon is sneaky and will try and trick you into letting him drive the bus.


Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus

Title: Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive the Bus
Author: Mo Willems
Recommended for: Preschool
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When a bus driver takes a break from his route, a very unlikely volunteer springs up to take his place-a pigeon! But you’ve never met one like this before. As he pleads, wheedles, and begs his way through the book, children will love being able to answer back and decide his fate.

In his hilarious picture book debut, popular cartoonist Mo Willems perfectly captures a preschooler’s temper tantrum.



Supertruck book jacket

Title:   Supertruck
Author:   Stephen Savage
Series:   none
Recommended for:  Babies, toddlers, preschoolers.  Especially those who like trucks and superheroes.
Pages:  32 pages
Call Number/Link:   E SAVAGE, S.

Rating:   ****

Synopsis:   “When the city is hit by a colossal snowstorm, only one superhero can save the day. But who is this mysterious hero, and why does he disappear once his job is done?”

Comments:   Cute story about trucks that is written simply enough that it can be enjoyed by toddlers and younger preschoolers.  It has minimal words and big bold illustrations so would work well in storytimes.



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Posted by on February 4, 2015 in Picture Books, Transportation


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