A Look at Children’s Books That Involve Dump Trucks

For most children, trucks offer a huge sense of excitement as they marvel at their sheer size and mechanics. Dump trucks are some of children’s favorite trucks, as they are easy to spot on the road. If your child loves dump trucks but you can’t get them up close to one, don’t worry! There are a lot of great books available for them to satisfy their curiosity, including those below.

1. A Big Day for Dump Truck by Little Hippo Books and Amy Cartwright

This touch-and-feel book is great for kids of all ages, as it has a variety of textures on each page. It’s easy to read through, fun for kids to flip through on their own, and has bold coloring. This book points out all the things a dump truck does during the day, bringing kids along on the ride.

2. Good Night Dump Truck by Adam Gamble

This wildly popular book showcases a variety of trucks, although it focuses on a dump truck trying to get some sleep at night. It’s a favorite for 1 to 3-year-olds children, although older kids love it for the story and illustrations. It’s great for kids who love all types of trucks, including bulldozers and excavators.

3. I Am a Dump Truck by Josephine Page

For kids who enjoy seeing real dump trucks, this is the perfect book to pick up. The story is short, about 10 pages, and doesn’t only feature information about dump trucks. It also shows tractors and other large vehicles and information about how they work. This can satisfy the curiosity of any child who loves big vehicles!

4. The Little Dump Truck by Margery Cuyler and Bob Kolar

The story in this book is about Hard Hat Pete, who drives a little dump truck and hauls around debris, rocks, and stones. It shows him unloading the truck at a landfill and what hard work it can all be. This book dives more into the real-life workload of a dump truck, so it’s ideal for kids who ask a lot of questions about where the trucks go and what they haul.

5. The Happy Man and His Dump Truck by Miryam and Tibor Gergely

This is a classic book about a man who takes farm animals for a ride in his very own dump truck. For kids who like both trucks and animals, this book will be a surefire winner. It’s a fun story that kids of all ages can enjoy, as it offers a lesson about sharing and helping to make other people happy.

Making Trucks Fun

If your child is interested in dump trucks, then check out the books listed above to see how they like them. Chances are, they will become favorites in your household. Fortunately, there are many more books, games, and toys that can satisfy their love for these massive vehicles as well. Which book will you get started with first? Each one has a great story and a lot of fun to offer a child!

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