Check out these fascinating picture books about construction. From constructing a building book to construction tools, trucks, construction site stories, and more – a variety of books are listed. Also, find a book on building with blocks. The books are sure to provide endless hours of creative and constructive fun to kids.
25 Best Picture Books About Construction
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Check out this list of fascinating building and construction books for kids.
Toddlers & Preschoolers – Ages 2-5
Building Our House
Join a little girl as her family is building a house from the ground up. Starting with planning to tools needed, trucks, pipes – all are covered. A simple and charming story about making a home.
Age: 2-5 years | Building a house picture book
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Follow a construction crew as a road is being built. Planning the road, marking in the map, cleaning the pathway rolling the tar – all steps are detailed. Toddlers would love to follow along and make the sounds of Bang, Screech, Boom, Tap such.
Age: 2-5 years | Fun rhyming construction book for toddlers
When I Build With Blocks
What happens when a bunch of preschoolers gets their hand on building blocks. Creativity flows all around! Castles, airplanes, seashore, vehicles – kids can make anything with blocks.
Age: 2-4 years | Building with blocks picture book
Introduce your toddler to basic construction tools. Hammers, drills, rulers, saws, screwdrivers – all are included. Kids will learn to identify tools and how they are used.
Age: 1-3 years | Book about construction tools
Fun fact: For over 3800 years, the Great Pyramid of Giza was the tallest structure in the world.
Construction Site Friends
This silicone touch-and-feel book is suitable for little hands to learn about construction and building. Kids will be delighted to touch the trucks. The rhyming text makes it a fun read-aloud for toddlers.
Age: 1-3 years | Sensory construction book
A mashup of dino and truck that is bigger than a digger…hungrier than a dinosaur. Follow the chomping, crunching, rumbling Diggersaurs around a construction site. The book has a total of 12 such machines with cool names like Scoopersaurus, Dumpersaurus, etc!
Age: 2-5 years | Imaginative construction machine book
Loader, Dump Truck, Backhoe, and Crane -all ready to transform a vacant lot into a park. The little excavator gets into all kinds of trouble since he is so small. But then there comes a time when it is called to save the day.
Age: 2-5 years | Construction rhyming picture book
Dig: Peek-a-Flap Board Book
Take kids to different construction sites. Children will read about the tools used in construction. How are workers’ safety ensured? Have fun navigating through cement mixers, diggers, and bulldozers.
Age: 2-7 years | Beautifully illustrated peek-a-flap construction site book
Fun fact: Bucyrus RH400, the world’s largest hydraulic excavator is the inspiration behind the Decepticon Demolishor in the Transformers 2 film.
If I Built a House
Ride along in the whimsical fantasy of Jack as he builds his house. Flying room, racetrack, gigantic slides – everything a child would want!
Age: 3-5 years | Rhyming read-aloud building book
Mighty, Mighty Construction Site
Follow a five-truck crew in this fictional construction tale, as they start working on a tall building. It is their biggest job ever! But children learn that working as a team makes every tough task possible. Pictures are vibrant.
Age: 3-6 years | Construction site book for preschoolers
The Construction Alphabet Book
Rock-crushers, wrecking balls, huge saws – it is the fascinating world of concrete! Practice alphabets as you read along. The oil-painted pictures depict each scene beautifully.
Age: 4-8 years | Construction alphabet book
Digger, Dozer, Dumper
Read how do garbage trucks help the city. How does a dump truck work? The books explain the important role each of these vehicles plays. The language rhymes and is fun to read. The pictures are hand-drawn and colorful.
Age: 2-5 years | All types of construction trucks for kids
Fun fact: World War II encouraged women to enter construction work.
Count the Diggers, Dumper Trucks & Tractors
Children can complete the puzzles, and count the number of vehicles in each one. Kids will also learn to identify the vehicles, by looking at the pictures.
Age: 5-8 years | Construction vehicle facts and activities
Fun fact: Excavators have revolutionized the construction industry and sped up the completion time manyfold.
Nolan wants to own a pet. And then he finds a stray digger Backhoe in the street. Nolan named him Joe. Read the cute story about how the boy trained Backhoe and brought him to life.
Ages: 4-8 years | Story of a boy and construction vehicle
The Little Blue Digger and the Strongest Truck
Strong Green thinks it is the strongest builder truck in the town. So does not take too kindly to the boasting of the new arrival, Heavy Black. Then enters the Little Blue with its unique plan to teach them a lesson. The illustrations of the vehicles are colorful and appealing.
Age: 2-5 years | Charming construction vehicle story with a lesson
Check out this interesting video of learning colors with construction vehicles for kids
Beginner Readers Age 6-8 years
Read the cute story of father and son building a fort together. They hit the hardware store. And get all materials – bolts, screw, saw, plywood, paint, brushes. The characters are adorable and the story rhymes. A book for quality parent-child bonding time.
Age: 3-8 years | Father and son building together
The Ultimate Construction Site Book
How is a roller coaster built? How are traveling circus tents erected? How are the cranes built? How is a subway built? Read about building many such fascinating structures. 60 interactive flaps, tabs, etc interactive parts keep young kids engrossed.
Age: 5-8 years | Interactive book about constructing things
Rosie Revere, Engineer
This book is for kids with an engineering bent of mind, especially girls! This chapter book narrates the story of Rosie Revere. She loves making things and is good at it. But hides away her inventions from others. Until her great-grandmother helps her to overcome the fear of failure.
Age: 5+ years | Inspiring nonfiction and building
Fun fact: Knap of Howar, on a Scottish Island, is believed to be the oldest structure, built around 3600 BCE.
Awesome Construction Activities for Kids
Check 25 STEAM construction projects. Kids to learn to make paper cup twoers, a railroad model, water filter, wheel-burrow, etc. Children would understand the basic concepts of structures, and strength. The step-by-step instructions along with diagrams are easy to follow along for elementary kids.
Age: 5-10 years | Construction activity book for elementary
Building a House
Learn all the steps of building a house. A hole is dug, cement mixed, bricks laid while carpenters, plumbers, and painters build a beautiful house. Each colorful picture is accompanied by one line on each page. The book makes it easy for kids to read and understand.
Age: 4-8 years | Preschooler book about building a house
Let’s Meet a Construction Worker
Visit Mr. Moore and find out what does a construction worker do. He is about to build a new school. Follow along as Mr. Moore explains the building plan, and talks about the safety on the construction site. Also learn about different types of workers – carpenters, architects.
Age: 5-8 years | Construction worker book for kindergarten and above
The Night Worker
Alex’s father is an engineer and works at the construction site at night. One night he takes Alex along. On the way, they meet other night workers. At the construction site, Alex learns about different types of equipment and processes.
Age: 3-6 years | Sweet bonding story of a construction worker and his son
Kitten Construction Company
Marmalade, the Kitten is a trained architect and loves building things. Read how her construction company fares in a world where they are too cute to be taken seriously. A story of determination and overcoming obstacles.
Age: 6-10 years | Animals taking charge in the construction