The Center for Children's Books


Graduate School of Library and Information Science
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Things that Go: Trains, Planes, and Other Things that Go - April 2005

Selected by Jennifer Greene

Ammon, Richard. Conestoga Wagons. Illustrated by Bill Farnsworth. Holiday House, 2000.

Baer, Edith. This is the Way We Go to School: a book about children around the world. Illustrated by Steven Bjorkman. Scholastic, 1990.

Bernasconi, Pablo. Captain Arsenio: Inventions and (Mis)adventures in Flight. Houghton, 2005.

Branley, Franklyn Mansfield. Floating in Space. Illustrated by True Kelley. HarperCollins, 1998.

Browne, Gerard. Car and Truck Lift-the-Flap Book. Lodestar, 1989.

Burton, Virginia. Choo Choo: the story of the little engine who ran away. Houghton Mifflin, 1937.

Burton, Virginia. Katy and the Big Snow. Houghton Mifflin, 1943.

Burton, Virginia. Maybelle the Cable Car. Houghton Mifflin, 1952.

Burton, Virginia. Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel. Houghton Mifflin, 1939.

Carter, Don. Get to Work, Trucks! Roaring Book Press, 2002.

Crews, Donald. Sail Away. Greenwillow, 1995.

Crews, Donald. School Bus. Greenwillow, 1984.

Crews, Donald. Shortcut. Greenwillow Books, 1992.

Cuetara, Mittie. The Crazy Crawler Crane and Other Very Short Truck Stories. Dutton, 1998.

Curlee, Lynn. Ships of the Air. Houghton, 1996.

Downs, Mike. The Noisy Airplane Ride. Illustrated by David Gordon. Tricycle Press, 2003.

Gordon, David. The Ugly Truckling; Written and illus. by David Gordon. Geringer/Harper Collins, 2004.

Hart, Philip S. Flying Free: America's First Black Aviators. Lerner, 1992.

Hehner, Barbara. First on the Moon: what is like when man landed on the moon. Illustrated by Greg Ruhl. Hyperion/Madison Press, 1999.

Hort, Lenny. The Seals on the Bus. Illustrated by G. Brian Karas. Henry Holt, 2000.

Howland, Naomi. ABCDrive!: a cartrip alphabet. Clarion Books, 1994.

Jennings, Dana Andrew. Me, Dad and Number 6. Harcourt Brace, 1997.

Johnson, Angela. I Dream of Trains. Illustrated by Loren Long. Simon and Schuster, 2003.

Lichtenheld, Tom. Everything I Know about Cars: A Collection of Made-up Facts, Educated Guesses, and Silly Pictures about Cars, Trucks, and Other Zoomy Things; written and illus. by Tom Lichtenheld. Simon, 2005.

Lyons, Mary E., ad. Roy Makes a Car. ad. from a story collected by Zora Neale Hurston; illus. by Terry Widener. Atheneum, 2005.

Macaulay, David. Ship. Houghton, 1993.

McMullan, Kate. I Stink! Illustrated by Jim McMullan. Cotler/HarperCollins, 2002.

McMullan, Kate. I'm Mighty! Illustrated by Jim McMullan. Cotler/HarperCollins, 2003.

Munro, Roxie. Blimps. Dutton, 1988.

O'Brien, Patrick. The Great Ships. Walker, 2001.

Pinchuk, Amy Ruth. The Best Book of Bikes. Illustrated by Tina Holdcroft and Allan Moon. Maple Tree Press, 2003.

Rex, Michael. My Race Car. Holt, 2000.

Ride, Sally. To Space and Back. Written by Sally Ride with Susan Okie. Lothrop, 1986.

Robbins, Ken. Trucks: giants of the highway. Atheneum, 1999.

Rockwell, Anne F. Trucks. Dutton, 1984.

Rosenblum, Richard. The Golden Age of Aviation. Atheneum, 1984.

Simon, Seymour. Seymour Simon's Book of Trains. HarperCollins, 2002.

Sis, Peter. Fire Truck. Greenwillow, 1998.

Sis, Peter. Trucks Trucks Trucks. Greenwillow, 1999.

Steen, Sandra. Carwash. Putnams's Sons, 2001.

Sturges, Philemon. I Love Trucks! Illustrated by Shari Halpern. HarperCollins, 1999.

Weitzman, David. Model T: how Henry Ford built a legend. Crown, 2002.

Zelinsky, Paul O. The Wheels on the Bus. Paper engineering by Rodger Smith. Dutton, 1990.

Zion, Gene. Dear Mr. Garbage Man. Illustrated by Margaret Bloy Graham. Harper, 1957.

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