Construction Books

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Big brightly colored machines, loud and powerful, playing in the dirt, it’s easy to see why so many kids are fascinated by construction sites! A preschool construction theme is a great way for children to learn how the world around them works and how things are put together. To help you plan your construction theme activities we’ve gathered a list of awesome books about construction for kids! Check out our list of the best construction books for kids. You’ll find our top picks for fiction and nonfiction construction books that are perfect for preschool and kindergarten.


Fiction Books About Construction for Kids

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site by Sherri Duskey Rinker

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, part of the Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site series,  is a sweet story about what happens when the sun goes down and the construction trucks are ready to say goodnight!

Pete the Cat: Construction Destruction by James Dean

Pete the Cat: Construction Destruction follows the story of your favorite cat as he tries to build a new playground!

Bulldozer Dreams by Sharon Chriscoe

Bulldozer Dreams is a story about a construction working bulldozer who is heading off to bed.

The Construction Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta

The Construction Alphabet Book is a fun and interactive noisy alphabet book that will teach your kids about the alphabet using construction.

One Big Building: A Counting Book About Construction by Michael Dahl

One Big Building: A Counting Book About Construction will have you following along as you start building and learn to count.

Look at That Building! by Scot Ritchie

Look at That Building!: A First Book of Structures will teach kids about how buildings are made and the construction behind them.

Little Excavator by Anna Dewdney

Little Excavator tells the story of a little construction machine who has a big job in helping build a neighborhood park!

Construction Countdown by K.C. Olson

Construction Countdown will help you count down from 10 to 1 with the help of your favorite construction crew!

B Is for Bulldozer by June Sobel

B Is for Bulldozer will get your kids excited about learning letters with the help of construction.

Brick by Brick by Heidi Woodward Sheffield

Brick by Brick tells the story of a father and his child as they work to build the city of their dreams.

Tip Tip Dig Dig by Emma Garcia

Tip Tip Dig Dig tells the story of construction vehicles who are making plenty of noise while they work!

Diggersaurs by Michael Whaite

Diggersaurs is a fun rhyming book about construction mixed with dinosaurs!

The Digger and the Flower by Joseph Kuefler

The Digger and the Flower tells the story about what happens when Digger finds something in the construction site.

Alphabet Under Construction by Denise Fleming

Alphabet Under Construction is a book that follows Mouse as he tries to learn the different letters of the alphabet.

The Night Worker by Kate Banks

The Night Worker shares the story of a construction worker who works the night shift.

Non-Fiction Construction Books for Kids

My Best Pop-up Construction Site Book: Let’s Start Building! by DK

My Best Pop-up Construction Site Book is a noisy pop up book that will take your little ones on a journey right to a construction site.

Construction by Sally Sutton

Construction is all about the big machines and busy workers who help build a library!

Demolition by Sally Sutton

Demolition takes kids on a journey through the demolition site in this fun book about demolition.

Roadwork by Sally Sutton

Roadwork is all about building a road and the machines and workers that are involved in the process.

My First Trucks and Diggers: Let’s Get Driving! by DK

My First Trucks and Diggers is a book all about machines that both push and carry!

Construction Vehicles by Kathryn Clay

Construction Vehicles is a book filled with pictures and info about your child’s favorite construction machines such as excavators, backhoes, dump trucks, and cranes.

Construction Worker Tools by Laura Hamilton Waxman

Construction Worker Tools is a book that teaches kids all about the different and unique tools construction workers use.

Construction Workers by Cari Meister

Construction Workers is a book all about how construction workers tear down new buildings and put up new ones!

A Day in the Life of a Construction Worker by Heather Adamson

A Day in the Life of a Construction Worker is a book that follows a construction worker throughout a typical day to share what they do and what the job requires.

Let’s Meet a Construction Worker by Bridget Heos

Let’s Meet a Construction Worker introduces your kid to a construction worker and helps share some insight into what they do.

Building a House by Byron Barton

Building a House shares with kids about the tools and the work involved in building a house.


Save time and get right to the playful learning with our printable lesson plan sets. Each set includes over 30 playful learning activities related to the theme, and we’ve provided different versions for home preschool families and classroom teachers so all activities are geared directly toward your needs.

Construction Theme Lesson Plans and Preschool Activities

Little builders will have so much fun with all the pretend play and building activities in this construction inspired preschool learning pack. It includes semi-editable lesson plans and hands-on activities for a week full of math, reading, & science learning activities to learn about construction teams, construction tools, and much more. Watch this short video to see just a few examples of the types of activities and printables included in this set:


Preschool Construction Theme Lesson Plans

Also available on Teachers Pay Teachers.

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