Construction Books

Building a House

By: Byron Barton

ISBN: 9780688093563

Brief text and illustrations describe the steps in building a house.

Construction Countdown

By: K.C. Olson

ISBN: 9780805069204

Introduces numbers and subtraction as the reader counts construction equipment from ten to one.

Dig, Dogs, Dig : A Construction Tail

By: James Horvath

ISBN: 9780062189646

A busy work crew dig, haul, and plow to help build a new park before discovering something unexpected buried in the ground.

Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

By: Sherri Rinker

ISBN: 9780811877824

At sunset, when their work is done for the day, a crane truck, a cement mixer, and other pieces of construction equipment make their way to their resting places and go to sleep.

One Big Building : A Counting Book About Construction

By: Michael Dahl

ISBN: 9781404811201

A counting book that follows the construction of a building, from one plan to twelve stories. Includes related facts and counting activities.

Road Work Ahead

By: Anastasia Suen

ISBN: 9780670012886

On the drive to Grandma's house, a boy and his mother encounter work crews using machinery and tools to perform roadwork.


By: Sally Sutton

ISBN: 9780763646530

Big machines and their drivers work together to build a road. On board pages.

Tip Tip Dig Dig

By: Emma Garcia

ISBN: 9781906250829

Describes how various earthmoving trucks clean up a dump and make a playground, discussing what such machines as diggers, mixers, bulldozers, and cranes can do.

The Construction Crew

By: Lynn Meltzer

ISBN: 9780805088847

A construction crew tears down an old building and builds a new house in its place.

What Can a Crane Pick Up?

By: Rebecca Kai Dotlich

ISBN: 9780375867262

Illustrations and rhyming text show that a crane can lift anything from a load of steel to a cow.