Kids

30 Best Car, Truck and Motorcycle Books for Kids

Cars, trucks and motorcycles captivate the attention of audiences young and old. Budding fans of the auto industry can enjoy the vehicles in a new, imaginative space thanks to the treasure trove of available books that feature a model.

Newsweek has put together a list of books for children of varying ages covering topics from how cars work to the wacky adventures cartoon cars can get into.

Best Car, Truck and Motorcycle Books for Children

Each book on the list teaches something whether it be about cars themselves, or general lessons that can be applied to life told through vehicles. When building this list we kept the adventurer that lives inside every budding enthusiast in mind.

In addition to car, truck and motorcycle books, tales of tractors, snow plows and construction equipment are also featured on this list.

There are books for all ages of children in this roundup. Some

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Barbie Extra Car is an over-the-top LA Auto Show debut for kids

This sparkly roadster should provide an extra thrill for little ones attending this week’s LA Auto Show.


Mattel

Auto shows might just be the best way to get a sense of what you might want to park in your driveway next, but they’re also excellent family outings, in part because there are always things to catch a child’s eye and capture their imagination. At this week’s LA Auto Show, there’s a good chance one of those things will be the Barbie Extra Car, a full-size two-seat convertible designed to promote Mattel’s range of fashion dolls and accessories.

While the Extra Car’s over-the-top exterior won’t give you many hints as to this roadster’s underlying chassis, the dashboard and seats in the cabin just might. This is a Fiat 500e — Barbie’s keeping it eco-friendly, fam. That means the underlying all-electric powertrain is good for 111 horsepower and 147 pound-feet of

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This Aston Martin DB5 Junior Is Packed With 007 Spy Gadgets For Bond Kids

Photo credit: Aston Martin

Photo credit: Aston Martin

In the world of pop culture, few automobiles are as recognizable as James Bond’s Aston Martin DB5. The titular spy has been linked with the car for fifty years now, and the pair will be united once more in the upcoming No Time To Die. As Aston Martin prepares for the on-screen return of this cinematic and automotive icon, the automaker has teamed up with The Little Car Company to create a limited run of 007-spec DB5s in two-thirds scale.

In order to accurately recreate Bond’s iconic ride, an orignal example was 3D-scanned to allow for precise recreations of parts. The level of accuracy on the DB5 Junior is superb, right down to the Silver Birch paintwork, Smiths gauges, and genuine Aston Marin chassis plates.

Of course, not everything is entirely movie-accurate. The roof found on Bond’s car is missing in this case, as the

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