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Topic Books about Transport for Children EYFS & KS1

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The Great Balloon Hullaballoo by Peter Bently 

When Simon the squirrel’s mum sends him off to the shop, Simon decides to fly to the moon in Old Uncle Somerset’s hot air balloon in search of cheese. Shopping in outer space is very exciting, but proves to be a bit of a distraction . . .

The Way Back Home

by Oliver Jeffers

One day, a boy found an aeroplane in his cupboard. He didn’t remember leaving it in there, but he thought he’d take it out for a go right away. At first, all went well and the plane flew higher  until suddenly, with a splutter, it ran out of petrol. The boy was stuck on the moon and he was not alone.


Around the World in 80 Ways

by DK

A fascinating and engaging non-fiction picture book exploring 80 exciting ways to travel, both past and present - from the obvious, to the crazy! Travel around the world by yacht, tram, train, unicycle, jetpack, camel... any way you can imagine!

You Can't Take an Elephant on the Bus by Patricia Cleveland-Peck 

Never put a camel in a sailing boat, or a tiger on a train, and don't even THINK about asking a whale to ride a bike ... This riotous picture book is filled with animals causing total disaster as they try to travel in the most unsuitable vehicles.


Emma Jane's Aeroplane 

by Katie Haworth 

Emma Jane zooms off in her aeroplane around the world. Along the way she makes a crew of animal friends who save the day when the little plane gets into trouble... A rhyming narrative and a zingy female protagonist, this tale is perfect for little explorers everywhere.


On The Train 

by Carron Brown

Discover the excitement of life on the rails, perfect for budding train enthusiasts! Simply by holding the pages up to light, young readers can see inside the engine, meet the people who work on the trains, and discover where the trains they travel on go at night.


Naughty Bus by Jan Oke

When a little boy gets a toy double-decker bus as a gift, he uses his imagination to make the bus come to life. The little bus gets into all sorts of trouble -driving over the table, crashing through breakfast and falling in a lake. The toy bus is certainly naughty!​