Topic Books about Transport over Time for Children in KS1

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 book exploring 80 exciting ways to travel, both past and present - from the obvious, to the crazy!Travel around the world by yacht, tram, unicycle, jetpack, camel... any way you can imagine, in this non-fiction children's book.

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.


Mrs Armitage on Wheels

by Quentin Blake

Mrs Armitage sets off for a quiet cycle but she just can't help thinking of ways to improve her bicycle. Before very long she has added three very loud horns, a bucket of water to wash her hands, a complete tool kit. But it is when she finally adds the mast and sail, that Mrs Armitage really runs into trouble. . .