Digging, Diggers, and Holes
- Excavators by Jean Eick. Abdo and Daugherts, 1995. Gives information about this machine by listing its working parts, describing its cab, and explaining how it is used throughout the world and how it is constructed.
- The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle. Follows the progress of a hungry little caterpillar as he eats his way through a varied and very large quantity of food until, full at last, he forms a cocoon around himself and goes to sleep and wakes up a butterfly.
- The Color Box by Dayle Ann Dodds. Little, Brown and Company. 1992. Alexander the monkey finds an ordinary-looking box with spots of color inside, through which he journeys to many bright landscapes of different colors. Each page has a hole revealing the next color he will find.
- The Three Little Rigs by David Gordon. HarperCollins, 2005. Three little rigs look for help when the big, bad wrecking ball comes to destroy their garages.
- Curious George’s Dinosaur Discovery by Catherine Hapka. Houghton Mifflin Company, 2006. Curious George and the man in the yellow hat help some scientists dig for dinosaur bones.
- Earthmovers by Lee Sullivan Hill. Lerner Publications, 2003. Simple text and photographs present earthmovers and the work they do.
- Construction Alphabet Book by Jerry Pallotta. Charlesbridge,2006. Learn words used in construction and buildings.
- Diggers and Other Construction Machines by Jon Richards. Aladdin Books, 1999. Text and cross-section illustrations present the design and uses of various digging and excavating machines, including the backhoe loader, walking drag-line excavator, and mining shovel.
- Good Morning Digger by Anne Rockwell. Viking, 2005. Digger, Dump Truck, Cement Mixer, and their friends each do their part to build a community center.
- Dig! by Andrea Zimmerman. Harcourt Books, 2004. Follows Mr. Rally and his dog, Lightning, as they travel the town on a big yellow digging machine, taking care of five important jobs.
- Diary of a Worm by Doreen Cronin. Joanna Cotler, 2003. Hilarious worm’s eye view of the world, including the difficulty of mastering the hokey pokey.
- Dig a Tunnel by Ryan Ann Hunter. Holiday House, 1999. Simply describes a variety of tunnels, how they are built and how they are used.
- Subway Ride by Heather Lynn Miller. Charlesbridge, 2009. A fantastic journey introduces young readers to the subway system.
- Tiny Workers: Ants in Your Backyard by Nancy Loewen. Picture Window Books, 2004. Describes the physical characteristics, life cycle, and behavior of ants.
- Whopper Cake by Karma Wilson. Margaret K. McElderry Books, 2007. Grandad bakes Grandma a whopper of a birthday cake. Includes recipe and directions for chocolate cake.