Got a little builder in your household? Tap into their love of all things construction and get them engaged in reading with a few of these books that they will definitely dig. From old classics to new favorites, we’ve got your blueprint for active imaginations and trucks, trucks, trucks. Click through the gallery to see them all.

Time to Build

Age: 1-5

In this simple, attractive board book, each page features a close-up of a different tool, a person using it, and a brief definition. The last spread pulls back to show the whole gang working on a tree house. The realistic line drawings with light color wash are elegant and instructive.

Available at indiebound.org, $7.99.

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—Emma Bland Smith & Amber Guetebier