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.

Work, Dogs, Work: A Highway Tale

Age: 4-8

In the third in a series (after Dig, Dogs, Dig: A Construction Tale and Build, Dogs, Build: A Tall Tale), this lively, colorful picture book has a crew of hardworking dogs creating a road. After filling up on coffee at the diner, they dive into bulldozing, blasting, and paving. Readers will smile at the nods to the classic Go, Dog, Go!, both in the art and the text: “Dump trucks rumble as / Duke makes the call: / ‘Head to the quarry and / haul, dogs, haul!’”

Available at barnesandnoble.com, $12.64.

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—Emma Bland Smith & Amber Guetebier