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.

Mike Mulligan and His Steam Shovel

Age: 4-8

Can Mike Mulligan’s steam shovel, Mary Anne, really dig as much in a day as a hundred men can dig in a week? And will Mike Mulligan remember to get Mary Anne out of the cellar before they’re trapped down there? No matter how many times you’ve read this classic, the suspense never lightens up.

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—Emma Bland Smith & Amber Guetebier