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Blog Roll, Kids Books, non-fiction

Books as Gifts for Kids: Construction Vehicles

Construction vehicle books make great gifts!

If you’re looking for ideas for what to get little boys or girls who are interested in construction vehicles and big trucks, this is a fun option for a well-received present. This gift contained a build and take-apart crane, a book about cranes, and a crochet bookmark for a handmade touch.

I look forward to birthdays and celebrations so I can put together presents for people. I try to use my creativity to make a gift tailored to the person and their life. There is often a theme, something handmade, and always a book. 

For Canada Day last month, I made a Canadian Baby basket for my cousins’ baby shower. Today I’m sharing the crane-themed gift we gave to a sweet little boy in our family who has turned 3. 

The adorable photos below, graciously shared by his mom, show him busily building the crane and reading his book. She was thrilled to report that it kept him properly occupied, which spells a win in my book!


Books are windows to the world. Raising children to love reading gives them creative options for companionship, especially during times of isolation like a pandemic when travel and visiting aren’t always possible. With the crack of a cover, kids are welcomed into unknown lands teeming with characters and adventure.

A silhouette of a boy reading a book on the grass at sundown, with the quote: A book is a gift you can open again and again by Garrison Keillor

In an era where screens capture most of our daily attention, the gift of a book will treat the mind, body, and soul to the magic of imagination and the wonder of words.


Here are a few more books from the QED Mighty Machines collection by Amanda Askew, that would make a great set for a budding reader. Consider including a book with a toy for the next gift you give. If you are on a strict budget as I sometimes am, you could get a book in lieu of a card, and write your wishes on the inside flap instead.

Do you give many books as gifts? Do you enjoy receiving a book that someone else has chosen for you? Do you have a favourite book to gift? Let’s chat in the comments!

8 thoughts on “Books as Gifts for Kids: Construction Vehicles”

  1. I sometimes give books to my grand-nieces. And I know a little boy in my family who would love that crane book. What an excellent idea to give a book along with a toy. When I was a kid I delighted in receiving books as gifts–and I still do! 🙂

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    1. Thanks, Mae! I sometimes feel as though its a personal mission to start as many kids reading as I can. Sort of like a pied piper using books instead of a flute, leading the children away from the screen and into a story, haha. I love to receive books as gifts too. It makes me feel great when someone takes the time choose something they think I’d like. 🥰

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      1. My parents took me to the library every weekend when I was a kid. That’s when it all started for me, and I am eternally grateful they shared their love of books!

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  2. I just love everything about this post. What a wonderful gift! I can totally see any kid just loving it. You’re very creative.

    I have to agree with the importance of reading. I’ve heard so many people complain about how bad the pandemic was for them because they had nothing to do, and so they just sat in front of the TV or on social media. We did watch TV, but we read a lot, and I’m so happy for that. I hope reading always stays with my kids.

    Lovely post as always. ❤️ Take care.

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    1. Thank you so much. 😊

      Books have been our saving grace throughout this crazy time, that is for sure. We also spent our fair share on Minecraft and watching YouTube gamers, but with a robust amount of reading on the schedule, it made for a healthier balance.

      Have a great week! 🥰

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