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Aaron's Favorite Books

Here are some of Aaron's favorite books.
  
  
Books with pictures of cars waiting at railroad crossings:
   
Country crossing / words by Jim Aylesworth and illustrations by Ted Rand. New
York: Atheneum, 1991.  This beautifully illustrated book is all about one old car waiting
 at a country railroad crossing as a fast freight train roars past.
  
Trains / by Gail Gibbons. New York: Holiday House, 1987. 32 p. Gibbons' distinctive
illustrations include a single picture of a car waiting for a train to pass, but that's
enough to hold Aaron's interest.
 
 
Children's books about fixing broken cars:
   
Fill it up! All about service stations / words and illustrations by Gail Gibbons.  New
York: T.Y. Crowell, 1985. 32 p.  Aaron likes to follow a series of pictures that show a
broken car towed to a service station and repaired.
  
Zoom City / words and illustrations by Thacher Hurd. New York: HarperFestival, 1998.
 14 p. Our all-time favorite book about car crashes follows the adventures of fanciful
dogs driving fanciful cars through a fanciful city.  Every time we see a car being towed,
we yell out a quote from this book:  "Tow truck time!"
  
  
Children's books with pictures of model cars:
  
Model Cars / by Mir Tamim Ansary (Cool Collections series). Crystal Lake, Illinois:
Rigby Interactive Library. 24 p. Aaron's all-time favorite book about model cars, with
color photos of cars like the ones in his collections.
   
I Spy Little Wheels / rhymes by Jean Marzollo and photographs by Walter Wick.
New York: Scholastic, 1998. 26 p. There are model cars and trucks hiding on almost
every page!
  
  
Children's books with pictures of real cars:
 
The Pontiac Firebird / by Michael Burgan (On the Road series). New York:
RiverFront Books, 1999. 48 p. Lots of photos of one of Aaron’s favorite Pontiacs – he
even has a model Firebird in his collection.
 
The Porsche 911 / by Michael Burgan (On the Road series). New York: RiverFront
Books, 1999. 48 p. Lots of photos of Aaron’s favorite Porsche – he has several of them
 in his collection.
  
  
Grownups' books with pictures of real cars:
  
Lemons: The World’s Worst Cars / by Timothy Jacobs. New York: Smithmark
Publishers, 1991. 160 p. Hundreds of photos of cars, and the captions list the make
and model of every one of them -- what else matters?
  
The Complete History of the Japanese Car 1907 to the Present / by Marco Ruiz.  
New York: Portland House, 1986. 192 p. Hundreds more photos of cars, and lots of
them are Toyotas.  (That's what matters!)

 

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