Do you have a race fan in your family? Here are 15 racing books for all different ages!

Race into Reading: 15 Great Indy 500 Books for Kids

As a parent (and when I was a teacher), I am always on the lookout for great books that will hold my children’s attention and engage their minds. I especially love when I can tie reading into our real life and things we do as a family, like some of the many Indy 500 events. There are so many great children’s books out there it can be hard to identify which ones to purchase, so hopefully this list can act as a starting point. The Indianapolis 500 is truly a community event in Indianapolis – even if you don’t attend. Celebrate racing and this historic city-wide celebration with some of these great books!

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Rookie Racers (birth-3)

racecarMy Race Car






maisy's race carMaisy’s Race Car: A Go with Maisy Board Book






race car bookRace Car (Go Books)
Go Books are three-dimensional board books cut in the shapes of vehicles. Children will have fun playing with these toy-like books as well as listening to the rhyming story inside.







good nigth race cars Good Night Race Cars


Beginning Racers (preschool-mid-elementary)

Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 10.48.41 AMRace Car Count








Screen Shot 2015-04-01 at 10.45.07 AMRace Car is Roaring 








cool cars bookCool Cars








racecar alphabetThe Racecar Alphabet








hot rod hamster Hot Rod Hamster







wheels on the race car The Wheels on the Race Car






nat kids race day

 National Geographic Readers: Race Day!








Experienced Drivers (upper elementary and up)

 speed secretsSpeed Secrets: Professional Race Driving Techniques








pit crewDo You Want to Work on a Race Car Pit Crew? (electronic version for Kindle and with the Kindle App)








r is for raceR is for Race: A Stock Car Alphabet







nascarThe Physics of Nascar: How to Make Steel + Gas + Rubber = Speed








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