15 Great Indy 500 Books for Kids

As a parent (and when I was a teacher), I am always on the look out for great books that will hold my children’s attention and engage their minds. 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. In Indianapolis, the Indy 500 is truly a community event – 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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

**Stock photos were taken from Amazon.com