Alice Schertle

Alice Schertle is an award-winning poet whose books for children include All You Need for a Snowman and the New York Times bestselling Good Night, Little Blue Truck. She lives in Plainfield, MA.

The Little Blue Truck series, written by Alice Schertle and illustrated by her close friend Jill McElmurry, has charmed readers with its delightful stories and captivating illustrations. Jill McElmurry, who also created Mad About Plaid, passed away in 2017. Following her passing, the books began listing both Alice and Jill without specific credits, honoring their collaborative work and acknowledging Jill’s lasting contribution to the series.

Jill McElmurry

Little Blue Truck


Beep! Beep! Beep! Meet Blue, a cheerful little pickup truck. A muddy country road is no match for him—until he gets stuck while trying to help a dump truck out of the muck. Fortunately, Blue has made a pack of farm animal friends along his journey, and they’re all eager to do whatever it takes to get their pal back on the road.

Filled with lively truck sounds and delightful animal noises, this book is a joyful celebration of friendship and the rewards of helping others.

Little Blue Truck Leads the Way


The big city is a fast and noisy place for Blue. He sees buses, police cars, taxis, and even the mayor’s limousine. “Make Way!”

Soon, there’s a giant traffic jam! But Little Blue Truck comes to the rescue in true Blue style.

With bright colors, lively sounds, and city energy, this adventure shows that working together and taking turns can be fun. Perfect for gifting and little truck lovers.

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Little Blue Truck is spreading cheer by delivering Christmas trees to his animal friends. Help count each green tree from one to five and back again. Don’t forget to save one for Blue! Beep! Beep!

With the gentle rhythm and signature illustrations that made Little Blue Truck a household name, Blue’s snowy adventure is full of holiday warmth. Sturdy cardstock pages, compact text, and flashing colored Christmas lights on the final page make this a perfect seasonal gift book.

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Beep! Beep! It’s Halloween! Little Blue Truck is picking up his animal friends for a costume party.

Lift the flaps in this large, sturdy board book to discover who’s dressed up in each costume. Will Blue wear a costume too?

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Beep! Beep! Little Blue Truck and his good friend Toad are out for a ride on a beautiful spring day. The sun is shining, flowers are blooming—it’s the perfect Easter and springtime adventure! Who will they see along the way?

Open the flaps to meet all the sweet baby animals just born on the farm. Peep! Peep!

Good Night,

Little Blue Truck


Beep! Beep! Beep! It’s time for sleep. A storm is brewing, and Little Blue Truck and Toad hurry home to bed. But who can sleep with all that noise?

Other friends soon seek safety from the storm. Thunder and lightning can be scary, but it’s easier to be brave together. When the sky clears, it’s all aboard for a bedtime ride! Beep! Beep! Shhh…

A sweet and funny bedtime read for millions of Little Blue Truck fans.

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“Beep!” said Blue. “Happy Valentine’s Day!”

Join Little Blue Truck as he delivers Valentine’s Day cards to all his farm animal friends. As Blue beeps along, he starts to wonder: will he get any cards of his own?

With brightly colored foil accents and a large gatefold at the end, this book is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift.

Time for School,

Little Blue Truck


Little Blue Truck and his friend Toad are excited to meet a bright yellow school bus. They see all the little animals lined up in the bus’s windows, and Blue wishes he could be a school bus too. But isn’t that job too big for a little pickup like Blue? When someone misses the bus, it’s up to Blue to get his friend to school on time. Beep! Beep! Vroom!

Also enjoy Blue’s bedtime ride in Good Night, Little Blue Truck and his trip to the city in Little Blue Truck Leads the Way!

Little Blue Truck

Makes a Friend


Beep! Beep! Have you heard the news? There’s someone new on the farm!

All the animals are nervous and excited to meet their new friend. What will he be like? Does he neigh, oink, have fur or feathers? Does he swim or fly? Making new friends can be scary, but kindness and a warm welcome make it easier.

Luckily, Blue knows just what to do. Little Blue’s “Beep!” rings loud and clear: We are very glad you’re here! is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program where Amazon will pay us a commission for linking to products on and affiliated sites.