Books About Buses

Thanks to riding the DART bus, you can now get lost in a book while you travel (instead of getting just plain lost!). We have partnered with our friends at Des Moines Public Library to bring you these bus-themed book ideas to add to your next reading list. Sit back, cozy up with a good book and enjoy the ride. 

Bus-Centric Books for Adults 

“The Joy and Light Bus Company" by Alexander McCall Smith  

“The Honey Bus” by Meredith May  

“The Reading List” by Sara Nisha Adams  

“Better Buses, Better Cities “ by Steven Higashide  

“Hippie” by Paulo Coelho  

“The 57 Bus” by Dashka Slater  

“The Lost Ticket” by Freya Sampson  

“One Day in December” by Josie Silver  

“The Night Bus” by Zuo Ma  

“Gigi, Listening” by Chantel Guertin 


Bus-Themed Books for Kids 

“Bus” by Chris Demarest  

“The Bus Ride” by Marianne Dubuc  

“Moose’s Book Bus” by Inga Moore  

“The Night Bus Hero” by Onjali Q. Raúf  

“Last Stop on Market Street” by Matt de la Peña  

“Abuelita and Me” by Leonarda Carranza  

“Zoom! Beep! Vroom!: Busy Cities” by Josh Cleland  

“Rosa Parks & Claudette Colvin: Civil Rights Heroes” by Tracey Baptiste  

“Busy City” by Maddie Frost  

“Viva’s Voice” by Raquel Donoso 


Free Downloads 

Hey, don’t forget to download and print a free DART bookmark and a fun bus coloring sheet, too! 

Kids’ bookmark

Kids’ coloring page

Adult bookmark

Adult coloring page

And be sure to bookmark your calendar for the next Storytime with DART event taking place at several library locations during June and July this summer. You can even use DART to get to your nearest library. After all, good things come to those who ride (and to those who read!). 


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