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Best Race Car Toys, Movies and Books for Kids: How to Find the Best Car Holiday and Birthday Presents for Children

Many young kids love playing with cars, and for some the interest continues throughout childhood. Anyone who knows little about children’s toy cars may need ideas for the best race car birthday presents and holiday gifts for a child. Here are some great race car toys, movies and books for holiday presents and birthday gifts for kids that love cars.

Race Car Toys For Holiday Gifts or Birthday Pesents for Kids

Playing with car toys is enjoyed by many young boys, and often young girls, too. With so many car toys available, it may be hard to know which to choose. These are some ideas.

  • Playskool Bounce Back Racer. Ages 3 and up. Approximate retail price: $30. This remote control car flips over when it hits wall, and its soft rubber wheels won’t damage furniture or walls. A durable first remote control car youngest racers.
  • Hot Wheels Colors Shifters: Custom Color Shop. Ages 4 and up. Approximate retail price: $30. Special Hot Wheels cars change colors when racing through the waterfall.
  • Cars Race-o-Rama Stunt Jump Speedway. Ages 5 and up. Approximate retail price: $40. Cars movie themed race track. Lightening McQueen race car jumps out of his carrier, through the air and races around the track.

Movies About Cars for Birthday Gifts or Holiday Gifts

Younger kids will find cartoons about cars fun and exciting, while older kids will enjoy live action race car movies. Here are great ideas for any child who loves cars.

  • Cars (Disney Pixar Animation). Rated G. A race car obsessed with fame and winning a big race learns the value of friends. Voices of Owen Wilson, Paul Newman, Bonnie Hunt, Larry the Cable Guy.
  • Speed Racer. Rated PG. Movie remake of the classic cartoon show. Staring Emile Hirsch, Christina Ricci, John Goodman and Susan Sarandon.

Car Books for Holiday Gifts or Birthday Presents for Kids

Reading books to younger children teaches them, and reading about their favorite topics keeps them engaged. For older children, books about subjects that interest them will keep them reading. These gift ideas are all books about cars.

  • Spinning Wheels: Race Cars. By Margaret Wand and Andrew Crowson. Ages 4 and up. This board book contains cars that can be removed and decorated with reusable stickers.
  • Superfast Cars. By Mark Duwoski. Ages 9 and up. A chapter book about the history of race cars and drag racing.

For the child that loves cars, many great gift ideas are available. Not only do toy cars make great gifts, but so do books and movies about cars. Choose one of these car-themed gifts for a present a child will enjoy.