It may seem silly, but if you're looking for a quick and simple guide to the names of construction tools, children's books provide the perfect amount of information, plus clear pictorial examples of each tool. The Blastoff! Readers Mighty Machines series of children's books, suitable for kids ages 4 to 8, includes books on backhoes, cranes, earth movers, bulldozers, dump trucks, bucket trucks, diggers, concrete mixers, wheel loaders and skid steer loaders. Each has about 20 pages of simply presented information that will help children and adults remember exactly what part each machine has in the construction process.
You can also use children's coloring books as a resource for learning the names of tools. Many depict not only large construction machinery, but also smaller tools like hammers, saws and shovels.