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  • Details about Freight Train

    Freight Train

    Donald Crews

    Now toddlers can help spot the different colored cars of Crews's freight train in this sturdy board book edition of the Caldecott Honor Book. (Baby/Preschool)…more

  • Details about Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo

    Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo

    by Kevin Lewis; pictures by Daniel Kirk

    Kids love trains, and Kevin Lewis and illustrator Daniel Kirk's Chugga-Chugga Choo-Choo will do nothing but encourage the obsession. "Sun's up! / Morning's here. / Up and at 'em, / engineer," cheerfully begins this rhyming picture book. As the simple large-lettered text chugs along, Daniel Kirk brings a child's playroom and train set to life with bold, bright illustrations reminiscent of his work in Bigger. In the course of the book, the toys bustle about to make sure the steam engine is loaded ……more

  • Details about And The Train Goes....

    And The Train Goes....

    William Bee

    Readers are invited to climb aboard for this quirky look at life on a train, chock-full of sound words and sly surprises. Full color.…more

  • Details about I Love Trains!

    I Love Trains!

    by Philemon Sturges ; illustrated by Shari Halpern

    A young boy watches a passing train from his window, marveling at the different cars. The rhythmic, rhymed text is a joy to read aloud; the bright, bold artwork will carry readers along for a fun-filled exploration of trains and the jobs they do.…more

  • Details about A Train Goes Clickety-Clack

    A Train Goes Clickety-Clack

    by Jonathan London ; illustrated by Denis Roche

    This playful picture book captures the excitement of trains through evocative language and vibrant illustrations, as it takes readers along on a special train ride. Full color.…more

  • Details about The Little Engine That Could

    The Little Engine That Could

    retold by Watty Piper ; with new art by Loren Long

    Although she is not very big, the Little Blue Engine agrees to try to pull a stranded train full of toys over the mountain.…more

  • Details about Trains


    by Lynn Curlee

    FOR:  Young train lovers (ages 4-8).more

  • Details about Trains!


    by Susan E. Goodman; photographs taken and selected by Michael J. Doolittle

    A Step 3 reader (Reading on Your Own) that introduces trains of all shapes and sizes doing what they do best: hauling freight, carrying passengers, and zooming at speeds close to 400 miles per hour! Readers will encounterthe Jacobite--a Scottish train that plays the Hogwarts Express in the Harry Potter films. They will learn about the great steam locomotives that crossed the United States, joining east and west in 1869. They will travel the world, visiting Japanese commuter trains so busy that m……more

  • Details about Trains on the Tracks

    Trains on the Tracks

    Kathryn Smithyman and Bobbie Kalman

    From engine to caboose-kids love everything about trains. Trains on the Tracks uses vibrant images and simple text to explain the train basics, including types of trains and how people use trains. Kids will love reading about how an engin…more