Trains, Trains and More Trains

All aboard! Trains play important role in our lives. They transport valuable resources across the country and spark our spirit of adventure. Take a journey with these train books.

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Freight Train by Donald Crews
Brief text and illustrations trace the journey of a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles.

Monster Trains by Nick Gordon
Some trains have so many cars that they are miles long. The longest freight train in history had 682 cars filled with iron ore. This beast of a train needed eight locomotives to pull it forward! This book will keep beginning readers chugging along.

C Is for Caboose: Riding the Rails from A to Z by Sara Gillingham
Pack your bags for an unforgettable trip! An unexpected mix of vintage illustrations and contemporary photos makes this word book about trains as entertaining to look at as it is to read. With simple information about everything from the transcontinental railroad to the model trains, C Is for Caboose is sure to excite young readers’ natural curiosity and fill their heads with details they’ll be eager to share.

Thea Stilton and the Mystery on the Orient by Thea Stilton
The Thea Sisters are boarding the famouse Orient Express for a journey from Paris to Istanbul! The train is on a special trip to return a precious wedding dress stolen years ago from an Istanbul museum. But there’s a rumor that the mysterious Acrobat Thief will steal the dress from the moving train! The Thea Sisters are determined to foil this super-sneaky mouse’s plans.

Miss Emily by Burleigh Muten
When an invitation to join Miss Emily in the garden appears, Mattie, Ned, Sally, and Mac know they’re in for some fun because Miss Emily — Emily Dickinson to the rest of us — always has a surprise in store for her young friends. And today’s may be the biggest adventure yet. In Burleigh Mutén’s suspenseful story, beautifully illustrated by celebrated artist Matt Phelan, Mac, the youngest member of the group, tells what happens when a reclusive poet and her band of pretend Gypsies wait for the midnight circus train to arrive.

Bullet Trains by Ian Graham
Start your engines and hold tight! This series explores the world’s fastest machines. Vibrant design and close-up photographs will excite even the most reluctant readers.

The fun doesn’t end when you’ve finished reading. Create your own freight train. Instructions can be found here.

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