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Chug-a-chug: Books about Trains

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A Railway ABC
by Jack Townend Details
Take a rhyming ride on the rails in the this vintage ABC book, originally published in 1942. A Railway ABC is a nostalgic, behind-the-scenes look at the railroad...Beautifully reproduced vintage lithograph illustrations and gently humorous rhymes will capitvate children and adults alike.
Count on the Subway
by Paul DuBois Jacobs Details
Illustrations and rhythmic text describe the sights and sounds of a subway ride in New York City as a mother and child go uptown, counting their way from one to ten and back again.
Freight Train
by Donald Crews Details
Brief text and illustrations trace the journey of a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles.
How Do Trains Work?
by Buffy Silverman Details
Young readers will love this exciting, in-depth yet accessible look at trains, including how they work, the special equipment they need, and how they tote thousands of tons of cargo down the tracks
by Brian Floca Details
Learn what it was like to travel on the transcontinental railroad in the 1860s.
Old Tracks, New Tricks
by Jessica Petersen Details
Trixie and Tracky are disappointed when the wooden train set they join is full of bossy trains and snoring train tracks.
by William Wondriska Details
Nothing important ever happens to Puff, a small steam engine, until one snowy day when he has to be hooked up to a circus train.
Steam Train, Dream Train
by Sherri Duskey Rinker Details
In this book with rhyming text, the dream train pulls into the station and all the different cars are loaded by the animal workers, each with the appropriate cargo.
The Big Book of Trains
by   Details
The Big Books of Trains is a colorful compendium of amazing trains and locomotives that will entertain and inform children for hours. Learn all about powerful steam engines, hanging monorails, and superfast bullet trains. Featuring stunning illsutrations of locomotives and fun facts, The Big Books of Trains is the ultimate first trains book.
by Elisha Cooper Details
Board a commuter train in New York, then follow the journey west and see the stations, the scenery, the different types of trains, and all the people who travel and work on the railroad system.
by Judi Abbot Details
A train-loving baby elephant is excited to go on a real train, but when the other baby animals want to play with different vehicles, he becomes upset, until he tries some of the other toys for himself.
Where Do Steam Trains Sleep at Night?
by Brianna Caplan Sayres Details
Imagines the bedtime rituals of different types of trains
Whoosh and Chug
by Sebastien Braun Details
Some trains may think fast is best, but only slow and steady Chug can save the day.
Updated 06/22/2017

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