Search Options

All Library branches will be closed and the Mobile Library will not make its scheduled stops on Monday, July 4.

KIDS

BOOKLISTS

Ages 3-5

Choo-Choo! Books about Trains

Find these books and more online at https://catalog.coolcat.org

Big Choo by Stephen Shaskan
Little Choo wants to be just like his father Papa Pufferbelly, but pulling a line of freight cars up a steep mountain might be a little too much for the small engine.
Choo-Choo School by Amy Krouse Rosenthal
No racing in the haul-ways! From the author Amy Krouse Rosenthal, a look at seven adorable train cars on their first day of school. All aboard the train-car pool! A new lineup of students is off and rolling to Choo-Choo School. After reciting their classroom rules -- Work hard, play fair, be kind -- it's time for some math to get the wheels turning. Then everyone's ready to climb a hill in gym (it's good to blow off steam), sing songs in music (Flat Car is a bit off-key), and learn the whole alphabet, especially the letter R. In one of Amy Krouse Rosenthal's last books, lighthearted verse portrays a world where train stations are classrooms, the conductor doubles as the teacher, and Boxcar is happy to hand out tissues to anyone who ah-choo-choos. Bright, energetic illustrations by animation artist Mike Yamada bring the whole clickety crew to rollicking life.
Chugga Chugga Choo Choo by Emma Garcia
A little red train goes on a trip from the seaside to the forest, the city, the farm, and finally the station for a rest, where it is visited by a bunch of noisy birds.
Follow the Track, All the Way Back by Timothy Knapman
Little Train happily ventures out on the railroad track alone for the first time, but when he reaches the end of the tracks, it is getting dark and Little Train is worried until he recalls what his parents said about finding his way home.
I Can Make a Train Noise by  Michael Emberley
A girl transforms a cafe into a train by making train noises with words.
I Like Trains by  Daisy Hirst
Whether sending toy animals on a journey around a model track or driving a cardboard-box locomotive, this little puppy really likes trains, and the best part of all is riding a real train.
Listen Up! : Train Song by  Victoria Allenby
Full-color photographs show trains and related noise-making features including brakes, engines horns, crossings, and door chimes. Repeating text identifies the machine and presents rhythmic onomatopoeia for the sound it produces. A final spread directed at caregivers shares age-appropriate enrichment activities for toddlers learning to identify sounds, rhyme, rhythm, and related language structures.
Mr. Complain Takes the Train by  Wade Bradford
Mr. Complain always has something to grumble about, even as he takes a spectacular train ride through mountains, volcanoes, caves, and oceans, but as his trip comes to an end he realizes he genuinely enjoyed the journey and is ready to go again.
Sleep Train by Jonathan London
"After climbing into bed with his book, a little boy goes on a bedtime adventure as he counts the train cars between the engine and the caboose."
Snakes on a Train by  Kathryn Dennis
A funny picture book full of sibilant sounds and other wordplays where friendly snakes slither and hiss on their train ride.
Stanley's Train by William Bee
Stanley has a busy day driving a train to the sea.
Three Little Engines by  Bob McKinnon
Little Blue Engine tries hard and passes her final test for Engine School, but learns that everyone's journey is different and that, sometimes, success requires a little help.
Trains Run! by George Ella Lyon
Illustrations and simple, rhyming text reveal different kinds of trains, how they run, and the sounds they make.
Trucker and Train by  Hannah Stark
Trucker loves ruling the highways, frightening other vehicles out of his way, but Train not only impresses the other vehicles, it forces Trucker to wait.
Updated 12/14/2021