Railroads & Trains
A young boy, lying awake one Christmas Eve, is welcomed aboard a magical trip to the North Pole . . .
Through dark forests, over tall mountains, and across a desert of ice, the Polar Express makes its way to the city atop the world, where the boy will make his Christmas wish.
For millions of readers worldwide, this mysterious journey to the North Pole has become a beloved classic. In this 30th anniversary edition, the inimitable artistry of Chris Van Allsburg is revealed in a never-before-seen fashion, with a new jacket design and expanded interior layout. Includes an author’s note.
Pete the Cat's Train Trip is a My First I Can Read Book, which means it's perfect for shared reading with a child. Fans of Pete the Cat will delight as Pete takes the grooviest train trip in this hilarious I Can Read adventure.
If you think Superman vs. Batman would be an exciting matchup, wait until you see Shark vs. Train. In this hilarious and wacky picture book, Shark and Train egg each other on for one competition after another, including burping, bowling, Ping Pong, piano playing, pie eating, and many more! Who do YOU think will win, Shark or Train?
[star] "This is a genius concept." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
[star] "Lichtenheld's snarling shark and grimacing train are definitely ready for a fight, and his scenarios gleefully play up the absurdity. The combatants' expressions are priceless when they lose. A glum train in smoky dejection, or a bewildered, crestfallen shark? It's hard to choose; both are winners." -- Kirkus, starred review
When Will ends up in possession of the key to a train car containing priceless treasures, he becomes the target of sinister figures from his past.
In order to survive, Will must join a traveling circus, enlisting the aid of Mr. Dorian, the ringmaster and leader of the troupe, and Maren, a girl his age who is an expert escape artist. With villains fast on their heels, can Will and Maren reach Will’s father and save The Boundless before someone winds up dead?
“Canadian railway history, fantasy, a flutter of romance—and a thoughtful examination of social injustice—collide in this entertaining swashbuckler from the author of Printz Honor–winning Airborne” (Kirkus Reviews, starred review).
In simple, powerful words and vibrant illustrations, Donald Crews evokes the rolling wheels of that childhood favorite: a train.
This Calecott Honor Book features bright colors and bold shapes. Even a child not lucky enough to have counted freight cars will feel he or she has watched a freight train passing after reading Freight Train.
Donald Crews used childhood memories of trains seen during his travels to his grandparents' farm in the American South as the inspiration for this timeless favorite.
Engineer Bob has a secret: His train engine, Charlie the Choo-Choo, is alive…and also his best friend. From celebrated author Beryl Evans and illustrator Ned Dameron comes a story about friendship, loyalty, and hard work.
“If you have a son who’s hooked on Thomas [the Tank Engine] and have enough toys to fill up the Island of Sodor, here’s a fun book to pique his interest in something else...It’s a perfect story for bedtime that you won’t mind reading over and over…and over again.” — Momfinds.com
"The details in the drawings are incredible and tell a rich story in themselves…The book is geared for audiences aged four to eight, so the words are few and the pictures are grandiose. It's sure to be a favorite for young readers and parents and grandparents alike, and if I've learned anything about favorite picture books, it will be requested so much even the kids will have it memorized almost word for word in no time...Timmy & Tammy's Train of Thought is a new favorite for me. In fact, I have several little boys and girls for whom I'm planning on purchasing a copy and I'm very picky when it comes to buying books for young readers. I can't think of a higher compliment to pay to Oliver and Heath.” - Model Railroad News
All aboard with this joyful celebration of the railroad! Timmy and his sister Tammy love trains, so their parents treat them to the ride of their lives. Sitting on the smallest scale engine, the children begin a magical journey that transports them onto ever-larger locomotives and brings their ultimate fantasy to life.
From streetcars and subways to bullet and freight trains, Timmy and Tammy see new colors and hear fresh sounds. Traveling through the countryside and city, the kids cross tunnels, bridges, and highways and revel in a dazzling daydream.
Marvelously detailed illustrations will rivet readers by conveying the rhythm and energy of a seamless experience. Wonderfully engaging for repeat reading, this tale is ideal for introducing trains, colors, and sounds to young readers. Plus, the surprising final destination makes this a perfect bedtime story and gift for train-lovers of all ages.
"the future of our great hobby may be hidden in the pages of books like this...The book is extremely well illustrated, with interesting and detailed scenes that will capture the attention of both child and parent alike...This is the type of children's book that any parent or grandparent will be happy to share with a youngster. The future of our hobby is with the young; children's books like this will only help the cause. It clearly shows the romance of rails everywhere." - Canadian Railway Modeller magazine
"The illustrations are one of the strengths of this book, as they are colourful, with quite a lot of detail and depict extremely expressive happy children throughout...Timmy & Tammy's Train of Thought is a fun and entertaining story that could make a welcome Christmas present for the young enthusiast, as wells as attracting pre-schoolers who have a passing interest in trains." - Australian Model Railway Magazine
Have you ever wondered what little trains do when it’s time for bed? The same things you do! Freight trains, passenger trains, subways, trolleys—and more—wash up, have a snack, load their teddies for story time, and get rocked to sleep by mommy and daddy trains beneath a blanket of stars. Little train lovers with a one-track mind will gain a new affinity for their bedtime routine when they find they share it with their favorite vehicles.
“Sayres and Slade move naturally from their truck lullaby, Where Do Diggers Sleep at Night? , to this nighttime serenade to all things train. Hopeful engineers will want to be able to identify the many different types of trains, and their out-of-the-know adults will appreciate this inclusive primer.” —Kirkus Reviews
With the feel of a classic and vivid artwork that captures the power and majesty of trains, this is a fast-paced rhyming ode to the locomotive.
In a small room, down a short flight of stairs, there lives a little toy train...about to have a BIG adventure! There's an endless world to explore, and awe-inspiring new friends to meet. Mighty Max, Chloe Cogs, Sara Speedster, and Farley Freighter can reach all the best sights, lickety-split. But when the day is done and the sun goes down, will the littlest train find his way home? Calling all train lovers: All aboard!
Boarding one of the monstrous machines the mice call “landships,” the brothers travel to the Wild West. Along the way Cecil is tossed out onto the prairie by the train’s conductor only to face bison, prairie dogs, and a boy who would make him a pet. Meanwhile, Anton meets a ferret friend who warns of stampeding herds, rattlesnakes, and fierce, enormous cats. Facing such danger can Anton and Cecil find the courage and wit to save Hieronymus?
Told in simple words from a little boy's point of view, this spot-on picture book celebrates a child's world of adventure and love of transportation vehicles.
Fans of the Little Red Caboose, star of one of the bestselling Little Golden Books of all time, will now be able to read about him on their own! This Step 1 Step into Reading title has been adapted for early readers from the classic Little Golden Book by Marian Potter. Freshly illustrated in the style of the original book, this sweet tale about the Little Red Caboose--who saves a train from slipping down a steep mountain--is the perfect addition to the Step into Reading line.
Step 1 readers feature big type and easy words for children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story.
The golden age of the railroad may have passed, but its legacy still fascinates us. Based on a song by the acclaimed musician Gordon Titcomb, The Last Train is a beautiful celebration of that bygone era. Titcomb's lyrics are matched by Wendell Minor's handsome, richly-detailed paintings.
ALL ABOARD! "What a gorgeous tribute this is that preserves as it distills for future generations the life of a little railroad station."—Arlo Guthrie
However, they soon come to love the railway that runs near their cottage, and they make a habit of waving every day to the Old Gentleman who rides on it. They befriends the porter, Perks, and through him learn railway lore and much else. They have many adventures, and when they save a train from disaster, they are helped by the Old Gentleman to solve the mystery of Father's disappearance, and the family is happily reunited.
In this inviting, rhyming read-aloud, two kids become travel buddies as they watch cities and landscapes and other hard-working trains rush by, and also observe the conductor and funny goings-on inside the train, all illustrated in a fresh, hip, colorful style. Hop aboard!
"The chugga-chugga beat and appealing anthropomorphized trains will charm young train-lovers in this entertaining title that’s a perfect fit for storytime."--Booklist
From the Hardcover edition.
Based on the true story of 1960's-era subway cars that are now being used to create artificial reefs in the Atlantic, this stunningly illustrated second book from Julia Sarcone-Roach is sure to delight scuba diving historians and kids alike.
This endearing picture book is perfect for train, toy and adventure lovers everywhere.
With colorful illustrations from Gill Guile and fun, simple rhymes and verse from Tish Rabe, Huff and Puff will help beginning readers and train lovers strengthen their reading skills. This is a My First I Can Read book, which means it's perfect for shared reading with a child.
Supports the Common Core State Standards.
on a diesel train with Eric and his mom!
The wonderful portion of the ride
begins when Eric realizes that his conductor is not like any other in
the world. With the #1 Conductor in the World as their guide, Eric
and his mom are shown that riding on the train is about more than
going from station to station.
“Eric’s Train Souvenir” is the
story of a conductor who can make fantastic works of art out of
ordinary seat check tickets and his handy ticket puncher.
So, come along for the ride and see why
children every where want to be aboard the diesel train with the #1
Conductor in the World!
To view more Seatcheckart that was used
by Hudson A. Tannis in his book please visit: www.seatcheckart.com
Fans of Tootle the train will now be able to read about him all on their own! This Step 1 Step into Reading title has been adapted for early readers from the original Little Golden Book story. Freshly illustrated in the style of the earlier book, which was written by Gertrude Crampton and illustrated by Tibor Gergely, this sweet tale about Tootle—and the important lesson he learns at Train School—is the perfect addition to the Step into Reading line.
Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words for children who know the alphabet and are eager to begin reading. Rhyme and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story.
Lantern Sam is the wise-cracking, sarcastic, talking cat (for those who can hear him, that is) who lives on board the Lake Erie Shoreliner train and is one of the best detectives no one knows about. He doesn’t have much patience for humans (unless they bring him sardines), but when 10-year-old traveler Henry can’t find his new friend, the exuberant Ellie, Sam’s enlisted to help. A ransom note is soon discovered and just like that, Sam and Henry are on the case, with the help of Clarence the Conductor (who supplies Sam’s sardines). But is Ellie still on board the train? Did the salesman with his trunk full of samples sneak her off? And why does that couple keep acting so suspiciously?
Veteran middle-grade mystery author Michael D. Beil has crafted a hilarious and appealing adventure set in the 1930s that’s chock-full of quirky characters and red herrings, and all with an irresistible cat at its center.
From the Hardcover edition.
Then a sudden explosion rocks the camp, and the boys begin to investigate in earnest. Why is the new man in town, Mr. Renwick, going up to Lookout Rock after dark? And why is his nosy, smart-mouthed daughter, Dannie, watching their every move?
The boys' search leads them back to a thirty-year-old gold robbery—and face to face with a dangerous outlaw who will stop at nothing to retrieve his treasure.
Beginning readers will feel like they are on board with the Bear family as they pass new sights and find out all about how the train runs.
Rydr is on a train heading east, leaving California, where her gramma can’t take care of her anymore, and traveling to Chicago, to live with an unknown relative. She brings with her a backpack, memories both happy and sad, and a box containing something very important.
As Rydr meets her fellow passengers and learns their stories, her own story begins to emerge. It’s one of sadness and heartache, and one Rydr would sometimes like to forget.
But as much as Rydr may want to run away from her past, on the train she finds that hope and forgiveness are all around her, and most importantly, within her, if she’s willing to look for it.
From Publishers Weekly Flying Start author Paul Mosier comes a poignant story about a young girl’s travels by train from Los Angeles to Chicago in which she learns along the way that she can find family wherever she is. Perfect for fans of Rebecca Stead and Sharon Creech.