From Our Library: Choo -Choo Trains (and Electric Ones, Too!)
Little ones (and older kids, too!) who are interested in trains, might take delight in the following books:
For the younger ones:
Trains, by Anne Rockwell A nice first book for the youngest ones as it introduces children to all kinds of trains, from toy to freight and subway trains.
The Little Engine That Could, by Watty Piper
The complete, original edition is a must-have! Such colourful, lovely illustrations! Kids will come away with an appreciation for hard work and perseverance. A classic.
Trains, by Angela Royston Colourful photos introduce various trains and words highlight the various parts.
Mr. Putter & Tabby Take the Train, by Cynthia Rylant This is such a delightful series for kids from Kindergarten to third grade! Very engaging and funny, by a beloved author.
Express Train to Trouble, by Robert Quackenbush
"On an express train to Cairo, trouble comes in the form of one George Ruddy Duck, who makes life miserable for some of the passengers. Then Ruddy Duck disappears..." A fun mystery/detective story.
For the older ones:
Steam, Smoke, and Steel, by Patrick O'Brien This beautifully illustrated book takes readers on a guided tour back in time, covering several generations of one family's history on the railroad.
A 19th Century Railway Station, by Fiona MacDonald Cutaway views of station and trains. Snatch a ride back into the Victorian era!
Boy Electrician, by Alfred P. Morgan Not only for boys! Contains a straightforward project on building your own electric railway!