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November 30, 2011

Train themed books for my nephew

And the Train Goes... by Bee, William
As assorted passengers comment on their train ride, and the train itself makes its own special sounds, the station parrot is carefully listening.

The Bedtime Train by Cowley, Joy
As a child falls asleep, the bedtime train rolls into his room, taking him to a fantastical world of penguins, a gum machine, and a train engineer named Brad.

The Best Book of Trains by Balkwill, Richard
This book introduces all types of trains from around the world.

Bear on the Train by Julie Lawson
After a bear has eaten his fill, he falls asleep and spends the winter criss-crossing the country on a mile-long freight train.

Bluebonnet at the Marshall Train Depot by Casad, Mary Brooke
Bluebonnet the armadillo visits the newly renovated train depot in Marshall, Texas, and learns a little about the history of the railroad there.

Circus Train by Smith, Jos. A.
After moving to a house in the country, Timothy wonders how he will make any friends, but his problem is solved when he finds an imaginative way to rescue a stranded train.

Claude Monet: The Painter Who Stopped the Trains by Maltbie, P.I.
French Impressionist artist Claude Monet sets out to excite critics about his art, much in the same way his young son became enthused over trains.

Emma and the Silk Train by Lawson, Julie
An adventure to rescue a young girl, Emma, after being swept away in the currents.

Freddy's Train Ride by Leslie, Rick
The story of Freddy the train and his many different cars.

The Great Train Ride by Harbo, Gary
Bart and his circle of friends are going on a train ride.

Gus and Grandpa Ride the Train by Mills, Claudia
Gus waves at the train near his grandfather's house, sets up a toy train, and eventually gets to ride on the train with his grandfather.

Harriet Tubman and the Freedom Train by Gayle, Sharon
This book highlights the life of Harriet Tubman.

Here Comes the Train by Voake, Charlotte
Every Saturday, Chloe, her little brother, William, and their father bicycle to a footbridge over the railroad tracks and wait for the trains to come thundering under them.

I Dream of Trains by Johnson, Angela
The son of a sharecropper dreams of leaving Mississippi on a train with the legendary engineer Casey Jones.

The Last Train by Titcomb, Gordon
ongs about the bygone era of the mighty iron horse are paired with detailed paintings that pay tribute to life around a little railroad station.

The Little Red Train by Sommer, Carl
When the three big trains refuse to go up the mountain in the deep snow, the Little Red Train finds brave helpers and goes on a rescue mission to take food to the stranded villagers.

Mr. Putter & Tabby Take the Train by Rylant, Cynthia
After a small setback, Mr. Putter and his favorite companions enjoy the best train ride of their lives.

My Brother's Train by Kellerhals-Stewart, Heather
In this evocative dream story, a girl and her brother take a train trip across a continent where white horses gallop, salmon leap in unpolluted streams, and bears' eyes gleam in the mountains at night.

My Freight Train by Rex, Michael
A little boy, living out his fantasy of driving his own freight train, describes the different cars, what each carries, how they are connected, and more.

The Prairie Train by O Flatharta, Antoine
As a young Irish immigrant boy travels by steam engine across the American prairie to a new life, memories of the old country pull at his heart.

Prairie Train by Chall, Marsha Wilson
A young girl experiences the thrill of her first train ride when she takes the Great Northern from the country to visit her grandmother in the city.

The Train Ride by Crebbin, June
A child describes sights from her train window.

The Train to Glasgow by Horsbrugh, Wilma
This book is a rhyme in the style of "The House That Jack Built," describing the antics that occur when some chickens get loose on a train bound for Glasgow.

The Train to Maine by Spencer, Jamie
In rhyming text, this book describes the sights along the train ride from Boston to Maine, as well as the fun things to be done when one arrives down east.

The Train to Timbuctoo by Brown, Margaret Wise
The train to Timbuctoo is departing from Kalamazoo! One great big train and one little tiny train head down the track.

Trapped on the D.C. Train! by Roy, Ron
On a trip to Pennsylvania, presidential stepdaughter KC Corcoran and her friend Marshall are exploring the rest of the train when the special caboose at the back disappears, along with the vice president. Book #13

Two Little Trains by Brown, Margaret Wise
Two little trains puff and chug on their way West.

Underground Train by Quattlebaum, Mary
As an underground train rushes beneath the city streets taking a little girl to visit her Nana, many things are happening above ground.

Whoo! Whoo! Goes the Train by Rockwell, Anne
Allan, who loves trains and learns all that he can about them, has a wonderful time when he finally takes his first train ride.

William and the Night Train by Kelly, Mij
Everyone on the night train is ready to sleep, except William.