Fiction and Nonfiction for Young Train Enthusiasts

PreK – grade 2



All aboard the dinotrain

Lund, Deb.
Call Number: xz folio

When dinosaurs seek adventure by taking a train ride, they find the trip has some unexpected surprises along the way.


Big book of trains

Call Number: x 656 B5925 folio

Describes the locomotives, cars, tunnels, stations, and functions of such trains as freight trains, channel tunnel trains, bullet trains, mountain trains, and snow trains.


C is for caboose : riding the rails from A to Z.

Call Number: xz

An alphabet of railroad facts!


Chugga chugga choo choo

Garcia, Emma, 1969- author, illustrator.
Call Number: xz

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.


Freight train

Crews, Donald.
Call Number: xz

Follow a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles.


The goodnight train

Sobel, June.
Call Number: xz

A child's bedtime ritual follows the imaginary journey of a goodnight train's trip to the dreamland station.


How to train a train

Eaton, Jason Carter.
Call Number: xz folio

A whimsical guide to training a "pet train" instructs young enthusiasts about important issues including where trains live, what they like to eat, and how to get them to perform the best train tricks.


I drive a freight train

Bridges, Sarah.
Call Number: x 656 B851

Learn about the parts and operation of a freight train, from the engineers themselves.


The little engine that could

Piper, Watty.
Call Number: xz Ed.k folio

When the other engines refuse, the Little Blue Engine tries to pull a stranded train full of dolls, toys, and good food over the mountain.



Floca, Brian.
Call Number: x 625.1 F628 folio

Presents a visual exploration of America's early railroads, examining the sounds, speed, and strength of the fledgling transcontinental locomotives and the experiences of pioneering travelers.

Peppa Pig and the little train.

Call Number: xz

Grandpa surprises Peppa Pig and her brother George with a ride in a little train through town, where they pick up Peppa's school friends and pull Miss Rabbit's bus out of a large mud puddle.


Pete the Cat's Train Trip

Dean, James, 1957-
Call Number: xz IR

Embarking on a train trip to visit his grandmother, Pete the Cat accompanies the conductor on a tour of the train, looks at the engine and blows the whistle while making new friends and playing train-themed games.


Seymour Simon's book of trains

Simon, Seymour.
Call Number: x 656 S596

An exploration of different trains and their uses, illustrated with photographs.


Shark vs. train

Barton, Chris.
Call Number: xz

A shark and a train compete in a series of contests on a seesaw, in hot air balloons, bowling, shooting baskets, playing hide-and-seek, and more.


Steam train, dream train

Rinker, Sherri Duskey.
Call Number: xz

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.


Stop, train, stop! : a Thomas the Tank Engine story

Call Number: xz IR

When Thomas the Tank Engine decides not to make his usual station stops one day, he learns that faster is not always better. Based on the Railway series by the Rev. W. Awdry. Ask for more Thomas the Tank Engine books at your library!


Terrific trains

Mitton, Tony.
Call Number: xz

Rhyming text introduces a variety of trains as they leave a station, rush along the tracks, and arrive at the platform where travelers are waiting.


And the train goes--

Bee, William.
Call Number: xz

As assorted passengers comment on their train ride, and the train itself goes "Clickerty click, clickerty clack," the station parrot is carefully listening to every sound.



Cooper, Elisha.
Call Number: xz

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.


A train goes clickety-clack

London, Jonathan, 1947-
Call Number: xz

Easy-to-read, rhyming text describes the sounds of, and uses for, different kinds of trains.



Barton, Byron.
Call Number: xz

See different kinds of trains and what they do!



Gibbons, Gail.
Call Number: xz

Learn about different kinds of trains, past and present!



Graham, Ian, 1953-
Call Number: x 656 G739 folio

Looks at the inner workings of a selection of railroad trains, including steam trains, electric trains, heavy-duty diesel trains, and high-speed trains, in a board book with lift flaps.


Whoo! whoo! goes the train

Rockwell, Anne F.
Call Number: xz

Allan, who loves trains and learns all that he can about them, has a wonderful time when he finally takes his first train ride.