Good Books About Trains for Children and Young Adults

Good Books About Trains for Children and Young Adults

Good Books About Trains for Children and Young Adults

Here are our favorite books about trains. This list of links starts out with books appropriate for toddlers and ends up with a couple appropriate for high school students or adults. Trains are a subject that does not sound like school but has many important lessons none the less, including multicultural ones and moral ones. All foster a love of learning and stretch imaginations. A few are chapter books but most have gorgeous illustrations. Consider giving some of these to a child you love!

Inside Freight Train by Donald Crews

Freight Train by Donald Crews

The Little Train by Lois Lenski

Curious George Takes a Train

The Little Engine That Could

The Caboose Who Got Loose by Bill Peet

Choo Choo

Country Crossing

Mailing May

Boxcar Children

Train to Somewhere

Ten Miles a Day



John Henry by Ezra Jack Keats

John Henry by Julius Lester

Dragon’s Gate

Orphan Train

Nothing Like it in the World


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  1. […] I should also mention that upstairs there is a toy train collection to blow your mind, if you are into that. I was so busy watching delighted children of all ages there that taking any photos of that never occurred to me. You’ll have to see the toy train exhibit for yourself. It is because of this visit that I was inspired with that previous blog post of train books we’ve enjoyed… […]

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