Picture Books ~ Trains
Shark vs. Train
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. 2010.
Brown, Margaret Wise
The Train to Timbuctoo
JUV ME COLL 398.8.B8136tr
A big train and a little train travel from Kalamazoo to Timbuctoo. 1999.
Brown, Margaret Wise
Two Little Trains
JUV ME COLL 398.8.B8136tw
Two little trains, one streamlined, the other old-fashioned puff, puff, puff, and chug, chug, chug, on their way West. 2001.
The Bedtime Train
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. 2008.
Casey Jones's Fireman: The Story of Sim Webb
Even though the railroad fireman senses danger ahead, he follows his engineer's command to increase the train's power so that the mysterious whistle blows. 1999.
Gauch, Patricia Lee
Christina Katerina and the Great Bear Train
Not happy that a new baby sister is coming home from the hospital Christina Katerina takes her toy bears on a faraway train journey all over the neighborhood. 1990.
I Dream of Trains
The son of a sharecropper dreams of leaving Mississippi on a train with legendary engineer Casey Jones. 2003.
William and the Night Train
Mothers and fathers, teachers and jugglers, everyone's aboard the night train. They're all sleepyheads, ready for bed, ready to ride the train to tomorrow, But the train won't go until wide-awake William shuts his eyes. 2001.
All Aboard! A True Train Story
A journey through part of the Colorado Rockies aboard a steam locomotive of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad, includes historical and descriptive notes on the Durango & Silverton trains. 2003.
Emma and the Silk Train
In a story based an a real-life incident in 1927, a young girl named Emma risks her life to recover a length of silk after a train derails and spills its precious cargo into a river. 1997.
A rhyming story about a toy freight train's day, from loading freight in the morning to retiring to the roundhouse after the day's work is done. 1999.
Black and White
JUV 398.8.M12b Awards
Four brief stories about parents, trains, and cows, or is it really all one story? 1990.
Trouble on the Tracks
JUV ME COLL 398.8.M2957t
There's Trouble with a capital "T" lurking among the familiar faces as a train makes its way through the villages along its route. 2001.
Whoo! Whoo! Goes the Train
Allan, who loves trains and learns all that he can about them, has a wonderful time when he finally takes his first train ride. 2009.
The Train to Maine
JUV ME COLL 398.8.S7454t
In rhyming text, 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." 2008.
Tupelo Rides the Rails
JUV ME COLL 398.8.S9744t
After being left by the side of a road with nothing but her favorite sock toy, Tupelo meets a pack of dogs led by Garbage Pail Tex as they are wishing for new homes, then joins them as they catch a passing train and share stories of dog heroes. 2008.