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Casey Jones
Book Casey Jones
Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4 · Reading Level: Grade 3 48 pages, paperback Casey Jones was the most famous railroad engineer there ever was. Casey had one hang up. He had to be on time. He expected his trains to be on time too. One night Casey was asked to drive a train that was far behind schedule. He got that train running as fast as she could go. Would Casey make it on time? Hop on board and find out what made this railroad engineer an American hero in this fast-paced tale.
How Do Trains Work?
Book How Do Trains Work?
Paperback, 32 pages. Interest Level: Grade 1 - Grade 3 · Reading Level: Grade 2. Trains are long and loud. They rumble down railroad tracks. But what are the different types of trains? And how do these giant vehicles haul so much weight? Read this book to find out!
John Henry
Book John Henry
Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 4 · Reading Level: Grade 3 Paperback, 48 pages Some folks say John Henry was born with a hammer in his hand. He sure loved to pound things and his muscles were harder than rocks. At work, John laid down tracks for the railroad company. The earth shook when he swung down his heavy hammers. John was stronger than the strongest worker, but was he stronger than a machine? Find out in this powerful tale.
Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express
Book Kate Shelley and the Midnight Express
By Margaret K. Wetterer, Paperback, 48 Pages

In this heroic tale, fifteen-year-old Kate risks her life in a storm to prevent a train disaster. Will she be able to cross the bridge to stop the midnight express in time?
Mr. Complain Takes the Train
Book Mr. Complain Takes the Train
Hardcover, 32 pages. Mr. Complain is ready for his vacation in Dullsville, but on the train ride there, nothing is the way he likes it. First, the engine is too loud. Then, the passengers are too happy. Plus, the cars are too crowded, the seats are too lumpy, and his seatmate is too prickly. And that’s all before the train even leaves the station! Will Mr. Complain ever be able to relax and enjoy the ride? Find out as he travels through mountains, volcanoes, caves, and even oceans in this silly interactive story that’s perfect for train- and animal-loving kids.
Orphan Train Rider
Book Orphan Train Rider: One Boy's True Story
Paperback, 80 pages. Between 1854 and 1930, more than 200,000 orphaned or abandoned children were sent west on orphan trains to find new homes. Some were adopted by loving families; others were not as fortunate. In recent years, some of the riders have begun to share their stories. Andrea Warren alternates chapters about the history of the orphan trains with the story of Lee Nailling, who in 1926 rode an orphan train to Texas when he was nine years old.
Santa\'s Scenic Valley Ride
Book Santa's Scenic Valley Ride
By Misty McNally. Paperback, 30 pages. There’s a blizzard so fierce that reindeer can’t fly in it. How will Santa deliver gifts to children on the Iowa frontier? Santa’s Scenic Valley Ride takes little ones on a winter adventure with Santa on his first-ever train ride to old-time Iowa. The book was written and illustrated by Misty McNally, whose mother was born in Boone and whose grandparents once owned the historic Lincoln Restaurant on the old Lincoln Highway. Get the book and follow along during your journey aboard the Santa Express train ride!
The Caboose Who Got Loose
Book The Caboose Who Got Loose
Paperback, 48 pages. Katy Caboose is tired of being last, and one day an accident allows her to realize her dream of peace and solitude.
Book The Cooking Conductor Cookbook
Boone & Scenic Valley Railroad Conductor John Dawkins, formerly a welder with the Chicago & North Western Railway (later the Union Pacific), has compiled some of his favorite recipes in this 30 page softcover cookbook. When he isn't volunteering at the railroad, John is a school crossing guard, Salvation Army volunteer, and a well known cook in the community. Some of the recipes he has included in his book are: Reuben Sandwiches, Ham Balls, Conductor's Chili, Mexican Layer Dip, as well as several desserts.
The Goodnight Train
Book The Goodnight Train
Paperback, 32 pages. All aboard for Dreamland! Hold on to your pillow, because the Goodnight Train is taking off. Roll that corner, rock that curve, and soar past mermaids, leaping sheep, and even icecream clouds. You won't want to miss a thing, so whatever you do, don't . . . close . . . your . . . eyes! With soothing, lyrical words and magical illustrations, June Sobel and Laura Huliska-Beith have created a nighttime fantasy that's guaranteed to make even the most resistant sleeper snuggle up tight.
The Goodnight Train Rolls On!
Book The Goodnight Train Rolls On!
28 pages, board book All aboard! This colorful companion to The Goodnight Train is leaving the station, with all the rhyme and rhythm that made the first book a bedtime read-aloud favorite. When a herd of poky sheep slow the Goodnight Train to a crawl, the engineer’s quick thinking (and counting) has them rolling along in no-time—until one tricky sheep sends the train and its sleepy passengers tossing and turning! The clickety-clack cadence of the poetic text is sure to lull listeners to sleep, but not before they take in the candy-colored, dreamy bedtime landscapes full of delightful details to discover. All aboard!
The Little Engine That Could Golden Book
Book The Little Engine That Could (Little Golden Book)
Hardcover, 24 pages. A new Little Golden Book edition of everyone's favorite and inspiring train story! "I think I can! I think I can!" This inspiring motto of the The Little Engine That Could has by spoken by boys and girls everywhere for the last 90 years. The sweet story of the blue engine who shows strength and determination as she successfully moves a train of treats over a mountain was originally published in 1930 and the first Little Golden Book edition came out in 1954. Now today's generation of train fans can enjoy this new Little Golden Book featuring the whole text of the classic story.
The Little Red Caboose
Book The Little Red Caboose
Hardcover, 24 pages. All aboard! This classic Little Golden Book, originally published in 1953, tells the tale of a charming red caboose who wants nothing more than to be as popular as the big steam engine at the front of the train. Boys and girls will love the inspiring tale and the colorful illustrations by Tibor Gergely.
The Train Rolls On
Book The Train Rolls On
Paperback, 42 pages. This book is a must-have for fans of train and zoo animal adventures! Here comes the next train! It's got work to do- passengers await a ride to the zoo! A determined train races the clock to deliver a lively bunch of animals to the zoo for its grand opening. Will the animals arrive in time for their big debut? The train encounters several obstacles along the way, but...The Train Rolls On! This book is a timeless tale of perseverance and working together as a team to overcome obstacles. With its rhyming text, memorable refrain, and stunning illustrations, this exciting train and zoo animal adventure is sure to resonate with children and adults alike!
Christmas in the Air!
Book Thomas and Friends Christmas in the Air!
Hardcover, 24 pages

A delightful and delicious Thomas & Friends(TM) Christmas Scratch-and-Sniff storybook!On the day before Christmas, Thomas the Tank Engine is taking a delivery to Tidmouth Square. On the way, he sees his engine friends James, Percy, Emily, Gordon, Rebecca, Toby, and Nia with all sorts of special deliveries. Each load has a different delightful aroma. Where are they all going? Thomas wonders. At Tidmouth, Thomas discovers that he's carrying Christmas trees, and that his friends have brought the makings of the annual Christmas Eve party! Train-loving boys and girls ages 3 to 7 can enjoy the adventure and smell the sweet scents of Christmas by scratching and sniffing the ten scented spots throughout the story: pine, ginger cookies, orange, peppermint, chocolate, and more. This sweet-smelling Thomas & Friends(TM) story makes the perfect Christmas gift!
Thomas and Friends Five Tank Engine Tales
Book Thomas and Friends Five Tank Engine Tales
Paperback, 160 pages Five early reader adventures starring Thomas! This Step into Reading collection features five Step 1 and 2 early readers based on Thomas & Friends(TM) movie adventures. It's perfect for train-obsessed boys ages 4 to 6 who are just learning to read.
Thomas and the Runaway Pumpkins
Book Thomas and the Runaway Pumpkins
Hardcover, 24 pages A new Thomas & Friends(TM) Little Golden Book autumn adventure! In this all-new Thomas & Friends(TM) Little Golden Book, the fall pumpkin crop on the Island of Sodor goes missing! Train-loving boys and girls ages 4 to 7 will wonder: How will the Pumpkin Festival go on without them? With nothing to judge, what will happen to the pumpkin-carving contest? But never fear--Thomas the Tank Engine is here to help his friends Percy, Edward, Emily, and Henry get the festivities back on track! It's the perfect way to celebrate the fall season and Halloween! In the early 1940s, a loving father crafted a small blue wooden train engine for his son, Christopher. The stories that this father, the Reverend W Awdry, made up to accompany the wonderful toy were first published in 1945 and became the basis for the Railway Series, a collection of books about Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends--and the rest is history. Thomas & Friends now make up a big extended family of engines and others on the Island of Sodor. They appear not only in books but also in television shows and movies and as a wide variety of beautifully made toys. The adventures of Thomas and his friends, which are always, ultimately, about friendship, have delighted generations of train-loving boys and girls for more than 70 years and will co
Three Little Engines
Book Three Little Engines
Hardcover, 48 pages. A gorgeously illustrated, modern retelling of the classic The Little Engine That Could, sharing the timely message that everyone's journey is different, and that sometimes, success comes from a helping hand. Graduation day is finally here! The Little Blue Engine, the Yellow Passenger Engine, and the Red Freight Engine are excited to take their final test of Engine School: making their first solo trip over the mountain. But each engine encounters different challenges and obstacles on their journey. Gorgeous illustrations by Lou Fancher and Steve Johnson combine with a poignant story told by Bob McKinnon to remind a new generation of readers to "think they can."
Tootle Little Golden Book
Book Tootle (Little Golden Book)
Hardcover, 24 pages. In this classic Little Golden Book from 1945, Tootle is a young locomotive who loves to chase butterflies through the meadow. But he must learn to stay on the tracks no matter what—if he ever hopes to achieve his dream of being a Flyer between New York and Chicago!
Trains on the Go
Book Trains on the Go
Paperback, 24 pages Interest Level: Preschool - Grade 1 · Reading Level: Kindergarten Carefully leveled text and fresh, vibrant photos engage young readers in learning about how trains work and what they do. Age-appropriate critical thinking questions and a photo glossary help build nonfiction learning skills.
We Go on a Train
Book We Go on a Train
Paperback, 24 pages With age-appropriate text and large engaging photos young readers are shown how people go places on a train. “Good to Know” facts give higher-level details.
We Rode The Orphan Trains
Book We Rode the Orphan Trains
Paperback, 144 pages. They were “throw away” kids, living in the streets or in orphanages and foster homes. Then Charles Loring Brace, a young minister working with the poor in New York City, started the Children’s Aid Society and devised a plan to give homeless children a chance to find families to call their own. Thus began an extraordinary migration of American children. Between 1854 and 1929, an estimated 200,000 children, mostly from New York and other cities of the eastern United States, ventured forth to other states on a journey of hope. Andrea Warren has shared the stories of some of these orphan train riders here, including those of Betty, who found a fairy tale life in a grand hotel; Nettie Evans and her twin, Nellie, who were rescued from their first abusive placement and taken in by a new, kindhearted family who gave them the love they had hoped for; brothers Howard and Fred, who remained close even though they were adopted into different families; and Edith, who longed to know the secrets of her past. Listen to these and other child orphans as they share their memories of transition and adventure, disappointment and loneliness, but ultimately of the joy of belonging to their own new families.
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