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Trains
Submitted by: Christine Turner, Atascocita
Audience
• Toddler • Pre-school
Books
Freight Train by:Donald Crews
Brief text and illustrations trace the journey of a colorful train as it goes through tunnels, by cities, and over trestles.
Choo choo clickety-clack! by:Margaret Mayo
Rhythmic sounds imitate trains, planes, and other busy transports that come and go.
Clickety clack by:Rob and Amy Spence
A train gets noisier and more crowded as quacking ducks, dancing acrobats, talking yaks, and packs of elephants board.
Night train by:Caroline Stutson
Rhyming text presents a nighttime train ride through the countryside, with lightning on the tracks, rattling cars, and the welcoming lights of the station at the end of the journey.
The Goodnight Train by:June Sobel
A child's bedtime ritual follows the imaginary journey of a goodnight train's trip to the dreamland station.
I love trains! by:Philemon Sturges
A boy expresses his love of trains, describing many kinds of train cars and their special jobs.
A train goes clickety-clack by:Jonathan London
Easy-to-read, rhyming text describes the sounds of, and uses for, different kinds of trains.
I drive a freight train by:Sarah Bridges
Describes what a freight train is, the engineers and conductors that make it go, and what the train carries from place to place.
This Train by:Paul Collicutt
Simple text and illustrations depict different kinds of trains going uphill and downhill, crossing bridges and tunnels, using electricity or steam, carrying passengers or freight, even when it snows.
Hey Mr. Choo-Choo, where are you going? by:Susan Wickberg
A train engine hauls his cars from the city to the sea, answering questions about what he is pulling, seeing, and hearing along the way.
Songs
A peanut sat
On a railroad track,
His heart was all a-flutter,

Round the bend
Came number ten.
Toot! Toot! Peanut butter!
SQUISH!
http://www.kididdles.com/lyrics/p004.html
Down by the station
Down by the station
Early in the morning
See the little pufferbellies
All in a row
See the station master
Turn the little handle
Puff, puff, toot, toot
Off we go!


Craft
Chugga-chugga Choo choo! Train Craft
http://www.thebestkidsbooksite.com/craftdetails2.cfm?CName=859
Notes
I have listed more books than you will need for a single storytime. Pick and choose what you like and share it with a friend.