The Best Train Books for Kids
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My youngest son was a train fanatic when he was little. Thomas the train was his favorite buddy–from the wooden trains and tracks to the videos, it was ALL Thomas ALL the time for a couple of years. We even took a ride on the ‘real’ Thomas train at the North Carolina Transportation Museum one year. My train fan even dressed up as a conductor for Halloween. Of course, we spent plenty of time reading train books, most of which he could recite by heart along with me as I read them aloud. One of the joys of being a boy mom is seeing the beauty of things like trains through their eyes.
This week, I am sharing our favorite train books for kids. These are the ones we’ve read many times, and we hope you will find something on our list that you and your kids will love, too. If you have any suggestions to add to our list, be sure to let me know in the comments below.
Free Printable Sentence Structure Activity Pack
Click here or on the image below to download a free printable activity pack of train themed activities: Train Books for Kids Library Checklist, Sentence Structure Activities, and Train Notebook Page.
Our favorite train books for kids
- Trains Board Book
- All Aboard Trains (Reading Railroad)
- Terrific Trains (Amazing Machines)
- I Love Trains!
- Freight Train Board Book (Caldecott Collection)
- Polar Express 30th anniversary edition
- The Caboose Who Got Loose (Book and CD)
- 1, 2, 3 to the Zoo: A Counting Book
- The Little Train (Lois Lenski Books)
- Good Night, Thomas (Thomas & Friends) (Glow-in-the-Dark Board Book)
- Thomas’ Magnetic Playbook (Thomas & Friends)
- The Little Red Caboose (Little Golden Book)
- The Little Engine That Could (Original Classic Edition)
- Locomotive (Caldecott Medal Book)
- My Big Train Book (My Big Board Books)
- Ed Emberley’s Drawing Book of Trucks and Trains
- LEGO City: All Aboard! (Level 1)
- Train to Somewhere
- Trains! (Step into Reading)
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- Real MVP Kids Celebrate! Book Series from Mommynificent
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