My First Book of Trains: All About Locomotives and Railcars for Kids (Paperback)

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My First Book of Trains: All About Locomotives and Railcars for Kids By Kristina A. Holzweiss, MSLIS, MA Cover Image


All aboard an amazing railroad adventure! Explore this colorful introduction to trains for kids ages 3 to 5.

What makes trains move? Why do trains come in different shapes and sizes? From steam locomotives and diesel engines to electric railcars, curious kids will learn how trains work and the important jobs they do with My First Book of Trains.
  • The power of trains—Read about trains that move people, trains that move snow, and trains that use magnets to move!
  • Terrific train trivia—Did you know that trains can travel over bridges, underground, and even underwater? Or that some trains are as fast as race cars?
  • ​​Big, beautiful images—See these trains in action with lots of colorful pictures!

Pick up this book about trains for kids today and get kids excited about science and engineering.

About the Author

KRISTINA HOLZWEISS, MLS, was the 2015 School Library Journal School Librarian of the Year, a National School Board "20 to Watch" emerging education technology leader in 2016-2017, and a 2018 Library Journal Mover & Shaker. She is an educator, author, international presenter, and keynote speaker. Kristina is the founder of SLIME (Students of Long Island Maker Expo) and a founding member of the Nation of Makers.

Praise For…

"Children have always been fascinated by trains. What child doesn't get excited when they see a train? Kristina's words and images should enhance a child's appreciation of the history and charm of railroading." —David D. Morrison, Long Island Rail Road author and historian

"Kids will be sure to love this fun, comprehensive, and well-illustrated look at all things trains." —Richard Panchyk, author of 50 books

"This book is the perfect resource for kids to learn about trains and the various aspects of railroading. It's easy to follow and includes lots of important history, colorful photographs, and an easy-to-use glossary that will help build your child's vocabulary. My First Book of Trains is a must-read for every young railfan." —Tyler Keck, interim librarian at the National Toy Train Museum and Library

"My First Book of Trains makes it easy for young readers to fall in love with the railroad while illuminating how trains work! Colorful images and easy-to-understand vocabulary bring the past and present of railroading to young railfans." —Juliette O'Connor, educator at the Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania
Product Details
ISBN: 9781685394950
ISBN-10: 1685394957
Publisher: Rockridge Press
Publication Date: August 2nd, 2022
Pages: 72
Language: English