From steam trains to Shinkansen (bullet) trains, I do love to ride the rails. Each train has its own unique characteristics and peculiarities. From seats to the way the doors open, even the smell of the trains is different. Here in Northern Ireland, this month saw the opening of the Whitehead Railway Museum which will allow more visitors to learn more about the inner workings that the volunteers undertake in restoring steam trains from around the Emerald Isle and further abroad. So this is the perfect time to share some books about trains with you!
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Books About Trains
I have provided links to these books for both my American and British readers. Enjoy!
- All Aboard!: Passenger Trains Around the World (UK link here)
- The Historical Guide to North American Railroads (UK link here)
- Ticket to Ride: Around the World on 49 Unusual Train Journeys (UK link here)
- Train (DK Eyewitness Books) (UK link here)
- All About Trains (UK link here)
- Train: The Definitive Visual History (Dk Smithsonian) (UK link here)
- The Goodnight Train (UK link here)
- Curious George Takes a Train (UK link here)
- Thomas and Friends: My Red Railway Book Box (Bright & Early Board Books) (UK link here)
- My Big Train Book (My Big Board Books) (UK link here)
- Shinkansen (Bullet Train) (The 350 Series picture book)
- The Shinkansen! Want to know more (2007) ISBN: 4861913497 [Japanese Import]
You know we love multicultural books (if you didn’t know this, or if you’d like to see some great ones, have a look around our books category for our favourites), and our favourite international homeschooling family, Mommynificent, shares three in her post, Real MVP Kids Celebrate! Book Series.