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Product Details

  • Age Range: 6 - 9 years
  • Grade Level: 1 - 4
  • Lexile Measure: 390L (What's this?)
  • Series: Step into Reading
  • Paperback: 48 pages
  • Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers (March 27, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0375869417
  • ISBN-13: 978-0375869419
  • Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.2 x 9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.5 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #139,524 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

SUSAN E. GOODMAN is the author of several nonfiction Step into Reading titles: Monster Trucks!, Motorcycles! and Choppers! A dedicated journalist and adventurer, Susan will stop at nothing for a story, having gone so far as attending space camp, and flying aboard a cargo plane bound for the Artic Circle!

Photographer MICHAEL J. DOOLITTLE collaborated with writer Susan E. Goodman on the abovementioned Step into Reading titles, and the Ultimate Field Trip series, going so far as to dangle from rain forest trees, helicopters, and rooftops to get the perfect shot.

More About the Author

To write my nonfiction books for kids, I have flown onto the polar icecap with the Air Force, shared a bathroom with a tarantula in the Amazon, and spent three days at a Monster Truck rally without ever buying fried dough. Which was the hardest? I'll let you guess.

My book All in Just One Cookie was an ALA Notable and On This Spot was a Washington Post Best Picture Book of its year. My newest books? 2012--See How They Run: Campaign Dreams, Election Schemes, and the Race to the White House and It's a Dog's Life: How Man's Best Friend Sees, Hears, and Smells the World. 2013--How Do You Burp in Space?: And Other Tips Every Space Tourist Needs to Know.

Besides writing for kids, I speak at conferences, schools, and libraries and teach writing for children at Lesley University's MFA program. Visit me at www.susangoodmanbooks.com.

Customer Reviews

The five year old that will receive this book next week will love it.
Janet Goff
If you love trains, or have children or grandchildren who love trains, then this well-written book is the one for you.
Weedwoman
Children who love trains can read this book and learn a lot about trains but will not be overwhelmed by details.
Irene's Book Reviews

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By QuirkyOne on June 5, 2013
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Mind you, I have a 4 year old who is practically obsessed by trains. He lives, eats, sleeps trains. (Literally, he sleeps on Thomas sheets in Chuggington pajamas, clasping his favorite train whistle or train character, with random pieces of track within his covers.) So when this book arrived, I was a little dismayed it contained so much in depth writing about trains. But my son has soaked it all up. We read a few pages at a time, discuss the pictures, and compare to what we already know, only to dive again into the next few pages.

If you have a young railfan like me, your child will love it. If you have an older, able reader, the information is great. And if you just want a good nonfiction book for your library, the readability is awesome. Get it -- you won't be disappointed!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By J. Gold on January 30, 2013
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This is a good book for a train loving 6 year old boy. He is able to read most of it and is motivated to do so because he loves trains so much. A good buy.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Irene's Book Reviews on January 22, 2013
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This book has lots of great photographs! There are many different trains talked about and shown. I gave this book 5/5 stars. It has great information about trains. Children who love trains can read this book and learn a lot about trains but will not be overwhelmed by details.
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I purchased this book for my 7 year old grandson. He is wearing out the pages and really seems to love it. That is the best
recommendation I can give for this book. The only problem I have is now he wants me to buy him trains. This book really started
something!!
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By Weston Leggett on June 6, 2014
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If you like trains you would like this book it is very good and the other one is not that good ·
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By Janet Goff on May 23, 2014
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The five year old that will receive this book next week will love it. The price was fair and the content very educational. We even learned many things when reading it. The pictures are excellent!
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My son loves anything train related. This book had great pictures. It also had explanations of the different train parts.
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By Cathy Lambert on March 31, 2014
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This book is a for a little older child than Alexander. He is only 3 but he still loves to look at the pictures.
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