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National Geographic Readers: Trains

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Choo Choo! Kids love trains! Especially the old-timey steam engines found in amusement parks and zoos. But what about a super-speeder in Japan that zooms on the track at 361 miles per hour? Or the world's longest freight train, stretching on for a whopping 4.6 miles? Or futuristic railways in the sky? In this Level 1 reader, young readers will discover a whole new way of looking at trains!


  • Level 1: for kids just starting to read; ages 4-6
  • Softcover
  • 32 pages
  • 6" x 9"
  • © 2011

About the Series

This high-interest, educationally vetted series of beginning readers features the magnificent images of National Geographic, accompanied by texts written by experienced, skilled children's book authors. The inside back cover of the paperback edition is an interactive feature based upon the book. Level 1 books reinforce the content of the book with a kinesthetic learning activity. In Level 2 books readers complete a Cloze letter, or fun fill-in, with vocabulary words.


Incomplete and biased history


My train loving son loved this book which we bought at a gift shop at a historical site, but I was very disappointed with the fact that the book stated that Chinese and Irish people built the railroads while completely overlooking the presence of African American workers. I ended up printing out some historical photos of black railroad workers, adding my own text, and adding the pictures into the book so my son would see the contributions of people who looked like him. We also had a discussion about biased history.




All Aboard!


Sent this to a great nephew who had just been in hospital and who loves trains. Haven't heard yet if he liked it, but I am confident that he did. All NGEO publications are outstanding.


San Tan Valley, AZ


National Geographic Readers: Trains

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