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Polar Express Reading List

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Polar Express Recommended Reading List


E VAN- The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg.

A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.


E PIP- The little engine that could by Watty Piper



E SPE- Clickety Clack by Robert Spence III

A train gets noisier and more crowded as quacking ducks, dancing acrobats, talking yaks, and packs of elephants board.


E LUN- All aboard the dinotrain by Deb Lund

When dinosaurs seek adventure by taking a train ride, they find the trip has some unexpected surprises along the way.



E LEW- Chugga-chugga choo-choo by Kevin Lewis

A rhyming story about a toy freight train's day, from loading freight in the morning to retiring to the roundhouse after the day's work is done.


E HUB- Trains : steaming! pulling! huffing! by Patricia Hubbell

Rhyming text presents the characteristics of various kinds of trains.


E KUK- All aboard! : a true train story by Susan Kuklin

A journey through part of the Colorado Rockies aboard a steam locomotive of the Durango & Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad. Includes historical and descriptive notes on the Durango & Silverton trains.


E PRI- I saw an ant on the railroad track by Joshua Prince

Jack, a railroad switchman, frantically tries to save an ant who is heading east on a westbound track, straight into the path of an oncoming freight train.


E CRU- Railroad John and the Red Rock run by Tony Crunk

Lonesome Bob and Granny Apple Fritter have to get to Red Rock by two o'clock or Lonesome will miss his wedding, but Railroad John has never been late so nothing will keep him from pulling the train in by 1:59.


E SIE- Train song by Diane Siebert

Rhymed text and illustrations describe the journey of a transcontinental trains.

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