Season 5 - Episodes 5 & 6 - A Steam Train Adventure

A Steam Train Adventure

A Steam Train Adventure  is sponsored by Sourcebooks.

All aboard for another exciting adventure with Lauren and the Reading Bug! Take a magical trip back in time for a trip aboard the luxurious 20th Century Limited train - on its route from New York City to Chicago - and meet some of its powerful and eccentric passengers! And watch out - someone aboard the train is stealing books (and book bags)!

Books Mentioned in this Podcast

Fiction: 
Thea Stilton and the Mystery on the Orient Express: A Geronimo Stilton Adventure Cover Image
$8.99
ISBN: 9780545341059
Availability: On Our Store Shelves Now
Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - December 1st, 2012

The Thea Sisters are boarding the famouse Orient Express for a journey from Paris to Istanbul! The train is on a special trip to return a precious wedding dress stolen years ago from an Istanbul museum. But there's a rumor that the mysterious Acrobat Thief will steal the dress from the moving train! The Thea Sisters are determined to foil this super-sneaky mouse's plans.


On the Blue Comet Cover Image
$9.99
ISBN: 9780763658151
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: Candlewick - September 11th, 2012

In the wake of the Crash of 1929, Oscar Ogilvie’s life is changed forever. His dad has to sell their house and cherished model trains and head west in search of work, leaving Oscar lonely and miserable in the care of his aunt. Then he meets a mysterious drifter and witnesses a crime so stunning it catapults him on an incredible train journey from coast to coast, from one decade to another.


Lantern Sam and the Blue Streak Bandits Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780385753203
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: Yearling - August 4th, 2015

Lantern Sam is the wise-cracking, sarcastic, talking cat (for those who can hear him, that is) who lives on board the Lake Erie Shoreliner train and is one of the best detectives no one knows about. He doesn’t have much patience for humans (unless they bring him sardines), but when 10-year-old traveler Henry can’t find his new friend, the exuberant Ellie, Sam’s enlisted to help.


I'm Fast! Cover Image
By Kate McMullan, Jim McMullan (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780061920851
Availability: Backordered
Published: Balzer + Bray - January 3rd, 2012

From Kate and Jim McMullan, the popular creators of I Stink! and I’m Dirty!—now a streaming animated series—comes an irresistible read-aloud about trains, a perennial kid favorite. Meet one hard workin’ freight train. He’s got to get to Chicago on time and nothing is going to stop him. Mountains? Not a chance! Cows? Out of his way, ladies! He’s going to get there—and fast!


Chugga Chugga Choo-Choo Cover Image
By Kevin Lewis, Daniel Kirk (Illustrator)
$6.99
ISBN: 9780786807604
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers - March 1st, 2001

Come along for the ride as a busy toy locomotive makes its rounds through a bustling playroom. Featuring rhyming couplets and bright, bold illustrations, this story is sure to be a hit with young train lovers.


How to Train a Train Cover Image
By Jason Carter Eaton, John Rocco (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9780763688998
Availability: On Our Store Shelves Now
Published: Candlewick - September 13th, 2016

Finding advice on caring for a dog, a cat, a fish, even a dinosaur is easy. But what if somebody’s taste in pets runs to the more mechanical kind? What about those who like cogs and gears more than feathers and fur? In this spectacularly illustrated picture book, kids who love locomotives (and what kid doesn’t?) will discover where trains live, what they like to eat, and the best train tricks around—everything it takes to lay the tracks for a long and happy friendship. All aboard!


Non-Fiction: 
How Trains Work (How Things Work) Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9781788683289
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: Lonely Planet - October 15th, 2019

All aboard! From the fastest to the longest, the oldest to the newest, through tunnels, across bridges and up mountainsides, take a fascinating ride through the world of trains in this brilliant new book from illustrator James Gulliver Hancock. In this follow-up to How Cities Work and How Airports Work, young readers travel through history and around the world to find out everything they ever wanted to know about trains. Unfold pages and lift flaps to reveal bustling stations, old steam locomotives fueled with coal, and high-speed trains zooming across Japan at almost 400 miles per hour!


Ultimate Spotlight: Trains Cover Image
By Sophie Prenat, Vinciane Schleef (Illustrator)
$16.99
ISBN: 9791036313585
Availability: On Our Store Shelves Now
Published: Twirl - February 4th, 2020

Discover the wonderful world of trains: Pull a tab to open train doors, life flaps to see inside a train car, or turn a wheel to see different types of trains. Chock-full of age appropriate information, this book is an exciting introduction for young train and transportation enthusiasts.


My Best Book of Trains (Best Books of) Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9780753474983
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Published: Kingfisher - June 11th, 2019

Other Great Books for You to Explore: 
All Aboard the Moonlight Train Cover Image
By Kristyn Crow, Annie Won (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780525645436
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Published: Doubleday Books for Young Readers - March 31st, 2020

Two Little Trains Cover Image
By Margaret Wise Brown, Greg Pizzoli (Illustrator)
$17.99
ISBN: 9780062676511
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Published: HarperCollins - March 3rd, 2020

The Train to Impossible Places: A Cursed Delivery Cover Image
$7.99
ISBN: 9781250211422
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Published: Square Fish - October 1st, 2019

Kit and Kaboodle Take the Train (Highlights Puzzle Readers) Cover Image
By Michelle Portice, Mitch Mortimer (Illustrator)
$4.99
ISBN: 9781684379347
Availability: In Our Warehouse - Expected arrival in 2-5 days
Published: Highlights Press - April 7th, 2020

Mighty Trains (Be an Expert!) Cover Image
$5.95
ISBN: 9780531132418
Availability: On Our Store Shelves Now
Published: Children's Press - February 4th, 2020

Inside Freight Train Cover Image
By Donald Crews, Donald Crews (Illustrator)
$9.99
ISBN: 9780688170875
Availability: On Our Store Shelves Now
Published: Greenwillow Books - January 9th, 2001

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