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Trains Run!

Illustrated by Mick Wiggins

    About The Book

    We’ve already learned that trucks roll, planes fly, and boats float. Now, all aboard for the fourth book in George Ella Lyon’s transportation series, and this time learn all about trains!

    Train travels
    down the track—
    all day gone
    all night back.
    Trains run!

    From steam engines to subways, from the locomotive to the caboose, this story stays right on track, exploring all different kinds of trains and what they do in a day.

    About The Authors

    Photograph by Ann W. Olson

    George Ella Lyon is the author of Trucks Roll!Planes Fly!, and Boats Float!, cowritten with her son Benn. Among George Ella’s other books are the ALA Notable All the Water in the World, What Forest Knows, and Time to Fly. A former Kentucky Poet Laureate, she lives with her family in Lexington, Kentucky. Visit her online at

    Benn Lyon is the coauthor of Boats Float! and caretaker of the new town hall in Popperville.

    About The Illustrator

    Mick Wiggins is an award-winning illustrator living and working in Little Rock, Arkansas. His work can be found in George Ella Lyon’s Planes Fly! and at

    Product Details

    Raves and Reviews

    "Sure to attract young train-lovers."

    – Booklist

    "An excellent choice for storytimes and read-alouds everywhere."

    – School Library Journal

    Awards and Honors

    • Kentucky Bluegrass Award Master List
    • Keystone to Reading Elementary Book Award Reading List (PA)

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