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Title:
Trains
Author:
Rogers, Hal, 1966-
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Mankato, MN : The Child's World, [2014]
Physical Description:
24 pages : color illustrations ; 21 x 25 cm.
Summary:
Describes what trains are, how they are used, and different kinds.
Language:
English
Contents:
What are trains? -- How are trains used? -- Who drives a train? -- How do trains move? -- Are trains important?
Reading Level:
550 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.3 0.5 165011.
ISBN:
9781623239725
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Trains are used to carry everything from cargo and animals to people. But how do trains move? Who drives them? Learn more about these important machines inside.


Reviews 2

Booklist Review

Train facts and pictures abound in this photo-essay in the Machines at Work series. Young preschoolers wild about these vehicles will especially relish the crisp, full-page glamour shots, which showcase trains in all their technological variety: standard passenger and freight cars, with their locomotive engines; trains powered by electricity through overhead wires; bullet trains; and even trains held by magnets above the rails. Children will study the pages, then incorporate what they've learned into their play. A glossary defines keywords, and the closing list of books and Web sites will be welcomed by kids whose thirst for train minutiae remains unslaked.--Rochman, Hazel Copyright 2008 Booklist


School Library Journal Review

K-Gr 2-Trite chapter titles in the form of questions are only the beginning of the problems with these simplistic volumes. Each of the four or five single-spread chapters contains four to seven large-font sentences opposite a full-page color photo. Vocabulary is so limited that in Tractors other large farm machines are called tools, while the brushes in Street Sweepers "turn around and around." In Trains, freight cars are described as having "air holes for carrying animals." Almost every photo is from the Internet. Readers with any agricultural background will question some of the statements in Tractors. These machines do not plow fields; plows do that (and an outdated photo of such an implement will cause students in farming areas to laugh). While providing some protection for the driver, a tractor's cab is intended more for comfort than safety as stated in the text. A vehicle without a cab is described as having an outside seat, leaving readers to wonder, "outside of where?" Trains states that some railroad cars have their own engines, in contrast to locomotives, but no name or image is furnished for these other types of conveyances. The use of magnetic rails is mentioned but not explained. Sweepers implies that the driver sits in the cab while the controls operate the machine, and mentions that some sweepers spray water, but does not explain why. The only Web site listed in the books is that of the publisher. Not worth considering.-Eldon Younce, Harper Elementary School, KS (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.


Excerpts

Excerpts

Trains are used to carry everything from cargo and animals to people. But how do trains move? Who drives them? Learn more about these important machines inside. Excerpted from Trains by Hal Rogers All rights reserved by the original copyright owners. Excerpts are provided for display purposes only and may not be reproduced, reprinted or distributed without the written permission of the publisher.

Table of Contents

What ore trains?p. 5
How are trains used?p. 6
Who drives a train?p. 13
How do trains move?p. 14
Are trains important?p. 21
Glossaryp. 22
Books and Web Sitesp. 23
Indexp. 24