{"id":451518473,"title":"Alphabet Trains","handle":"alphabet-trains","description":"\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER AUTHOR\/ILLUSTRATOR INFO BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eBy: \u003ca title=\"Author Samantha R. Vamos\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/samantha-r-vamos\"\u003eSamantha R. Vamos\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca title=\"Illustrator Ryan O'Rourke\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/ryan-orourke\"\u003eRyan O'Rourke\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eKids love trains and this book's got them from A to Z!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eClimb aboard and ride the rails with twenty-six letters, on twenty-six different types of trains.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEach train in this exciting book is adorned with a letter of the alphabet. Young readers can spot the letter “C” on the side of the coal train, the “G” on the front of the Glacier Express, the letter “M” on the monorail, and more. Short rhyming text accompanies each train to introduce the name of the train and a bit of information about it\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eRyan O’Rourke’s colorful illustrations will entice young learners. Both train enthusiasts and those just learning about trains will find lots to learn here. 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The simple text is straightforward without letting the rhyme become cloying: “G is for Glacier Express,\/a scenic, alpine glide.\/H is for Hurricane Turn.\/Wave a flag to catch a ride.” Each train is featured on its own page, allowing the page turns to reveal the next type of train. A spread ends the book by giving factual information for each of the trains depicted, further enhancing the book’s appeal to train enthusiasts. 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Vamos\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/samantha-r-vamos\"\u003eSamantha R. Vamos\u003c\/a\u003e \/ Illustrated by: \u003ca title=\"Illustrator Ryan O'Rourke\" href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/ryan-orourke\"\u003eRyan O'Rourke\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER HEADING BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch3\u003eKids love trains and this book's got them from A to Z!\u003c\/h3\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - ENTER DESCRIPTION BELOW - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eClimb aboard and ride the rails with twenty-six letters, on twenty-six different types of trains.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eEach train in this exciting book is adorned with a letter of the alphabet. Young readers can spot the letter “C” on the side of the coal train, the “G” on the front of the Glacier Express, the letter “M” on the monorail, and more. 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Vamos, author\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eSamantha R. Vamos is the author of \u003ci\u003eThe Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred\u003c\/i\u003e, a Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book, \u003ci\u003eAlphabet Trucks\u003c\/i\u003e, and \u003ci\u003eBefore You Were Here, Mi Amor\u003c\/i\u003e (Viking Juvenile). Samantha lives near Seattle, Washington.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003ca title=\"Author Samantha R. 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The simple text is straightforward without letting the rhyme become cloying: “G is for Glacier Express,\/a scenic, alpine glide.\/H is for Hurricane Turn.\/Wave a flag to catch a ride.” Each train is featured on its own page, allowing the page turns to reveal the next type of train. A spread ends the book by giving factual information for each of the trains depicted, further enhancing the book’s appeal to train enthusiasts. 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Vamos's rhymes are as sturdy as the trains she discusses (\"\u003ci\u003eI\u003c\/i\u003e is for incline train,\/ a steep, uphill track.\/ \u003ci\u003eJ\u003c\/i\u003e is for Jupiter,\/ with a wide balloon stack\"), while O'Rourke sneaks numerous upper-and lower-case letters into his cheerful digital illustrations, which all but beg to be pointed out by kids as the pages turn.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003c\/blockquote\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DOWNLOADABLES BELOW - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDownloadables\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp style=\"text-align: left;\"\u003e\u003cimg alt=\"\" src=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/alphabet-trains-cvr.jpg?4535604852965863496\" style=\"display: block; float: none; margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto;\"\u003e\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cdiv class=\"btn-wrapper\"\u003e\u003ca href=\"https:\/\/cdn.shopify.com\/s\/files\/1\/0750\/0101\/files\/alphabet-trains-hires.zip?14386821105742796807\" class=\"product-btn\"\u003eDownload the Cover\u003c\/a\u003e\u003c\/div\u003e\n\u003c!-- - - - - - - - - - - - ENTER DETAILS BELOW - - - - - - - - - - - --\u003e\n\u003ch5\u003eDetails\u003c\/h5\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eHardcover\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-58089-592-7\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cstrong\u003eE-book\u003c\/strong\u003e\u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-60734-857-3 EPUB \u003cbr\u003eISBN: 978-1-60734-858-0 PDF\u003cbr\u003eFor information about ordering E-books, \u003ca href=\"http:\/\/charlesbridge.myshopify.com\/pages\/e-books\" target=\"_blank\" rel=\"noopener noreferrer\"\u003eclick here\u003c\/a\u003e.\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003eAges: 3-7\u003cbr\u003ePage count: 32\u003cbr\u003e10 x 7\u003c\/p\u003e\n\u003cp\u003e\u003cb\u003eCorrelated to Common Core State Standards:\u003c\/b\u003e\u003cbr\u003eEnglish Language Arts-Literacy. 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Alphabet Trains

By: Samantha R. Vamos / Illustrated by: Ryan O'Rourke

Kids love trains and this book's got them from A to Z!

Climb aboard and ride the rails with twenty-six letters, on twenty-six different types of trains.

Each train in this exciting book is adorned with a letter of the alphabet. Young readers can spot the letter “C” on the side of the coal train, the “G” on the front of the Glacier Express, the letter “M” on the monorail, and more. Short rhyming text accompanies each train to introduce the name of the train and a bit of information about it

Ryan O’Rourke’s colorful illustrations will entice young learners. Both train enthusiasts and those just learning about trains will find lots to learn here. Backmatter includes additional information on each of the twenty-six train types depicted in the text.

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Samantha R. Vamos, author

Samantha R. Vamos is the author of The Cazuela That the Farm Maiden Stirred, a Pura Belpré Illustrator Honor Book, Alphabet Trucks, and Before You Were Here, Mi Amor (Viking Juvenile). Samantha lives near Seattle, Washington.

Read more about Samantha.


Ryan O'Rourke, illustrator

For many years Ryan O'Rourke's illustrations have appeared in galleries, newspapers, and magazines, including a weekly illustration for the Boston Globe Sunday Magazine. One Big Rain marks Ryan's foray into children's picture books. He makes his home in Connecticut.

Read more about Ryan.

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School Library Journal

A cheerful rhyming text and painterly illustrations created in Adobe Photoshop offer young readers a different train for each letter of the alphabet. The simple text is straightforward without letting the rhyme become cloying: “G is for Glacier Express,/a scenic, alpine glide./H is for Hurricane Turn./Wave a flag to catch a ride.” Each train is featured on its own page, allowing the page turns to reveal the next type of train. A spread ends the book by giving factual information for each of the trains depicted, further enhancing the book’s appeal to train enthusiasts. VERDICT Pair this with Donald Crews’s Freight Train (Greenwillow,1978) and Margaret Wise Brown’s Two Little Trains (HarperCollins, 2001) illustrated by Leo and Diane Dillon, for a high-speed storytime.

Publishers Weekly

In a companion to 2013's Alphabet Trucks, Vamos and O'Rourke introduce 26 trains as they proceed from A to Z. They make room for general categories like bullet trains and coal trains, as well as location-specific conveyances—like the Xplorer of New South Wales, Australia, and the Q train of New York City's subway system, taking care of a couple tricky letters in the process. Vamos's rhymes are as sturdy as the trains she discusses ("I is for incline train,/ a steep, uphill track./ J is for Jupiter,/ with a wide balloon stack"), while O'Rourke sneaks numerous upper-and lower-case letters into his cheerful digital illustrations, which all but beg to be pointed out by kids as the pages turn.

Hardcover
ISBN: 978-1-58089-592-7

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ISBN: 978-1-60734-857-3 EPUB
ISBN: 978-1-60734-858-0 PDF
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Ages: 3-7
Page count: 32
10 x 7

Correlated to Common Core State Standards:
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Informational. Kindergarten. Standards 1-10
English Language Arts-Literacy. Reading Informational. Grade 1. Standards 1-4, 6, 7, 8, 10