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Alphabet Trains

Written by Samantha R Vamos & illustrated by Ryan O Rourke
Published by Charlesbridge
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All aboard for a train ride through the alphabet! Whether chug-chug-chugging up a mountainside in an Incline train or zipping at super speed in a Bullet train, trains will get you where you need to be—A to Z!

There is a train—some familiar and some unusual—for every letter of the alphabet. Trains are used all over the world for carrying people and cargo from place to place. With a bouncy rhyming text, and clever illustrations full of visual cues, young readers will love learning all about trains.

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The Book Snob Mom
Mom of boys. Lover of Harry Potter, Jane Austen and believes one can never own too many children's books!
5.0 / 7.0

Such a great train book! Vamos is incredibly clever and detailed in her train choices, and while I wondered if she was making some of these up, in the back of the picture book edition there is a short explanation of each train she chose… and they’re all real trains, so it felt educational as well as very enjoyable. An excellent rhyme scheme is always a plus in my book, and finding the way the letters are used in each illustration is a fun add.

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Book Topics › alphabet (ABCs)
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Book Topics › rhyming
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Book Topics › transportation
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Who Wrote Alphabet Trains

Samantha R Vamos

Samantha is an award-winning author of six children’s picture books including three alphabet transportation books with illustrator Ryan O’Rourke titled “Alphabet Boats”, “Alphabet Trains”, and “Alphabet Trucks” as well as the bilingual picture book “The Cazuela That The Farm Maiden Stirred” (illustrated by Rafael López) – a spicy, bilingual tribute to the classic nursery rhyme “The House That Jack Built” – and its companion book, “The Piñata That The Farm Maiden Hung” (illustrated by Sebastià Serra). Samantha’s first book, “Before You Were Here, Mi Amor” (illustrated by Santiago Cohen) was selected by Parents Magazine as “Best for Babies.” A former practicing attorney, Samantha is also a mom, dog-lover, and an incurable chocoholic. Samantha, her husband, son, and rescue pup live in the Bay Area.

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  • What part of creating Alphabet Trains did you most enjoy?

    The most enjoyable aspect of writing Alphabet Trains, which features 16 US trains and 10 trains from around the world, was completing the research. I learned about so many unique trains. Each train is described with a rhyme about the train’s purpose, function, or feature, and with the exception of one historic locomotive – the Jupiter – all the trains are operational today.

    By Samantha R. Vamos (author)

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