Best Railway Children’s Books for 4 to 7 Year Olds


So you would like to get your young child learning about the joy of Trains? Not sure where to start? Then look no further, as this guide will give you our top 5 books for your young reader aged 4-7. If you have younger readers fear not, we have another fantastic guide for toddlers and younger ones to explore trains here

1. Sleep Train, Dream Train by Sherri Dusky Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld

Our first book is great for relaxing bed time reading. It is called Sleep Train, Dream Train and is written by Sherri Dusky Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld. It is a beautifully illustrated, rhyming book perfect for getting your little one enjoying and exploring wonderful stream trains. Add that to the huge array of exotic animals we meet along the way, you will soon see why this book was on the New York Times Best Seller List. 

You can find it available in Softback, Board Book and for Kindle on Amazon Here.

2. The Big Book of Trains by Megan Cullis

Our second book is a brilliant hard back book perfect for reading at home or packing for trips out. It is called The Big Book of Trains by Megan Cullis. This slightly more in depth book, looks at all the components of trains, while giving gorgeous illustrations and knowledge at the same time. Your little one will love opening the 4 large foldouts within the book, and learning little snippets of railway and train facts!

You can find it available in Hardback on Amazon

3. A Visit to London for Thomas the Tank Engine

The next book we have is perfect for a young train enthusiast, either as a gift or as fun addition to their book collection. It is a story of the infamous Thomas the Tank Engine and his adventures, it’s called A Visit to London for Thomas the Tank Engine. Follow Thomas on his journey to take the Fat Controller to meet the Queen, what exciting things will happen on his journey? This book is such a delight, full of beautiful pictures and a great story too.

Available in paperback on Amazon

4. The Cat, The Mouse and The Runaway Train, By Peter Bently and Steve Cox

The Cat, The Mouse and The Runaway Train, By Peter Bently and Steve Cox is the name of our next great read. Follow our naughty little mouse on this brilliant tale, as he steals the station masters cheese. With its brilliant rhyming pace and delightful illustrations this book is one you will revisit time and again. 

Available in Hardback, Paperback and for Kindle from Amazon

5. Runaway Train by Benedict Blathwayt

Our final book is the first of a set of many books called The Little Red Train. This particular story is Runaway Train by Benedict Blathwayt. This story follows Duffy on his adventures and shows how being helpful can cause train chaos!! Will he be able to save the day….? This is a beautifully written book full of stunning pictures sure to set your child’s imagination running wild with thoughts of trains. Once they have finished this one, why not try some of the others in the series.

Available in Softback and for Kindle from Amazon

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