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Steam Train, Dream Train (Easy Reader Books, Reading Books for Children) (Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site) (Hardcover)

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A train rolls through the night with a crazy cargo of animals and objects on board, and it's the perfect vehicle to carry your young ones off to sleep. If their dreams are anything like this book, they'll be be happy indeed.

— From Best Children's Books of 2013


From the team behind the #1 New York Times Bestseller Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site

The dream train pulls into the station, and one by one the train cars are loaded: polar bears pack the reefer car with ice cream, elephants fill the tanker cars with paints, tortoises stock the auto rack with race cars, bouncy kangaroos stuff the hopper car with balls. Sweet and silly dreams are guaranteed for any budding train enthusiasts!
  • Introduce your child to new animals and experiences with this ideal children's bedtime book
  • A great read aloud book for kids or early reader book for kids beginning to read on their own
  • Features beautiful art from an award-winning team of writers and illustrators
If you loved Mighty, Mighty Construction Site and Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, this book will be the ideal addition to your children's book set and is perfect for readers of these categories:
  • First Story Books
  • Bedtime Story Books
  • First Book for Toddlers
  • Read Along Books for Kids

About the Author

Sherri Duskey Rinker lives in Chicago with her photographer husband and two energetic, inquisitive sons: one fascinated by bugs and magic, and the other by trucks and trains. She created this goodnight story in hopes of happier bedtimes and sweet dreams for all. Find out more about Sherri at

Tom Lichtenheld loves drawing pictures and telling silly stories. His books include the New York Times bestseller Duck! Rabbit!, Wumbers, and the ALA Notable Children's Book, E-mergency! He lives in Geneva, Illinois. Visit him at

Praise For…

"A great bedtime book." - 5 Minutes for Books

"I expect this one to fly off the shelves." - Jen Robinson's Book Page

"Kids will clamor for this one at bedtime and storytime alike." - Booklist, starred review

"A feeling of warmth and an old-fashioned nursery aura abound." - Kirkus Reviews

"I will be sharing Steam Train, Dream Train with some very excited students this week..." - Laura Given, Librarian

"Will be embraced as a nighttime standard, particularly among train lovers everywhere."-School Library Journal, starred review

"A book imbued with moonlit magic."--The Washington Post

"Another winner for bedtime." - The San Francisco Chronicle

"A go-to goodnight story for train- and animal-loving preschoolers." - Publishers Weekly, starred review

"I couldn't wait to get my hands on this rhythmic, rhyming hypnotic vehicle bedtime book from the team who brought us the best selling Good Night, Good Night, Construction Site. It's another winner." - Lisa Von Drasek, Early Word

"I loved Steam Train, Dream Train.... Can I see it becoming a favorite bedtime story? I most certainly can." - Roundtable Reviews

"Skillfully combines both the factual and imaginative guises of trains in a playful picture book." - The Wall Street Journal

Chicago Public Library Best Picture Books of the Year

School Library Journal Best Books of the Year

"Steam Train, Dream Train has the look and feel of a classic." - Common Sense Media

"Destined to be a bedtime classic." -

"The combination of words and drawings is sure to stir the imaginations of little ones as it lulls them to sleep." -

"Rhythmic, engaging, and beautiful." -'s Omnivoracious blog

Product Details
ISBN: 9781452109206
ISBN-10: 1452109206
Publisher: Chronicle Books
Publication Date: April 16th, 2013
Pages: 40
Language: English
Series: Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site