This book list was compiled by Matthew, a passionate train enthusiast and the 9-year-old son of Kids' Book Review Managing Editor, Susan Whelan
The Peter's Railway books are full of adventure and they also have technical information about how trains and railways work.
This is another great train adventure story. It is a good book to read in winter and at Christmas.
Toyland Express (Can You See What I See?) by Walter Wick, Cartwheel Books, $19.99, 9780545244831
This is a fun book for people who like trains and books where you have to spot different things in the pictures.
Ocean Star Express by Mark Haddon and Peter Sutton, HarperCollins, $14.95, 9780007826902
This book is a good story about model trains and using your imagination.
Puzzle Train (Usborne Young Puzzles) by Susannah Leigh and Brenda Haw, Usborne, $16.99, 9781409516897
This is a great train puzzle book for young kids.
Legendary Journeys: Trains by Philip Steele, Sebastian Quigley and Nicholas Forder, Walker Books, $39.95, 9781921720048
This book has pull-out sections and lots of interesting information about trains.
Trains: A Pop-up Railway Book by Robert Crowther, Walker Books, $29.95, 9780744596564
Thomas and the Blackout (Thomas & Friends), based on the Railway series by Rev. W Awdry, Egmont UK, 9781405241717
This is a great book for little kids who like Thomas the Tank Engine. You can use Harold's search light to find things in the pictures.