Trains Run! (Hardcover)

Trains Run! By George Ella Lyon, Benn Lyon, Mick Wiggins (Illustrator) Cover Image


We’ve already learned that trucks roll, planes fly, and boats float. Now, all aboard for the fourth book in George Ella Lyon’s transportation series, and this time learn all about trains!

Train travels
down the track—
all day gone
all night back.
Trains run!

From steam engines to subways, from the locomotive to the caboose, this story stays right on track, exploring all different kinds of trains and what they do in a day.

About the Author

George Ella Lyon is the author of Trucks Roll!Planes Fly!, and Boats Float!, cowritten with her son Benn. Among George Ella’s other books are the ALA Notable All the Water in the World, What Forest Knows, and Time to Fly. A former Kentucky Poet Laureate, she lives with her family in Lexington, Kentucky. Visit her online at

Benn Lyon is the coauthor of Boats Float! and caretaker of the new town hall in Popperville.

Mick Wiggins is an award-winning illustrator living and working in Little Rock, Arkansas. His work can be found in George Ella Lyon’s Planes Fly! and at

Praise For…

"Sure to attract young train-lovers."
— Booklist

"An excellent choice for storytimes and read-alouds everywhere."
— School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781481482028
ISBN-10: 1481482025
Publisher: Atheneum/Richard Jackson Books
Publication Date: June 4th, 2019
Pages: 40
Language: English