Learning About Trains – A Gail Gibbons Notebook Companion™

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Trains have fascinated kids for generations. Help kids learn about different kinds of trains and what they are used for with Learning About Trains, a Notebook Companion™ to Trains by Gail Gibbons, sold separately.

For grades K-3 | Primary dashed lines for beginning writers | 43  black & white pages | This is a digital only resource.

*Digital Product - purchase one per household only.

Learning About Trains - A Gail Gibbons Notebook Companion™


Trains are an integral part of society, but they have not been around for as long as kids might think. Learning About Trains and Trains, sold separately, introduce kids to the earliest trains and the kind of engines they had.

After introducing steam engines and diesel engines, the books move on to electric trains. But how a train runs is only part of the story. It’s also important for kids to understand why trains are important and the different kinds of trains we have today, such as passenger trains and freight trains.

You don’t have to do any prep-work. Just grab a copy of Learning About Trains and Trains, sold separately, and explore them together at the speed that works for you.

Some Things Students Learn

Your kids will discover parts of a passenger train such as the dining car, Pullman car, and coach. They’ll also discover parts of a freight train including the flatcar, refrigerator car, open hopper car, covered hopper car, piggyback car, boxcar, tank car, gondola car, three-level rack car, and caboose.

Students can sharpen their written narration skills as they answer open-ended questions about what they are learning. They’ll also get to draw, sketch, and label various illustrations of trains, train cars, and more. Bonus coloring pages are also included!

Trains by Gail Gibbons

Our publisher-approved Notebook Companion™ accompanies Trains by Gail Gibbons.

Your kids can race down the tracks with this colorful book all about trains. Gail Gibbons introduces the youngest readers to all sorts of trains in this fun nonfiction picture book. They’ll see powerful locomotives, huge tanker cars, and boxcars full of cargo—plus many other types of trains.

This book is a great way to help kids discover the ins and outs of trains, their parts, and why we ride them.

Trains is a required book for our Notebook Companion™ and is sold separately. Trains by Gail Gibbons is available at the publisher’s website or anywhere books are sold.

Other Notebook Companions™ in the Gail Gibbons Series

2 reviews for Learning About Trains – A Gail Gibbons Notebook Companion™

  1. Denise Rodriguez

    This Notebook Companion was a perfect balance of drawing, answer questions, and coloring. A must have for any child interested in trains. The book is so informative and Gail Gibbons does a wonderful job of giving an introduction to a topic and providing many details as the book progresses.

  2. Katherine Tanyu

    This is a really cute topic perfect for your young student! The large ruled lines are perfect for little hands. There is an assortment of writing and drawing activities. And of course, the coloring pages are always a welcome addition–I love the inclusion of real-life trains and their names.

    This notebook is a wonderful start to notebooking. Just grab the book companion and see how your child responds to the process.

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