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Alphabet Trains // Samantha Vamos

Join us for a special outdoor story time in the Oxbow Commons! We'll set up just over the wall from the Oxbow Market at 11:00, where Samantha will read her book, then around 11:45 she'll have an hour-long meet-and-greet signing within our shop in the Oxbow!

Kids love trains and this book's got them from A to Z! Climb aboard and ride the rails with twenty-six letters, on twenty-six different types of trains.

Each train in this exciting book is adorned with a letter of the alphabet. Young readers can spot the letter “C” on the side of the coal train, the “G” on the front of the Glacier Express, the letter “M” on the monorail, and more. Short rhyming text accompanies each train to introduce the name of the train and a bit of information about it.

Ryan O’Rourke’s colorful illustrations will entice young learners. Both train enthusiasts and those just learning about trains will find lots to learn here. Backmatter includes additional information on each of the twenty-six train types depicted in the text.

Writing for children has been Samantha Vamos’ passion for most of her life. Her desire to have her fiction published dates back to her high school days. By age 21, she had developed several stories for children and was determined to have her work published. Her path to children’s publishing, however, ended up being a long and winding journey that involved graduating from law school and working in a law firm before any of her work was published.

“. . . successful in engaging readers and inviting them to explore the world through trains.” –Booklist
A “playful, read-aloud ABC book, perfect for train-loving parents and children to share.” –Midwest Book Review
 “. . . cheerful digital illustrations, which all but beg to be pointed out by kids as the pages turn.” –Publishers Weekly
 “. . . a high-speed storytime.” –School Library Journal
 A Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choices book

Event address: 
610 First St.
Shop 4
Napa, CA 94559
Alphabet Trains Cover Image
By Samantha R. Vamos, Ryan O'Rourke (Illustrator)
$14.95
ISBN: 9781580895927
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Charlesbridge - August 18th, 2015

All aboard for a train ride through the alphabet! Whether chug-chug-chugging up a mountainside in an Incline train or zipping at super speed in a Bullet train, trains will get you where you need to be—A to Z!


Alphabet Trains Cover Image
By Samantha R. Vamos, Ryan O'Rourke (Illustrator)
$7.99
ISBN: 9781580895934
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: Charlesbridge - June 4th, 2019

All aboard for a train ride through the alphabet! Whether chug-chug-chugging up a mountainside in an Incline train or zipping at super speed in a Bullet train, trains will get you where you need to be—A to Z!