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Award-Winning Children's Books to Give in 2014

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Locomotive, 2013 childrens book


By Brian Floca
Price: $10.99; Ages: 4 to 10

Your child who is crazy for trains will love to experience the sights and sounds of the newly completed transcontinental railroad in the summer of 1869. Readers join a family traveling from Omaha to Sacramento, and watching the landscape wiz by as they pass from the plains through the mountains to the ocean. This book won the 2014 Caldecott Medal and was named a Sibert Honor Book and a 2013 Best Illustrated Book by The New York Times.

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