DK Discovery Day ~ The Big Book of Trains ~ GIVEAWAY!

A train ride is one of the things on the list of ‘things to do together as a family!’ It’s especially high up on the list for the boys….though I’m pretty sure the girls would all enjoy a train ride as well! I myself have, in fact, never been on a train before…so I think it would be great!

While we wait for our dreams of a real train ride to come true, we decided it would be an excellent time to learn more about trains. The Big Book of Trains from DK Canada has been absolutely fascinating. This book is perfect for kid (or grown-ups too!) who love trains. It follows the history of trains and train travel from the first locomotive which was built in 1804 to the modern high-speed bullet train.

The book is packed full of facts, photographs and information about trains and train travel of all types. You’ll not only learn the history of trains, but you’ll get to learn and discover what the differences are between the various types of trains. Did you know that certain trains are designed for certain jobs? There are mountain trains, snow trains, freight trains and more….all made especially for a specific type of task. It’s all VERY fascinating – even if you weren’t that interested in trains before…I can guarantee that this book will capture your attention! You’ll even be getting right into the grit and grease by learning about pistons, fireboxes, boilers, coupling rods and more. I don’t know about you, but I couldn’t have told you what some most of these train parts was for before reading The Big Book of Trains!  It’s a great way to learn what exactly makes those trains go traveling down the train tracks.


DK Canada is giving one of our readers a copy of The Big Book of Trains! In order to enter please follow the instructions on the form below. Open to Canada only. Contest ends April 17, 2017.

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  1. I would LOVE to read this with my nephew

  2. Would love to learn about trains with my niece, as she has just recently taken the train for the first time!

  3. Marilyn Legault says:

    My grandson would love to learn about trains with me.

  4. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’d be reading this with my grandson and I’m sure we’d both learn a lot from the book.

  5. Carole D. says:

    My granddaughter would love to learn about train. We took her on Alberta Railway adventure this summer in Stettler and she loved it!

  6. Wanda Bee says:

    I would love to learn about trains with my nephew’s little girl.

  7. s powell says:

    My neice loves trains I would read this book with her and we would learn more about trains

  8. Silvia D says:

    I one of the step grandsons that is obsessed with Trains! Would be perfect for him!

  9. I would love to learn more about trains with my son.

  10. Karen Blank says:

    My husband and I love trains as well as our grown kids, our family were lucky to ride on the Royal Hudson. We still enjoy going to squamish to visit the different trains that have been restored.

  11. I would love to learn more about trains with my son.

  12. I would love to read this with my granddaughter who loves trains.

  13. I would love to share this knowledge in the lovely book with my nephew!

  14. My little man would love to learn more about trains

  15. This book would be adored by my grandson

  16. Wendy Jensen says:

    I would love to learn about trains with my grandchild with this book.

  17. My son enjoys watching the trains pass by near our place. He would like this book.

  18. SweetPanda says:

    My son loves trains so he would be enjoying this book to learn more

  19. sherry moffitt says:

    Would love to read this with my grandson.

  20. kristy e says:

    I would love to read this book with my son!

  21. Dianne G. says:

    My oldest grandson is interested in trains and I would love to share it with him and learn about how train engines work ad the different types of trains for each job.

  22. Amanda Fontaine says:

    I would love to read this book with my two and a half year old son. He LOVES trains.

  23. Brenda Witherspoon-Bedard says:

    would love to learn about trains with our son

  24. lynn clayotn says:

    my son would love this

  25. Julie bolduc says:

    My nephew would love to learn about trains

  26. Samorjj says:

    My littlest is the train lover.

  27. crystal porter says:

    I would love to give this to my youngest.

  28. Tania M says:

    Both of my kids love trains

  29. Debbie Kennedy says:

    This would be enjoyed by my nephew!

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