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Brian Floca



2014, Robert F. Sibert Informational Book Award, Honor Book2015, Nutmeg Book Award, Nominee2014, Capitol Choices: Noteworthy Books for Children and Teens, Recommended2016, William Allen White Childens Book Award, Nominee2014, Orbis Pictus Award, Honor Book2014, Caldecott Medal, Winner2013, Parents Choice Awards (Fall) (2008-Up), Gold Medal Winner2013, Cybils, Finalist

The Caldecott Medal Winner, Sibert Honor Book, and New York Times bestseller Locomotive is a rich and detailed sensory exploration of America's early railroads, from the creator of the "stunning" (Booklist) Moonshot.

It is the summer of 1869, and trains, crews, and family are traveling together, riding America's brand-new transcontinental railroad. These pages come alive with the details of the trip and the sounds, speed, and strength of the mighty locomotives; the work that keeps them moving; and the thrill of travel from plains to mountain to ocean.

Come hear the hiss of the steam, feel the heat of the engine, watch the landscape race by. Come ride the rails, come cross the young country!


About the Author
Brian Floca is the author and illustrator of the acclaimed picture books Locomotive, winner of the Caldecott Medal and a New York Times bestseller; Moonshot: The Flight of Apollo 11; and Lightship, each a Robert F. Sibert Honor Book. He is the illustrator of numerous additional books, including Avi's Poppy series. You can visit him online at