Nonfiction Locomotive – Brian Floca Several passengers tell their story of riding the very first train on the transcontinental railroad. Activity idea – Have a local historian come in an tell the students about the how trains have changed their community.
Mr. Wuffles by David Wiesner. Mr. Wuffles ignores all his cat toys but one, which turns out to be a spaceship piloted by small green aliens. When Mr. Wuffles plays rough with the little ship, the aliens must venture into the cat's territory to make emergency repairs.