• Book

The Polar Express

by Van Allsburg, Chris.

There are currently 20 available

Where To Find It

Call number: E VAN, R Caldecott Medal 1986

Available Copies: Downtown Youth Holidays, Malletts Youth Holidays, Pittsfield Youth Holidays, Traverwood Youth Holidays

Additional Details

Youth level.

A magical train ride on Christmas Eve takes a boy to the North Pole to receive a special gift from Santa Claus.

Community Reviews

great holiday book

It's a classic! Great story, beautiful illustrations. It's a fantastic book to read every year.

Love Chris Van Allsburg

This is one of the best Christmas stories. The beautiful illustrations compliment the interesting story.

definitely a classic holiday book

Love the gorgeous illustrations!


The Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg is a classic, and a perfect one to read on Christmas Eve. The book’s beautiful wintery illustrations won a Caldecott medal, and its story is compelling enough to make anyone believe in Santa—even if just for a minute. What kid didn’t want to be the protagonist and get taken by train to the North Pole?

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