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In the early 1940s, a loving father crafted a small blue wooden engine for his son, Christopher. The stories that this father, Reverend W. Awdry, made up to accompany this wonderful toy were first published in 1945. He continued to create new adventures and characters until 1972, when he retired from writing. Reverend Awdry died in 1997 at the age of 85.


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Animals Everywhere! (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Richard Courtney
Trade Paperback

Thomas rolls to the rescue after some mischievous monkeys let the animals loose from a visiting circus. Boys ages 3 to 7 will love this early reader featuring their favorite Thomas & Friends engines. Read More
 





The Big Book of Engines (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Golden Books
Hardcover

This handsomely illustrated, hardcover guidebook is just what every Thomas & Friends fan has been waiting for. Inside, boys and girls ages 3 to 7 will discover fascinating facts about all the engines, trucks, buses, and cranes on Sodor. Read More
 





Blue Mountain Mystery (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Golden Books
Hardcover

Thomas is racing to solve the Blue Mountain Mystery in this Little Golden Book retelling of the new Thomas & Friends direct-to-DVD/Blue-ray movie that is sure to entertain little boys and girls ages 2-5. Read More
 





Blue Mountain Mystery (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Tommy Stubbs
Hardcover

In the new Thomas & Friends direct-to-DVD movie, Blue Mountain Mystery, a little engine fears he's caused a terrible accident and Thomas attempts to track down the truth. Little boys and girls ages 3-6 will thrill to this full-color, hardcover storybook that captures all the fun, intrigue, and excitement of Thomas... Read More
 





Brave Little Engines (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Jim Durk
Trade Paperback

Thomas & Friends fans will have hours of creative painting fun with this deluxe Paintbox activity book that offers 16 watercolor paints and a paintbrush. And as they paint, train loving boys and girls ages 3 to 7 can follow Thomas the Tank Engine and his friend Percy through an exciting adventure... Read More
 





Bust My Buffers! (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Trade Paperback

This deluxe Thomas & Friends coloring book features 64 coloring pages starring Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends  on the Island of Sodor, plus more than 1,000 stickers! It’s the perfect coloring book for train-loving boys and girls ages 3 to 7. Read More
 





Busy, Busy Thomas (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Tommy Stubbs
Board

Fans of Thomas & Friends can lift more than 30 flaps in this sturdy interactive board book as they follow Thomas the Tank Engine on the go. Every place Thomas travels to on the Island of Sodor offers things to discover—and train-loving boys and girls ages 1 to 3 will have... Read More
 





Christmas in Wellsworth (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Richard Courtney
Hardcover

Thomas the Tank Engine can’t wait for the Wellsworth Christmas Eve Festival, but when stormy weather rolls in, he might miss the celebrations completely. This latest installment in the popular Thomas in Town hardcover storybook series is the perfect stocking stuffer for little boys, ages three to six. Read More
 





Christmastime With Thomas (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Jeff Albrecht
Trade Paperback

In Diesels and Engines, children will get to paint Thomas, Percy, Diesel 10,    Splatter and Dodge, and much much more! Read More
 





A Crack in the Track (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Board

What does it take to bring the entire Island of Sodor Railway System to a halt? Just a crack in the track. Well, a crack in the track and some hail on the rail . . . and a toad in the road, and a fuss on the bus. In fact... Read More
 





A Crack in the Track (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Tommy Stubbs
Hardcover

What does it take to bring the entire Island of Sodor Railway System to a halt? Just a crack in the track. Well, a crack in the track and some hail on rail . . . and a toad in the road, and a fuss on the bus. In fact, one... Read More
 





Day of the Diesels (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Golden Books
Hardcover

The devious diesels of Sodor are up to no good, and Thomas must set things right! The successful Thomas & Friends movie Day of the Diesels is retold in the classic Little Golden Book format that young boys ages 2-5 will love.

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Easter Engines (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Richard Courtney
Trade Paperback

Thomas is rolling down the Easter rails in this step 2 leveled reader that will introduce children to reading—and the exciting world of Thomas & Friends! Read More
 





Fast Train, Slow Train (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Board

The newest Bright and Early Board Book featuring Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends, this sturdy book features a simple train adventure about opposites to share with boys and girls ages 0 to 3. Read More
 





Flynn Saves the Day (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Richard Courtney
Trade Paperback

Sodor's newest star, Flynn the fire engine, arrives just in time to help Percy put out a fire and save Thomas. Little boys ages 3-6 will thrill to this Step 1 SIR based on the newest Thomas & Friends direct-to-DVD movie, Day of the Diesels. Read More
 





Full Steam Ahead! (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Golden Books
Trade Paperback

Join Thomas and Friends as they race around the Island of Sodor, being helpful engines and bringing fun wherever they go! Boys ages 3-7 will love this coloring and activity book, which includes over 30 tattoos to wear or share! Read More
 





A Ghost on the Track (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Trade Paperback

A Step 2 leveled reader full of Thomas Halloween fun!
It’s Halloween on the Island of Sodor! Boys and girls ages 4 to 6 who love trains will thrill to this Thomas & Friends Step 2 Step into Reading adventure, featuring a shiny foil cover and a card game! Read More
 





Go Go Thomas!/Express Coming Through! (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Random House
Trade Paperback

With two exciting Thomas & Friends stories, loads of full-color photographs, and more than 50 train stickers, this deluxe paperback storybook offers train-loving boys and girls ages 3 to 7 a truckload of reading fun. In Express Coming Through!, Thomas the Tank Engine is asked to pull a train that's way too heavy for... Read More
 





Good Night, Thomas (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Random House
Board

Fans of Thomas & Friends will have a special reading experience when they open the pages of this sturdy board with glow-in-the-dark illustrations. Train-loving boys and girls ages 2 to 5 will be intrigued to see the moon, stars, Thomas' headlight, and more brighten the night with a soft glow in this... Read More
 





Thomas & Friends The Good Sport (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Richard Courtney
Trade Paperback

This Step into Reading Step 1 leveled reader based on the summer 2016 Thomas & Friends movie adventure will thrill train-obsessed little boys and girls ages 3 to 7. Step 1 Readers feature big type and easy words. Rhymes and rhythmic text paired with picture clues help children decode the story... Read More
 





The Great Railway Show/Off to the Races (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Tommy Stubbs
Trade Paperback

Based on the new Thomas & Friends movie releasing in summer 2016, this paperback storybook features two stories plus more than 50 stickers. It will thrill train-loving boys and girls ages 3 to 7! Read More
 





Hero of the Rails (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Hardcover

Little boys ages 3-6 will love this charming Little Golden Book that captures all the fun, friendship, and adventure of the Thomas the Tank Engine DVD Hero of the Rails. Thomas discovers a long-lost engine and attempts to save him from the scrap yard by repairing him in secret. The plan... Read More
 





James and the Express (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by C. Reginald Dalby
Board

A classic Thomas & Friends story from 1948 starring James the Red Engine is now a sturdy board book for the youngest Thomas & Friends fans. Train-loving boys and girls ages 0 to 3 will be captivated by the classic illustrations, which perfectly capture the personalities of James and the engines... Read More
 





King of the Railway (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Golden Books
Hardcover

Thomas the Tank Engine discovers mysteries of the past—and may even find a treasure!—when a stranger comes to the Island of Sodor. Train-obsessed little boys and girls ages 3–7 will thrill to this retelling of the newest Thomas & Friends direct-to-DVD/Blue-ray movie, King of the Railway. Read More
 





The Lost Crown of Sodor (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Random House
Trade Paperback

Knights in armor, ruined castles, long-lost treasure, and friends in danger on the Island of Sodor are all part of a brand-new movie, "King of the Railway," starring Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends. This Thomas & Friends story, adapted from the movie, will thrill train-obsessed little boys ages 3–6... Read More
 

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