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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
 





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

Thomas and the Really Useful Engines are working hard getting the new airport ready for the grand opening. Then a terrible storm slows them down, and soon it is clear that all the engines are going to have to work together. The steamies and the diesels have never gotten along very... 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
 





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
 





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
 





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
 





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

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
 





Thomas & Friends The Good Sport (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Richard Courtney
Hardcover Library Binding

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 Lost Ship (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Richard Courtney
Hardcover Library Binding

Buried treasure, a lost ship, and a wily modern-day pirate are the exciting elements of a brand-new Thomas & Friends movie, "Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure." This Step into Reading Step 2 leveled reader, based on the movie, will thrill train-obsessed beginning readers who are reading with help. Read More
 





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

Buried treasure, a lost ship, and a wily modern-day pirate are the exciting elements of a brand-new Thomas & Friends movie, "Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure." This Step into Reading Step 2 leveled reader, based on the movie, will thrill train-obsessed beginning readers who are reading with help. Read More
 





Not So Fast, Bash and Dash! (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Richard Courtney
Trade Paperback

Thomas the Tank Engine's friends Bash and Dash are fast, cheeky, and always getting into mischief! Thomas chases the twin engines all around the Island of Sodor, trying to keep them out of trouble. Train-obsessed boys and girls ages 4–6 will love this Step 1 leveled reader with stickers featuring their... Read More
 





Secret of the Green Engine (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Richard Courtney
Trade Paperback

Something strange is happening at the Blue Mountain Quarry, and Thomas the Tank Engine is digging for answers! Little boys and girls ages 3-6 will thrill to this Step 2 reader adventure based on the newest Thomas & Friends direct-to-DVD movie, Blue Mountain Mystery. Read More
 





Thomas & Friends: Down at the Docks (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Richard Courtney
Trade Paperback

Thomas is visiting the docks and is amazed at how busy all of his friends are! He wants to help out, but the other engines say they can do it on their own. It takes a big accident for Thomas to be able to prove what a Really Useful Engine he... Read More
 





Thomas and Friends: Halloween in Anopha (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Richard Courtney
Hardcover

IT IS HALLOWEEN, and Thomas and Mavis are working hard at the quarry in Anopha. On Halloween, Thomas is sent into town to pick up a special cargo, but he cannot see what he is pulling. Thomas loves Halloween, but hopes that his Special is full of treats, and not tricks!... Read More
 





Thomas and Friends: The Close Shave (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Richard Courtney
Trade Paperback

THOMAS’ FRIEND DUCK likes to be Really Useful and Right on Time. One day, some Troublesome Trucks start pushing and they will not stop, and a station is just ahead! Duck works himself into a lather trying to brake in time, but ends up crashing into the station’s barber shop. Read More
 





Thomas & Friends Story Time Collection (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Richard Courtney and Tommy Stubbs
Hardcover

Train-obsessed boys ages 2 to 5 will love this deluxe 320-page hardcover storybook collection with thirteen Thomas & Friends adventures: Little Engines Can Do Big Things, The Special Delivery, Down at the Docks, Thomas and the Naughty Diesel, The Monster Under the Shed, Lost at Sea, Thomas Gets a Snowplow, Danger... Read More
 





Thomas and Percy and the Dragon (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Richard Courtney
Trade Paperback

Percy is sleeping when he hears a rumble. He opens his eyes and sees a giant yellow dragon! But dragons aren’t real, are they? Maybe it was a dream! The next day he shares his fears with James and Thomas and learns the truth about what it was that he saw... Read More
 





Thomas and the Shark (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Richard Courtney
Trade Paperback

Salty is bringing a new friend to the Sodor aquarium—A SHARK! And he needs Thomas the Tank Engine's help to get him there. Little boys and girls ages 3-7 who love trains will dive in to this Step into Reading adventure featuring all their favorite Thomas & Friends engines. Read More
 





Thomas and the Shark (Thomas & Friends) Read & Listen Edition
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Richard Courtney
eBook

Salty is bringing a new friend to the Sodor aquarium—A SHARK! And he needs Thomas the Tank Engine's help to get him there. Little boys and girls ages 3-7 who love trains will dive in to this Step into Reading adventure featuring all their favorite Thomas & Friends engines.

This ebook contains... Read More
 





Thomas and the Volcano (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Richard Courtney
Trade Paperback

Thomas and his friends see a volcano in the new Dinosaur Park! Could it erupt? Boys and girls ages 4 to 6 who love trains will thrill to this Step 2 Step into Reading adventure, featuring a shiny foil cover and two sheets of stickers, and based on an episode from... Read More
 





Thomas and the Volcano (Thomas & Friends): Read & Listen Edition
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Richard Courtney
eBook

Thomas and his friends see a volcano in the new Dinosaur Park! Could it erupt? Boys and girls ages 4 to 6 who love trains will thrill to this Step 2 Step into Reading adventure, featuring a shiny foil cover and two sheets of stickers, and based on an episode from... Read More
 





Thomas Comes to Breakfast (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Richard Courtney
Trade Paperback

Thomas is convinced that he can drive himself! When he heads off on his own, he learns that stopping can be harder than starting.

This classic story, originally by the Reverend W Awdry, has been adapted to appeal to the reader who is just beginning to read. Includes fun language building... Read More
 





Thomas Gets a Snowplow (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Richard Courtney
Trade Paperback

Winter is coming and Thomas, being a small engine, needs to put on his snowplow. Thomas hates his snowplow; he thinks it makes him look funny, and when he has it on, the other, bigger engines tease him. But Thomas saves the day when a big storm comes up and Toby... Read More
 





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

Thomas often sees his young friends standing by the stream fishing.
It looks like so much fun that Thomas wants to go fishing too. One day, he runs out of steam and his driver fills his boiler from the stream. And soon, Thomas’ boiler is what the driver is fishing in!... Read More
 





Thomas' 123 Book (Thomas & Friends)
Written by Rev. W. Awdry
Illustrated by Richard Courtney
Trade Paperback

Count along with Thomas the Tank Engine as he chugs around the Island of Sodor. This companion to the perennial classic Thomas' ABC Book teaches numbers to train-obsessed little boys and girls ages 3-7 as only Thomas & Friends can. Read More
 

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