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Thomas and Friends Books Ideas is an article where people think of ideas for Thomas and Friends books.

Butch to the Rescue

Plot

After the Horrid Lorries went into scrap, Butch went to see the engines, the engines thought Butch is awesome, except Gordon and Henry, they think Butch is useless because he is stupid. The Fat Controller liked Butch, he is always polite and kind to the engines. One day, Butch was upset, Gordon and Henry are being mean to him, Thomas felt sorry for Butch. Thomas collect Annie and Clarabel and off he went to the station. He met Daisy and BoCo, Daisy was taking fuel, BoCo pulled some Coaches. Thomas and Percy saw Caroline broke down, Thomas's Driver telephoned Butch and Butch towed Caroline to the garage. George made fun of Caroline and Caroline ignores him. The engines felt very pleased with Butch, Now Butch is really useful.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • BoCo
  • Daisy
  • Caroline
  • George
  • Horrid Lorries (mentioned)
  • Skarloey (mentioned)

Notes

  • This book takes place after the events of Horrid Lorry.

Goofs

  • In the 7th picture in the book, Gordon's tender is derailed.

Toby Takes Charge

Plot

One day The Fat Controller told Toby that he was heading off to the mainland. He asked Toby to take charge. Toby was excited. The Fat Controller told Toby that Thomas had to take coal to Knapford Station. Next, Hiro must help Whiff and Scruff at the Waste Dump. And lastly, Percy must take a party of school children to the Scottish Castle. Toby wasn't listening. He was thinking about being in charge. Toby was soon puffing on his way. First, Toby found Hiro taking on water. Toby didn't listen to The Fat Controller so he told Hiro that he had to take coal to Knapford. Hiro was suprised, but agreed. Next, Toby found Thomas. He told Thomas that he had to take the school children to the Scottish Castle. Finally, Toby saw Percy. He told him that he needed to help at Whiff's Waste Dump. Toby felt very pleased with himself. At the mainland, The Fat Controller got lots of phone calls. Toby made the wrong engines do the wrong jobs. The Fat Controller went back to Sodor and explained to Toby about what he had done. Toby felt silly and promised to make the right engines do the right things. Toby took Hiro from the coaling plant to the Waste Dump. Next, he took Percy from the Waste Dump to the school station. And at last, Toby took Thomas from the school station to the coaling plant. Soon all the jobs were back to normal and The Fat Controller was proud of Toby. Toby smiled.

Characters

  • Toby
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Thomas
  • Hiro
  • Percy
  • Whiff
  • Scruff
  • The Teacher
  • Lady Hatt (does not speak)
  • Henrietta (does not speak)
  • Gordon (cameo)
  • Lord Callan (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)


7 Story Collection

Stories

  1. Thomas, Percy and the Funfair
  2. Thomas, Emily and the Special Coaches
  3. Thomas and the Green Controller
  4. Thomas and the Sticky Toffee
  5. Thomas and the Lighthouse
  6. Thomas and the Naughty Trick
  7. Thomas, James and the Dirty Work

Characters

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Percy
  • Emily
  • Sir Handel
  • Rusty
  • Mr. Percival
  • The Chinese Dragon
  • Rheneas (does not speak)

Rusty to the Rescue (Buzz Book)

Plot

The Bluebell Railway needs an engine, so Rusty went to the Bluebell Railway to get one. His name was Stepney.

Characters

  • Rusty
  • Stepney
  • Thomas
  • Douglas
  • Percy (does not speak)
  • Diesel (cameo)
  • Mavis (cameo)
  • BoCo (cameo)
  • Daisy (cameo)
  • The Diesel (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
  • Skarloey (cameo)
  • Duncan (cameo)
  • Sir Topham Hatt (cameo)

Notes

  • This book contains photographs from Rusty to the Rescue, Bowled Out, Trusty Rusty, Percy's Big Mistake and Escape.
  • This book is a return to the Buzz Book Collection.

Henry's Good Deeds & Other Stories

Stories

  1. Henry's Good Deeds
  2. Time For A Story
  3. Slippy Sodor
  4. Tickled Pink
  5. Toby's New Whistle

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Emily
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Farmer McColl
  • Farmer Trotter
  • Victor
  • Kevin
  • Mr. Bubbles
  • Spencer
  • Diesel
  • Bridget Hatt
  • Lady Hatt
  • Annie and Clarabel (do not speak)
  • Henrietta (does not speak)

Notes

  • All of the stories are based on television episodes.
  • Pictures from Henry's Good Deeds, Time For A Story, Slippy Sodor, Tickled Pink, Toby's New Whistle, Henry's Health & Safety, Play Time, James To The Rescue and Toby & The Whistling Woods are used.

James In The Dark & Other Stories

Stories

  1. James In The Dark
  2. Thomas In Charge
  3. Jitters & Japes
  4. Toby & The Whistling Woods
  5. Henry's Magic Box
  6. Thomas & Scruff

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Mavis
  • Victor
  • Dowager Hatt
  • Whiff
  • Scruff
  • Ol' Wheezy
  • Emily (does not speak)
  • Farmer McColl (does not speak)
  • Farmer Trotter (does not speak)
  • Sodor Brass Band (does not speak)
  • Alicia Botti (does not speak)
  • The Mayor of Sodor (mentioned)

Notes

  • All of the stories are based on television episodes.
  • Pictures from James In The Dark, Thomas In Charge, Jitters & Japes, Toby & The Whistling Woods, Henry's Magic Box, Thomas & Scruff, Buzzy Bees, Percy's Parcel, Merry Winter Wish and O The Indignity are used.

Henry's Happy Coal & Other Stories

Stories

  1. Henry's Happy Coal
  2. Edward The Hero
  3. Big Belle
  4. Fiery Flynn

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Emily
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • 'Arry and Bert
  • Victor
  • Charlie
  • Harold
  • Dowager Hatt
  • Farmer McColl
  • Belle
  • Flynn
  • Den
  • Dart
  • Diesel
  • Hiro
  • Rocky
  • The Duke and Duchess of Boxford (do not speak)
  • Lady Hatt (does not speak)
  • Mavis (does not speak)
  • Paxton (cameo)
  • Norman (cameo)
  • Farmer Trotter (mentioned)

Notes

  • All of the stories are based on television episodes.
  • Pictures from Henry's Happy Coal, Edward The Hero, Big Belle, Fiery Flynn, Henry's Good Deeds, Charlie & Eddie and Day of the Diesels are used.

The Adventures of Thomas & His Friends

Stories

  1. Thomas Comes To Breakfast
  2. A Close Shave For Duck
  3. Saved From Scrap
  4. Percy & The Signal
  5. A Cow On The Line
  6. Old Iron
  7. Wrong Road
  8. Better Late Than Never
  9. The Deputation
  10. Percy Takes The Plunge

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Trevor
  • Jem Cole
  • The Vicar of Wellsworth
  • Bill and Ben
  • BoCo
  • Bertie
  • Daisy (mentioned: not named)
  • Diesel (mentioned)

Notes

  • All the stories are based on television episodes.
  • Pictures from Thomas Comes To Breakfast, A Close Shave For Duck, Saved From Scrap, Percy & The Signal, A Cow On The Line, Old Iron, Wrong Road, Better Late Than Never, The Deputation, Percy Takes The Plunge, Donald & Douglas, A New Friend For Thomas, Duck Takes Charge, The Diseasel and Bertie's Chase are used.

A Scarf For Percy/Percy's Promise/Thomas, Percy & The Dragon (Ladybird Book)

Plot

Percy dreams of a warm scarf around his funnel. His wish comes true when he smashes a luggage trolley and he gets the Fat Controller's trousers wrapped around his funnel. Now he knows engines do not need scarves - just warm boilers. Later, Percy promises to take the Sunday School childern home. One the way, a storm causes a flood on the track and Percy gets stuck. Harold the helicopter comes to the rescue and Percy manages to keep his promise. Percy thinks he saw a dragon while in a siding at nighty. When he tells the other engines, none of them believe him. Soon Percy finds out that the dragon was not real - it was made out of paper.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • The Chinese Dragon
  • Annie & Clarabel (do not speak)
  • Lady Hatt (not named; does not speak)
  • Duck (cameo)

Notes

  • Photographs from A Scarf For Percy, Percy's Promise, Thomas, Percy & The Dragon, No Joke For James and Thomas, Percy & The Mail Train are used.
  • This book is a return to the Ladybird Book Collection.

Gordon and the Gremlin (Buzz Book)

Plot

Gordon was to pull a VIP who's heard about all of the engines. After all of the events, the passenger names her dog Gremlin.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Dowager Hatt (not named)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)

Notes

  • This book contains pictures from Gordon and the Gremlin, Dirty Objects, Spic and Span, A Better View for Gordon, Thomas and Bertie and Percy and the Left Luggage.

Trucks/Home At Last/Rock N Roll (Ladybird Book)

Plot

Sir Handel pretends to be ill and Peter Sam does his work. But then, he has an accident with trucks. Then, Duncan arrives on the narrow gauge railway and has an accident at a tunnel. A few days later, Duncan is rude to Rusty and does more Rock N Roll, but then he derails and Rusty comes to his rescue. Now, Rusty and Duncan are friends.

Characters

  • Gordon
  • James
  • Skarloey
  • Sir Handel
  • Peter Sam
  • Duncan
  • Rusty
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Diesel (mentioned)

Notes

  • This book contains pictures from Trucks, Home At Last, Rock N Roll, Tender Engines, Passengers & Polish and James & The Trouble With Trees.

Thomas and the Rumours (Buzz Book)

Plot

Harold was chosen to show a visitor around Sodor. The engines thought that they would be replaced. But soon, after Gordon had an accident, everyone learned that Harold was chosen to take the man to find a new place for a playground.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Harold (does not speak)

Notes

  • This book contains pictures from Thomas & The Rumours, Three Cheers for Thomas, The Great Discovery, Off the Rails, Percy & The Signal, Bye George and Percy & Harold.

Engines & Escapades (book)

Stories

  1. Duncan Does It All
  2. Sir Handel In Charge
  3. Skarloey Storms Through

Characters

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Skarloey
  • Rheneas
  • Sir Handel
  • Peter Sam
  • Duncan
  • Mighty Mac
  • Rusty
  • Mr. Percival
  • Annie & Clarabel (cameo)
  • Sir Topham Hatt (mentioned)

Notes

  • This book contains pictures from Duncan Does It All, Sir Handel In Charge, Skarloey Storms Through and Thomas & The Big Bang.
  • All the stories are based on television episodes.

Toby and the Flood/Double Teething Troubles (Ladybird Book)

Plot

Toby went to inspect a dam one rainy day. Then, it was about to burst it's banks. Toby tries to go to high grounds, but the bridge gets swept away after the dam breaks. Harold and Percy saved him from going over a waterfall and everyone held a party for Toby. Bill and Ben argue over who has rights to some trucks nearby, and, despite BoCo's warning, derail each other at the points. The Fat Controller decides that they need a new Diesel to help. The Diesel, Derek, breaks down at Gordon's Hill. The news spread and Percy, who misunderstands Thomas when he mentions Derek has teething troubles, told the twins that the Diesel has a toothache. The next day, Derek comes to help the twins with a long train of trucks. Soon, Derek broke down and Bill and Ben pulled him. Derek was soon sent to the Works. The twins said sorry to BoCo and they and Duck talked about teething troubles all night.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Bill and Ben
  • BoCo
  • Harold
  • Derek (not named)
  • Bertie (cameo)
  • James (cameo)

Notes

  • This book contains pictures from Toby & The Flood, Double Teething Troubles, Edward's Brass Band, Harold & The Flying Horse, Toby's Tightrope, Buffer Bother, Thomas & The Circus, Scaredy Engines, The Diseasel and The Trouble with Mud.

Percy's Chocolate Crunch (Buzz Book)

Plot

Percy longs for a washdown, but The Fat Controller told the engines that usefulness is before cleanliness. Percy then had dirty escapades with coal and ashes. Later, when he was delivering chocolate, Percy slipped over the oily rails and through the chocolate factory. He was soon dirty than ever. The Fat Controller acknowledges Percy's hard work and treats him with a washdown and a new coat of paint.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Harold
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Duck (does not speak)
  • Bertie (cameo)
  • Trevor (cameo)

Notes

  • This book contains pictures from Percy's Chocolate Crunch, Emily & The Special Coaches, The World's Strongest Engine, Toby & The Flood and The Green Controller.

Sing-Along with Thomas (Play-a-Song Book)

Songs

  1. Thomas, You're the Leader
  2. It's Great to be an Engine
  3. Toby
  4. Let's Have a Race
  5. Trying
  6. Sir Topham Hatt
  7. Roll Along
  8. That's What Friends Are For
  9. James the Splendid Engine
  10. Navigation
  11. Down by the Docks
  12. Happy and Sad
  13. H is for Harold
  14. The Island Song
  15. Narrow Gauge Engines
  16. Emily
  17. Strength
  18. Hear the Engines Coming
  19. Little Engines
  20. Day and Night
  21. Ode to Gordon
  22. Night Train
  23. Donald's Duck
  24. Boo! Boo! Choo-Choo
  25. Engine Roll Call

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Percy
  • James
  • Gordon
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Toby
  • Bertie
  • Diesel
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Lady
  • Cranky
  • Harold
  • Rusty
  • Duncan
  • Freddie
  • Mighty Mac
  • Mr. Percival
  • Emily
  • Rocky
  • Belle
  • Henry
  • Proteus
  • Donald
  • Dilly

Jack Jumps In/A Friend in Need/Thomas, Percy and the Squeak (Ladybird Book)

Plot

Jack, a new front-loader, is eager to help the Pack clear the site for railway tracks at the Quarry. When he tries to take rocks up a hill, he looses his balance and falls. Miss Jenny was cross, but Isobella, Alfie and Thomas were sympathetic. The next day, Jack learnt his lesson and when he stops himself from jumping in again, everyone was pleased. Soon, Ned, being so clumsy, knocked out the keystone out of a bridge as Thomas approaches. Jack saved him and Miss Jenny kept him in the Pack. Thomas is pleased to be taking Alicia Botti on a tour of Sodor before the concert and brags to Percy. When Alicia sees a mouse in her carriage, she screamed. The windows got shattered. When Percy promptly arrives, Alicia Botti appreciates Percy's dirty paint and rides in his coaches, to Thomas' embarrassment. Thomas later said sorry and while the concert is underway, the mouse had been put in a new home in the corner of Tidmouth Sheds. Thomas then calls the mouse Alicia.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Jack
  • Alfie
  • Kelly
  • Isobella
  • Max
  • Oliver (Pack)
  • Byron
  • Jenny Packard
  • Ned
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Alicia Botti
  • Annie and Clarabel (do not speak)

Notes

  • This book contains pictures from Jack Jumps In, A Friend in Need, Thomas, Percy & The Squeak, A Visit from Thomas, Alfie Has Kittens, Thomas' Trusty Friends, Jack Owns Up, Molly's Special Special, Toby's Triumph and Scaredy Engines.

Thomas' Picture Songs

Songs

  1. Thomas' Anthem
  2. The Work Song
  3. Percy's Seaside Trip
  4. Come for the Ride
  5. Ode to Gordon
  6. James the Splendid Engine
  7. Emily
  8. Harold the Helicopter
  9. Really Useful Engine
  10. All You Need
  11. Don't Judge a Book by it's Cover
  12. Let's Have a Race
  13. Determination
  14. Narrow Gauge Engines
  15. Hear the Engines Coming
  16. Down by the Docks
  17. Party Time
  18. Sir Topham Hatt
  19. Toby
  20. Night Train
  21. Engine Roll Call

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Emily
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Harold
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Terence
  • Bertie
  • Skarloey
  • Rheneas
  • Sir Handel
  • Peter Sam
  • Duncan
  • Duke
  • Neville
  • Cranky
  • Belle
  • Lady Hatt
  • Proteus
  • Rusty (mentioned)
  • Freddie (mentioned)
  • Mighty Mac (mentioned)
  • Mr. Percival (mentioned)

Notes

  • This book contains pictures from Thomas and Gordon, Spic and Span, Percy and the Oil Painting, Jitters and Japes, Gordon and Spencer, Too Hot for Thomas, Emily's New Coaches, The Runaway, Thomas and Stepney, Thomas and the Storyteller, Thomas, Terence and the Snow, Thomas and Bertie, Dream On, Steam Roller, Best Friends, Day of the Diesels, Lady Hatt's Birthday Party, Baa, Toby and Bash, The Magic Lamp and Misty Island Rescue.

Thomas' Splashing Stories

Stories

  1. Percy Takes the Plunge
  2. Something in the Air
  3. Splish, Splash, Splosh!

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • James
  • Percy
  • Emily
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Bill and Ben
  • Cranky
  • Rosie
  • Charlie
  • Alicia Botti (does not speak)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)

Notes

  • This book contains pictures from Percy Takes the Plunge, Something in the Air, Splish, Splash, Splosh, Percy's Promise, Down the Mine, Percy's Predicament, Fish (Season 8), The Flying Kipper, Edward's Brass Band and Diesel's Special Delivery.
  • All the stories are based on television episodes.

Thomas Helps His Friends

Stories

  1. Thomas and the Breakdown Train
  2. Thomas to the Rescue
  3. Saved You!

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Bertie
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Lady Hatt
  • Diesel
  • Mavis
  • Salty
  • Alice (not named)
  • Percy (does not speak)
  • Henry (does not speak)
  • 'Arry and Bert (do not speak)
  • Harvey (does not speak)
  • Rocky (does not speak)
  • Annie and Clarabel (do not speak)
  • The Fireman (does not speak)
  • Edward (mentioned)

Notes

  • This book contains pictures from Thomas and the Breakdown Train, Thomas to the Rescue, Saved You, Old Iron, Thomas Comes to Breakfast, Pop Goes the Diesel, Salty's Secret, Emily and the Special Coaches, Heroes, Thomas and the Billboard and Percy and the Bandstand.
  • All the stories are based on television episodes.

The Trees of Sodor

Stories

  1. Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree
  2. James and the Trouble with Trees
  3. Henry and the Wishing Tree
  4. Tree Trouble

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Terence
  • Bash and Dash
  • Ferdinand
  • Diesel
  • Den
  • Dart
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Dowager Hatt
  • Ol' Wheezy
  • Hee-Haw
  • Toby (does not speak)
  • Duck (does not speak)
  • Victor (does not speak)
  • Mavis (does not speak)
  • Salty (does not speak)
  • Annie and Clarabel (do not speak)

Notes

  • This book contains pictures from Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree, James and the Trouble with Trees, Henry and the Wishing Tree, Tree Trouble, The Deputation, Thomas' Christmas Party, Don't Tell Thomas, James Gets a New Coat, Henry's Forest, The World's Strongest Engine, Edward and Gordon, Respect for Gordon, Henry Gets it Wrong, Mighty Mac, Percy's Parcel, Day of the Diesels, Misty Island Rescue and Toby's New Whistle.
  • All the stories are based on television episodes.

Stories from Thomas and Bertie

Stories

  1. Thomas and Bertie
  2. Bertie's Chase
  3. Better Late Than Never
  4. Thomas Gets Bumped
  5. Trust Thomas
  6. Three Cheers for Thomas
  7. Stop that Bus!
  8. Thomas' Shortcut

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Bertie
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Harold
  • Bash and Dash
  • Ferdinand
  • Ol' Wheezy
  • Hee-Haw
  • Dowager Hatt
  • Duck (does not speak)
  • Harvey (does not speak)
  • Victor (does not speak)
  • Cranky (does not speak)
  • Dowager Hatt's Friends (do not speak)
  • Kevin (cameo)
  • Stephen Hatt (cameo)
  • Bridget Hatt (cameo)
  • Nancy (cameo)
  • Mrs. Kyndley (cameo)
  • The Storyteller (cameo)
  • Jeremiah Jobling (cameo)
  • Farmer McColl (cameo)
  • Terence (mentioned)

Notes

  • This book contains pictures from Thomas and Bertie, Bertie's Chase, Better Late Than Never, Thomas Gets Bumped, Trust Thomas, Three Cheers for Thomas, Stop that Bus, Thomas' Shortcut, Thomas and the Guard, Edward Strikes Out, Seeing the Sites, Thomas and the Magic Railroad, Percy Runs Away, Thomas and the Firework Display, James and the Coaches, Pop Goes the Diesel, Spic and Span, Charlie and Eddie, Misty Island Rescue, Wayward Winston and Blue Mountain Mystery plus a promo picture of Harold for the CGI Series.
  • All the stories are based on television episodes.

The Logging Loco's Rewards

Stories

  1. Gordon and Ferdinand
  2. Toby and Bash
  3. Emily and Dash

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Gordon
  • Toby
  • Emily
  • Hiro
  • Charlie
  • Bash and Dash
  • Ferdinand
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Victor
  • Rocky
  • Dowager Hatt
  • The Duke of Boxford
  • Schoolchildren
  • Workmen
  • The Duchess of Boxford (does not speak)
  • Kevin (cameo)
  • Trevor (cameo)
  • Jem Cole (cameo)
  • Farmer McColl (mentioned)

Notes

  • This book contains pictures from Gordon and Ferdinand, Toby and Bash, Emily and Dash, Misty Island Rescue, The Lion of Sodor, Jitters and Japes, Hiro Helps Out, Tree Trouble, A Blooming Mess and Thomas and the Runaway Kite.
  • All the stories based on television episodes.

Stories from the Search and Rescue Team

Stories

  1. Edward Strikes Out
  2. Harold and the Flying Horse
  3. Stuck on You
  4. Big Belle
  5. Fiery Flynn

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Emily
  • Harvey
  • Rocky
  • Harold
  • Captain
  • Butch
  • Belle
  • Flynn
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Rosie
  • Victor
  • Kevin
  • Hiro
  • Diesel
  • Den
  • Dart
  • Dowager Hatt
  • Farmer McColl
  • Mavis (does not speak)
  • Lady Hatt (does not speak)
  • Norman (cameo)
  • Paxton (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
  • Farmer Trotter (mentioned)

Notes

  • This book contains pictures from Edward Strikes Out, Harold and the Flying Horse, Stuck on You, Big Belle, Fiery Flynn, Squeak, Rattle and Roll, Emily Knows Best, Percy and Harold, Thomas and the Guard, Play Time, Misty Island Rescue, Toby's New Whistle, Day of the Diesels and Tickled Pink.
  • All the stories are based on television episodes.

Songs from Sodor (Play-a-Song Book)

Songs

  1. Engine Roll Call
  2. It's Great to be an Engine
  3. Busy
  4. Thomas, You're the Leader
  5. Sir Topham Hatt
  6. James the Splendid Engine
  7. Ode to Gordon
  8. Percy's Seaside Trip
  9. Rules and Regulations
  10. Come for the Ride
  11. Emily
  12. Down by the Docks
  13. Pride
  14. Really Useful Engine
  15. Hear the Engines Coming
  16. Narrow Gauge Engines
  17. The Snow Song
  18. Let's Have a Race
  19. Surprises
  20. All You Need
  21. Harold the Helicopter
  22. Night Train

Characters

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Spencer
  • Charlie
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Gordon
  • Emily
  • Cranky
  • Salty
  • Bulstrode
  • Henry
  • Rosie
  • Hiro
  • Skarloey
  • Freddie
  • Mr. Percival
  • Jack
  • Bertie
  • Terence
  • Rocky
  • Ferdinand
  • Harold
  • Henrietta
  • Rusty (mentioned)
  • Duncan (mentioned)
  • Mighty Mac (mentioned)

Green Diesel Stories

Stories

  1. Daisy
  2. The Diseasel
  3. Bowled Out
  4. Double Teething Troubles
  5. The Lost Puff

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Daisy
  • BoCo
  • Bill and Ben
  • The Diesel
  • Stepney
  • Victor
  • Paxton
  • Stafford
  • Stephen
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Henrietta
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Derek (not named)

Notes

  • This book contains pictures from Daisy, The Diseasel, Bowled Out, Double Teething Troubles, The Lost Puff, Calling All Engines, Heroes, One Good Turn, Thomas and Stepney, Squeak, Rattle and Roll, Percy Runs Away, Bill, Ben and Fergus, Blue Mountain Mystery and Wayward Winston.
  • All the stories are based on television episodes.

Thomas and Percy Play Hide and Peep

Plot

Thomas and Percy play a game of Hide and Peep. Thomas decided to play tricks on Percy which made him cross. But when the ship docked and Percy thinks Thomas had played another trick, Cranky helps to find Thomas.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Percy
  • Cranky
  • Rocky (does not speak)
  • Sir Topham Hatt (mentioned)

Notes

  • This book is based on the eleventh season episode Hide and Peep.
  • The book has pictures from Hide and Peep, Cranky Bugs and Thomas' New Trucks and the cover has a picture from Thomas' Crazy Day, but with Thomas' face edited from sad to happy.

Oliver's Western Adventures

Plot

This book is all about Oliver and all the adventures he had on Sodor.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Duck
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Oliver
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • S. C. Ruffey
  • Toad
  • Harold
  • Trevor (does not speak)
  • Diesel (cameo)
  • Mavis (cameo)

Notes

  • This book is based on the third season episodes Escape and Oliver Owns Up, the fourth season episode Toad Stands By and the fifth season episode Oliver's Find.

Thomas & The Sounds Of Sodor & Other Stories

Stories

  1. Thomas & The Sounds Of Sodor
  2. Don't Bother Victor!
  3. Percy & The Calliope
  4. Muddy Matters

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Emily
  • Diesel
  • Mavis
  • Skarloey
  • Rheneas
  • Sir Handel
  • Peter Sam
  • Victor
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Mr. Percival
  • Farmer McColl
  • The Photographer
  • The Great Composer
  • The Duchess of Boxford
  • Edward (does not speak)
  • The Duke of Boxford (does not speak)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
  • Duncan (mentioned)

Notes

  • All the stories are based on television episodes.
  • Pictures from Thomas & The Sounds Of Sodor, Don't Bother Victor, Percy & The Calliope, Muddy Matters, Toby & The Whistling Woods, The Early Bird, Blue Mountain Mystery, Hero of the Rails, Being Percy, Tickled Pink and Wonky Whistle are used.

Bill, Ben and Fergus (Buzz Book)

Plot

Fergus works with Bill and Ben in the quarry, but annoys them with his "do it right" attitude.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Mavis
  • Bill and Ben
  • Fergus
  • Percy (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)

Notes

  • This book contains pictures from Bill, Ben and Fergus, The Diseasel, Salty's Secret and Fergus Breaks the Rules.

Thomas' Crashing Tales

Stories

  1. Thomas, Terence and the Snow
  2. Down the Mine
  3. Thomas Comes to Breakfast
  4. Thomas Gets Bumped
  5. Trust Thomas

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Bertie
  • Terence
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Duck (does not speak)
  • Daisy (not named, mentioned)

Notes

  • All the stories are based on television episodes.
  • This book contains pictures from Thomas, Terence and the Snow, Down the Mine, Thomas Comes to Breakfast, Thomas Gets Bumped, Trust Thomas, Happy Ever After, Snow, Percy Takes the Plunge, No Joke for James, Breakvan and Thomas and Bertie.

The Tales From the Past

Stories

  1. A Scarf for Percy
  2. The Sad Story of Henry
  3. Down the Mine

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Sir Topham Hatt

Notes

  • All the stories are based on the original television episodes, but has some pictures from the CGI flashbacks.
  • This book contains pictures from Blue Mountain Mystery's flashbacks of A Scarf for Percy, The Sad Story of Henry and Down the Mine along with others from Snow Tracks, Ho Ho Snowman, Splish, Splash, Splosh, Edward the Hero, Gordon Runs Dry and Jitters and Japes plus a promo pic of Gordon for the CGI Series.

Thomas and Gordon Off the Rails (2012 picture version)

Plot

Gordon falls into a ditch and after teasing him about it, Thomas falls down a mine.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Gordon
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Annie and Charabel
  • Edward (cameo)
  • James (cameo)
  • Henry (mentioned)

Notes

  • Like the first two versions, this book is based on the first season episodes, Off the Rails and Down the Mine.
  • This book contains pictures from Off the Rails, Down the Mine, Edward and Gordon, Percy Takes the Plunge and A Better View for Gordon.

Read and Sing with Thomas

Songs

  1. Engine Roll Call
  2. He's a Really Useful Engine
  3. Pride
  4. It's Great to be an Engine
  5. Ode to Gordon
  6. James the Really Splendid Engine
  7. Thomas' Anthem
  8. Narrow Gauge Engines
  9. Working Together
  10. Hear the Engines Coming
  11. Salty
  12. The Island Song
  13. Accidents will Happen
  14. One Friendly Family
  15. Night Train
  16. Thomas and Percy
  17. Toby
  18. Thomas, You're the Leader

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Emily
  • Spencer
  • Salty
  • Molly
  • Rosie
  • Hiro
  • Skarloey
  • Peter Sam
  • Duncan
  • Freddie
  • Mighty Mac
  • Rusty
  • Proteus
  • Luke
  • Victor
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Mr. Percival
  • Bertie
  • Terence
  • Trevor
  • Harold
  • Cranky
  • Bulstrode
  • Kevin
  • Merrick
  • Owen
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Henrietta

Stepney the "Bluebell" Engine and the Cricket Ball

Plot

While Stepney waits at a signal with some trucks, a cricket ball lands into one of his trucks. When Stepney puffs away, the cricketers use Caroline to chase after him. Soon, they caught up with Stepney and Caroline gets warn out. Stepney decides to help by carrying Caroline back to the cricket field.

Characters

  • Percy
  • Stepney
  • Caroline
  • Thomas (mentioned)
  • Toby (mentioned)
  • Sir Topham Hatt (mentioned)

Notes

  • This book is based on the Railway Series story, Train Stops Play.

Scruff's Makeover & Other Stories

Stories

  1. Scruff's Makeover
  2. Henry's Hero
  3. Gordon Runs Dry
  4. Not Now, Charlie!

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Duck
  • Whiff
  • Hiro
  • Charlie
  • Scruff
  • Salty
  • Paxton
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Cranky
  • Harold
  • Kevin
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • The Zoo Keeper

Notes

  • All the stories are based on television episodes.
  • Pictures from Scruff's Makeover, Henry's Hero, Gordon Runs Dry, Not Now, Charlie, Thomas & Scruff, The Thomas Way, Hiro Helps Out, Wayward Winston, Gordon & Ferdinand, Blue Mountain Mystery, The Lion Of Sodor, Emily & Dash, Creaky Cranky and Misty Island Rescue is used.

Duck and Diesel

Plot

Diesel arrives on Sodor and causes confusion and delay for Duck and the other engines.

Characters

  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Duck
  • Diesel
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Thomas (does not speak)

Notes

  • This book is based on the second season episodes, Pop Goes the Diesel, Dirty Work and A Close Shave and the annual stories, Old Square Wheels, Rusty Red Scrap Iron and Galloping Sausage.

Christmas with Thomas and Mrs. Kyndley

Plot

When Thomas sees Mrs. Kyndley waving a dressing gown, he saw that she was trying to warn him about a landslide. Later, Thomas and Toby came with presents and the Fat Controller sent her to Bournemouth near the South Coast to get better. When she came back, Thomas, Toby and the other engines decided to give her a Christmas party. But the Fat Controller sent them to clear out snow near her cottage before the party can begin.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Henrietta
  • Terence
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Mrs. Kyndley
  • Bertie (cameo)
  • Lady Hatt (cameo)

Notes

  • This book is based on the Railway Series story, Mrs. Kyndley's Christmas and the first season episode, Thomas' Christmas Party.

Stephen's Quest

Plot

A new engine called Stephen has arrived on Sodor and had just been repaired at the Steamworks. Thomas tells Stephen that the Earl has a job for him and Stephen sets out on his quest to find it. But he ends up getting trapped in an old mine. Everyone on Sodor tried looking for him. Thomas soon finds Stephen's funnel and gets Jack to help remove the rocks from the mine. Thomas rescues Stephen and the Rocket has arrived at his new job: working on the Earl of Sodor's estate at Ulfstead Castle, which had just been restored.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • James
  • Percy
  • Stephen
  • Diesel
  • Paxton
  • Skarloey
  • Cranky
  • Jack
  • Sir Robert Norramby
  • Belle (does not speak)
  • Caitlin (does not speak)
  • Connor (does not speak)
  • Rheneas (does not speak)
  • Luke (does not speak)
  • Victor (does not speak)
  • Millie (does not speak)
  • Harold (does not speak)
  • Kevin (does not speak)
  • Captain (does not speak)
  • Sir Topham Hatt (mentioned)

Notes

  • This book is based on the special, King of the Railway.

Goofs

  • In one illustration, Kevin's hook is black.
  • The book says that Thomas, James and Percy collected the supplies for the castle at Knapford Harbour, but they actually collected the supplies from Brendam Docks.

Counting from 1-10 with Thomas and Friends

Plot

The Fat Controller invites the reader to count to 10 with Thomas and his friends.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Duck
  • Donald and Douglas
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Henrietta
  • Rocky
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • The Teacher (cameo)

Notes

  • This book contains pictures from Duck Takes Charge, Percy's Promise, Edward Strikes Out, Henry's Forest, Thomas and Gordon, James Gets a New Coat, Thomas, Percy and the Post Train, Toby and the Stout Gentleman, Donald's Duck, Twin Trouble and Percy and the Magic Carpet.

Know Your ABCs with Thomas and Friends

Plot

The reader joins the Fat Controller to learn all the letters of the alphabet with Thomas and his friends.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Emily
  • Duck
  • Bill and Ben
  • Stephen
  • Rosie
  • Whiff
  • Hiro
  • Charlie
  • Ferdinand
  • Mavis
  • Salty
  • Norman
  • Victor
  • Luke
  • Annie and Clarabel
  • Bertie
  • Kevin
  • Owen
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Scruff (cameo)
  • Diesel 10 (cameo)
  • Rusty (cameo)
  • Millie (mentioned)
  • Sir Robert Norramby (mentioned)

Notes

  • This book contains pictures from Stuck on You, Flash Bang Wallop, Thomas' Shortcut, Stop that Bus, Ho Ho Snowman, The Thomas Way, Edward the Hero, Jumping Jobi Wood, Toby's New Whistle, Hiro Helps Out, The Smelly Kipper, Hero of the Rails, Luke's New Friend, Thomas and the Sounds of Sodor, The Missing Christmas Decorations, Blue Mountain Mystery, Percy's Lucky Day, Salty's Surprise, Away from the Sea, Toby and Bash, The Afternoon Tea Express, King of the Railway, Whiff's Wish, The Lion of Sodor, Bill or Ben, Thomas' Tall Friend and The Early Bird as well as a picture from the CGI Island of Sodor intro.

Jack Joins the Pack

Plot

Jack arrives on Sodor to help out with the rest of Miss Jenny's Pack. But when Jack jumps in where he doesn't belong, he worries that Miss Jenny wouldn't let him stay. But when Ned makes a bridge collapse, Jack tries to hold the bridge up for Thomas. Miss Jenny feels very proud of Jack and makes him stay.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Jack
  • Alfie
  • Kelly
  • Isobella
  • Max
  • Oliver (Pack)
  • Ned
  • Byron
  • Jenny Packard
  • James (cameo)
  • Percy (cameo)
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
  • George (cameo)
  • Elizabeth (cameo)
  • Monty (cameo)
  • Patrick (cameo)
  • Buster (cameo)
  • Sir Topham Hatt (mentioned)

Notes

  • This book is based on the sixth season episodes, Jack Jumps In and A Friend in Need.

Goofs

  • In one illustration, Jack's number 11 is missing.
  • A brakevan should have been added to Thomas' train.

Thomas' Sodor Facts

Plot

Thomas and the Fat Controller take the reader on a journey around Sodor to learn fun facts.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Edward
  • Henry
  • Gordon
  • James
  • Percy
  • Toby
  • Emily
  • Bill and Ben
  • Whiff
  • Stanley
  • Bash and Dash
  • Ferdinand
  • Scruff
  • Belle
  • Stephen
  • Porter
  • Mavis
  • Diesel 10
  • Salty
  • Den
  • Dart
  • Paxton
  • Flynn
  • Victor
  • Skarloey
  • Rheneas
  • Sir Handel
  • Peter Sam
  • Rusty
  • Luke
  • Millie
  • Rocky
  • Terence
  • Harold
  • Bulstrode
  • Cranky
  • Butch
  • Elizabeth
  • Jeremy
  • Kevin
  • Captain
  • Ol' Wheezy
  • Happy Hook
  • Sir Topham Hatt
  • Farmer McColl
  • Sir Robert Norramby
  • Annie and Clarabel (cameo)
  • Duck (mentioned)
  • Oliver (mentioned)
  • Spencer (mentioned)
  • Hiro (mentioned)
  • Charlie (mentioned)
  • Sidney (mentioned)
  • Jack (mentioned)
  • Farmer Trotter (mentioned)
  • King Godred (mentioned)

Rosie and the Mud

Plot

Rosie arrives at the harbor covered in mud, and tells Thomas that she is really angry. She then blows mud at Arthur, covering him in the mud. Meanwhile, Thomas and his coaches come off the tracks on Gordon's hill. Rosie, still covered in mud, has to rescue Thomas. After rescuing him, she is awarded a washdown by the Fat Controller.

Characters

  • Rosie
  • Thomas
  • Arthur
  • The Fat Controller
  • The Butler (non-speaking role)
  • Gordon
  • Henry

Notes

  • Illustrated by Robin Davies
  • Written by Sharon Miller
  • This takes place after Thomas and the Runaway Car.

Goofs

  • In one illustration, Rosie has US style-knuckler couplings.
  • The Butler's hair is darker.

The Emerald Controller

Plot

The Fat Controller and The Butler are out on a "Nic-Nic" in Mallorca, so Emily has to be the controller of the railway. She then orders that James should be repainted yellow and black to be a "busy bee" again because she "laughed and laughed" when he was painted that way, Gordon put into his private view on stilts, Toby to street run the new street running route at Great Waterton dressed as a monster, and Tiger Moth to crash into a haypile. And then hilarity ensues.

Characters

  • Thomas
  • Percy
  • James
  • Emily
  • Gordon
  • The Fat Controller & The Butler
  • Judge Judy the Diesel
  • Toby

Notes

  • Illustrated by Richard Courtney
  • Written by David Mitton.
  • If you look real closely on the crowd running away from Toby dressed as a monster, you can see the Friturtoons characters, Huxley Pig, and Fireman Sam.

Goofs

  • In one illustration, the bridge near the steamworks' tracks leads to the trees.

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