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  • 5 stars across 18 books
    The Thomas the Tank engines stories were created by the Reverend Wilbert Awdry, who
    was born in Hampshire in 1911. He grew up close to the railway and was convinced that
    the steam engines all had different personalities. He used to imagine conversations
    between them. Later when he was grown up and his son Christopher became ill with
    measles, Wilbert told stories Thomas the Tank Engine and his friends to entertain him. Christopher asked
    for more and more stories and Wilbert began writing them down. The first of the Railway Series books was
    published in 1945, and Awdry wrote 26 Railway books in total before his son, Christopher,
    took over the series. There have since been multiple, hugely popular, Thomas the Tank Engine TV series and films.
    4th April 2011

    Thomas & Friends: The Big Book of Engines: The Big Book of Engines

    Did you know ...that Gordon has visited King's Cross Station in London? That James' brake pipe was mended by a bootlace?... More

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    5th August 2013

    Thomas & Friends Annual

    The Thomas & Friends Annual is packed full of exciting stories and fun activities about Thomas and his many friends! Fan... More

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    16th April 2015

    The Story of Thomas the Tank Engine

    The perfect introduction to Thomas the Tank Engine! This is a beautifully-illustrated story about Thomas... More

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    2nd January 2012

    The Tall Friend

    Thomas' tallest passenger ever is causing him lots of problems! Will Thomas get to the new safari park on time?... More

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    2nd January 2012

    Fire Engine Flynn

    Flynn is in such a rush to save the day that he doesn't wait to hear where the fire is. Will he be able to save Thomas f... More

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    2nd January 2012

    Thomas' Crazy Day

    When Thomas tries to be Really Useful and Really Fun at the same time, he finds that it's difficult to do two things at ... More

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    1st May 2013

    Thomas and Friends Search and Find

    Join Thomas and his friends on the Island of Sodor and get ready to search! There are lots of fun things to spot and do ... More

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    7th January 2021

    Thomas and Friends: 1001 Stickers

    A brand-new Thomas sticker activity book with over 1001 stickers! Join Thoma... More

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