List of Thomas the Tank Engine pictureback books

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Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends is a children's television series based on The Railway Series by the Rev. W. Awdry which was first broadcast in 1984. This article lists Thomas books in the Pictureback series.

Thomas Gets Tricked[edit]

Stories[edit]

  • Thomas Gets Tricked
  • Come Out Henry
  • Henry To The Rescue
  • A Big Day For Thomas

Trouble for Thomas[edit]

Stories[edit]

  • Trouble for Thomas
  • Thomas Saves the Day
  • Thomas Goes Fishing
  • Terence the Tractor

Notes[edit]

  • Introduces James, Annie and Clarabel, Foolish Freight Cars and Terence the Tractor.

James in a Mess[edit]

Stories[edit]

  • James in a Mess
  • Bertie's Chase
  • Percy and the Signal
  • Percy Proves a Point

Notes[edit]

  • Introduces Toby, Percy, Bertie the Bus and Harold the Helicopter.
  • Thomas can't be seen in this book, but he did star in "Bertie's Chase" and "Percy Proves a Point".

A Cow on the Line[edit]

Stories[edit]

  • Double Trouble
  • A Cow on the Line
  • Old Iron
  • Percy Takes the Plunge

Notes[edit]

  • Toby can't be seen in this book, but he did star in "Double Trouble" and "A Cow on the Line".
  • Bill and Ben made their debut but weren't yet introduced.

Diesel's Devious Deed[edit]

Stories[edit]

  • Pop Goes the Diesel
  • Diesel's Devious Deed
  • A Close Shave for Duck
  • Woolly Bear

Notes[edit]

  • Introduces Duck and Diesel.

Edward's Exploit[edit]

Stories[edit]

  • Donald and Douglas
  • The Deputation
  • The Dieseasel
  • Edward's Exploit

Notes[edit]

  • Introduces Donald, Douglas, Bill, Ben and BoCo.

The Cranky Day[edit]

Stories[edit]

  • Cranky Bugs
  • Put-upon Percy
  • Lady Hatt's Birthday Party

Notes[edit]

  • Introduces Cranky the Crane, and Lady Hatt.
  • First book to include three stories.

Α Better View for Gordon[edit]

Stories[edit]

  • Toby and the Flood
  • Α Better View for Gordon
  • Busy Going Backwards

Notes[edit]

  • Introduces Oliver and Toad.

Thomas and the Rumors[edit]

Stories[edit]

  • Thomas and the Rumors
  • James and the Trouble with Trees
  • Happy Ever After

Notes[edit]

  • Introduces Old Slow Coach.
  • Last book to feature stories from the fifth season

Percys Chocolate Crunch[edit]

Stories[edit]

  • Percys Chocolate Crunch
  • Saltys Secret
  • A Bad Day For Harold The Helicopter

Note[edit]

  • Introduces Salty
  • Foolish Freight Cars now called Troublesome Trucks

James and the Red Balloon[edit]

Stories[edit]

  • James and the Red Balloon
  • Harvey to the Rescue
  • Thomas The Jet Engine

Note[edit]

  • Introduces Harvey

Hooray for Thomas[edit]

Stories[edit]

  • Hooray for Thomas
  • The Grand Opening
  • Best Dressed Engine

Notes[edit]

  • Introduces Skarloey, Rheneas, Peter Sam, Rusty, Duncan, Trevor the Traction Engine and Murdoch.
  • Only book to feature stories from the seventh season.

Track Stars![edit]

Stories[edit]

  • Thomas Gets It Right
  • Emilys New Route
  • Percy's Big Mistake

Notes[edit]

  • Introduces Emily
  • Only book to feature stories from eighth season.

Thomas' Milkshake Muddle[edit]

Stories[edit]

  • Thomas' Milkshake Muddle
  • Toby Feels Left Out
  • Thomas and the New Engine

Note[edit]

  • Introduces Neville

Thomas and the Treasure[edit]

Stories[edit]

  • Thomas and the Treasure
  • Duncan's Bluff
  • Seeing The Sights

Note[edit]

  • Introduces Mr. Percival

Notes[edit]

  • These books were released in America only.
  • The books Thomas Gets Tricked and Trouble for Thomas have a saying underneath the frontcover and on the back-cover, "As seen on the television show Shining Time Station".