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

Notes[edit]

Introduces Thomas, Edward, Henry, Gordon and Sir Topham Hatt.

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, Henrietta, Percy, Bertie the Bus and Harold the Helicopter.
  • Thomas cannot 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 cannot 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 were not 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.
  • Bill and Ben are properly introduced in this book, unlike "Percy Takes the Plunge" in the "A Cow on the Line" book.

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

Percy's Chocolate Crunch[edit]

Stories[edit]

  • Percy's Chocolate Crunch
  • Salty's Secret
  • A Bad Day for Harold the Helicopter

Note[edit]

  • Introduces Salty and Mavis
  • 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
  • Stepney is mentioned in this book in the story "James and the Red Balloon", but is not seen.

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.
  • Duncan only has a cameo in this book, however he will play a role in the story "Duncan's Bluff" in the "Thomas and the Treasure" book.
  • Only book to feature stories from the seventh season.

Track Stars![edit]

Stories[edit]

  • Thomas Gets It Right
  • Emily's 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 and Iron 'Arry & Bert

Thomas and the Treasure[edit]

Stories[edit]

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

Note[edit]

  • Introduces Mr. Percival

Steam Engine Stories[edit]

Stories[edit]

  • The Magic Lamp
  • James Gets a New Coat
  • Thomas and the Golden Eagle

Note[edit]

Introduces Proteus

Notes[edit]

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