Books Aboard! is a magazine story.
Outside a book shop in Wellsworth, a large crowd was waiting; a famous author was coming to sign copies of her latest book. Just as James arrived with the important visitor, an alarm was sounded. A fire had started in the book shop's basement. A fire engine soon had the flames extinguished, but the shop was too wet and messy to let people in. The famous author is upset, but just then, Daisy rolled up. The writer climbed aboard, sat down, and signed everyone's books. Everyone was pleased, except James, who was still sure he had the most important job of the day. Until Daisy shows him a book with a personalised inscription to her inside, that is!