|My Thomas Story Library|
My Thomas Story Library is a series of books for children published by Egmont in collaboration with HiT Entertainment. The stories featured in some books are loose adaptations of original Railway Series stories by the Reverend W. Awdry, whilst others are adapted from the television series.
The books are illustrated using special enhanced graphics by Robin Davies and Jerry Smith. Phil Jacobs, Creative Designs, and Clive Spong have helped out with illustrations as well.
The series ended in 2011 after experiencing a decrease in sales. It was replaced by the Thomas Story Time series in 2012. In 2014, a new revamped Story Library line was announced, the My First Railway Library.
- Thomas: Thomas and Gordon/Thomas and the Breakdown Train
- James: James and the Coaches/Troublesome Trucks
- Donald and Douglas: The Twin Engines
- Toby: Toby and the Stout Gentleman/Mrs. Kyndley's Christmas
- Bulgy: Bulgy
- Elizabeth: Elizabeth the Vintage Lorry
- Cranky: Cranky Bugs
- Terence: Thomas, Terence and the Snow
- Skarloey: Crosspatch/Bucking Bronco
- Mavis: Mavis/Toby's Tightrope
- Percy: Percy and the Signal/Percy's Promise
- Bill and Ben: Heroes
- Sir Handel: A Bad Day for Sir Handel
- Oliver: Escape
- Bulstrode: Bulstrode
- Gordon: Edward and Gordon/Whistles and Sneezes
- Edward: Cows/Old Iron
- Duncan: Passengers and Polish/Gallant Old Engine
- Salty: Salty's Secret
- Stepney: Stepney Gets Lost
- Duck: Duck Takes Charge/Donald's Duck
- Henry: Coal
- Harold: Percy and Harold
- Peter Sam: Special Funnel
- Emily: Emily's New Coaches/Emily's New Route
- Trevor: Saved from Scrap
- Bertie: Thomas and Bertie
- Diesel: Thomas and the Evil Diesel
- Daisy: Daisy/Percy's Predicament/Bull's-Eyes
- Spencer: Gordon and Spencer/Edward the Great
- Rheneas: Rheneas and the Roller Coaster
- Annie and Clarabel: Thomas and the Guard/The Runaway
- George: Steam Roller
- 'Arry and Bert: Halloween
- Jack: Jack Jumps In/A Friend in Need
- Fergus: Bill, Ben and Fergus
- Mighty Mac: Mighty Mac
- Rusty: Rusty Saves the Day
- Molly: Molly's Special Special
- Harvey: Harvey to the Rescue
- Caroline: Train Stops Play
- Arthur: The Spotless Record
- Murdoch: Peace and Quiet
- Freddie: Fearless Freddie
- Neville: Thomas and the New Engine
- Rocky: Edward Strikes Out
- Rosie: Thomas and the Birthday Mail
- Dennis: Thomas' Day Off
- Alfie: Alfie Has Kittens
- The Fat Controller: Trouble in the Shed
- BoCo: The Diseasel
- Jeremy: Thomas and the Jet Plane
- Whiff: Emily's Rubbish
- Hector: Hector the Horrid
- Billy: Don't be Silly, Billy
- The Snowy Special: Henry's Lucky Day
- Thomas The Tank Engine Story Treasury
- Madge: Wash Behind Your Buffers
- Hank: Heave Ho Thomas
- Flora: Tram Trouble
- Colin: The Party Surprise
- Stanley: The Great Discovery
- Charlie: Play Time
- Hiro: Hero of the Rails
- Troublesome Trucks: Thomas and the Trucks
- Victor: Steamy Sodor
- Haunted Henry: Haunted Henry
- The Snowy Surprise: Thomas and Percy's Christmas Adventure
- "Thomas to the Rescue" (released for World Book Day)
50 of the 65 titles in the series were republished and given new covers.
- 'You' and the Birthday Surprise
There is a special edition of the "My Thomas Story Library" books which allows parents, mothers or fathers of Thomas fans to have their child placed in a special story as a character, who has a special birthday trip with Thomas. The book is called "You and the Birthday Surprise".
- 'You' and the Christmas Rescue
This is the second "My Thomas Story Library" books which allows people to have someone they want placed in a special story as a character, plus a friend of him/her too.
My First Railway Library
In 2014, Egmont Publishing announced that the My Thomas Story Library was going to be replaced with My First Railway Library. This series re-uses illustrations from the Story Library with some modifications, while the text is a rhyming verse about the featured character rather than a story.
- Thomas the Really Useful Engine
- Percy the Cheeky Little Engine
- James the Splendid Red Engine
- Gordon the Big Strong Engine
- Donald and Douglas are painted blue throughout the series, as in the Railway Series books.
- The Arlesdale Railway was mentioned in "Duck", despite only appearing in the Railway Series.
- In July 2014, thirty titles were made available for digital download.
- The range was featured in a category round for children's books on a 2012 episode of the BBC game show Pointless.
- Kevin is the only Story Library book to have a story that isn't based off the television series or the Railway Series.