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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. In 2015, some were re-released with different titles. In 2016, the series was relaunched under the title Engine Adventures.

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50 of the 65 titles in the series were republished and given new covers.

Personalised books

  • 'You' and the Birthday Surprise

This 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 of the "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.

Wooden Railway Book Packs

In 2015, six of the reintroduced Story Library books were released as website-exclusive products and each sold with a Wooden Railway engine for which the book was named after.

Book Packs


  • 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 at the time, and being introduced in Sodor's Legend of the Lost Treasure.
  • 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 is not based off the television series or the Railway Series.
  • Skarloey and Rheneas have gold domes just like in the Railway Series.


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