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My Thomas Story Library was a series of books published by Egmont in collaboration with HiT Entertainment. The stories featured in some books were loose adaptations of original Railway Series stories by the Rev. W. Awdry and Christopher Awdry, as well as adaptations of television series episodes. A few of the books also adapted Railway Series stories that were skipped in the television series.

The books were illustrated by Robin Davies and Jerry Smith. Phil Jacobs, Creative Design and Railway Series illustrator Clive Spong have also worked on the illustrations.

The series ended in 2011 after a decrease in sales. It was replaced by the Thomas Story Time series in 2012. In 2014, a new revamped line resembling the Story Library was announced, the My First Railway Library. In 2015, some of the books were re-released with different titles. In 2016, the series was relaunched again under the title Engine Adventures.











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

Personalised books

  • [Name] and the Birthday Surprise

A special edition of the series which allows parents of Thomas fans to have their child written into a story as a character, who has a special birthday trip with Thomas.

  • [Name] and the Christmas Rescue

A Christmas themed variant of the above, plus the option to add a friend of the participating child.

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


  • Aside from the Wooden Railway Book Packs, it is currently unknown if these were released in the United States.
  • Donald and Douglas are painted blue throughout the series, as in the Railway Series books.
  • The Arlesdale Railway was mentioned in Duck, despite having only appearing in the Railway Series until 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 book to feature a story that is not based off the television series or the Railway Series.
  • Skarloey and Rheneas have brass domes, like in The Railway Series.

In Other Languages

Language Title
Czech O mašince Tomášovi
Japanese きかんしゃトーマスおはなしえほん
Korean 꼬마 기관차 토마스와 친구들 베스트 동화 세트