William Heinemann, now commonly known as simply Heinemann, is a publishing group and today, UK branch is the subsidiary of Random House Books.
William Heinemann was founded by William Henry Heinemann in 1890 in the UK after Nicholas Trübner's death.
Heinemann's owner, Octopus Publishing, was acquired by Reed Children's Books in 1987, but the imprint was used from Thomas and the Twins in 1989 to New Little Engine in 1996. They published several Thomas & Friends books, including pop-up books, The Island of Sodor, Rev. W. Awdry's biography and the complete collection.
On 25th April 1998, Reed International sold their children's books division to Egmont UK Limited and the copyright of the Railway Series to the Britt Allcroft Company for £13.5 million. Egmont acquired the rights to publish the Railway Series, and in the same year they published the new format versions of series.
Nowadays, Heinemann is one of the leading publishers for educational books.
- Thomas's Carousel Book
- Bertie's Flat Tyre
- Bertie the Bus and Thomas the Tank Engine
- Down the Line with Thomas
- Hello, Thomas!
- Henry the Green Engine Gets Out
- Henry the Green Engine and the Elephant
- Henry Pulls the Express
- James and the Rescue Train
- James the Red Engine and the Troublesome Trucks
- Percy the Small Engine Takes the Plunge
- Railway Series Miniatures
- Squeak! Squeak! Is That You Thomas?
- Tell the Time with Thomas
- The Adventures of Thomas
- The Flying Kipper and Henry the Green Engine
- The Island of Sodor: Its People, History and Railways
- The Thomas the Tank Engine Man
- Thomas and the Bad Dog
- Thomas and the Hide-and-Seek Animals
- Thomas and the Hurricane
- Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree
- Thomas and the Prize Pig
- Thomas and the Station Cat
- Thomas Goes Fishing
- Thomas Down by the Station
- Thomas in Trouble
- Thomas the Tank Engine Catches a Thief
- Thomas the Tank Engine Goes Fishing
- Thomas the Tank Engine and the Tractor
- Thomas the Tank Engine: The Complete Collection (1996 and 2014 editions)
- Thomas' ABC Book
- Thomas' Amazing Pop-up Train Set Book
- Thomas' Camera Book
- Thomas' Party Pop-up
- Thomas's Christmas Party
- Thomas's Book of Colours
- Thomas's Counting Book
- What's on the Line, Thomas?
- Up and Down with Percy
- Bumper Colouring Book
- The copyright of "William Heinemann Limited" was displayed on merchandise and books worldwide until 1998.
- Timeline on Reed Elsevier
- Egmont Buys Reed Children's Books on Publishers Weekly
- A Very Important Announcement by the Stationmaster on Reed Children's Books
- Frequently Asked Questions on Awdry Family Website