These Thomas The Tank Engine Books Help Kids Read And Have Fun Doing It

Thomas the Tank Engine is a beloved children's character who first appeared on television in 1984 in Britain.  In 1989, he made the jump to United States television, and with it an enormous new audience.  Today, characters from Thomas and Friends are a staple of life for many children.  Whether it is with Thomas the Tank Engine trains or Thomas the Tank Engine bathroom accessories, kids have all sorts of ways to have fun with their favorite train.  And of course, they can learn to read and have fun doing it with Thomas the Tank Engine books.  Here are some of the most popular Thomas books available.

Thomas the Tank Engine: The Complete Collection (Railway Series)

Reverend W. Awdry, Author

C. Reginald Dalby, Illustrator

Thomas The Tank Engine The Complete Collection - BooksThomas the Tank Engine was the brainchild of the Reverend W. Awdry, who would entertain his son with stories of Thomas and his friends.  Eventually, Reverend W. Awdry started writing and publishing his stories, and what resulted was 26 Thomas and Friends stories. 

All 26 of the Reverend's stories are here, in one 416 page hardcover edition.



Thomas and Friends: My Red Railway Book Box

Reverend W. Awdry, Author

Tommy Stubbs, Illustrator

Thomas and Friends My Red Railway Book Box Thomas the Tank Engine(66751)Thomas and Friends: My Red Railway Book Box is a collection of four popular board books, including Go, Train, Go!, Stop, Train, Stop!, A Crack in the Track!, and Blue Train, Green Train.  The books are boxed together in a neat lunchbox-type case.  The case has a large handle and a velcro close.





Thomas the Tank Engine's Big Lift-And-Look Book

Owen Bell, Illustrator

Thomas the Tank Engine's Big Life and Look BookThomas the Tank Engine's Big Lift-and-Look Book is a book that is great for the youngest of Thomas fans.  It is loaded with flaps that kids can lift and look under to explore many different shapes, colors, letters, and numbers.

Small kids of all ages love lifting flaps in books and when you add in Thomas the Tank Engine, well, it's almost the perfect book.



Thomas's ABC Book

Reverend W. Awdry, Author

Kenny Mcarthur, Illustrator

Thomas ABC Book - Thomas the Tank Engine BooksThomas's ABC Book includes colored pictures to help kids learn their ABC's.  Similar to other alphabet books available, this book uses Thomas the Tank Engine environment to teach the letters of the alphabet and words that start with each letter.  At 24 paperback pages, this book is great for travel for kids who love to flip through books while learning their letters. 




Other Thomas the Tank Engine Books Available

These are just a sampling of the many, many Thomas books that are available on the market.  They make a great gift for kids who love Thomas and his friends and trains in general.  Just about all Thomas the Tank Engine books can be found in a bookstore near you.  But if you want to order quickly and conveniently, these books can also be found online. 

Thomas the Tank Engine has entertained children the world over for decades.  Now you can bring him and his friends to your child's bookshelf and send them to bed dreaming about that infectious blue train.

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