A compilation titled Thomas' Big Book of Beginner Books will involve Stop, Train, Stop!, A Crack in the Track, Go, Train, Go!, Blue Train, Green Train, Trains, Cranes & Troublesome Trucks and Fast Train, Slow Train.
Following this are the two travel themed Busy, Busy Thomas and Thomas' Favorite Places and Faces with illustrations provided by Tommy Stubbs.
The Little Golden Book Library will reside with the adaptations of the five specials The Great Discovery, Hero of the Rails, Misty Island Rescue, Day of the Diesels and Blue Mountain Mystery.
The collection plus the above three releases are due for both the UK and US. For the States alone, Thomas' Night Before Christmas and Thomas' Christmas Star are set during the festive period.
Interestingly and last on the bill is The Missing Christmas Tree which has seemingly taken minor inspiration from the Thomas and the Missing Christmas Tree episode.
On a snowy Christmas Eve at the Town Square, Thomas the Tank Engine volunteers to let the children of Sodor decorate him while his friends search for the missing Christmas tree.
The new books from Random House and Golden Books hit UK and US book shelves from July 23rd 2013 to January 7th 2014.
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Thanks to SteamTeam for the alert.