Books

Quality Family Entertainment, Inc. included The Shining Time Station Book Company amongst its holdings, with titles distributed by Astor Music & Books.

 

Two of the books published were authored in a sing-along format and featured the Juke Box Puppet Band. Details for both books can be found below.

I've Been Workin' on the Railroad

Britt Allcroft and Rick Siggelkow

The Shining Time Station Book Company

A Division of Quality Family Entertainment, Inc.

Distributed by Astor Music & Books (1994)

ISBN 1-884336-01-9

Lyrics adapted by Cheri Schotz based on Shining Time Station's characters & storyline created by Britt Allcroft and Rick Siggelkow. Illustrated by Chris Dellorco.

 

Hop on board with Shining Time Station's Juke Box Puppet Band as they hoot and holler about life on the tracks in their very own rollicking version of this popular railroad classic. Hum Fee Fi Diddly I Oh and dance the day away with Tito, Didi, Grace and the Boy Brothers, Tex and Rex, with this book that's as fun to sing as it is to read.

Book  sample content for "I've Been Working on the Railroad"

This Old Band

Britt Allcroft and Rick Siggelkow

The Shining Time Station Book Company

A Division of Quality Family Entertainment, Inc.

Distributed by Astor Music & Books (1994)

ISBN 1-884336-00-0

Lyrics adapted by Cheri Schotz based on Shining Time Station's characters & storyline created by Britt Allcroft and Rick Siggelkow. Illustrated by Chris Dellorco from a storyboard by Craid Marin.

 

Take a ride with Shining Time Station's lovable Juke Box Puppet Band as they rock and roll through their own rendition of everybody's favorite sing-along. Clap your hands, stamp your feet, and count to ten with Tito, Didi, Grace and the Boy Brothers, Tex and Rex, with this book that's as fun to sing as it is to read.

Book  sample content for "This Old Band"

Who's Who at Shining Time Station

Britt Allcroft and Rick Siggelkow (Photographs by Shonna Valeska) 

The Shining Time Station Book Company

A Division of Quality Family Entertainment, Inc.

Distributed by Astor Music & Books (March.1994)

ISBN-13: 978-1884336027

This small station-shaped board book aimed towards preschoolers features photographs of the Shining Time Station characters with rhyming captions. 

Book  sample content for "Who's Who at Shining Time Station"

Due to their scarcity, there must have been a rather limited print run for the following books listed below. Information is sadly lacking about these titles other than to surmise that the first one is a third-season episode photo tie-in or illustrated adaptation.

Becky Makes a Wish

by Sean Kelly, Britt Allcroft, Rick Siggelkow and Bill Kispert (Contributor)

Quality Family Entertainment, Inc. (1993)

(Shining Time Classics Series, 40 pages, paperback)

ISBN: 148433603-5

Becky Makes a Wish

by William Kispert, illustrated by Ray Bartkos

Astor Books (1995) 

ISBN-13: 978-1884336058

Another rarity in the Shining Time Station franchise, this title contains themed artwork by acclaimed Iowa folk artist Paul Micich. The only example of the book's content that we've been able to find is shown below, and we suspect that although this book has been assigned an ISBN #, it may have never made it to print. Paul Micich is also credited for the station artwork seen in the opening credits of the TV episodes. 

The Wonderful Whistle Stop

by Bill Kispert, Britt Allcroft, Rick Siggelkow - illustrated by Paul Micich

Quality Family Entertainment, Inc. (1994)

(Shining Time Classics Series, 40 pages, paperback)

ISBN-13: 978-1884336041

Book  artwork from  "The Wonderful Whistle Stop"

STATION HOUSE

Yes! Entertainment & Quality Family Entertainment, Inc. (1993)

PART # 799557

ISBN 1-883366-10-0

This pop-up sound-up playset "book" when unfolded featured 2 dioramas: 1 of the station floor, and 1 of the arcade. The set included a figurine of Schemer, Stacy and Mr. Conductor atop a unicycle. Playability was enhanced with 10 sound effects that users activate by pressing the icons on the red plastic tray. 

Station House Pop-Up/Sound-Up detail

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The photos below were shared by contributor, Sam Hodgson (with our thanks). They show some additional details of what accessories were included with the Station House Pop-up book.

Schemer's Arcade with Schemee