Buzz Books were a brand of children's books. The Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends range featured stories based on episodes from the first to fourth seasons and were published from 1993 until 1996. There were fifty books in the series, they originally cost around £1.50 each.

Buzz Books also covered other popular children's series such as "Fireman Sam", "Rupert", "The Animals of Farthing Wood", and "TUGS".

These books were also released in the US by Random House and cost $3.50 each.



  • Books 1-12 and 14-26 contain the exact same text as the Ladybird Books.
  • Only books 1, 2, 3, 8, 17, 18, 27, 28, 30, 32, and 36 were released in the United States.
  • Some copies of the books have, instead of numbers on their spines, pictures of Thomas' smoke box, illustrated by Ken Stott.