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Buzz Books
Photographs by

David Mitton
Terence Permane

Published

1990-1996

Publisher(s)

Buzz Books (UK)
Random House (US)

Buzz Books were a brand of small hardcover 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 1990 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, Joshua Jones, Rupert, The Animals of Farthing Wood and TUGS.

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

Books

  1. Thomas in Trouble
  2. Toby and the Stout Gentleman
  3. Percy Runs Away
  4. Thomas and the Breakdown Train
  5. Edward, Gordon and Henry
  6. Thomas Goes Fishing
  7. Thomas Down the Mine
  8. James and the Troublesome Trucks
  9. Gordon Off the Rails
  10. Thomas and Terence
  11. James and the Tar Wagons
  12. Thomas and Bertie
  13. Thomas and the Trucks
  14. Thomas' Christmas Party
  15. Thomas, Percy and the Coal
  16. Saved from Scrap
  17. Thomas and Trevor
  18. Duck Takes Charge
  19. Pop Goes the Diesel
  20. A Close Shave
  21. Thomas Comes to Breakfast
  22. Percy and Harold
  23. Percy's Predicament
  24. BoCo the Diseasel
  25. Percy Takes the Plunge
  26. Woolly Bear
  27. Thomas Gets Bumped
  28. Toby's Tightrope
  29. The Trouble with Mud
  30. Percy's Promise
  31. Thomas, Percy and the Post Train
  32. Gordon and the Famous Visitor
  33. Donald's Duck
  34. No Joke for James
  35. Trust Thomas
  36. Mavis
  37. Time for Trouble
  38. Diesel Does it Again
  39. Thomas, Percy and the Dragon
  40. Henry's Forest
  41. Edward, Trevor and the Really Useful Party
  42. A Scarf for Percy
  43. James and the Bees
  44. Duck and the Regatta
  45. The Mischievous Twins
  46. Tender Engines
  47. Granpuff
  48. Bulldog
  49. You Can't Win
  50. Four Little Engines

Trivia

  • Books 1-12 and 14-26 contain exactly the 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.

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