Ten picture books were produced, based on the TUGS episodes. They were adapted from the original scripts by Penny Morris.
- The Unlucky Tug (Jinxed)
- High Winds
- Ghost Fleet (Ghosts)
- Up River
- Warrior's Longest Day (Warrior)
- High Tide
- Bigg City Freeze (Bigg Freeze)
- For unknown reasons, Quarantine, Munitions and Regatta were not made into photo books.
- There were rare hardcover releases of the photo books, in addition to the paperbacks. Only Up River, and the ISBNs of High Winds and Ghost Fleet are known to be existing.
- The nautical flags on the backs of the photo books are; Tango (T), Uniform (U), Golf (G), and Sierra (S), they were arranged to spell the name of the series.
- The character profiles also appeared in the Buzz Books.
- There are lots of deleted scenes from the episodes.
Warrior's Longest Day (Warrior)
Bigg City Freeze (Bigg Freeze)
Watch Out, Star Tugs! and Lead-Footed Warrior
Top Hat's Outstanding Performance
Who's Afraid of the Ghost Ships?
The Day the Harbour Froze