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The Secret Explorers Series

DK and SJ King
The Secret Explorers and the Haunted Castle by SJ King
Coming soon (08-02-22)

The Secret Explorers and the Haunted Castle

Book 11
Paperback $6.99

The Secret Explorers Series : Titles in Order

Book 11
Learn all about knights and castles in this spooky history-themed instalment of DK Books’ new educational fiction series for children aged 7 to 9 years old.

Meet the Secret Explorers – a band of brainiac kids from all around the world, here to take young readers on a series of fact-filled fictional adventures! Each with their own specialty, from outer space to dinosaurs, these young globetrotters will teach kids that learning can be fun, encouraging them to become experts in something they love. In this fun, fact-filled children’s book, Kiki the engineering explorer and Gustavo the history expert get caught up in a spooky time travel mystery when a ghostly figure shows up at a medieval castle and terrifies the crowds!

This epic adventure is packed with: 

-Fun facts and illustrations about exciting prehistoric animals
-Simple and informative diagrams telling kids all they need to know about castles and knights
-Quizzes, mission notes, and a glossary of words with definitions

With a gripping narrative that keeps kids engaged, The Secret Explorers and the Haunted Castle by SJ King is the perfect gift for children who are into all things history. It’s written for children aged 7-9 years, with lots of information about medieval knights, castles and ghosts, to give them an exciting introduction into the world of history. 

At the end of this fictional book, you’ll find “Kiki’s Mission Notes” which is a summary of all the scientific facts and discoveries made throughout the story. With fun illustrations, quizzes, and a vocabulary list, the educational value of this book is outstanding for a classroom read!

Never miss a mission! 

A total of nine different books, The Secret Explorer series is both educational and imaginative, combining exciting stories with real-life facts. Embark on another space mission adventure in The Secret Explorers and the Comet Collision. Travel back in time to save a dinosaur egg from destruction in The Secret Explorers and the Jurassic Rescue. Take part in a volcano rescue in The Secret Explorers and the Smoking Volcano. Then travel to the arctic for a rescue mission in Secret Explorers and the Missing Scientist.

Whatever your preferred topic, there’s a mission waiting for you!
Book 8
Grab your backpack and let’s head into the wild with the Secret Explorers! 

Embark on an unforgettable journey of discovering forest life and protecting an endangered plant! Learn all about the amazing Venus flytrap in this action-packed, conservation-themed installment of DK’s new educational fiction series. 

Meet the Secret Explorers — a band of brainiac kids from all around the world. Everyone in this diverse group of young experts has a specialty, from the dinosaurs to volcanoes. Each story follows a character who gets chosen for a “secret exploration.” 

This edge-of-your-seat educational fiction book for kids is packed with:

   • Fun facts and illustrations about exciting plant species.
   • Simple and informative diagrams show kids all they need to know about the Venus flytrap.
   • Quizzes, mission notes and a glossary of words with definitions.

Uncover the culprit behind the plant thefts

In this fascinating children’s nature book, we join biology expert Leah on a mission to a forest in North Carolina. Joined by history buff Gustavo, the team must work together with a botanist to protect the endangered Venus flytrap from being stolen by poachers and sold for money. 

It’ll take every bit of brainpower, bravery, and expertise that Leah and Gustavo have to stop the poachers and rescue the plants. At the end of this fictional action book, you’ll find “Leah’s Mission Notes,” which is a summary of all the scientific facts and discoveries made throughout the story.  

With a gripping narrative that keeps kids engaged, The Secret Explorers and the Plant Poachers by SJ King is the perfect gift for kids ages 7-9 captivated by nature. Packed with lots of information about different forest plants, this adventure book gives kids a thrilling introduction to the natural world. 

More in the series to discover


Don’t miss out on more secret explorations! Embark on an Arctic adventure of epic proportions in The Secret Explorers and the Missing Scientist. Discover the dramatic power of an erupting volcano in The Secret Explorers and the Smoking Volcano. Finally, set out on a journey to stop the Cairo Museum from closing down in The Secret Explorers and the Tomb Robbers.
Book 7
Meet the Secret Explorers! Children will be inspired to discover the world with these character-driven adventure stories for children aged 7 to 9 years old.

Learn all about polar expeditions and the Arctic in this climate-related installment of DK Books’ new educational fiction series for children.

Meet the Secret Explorers – a band of brainiac kids from all around the world. Everyone in this diverse group of young experts has a speciality, from outer space to dinosaurs, and each story follows a character who gets chosen for a “secret exploration”.

In this fun, fact-filled children’s book, engineering expert Kiki and Connor the marine biologist are sent on a mission to the Arctic. There they discover a research vessel studying the effects of climate change that has become trapped in the sea ice.

To make matters worse, one of the ship’s scientists who went to find help at a nearby research station hasn’t returned. It’s up to the Secret Explorers to find the scientist, free the ship, and save the day! Kids will love turning the pages to find out if the Secret Explorers manage to succeed in their mission!

Enter the frozen world…

With a thrilling narrative that keeps kids engaged, The Secret Explorers and the Missing Scientist book by SJ King is the perfect gift for children who are into all things arctic. It’s written for children aged 7-9 years, with lots of information on the arctic world and the effects of melting sea ice.

At the end of the book, you’ll find “Kiki’s Mission Notes” which is a summary of all the scientific facts and discoveries made throughout the story. With fun illustrations, quizzes, and a vocabulary list, the educational value of this book is outstanding and great for a classroom read!

Get Ready to join the Secret Explorers Club

The Secret Explorers series is a reminder to kids that they are limited only by their imagination and teaches them that learning is fun! But most of all, these educational books encourage children to believe that they can become experts in something they love.

This edge-of-your-seat adventure book is packed with:

• Fun facts and illustrations about polar bears
• Simple and engaging explanations on how to survive in arctic conditions
• Quizzes, mission notes, and a glossary of words with definitions

Complete the series

Each book in the series combines exciting adventures with real-life facts related to the Secret Explorers’ latest fictional mission.

Don’t miss out on more secret explorations! Take on an out-of-this-world mission in The Secret Explorers and the Comet Collision. Travel back in time to save a dinosaur egg from destruction in The Secret Explorers and the Jurassic Rescue. Set out on a journey to stop the Cairo Museum from closing down in The Secret Explorers and the Tomb Robbers. Then take a trip up an erupting volcano in The Secret Explorers and the Smoking Volcano.
Book 6
Buckle up for an explosive adventure! Discover the dramatic power of an erupting volcano in this action-packed sixth installment of DK’s new educational fiction series! 

Meet the Secret Explorers – a band of brainiac kids from all around the world. Everyone in this diverse group of young experts has a specialty, from outer space to dinosaurs, and each story follows a character who gets chosen for a “secret exploration”. 

This edge-of-your-seat science book for kids is packed with:

   • Fun facts and illustrations about the Earth’s tectonic plates
   • Simple and engaging explanations on how volcanoes are formed
   • Quizzes, mission notes, and a glossary of words with definitions
   • Information that supports a STEM-based curriculum 

A new adventure unfolds

In this fun, fact-filled children’s science book, we join volcanoes expert Cheng on an exciting mission to Mount Yasur on the island of Vanuatu. Joined by biology expert Leah, the team is beyond excited to witness a real-life volcanic eruption.

But soon, excitement turns to worry when they realize that people are in danger. Working together swiftly and heroically, they must stage a rescue mission. Kids will love turning the pages to find out if the Secret Explorers manage to succeed in their mission!

It’s the perfect gift for children aged 7-9 who love all things geology. Packed with lots of information on volcanoes, this epic adventure book gives them a thrilling introduction to earth science. 

Don’t let the discoveries stop 

Each book in the series combines exciting adventures with real-life facts related to the Secret Explorers’ latest fictional mission. 

Don’t miss out on more secret explorations! Dive into an underwater adventure in The Secret Explorers and the Lost Whales. Travel back in time to save a dinosaur egg from destruction in The Secret Explorers and the Jurassic Rescue. Finally, set out on a journey to stop the Cairo Museum from closing down in The Secret Explorers and the Tomb Robbers.
Book 5
Let your little nature-lover take a swing through the rainforest in this conservation-themed fifth installment of DK’s new educational fiction series! 

Meet the Secret Explorers – a band of brainiac kids from all around the world. Everyone in this diverse group of young experts has a specialty, from outer space to dinosaurs, and each story follows a character who gets chosen for a “secret exploration”. 

This edge-of-your-seat science book for kids is packed with:

   • Fun facts and illustrations about animals and plants found in the rainforest of Borneo
   • Simple and engaging explanations on how deforestation is altering our planet’s biodiversity
   • Quizzes, mission notes, and a glossary of words with definitions
   • Information that supports STEM-based curriculums

Kids to the rescue!

In this fact-stuffed children’s science book, we follow rainforest expert Ollie on an exciting mission to rescue a lost baby orangutan in the steamy rainforest of Borneo. Accompanied by engineering expert Kiki, they set out in a glider to search for the friendly ape.

Along the way, they encounter greedy plantation owners who are plotting to destroy the forest to expand a palm oil plantation! They also learn about the threat that endangered animals and plants face due to deforestation. Kids will love turning the pages to find out if the Secret Explorers manage to succeed in their mission!

It’s the perfect gift for children aged 7-9 who love all things rainforest. Packed with lots of information on animal and plant life, this epic adventure book gives them a thrilling introduction to nature. 

Keep on exploring!

Each book in the series combines exciting adventures with real-life facts related to the Secret Explorers’ latest fictional mission. 

Don’t miss out on more secret explorations! Dive into an underwater adventure in The Secret Explorers and the Lost Whales. Travel back in time to save a dinosaur egg from destruction in The Secret Explorers and the Jurassic Rescue. Finally, set out on a journey to stop the Cairo Museum from closing down in The Secret Explorers and the Tomb Robbers.
Book 4
Travel back in time and discover facts you never knew about dinosaurs and prehistoric life in this fourth instalment of the The Secret Explorers.

This group of brilliant kids come together from all four corners of the globe to fix problems, solve mysteries and gather knowledge all over the planet – and beyond. Whenever their help is needed, a special sign will appear on a door. They step through to the Exploration Station, and receive their mission…

In The Secret Explorers and the Jurassic Rescue, dinosaur expert Tamiko and geology expert Cheng travel back to the age of the dinosaurs in an effort to rescue a dinosaur egg from destruction. However, to save the egg, the Secret Explorers first have to use all their courage and skills to outsmart a fierce Allosaurus, rescue a baby Stegosaurus, and find a way to attract an Archaeopteryx. Tamiko and Cheng soon find that, to succeed, they need to come up with some unusual solutions…

Packed with fun illustrations and facts about dinosaurs, fossils, and why modern birds are dinosaurs, this thrilling adventure is perfect for young readers. Informative diagrams tell kids all they need to know about different species of dinosaur, from Stegosaurus to Allosaurus. The action-packed narrative keeps kids engaged and makes learning about dinosaurs even more fun!
Book 3
Join The Secret Explorers as they go up against pyramid thieves in the third installment of this action-packed, fact-filled chapter book series for kids ages 7–9.

Take your little archaeologist on an educational adventure to ancient Egypt in this action-packed third instalment of DK Books’ new fiction series for children.

Meet the Secret Explorers – a band of brainiac kids from all around the world. Everyone in this diverse group of young experts has a speciality, from outer space to dinosaurs, and each story follows a character who gets chosen for a “secret exploration”.

In this children’s educational book, we follow history expert Gustavo on a thrilling journey to the west bank of the River Nile, also known as the land of the dead. Joined by engineering expert Kiki, they set out on a mission to stop the Cairo Museum from closing down.
 
Along the way, they find themselves in tense situations that will have kids on the edge of their seats! They break into pyramids, go up against tomb robbers and stop them from stealing all the ancient treasures in The Great Pyramid of Giza built for Pharaoh Khufu. Kids will love turning the pages to find out if the Secret Explorers manage to succeed in their mission!

Explore the World of Pyramids, Mummies, and Pharaohs
 
With a thrilling narrative that keeps kids engaged, The Secret Explorers and the Tomb Robbers book by SJ King is the perfect gift book for children who love history! It’s written for kids aged 7-9 years and packed with lots of information on ancient Egyptian history and culture to give them a magical introduction to Ancient Egypt and the land of the dead.
 
At the end of the book, you’ll find “Gustavo’s Mission Notes” which is a summary of all the archaeology facts and discoveries made throughout the story. With fun illustrations, quizzes, and a vocabulary list in the back of the book, the educational value of this book is outstanding and great for a classroom read!
 
Get Ready to Join the Secret Explorers Club
 
The Secret Explorers series is a reminder to kids that they are limited only by their imagination and teaches them that learning is fun! But most of all, these educational books encourage children to believe that they can become experts in something they love.
 
This exhilarating historical fiction book for kids is packed with:
 
●  Fun facts and illustrations about ancient Egyptian religion, the Pharaohs, hieroglyphics and museums
●  Simple and engaging explanations on how pyramids were built and mummies were made

●  Quizzes, mission notes, and a glossary of words with definitions
 
Also available as an audiobook, narrated by actor Alfred Enoch.
Book 2
Blast-off into space in this second adventure with The Secret Explorers, a brand-new fiction series.

This group of brilliant kids comes together from all four corners of the globe to fix problems, solve mysteries, and gather knowledge all over the planet – and beyond. Whenever their help is needed, a special sign will appear on a door. They step through to the Exploration Station and receive their mission…

In The Secret Explorers and the Comet Collision, space expert Roshni leads a mission that’s out of this world – literally! With rainforest expert Ollie, she is set the task of fixing the space probe orbiting Jupiter before a comet hits the planet. With the clock ticking, it’s a race against time for the Secret Explorers as they dodge asteroids, complete daring spacewalks, and use all their skills to complete their mission.

Packed with fun illustrations and facts about real-life missions to Jupiter, this thrilling adventure is perfect for young readers. Informative diagrams tell kids all they need to know about important elements of the story, such as how spacesuits work. The action-packed narrative keeps kids engaged and makes learning about space even more fun!
Book 2
Blast-off into space in this second adventure with The Secret Explorers, a brand-new fiction series.

This group of brilliant kids comes together from all four corners of the globe to fix problems, solve mysteries, and gather knowledge all over the planet – and beyond. Whenever their help is needed, a special sign will appear on a door. They step through to the Exploration Station and receive their mission…

In The Secret Explorers and the Comet Collision, space expert Roshni leads a mission that’s out of this world – literally! With rainforest expert Ollie, she is set the task of fixing the space probe orbiting Jupiter before a comet hits the planet. With the clock ticking, it’s a race against time for the Secret Explorers as they dodge asteroids, complete daring spacewalks, and use all their skills to complete their mission.

Packed with fun illustrations and facts about real-life missions to Jupiter, this thrilling adventure is perfect for young readers. Informative diagrams tell kids all they need to know about important elements of the story, such as how spacesuits work. The action-packed narrative keeps kids engaged and makes learning about space even more fun!
Book 2
Blast-off into space in this second adventure with The Secret Explorers, a brand-new fiction series.

This group of brilliant kids comes together from all four corners of the globe to fix problems, solve mysteries, and gather knowledge all over the planet – and beyond. Whenever their help is needed, a special sign will appear on a door. They step through to the Exploration Station and receive their mission…

In The Secret Explorers and the Comet Collision, space expert Roshni leads a mission that’s out of this world – literally! With rainforest expert Ollie, she is set the task of fixing the space probe orbiting Jupiter before a comet hits the planet. With the clock ticking, it’s a race against time for the Secret Explorers as they dodge asteroids, complete daring spacewalks, and use all their skills to complete their mission.

Packed with fun illustrations and facts about real-life missions to Jupiter, this thrilling adventure is perfect for young readers. Informative diagrams tell kids all they need to know about important elements of the story, such as how spacesuits work. The action-packed narrative keeps kids engaged and makes learning about space even more fun!
Book 1
Dive into the world of The Secret Explorers and learn about ocean life in this action-packed first installment in a brand-new fiction series.

Meet The Secret Explorers! This group of brilliant kids comes together from all four corners of the globe to fix problems, solve mysteries, and gather knowledge all over the planet – and beyond. Whenever their help is needed, a special sign will appear on a door. They step through to the Exploration Station and receive their mission…

In The Lost Whales, marine life expert Connor needs to use his underwater expertise to help save a pod of humpback whales that have lost their way. Along with space expert Roshni, he sets out in a submarine to search for a way to steer the whales back on track, but encounters unexpected problems along the way, including lost baby whales and a fleet of boats. Will The Secret Explorers manage to succeed in their mission?

Packed with fun illustrations and facts about humpback whales, marine life, and how climate change is affecting the oceans, this thrilling adventure is perfect for emerging readers. The action-packed narrative keeps kids engaged and makes learning about the natural world fun.

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