Christmas Shopping Giveaways: Explorer Dinosaurs Book


Today is day six of the Christmas Shopping Giveaways and today I have a lovely book for you to try to win – Explorer Dinosaurs! from What on Earth Publishing.


Explorer Dinosaurs giveaway


The Explorer Dinosaurs! book is part of a series of books published in association with The Natural History Museum. The Explorer Series will also include books named Insects!, Plants! and Mammals! They’re all aimed at children aged 7 to 11 and will be individually published this year and in 2018.


At the beginning of the book Eric Eagle introduces himself as the Senior Librarian of the Eagle-Eyed Explorer Club, who is also known as Agent Eagle as he’s a special agent for the club as well. He’s always ready to go on missions for the club in an instant if they call on him to do so.


He tells the children reading about his latest mission, which is to file a report on the entire history of the dinosaurs as soon as possible. The rest of the book is mostly set out as his findings under different subtitles and is full of dinosaur facts. All written in a way that older children can easily understand, but still manages to be very educational.


Explorer Dinosaurs book page


The way the book is written as a ‘top secret mission’ adds an element of fun to this educational book and I think it works really well. There’s also facts on some of the top ‘dinosaur Explorers’ with details on their findings in history which is really interesting to read. There’s a quiz and activities towards the end of the book to test how much you’ve learnt whilst reading too.


The Explorer Dinosaurs! book also features a really informative and easy to use 1.8 metre timeline that folds out from the book at the end, which is so helpful and makes it really easy to see which dinosaurs were alive when. Even I ended up engrossed in reading all the mini facts about each dinosaur and I’m a ‘little’ bit out of the target age range!


It features over 100 dinosaurs and charts their rise and fall over 175 million years.


Explorer Dinosaurs! Timeline


I really like the Explorer Dinosaurs! book, it helps to answer questions children may have such as – Which was the oldest dinosaur? Why did they grow so large? What did they eat? Would they have eaten us? Why did they die out? There’s also a bit of a fun thing for children to do online:


Agent Eric Eagle is looking to recruit special agents for his next mission! Readers are invited to join the Eagle-Eyed Explorer Club, in which they embark on various adventures that will take them back in time. Agent Eagle has set special missions and challenges for the club’s agents to complete.

The first 100 successful agents to complete their mission will be presented with a fascinating Coprolite Fossil (petrified dinosaur poo!) to start off their collection of prehistoric artefacts. Plus, every successful agent will receive an Eagle-Eyed Dinosaur Certificate of Merit. *You will need the book to do the above and receive your certificate etc*

To win this amazing prize, curious kids must crack Agent Eagle’s secret code by matching the number of each chapter in the book with a series of shapes that appear on the Eagle-Eyed Explorer Club website. Go to to try your luck!


The Explorer Series was created by Christopher Lloyd, with the help of illustrator Andy Forshaw and the What on Earth? team of explorers. Dinosaurs! is priced at £9.99 and is available to purchase from What On Earth Books, The Natural History Museum, Amazon, Waterstones and other independent book stores.


If you would like to win a copy of the Explorer Dinosaurs! book which will make a great present for a dinosaur fan, then please do enter via the Gleam widget below. If you win then we will try our hardest to get it to you in time for Christmas. My usual terms and conditions can be found here  A Cornish Mum’s Competition Terms and ConditionsUK Only.


Good Luck and don’t forget to check out my Christmas Shopping Giveaways main post to see what other competitions are live already and to watch for new ones!


Stevie x


Explorer Dinosaurs! book

I was sent the item above for the purpose of this post, but as always all thoughts and opinions are my own and honest.
**To comment on this blog you do not need to leave your name, email address or website if you don't wish to. Any information entered will remain private and will not be shared with anyone other than the site owner.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.


  1. Tracy Nixon
    6 November 2017 / 4:25 am

    I would love this for my son. I love the diplodocus because it sounds a little dippy!

  2. Solange
    6 November 2017 / 5:03 am

    I would like to win this book for my dinosaur mad nephew. His favourite is a T-rex.

  3. Rachael Arnold
    6 November 2017 / 8:56 am

    My grandson would absolutely love this. He loves dinosaurs :)

  4. Emma
    6 November 2017 / 10:26 am

    What awsum books my son would adore these

  5. sarah mcvicar
    6 November 2017 / 10:35 am

    My son would love this, he’s doing a project at school about dinosaurs at the moment. his favourite is a taranosaurus rex x

  6. Jisoo Park
    6 November 2017 / 11:54 am

    Amazing!! Would love to win for my daughter who knows more dinosaurs than I do!

  7. Susan B
    6 November 2017 / 1:09 pm

    It would be for our youngest who has a generic concept of what dinosaurs should look like. I rather like the really ugly ones but can never remember their names.

  8. Jayne Townson
    6 November 2017 / 2:32 pm

    I would love to win this book for my little niece, thanks. I like the Triceratops.

  9. 6 November 2017 / 2:36 pm

    I’d like to win for my nephew, and I’ve always loved Stegosaurus’ x

  10. Jackie Dawson
    6 November 2017 / 3:26 pm

    Would love this for my nephew then he can teach me some dinosaurs

  11. Stephanie Keill
    6 November 2017 / 3:28 pm

    I would love to win for. My two sons who love dinosaurs our favourite is T-Rex!

  12. Margaret GALLAGHER
    6 November 2017 / 5:52 pm

    LOVE for MY nephew
    Tyrannasaurous sorry if I’ve spelt it wrong!!

  13. Danielle Spencer
    6 November 2017 / 7:11 pm

    I would love to win this for my nephew.

  14. Laura Milton
    6 November 2017 / 7:12 pm

    I love a long neck even thought they were so big they seem so peaceful and calm

  15. Ren Taylor
    6 November 2017 / 7:21 pm

    Would love to win for my little nephew as he would love this….his favourite dinosaur is a TRex !!

  16. christine shelley
    6 November 2017 / 7:33 pm

    This would be for my great neice,, who is interested in the natural world, as to my favourite, never really had one

  17. Liz Slade
    6 November 2017 / 7:48 pm

    Grandson Jack loves dinosaurs, knows lots of their names at 4!

  18. laura banks
    6 November 2017 / 8:22 pm

    i love the t-rex my mates son would love the book

  19. ashleigh allan
    6 November 2017 / 8:33 pm

    My son – we love trex best!

  20. Christine Lockley
    6 November 2017 / 8:42 pm

    I’d love to win for my grandson, he loves dinosaurs and his favourite is a Diplodocus

  21. Rachel Craig
    6 November 2017 / 8:59 pm

    Nephew, I have a few nephews who are presently keen on Dinasaurs. I don’t have a favourite Dinasaur, though the children do.

  22. Anthony Harrington
    6 November 2017 / 9:18 pm

    My little Grandson loves dinosaurs, my favourite is the Pterodactyl because it could fly!

  23. Heather Hibbert
    6 November 2017 / 9:41 pm

    I’d love this for my dino obsessed stepson, his favourite is a Pteranodon because of Dinosaur train

  24. Jo Glasspool
    6 November 2017 / 9:59 pm

    I’d love to win for my little Godson, he adores dino’s! My fave has to be the mega T-Rex.

  25. Corinne Henson
    6 November 2017 / 10:09 pm

    My two little boys. Being a vegetarian myself I like any Dinosaur’s that are herbivores :)

  26. June Lord
    7 November 2017 / 9:45 am

    I’d love to win it for my four year old son and daughters. I find dinosaur’s fascinating although I don’t think I have a particular favourite.

  27. jo liddement
    7 November 2017 / 3:51 pm

    I would love to win this for my granddaughter who loves fossils and dinosaurs

  28. iain maciver
    7 November 2017 / 5:15 pm

    perfect for my nephew t-rex

  29. fiona waterworth
    7 November 2017 / 6:54 pm

    my grandchildren love dinosaurs, my favorite is the Triceratops

  30. Chris Andrews
    7 November 2017 / 7:04 pm

    Who would you like to win the book for and do you have a favourite dinosaur and if so which one? if l were lucky enough to win my grandson would be deighted as he is obsessed with all dinosaurs

  31. Sian Hallewell
    7 November 2017 / 8:42 pm

    would love to win for my dinosaur obsessed grandson, whose favourite dinosaur is a triceratops.

    7 November 2017 / 9:06 pm

    I would love to win this for my friend’s little boy. My favourite dinosaur is the T Rex.

  33. Sally Collingwood
    7 November 2017 / 9:09 pm

    This would be for my grandson Alexander and we like the T Rex

  34. Angela Treadway
    7 November 2017 / 9:12 pm

    My son and t rex x

  35. 7 November 2017 / 9:26 pm

    Mini M loves dinosaurs!! His favourite is the T-Rex, although he also likes the spineosaurus.

  36. Hannah Rowley
    7 November 2017 / 10:20 pm

    Id love to win for my nephew

  37. Kelly White
    8 November 2017 / 2:22 am

    I’d like to win for my best friend’s youngest daughter, she loves dinosaurs! My personal favourtie is the T-Rex, mainly for the silly memes!

  38. Clare Hubbard
    8 November 2017 / 10:58 am

    This would be perfect for my son, he loves ankylosaurs

  39. Laura Pritchard
    8 November 2017 / 7:21 pm

    For my dinosaur mad son!

  40. Margaret Clarkson
    8 November 2017 / 7:30 pm

    I would like this for my Godson, I don’t have a favourite dinosaur.

  41. Sadiyya Maryam
    9 November 2017 / 5:03 am

    For my nephew who is dinosaurs obsessed! He would absolutely love this book! Our favourite dinosaur is T-Rex because he’s fearless!

  42. Angie McDonald
    9 November 2017 / 9:13 am

    I’d love to win this book for my nephew as he loves Dinosaurs at the minute, he’s been learning about them at school!
    My personal favourite is the Triceratops!

  43. Ruth Harwood
    9 November 2017 / 10:10 am

    My daughter loves veloceraptors, and this would be perfect for her xx

  44. Martina Pichova
    9 November 2017 / 11:53 am

    For my son, he is just the right age to appreciate the book. His favourite is T-Rex (as he is the king).

  45. MRS LARA Latchem
    9 November 2017 / 7:15 pm

    Would give this to my eldest Henry, love stegosaurs

  46. June Lord
    10 November 2017 / 5:57 am

    My twins are crazy about Dinosaurs.

  47. Ursula Hunt
    10 November 2017 / 12:15 pm

    I would give this to my Grandson who loves dinosaurs, especially Tricerotops

  48. tammy westrup
    10 November 2017 / 4:58 pm

    Would love to win for my son – he loves T Rex

  49. 11 November 2017 / 1:16 am

    I would love to win this for my grandsons. My favourite dinosaur is a diplodocus because it was vegetarian and despite being so huge, reminds me of my favourite animal – the giraffe

  50. Kerry Taylor
    12 November 2017 / 8:06 am

    I’d love to win this for my godson. I was playing dinosaurs with my toddler yesterday, and he wanted me to make a pteradactyl noise, but apparently I couldn’t do it right, so I was demoted to stegasaur…

  51. Kim Neville
    12 November 2017 / 11:31 am

    My son loves dinosaurs and our favourite is a T-Rex

  52. Leila Benhamida
    12 November 2017 / 11:58 am

    It will be for my daughter. We love all dinosaur epically the baby ones.

  53. A.E. ADKINS
    12 November 2017 / 12:38 pm

    I would give this prize to Santa, he knows who would love this! Favourite dinosaurs: T. Rex or brontosaurus

  54. 13 November 2017 / 7:51 pm

    id love this fo my nephew who loves t rex’s

  55. john prendergast
    14 November 2017 / 5:02 pm

    For my niece who likes dinosaurs t rex

  56. misty
    14 November 2017 / 9:59 pm

    id give this to my son, who loves a diplodocous

  57. Kirsteen Mackay
    15 November 2017 / 6:54 am

    What a lovely book. I’d love to win it for my nephew and my favourite dinosaur is the Triceratops.

  58. Kirsteen Mackay
    15 November 2017 / 6:54 am

    What a lovely book. I’d love to win it for my nephew and my favourite dinosaur is the Triceratops.

  59. Kayleigh Watkins
    16 November 2017 / 11:41 am

    My children would absolutely love this, they are dinosaur mad, my mum had to buy my daughter dinosaurs for her 2nd Christmas and she still plays with them now, her favourite is a t-rex and my son loves the velociraptor flying dinosaur xXx

  60. astridc
    17 November 2017 / 6:01 am

    my son, and no way can i spell my favorite dinosaur its sounds like this terradactal, im sure its a silent p though!

  61. Christina Palmer
    17 November 2017 / 6:35 pm

    I would read this with my youngest Grandson as he loves books. My favourite Dinasaur is a T Rex

  62. Kev Cannon
    19 November 2017 / 9:04 pm

    I was always fascinated by dinosaurs when i was a kid and it is difficult to choose a favourite. I always loved the story in one of my books where a T-Rex is beated by a Triceratops so I’ll choose the three horned one. I’ve love to win this for my son to help instill in him a love for dinosaurs just like me.

  63. Heidi
    20 November 2017 / 3:32 pm

    I would love to win this for my son he loves dinosaurs :)
    His favourite is a T-Rex

    20 November 2017 / 5:45 pm

    I’d love to win this for my niece and my favourite dinosaur is a Trex

    20 November 2017 / 6:12 pm

    my grandaughter would like this

  66. lynn neal
    20 November 2017 / 6:30 pm

    I would like to win this book for my grandson Zackery and we like tyrannosaurus Rex best!

  67. Anthea Holloway
    21 November 2017 / 2:14 pm

    I would like to win this book for my granddaughter and my favourite dinosaur is Tyrannosaurus Rex.

  68. Adrian Bold
    22 November 2017 / 1:09 am

    I would give this to my nephew who loves dinosaurs. His favourite is the T-Rex

  69. Michaela Hannah
    22 November 2017 / 5:32 am

    My 3 year old is a dinosaur expert so i would love to win this for him. My favourite dinosaur is the Brontasaurus

  70. Kelly L
    22 November 2017 / 5:00 pm

    I would love to win for our 2 year old godson!

  71. Claire Elizabeth Noke
    23 November 2017 / 10:55 pm

    T-Rex :) My kiddies xx

  72. Zoe Brown
    24 November 2017 / 8:26 am

    i would give it to my 6 yr old nephew he loves anything with dinos he likes diplodocous at the moment

  73. Mandy Betts
    24 November 2017 / 6:43 pm

    My partner’s 3 year old daughter – I don’t have a favourite dinosaur, but she does. She knows the names of all of them.

  74. Allison Sherwood
    25 November 2017 / 9:27 am

    I would love to win for my grandson as he is dinosaur mad. He doesn’t have a favourite as he loves all dinosaurs.

  75. Sheri Darby
    25 November 2017 / 10:17 pm

    My son would love this book. His favourite dinosaur is stegasaurus

  76. Lindsey Martin
    26 November 2017 / 10:11 pm

    I’d love to win this for my daughter, she asks a lot of questions about everything so would be nice for her to learn from this bin. I don’t have a favourite dinosaur, but used to love Dink the little dinosaur when I was little in TV. Anyone else remember that?

  77. Deborah Clarke
    26 November 2017 / 11:12 pm

    I’d love to win for my lil grandson Eli. His fave dinosaur is a T-Rex RAH!!!

  78. Jenny Rogers
    26 November 2017 / 11:30 pm

    I would love to win this for my godson. I think my favourite dinosaur is the stegosaurus.

  79. Rich Tyler
    26 November 2017 / 11:47 pm

    My little boy, deffo T REX!

  80. Charlie Brunton
    27 November 2017 / 2:28 am

    I’d love this for my little niece Paisley! She loves the diplodocus!

  81. Sarah Lee
    27 November 2017 / 8:47 am

    My son would love this

  82. Tee Simpson
    27 November 2017 / 10:31 am

    I would give it to my nephew. My favourite dinosaur is trex

  83. Maria P
    27 November 2017 / 11:29 am

    For my nephew, his loves stegosaurueses

  84. Diana
    27 November 2017 / 11:57 am

    Would like to win for my daughters. I like all dinosaurs, they all are amazing in their own way :)

  85. Rebecca Mercer
    27 November 2017 / 1:12 pm

    I’d love this for my son we love velociraptors

  86. paula cheadle
    27 November 2017 / 1:14 pm

    my grandson would love this book, he likes T-Rex

  87. Kate Davies
    27 November 2017 / 1:26 pm

    I’d love to win the books for my son and my favourite dinosaur is the Liopleurodon.

  88. Kerry Locke
    27 November 2017 / 2:34 pm

    My little girl would love this book – After watching Jurassic Park, our favourite dinosaurs are the veggie ones!

  89. Tammy Neal
    27 November 2017 / 3:33 pm

    Would love this for my niece xx

  90. Lisa edwards
    27 November 2017 / 4:19 pm

    I’d like to win for my two boys, they love dinosaurs, current favourite is the Galiminous!

  91. ellie spider
    27 November 2017 / 4:46 pm

    my nephew Drake loves dinos – he said his fave is a triceratops :)

  92. Miss Tracy Hanson
    27 November 2017 / 6:19 pm

    My great-nephew Maxx loves dinosaurs and his favourite is the one he drew called a Maxxosaurus. Which is a cross between a “terror flying thing” (his words) and a T-rex lol.

  93. Hayley F
    27 November 2017 / 7:34 pm

    I would love to win for my nephew. I think he likes T-Rex

  94. Simone Griffin
    27 November 2017 / 8:03 pm

    My son loves Stegasaurus and he’d love this book

  95. Natalie Crossan
    27 November 2017 / 8:30 pm

    My daughter loves dinosaurs xxx

  96. Cathryn Crawshaw
    27 November 2017 / 8:39 pm

    perfect for my daughter Ava

  97. Christian
    27 November 2017 / 9:00 pm

    Would like to win this for my little niece. Favourite dinosaur is triceratops.

  98. Jodie W
    27 November 2017 / 9:06 pm

    Diplodocus, is my sons favourite

  99. Laura Lou
    27 November 2017 / 9:31 pm

    I’d love to win this for my bestfriend’s little boy. He is dinosaur mad and teaches me something new everytime I see him. My fave is stegosaurus…mostly because how he says it is super cute and he gets very enthusiastic about them :) x

  100. Leanne perrett
    27 November 2017 / 10:24 pm

    i would love to win this for my two boys they love dinosaurs and they love the trex

  101. Lia Burns
    27 November 2017 / 10:43 pm

    I’d like to win for my son Lewis as he loves dinosaurs. Our favourite is the diplodocus x