Astrosaurs: Earth Attack! by Steve Cole

Astrosaurs: Earth Attack!

Written by Steve Cole
Part of the Astrosaurs Series

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Astrosaurs Series - No. 20. The Dinosaurs with a difference are back for a super space adventure in this extra long, bumper story and the 20th Astrosaurs title. Captain Teggs Stegosaur must lead his team against his arch enemy General Loki who has just stolen a time machine. Following Loki leads the astrosaurs down to Earth and back to a time before they left. Having uncovered a deadly plot to destroy history the astrosaurs will need all their powers to stop it before it is too late.

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Astrosaurs: Earth Attack! by Steve Cole

Steve Cole is also the author of a number of other bestselling series’ including Astrosaurs Academy, Cows in Action and Slime Squad. To view them all go to Steve’s author page here on Lovereading4kids - click here. The Astrosaurs Academy series is a spin-off from Astrosaurs which began in 2008. The series focuses on Teggs Stegosaur while he’s at Astrosaurs Academy before he becomes an Astrosaur.

Steve Cole counts down his favourite Astrosaurs in this video:

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Praise for Steve Cole:

"the kind of inspired, hysterically silly fantasy that boys adore" Amanda Craig, The Times

'Who can resist the mix of dinosaurs and space?' - Sunday Times

'A great book . . . the idea of dinosaurs flying spaceships is brilliant. (4 stars out of
5)' - Learning Support Magazine

'Steve Cole has captured the attention of dinosaur-loving children with this super
series of books . . . exciting and funny, this series is bound to be a hit with budding
young readers.' - South Wales Argus

'With black and white illustrations to break up the text, this funny, fast moving story
should attract young readers, especially boys, and keep them turning the pages.
Then, if they're really hooked, they've got the rest of the series to read too.' -

About the Author

Steve Cole

Steve Cole was our Guest Editor in November 2011. Click here to find out more and see some of his favourite books.

Steve Cole is the slightly crazy, highly frantic, millions-selling, non-stop author of Astrosaurs, Cows In Action, Astrosaurs Academy, The Slime Squad, Z. Rex and many other books (including several original Doctor Who stories). He used to edit magazines and books but prefers the job of a writer where you can wear pyjamas and eat chocolate all day.

Steve just can't stop writing - if he does, strange robots appear and jostle him vigorously until he starts again. In his spare time he loves making music, reading old comics, thinking up ideas for new books and slumping in front of a warm TV.

In this video, Steve counts down his top 5 favourite Astrosaurs characters:

You can see more Steve videos on his YouTube channel - click here.

Amanda Craig from The Times recently described the Astrosaurs series as "the kind of inspired, hysterically silly fantasy that boys adore." Here’s a summary of Steve’s four main series – great reading for boys in particular:

ASTROSAURS - Captain Teggs is no ordinary dinosaur - he's an astrosaur! On the incredible spaceship DSS Sauropod, along with his faithful crew, Gypsy, Arx and Iggy, Teggs rights wrongs, fights evil... and eats a lot of grass.

ASTROSAURS ACADEMY - Welcome to the Academy! Teggs Stegosaur is a pupil at the Astrosaurs Academy where all astro-cadets go to complete their training. He hopes to become an ASTROSAUR one day but for now he has classes to attend, missions to complete and lessons to learn. His best friends and roommates, Blink and Dutch, are always his first choice for fun - but also to work with on his homework! Together they make a great team - the Daring Dinos - and get up to all sorts of adventures!

COWS IN ACTION - Moo-vellous ! Professor McMoo is a very clever cow - so clever, in fact, that he has managed to build himself a time machine from discarded farming machinery. He and his two cow friends, Pat and Bo Vine live on the Barmer farm, in fear of the hideous farmer's wife, Betty. But they are also star agents of the C.I.A. - Cows in Action, a crack team of cow commandos! In the future, cows live peacefully with humans as equals, not as food. But some cows in the future try to use the technology of time travel to interfere with history - which the Professor and his team must stop!

SLIME SQUAD - It's time to fight crime... with slime! Mad scientist Godfrey Gunk had a dream - a dream of creating a whole safari park of monsters on an old rubbish dump. It didn't work. Little did Godfrey know that actually after he left the rubbish dump, his dream came true... Meet the inhabitants of Trashland, a whole world full of different types of small slimy monsters who all live peacefully alongside each other - at least until now...

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336 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Red Fox an imprint of Random House Children's Books

Publication date

29th September 2011




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