DK will publish its first educational fiction series The Secret Explorers, developed in association with packager Working Partners.
The series aims to introduce children aged seven plus to core topics through action-packed, character-driven adventure stories.
Four titles will be released in 2020: The Secret Explorers and the Lost Whales and The Secret Explorers and the Comet Collision, will be published on 16th July with The Secret Explorers and the Jurassic Rescue and The Secret Explorers and the Tomb Robbers to follow on 1st October.
The books follow a group of young experts from all four corners of the globe, who join together to solve mysteries, fix problems and search for knowledge. Their adventures take them all over the world—and beyond. This diverse club of eight children includes Tamiko, Gustavo, Ollie, Kiki, Connor, Roshni, Leah and Cheng.
The books will include reference sections with timelines, quizzes, maps and glossaries to extend interest in the subjects.
Children's publishing director Sarah Larter said: "We are thrilled to have developed this series in conjunction with Working Partners and delighted to be bringing fresh and innovative approaches to subjects that are key to DK’s Children’s publishing."