Bear Grylls Adventures books

Book covers for Bear Grylls Adventures

We gave away a whopping 250 books from Bear Grylls' brand new adventure series for children. Find out more about the books below.

About the books

Each story in this fun new 12-book series follows a different child on camp as they receive the magical compass, allowing them to travel to an amazing place where they meet the inspirational adventurer Bear Grylls, and learn new skills and facts that they can take back with them to real life. (Suitable for children aged 5-7.)

The Blizzard Challenge

Olly isn't enjoying activity camp. Why should he bother building a shelter or foraging for food with his teammates? He'd rather be at home in the warm and dry, where the sofa and the video games are.

But then Olly gets given a compass with a mysterious fifth direction. When he follows it, he's magically transported to a high mountain range where he meets survival expert Bear Grylls. With Bear's help, Olly must learn how to survive in sub-zero temperatures, and what to do if the ice cracks when you're crossing a frozen lake, or a blizzard sets in…

But can his adventure with Bear Grylls change Olly's mind about teamwork and perseverance? And who will Olly give the compass to next?

The Desert Challenge

Sophie loves activity camp but she's terrified of insects. It's so bad that she won't go into the tent on her own, just in case something flies at her, or she steps on a creepie-crawlie. But when she's given a compass by one of the other boys on the campsite, Sophie is magically transported to the desert on an adventure where they're impossible to avoid!

With the help of survival expert Bear Grylls as her guide, she will learn how to withstand the extreme temperatures of the desert and how to spot mirages, encounter giant camel spiders, deadly scorpions and snakes… but will Sophie overcome her fear of insects back in the real world? And who will she give the compass to next?

About the author

Bear Grylls

Bear Grylls and his wife Shara split their time between a barge on the River Thames in London and a small remote Welsh island. They have three sons: Jesse, Marmaduke and Huckleberry. You can find out more about Bear on his website and on Twitter @BearGrylls, Facebook @RealBearGrylls and Instagram @BearGrylls.

Book giveaway

We gave away 250 books from the Bear Grylls Adventures series – 125 copies of The Blizzard Challenge and 125 copies of The Desert Challenge – to Mumsnetters, in return for their child's feedback on their chosen book.

We ask all winners to share their children's thoughts about the book on the discussion thread. Everyone who posts detailed feedback on the book by midday, 1 May will also be entered into a draw to win a £100 Love2shop voucher.

This giveaway is sponsored by Piccadilly Press