Astrosaurs is a series of children's science fiction novels written by Steve Cole. The main characters are space-going dinosaurs. The series are published by Random House. The first two Astrosaurs books were released on 1 February 2005. The Teeth of the T. Rex was a special edition book written especially for World Book Day. Free trading cards come with each Astrosaur book. However, the [[World Book and Copyright Day|World Book Day| title The Teeth of the T. Rex does not include cards. The first five Astrosaurs books have now been released in Audiobook format on CD in the UK.
Cole's most successful titles to date are the Astrosaurs children's books, published under the name Steve Cole. The first two titles were published 3 February 2005. So far there are twelve Astrosaurs books available including a special edition book written especially for World Book Day 2007 (published 1 March 2007) with further titles to follow. Astrosaurs was followed up by the series Cows In Action (first two titles published 3 May 2007). There are four Cows In Action books published to date with the fifth due to be published on 5 June 2008 and further titles to follow. An Astrosaurs spin-off series, Astrosaurs Academy, begins in May 2008.
Astrosaurs is one of Steve Cole's successful children's series, which come with free Astrosaurs collectors cards. The books follow the adventures of Captain Teggs and his crew - Arx, Iggy, and Gipsy, who are dinosaurs working for the DSS (Dinosaur Space Service), which is an organization that protects the plant-eating inhabitants of the Vegetarian Sector, which is part of an area of space called The Jurassic Quadrant. This is were dinosaurs escaped to to avoid the meteorite crash 65 million years ago.
The first four books in the Astrosaurs series- Riddle of the Raptors, The Hatching Horror, The Seas Of Doom, and The Mind-swap Menace-were published in the USA, but these editions had minor grammar changes, changed minor details and replaced English regional words (i.e, color v.s. colour, Arx is gray instead of green), and did not include any trading cards.