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Book Explorers
Airdate Monday, November 26, 2012 (Nickelodeon)
Tuesday, March 4, 2014 (DVD)
Saturday, July 4, 2015 (Nick Jr.)
U.S. Premiere Time (est.) {{{premiere}}}
Season 7
Episode 13 (aired)
19 (produced)
Written by Valerie Walsh Valdes
Storyboard by:
David Prince
Clint Taylor
Directed by George Chialtas
Allan Jacobsen
Previous Dora's Thanksgiving Day Parade (airing order)
Dora & Diego's Amazing Animal Circus Adventure (production order)
Next Check Up Day (airing order)
Dora's Super Soccer Showdown (production order for the next season)

Book Explorers is the 13th episode of Dora the Explorer from Season 7.

In production order, it's the 19th and final episode of Season 7.



Dora and Boots go to the library, where they jump into books, meet characters from the books, and help them find their lost items to fix the story wall. They first go into the book Peter Pan to find a sail and help Peter Pan escapes from Captain Hook.

Objects needed for the story wall[]

  1. Sail (Captain Hook story)
  2. Straw (Wizard of Oz story)
  3. Basket of treats (Little Red Riding Hood story)




  • This is the last episode of Season 7 in production order.
  • This episode is similar to the double-length episode Dora Saves the Crystal Kingdom (both have to do with traveling through many stories in one episode).
  • Dora does not ask Map for directions in this episode.
  • This is another episode to feature Luis, Pepe, and Nelly.
  • Benny, Tico, Isa, Map, and Swiper all don't appear on this episode.
  • This is the 157th episode of the show.
  • Dora and Boots don't sing the Travel Song in this episode mainly because they are not really traveling to places and instead are traveling through books and finding things they need to bring back to the Library.
  • When the Wolf swipes Little Red Riding Hood's basket and throws it in the tree, he acts and talks just like Swiper, but he doesn't say "You're too late!" before saying the phrase "You'll never find it now!" (which in this case, it's actually "You'll never find your basket now!").
    • Coincedentally, Swiper tried to swipe Red Riding Hood's basket of goodies for her grandma in "What Happens Next?", but failed.
    • Swiper also plays the role of the wolf in the Red Riding Hood-themed episode "Grandma's House", where he tried to swipe Dora's basket of goodies for her grandma three times he appeared, but failed.
    • If Dora and Boots were to stop the Big Bad Wolf, they would probably say something like, "Wolf, no swiping!" three times to do so, then the Big Bad Wolf would say, "Oh, man!".
  • This is the first and only episode not to feature Map, and one of few times where Dora doesn't actually use him this time for places both her and Boots got to go.
  • This is one of the few episodes where Dora and Boots return to where they started from.
  • The phrase "Entra al cuento/la biblioteca" means "Enter to the story/library" in Spanish.
  • This episode holds the potential for another spin-off centered on books after Go, Diego, Go! ended its 7-year run back in September 2012, but alas the spin-off isn't possible.
  • This could be Dora's version of Linda the Librarian.


  • When the Fiesta Trio play their fanfare at the end of the episode, Dora's legs were drawn longer than usual, cutting off part of her shoes and she did not have socks.

Dora the Explorer Season 7
A Ribbon For Pinto | Dora's Rescue in Mermaid Kingdom | Dora's Easter Adventure | Feliz Dia De Los Padres | Dora's Fantastic Gymnastics Adventure | School Science Fair | Dora's Moonlight Adventure | Perrito's Big Surprise | Dora & Diego's Amazing Animal Circus Adventure | Benny the Castaway | Baby Bongo's Big Music Show | Dora's Royal Rescue* | ¡Vamos a Pintar! | Check Up Day | Little Map | Dora's Thanksgiving Day Parade | Book Explorers | Dora Rocks! | The Butterfly Ball
* - Denotes held-back episode