Books for Boys – I Survived


I didn’t have a post ready for today.  I didn’t think anyone would tar and feather me if I skipped a day.  It’s a big fear of mine now that I read the You Wouldn’t Want to Know series.

However, at 8:45 this evening an elementary-aged boy approached me at the children’s desk.  He asked, “Do you have any I Survived books?”  Not only were they checked out at the library branch where I work; most of the copies in the library system were checked out.  Using this knowledge and remembering another boy asked me for the same books yesterday, the post wrote itself.  Lauren Tarshis, the author, says “Each book in my series tells a terrifying and thrilling story from history, through the eyes of a boy who lived to tell the tale.”

Titles in this series include both historical and modern day events.

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912
I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916
I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941
I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906
I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001
I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863
I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011

Looks like I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 is being released February 25, 2014.

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