Do you have a child who loves reading action packed, adventurous, suspenseful chapter books? Then look no further. The "I Survived" series by Lauren Tarshis captures all of these elements and more. Each book in the series features a young male protagonist who gets caught up in a historical event. The events captured in the series range from natural disasters such as the eruption of Mount Vesuvius to the tragic events of September 11th. The books typically appeal to children in second through fourth grade. Many kids are hooked on this series--boys and girls alike.

There are currently twelve books in the series with books thirteen and fourteen to be released in 2016. The thirteenth book, I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster 1937, will be released this month. You can put this book on hold through our catalog.The fourteenth book will be about Mount St. Helens and is set to be released this August. Waiting for the next book in a series can be difficult, but I have some suggestions for die hard "I Survived" fans. Remember, if you ever need book suggestions come to your local library and talk to the Youth Services Librarian. We love talking about books and helping you find just the right one.

Stay Alive: Crash by Joseph Monninger (Grades 4-7)

Killer Species: Menace from the Deep by Michael P. Spradlin, (Grades 4-7)

Disaster Strikes: Earthquake Shock by Marlane Kennedy (Grades 2-5)

I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters by Lauren Tarshis (Grades 2-5)

DK Adventures: Shipwreck by Caryn Jenner (Grades 2-5)


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