Monday, November 27, 2017

I Survived ... Series by Lauren Tarshis

The "I Survived" series is about fictional kids living during real live events like the sinking of the Titanic and the Great Chicago Fire. In each one, you learn about the actual event that is going on and the characters in it.  Besides being good reads, these books also teach you a lot about what was happening at that point in time.

Some of my favorites are:

I Survived The Battle of Gettysburg - In this book, Thomas and his little sister, Birdie, are born and raised slaves. One day, they run away and march with an army to war.

I Survived Hurricane Katrina - In this book, when Hurricane Katrina hits, Barry and his dog are stuck on an overturned car to wait out the storm.

I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor - In this book, a boy named Danny is trapped on the Hawaiian shore at Pearl Harbor when the Japanese attack begins.

I loved all the books and hope the author comes out with more. There are currently 15 books in the series and a side series called I Survived True Stories.  I think these stories would appeal to both boys and girls who enjoy history or historical fiction.

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