Captivate your growing reader with the riveting I Survived series, which tells stories about terrifying moments in the past through the eyes of kids who survived them. History is far more relatable to kids when they learn about it through the eyes of characters their age!
This historical fiction series by Lauren Tarshis is a fantastic way to introduce your child to stories about history and support what they're learning in class — in a way that keeps them engaged until the very last page. It also teaches courage, resilience, and hope during trying and scary situations, which can give your child's self-confidence and belief in their own abilities a boost when they need it most.
For instance, in I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001, Noah and his dad are spending the day in New York City but plans quickly change after a devastating and shocking event. Your growing reader will be able to connect the story to real historical events and ask you about your memories of that day. Meanwhile, in I Survived the Galveston Hurricane, 1900, one child survives the frightening flood waters of one of the deadliest hurricanes in American history, only to courageously go back in to make sure his neighbors are safe.
In keeping with the theme of resilience during times of great hardship, terror, and need, the newest addition to the best selling series, I Survived the Wellington Avalanche, 1910 tells the story of one child's courageous survival of the deadliest avalanche in American history that took place in Washington state.
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