I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912
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  • First Book:
    June 2010
  • Latest Book:
    October 2023
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  • Age Level:
    Chapter Books (Ages 7-10)
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  • Description:
    I Survived is a kids action adventure series that tells fictionalized accounts of dozens of disasters and famous historical events. The thrilling and terrifying stories are told through eyes of a child. The historic events include the sinking of the Titanic, Hurricane Katrina, and the Battle of Gettysburg.

    In addition to I Survived, Lauren Tarshis is also the author of the Emma-Jean Lazurus series.
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I Survived Series in Order (23 Books)

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Book Descriptions for series: I Survived

  • Book - 1

    Ten-year-old George Calder can't believe his luck--he and his little sister, Phoebe, are on the famous "Titanic," crossing the ocean with their Aunt Daisy. Soon, however, George's life changes forever....

  • Book - 2

    There's something in the water.... Chet Roscow is finally feeling at home in Elm Hills, New Jersey. He has a job with his uncle Jerry at the local diner, three great friends, and the perfect summertime destination: cool, refreshing Matawan Creek. ...

  • Book - 3

    The horror of Hurricane Katrina is brought vividly to life in this fictional account of a boy, a dog, and the storm of the century. Barry's family tries to evacuate before Hurricane Katrina hits their home in New Orleans. But when Barry's little s...

  • Book - 4

    70 years later, the bombing of Pearl Harbor comes to life for a new generation of readers! History's most terrifying moments are brought vividly to life in the action-packed fictional I SURVIVED series! Do you have what it takes to survive ... the...

  • Book - 5

    The terrifying details of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake jump off the page! Ten-year-old Leo loves being a newsboy in San Francisco -- not only does he get to make some money to help his family, he's free to explore the amazing, hilly city as...

  • Book - 6

    On the day that shocks the world, one boy just wants to find his dad. A powerful addition to the gripping I SURVIVED series. Noah has always been proud of his father -- a brave New York City firefighter. So Noah is thrilled when his dad plans a sp...

  • Book - 7

    The bloodiest battle in American history is under way . . . It's 1863, and Thomas and his little sister, Birdie, have fled the farm where they were born and raised as slaves. Following the North Star, looking for freedom, they soon cross paths wit...

  • Book - 8

    The disaster felt around the world . . . Visiting his dad's hometown in Japan four months after his father's death would be hard enough for Ben. But one morning the pain turns to fear: first, a massive earthquake rocks the quiet coastal village, n...

  • Book - 9

    In one of the darkest periods in history, one boy struggles to survive... In this gripping new addition to the bestselling I SURVIVED series, a young Jewish boy escapes the ghetto and finds a group of resistance fighters in the forests of Poland. ...

  • Book - 10

    During the infamous eruption of Mount Vesuvius, one boy struggles to escape. Can he survive the most devastating disaster of ancient times? In this thrilling addition to the bestselling I SURVIVED series, readers are taken back to antiquity with a...

  • Book - 11

    In a national contest, readers voted and decided that the next I SURVIVED topic will be the Great Chicago Fire, 1871! In the next book of the I SURVIVED series, one boy will struggle to stay alive as the great city of Chicago burns....

  • Book - 12

    A destructive force is about to hit the city of Joplin... Eleven-year-old Dexter has always wanted to see a tornado. So when he gets the incredible opportunity to go storm chasing with the famous Dr. Norman Rays, he has to say yes! Dr. Rays is th...

  • Book - 13

    New York Times bestselling author Lauren Tarshis provides a birds-eye view of one of America's most ghastly accidents ever to be captured on film, the Hindenburg Disaster of 1937. The greatest flying machine ever built is about to crash... For ...

  • Book - 14

    Eleven-year-old Jessie Marlowe has grown up with the beautiful Mount St. Helens always in the background. She's hiked its winding trails, dived into its cold lakes, and fished for trout in its streams. Just looking at Mount St. Helens out her window ...

  • Book - 15

    British soldiers were everywhere. There was no escape. Nathaniel Fox never imagined he'd find himself in the middle of a blood-soaked battlefield, fighting for his life. He was only eleven years old! He'd barely paid attention to the troubles betw...

  • Book - 16

    Eleven-year-old John Hale has already survived one brutal Dakota winter, and now he's about to experience one of the deadliest blizzards in American history. The storm of 1888 was a monster, a frozen hurricane that slammed into America's midwest with...

  • Book - 17

    No grizzly has ever killed a human in Glacier before ... until tonight. Eleven-year-old Melody Vega and her family come to Glacier National Park every year, and it's always been a place where she can forget her troubles. But this year is different. W...

  • Book - 18

    In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of D-Day, Lauren Tarshis shines a spotlight on the story of the Normandy landings, the largest seaborne invasion in history and foundation for the Allied victory in World War II....

  • Book - 19

    One hundred years ago, a killer wave of molasses struck a crowded Boston neighborhood. Discover the story of this strange disaster in the next book in the New York Times bestselling I Survived series. It's been four years since Carmen and Papa...

  • Book - 20

    California continues to be ravaged by devastating wildfires. Lauren Tarshis's heart pounding story tells of two children who battle the terrifying flames and -- despite the destruction -- find hope in the ashes. The people of Northern Californ...

  • Book - 21

    More than a century later, the Galveston Hurricane of 1900 is still America's deadliest disaster. Lauren Tarshis's story of one child surviving the horrible event churns with page-turning action and bold hope.The city of Galveston, Texas, was booming...

  • Book - 22

    The Wellington snow slide of 1910 was -- and still is -- the deadliest avalanche in America’s history. Lauren Tarshis's story of one child surviving the frozen nightmare pounds with page-turning action and heartwarming hope.The snow came down faste...

  • Book - 23

    The Great Alaska Earthquake is the largest and most powerful recorded earthquake in US history. Lauren Tarshis's story of one child surviving this terrifying natural disaster pounds with page-turning action and heartwarming hope.It was 1964 in the br...


I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863
2014 Flicker Tale Children's Book Award -- Intermediate
I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005
2015 Beehive Award -- Fiction

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

There are 23 books in the I Survived series.

The next book in the I Survived series, I Survived the Great Alaska Earthquake, 1964 (Book 23), will be published in October 2023.

The first book in the I Survived series, I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912, was published in June 2010.

The I Survived series primarily falls into the Historical genre. This chapter book series was written for ages 7-10, but some older readers may still like to read these books.