“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” ~C.S. Lewis
Bibliographic Information: I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912. Written by Lauren Tarshis and illustrated by Scott Dawson. Scholastic, Inc. c., 2010.
Reading Level: 7-10 years
Synopsis: On their way back from a trip to London, George, his sister, and his aunt are riding on the Titanic back home. When the Titanic hits an iceberg, George must do all he can to find his sister and survive.
Rationale for Classroom Use: This would be a great beginner book to introduce students to chapter books. You could hook students by first giving them facts about the Titanic.
Common Core Connection: Students could use this book in connection with informational texts about the Titanic to see what in the book was factual and what parts of the book were fictional.