Lauren Tarshis’s I Survived Books in Order

The I Survived book series is a collection of historical fiction books written for young readers by author Lauren Tarshis.

Each book in the series tells a fictional story of a young person who faces a significant historical event, such as the sinking of the Titanic or the attack on Pearl Harbor, and manages to survive.

The books are intended to educate and inform young readers about historical events in an engaging and accessible way, while also promoting empathy and resilience.

The series has been well-received by readers and educators alike for its ability to make history come alive for young readers.

Sl. No.I Survived Books in Order
1)I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (2010)
2)I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 (2010)
3)I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 (2011)
4)I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 (2011)
5)I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 (2012)
6)I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001 (2012)
7)I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 (2012)
8)I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011 (2013)
9)I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 (2014)
10)I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79 (2014)
11)I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 (2015)
12)I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 (2015)
13)I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (2016)
14)I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 (2016)
15)I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 (2017)
16)I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1888 (2018)
17)I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 (2018)
18)I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944 (2019)
19)I survived the Great Molasses Flood, 1919 (2019)
20)I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018 (2020)
21)I Survived the Galveston Hurricane, 1900 (2021)
22)I Survived the Wellington Avalanche, 1910 (2022)
23)I Survived the Great Alaska Earthquake, 1964 (2023)

Who is the main protagonist of the ‘I Survived’ Book series?

The I Survived book series features different main protagonists in each book, as each book tells the story of a different historical event.

So, while the series does not have a consistent main character, each book focuses on the experiences and survival story of a different fictional character who is caught up in a real-life historical event.

Lauren Tarshis’ Biography

Lauren Tarshis is an American author, editor, and publisher who was born in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 1963.

She is best known as the author of the I Survived book series, which has become a popular and successful series of historical fiction books for young readers.

Tarshis has also written several other children’s books, including the Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree series and the Into the Danger Zone series.

In addition to her work as an author, Tarshis has worked as an editor and publisher for several publishing houses, including Scholastic and Time Inc. She has received numerous awards and accolades for her work, including being named a New York Times bestselling author.

I Survived Books in Order

1) I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (2010)

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (2010) : I survived book covers

The first book in the series tells the story of a young boy named George, who is a passenger on the Titanic when it strikes an iceberg and begins to sink. I Survived The Titanic book is one of the most well known books in the series.

2) I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 (2010)

I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 (2010)

I Survived A Shark Attack book tells the story of a boy named Chet who is attacked by a shark while swimming on the Jersey Shore in 1916, during a wave of shark attacks that terrified the nation. Lexile measure is 610L.

3) I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 (2011)

I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 (2011)

The third book in the series follows a boy named Barry, who lives in New Orleans and experiences the devastation of Hurricane Katrina firsthand. Lexile measure is 590L

4) I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 (2011)

I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 (2011)

This book tells the story of a young boy named Danny, who is living in Hawaii when the Japanese attack Pearl Harbor, drawing the United States into World War II. Lexile measure is 620L.

5) I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 (2012)

I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 (2012)

The fifth book in the series is set during the devastating earthquake that struck San Francisco in 1906, and follows a young boy named Leo as he tries to survive the chaos and destruction. Lexile measure is 610L.

6) I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001 (2012)

I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001 (2012)

This book tells the story of a boy named Lucas, who is in New York City on September 11th, 2001 when terrorists attack the World Trade Center. This books is known as I survived 9/11 book. Lexile measure is 630L.

7) I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 (2012)

I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 (2012)

The seventh book in the series is set during the Battle of Gettysburg, a pivotal moment in the American Civil War, and follows a young boy named Thomas as he becomes caught up in the conflict. Lexile measure is 660L.

8) I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011 (2013)

I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011 (2013)

This book follows a boy named Ben, who is visiting his uncle in Japan when a massive tsunami strikes, causing widespread destruction and devastation. Lexile measure is 650L.

9) I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 (2014)

I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 (2014)

The ninth book in the series is set during World War II and follows a girl named Zofia who is living in Poland when the Nazis invade.

Also known as the I Survived The Holocaust book, it is gritty and heroic fictionalized account of survival by a girl. Lexile measure is 740L.

10) I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79 (2014)

I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79 (2014)

This I Survived Pompeii book takes readers back to ancient times, telling the story of a boy named Marcus who is living in Pompeii when Mount Vesuvius erupts. Lexile measure is 700L.

11) I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 (2015)

I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871 (2015)

The eleventh book in the series follows a young girl named Winnie, who is living in Chicago when a devastating fire breaks out and threatens to destroy the city. Lexile measure is 730L.

12) I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 (2015)

I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 (2015)

This book is set during the tornado that struck Joplin, Missouri in 2011 and follows a boy named Dexter as he tries to survive the destructive storm. Lexile measure is 710L.

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13) I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (2016)

I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (2016)

I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens is set in the beautiful mountains of St. Helens, Washington State, right before it exploded.

The story follows an 11-year-old Jessie Marlow, who grew up in the wilderness. One day, she finds herself in the midst of the deadliest volcanic eruption in U.S. History. Lexile measure is 640L.

14) I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 (2016)

I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 (2016)

The final book in the series follows a girl named Heidi, who is on board the Hindenburg airship when it catches fire and crashes in New Jersey, killing many of its passengers. Lexile measure is 700L.

15) I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 (2017)

I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 (2017)

The thirteenth book in the series takes readers back to the American Revolution and follows a young boy named Nate as he becomes caught up in the fight for independence. Lexile measure is 660L.

16) I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1888 (2018)

I Survived the Children's Blizzard, 1888 (2018)

The fourteenth book in the series is set during the brutal winter of 1888, when a sudden and deadly blizzard swept across the Great Plains, catching many people off guard. Lexile measure is 630L.

17) I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 (2018)

I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 (2018)

In this instalment of the I Survived series, we follow Melody and Vega and her family as they vacation in Glacier National Park.

However, their fun soon ends after one morning the family wakes up to find their mother missing. Then, Mel herself comes face-to-face with the mighty grizzly. Lexile measure is 550L.

18) I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944 (2019)

I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944 (2019)

This instalment of the I Survived book series was published right in time for the 75th anniversary of D-Day. It follows Paul, an 11-year-old French boy whose village has been under Nazi control for years. One day, Paul finds an American Paratrooper in a tree near his home.

19) I survived the Great Molasses Flood, 1919 (2019)

I survived the Great Molasses Flood, 1919 (2019)

This book tells the story of the Great Molasses Flood of 1919. Over 100 years ago, in a crowded Boston neighborhood, a massive mental tank filled with molasses burst causing a killer wave that filled the streets. Lexile measure is 610L.

20) I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018 (2020)

I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018 (2020)

I Survived the California Wildfires tells the story of the protagonist’s journey through California wildfires.

Amidst life-threatening challenges and moments of sheer terror, the protagonist finds courage within and forge unlikely alliances with fellow survivor. Lexile measure is 610L.

21) I Survived the Galveston Hurricane, 1900 (2021)

I Survived the Galveston Hurricane, 1900 (2021)

I survived the Galveston Hurricane tells the story of a young child who survived one of the worst natural disasters in the history of America. Lexile measure is 560L.

22) I Survived the Wellington Avalanche, 1910 (2022)

I Survived the Wellington Avalanche, 1910 (2022)

This instalment of Lauren Tarshis’s I Survived series tells the story of the deadliest avalanche in American history. Lexile measure is 570L.

23) I Survived the Great Alaska Earthquake, 1964 (2023)

I Survived the Great Alaska Earthquake, 1964 (2023)

This book recounts the protagonist’s extraordinary journey through the aftermath of this seismic disaster which causes widespread devastation. Amid the devastation, the protagonist faces unimaginable challenges, displaying remarkable resilience and strength. Lexile measure is 600L.

How many books are in the I Survived series?

There are 23 books in the I survived series.

What is the theme of the I Survived books?

The main theme of the I Survived Series is the resilience shown by the people in the face of huge ordeals like historical calamities and events that have changed the course of the human history.

Each book in the series features a different historical event or calamity 9/11, Pearl Harbor attacks or the Tsunami.

The stories recount the story from the perspective of a young protagonist going through a never-seen-before challenge. 

Also answers:

1) What is the plot of the book I Survived?

Do you need to read I Survived in order?

Each book in I survived series features a different historical event, accident or a natural calamity. All books are standalones and the reader doesn't need to read I survived in order.

What is the genre of I Survived?

I Survived series comes under the genre of historical fiction books.

Are the I Survived book series true?

The events depicted in the I Survived books are true. While the account as shown through the eyes of a young kid are fictional, the events actually happened and had a huge impact on the world.

Also answers:
1) Are the I Survived books real
2) Are I Survived books non-fiction?
3) Are I survived books real stories?
4) Are I survived books historical fiction?

What grade level is I Survived books?

I Survived books are recommended for the grade levels 3-5

What age are the I Survived books recommended for?

The recommended age level for I Survived books is 8-10 years.

Also answers:

1) What age is appropriate for I Survived graphic novels?

Who is the author of I survived books?

Lauren Tarshis is the author of I survived books.

What was the first I Survived book?

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

What are books similar to I Survived?

These are some of the books similar to I Survived books.

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