Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Headed Toward Icy Waters

100 years and 3 days ago, a gripping headline began making its way around the world.  The Titanic, the unsinkable ship, had been hit and over one thousand people had died.

Though there are many books on the Titanic for all ages, here are some interesting ones for younger readers.

DK Story of the Titanic introduces you to people who were on board and various phases of the ship's construction.  Along with a few I Spy games, this book talks you through what happened and precisely when. (ages 8+)

882 1/2 Amazing Answers to Your Questions about the Titanic is named after the length of the boat.  From cover to cover, there are logical and random questions you may have never thought  to ask.  For instance, is it true the fourth funnel was a fake?  Why was the Titanic carrying dragon's blood?  Is it true that there was a murder on the ship?  And, what was served for the first lunch on the Titanic? (ages 8-14)

Usborne Titanic Sticker Book is an interactive way of learning about this historical event.  Each sticker is paired with a small bit of information about the Titanic. (ages 6-8)

Build Your Own Titanic is certainly a one of a kind learning book.  After you read up on some history of the Titanic, you can build your own out of cardboard.  All pieces are pre-cut and the final model is 53 inches in length. (ages 8+)

Come on in and browse our adult history section or children's display to learn more about this tragic history in the Atlantic and how are lives are different today because of it.

"Tragedy is a tool for the living to gain wisdom — not a guide by which to live."
        - Robert Kennedy

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