Best Disaster Books for Children
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1. I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018 (I Survived #20) (20)
Author: by Lauren Tarshis
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 California were used to living with the threat of wildfires.
But nothing could have prepared them for the devastating 2018 fire season, the deadliest in 100 years and the most destructive in history. In the 20th I Survived book, readers join eleven-year-old Josh as he leaves his New Jersey home for the rural northern California town where his cousins live.
Still reeling from the life-changing challenges that propelled him and his mother across the country, Josh struggles to adapt to a more rustic, down-to-earth lifestyle that couldn’t be more different from the one he is used to. Josh and his cousin bond over tacos and reptiles and jokes, but on a trip into the nearby forest, they suddenly find themselves in the path of a fast-moving firestorm, a super-heated monster that will soon lay waste to millions of acres of wilderness and – possibly – their town.
2. Outside, Inside
Author: by LeUyen Pham
From Caldecott honoree LeUyen Pham, Outside, Inside is a moving picture book celebrating essential workers and the community coming together to face the challenges of the global COVID-19 pandemic. Something strange happened on an unremarkable day just before the season changed.
Everybody who was outside ……Went inside. Outside, it was quieter, wilder, and different. Inside, we laughed, we cried, and we grew. We remembered to protect the ones we love and love the ones who protect us. While the world changed outside, we became stronger on the inside and believed that someday soon spring would come again.
3. Wildfire: A Novel
Author: by Rodman Philbrick
Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick sends readers straight into the nightmare of a raging wildfire as 12-year-old Sam is trapped by explosive flames and deadly smoke that threaten to take his life.Can he survive? Flames race toward Sam Castine’s summer camp as evacuation buses are loading, but Sam runs back to get his phone.
Suddenly, a flash of heat blasts him as pine trees explode. Now a wall of fire separates Sam from his bus, and there’s only one thing to do: Run for his life.Run or die. Lungs burning, Sam’s only goal is to keep moving.
Drought has made the forest a tinderbox, and Sam struggles to remember survival tricks he learned from his late father. Then, when he least expects it, he encounters Delphy, an older girl who is also lost. Their unlikely friendship grows as they join forces to find civilization.
The pace never slows, and eventually flames surround Sam and Delphy on all sides. A powerful bond is forged that can only grow out of true hardship – as two true friends beat all odds and outwit one of the deadliest fires ever.
4. Volcanoes! (National Geographic Readers)
Author: by Anne Schreiber
National Geographic Kids
The cool story of volcanoes will intrigue kids and adults alike. Hot melted rock from the middle of our planet forces its way up through cracks in the Earth’s crusts, exploding violently and sometimes unexpectedly in volcanic fury that can terrorize populations for months, even years.
Anne Schreiber’s narrative gives readers a little of the science, a little of the history, and a lot of the action. National Geographic photography fires the imagination on dramatic spreads alive with vivid images of lava, ash, molten rock, weird rocks, and steaming seawater.
5. I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1888 (I Survived #16) (16)
Author: by Lauren Tarshis
Bestselling author Lauren Tarshis tackles the Children’s Blizzard of 1888 in this latest installment of the groundbreaking, New York Times bestselling I Survived series. 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 without warning. Within hours, America’s prairie would be buried under ten feet of snow. Hundreds would be dead, thousands terrified and lost and freezing. John never wanted to move to the wide-open prairie.
He’s a city kid, not a tough pioneer! But his inner strength is seriously tested when he finds himself trapped in the blinding snow, the wind like a giant crushing hammer, pounding him over and over again. Will John ever find his way home?
6. The One Thing You'd Save
Author: by Linda Sue Park
If your house were on fire, what one thing would you save? Newbery Medalist Linda Sue Park explores different answers to this provocative question in linked poems that capture the diverse voices of a middle school class. Illustrated with black-and-white art.
When a teacher asks her class what one thing they would save in an emergency, some students know the answer right away. Others come to their decisions more slowly. And some change their minds when they hear their classmates’ responses.
A lively dialog ignites as the students discover unexpected facets of one anotherand themselves. With her ear for authentic dialog and knowledge of tweens’ priorities and emotions, Linda Sue Park brings the varied voices of an inclusive classroom to life through carefully honed, engaging, and instantly accessible verse.
7. The Story of Titanic for Children: Astonishing Little-Known Facts and Details About the Most Famous Ship in the World
Author: by Joe Fullman
It was a night to rememberwhen the unsinkable ship sunk. Introduce children to the unforgettable story of the Titanic. More than a century after it crashed into an iceberg, the Titanic remains as compelling as ever. Now children can explore its beautiful sundecks, marvel at the luxurious design, and relive the tragic sinking of the world’s most famous ship.
Rich in visual detail, this insightful look at the unfolding disaster will hold kids spellbound with intriguing facts and real-life stories.
8. The Disaster Days
Author: by Rebecca Behrens
Hatchet meets The Babysitters Club in this epic and thrilling survival story about pushing oneself to the limit in the face of a crisis. We were all alone, in a shaken and shattered house, in the dark. And I was in charge.
Hannah Steele loves living on Pelling, a tiny island near Seattle. She’s always felt totally safe there. So when she’s asked to babysit after school one day, it’s no big deal. Zoe and Oscar are her next-door neighbors, and Hannah just took a babysitting class, which she’s pretty sure makes her an expert.
She isn’t even worried that she left her inhaler at home. Then the shaking begins. The terrifying earthquake only lasts four minutes, but it changes everythingdamaging the house, knocking out the power, and making cell service nonexistent. Even worse, the ferry and the bridge connecting the kids to helpand their parentsare both blocked, which means they’re stranded alone.
And Hannah’s in charge as things go from bad to worse. Praise for The Disaster Days:”A realistic, engrossing survival story that’s perfect for aspiring babysitters and fans of John Macfarlane’s Stormstruck!, Sherry Shahan’s Ice Island, or Wesley King’s A World Below.”School Library Journal”The strength of this steadily paced novel that stretches over four days of a scary disaster scenario is that Hannah doesn’t figure everything out; she stumbles, doubts, and struggles throughout it all.”The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books”Fans of survival thrillers in the vein of Gary Paulsen’s Hatchet will enjoy this tense, honest tale of bravery…
9. The Proto Project: A Sci-Fi Adventure of the Mind for Kids Ages 9-12
Author: by Bryan R. Johnson
From the best-selling award-winning author of Code 7: Cracking the Code for an Epic Life, Bryan R. Johnson2020 Mom’s Choice Gold Award2020 Readers’ Favorite Award2020 Purple Dragonfly AwardFeatured Children’s Book Selection by Kirkus ReviewsPraised by Publishers WeeklyRECOMMENDED by the US Review When Jason meets his mom’s billion-dollar invention, an artificial intelligence device named Proto, he accidentally gets caught up in a mysterious adventure.
Proto goes missing, and then people go missing. Now Jason and his coolest-neighbor-ever Maya must risk their lives to prevent global mayhem. But who is behind this devious plot?Is it another AI?The FBI? Or any other abbreviation with an I?
What exactly is there to learn about artificial and human intelligence while fighting for your life against a legion of furry puppies or a battalion of drones? A lot if you live to tell about it.”All the other books I’ve read were pretty cool, but not as awesome as this.
Best book ever!” – JlburkThe Proto Project: A Sci-fi Adventure of the MindGreat for independent young readers, boys and girls, ages 8-12 (3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th grade)Best for kids who have outgrown chapter books and are ready for longer middle-grade booksA wonderful gift for anyone looking for fun and funny reading with content that is age-appropriate for kids at home and in schoolBest for kids who …
10. Five Epic Disasters (I Survived True Stories #1) (1)
Author: by Lauren Tarshis
The New York Times-bestselling I Survived series expands to include this thrilling nonfiction exploration of five true stories, from the Titanic to the Henryville Tornadoes.REAL KIDS.REAL DISASTERS. From the author of the New York Times-bestselling I Survived series come five harrowing true stories of survival, featuring real kids in the midst of epic disasters.
From a group of students surviving the 9. 0 earthquake that set off a historic tsunami in Japan, to a boy nearly frozen on the prairie in 1888, these unforgettable kids lived to tell tales of unimaginable destruction – and, against all odds, survival.
Read their incredible stories:The Children’s Blizzard, 1888The Titanic Disaster, 1912The Great Boston Molasses Flood, 1919The Japanese Tsunami, 2011The Henryville Tornado, 2012
11. Drowned City: Hurricane Katrina and New Orleans
Author: by Don Brown
Sibert Honor Medalist Kirkus’ Best of 2015 list School Library Journal Best of 2015 Publishers Weekly’s Best of 2015 list Horn Book Fanfare Book Booklist Editor’s Choice On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrina’s monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana.
Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under twenty feet of water. Property damages across the Gulf Coast topped $100 billion. One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three people lost their lives. The riveting tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism, and courageand also of incompetence, racism, and criminality.
Don Brown’s kinetic art and as-it-happens narrative capture both the tragedy and triumph of one of the worst natural disasters in American history. A portion of the proceeds from this book has been donated to Habitat for Humanity New Orleans.
12. National Geographic Readers: Storms!
Author: by Miriam Goin
National Geographic Kids
Storms are SCARY!But it’s cool to understand what’s going on when Mother Nature gets angry. Why does the wind howl? Why does it rain for days? How do rivers overflow? Thunder and lightening, monsoons, hurricanes, tornadoes… The facts and photos in this book will blow you away!
13. Pompeii — Buried Alive! (Step into Reading)
Author: by Edith Kunhardt
A Step 4 HISTORY reader. “The drama of natural disasters provides prime material to entice young independent readers. In this volume, the account of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius describes village life 2,000 years ago, the eruption itself and its aftermath, and the excitement when the buried town is rediscovered centuries later.
A lively and factual glimpse of a devastating moment in history, in an accessible, attractive package.”-Publishers Weekly. Step 4 Readers use challenging vocabulary and short paragraphs to tell exciting stories. For newly independent readers who read simple sentences with confidence.
With full-color illustrations.
14. Oh, the Lavas That Flow!: All About Volcanoes (Cat in the Hat's Learning Library)
Author: by Todd Tarpley
An introduction to one of the most awe-inspiring spectacles on Earth-with the Cat in the Hat as your guide! With a little help from Thing One and Thing Two, the Cat in the Hat travels the Earth-and beyond-to introduce beginning readers to the science and history of volcanoes.
From how they are formed to how they errupt, kids will learn why we wouldn’t have rain, sleet, or snow without them; the difference between lava and magma; how most volcanoes are under water; and much, much more! Also included is a look at specific volcanoes from around the world (and Mars) including Mt.Vesuvius, Mt.Etna, Mt.St. Helens, Mt.Pinatubo, Mt.Krakatoa, Mt.
Erebus, Castle Rock, Mauna Loa, and Olympus Mons. Perfect for nurturing a love of science and reading in a young child, this is a great choice for fans of the hit PBS show The Cat in the Hat Knows a Lot About That!
The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library is a nonfiction, unjacketed hardcover series that introduces beginning readers ages 5-8 to important basic concepts. Featuring beloved characters from Dr. Seuss’s The Cat in the Hat, the Learning Library titles explore a range of topics about the world we live in and include an index, glossary, and suggestions for further reading.
15. Wild River
Author: by Rodman Philbrick
Newbery Honor author Rodman Philbrick sends readers rushing down a raging river on a life-or-death adventure when a white water rafting trip goes terribly wrong! Daniel Redmayne is fast asleep on the first night of a white water rafting trip, when he’s awoken by screams.The dam has failed.
The river is surging, and their camp will be under water in a matter of moments. As the shrieking roar of the river rushes closer, the kids scramble to higher ground. They make it; their counselors do not. Now they’re on their own, with barely any food or supplies, in the middle of the Montana wilderness.
Do Daniel and his four classmates have what it takes to stay alive until they can get rescued? Alone in the wild, they forge powerful bonds – but develop dangerous disagreements. If nature doesn’t break them, they might just destroy each other.
This gripping survival story from the Newbery Honor author of Wildfire is filled with adrenaline-pumping adventure and moments of true bravery.
16. Twisters! (Step into Reading)
Author: by Lucille Recht Penner
Reading on your own One moment, it is sunny and calm. The next moment, a whirling black funnel cloud touches down.Take cover!It’s a twister! This classic Step into Reading science title is brimming with facts about tornadoes and hurricanes.
Whether kids are interested in the science of how they form, the history of famous storms, or offbeat stories like the tornado that picked up hundreds of fish and dropped them on a town, they’ll find it in Twisters!, now with all-new illustrations and photographs throughout.