Multcolib Kids Picks: Great Adventures, Disaster

Trapped How the World Rescued 33 Miners From 2,000 Feet Below the Chilean Desert By Aronson, Marc Book - 2011 j 363.119622343 A7697t 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:This book explores the rescue of thirty-three miners trapped in a copper-gold mine in San Jose, Chile, and how experts from around the world, from drillers, to astronauts, to submarine specialists made their survival possible. gr. 7+

Eight Days
Eight Days A Story of Haiti By Danticat, Edwidge Book - 2010 jE DANTICAT 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:Junior tells of the games he played in his mind during the eight days he was trapped in his house after the 2010 earthquake in Haiti. gr. 2-5

Disasters Natural and Man-made Catastrophes Through the Centuries By Guiberson, Brenda Z. Book - 2010 j 904 G944d 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:In this collection of ten well-known catastrophes, the forces of nature will astonish you with their incredible devastation and magnitude. gr. 5-9

Tsunami! By Kajikawa, Kimiko Book - 2009 j 398.20952 K13t 2009 Available in some locations

Annotation:A wealthy man in a Japanese village sets fire to his rice fields to warn unaware people of an approaching tsunami. gr. K-3

Iceberg Right Ahead!
Iceberg Right Ahead! The Tragedy of the Titanic By McPherson, Stephanie Sammartino Book - 2012 j 910.91634 M1729i 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Learn about the sinking of the Titanic, the discovery of its wreckage, and the stories of the survivors. gr. 4-8

An Elephant in the Garden
An Elephant in the Garden By Morpurgo, Michael Book - 2011 j MORPURGO 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:It's 1944. Elizabeth's mother works at Dresden Zoo, where her favorite animal is an elephant named Marlene. When the zoo director tells her the dangerous animals must be shot to prevent them running amok when the town is bombed, Elizabeth's mother moves Marlene into the back garden to save her. And then the bombs start to fall. gr. 5-9

Kaspar the Titanic Cat
Kaspar the Titanic Cat By Morpurgo, Michael Book - 2012 j MORPURGO 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Fourteen-year-old Johnny Trott becomes caregiver to Kaspar Kandinsky, the Prince of Cats, and soon the two are stowing away on the Titanic, where they are befriended by the Stanton family of New York. gr. 2-5

Ninth Ward
Ninth Ward By Rhodes, Jewell Parker Book - 2010 j RHODES 2010 Available in some locations

Annotation:In New Orleans' Ninth Ward, twelve-year-old Lanesha, who can see spirits, and her adopted grandmother have no choice but to stay and weather the storm as Hurricane Katrina bears down upon them. gr. 5-8.

Eruption By Smith, Roland Book - 2012 j SMITH 2012 Available in some locations

Annotation:Twelve-year-old Chase and his friend Nicole Rossi attempt to rescue the Rossi Brothers' Circus--lions, tigers, elephants, and all--in Mexico, where a massive earthquake has struck, leading to the imminent eruption of a volcano. gr. 6-9

The Watch That Ends the Night
The Watch That Ends the Night Voices From the Titanic By Wolf, Allan Book - 2011 y WOLF 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:The sinking of the Titanic is recreated by survivors, including the iceberg itself. gr. 7+

Saint Louis Armstrong Beach
Saint Louis Armstrong Beach By Woods, Brenda Book - 2011 j WOODS 2011 Available in some locations

Annotation:Saint Louis Armstrong Beach is enjoying life in New Orleans, playing clarinet for the tourists in his spare time, accompanied by Shadow, a local stray dog. When Hurrican Katrina approaches, Saint faces unexpected challenges in trying to rescue Shadow. gr. 4-7

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Volcanoes, tsunamis, and war...assess the options, then take action! For grades 3 through 8.