Lauren Tarshis is an American author best known for writing the I Survived series of children’s books. The series sees each book take readers into the heart of some of history’s most thrilling and terrifying events. In addition to her work on the I Survived series, Lauren is the author of the the award-winning Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree.

Tarshis also works on Storyworks, a magazine for kids. When she is not writing, she likes to spend time with her family and friends. She is married with four children. Lauren has two best friends that she met when she was eleven years old and still talks to them on a near daily basis.

Publication Order of I Survived Books

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 (2010)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005 (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Survived the Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941 (2011)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906 (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Survived the Attacks of September 11th, 2001 (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863 (2012)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011 (2013)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, AD 79 (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
The Great Chicago Fire, 1871 (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011 (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937 (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Survived the American Revolution, 1776 (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Survived the Children’s Blizzard, 1888 (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967 (2018)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944 (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Survived The Great Molasses Flood, 1919 (2019)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Survived The California Wildfires, 2018 (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of I Survived Graphic Novels Books

I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 (2020)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944 (2021)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of I Survived Collections

Five Epic Disasters (2014)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Nature Attacks! (2015)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Extreme Weather! (2016)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Tornado Terror (2017)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

Publication Order of Emma Jean Lazarus Books

Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree (2007)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price
Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell in Love (2009)Best Hardcover PriceBest Paperback PriceBest Kindle Price

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I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 is the start of the I Survived series. The book sees a ten-year-old named George Calder and his sister Phoebe who get the good fortune to travel on the maiden voyage of the Titanic with their Aunt Daisy. At least they think it’s good fortune. The ship is full of exciting places to explore, but when a boom shakes the entire boat – everything changes. Water is everywhere and the ship is sinking.

A more modern edition of the series is I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018. People in Northern California were used to living with the threat of wildfires, but nothing could possibly prepare them for the 2018 fire season and the devastating fires that it brought with it. The story focuses on Josh and his cousin who bond over tacos and reptiles. They take a trip to a nearby forest and find themselves in the path of a fast-moving firestorm. The fire will soon lay waste to millions of acres and possibly their town, and the two will need to act fast to survive.

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