Lauren Tarshis





Lauren Tarshis


Website

Genre


Lauren Tarshis often wonders how she came to spend most of her waking moments thinking about disasters, as the author of the children's historical fiction series "I Survived." Each book takes readers into the heart of history's most thrilling and terrifying events, including the sinking of the Titanic, the Shark Attacks of 1916, Hurricane Katrina, the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the San Francisco earthquake, 9/11, and the Battle of Gettysburg. Writing these books often makes her feel very nervous, as though at any moment a volcano could erupt right outside her window. Then again, she has learned a thing or two about avoiding being eaten by a shark.
Lauren is also the author of the the award-winning Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree and its
...more

Average rating: 4.13 · 32,840 ratings · 3,566 reviews · 39 distinct works · Similar authors
The Sinking of the Titanic,...

by
4.08 avg rating — 4,123 ratings — published 2010 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Shark Attacks of 1916 (...

4.16 avg rating — 3,674 ratings — published 2010 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Hurricane Katrina, 2005 (I ...

4.19 avg rating — 3,135 ratings — published 2011 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
Emma Jean Lazarus Fell Out ...

3.81 avg rating — 3,467 ratings — published 2007 — 20 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Attacks of September 11...

4.22 avg rating — 2,967 ratings — published 2012 — 7 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Bombing of Pearl Harbor...

4.23 avg rating — 2,621 ratings — published 2011 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Nazi Invasion, 1944 (I ...

4.25 avg rating — 2,098 ratings — published 2014 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Japanese Tsunami, 2011 ...

4.16 avg rating — 2,068 ratings — published 2013 — 5 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The San Francisco Earthquak...

4.14 avg rating — 2,018 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
The Battle of Gettysburg, 1...

4.16 avg rating — 1,921 ratings — published 2012 — 6 editions
Rate this book
Clear rating
More books by Lauren Tarshis…
The Sinking of the Titanic,... The Shark Attacks of 1916 Hurricane Katrina, 2005 The Bombing of Pearl Harbor... The San Francisco Earthquak... The Attacks of September 11... The Battle of Gettysburg, 1863
I Survived (15 books)
by
4.17 avg rating — 28,269 ratings

Emma Jean Lazarus Fell Out ... Emma Jean Lazarus Fell in Love
Emma Jean Lazarus (2 books)
by
3.82 avg rating — 3,979 ratings

Five Epic Disasters Nature Attacks! Extreme Weather
I Survived True Stories (3 books)
by
4.21 avg rating — 513 ratings

Upcoming Events

No scheduled events. Add an event.

“That was how it always was with Colleen: No matter how sad she felt, there was always this little bit of hope - like a speck of glitter caught in your eyelash - that never went away, no matter what.”
Lauren Tarshis, Emma Jean Lazarus Fell in Love
tags: hope

“Sometimes we must all fall out of a tree.”
Lauren Tarshis, Emma Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree

“Being in love is one of the most powerful experiences anyone can have. I think that's why we have crushes when we're younger. Maybe it's how we get ready for real love.”
Lauren Tarshis, Emma Jean Lazarus Fell in Love
tags: love

Topics Mentioning This Author

topics posts views last activity  
The Next Best Boo...: Beth K's 2011 Reading 66 161 Dec 31, 2011 02:28PM  
~2014 Reading Cha...: Beth K's 2011 Challenge 71 61 Dec 31, 2011 03:36PM  
Parents of Tweens...: Please tell us what books your tween likes. 71 66 Oct 23, 2012 05:34AM  
Around the World ...: New Jersey 9 113 Mar 07, 2013 12:36PM  
The Next Best Boo...: This topic has been closed to new comments. The Title Game 20562 13868 May 30, 2013 12:53PM  
Coffee Talk: Tuesday, October 20, 2015 11 11 Oct 20, 2015 05:55PM  


Is this you? Let us know. If not, help out and invite Lauren to Goodreads.