The Titanic: 100 Years

Sunday, April 15th, marked the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic.  Memorial ceremonies took place around the world, cruise ships made commemorative journeys, and passengers tossed wreaths into the ocean at the site the Titanic went down.  Not surprisingly, Rose and Jack hit movie screens again in a newly released 3D version of James Cameron’s Titanic.  Kids have long been fascinated by the story of the Titanic, so our Children’s Department has a suitably robust collection of books about the “unsinkable” ship.  This year’s anniversary brings readers an even wider selection of available materials.  Check out these new additions to our collection.

Iceberg Right Ahead!Iceberg Right Ahead!  The Tragedy of the Titanic Stephanie Sammartino McPherson.
Using modern science and personal accounts, award-winning author McPherson brights to light new facts about the sinking of the Titanic.

Story of the Titanic.  Steve Noon.
Noon retells the story of the unsinkable liner from the start of its maiden voyage to its disastrous death.  Also featured are twelve beautiful and unique illustrations with cutaway scenes.


Can You Survive the Titanic?  An Interactive Survival Adventure.  Allison Lassieur.
Experience the disaster of the Titanic as a twelve-year-old boy with inside knowledge of the ship.  Will your choices lead you to safety or to doom?


Titanic Sinks!  Barry Denenberg. 
Denenberg uses a creative blend of fiction and nonfiction to make readers feel as if they’re actually on the ship.  Authentic period photographs and illustrations fill the book.



Explore TitanicExplore Titanic.  Peter Chrisp.
Photographs, illustrations, and 3-D rendered graphics relate the Titanic’s journey from its 1911 launch at the Belfast shipyard to its destruction in the North Atlantic.

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