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Call No. 191074 Kids
The Revenge of the Whale: The True Story of the Whaleship Essex / By Nathaniel Philbrick. New York: Putnam2002.
Philbrick has carefully adapted his adult National Book Award winner, In the Heart of the Sea: The Tragedy of the Whaleship Essex, for a younger audience. It’s the true story of a sperm whale who in 1820 wrecked the ship trying to hunt him -- stranding the crew at sea for three months. Gr. 6-10.

Call No. 191075
The Edmund Fitzgerald: The Song of the Bell / By Kathy-Jo Wargin and Gisjbert Van Frankenhuyzen. Chelsea, Mich.: Sleeping Bear Press2003.
Shows through vivid storytelling and pictures the dangers of the Great Lakes. The Edmund Fitzgerald was a cargo ship that got caught in a storm in November 1975 and sunk with all her crew. The bell that rang throughout the night was later retrieved, as shown in an afterword by the Great Lakes Shipwreck Historical Society. Gr. 1-4.

Call No. 191076
Exploring the Titanic / By Robert D. Ballard. New York: Scholastic1988.
In 1986, after years of searching, the Titanic was found two miles down on the ocean floor. She sunk on April 14, 1912, and the account of her tragic maiden voyage is told along with her rediscovery. Gr. 4-8.

Call No. 191077
Inside the Titanic / By Hugh Brewster and Ken Marschall. Boston, Mass.: Little, Brown1997.
The Titanic disaster is explored through the eyes of children voyaging on her from a wide range of economic and social backgrounds. Gr. 4-6.

Call No. 191089
The Christmas Tree Ship: The Story of Captain Santa / By Rochelle Pennington. Woodruff, Wis.: The Guest Cottage/Amherst Press2002.
The popular story of "Captain Santa," who for years sailed from Michigan's Upper Peninsula to Chicago with a load of freshly cut Christmas trees. But in 1912, his ship could not withstand the strong gales on Lake Michigan and went down off the coast of Two Rivers, Wisconsin. Charles Vickery provides the artwork. Gr. 4-8.

Call No. 191146 Kids
Shipwrecks : exploring sunken cities beneath the sea / By Mary M. Cerullo. New York : Dutton Children’s Books, Penguin2009.
Stunning images of undersea life including sunken ships, tropical fish, and marine exploration highlight this diverse work packed with information ranging from the discovery of the sunken slave ship Henrietta Marie to discussions of the wondrous array of sea life that makes its home within such wreckage. Grade 3–6.

Call No. 191147 Kids
Spotlight shipwreck explorer : [discover lost treasures as you light up sunken relics of the deep] / By Saviour Pirotta. San Diego, CA : Silver Dolphin2008.
This one-of-a-kind novelty book includes an amazing spotlight effect that illuminates the cover and four of the spreads. With each turn of the wheel, kids can find a myriad of treasures and guess what type of ship or explorers they came from. Each page includes detailed information on what items were used for, the history behind each ship, and the battles that were won or lost. Kids also learn the importance of analyzing clues and what it takes to be a true shipwreck explorer!

Call No. 191157 Kids
Ghost ship : a Cape Cod story / By Mary Higgins Clark. New York : Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers2007.
While visiting his grandmother on Cape Cod, nine-year-old Thomas encounters a ship’s cabin boy from centuries past.

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