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Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA
|Alma mater||Barnard College|
Lauren Tarshis is an author of children's books, with several series of fiction, non-fiction and historical fiction works found in thousands of libraries and translated into several languages.
She is the author of the New York Times Bestselling series I Survived. The books, fast-paced historical fiction for kids in grades 3-5, focus on a historical disasters from the perspective of a boy or girl who lived to tell the tale.
She is also the author of Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree, a Golden Kite honor book for fiction and Oprah book club pick, and the sequel Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell in Love. The books are on many state lists and are often used by schools as part of anti-bully programs.
In addition to writing books, Tarshis is SVP Editor-in-Chief & Publisher of the Classroom Magazine Division at Scholastic, Inc., which includes Storyworks magazine, a language arts magazine for children in grades 3-5 that she has edited for several years.
|The Making of Ironweed||March 1, 1988||Non-fiction|
|Taking Off: Extraordinary Ways to Spend Your First Year Out of College||January 1, 1989||Non-fiction|
|Kate: The Katharine Hepburn Album||February 1, 1993||Non-fiction|
|Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell Out of a Tree||May 15, 2008||Fiction|
|Emma-Jean Lazarus Fell In Love||May 13, 2010||Fiction|
|I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912||June 1, 2010||Historical fiction|
|I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916||September 1, 2010||Historical fiction|
|I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005||March 1, 2011||Historical fiction|
|I Survived Harbor Bombing of Pearl Harbor, 1941||October 1, 2011||Historical fiction|
|I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906||March 1, 2012||Historical fiction|
|I Survived the Attacks of September 11, 2001||July 1, 2012||Historical fiction|
|I Survived the Battle of Gettysburg, 1863||February 1, 2013||Historical fiction|
|I Survived the Japanese Tsunami, 2011||August 27, 2013||Historical fiction|
|I Survived the Nazi Invasion, 1944||February 25, 2014||Historical fiction|
|I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii, A.D. 79||August 26, 2014||Historical fiction|
|I Survived the Great Chicago Fire, 1871||February 24, 2015||Historical fiction|
|I Survived the Joplin Tornado, 2011||August 25, 2015||Historical fiction|
|I Survived the Hindenburg Disaster, 1937||February 21, 2016||Historical fiction|
|I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980||August 30, 2016||Historical fiction|
|I Survived the American Revolution, 1776||August 29, 2017||Historical fiction|
|I Survived the Children's Blizzard, 1888||February 28, 2018||Historical fiction|
|I Survived the Attack of the Grizzlies, 1967||September 25, 2018||Historical fiction|
|I Survived the Battle of D-Day, 1944||January 29, 2019||Historical fiction|
|I Survived the Great Molasses Flood, 1919||September 3, 2019||Historical fiction|
|I Survived The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Graphic Novel||February 4, 2020||Graphic Novel - Historical fiction|
|I Survived The Shark Attacks of 1916 Graphic Novel||June 2, 2020||Graphic Novel - Historical fiction|
|I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018||September 1, 2020||Historical fiction|
|I Survived True Stories: Five Epic Disasters||September 30, 2014||Non-fiction|
|I Survived True Stories #2: Nature Attacks!||September 29, 2015||Non-fiction|
|I Survived True Stories #3 Tornado Terror
True Tornado Survival Stories and Amazing Facts from History and Today
|February 28, 2017||Non-fiction|
Emma-Jean Lazarus books
- Emma-Jean Lazarus fell out of a tree (2007), in over 1,600 WorldCat libraries (reviewed by Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books)
- Translated into French as Pourquoi Emma-Jane est tombée de l'arbre, et ce qui s'ensuivit... (2010)
- Translated into German as Emma-Jean und das Geheimnis des Glücks (2009)
- Translated into Japanese as エマ・ジーン・ラザルス、木から落ちる / Ema jīn razarusu ki kara ochiru (2008)
- Emma-Jean Lazarus fell in love (2009), in over 1,000 WorldCat Libraries
- Translated into German as Emma-Jean und das Geheimnis der Freundschaft (2011)
I Survived series
Lauren Tarshis has written 20 books for the I Survived series as of October, 2020. They are historical fiction books about children who survive different disasters, including storms, wars, battles, and wild animal attacks. The tagline for the series is "When Disaster Strikes, Heroes Are Made." The books are published by Scholastic Inc.
The first book in the series was published in 2010 and is called I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912.
The latest book in the series was published in 2020 and is called I Survived the The California Wildfires, 2018.
In 2018, the first of four I Survived books in Spanish was released for the U.S. market: Sobreviví los Ataques de Tiburones de 1916 (I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916). In 2019, two more titles were released: "Sobreviví el Naufragio del Titanic, 1912 (I Survived the Sinking of the Titanic, 1912), and Sobreviví el Terremoto de San Francisco, 1906 (I Survived the San Francisco Earthquake, 1906). In 2020, a fourth title was released: Sobreviví el huracán Katrina, 2005 (I Survived Hurricane Katrina, 2005). Two more Spanish language I Survived titles will be released in 2021.
Tarshis has also written 3 non-fiction books for the I Survived True Stories spin-off series, featuring some of the real events that the I Survived historical fiction books are based on. "I Survived True Stories #1: Five Epic Disasters." was released in 2014 and was followed in 2015 by "I Survived True Stories #2 Nature Attacks!," and by "I Survived True Stories #3 Tornado Terror," in 2017.
In 2020, two new graphic novels were released: I Survived The Sinking of the Titanic, 1912 Graphic Novel and I Survived The Shark Attacks of 1916 Graphic Novel.
I Survived has been translated into ten languages including Chinese, Czech, French, Japanese, Korean, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, and Vietnamese.
- The making of Ironweed (1988), also written by Claudio Edinger and William Kennedy
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