Lauren Tarshis at the Ames Public Library

Dog-Eared Books is proud to offers sales of Lauren Tarshis’ books as part of the Ames Public Library hosting her. Pre-order a copy of the I Survived novels and graphic novels to pick up the day of the event at the Ames Public Library. A limited number of books will be available the day of the event on June 24, 2024.

If you are not local or can’t make the event but would still like a signed copy of one of Lauren Tarshis’ books, you can order to have shipped to you home by clicking the button below. 

Lauren Tarshis is the author of the New York Times bestselling I Survived series. Each deeply researched book explores an important historical event through the eyes of a fictional child, with the goals of building knowledge, sparking curiosity, and modeling resilience. The series is read by millions of children, is used in classrooms across the country, and has been translated into ten different languages.

Lauren is also Senior Vice President and Editor-in chief/Publisher, Scholastic Magazines+, where she oversees 21 award-winning classroom magazines and digital resources, with a combined circulation of over 15 million. In her current role, she is helping to expand the magazines’ deep connection to American classrooms and ensure their vital role in providing teachers and students with an understanding of the contemporary world. 

I Survived: The Great Alaska Earthquake, 1964

Check out the latest novel in the I Survived series! The Great Alaska Earthquake is the largest and most powerful recorded earthquake in US history. Lauren Tarshis’s story of one child surviving this terrifying natural disaster pounds with page-turning action and heartwarming hope. It was 1964 in the brand-new state of Alaska, a vast land of staggering beauty and heart-stopping dangers.

Eleven-year-old Jack had grown up living happily with his parents in an off-the-grid cabin, miles from their closest neighbors. Grizzlies and wolves outnumbered people, and dark winter days were 30 degrees below zero. Jack had always thought of himself as strong — “Alaska tough”. But then the most powerful earthquake in American history — the Good Friday Earthquake — struck. The 9.2 magnitude quake lasted nearly five minutes, destroying downtown Anchorage and sending 30-foot tsunamis into coastal cities, wiping out entire communities. Its vibrations were felt around the world. In the end, it caused billions of dollars in damage and the death of 129 people.

New York Times bestselling author Lauren Tarshis tells the story of the disaster that changed our understanding of earth science — and tested one boy in ways he never could have imagined. Includes a section of nonfiction backmatter with more facts and photos about the real-life event.

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