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Titanic A to Z, The Story of the World's Most Famous Shipwreck [Kindle Edition]

Judy Nichols
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (37 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Titanic A to Z, the Story of the World's Most Famous Shipwreck, is a children's picture book that takes young readers, ages 5-9, through the alphabet to learn about the sinking of the Titanic. Authentic photos from 1912 make the true facts come alive as young readers learn about the Titanic without dwelling on the gloomy aspects.
Details seldom found in other Titanic books will answer such questions as: Did kids help build the Titanic? What did kids do for fun when on board the ship the first four days? Who brought their pets along? Why did the kids like the Titanic barbershop? Who saw the iceberg first? How did the Captain of the rescue ship find out the Titanic was sinking? What scared the survivors as they waited for the rescue ship to take them on board? How were the kids who survived carried on board the rescue ship?
The introduction tells the story of the Titanic, followed by interesting details added in an alphabetic sequence. Suitable to read aloud to younger children while boys and girls who read at 2nd or 3rd grade reading level can enjoy reading it to themselves.

Product Details

  • File Size: 2128 KB
  • Print Length: 49 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Butterfly Valley LLC (April 17, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007V9GNY0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #592,689 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great resource to teach the children about Titanic February 27, 2013
By JennlyT
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Being a Titanic fanatic since my youth, I was glad to see this available on Kindle. I picked it up for my six year old and together we read through it as part of his homework assignments.

This book is a great little resource to teach children about Titanic without dwelling too much on the loss of life. Not to say that it's not mentioned, because it is, but it's not done is such a way as to cause nightmares or instill a fear of ever setting foot on a cruise ship. In fact, the text has prompted him to ask more questions about Titanic and the wreck, which has fostered a dialogue between he and I regarding what happened and how it relates to our world today.

The book is actually split into three parts. The first is an introduction that tells briefly the story of the sinking; the second being the A to Z and the third, a brief mention of how she was rediscovered by Dr Robert Ballard in 1985. There are also numerous authentic photos to assist in telling her story.

My only disappointment with the book is that part three only touches on Dr. Ballard's initial discovery. I would have loved to have seen this section more expanded to speak about the other ongoing expeditions to Titanic along with photos of how she appears today. Especially considering that the publication date was April 17, 2012, I feel that the author may have missed out by not adding in more information regarding present day Titanic to commemorate the 100th anniversary.

That is just my opinion though. :)Even without my "wish list", I still give it high marks.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Titanic A to Z April 19, 2012
By BHass
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A most interesting, quick read. Little-known facts are presented in an easy to understand, short format that can hold a child's attention and educate the adult reader as well. The author has managed to convey the excitement of the tragedy, without being too scary for a child, and instead focuses on the details of the ship itself, and it's passengers.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Titanic A to Z April 19, 2012
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I enjoyed the book very much and feel children of all age ( 5 - 95 )will like it too!
Simply writen, and informative. I stoped viewing a recorded webinar so I could enjoy every detail of Judy Nichols ebook. Great pictures, from 'A to Z'!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good book June 26, 2014
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This is a good book for young people as well as older too. I like that it is simple to read. It has many cool facts!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good concise book June 13, 2014
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good basic knowledge about the Titanic. A-Z. nothing in-depth....with interesting pictures also. Good for young readers. Everyone needs to read fish.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good for beginners June 1, 2014
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This is a great book for kids or someone just looking for basic information. I'm quite the Titanic fanatic and didn't learn anything new but this is well written and informative if you don't know much about the "unsinkable ship".
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4.0 out of 5 stars A good overview and introduction to the Titanic. May 31, 2014
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Written in three parts, this book first tackles the sinking of the Titanic, which includes some of the people and animals on board, along with the loading of the lifeboats etc.

Part 2 is the A to Z section where each letter of the alphabet corresponds with an item/happening on the Titanic or something linked with the Titanic like the failure of the SS Californian to respond to its distress calls (Letter S). Other examples A is for Anchor, M is for Musicians, R is for Rockets.

The third section focuses on the discovery of the Titanic in 1985.

The index is linked so easy to find and go to what you wish to read. The paragraphs are short and to the point so a great overview for independent readers starting to learn about the Titanic. For die hard Titanic fans (yes there are kids out there like that), you are going to want to read a more comprehensive book on the subject.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Titanic Facts April 5, 2014
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This book alphabetically gives you facts about the Titanic. Some of these sheds light on the sinking of the ship while others give insight into the passengers and crew.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting little fact book on the Titanic
Interesting book on a few little known facts about the Titanic. The sections are geared to different age brackets, so it's perfect for an older sibling reading to a younget... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars interesting read!!!!
I actually learned some new information about the titanic!!! For that reason alone, I give this book five stars and highly recommend it!!!!!!
Published 10 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Lovtitanoic
This book is awesome I also like the titanic to. Any way I recommend you get it!! It is also a great book fore kids!!!!
Published 14 months ago by Graham qj
5.0 out of 5 stars Full of Factoids, Fotos and Fun!
While I didn't expect much in the way of detail given the brevity, this was one nicely laid out book made interesting by the A to Z format, the quality of the pictures provided and... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Don Kidwell
5.0 out of 5 stars Interesting
I really thought that this book was cool. It is full of interesting facts. I would recommend this book for 3-5 graders though. It has some big words
Published 20 months ago by Annie
5.0 out of 5 stars Titanic a to z
I liked how this book gave you all the information that you needed to know and you weren't left wondering.
Published 22 months ago by Mildred & Lee Roy Landreth Family
5.0 out of 5 stars Titanic
It was very good and evil. It was very happy and sad that day. I loved it and the rest is history.
Published 23 months ago by Peter Jackson
3.0 out of 5 stars titanic A to Z
Good for the young people to learn about titanic. A short book. I recommend for the young. Good pictures to for them.
Published 23 months ago by Kindle Customer
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More About the Author

Judy Nichols loves to write for children and teenagers and has a special interest in historical subjects like the Titanic. Her writing reflects the years she spent as a librarian, reading specialist, and classroom teacher in K-12 schools. She is also the author of "Titanic Dog to the Rescue" on iPhone and iPad; "Barnyard Santa" on Android and iPhone; and "Teaching in Tough Times", published by Baker Book House. Her poems for children have appeared in Fun for Kidz, Pockets, and Hopscotch magazines. She has published many articles in magazines and newspapers featuring historical subjects and creative teaching projects.

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