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I Survived: The Shark Attacks of 1916 - Online Book Club

Welcome to our online book club for grades 3 - 5! We are excited for you to join us in our discussion for I Survived: The Shark Attacks of 1916 by Lauren Tarshis.

Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a flier for this website, a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!

Kits are ready to pick up! Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Amanda know!

All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want!

"I Survived The Shark Attacks of 1916" by Lauren Tarshis

“Based on true events! It's the summer of 1916 and the Jersey shore is being terrorized by a Great White shark. Can 10-year-old Chet and his friends survive a swim in the local creek? Chet Roscow is finally feeling at home in Elm Hills, New Jersey. He has a job with his uncle Jerry at the local diner, three great friends, and the perfect summertime destination: cool, refreshing Matawan Creek. Chet's summer is interrupted by shocking news. A great white shark has been attacking swimmers along the Jersey shore, not far from Elm Hills. Everyone in town is talking about it. So, when Chet sees something in the creek, he's sure it's his imagination. . . until he comes face-to-face with a bloodthirsty shark!”

*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*

More about the author, the I Survived series, and shark attacks:

Lauren Tarshis’s website:

Scholastic’s I Survived website. Includes quizzes and more!

The International Shark Attack File (updated link from the book):

The Shark Research Institute’s site:

The Global Shark Attack File:

Included as well: Shark facts, design your own shark, a word search, and counting sharks!

Like I Survived? There are currently twenty books in the series, plus some nonfiction companions. Check them out!

We hope you enjoy these activities and cannot wait to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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