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Building Titanic app review

Building Titanic, by National Geographic in collaboration with developer Neo-Pangea (released for the Titanic‘s centennial in April 2012), is a stunning nonfiction app for everyone from elementary-aged students to adults. Most Titanic media, understandably, focuses on the ship’s sinking; as the name suggests, this app instead gives an inside look into a remarkable technological achievement: […]

In memoriam

Brave and determined intern Ariel tackled a project of massive proportions: building a 27-inch paper model of The Titanic in honor of this week’s centennial. The model pieces and instructions are included in The Titanic Notebook: The Story of the World’s Most Famous Ship by Claire Hawcock (Insight Editions, March). Though the browse-worthy Notebook is […]

An annotated Titanic bibliography

A hundred years ago, on April 15, 1912, the Titanic sank on her maiden voyage. Speaking for many, Don Brown concludes his account (see below) with these words: “Though gone from view, she remains fixed on the horizon of our imagination, where she steams endlessly, haunting us.” And for good reason. Swirling around the disaster […]

Review of Titanic: Voices from the Disaster

Titanic: Voices from the Disaster by Deborah Hopkinson Intermediate, Middle School    Scholastic    290 pp. 3/12    978-0-545-11674-9    $17.99 Hopkinson knows precisely what’s she doing in her coverage of the Titanic disaster: providing young readers with a basic introduction to the event without overdramatizing, drawing unwarranted conclusions, or prolonging the ordeal. She begins her account as the […]

From The Guide: Titanic

The Titanic is one of those perennially popular topics; a quick keyword search in the Guide Online brings up eighty-four records (and counting). The following books, commemorating the hundredth anniversary of the tragedy — April 15, 1912 — are fine examples of Titanic lore. —Elissa Gershowitz Managing Editor, The Horn Book Guide     Chrisp, […]