Want to know more about the sinking of the Titanic?
There are dozens of children’s books about the disaster. Here are a few:
●“What Sank the World’s Biggest Ship? and Other Questions About the Titanic,” by Mary Kay Carson, illustrated by Mark Elliott. Age 7 and up. Mark Elliott’s illustrations highlight this terrific book.
●“All Stations! Distress!” by Don Brown. Ages 6-8.
●“Polar the Titanic Bear,” by Daisy Corning Stone Spedden. Ages 7-9.
●“ Titanic: Unsinkable ,” by Gordon Korman. The first part of a three-book novel. Ages 8-12.
●“Titanic Sinks!” by Barry Denenberg. Ages 9-12.
●“Exploring the Titanic,” by Robert D. Ballard. Ages 9-12.
●“Titanic,” by Simon Adams (with CD clip art). Ages 10-13.
Want to see more?
Check out these exhibitions:
●“Titanic: 100 Year Obsession” at the National Geographic Museum through July 8. Highlights: an 18-foot model of the ship and a video of the 1985 discovery of the wreckage. The museum, at 1145 17th St. NW, is open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Admission is $4-$8. School and youth groups get in free.
●“Fire & Ice: Hindenburg and Titanic” at the National Postal Museum through Jan. 6, 2014. In addition to the Titanic’s milestone, this exhibition marks the 75th anniversary of the fiery explosion aboard the German airship Hindenburg as it was landing in New Jersey in May 1937. Highlights: postcards, menus and photos. The museum, at 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE, is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. daily. Admission is free.