Ships and Sailors

Sailors, captains, terrible ocean storms, shipwrecks and sea shanties - you'll find all of these topics and more in this feature about ships and the people who sailed them.

For more on the topic, see features on the Mayflower and the Titantic, two very famous ships.

The Lost Voyage of John Cabot: A Novel

The Lost Voyage of John Cabot: A Novel

Henry Garfield
Historical Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Simon and Schuster, 2004   ISBN: 978-0689851735
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Remember the Lusitania

Remember the Lusitania

Diana Preston
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 12
Walker Books for Young Readers, 2003   ISBN: 978-0802788467
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Old Ironsides – Americans Build a Fighting Ship

Old Ironsides – Americans Build a Fighting Ship

David L. Weitzman
Nonfiction
For ages 8 to 12
Houghton Mifflin, 2003   ISBN: 978-0618311156
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Sir Francis Drake: His Daring Deeds

Sir Francis Drake: His Daring Deeds

Roy Gerrard
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1989   ISBN: 978-0374466886
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Shipwrecked!: The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy

Shipwrecked!: The True Adventures of a Japanese Boy

Rhoda Blumberg
Nonfiction
For ages 10 and up
HarperCollins, 2001   ISBN: 978-0688174842
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The Mariner's Curse

The Mariner's Curse

John Lunn
Fiction
For ages 10 to 14
Tundra Books, 2004   ISBN: 978-0887766725
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Ghost Ship

Ghost Ship

Dietlof Reiche
Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Scholastic, 2005   ISBN: 978-0439597043
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The Journal of Brian Doyle: A Greenhorn on an Alaskan Whaling Ship

The Journal of Brian Doyle: A Greenhorn on an Alaskan Whaling Ship

Jim Murphy
Historical Fiction  Series
For ages 12 and up
Scholastic, 2004   ISBN: 978-0439078146
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The Seven Seas: Exploring the World Ocean

The Seven Seas: Exploring the World Ocean

Linda Vieira
Illustrator:  Higgins Bond 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 7 to 10
Walker Books for Young Readers, 2003   ISBN: 978-0802788337
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The Sea House

The Sea House

Deborah Turney Zagwyn
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Tricyle Press, 2004   ISBN: 978-1582460307
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Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee

Down to the Sea with Mr. Magee

Chris Van Dusen
Picture Book
For ages 4 to 6
Chronicle Books, 2000   ISBN: 978-0811824996
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Zoom at Sea

Zoom at Sea

Tim Wynne-Jones
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Groundwood Books, 1990   ISBN: 978-0888991065
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Ella Sets Sail

Ella Sets Sail

Carmela D'amico, Steven D'amico
Picture Book  Series
For ages 4 to 6
Arthur A. Levine Books, 2008   ISBN: 978-0439831550
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Lightship

Lightship

Brian Floca
Picture Book
For ages 5 to 7
Simon and Schuster, 2007   ISBN: 978-1416924364
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Stanley at Sea

Stanley at Sea

Linda Bailey
Illustrator:  Bill Slavin 
Picture Book  Series
For ages 4 to 8
Kids Can Press, 2008   ISBN: 978-1554531936
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