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 Mary Celeste: An Unsolved Mystery from History

The Mary Celeste: An Unsolved Mystery from History

Jane Yolen
Illustrator:  Heidi Elisabet Yolen Stemple 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 9
Simon and Schuster, 2002   ISBN: 978-0689851223
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The Edmund Fitzgerald: Song of the Bell

The Edmund Fitzgerald: Song of the Bell

Kathy-Jo Wargin
Illustrator:  Gijsbert van Frankenhuyzen 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 4 to 8
Sleeping Bear Press, 2003   ISBN: 978-1585361267
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Adventures of a Young Sailor: Powder Monkey

Adventures of a Young Sailor: Powder Monkey

Paul Dowswell
Historical Fiction  Series
For ages 12 and up
Bloomsbury, 2005   ISBN: 978-1582346755
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The sinking of the USS Indianapolis

The sinking of the USS Indianapolis

Marc Tyler Nobleman
Nonfiction
For ages 9 to 12
Compass Point Books, 2007   ISBN: 978-0756520311
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The Midshipman Quinn Collection

The Midshipman Quinn Collection

Showell Styles
Historical Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Bethlehem Books, 1999   ISBN: 978-1883937454
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Trafalgar: James Grant, HMS Norseman 1799-1806

Trafalgar: James Grant, HMS Norseman 1799-1806

Bryan Perrett
Historical Fiction  Series
For ages 12 and up
Scholastic Children’s Books UK, 2002   ISBN: 978-0439994217
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Peter Raven Under Fire

Peter Raven Under Fire

Michael Molloy
Historical Fiction
For ages 12 and up
Scholastic, 2005   ISBN: 978-0439724548
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Miracle: The True Story of the Wreck of the Sea Venture

Miracle: The True Story of the Wreck of the Sea Venture

Gail Langer Karwoski
Nonfiction
For ages 10 and up
Darby Creek, 2004   ISBN: 978-1581960150
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Magellan and the First Voyage Around the World

Magellan and the First Voyage Around the World

Nancy Smiler Levinson
Nonfiction
For ages 12 and up
Clarion Books, 2001   ISBN: 0395987733
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Dangerous Crossing: The Revolutionary Journey of John Quincy Adams

Dangerous Crossing: The Revolutionary Journey of John Quincy Adams

Stephen Krensky
Illustrator:  Greg Harlin 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Penguin, 2004   ISBN: 978-0525469667
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The Monitor: The Iron Warship that changed the world

The Monitor: The Iron Warship that changed the world

Gare Thompson
Illustrator:  Larry Day 
Nonfiction
For ages 7 to 9
Penguin, 2003   ISBN: 978-0448432458
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Duel of the Ironclads: The Monitor vs. The Virginia

Duel of the Ironclads: The Monitor vs. The Virginia

Patrick O'Brien
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 10
Walker and Company, 2003   ISBN: 978-0802788429
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Shipwreck Search: The Discovery of the H.L. Hunley

Shipwreck Search: The Discovery of the H.L. Hunley

Sally M. Walker
Illustrator:  Elaine Verstraete 
Nonfiction
For ages 5 to 8
Lerner, 2006   ISBN: 978-1575058788
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The Story of the H.L. Hunley and Queenie’s Coin

The Story of the H.L. Hunley and Queenie’s Coin

Fran Hawk
Illustrator:  Dan Nance 
Nonfiction
For ages 6 to 12
Sleeping Bear Press, 2004   ISBN: 978-1585362189
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Shipwreck Detective

Shipwreck Detective

Richard Platt
Illustrator:  Duncan Cameron 
Novelty Book
For ages 10 and up
DK, 2006   ISBN: 978-0756622183
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