San Francisco Earthquake

The San Francisco earthquake took place on April 18, 1906. This earthquake was very powerful - estimated at a 7.8 on the Richter scale. The earthquake also set off a terrible fire, which burned much of the city. The combined quake and fire left much of the city in ruins and over 3,000 people dead. To find more books of related interest please use the search feature on this website.

Under the Ashes

Under the Ashes

Cindy Rankin
Historical Fiction
For ages 9 to 12
Albert Whitman & Company, 2016   ISBN: 978-0807536353
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The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 (We the People)

The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 (We the People)

Marc Tyler Nobleman
Nonfiction
For ages 7 to 10
Compass Point Books, 2007   ISBN: 0756524601
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The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

The Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire

Michael Burgan
Illustrator:  Phil Miller , Charles Barnett III 
Nonfiction Graphic Novel  Series
For ages 7 to 9
Capstone Press, 2008   ISBN: 1429601558
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If You Traveled at the time of the Great San Francisco Earthquake

If You Traveled at the time of the Great San Francisco Earthquake

Ellen Levine
Illustrator:  Richard Williams 
Nonfiction Picture Book
For ages 6 to 8
Scholastic, 1992   ISBN: 0590437984
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Golden Mountain Chronicles: 1903 - Dragonwings

Golden Mountain Chronicles: 1903 - Dragonwings

Laurence Yep
Historical Fiction  Series
For ages 12 and up
HarperCollins, 2001   ISBN: 978-0064400855
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The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906

The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco Earthquake of 1906

Laurence Yep
Historical Fiction
For ages 8 to 12
HarperCollins, 2006   ISBN: 978-0060275242
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A Day that Changed America: Earthquake!

A Day that Changed America: Earthquake!

Shelley Tanaka
Illustrator:  David Craig 
Nonfiction  Series
For ages 10 and up
Hyperion, 2004   ISBN: 978-0786818822
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I Am Lavina Cumming

I Am Lavina Cumming

Susan Lowell
Illustrator:  Paul Mirocha 
Historical Fiction
For ages 8 to 12
Milkweed, 1993   ISBN: 978-0915943777
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The Strange Case of Baby H

The Strange Case of Baby H

Kathryn Reiss
Historical Fiction
For ages 10 to 12
Pleasant Company, 2002   ISBN: 978-1584855330
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Into the firestorm: A Novel of San Francisco, 1906

Into the firestorm: A Novel of San Francisco, 1906

Deborah Hopkinson
Historical Fiction
For ages 8 to 12
Random House, 2006   ISBN: 978-0375836527
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Quake! Disaster in San Francisco, 1906

Quake! Disaster in San Francisco, 1906

Gail Langer Karwoski
Illustrator:  Robert Papp 
Historical Fiction
For ages 10 to and up
Peachtree, 2004   ISBN: 978-1561453108
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A Sea So Far

A Sea So Far

Jean Thesman
Fiction
For ages 12 to and up
Viking, 2001   ISBN: 978-0670892785
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