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I Survived the California Wildfires, 2018

By: Lauren Tarshis

The people of Northern California were used to living with the threat of wildfires. But nothing could have prepared them for the devastating 2018 fire season, the deadliest in 100 years and the most destructive in history.

In the 20th "I Survived" book, readers join eleven-year-old Josh as he leaves his New Jersey home for the rural northern California town where his cousins live. Still reeling from the life-changing challenges that propelled him and his mother across the country, Josh struggles to adapt to a more rustic, down-to-earth lifestyle that couldn't be more different from the one he is used to.

Josh and his cousin bond over tacos and reptiles and jokes, but on a trip into the nearby forest, they suddenly find themselves in the path of a fast-moving firestorm, a super-heated monster that will soon lay waste to millions of acres of wilderness and—possibly—their town. Josh needs to confront the family issues burning him up inside, but first he'll have to survive the flames blazing all around him.

Author’s note. Facts about wildfires. Information about wildfire vehicles and gear. Selected bibliography. Black-and-white illustrations and photographs.

ISBN: 9781338317466

JLG Release: Dec 2020

Series: I Survived
Sensitive Areas: None
Topics: California wildfires, 2018 , Northern California , Wildfires , Global warming , Adventure , Nature , Forests

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Hi-Lo PG Middle/High

Grades 6-12

12 titles/year


Book Details



First Release

December 2020



Dewey Classification


Trim Size

8 3/10" x 5 1/2"

Page Count


Accelerated Reader

Level 4.5; Points: 2;

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Library edition


Scholastic Inc.

Potentially Sensitive Areas



California wildfires, 2018, Northern California, Wildfires, Global warming, Adventure, Nature, Forests,

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