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Question: A baby boy destined to be a hero twice over was born in the small town of Chorley in Lancashire, England on March 30th, 1874. He went to sea at the age of thirteen and would eventually save lives during both the sinking of the Titanic in 1912 and on the beaches of Dunkirk […]


Question: Among the survivors of the sinking of the Titanic were two small boys travelling under assumed names. What were their real ones? Answer: Michel and Edmund Navratil, who’d been kidnapped in France by their father. Their mother recognized them in the pictures posted after the disaster and travelled to the U.S.A. to reclaim them. […]


The ‘unsinkable’ luxury liner, Titanic sunk on April 15th, 1912. If you think kids can’t have a great time recreating a historic tragedy, well, you’re wrong. As long as the birthday girl or boy and the guests are amongst the survivors, kids 5 to 9 are usually really into it, and older ones (especially teens) […]


Here are some historic and/or April-born author book suggestions. Ages 3-7 Boxes For Katje by Candace Fleming (Post WW II) Chicken Sunday by Patricia Polacco (Heritage) A Hat For The Queen by Joan Chase Bacon (Medieval) Ages 7-9 Clara & Davie by Patricia Polacco (Clara Barton, Founder of the Red Cross) I Survived The San […]


Historic (Easter, Shakespeare, Titanic, WW III) book picks for April. Ages 3-7 The Country Bunny & The Little Gold Shoes by DuBose Heyward (Okay, so this one’s not especially historic, but it’s a beautiful story, and it’s older than me, so that makes it historic.) The Knight & The Dragon by Tomie dePaola Kiri & […]


In addition to some Easter/Passover movies, this month’s DVD ideas include dramas based on the sinking of the Titanic (April 14th, 1912) and WW II’s Holocaust and Hitler Youth movement, as well as some lighter fare involving a couple of dragons St. George didn’t get. The Book Thief (2013) Easter Parade (1948) The Easter Story […]

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