Title: Lost on the Titanic

Series: Out Of Time (book 1 )

Author: Jessica Rinker

Illustrator: Bethany Sancliffe

Publishers: Andrew McMeel Publushing


Pages: 136

Genres: Picture Book, Historical, Middle Grade, Adventure, Mystery

Rating: 4/5


Release Date: 19th May 2020

Where To Buy: Amazon UK, Amazon USA, Book Depository

Summary:Allie and Vic Taylor are just regular kids who help out in their parents’ antique shop. Until one day, when they find they can travel through time! From Epic! Originals, Out of Time is a middle-grade chapter book series about time-traveling kids who explore important moments in history!

When Allie, Vic, and their friend, Max, are mysteriously sent back in time to the Titanic, they have to find a way to save their parents’ shop, save their futures, and get off the ship before it sinks! Join them as they explore the Titanic in its prime and attempt to find their way back to the present!

After the adventure, readers can flip to the back of the book to learn interesting facts about antique stores as well as the Titanic and its passengers

Thank you to NetGalley, Andrew McMeel Publishing and Jess Rinker for access to an e-arc to read and review.

Review: I always love anything to do with this Titanic, it’s a fascinating part of history so I jumped at the chance to get to read this book. I’m so glad that I did as it was a really fun, unique book. 

Allie, Vic and Max find their Saturday being boring but soon as a mysterious woman shows up and their dog eats her glowing ball they get transported to the Titanic. The children end up having a wild and fun adventure all while looking for their dog. 

I loved the mystery of it and that you have no clue what is going on until you keep reading, I really liked that in the short time on the ship they make friends and that they wanted to help them. They must chase after their rowdy dog who eats everything she can. 

It was an incredibly fun book, with wonderful illustrations throughout the book, the story was paced out perfectly and had enough mystery and suspense. I recommend this book for children it’s created so wonderfully and is a great read. 

I really like when books about history feature additional facts for children at the end too and this one did, you can learn more about the Titanic and the people on it, plus all about antique stores. It’s a great addition to the book.

About Author: Jessica Rinker’s debut picture book biography, GLORIA TAKES A STAND, comes out March 12, 2019 from Bloomsbury Children’s Books. 

Jess also writes middle grade and her debut novel THE DARE SISTERS comes out Fall 2020 and Fall 2021 from Macmillan/Imprint. 

Jess got her MFA in Writing for Children and Young Adults from Vermont College of Fine Arts and works for Wild River Publishing as a developmental editor and writing coach. She has won many awards for her work including short story, creative nonfiction, and most recently an honorable mention for the Katherine Patterson Prize from Hunger Mountain for her middle grade novel THE YOUNG TRAVELERS CLUB.

Currently she lives in New Jersey in a tiny town along the Delaware River with her husband, Joe McGee, fellow author and dog lover. Together they have six kids and a venus fly trap named Ragnar

Author’s Site


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