There are about 18 books in the series - each tells a fiction story about a boy who survived a real-life disaster. I thought this might satisfy Ben's disaster curiosity, while also teaching him a little history. He has enjoyed some more than others - his favorite so far is I Survived the Eruption of Mount St. Helens, 1980 and I Survived the Destruction of Pompeii. It has been fun to hear him talk about the stories with so much excitement and a little bit of fear. I hope he won't become a stormchaser, but I don't mind him reading about these things in the comfort of our own living room!