#90 - Sunken Treasure by Gail Gibbons

Summary: The Antocha is a 17th century Spanish galleon that sank during a hurricane off the coast of Florida. The book details the history of the wreck and the many attempts to salvage her, culminating in the successful 1985 operation that netted one of the most lucrative treasures ever found. Readers discover a tremendous amount of information about sunken treasure, salvage operations, the history of diving, the restoration and preservation of wrecks, and much more.

Suggested Activity: Buried Treasure Count

Fill a clear plastic soda bottle two-thirds full with sand. Drop in assorted small trinkets (beads, buttons, erasers, plastic insects, charms, jewels, etc.). Cover tightly, then secure the cover with masking tape. Let children turn and shake the bottle and try to count how many treasures are buried in it.

Curriculum Area: Logical Thinking (classifies objects, compares/measures)

Appropriate Age Group
: 5 and up