Shark Week is soon, very soon according to this countdown, and we have the books to teach you everything about sharks!
Did you know that “a great white’s coloring makes it difficult to see in the water, so it can sneak up on its victims”? Neither did I until I looked through this book. This SHARK book is full of fantastic photos and every inch of the page is covered in facts about sharks, from shark attacks to how we study sharks to the life of a young shark. This book will have the answers.
Now, if the DK Eyewitness books are too detailed for you, DK has also published Everything you need to know about sharks and other creatures of the deep. This book has a lot of information about sharks, with real pictures and cartoons. There are fewer words than in the DK Eyewitness book, so it is easier for beginning readers to read, and it is fun for a read aloud. This book also has information about other creatures of the ocean; for example, angler-fish, porcupine fish, seahorses, and more.
Looking for a book that’s more than a book? Shark-Tastic is another fact book about sharks which includes little known facts about sharks, what sharks eat, and of course, shark attacks. It comes with real shark teeth! (Be careful with those). We also have a beginning reader book that has pictures in 3-D. View Sharks and the World’s Scariest Sea Monsters with the fun shark 3-D glasses that come with this book. It is great for kids just learning to read, but it still has plenty of information about sharks.
Have you done all the research that you possibly can about sharks? We have shark fiction, too!
Just like 3-6 year olds, sharks are not afraid of anything (except for spiders). I’m A Shark by Bob Shea, is a hilarious read-aloud about a shark who isn’t afraid of dinosaurs or shots or scary movies or anything! If any of those things had spiders though, then shark would not be singing the same “not afraid of anything” tune. Don’t miss out meeting the author of this book at our Story Festival in September.
For the older crowd, the series Shark Wars by EJ Altbacker has everything you would want having to do with sharks. “Since the dawn of time, prehistoric shark clans called Shivers have ruled over the earth’s oceans, fierce protectors of all who swim. For eons, the Big Blue has prospered under Shiver Law, and the delicate balance of sea life kept sacred. Until now. Rising sea temperatures and overfishing have caused food to become scarce, and the battle for new hunting grounds has brought with it corruption and warfare.” – indiebound