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Kids of all ages are fascinated by sharks. Use these nonfiction books about sharks to teach them fun facts about these amazing creatures.
Nonfiction books are full of fun facts about the different types of sharks in the ocean. Kids can learn about their differences and their similarities, too.
These books are a great resources to have on hand when introducing kids to sharks and ocean life.
Nonfiction Books About Sharks
Below, I’ve featured just a handful of nonfiction books that will help your kids learn more about sharks.
You should be able to find them at your local library or bookstore. If you can’t find them locally, you can click each image cover to purchase them on Amazon.
Shark Lady – Eugenie Clark fell in love with sharks from the first moment she saw them at the aquarium. She couldn’t imagine anything more exciting than studying these graceful creatures. But Eugenie quickly discovered that many people believed sharks to be ugly and scary—and they didn’t think women should be scientists.
Hark a Shark! – The Cat in the Hat dives deep in this fascinating exploration of the world of sharks. Learn about the different types of sharks, how we study them, and why they aren’t so scary after all. Perfect for kids who love sharks and Dr. Seuss alike, and for any kid who loves learning and science.
Super Sharks of the Sea – What type of shark can make its skin glow? Is shark skin smooth or sharp? Which sharks are the most dangerous to humans? Do sharks make good parents? Find out the answers to these questions and learn over 100 more fascinating facts about sharks in this exciting and educational book!
Mako Sharks – Young readers will learn about the appearance, behavior, life cycle, and other key features of this fast fish of the sea.
Great White Sharks – Young readers will learn about the appearance, behavior, life cycle, and other key features of this amazing shark, and discover why this ferocious fish is truly a biological wonder.
Hammerhead Sharks – Young readers will learn about the appearance, behavior, life cycle, and other key features of this super-sensing fish of the sea.
My Little Golden Book About Sharks – This simple yet informative book brings to life the fascinating world of sharks. Little ones will enjoy bright, bold artwork and lively descriptions of all kinds of sharks, from the fierce great white to the rare goblin.
My First Shark Book – My First Shark Book features great white sharks, whale sharks, bamboo sharks, nurse sharks, hammerhead sharks, leopard sharks, mako sharks, angel sharks, blacktip sharks, and more.
If Sharks Disappeared – Even though sharks can be scary, we need them to keep the oceans healthy. Unfortunately, due to overfishing, many shark species are in danger of extinction, and that can cause big problems in the oceans and even on land.
All About Sharks – Sharks are a type of fish that live in oceans all around the world, except the Arctic and Antarctic. They have been on Earth for millions of years. Sharks are very important for keeping a healthy balance of life in our oceans.
My Best Book of Sharks – My Best Book of Sharks looks at the life cycles, habitats, and amazing diversity of these deadly predators. From the frilly-mouthed wobbegong that hides on the seabed, to the whale shark–a gentle giant who eats the tiniest prey.
I Love Reading! Shark – Sharks are amazing animals! Young readers will learn how they move, what they eat, how long they have been around, and more!
Which of these books about sharks will you read first?
Round Out Your Unit with These Activities
Add some shark figures to your pretend play area or your science area so kids can explore the different types of sharks you teach them about.
When you add a shark anatomy model to your science center, kids can get up close and personal with all the parts of a shark – inside and out!