Shark Books for Preschoolers

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These shark books for preschoolers are perfect for your ocean theme and for Shark Week. And, they’re all less than $5!

If you’ve got a child who loves sharks and ocean animals, they’re going to love these picture books. Each one is a great addition to your preschool lesson plans.

Shark Books for Preschoolers

Below, I’ve featured just a handful of picture books about sharks. They’re perfect for preschoolers.

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.

At the time I posted this list, all of the shark books were under $5 making them perfect for homeschooling on a budget.

My Little Golden Book About SharksChompy the Shark: Bedtime Stories for Kids (Early Bird Reader)The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark


My Little Golden Book About 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.

Chompy the Shark – Chompy didn’t always have friends, because most of the sea creatures were afraid of him. Find out how he made friends!

The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark – Mama tells her three little fish that it’s time to make their own homes. Jim builds his house of seaweed, but the big bad shark munches it up. Tim builds his house of sand, but the shark crunches it up. It’s smart Kim who sets up house in an old sunken ship!

Clark the SharkHow to Make a Shark Smile: How a Positive Mindset Spreads HappinessBig Shark, Little Shark (Step into Reading)


Clark the Shark – Clark is a shark with zingbang, and BOOM. Clark zooms into school, crashes through the classroom, and is rowdy at recess. Clark loves life and always means well—but when his enthusiasm is too much for his friends, Clark’s teacher, Mrs. Inkydink, helps him figure out a way to tone it down.

How to Make a Shark Smile – Ripple the dolphin just moved to a new aquarium and is excited to make some friends! But as she swims around, she notices the water is still and quiet. The eels have no zing. The neon fishes don’t glow. The seahorses aren’t horsing around. Everyone’s too afraid of a mean shark named Snark!

Big Shark, Little Shark – Big Shark has big teeth; Little Shark has little teeth. Big Shark swims fast; Little Shark swims slow. But they are both hungry! Will they each succeed in finding a tasty snack? Little Shark is hoping that he won’t become fast food for Big Shark!

Safari Readers: Sharks (Safari Readers - Wildlife Books for Kids)Clark the Shark: Too Many Treats (I Can Read Level 1)Save the Sharks (Save the Earth)


Sharks – Take your child on a reading adventure with Safari Readers and learn all about Sharks in this WILD and exciting book series for kids. 

Clark the Shark Too Many Treats – Clark the Shark’s mom is making brownies for school. But when Clark decides to taste just one, the impulsive shark can’t stop eating! Yum-yum-YUM. Will the class treat be ruined?

Save the Sharks – Save the Sharks tells the story of a tired shark, Frank, whose friends start disappearing! He discovers that environmental changes, overfishing, and pollution are contributing to their disappearance. With the help of a mermaid, Kaleisha, and a diver, Liam, Frank’s heart fills with joy as they work together to Save the Sharks!

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!

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