Sharks are such a fascinating topic for children and adults alike. You can even find an entire week of programming devoted to them. Books for kids are a great way to start learning about any topic and these shark books for kids are fun and informational!
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Shark Books for Kids
The books on this list are all non-fiction. While there are some cute children’s fiction books with sharks as characters, these books would make a great resource for any child looking to learn about real sharks.
Shark Books for Younger Readers
The American Museum of Natural History introduces toddlers to nine species of shark in their sturdy board book, Sharks.
Young fans of the classic Golden Books will love My Little Golden Book About Sharks by Bonnie Bader.
As part of the Good Night Our World series, Good Night Sharks by Adam Gamble introduces young learners to several species of sharks.
National Geographic Kids uses fun photos and illustrations to introduce younger readers to the amazing life of sharks in So Cool! Sharks by Crispin Boyer.
Children who are learning to read on their own will enjoy discovering information on their own in National Geographic Readers: Sharks by Anne Schreiber.
The Cat in the Hat is back teaching young readers all about the world of these amazing creatures in Hark! A Shark!: All About Sharks by Bonnie Worth.
Shark Books for Older Readers
The Super Shark Encyclopedia: And Other Creatures of the Deep by DK is filled with tons of detailed information and spectacular photos and illustrations all about sharks and other deep sea creatures.
100 Facts: Sharks by Steve Parker has more than just facts about sharks. It also includes projects, activities, quizzes, and more.
Older learners will find tons of information and photos in National Geographic Kids Everything Sharks by Ruth Musgrave.
Sharks for Kids: A Children’s Picture Book About Sharks by Melissa Ackerman introduces children to over 50 different types of sharks.
DK shares even more information about sharks and other sea creatures in Sharks and Other Deadly Ocean Creatures Visual Encyclopedia.
Older readers will love all of the photos and information in National Geographic Kids The Ultimate Book of Sharks by Brian Skerry.