Sharks are always a popular topic in our home, so we were excited when National Geographic Kids shared their latest book series with us. We are a reading family and love our books in all forms. When a book becomes popular in our family, I pick up an extra one to pop in our last minute birthday gift drawer. I know I love it when people gift us books, so they are my go-to present for any age. Check out these fun shark books for the kids in your lives!
“Sharks” by Anne Schreiber – Part of the National Geographic Kids Readers, this is a leveled reader perfect for my third grader who is reading by himself. Set up as a short chapter book with lots of exciting, action-filled photos, my son gets to practice reading longer sentences and more complex vocabulary while having fun. $3.99 Retail.
“So Cool! Sharks” – This small, hardcover book instantly grabbed the attention of my eight year old. This book mixes real photos of sharks and fun facts using humor, cartoon speech bubbles and a silly author’s voice. Less traditional storytelling, and more of a slick, quick, sassy delivery of shark facts. A quick read that had my son quoting the shark on the cover who says this book is “cooler than frozen fish sticks, man.” $6.99 Retail.
“The Ultimate Book of Sharks: Your Guide to These Fierce and Fantastic Fish” by Brian Skerry, Elizabeth Carney, Sarah Wassner Flynn – Beginning with an introduction by marine photojournalist, Brian Skerry, this is a fantastic way to introduce your family to marine life and a rewarding job they can pursue when they grow up! This hardcover, coffee table-style book covers topics from exploring shark anatomy to busting shark myths to colossal fossils in eight chapters. Graphically eye-appealing page layouts feature Brian’s photography with colorful text boxes with stories and facts about all types of sharks. The subject matter is organized in a manner that will help my older kids when they are researching specific shark details for reports. For example, pages 30-31 features a map with shark species by geography. $19.99 Retail.
“Extreme Ocean: Amazing Animals, High-Tech Gear, Record-Breaking Depths, and much more!” by Sylvia A. Earle with Glen Phelan – This book is recommended for grades 4-6, and is a great story that draws you into how the workings of the ocean, conservation and natural disasters, like tsunamis. There is a great narrative told through the voice of National Geographic Explorer Sylvia Earle who talks about her youth, professional career and National Geographic adventures to teach us about a world we have only viewed from our beaches. $12.99 Retail.
“Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean” by Catherine D. Hughes – This hard covered book will become a favorite with your youngest family and friends. With more than 200 photos, and oversized text delivering age appropriate explanations of ocean facts and tips for caregivers to create interactive learning – this book is an opportunity to introduce young kids to love of books, learning and oceans! $14.95 Retail.
Check out https://kids.nationalgeographic.com/explore/books/ for more information about these titles, as well as fun games, printouts, and activities for kids!
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