Nat Geo Kids Books FIN-TASTIC Shark Books

Attention shark lovers! Looking for some jaw-some new books for your favorite fin fans? National Geographic Kids Books is celebrating this majestic beast and its habitat with fantastic shark-themed books for all ages. Dive into these six picks for stellar shark info, vibrant photos, exciting first-hand accounts of shark encounters and weird, wild and fascinating facts that your kids will fall for hook, line, and sinker. 

Ultimate Oceanpedia: The Most Complete Ocean Reference Ever

Ultimate Oceanpedia: The Most Complete Ocean Reference Ever

From tsunamis and sea turtles to riptides and reefs, learn all about the creatures, science, and ecology of our oceans, which cover more of the planet than all the continents and are just as important. Travel through all the parts of the ocean to learn how it affects our world, including storms and climate. Amazing facts, photos, illustrations, and diagrams are found throughout this thick, keepsake volume, along with conversation tips,m weird but true facts, and a mini ocean atlas. Challenges to the health of our ocean and its creatures are also presented along with what people are doing to keep it pristine for generations to come. (ages 7-10, hardcover) 

National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Level 2)

National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (Level 2)

Expertly vetted, the National Geographic Readers series has drawn high critical praise from the likes of School Library Journal (“Highly Recommended”) and Booklist (“Reliable in format and solid in execution, this series works well to introduce children of varying levels of reading comfort to nonfiction and research formats.”). In this Level 2 Reader, young readers will learn all about sharks ― the fish who ruled the deep before dinosaurs roamed the Earth! (ages 4-7, paperback)

Sharks vs. Sloths

Sharks vs. Sloths

In one corner, swinging ever so slowly is the most chill dude himself: the Sloth! And making a splash in the other corner is Shark, ready to sink her teeth into this competition! At first glance, they might seem too different to duke it out, but wait—- you’re in for a surprise! Readers have a ringside seat to view as they battle it out in 22 kooky and quirky categories, like Coolest Hangout, Weirdest Relatives, Best Smile, Biggest Appetite, and so much more. It’s up to you to follow the action and decide who’s the ultimate winner! A final spread devoted solely to conservation helps further National Geographic’s core mission to save the planet. One thing we know for sure: You’ll be a shark and sloth expert by the end of this epic showdown. (ages 6-9, hardcover) 

Can’t Get Enough Shark Stuff 

Can't Get Enough Shark Stuff

Dive into the perfect combination of facts, stories, photos, and activities all about the world’s most ferocious and fascinating ocean predator―SHARKS! For animal lovers who are absolutely obsessed with everything sharks, this book has it all: tons of mind-blowing facts, games, hands-on activities and suspenseful stories from shark experts. It also includes tantalizing tidbits about perplexing prehistoric sharks, the latest info on studying sharks in the wild, and surprising, cutting-edge discoveries about shark behavior. (ages 7-10, paperback) 

Key features include:

  • A glossary game in the front of the book to learn key terms
  • More than 250 photographs
  • Detailed diagrams and infographics
  • Articles on the latest shark research and hands-on accounts from experts
  • “Fin-tastic Facts” gallery spreads showcasing sharks with the fiercest features, the sneakiest defenses, and more
  • Hands-on activities you can try at home
  • Quizzes and games to test your knowledge

The Ultimate Book of Sharks

By internationally acclaimed marine photographer and National Geographic Explorer Brian Skerry is an underwater adventure like no other.  With exclusive photographs and personal insight from Skerry, this book takes the reader below the surface and into the minds of these spectacular predators.  Beyond the feared fins and terrifying teeth, readers will learn what it is like to swim with these amazing fish, how they live, what they eat, their superhero-like senses, and better understand why these graceful, confident, perfectly sculpted predators are also vulnerable animals that we need to protect. (ages 8-12, hardcover)

Mission: Shark Rescue: All About Sharks and How to Save Them

Inspiring young animal lovers to get up close to all different types of sharks and the real-life challenges they face is what Mission: Shark Rescue is all about. This compelling narrative combines fun and amazing adventure stories, gorgeous photography, hands-on activities, fascinating information, and more, connecting the reader in-depth with the animal’s real world. Meet real-life sharks and learn about their habitats, challenges, and successes, plus learn how YOU can take action and save these amazing endangered creatures. (ages 10-14, paperback) 

Disclaimer: I received complimentary books to facilitate a review. All opinions are my own, yours may differ.