Get Ready for Shark Week!

Sharks have captivated our imaginations for centuries. These awe-inspiring creatures of the deep sea continue to be a subject of fascination and intrigue, and these shark books offer a range of perspectives and insights into their captivating world that will be perfect reading for Shark Week.

Deep dive into the remarkable lives of sharks with our book recommendations. Perfect reading for the beach right?

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Great White Sharks in Action

From the Series Lightning Bolt Books ® — Shark World

  • Interest Level: Grade 1 – Grade 3
  • Reading Level: Grade 2

What are the biggest hunting fish in the ocean? Great white sharks! But do you know how great white sharks find food? Or how many teeth they have? Find out everything about these ferocious fish, from how they reproduce to how they hunt, in this book packed with full-color photos and fascinating facts.

The Great Shark Rescue: Saving the Whale Sharks

From the Series Sandra Markle’s Science Discoveries

  • Interest Level: Grade 4 – Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 5

Top-selling science author Sandra Markle presents the story of whale sharks—the largest fish on the planet. Facing threats from commercial fishing as well as climate change, they were categorized as endangered in 2016. Find out how scientists are working to study and protect these gentle giants of the ocean.

“Well organized, clearly written, and excitingly illustrated, this highly enlightening work is an excellent addition for any nature collection as well as for the study of the environment and endangered species.”—starred, School Library Journal

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From Pup to Shark

From the Series Life Cycles

  • Interest Level: Preschool – Grade 1
  • Reading Level: Grade 1

Where do sharks lay eggs? What do shark pups feed on? How many pups can sharks have at a time? The amazing life cycle of a shark is explored with photographic guidance and a simple, informative text. Concepts of reproduction, growth, and offspring are introduced.

The Megalodon and the Great White Shark

From the Series Endangered: Lessons from the Past

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 – Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

The oceans were once full of enormous, sharp-toothed carnivores. Megalodon was the king of the sea.

Even the biggest dinosaurs fled when they saw its fin break the surface. But megalodon is no more; it went extinct. Its cousin, the great white shark, is still here, but it is endangered. What will happen if these huge fish disappear? Learn about the similarities between megalodon and great whites, and what people are doing to avoid losing another giant predator.

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Sharks and Their Food Chains

From the Series Food Chain Kings

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 – Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 6

If there is a top predator that sends shivers down the spine, it has to be the shark!

Readers will discover how the apex hunter tracks down and kills its prey with devastating accuracy and why this awesome beast is the king of its food chain. This exciting book explains how food chains and webs work and the amazing physical adaptations that make the shark such a supreme predator.

Shark Habitats

From the Series In Focus: Sharks

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 – Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

From the lemon shark to the goblin shark, this book reveals amazing facts about the ocean’s top predators. With amazing, up-close photographs and jaw-dropping facts, learn all about the habitats that sharks call home.

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World’s Weirdest Sharks

From the Series Wild World of Sharks

  • Interest Level: Grade 3 – Grade 6
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Chances are, when you think of sharks, it’s the great white or hammerhead that swim into view! But the world’s oceans hold around 500 different species of sharks, and some are extremely bizarre. Check out sharks with strong fins used to crawl on land, a whip-like tail to stun fish, a saw-like snout, and cunning seaweed camouflage. Meet the owners of these cool features and find out how they use them. Superb photographs and action-packed text take you down to the depths to view an array of fascinating but rarely seen creatures.

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Sharks and People

From the Series Shark Safari

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 – Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

From shark attacks to shark tourism, learn all about the connection between sharks and humans, and discover the dangers threatening the survival of these remarkable creatures, such as overfishing and climate change.

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Super Sharks

From the Series Shark Safari

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 – Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Dive into the lives of some of the world’s most remarkable sharks, including the infamous great white and the enormous whale shark.

You’ll uncover…

  • which shark could live more than 400 years?
  • do some sharks really glow in the dark?
  • which shark has 30 rows of teeth and why?
  • who are the lazy diners in town?

Weird and Wonderful Sharks

From the Series Shark Safari

  • Interest Level: Grade 2 – Grade 4
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

Zero in on the lives of some of the world’s most unusual sharks, including the gruesome goblin shark and the funny-faced wobbegong.

You’ll discover…

  • which shark has a cookie cutter jaw…ouch!
  • which shark has a snout like a chainsaw?
  • which sharks are living fossils?
  • who is a master of disguise?
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