It’s Shark Week! Maybe your family is all about sinking their teeth into the amazing, jaw-dropping shows from the summertime pop culture phenomena of Shark Week…or maybe Baby Shark is more your speed. Either way, you’ll be interested in a selection of books from National Geographic Kids Books that celebrate this majestic beast and its habitat.
These books are chock full of brilliant photos, exciting first hand accounts of shark encounters, and weird, wild and fascinating facts:
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’s 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. (Recommended for ages 9-12.)
National Geographic Readers: Sharks!
He’s quick. He’s silent. He has five rows of deadly teeth. Chomp! Meet the shark—the fish who ruled the deep before dinosaurs roamed the Earth!
This leveled reader is for kids who are starting to read independently, are ready for more complex vocabulary and who love sharks! Like all books in National Geographic Kids reader series, this title was developed in consultation with early education experts and is written to maximize interest and achieve reading success. (Recommended for ages 5-8.)
Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean
An adorable animal reference that includes the sea’s high-interest animals, such as dolphins, sharks, sea otters, and penguins, and introduces kids to some of its lesser-known creatures.
More than 100 charming animal photos illustrate the profiles, with facts about the creatures’ sizes, diets, homes, and more. This book will quickly become a favorite at storytime, bedtime, and any other time. (Recommended for ages 4-8.)
Extreme Ocean: Amazing Animals, High-Tech Gear, Record-Breaking Depths and Much More by National Geographic Explorer Sylvia A. Earle is an action-packed combination of science and adventure. In this book, Earle leads readers on an in-depth tour of life beneath the waves. Come face-to-face with whales and sharks, learn about the newest and most hi-tech ocean gear and gadgets, experiment with hands-on activities, and join Earle as she recounts her most daring dives.
Packed with fascinating tidbits, animal profiles, and up-to-date science, each chapter combines stunning photography with fun, accessible text. Perfect for curious kids, ocean lovers, young explorers, and the classroom. Extreme Ocean reveals the mystery, majesty, danger, and – above all – the importance of our ocean. (Recommended for ages 8-12.)
So Cool! Sharks
Sharks are among the world’s top predators, but that’s just ONE reason why they are SO COOL. So who wouldn’t want to hang out with them to learn more! These books blend awesome animal photos with silly quips and info that will delight young readers and animal enthusiasts.
For example, kids can catch the hunting habits of a great white shark while learning that its true nature is as chill as a frozen fish stick. This is the perfect little reader to get their brain buzzing and keep them laughing during their downtime. (Recommended for ages 3-7.)
One lucky Jinxy Kids reader will win a “Fin-tastic” grand prize pack of books which includes all five titles listed above! To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59 pm ET on 8/31/2020. Good luck!
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Maria W. says
First Big Book of the Ocean would be perfect for my youngest and Extreme Ocean would be perfect for my oldest!