Shark Books for Kids

These fun and educational shark books for kids will have them learning about the most wonderful creatures in the world.

There are a variety of different sharks out in the sea and each has something that makes them special. This is something that we learned going through some shark facts and shark unit studies. We even touched on sharks a bit when we worked on our dolphin facts.

Shark Books for Younger Kids

For the young shark lovers in your home, these books about sharks for kids make the perfect gift. If you are throwing a shark themed birthday party to go along with the gifts, kids will also love these cute shark cupcakes.

Add in some beach themed crafts and/or ocean activities and kids will have a ton of fun!

Shark Books for Preschoolers

Within this list of shark books for kids, we’ve included some fun shark books for preschoolers. Preschool shark books are all about introducing them to sharks and helping them learn more about the amazing sea creatures.

1. My First Book of Sharks

My First Book of Sharks is all about teaching young children more about the amazing creatures.

Through the book, kids will be able to explore the waters through photos and facts. If you have a little one that is just getting started, this is one of the best shark books for kids.

2. National Geographic Kids Sharks Sticker Activity Book

This shark sticker book is an activity book that will have kids learning through fun.

The book about sharks has mazes, spelling and pattern games, drawing activities, facts, and more.

3. The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark

With a dangerous shark approaching, three little fish see which one can build the best house.

Each of the children builds their style of house. Which one will be able to help protect them the best?

4. Hello, World! Kids’ Guides: Exploring Sharks

Kids who love sharks will enjoy this lively, fact-filled, illustrated tour of the world’s oceans, with engaging information on every page.

Through the book they will learn more about sharks and how they live.

5. Stella: The Shark Who Loves Treasure

Stella the shark that loves to collect trinkets and treasures. One day she enlists the help of an orca and an octopus to help her find the ‘Rose of the Sea’.

When they find the jewels in an old shipwreck, will she keep them all for herself or will she discover the joy in sharing?

6. What If We Had A Pet Shark?

A simple and fun rhyming book, the story follows Ellie and her thoughts about the different pets she could have.

This is a funny and engaging book that kids will love.

7. The World of Sharks Facts and Activity Book

Kids will have so much complete the activities and reading the information on sharks they will how no idea they are learning!

They will be finding out more about the Hammerhead and Great White Sharks through Experiments, Mazes, Coloring, and Dot to Dots.

8. All Things Sharks For Kids

Real-life pictures of sharks and interesting facts that kids can learn, this is a great book for ages 6 and up.

They will love finding out the history, evolution, characteristics, diet, and life cycle of sharks.

9. Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist

This is the true story of a woman who dared to dive, defy, discover, and inspire. Eugenie Clark is a fearless scientist on the hunt for taking care of and learning about sharks.

It’s also been voted as one of the best science picture books for children, Shark Lady is a must for teachers and parents alike!

10. The Ultimate Book of Sharks

Join this amazing underwater adventure to track the sharks of the world, from the teeniest dogfish to the feared great white. This ultimate book features every species of shark on the planet, with awesome photos, fascinating facts, the latest science, and firsthand stories of real-life encounters with these incredible creatures.

11. Good Night Sharks

Good Night Sharks features great white sharks, whale sharks, spinner sharks, blue sharks, hammerhead sharks, leopard sharks, mako sharks, tiger sharks, bull sharks, thresher sharks, angel sharks, blacktip sharks, cookie cutter sharks, and more.

12. The Shark Bully

The Shark Bully is a heartwarming children’s book that teaches the importance of kindness, friendship, and the harmful effects of bullying. Meet Bruno – a big, BAD shark who is mean, rude, and cruel to all the ocean animals. All the other animals are terrified of Bruno and steer clear of him. But what Bruno doesn’t realize is that his bullying ways have left him all alone.

13. Super Shark Encyclopedia: And Other Creatures of the Deep

Uncover our oceans’ secrets in this kid’s book with a remarkable array of 80 sharks as well as other fascinating sea creatures that lurk in her depths!

This comprehensive encyclopedia for children covers a diverse range of ocean inhabitants in mesmerizing detail.

14. 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 fish has soft cartilage so he can glide, twist, and turn before his prey can say “gulp!” He can smell a single drop of blood in 25 million drops of ocean. Learn more about these amazing creatures.

15. Hammy Hammerhead’s (almost) Big Adventure!

“‘Hammy Hammerhead’s (almost) Big Adventure!’ is a day-in-the-life type of story, where a particular situation has conflict and resolution. Mike Crowder’s artwork largely contributes to the attractiveness of this storybook. Every page is occupied by fully-colored backdrops that give a three-dimensional feel to the large aquarium setting. Similarly, every fish character is well-drawn and colored which helps to bring out their distinct characteristics and personalities. Cereals are eaten, rooms are cleaned, and bullies are dealt with.

16. Scratch & Sketch Sharks

Kids will scratch and sketch their way through the mysterious undersea world of sharks!

A stylus is included and as children scratch the pages they will learn about different sharks and how they live.

Shark Books for Older Kids

Here are some of our favorite shark books for elementary and middle school books about sharks. They focus on facts as well as go more into detail about sharks.

17. Shark

Get closer to the beauty and power of sharks with award-winning National Geographic photographer Brian Skerry as he illustrates their remarkable evolutionary adaptations and their huge importance to marine ecosystems around the world.

18. Sharks of the World: A Complete Guide

This comprehensive, easy-to-use reference guide incorporates the latest taxonomic revisions of many shark families, featuring many species that were only described in recent years. It also includes a completely revised and expanded introduction and updated line drawings throughout.

19. The Shark Handbook

Dive deep into the world of sharks, the most fascinating and misunderstood marine animals on the planet, in this stunning new edition of The Shark Handbook, written by Shark Week expert, Dr. Greg Skomal.

20. Everything Awesome About Sharks and Other Underwater Creatures!

Discover the ULTIMATE, 128-paged book about all things sharks and underwater creatures, from the creative brain of Mike Lowery! Featuring fun facts, jokes, comics, maps, and more.

21. The Magnificent Book of Sharks

The Magnificent Book of Sharks takes you across open waters, into coastal seas, through warm tropical reefs, and deep into the murky ocean depths where sharks live.

From the tiny pygmy shark to the massive whale shark, The Magnificent Book of Sharks depicts some of the ocean’s most incredible creatures in stunning and accurate, original illustrations. 

22. Weird But True Sharks

From bizarre creatures in the ocean today to gigantic prehistoric sharks and even some pop culture shark weirdness, this portable, browsable, supercool book is full of incredible facts, amazing photos, and fun illustrations about everything sharks.

23. 100 Questions About… Sharks

Learn all about the great white, the sand tiger, the hammerhead, and many other shark superstars through more than 100 kid-friendly questions.

Shark Books for Kids

We love these kids’ books about sharks because they are filled with fun facts, interesting stories, and interactive elements.

They will help encourage kids to ask questions while learning more about these magnificent creatures.

Educational Shark Books for Kids

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