10 Children’s Books for Shark Week

Does your family love the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week? If so, you’ll want to check out this list of fun fiction and non-fiction books about sharks. They’re perfect for a marine biology unit, a trip to the aquarium, or just because it’s Shark Week!

10 Children’s Books About Sharks

10 Children's Books About Sharks

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Don’t Eat the Teacher by Nick Ward – Sammy the Shark is so excited about his first day of school! But…when he gets excited, he bites. Sammy has to remember the most important rule of school: don’t eat the teacher!

Hark! A Shark! by Bonnie Worth – This book from The Cat in the Hat’s Learning Library presents all kinds of facts about sharks in a fun way.

The Shark in the Dark by Peter Bentley – In this fun fiction book, a group of sea creatures come together to outsmart a hungry shark.

Sharkabet by Ray Troll – This beautifully illustrated book takes you through species of sharks from A to Z. A great way to combine biology and phonics!

Shark Mad Stanley by Andrew Griffin – Stanley explores all the ways sharks are different from his pet goldfish, Dennis. Do sharks make good pets?

Surprising Sharks by Nicola Davies – People think that sharks are big and scary, but is that the truth? Kids can learn some surprising things about sharks from this well-written, informative book.

The Great Shark Escape by Jennifer Johnson – In this Magic School Bus Chapter Book, a field trip with Mrs. Frizzle takes the reader deep into the ocean to learn more about different types of sharks.

Shark vs. Train by Chris Barton – Who would win in a battle between a shark and a train? This unique picture book sets out to answer that very question!

Wild Sea Creatures: Sharks, Whales, and Dolphins by Chris and Martin Kratt – This Wild Kratts book teaches all about some of the most fascinating ocean creatures, including sharks. This is also a Level 2 Step Into Reading book, so it’s perfect for early readers.

Octonauts and the Whale Shark by Grosset and Dunlap – Another fun book with familiar characters! What will the Octonauts do when Dashi is swallowed by a whale shark?


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Crystal is an activist, feminist, and mom of three. She loves reading, crochet, and enjoying her family and friends. She lives with her family in Indianapolis.

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