Did you know sharks have no bones! Now read-aloud fun nonfiction books to your toddler, preschooler. Or check out these beginner-friendly shark chapter books with interesting stories. The books are divided into age-appropriate sections in chronological order.
15 Fascinating Shark Books For Kids
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Here is a great collection of Shark books for toddlers, preschoolers, kindergarten kids that will help your little one to learn more about these animals.
You can find them in your local library or nearby bookstores. If they are unavailable locally, you can click on the links or images below to purchase from Amazon.
Toddlers & Preschoolers
Baby Shark Sing-Along Mini Sound Book is full of songs your toddler is sure to love. It has ten songs that kids can play by pressing buttons. And you do get the full Baby Shark Song!
The tabs are easy for little hands to turn and push. A nice screen alternative for kids. (Ages 0-4 years)
Sharks (Teeth to Tail) picture book is for future shark experts. Educate your curious preschooler about different shark fins, gills, teeth, and other body parts. Read about popular sharks.
Learn fun shark facts! The embossed pictures provide an interesting touch and feel experience. (Ages 2-5 years)
Good Night Sharks board book is perfect to cuddle with your little one for a bedtime story. Kids get introduced to white sharks, whale sharks, bull sharks, angel sharks, and more!
The pictures are situational and each page describes an interesting scenario. One line on each page packs enough interesting information. (Ages 0-3 years)
Fun fact: Sharks grow up to 50,000 teeth in a lifetime.
Sharks created by American Museum of Natural History, introduces nine different types of sharks. It has a few simple facts and anecdotes listed per shark. The pictures are breathtakingly beautiful.
The pages are cut out on the outline of the shark featured. The ununiform pages provide a fun element to keep kids engaged. (Ages 3-5 years)
Splash with the Sharks! is another sound book with sharks and other ocean animals. Read interesting facts about these ocean animals. Listen to their sound by pressing the button next. Pretty soon your child would learn to recognize the sounds.
The pictures are clear and big. The pages are cut into the animal shape embedded. (Ages 3-5 years)
Kindergarten & Beginner Readers
Sharks is a beginner-reader level book detailing all about sharks. Read how these mammals catch their prey. And why they can not stop swimming!
Learn different sharky characteristics. Coupled with beautiful pictures, this book is interesting enough to keep your young one hooked. (Ages 4-8 years)
Sharks Can’t Smile! has amazing shark facts for Shark-loving kindergarteners and above. Read the special way sharks are usually named. And why can not sharks smile!
Facts are presented in fun comic book style format. The language is simple enough. A book with interesting visuals. (Ages 5-7 years)
Thomas and the Shark is a fun fictional story combining the love for sharks and trains together. Salty and his new friend, a Shark, are visiting the aquarium. Read how Thomas can help them.
The pictures perfectly capture the imaginative spirit of the story. The words are simple for beginner readers to read independently. (Ages 4-6 years)
Fun fact: There are hundreds of shark species
The Great Shark Escape is an easy chapter book for early readers. A class trip to the aquarium has turned into an adventure. They must escape the jaws of a great white shark.
In the process, the class learns about different types of sharks. The book is great to increase the scientific curiosity of young minds. (Ages 7-10 years)
Eye of the Tiger Shark is a fun engaging chapter book for reluctant readers. The Waverly Middle School has two clubs – Marine Science and Terrestrial Land. Can they mix and form a Super club? How do people get rid of their fear of sharks! (Ages 7-10 years)
Middle Grade Shark Books
Super Shark Encyclopedia has 80 sharks and other sea creatures. Read interesting facts like how great white sharks can jump up to 10 feet into the water.
Each page has a big 3D image of the animals along with fun interesting facts. The information is age-appropriate for the middle-grade group. (Ages 8-12 years)
Shark Life: True Stories About Sharks & the Sea by Peter Benchley. It details what types of sharks (and other sea creatures) are dangerous. How to swim safely in the ocean by explaining the sea behavior and its many inhabitants. Also, read about the dangers these animals face. (Ages 8-12 years)
Fun fact: Sharks are older than dinosaurs
Mission: Shark Rescue has All about sharks and how to save them. The first chapter starts with the threat faced by sharks. The subsequent chapters other aspects of the animals – habitat, diet, life cycle, physical traits, and more.
The photographs and infographics are excellent in true National Geographic Kids Style. (Ages 10-14 years)
More Nonfiction Shark Books
The Great White Shark enlightens kids about the true nature of the animal. Is it really as scary as portrayed to be? The pages are filled with great pictures and fascinating details. (Ages 5-7 years)
Diving With Sharks is a chapter book filled with real stories from National Geographic Kids. Read about the thrilling undersea adventures of cave-divers. Unearth many sharky secrets along with pictures. (Ages 7-10 years)
Fun fact: Hammerhead sharks have 360-degree vision.
Facts About the Hammerhead Shark is for the shark-loving little one. A nonfiction picture book filled with gorgeous real photographs. (Ages 5-10 years)
Shark Lady is a popular nonfiction book with shark-loving elementary kids. Read the true story of Eugenie Clark – a marine scientist. (Ages 4-8 years)
Face to Face with Sharks has tales of adventures from National Geographic explorers. Read first-person accoi=unts of fascinating different sharks, their food, life, and more. Pictures are quite detailed. (Ages 7-10 years)