15+ Children’s Books to Teach Your Child About Sharks

I have been in love with sharks ever since I was a little girl.

There is just something about them that has always fascinated me. The way they glide through the water, hunt, their senses, and just how the have survived on our earth all this time. They are pretty special.

Don’t get me wrong, I never want to find myself in the water with one, but I have always loved learning about them from the safety of my home reading books.

Over the years I have really expanded my library and as I was digging through my books bins, I couldn’t believe how many shark books I had collected.

I have a lot more, but below I am showing you my favorites.

My 2 year old is recently obsessed with sharks (yay) and we read the first one on my list last night. He asked for it again and again!

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Enjoy and Happy Reading 15+ Children’s Books to Teach Your Child About Sharks!


This books is super informative for the shark lover in your life! It was one of the first shark books I read in my classroom every year and the first non-fiction shark book I introduced to my son.

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. He can feel electricity given off by his prey. He will lose and replace more than 10,000 teeth in his lifetime. Cool photos bring kids into the shark’s world. Fun facts go deep into the shark’s scary science.


The Ultimate Books Of Sharks

Join this amazing underwater adventure to track the sharks of the world, from the teeniest dogfish to the everfeared 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. Learn how sharks live, how they eat, the challenges they face, and whether or not you are actually on the menu!



Amazing Sharks

One of my favorites. Exciting pictures and a lot of info!


Mission Shark Rescue

Inspiring young animal lovers to get up close to all different types of sharks and the real-life challenges they face is what Mission: Shark Rescue is all about. This compelling narrative combines fun and amazing adventure stories, gorgeous photography, hands-on activities, fascinating information, and more, connecting the reader in-depth with the animal’s real world. Meet real-life sharks and learn about their habitats, challenges, and successes, plus learn how YOU can take action and save these amazing endangered creatures.


Shark Lady

Such a wonderful true story of Eugenie Clark’s life and her love for sharks! If you have a shark lover at home that wants to make a career out of it one day – check this out!


Diving With Sharks!

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Fans of Shark Week, Sharknado, and all things shark-related will want to sink their teeth into this exciting shark-infested chapter book. Join real-life cave divers, extreme photographers, and researchers as they brave thrilling undersea adventures! Kids who are familiar with the popular National Geographic Kids Chapters line are sure to be on the edge of their seats over these new totally true tales of adventure and survival.


Sharks and other danger of the deep

Take an underwater journey of discovery into the amazing, dangerous world of sharks. With fantastic facts and incredible photographs, this book gives you a close-up look at the biggest, the fastest and the deadliest creatures in the sea.


Sharks! Sticker Activity Book

Rule the ocean in this shark-tastic sticker and activity book from National Geographic Kids! This super engaging activity book is packed with mazes, spelling and pattern games, drawing activities, shark facts, and more. Shark-crazy kids are sure to love these pages loaded with fun, learning as they go!


Everything Sharks

Eeeek! This picture! Check out Everything Sharks for more shark pictures and a ton of info!


Who Would Win? Killer Whale VS Great White Shark

If you child loves Great Whites like I did growing up, it doesn’t get much better than this! Learn about Killer Whales and Great White Sharks side by side to see who you think would win if they got into a fight! So. Much. Fun.


Who Would Win? Hammerhead VS Bull Shark

Learn about these two specific sharks and then watch them battle it out!


Super Sharks

Explore everything awesome about sharks in a fun, accessible, and laugh-out-loud format! Find out which shark has the biggest teeth, and which shark is the biggest of them all! Learn about sharks’ super-sharp senses, and how their bodies make them the perfect hunters. Can you see as well as a shark can? Probably not–the blue shark has a special layer in its eye for seeing in the dark ocean!


Shark Bites

Sharks, Sharks, and more Sharks! Learn all about sharks – where they live, what they eat, and how they swim. Prepare to meet the biggest, smallest, scariest and weirdest sharks in the world! Includes Realistic Shark Tooth Necklace!


My Little Golden Book About Sharks

This simple yet informative book brings to life the fascinating world of sharks. Little ones will enjoy bright, bold artwork and lively descriptions of all kinds of sharks, from the fierce great white to the rare goblin. They’ll learn that sharks have teeth but no bones, as well as interesting facts about diet, camouflage, and habitat that teach why we must care about sharks


Hungry, Hungry Sharks!

Did you know that there were sharks on earth even before dinosaurs? For more than twenty years, Hungry, Hungry Sharks! has been a staple nonfiction title in the Step into Reading line. Nothing is more exciting than sharks, and this title is packed with amazing facts about these fearsome underseas predators. And now it’s even more exciting, with dynamic new cover art to attract a whole new generation of early readers.

Sharks and Other Deadly Ocean Creatures

Dive into Sharks and Other Deadly Ocean Creatures Visual Encyclopedia to discover everything there is to know about the ocean’s biggest predators.

Brought to life with cutting-edge CGI technology, more than 200 sharks and fierce fish are featured in highly visual profiles. From great white sharks to barracudas, children can explore dangerous waters with age-appropriate texts and photographs. Compare different ocean habitats, body sizes, tails, and more in the eight chapters that cover the different classifications of sharks, including bullhead sharks, ground sharks, and carpet sharks.


Hark! A Shark!

The Cat in The Hat introduces beginning readers to all kinds of sharks!

The Great Shark Escape

Such a fun book to read to your little one while they are laying in bed or getting ready for a nap.


I hope you enjoyed our favorite 15+ Children’s Books To Teach Your Child About Sharks!

Happy Reading! 

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