Shark Week

Happy Monday everyone—and happy Shark Week!


We love Shark Week at blue manatee (even though we realize that manatees and sharks don’t always get along). It’s an opportunity to learn more about these sea creatures, which might seem scary at first—but are actually pretty interesting. Shark Week began Sunday, June 26th and lasts until Saturday, July 2nd, and there are all kinds of fun shark-themed activities you can do with your kids this week to celebrate.

Or, you can do what we’re doing and read about sharks!

There are lots of kids’ books, both fiction and nonfiction, about sharks. Some are funny, some are informative, and some are both. We’ve assembled a few of our favorites into the list below! (Click the cover images for more information.)

Little SharkLittle Shark Finger Puppet Book (from Chronicle Books)
Introduce your toddler to this friendly finger-puppet shark, in a sweet little board book that kids will beg to read again and again!

Six Senses

Sharks Have Six Senses by John F. Waters & Bob Barner
Sharks have the same five senses that humans do… plus one extra. What is this sixth sense, and how does it help them survive?

Clark Shark

Clark the Shark by Bruce Hale & Guy Francis
Clark the shark loves life! But he can sometimes be too rowdy. This is a great book for kids who need a little extra help knowing when it’s okay to be loud and when it’s time to quiet down.

Shark inthe Park

Shark in the Park by Phil Roxbee Cox & Stephen Cartwright
Part of the Usborne Phonics series, Shark in the Park is perfect for beginning readers. Read it aloud or let them tackle the text on their own!

great white shark scientist

The Great White Shark Scientist by Sy Montgomery & Keith Ellenbogen
Want to get up close and personal to a great white shark? Follow biologist Dr. Greg Skomal on a thrilling journey into the world of these predators; the stunning photographs will wow readers young and old!


Shark Girl & Belly Button by Casey Riordan Millard
Shark Girl and Belly Button are best friends, and this book contains five short stories about their experiences together. From writing proper thank-you notes to dealing with not-so-nice girls on the playground, Shark Girl and Belly Button know they can face anything as long as they have each other!

fly guy sharks

Fly Guy Presents: Sharks by Tedd Arnold
Learn about sharks with the help of everyone’s favorite Fly Guy!

I'm A Shark

I’m a Shark by Bob Shea
Shark’s not afraid of anything. The dark? Nah. A big mean bear? Don’t make him laugh! But there is one thing that even Shark fears… Can you guess what it is?

3 little fish

The Three Little Fish and the Big Bad Shark by Ken Geist & Julia Gorton

This retelling of “The Three Little Pigs” features three little fish and, you guessed it: a shark. Mama tells her three little fish it’s time to build their own houses, but can they keep out the big, bad shark?

Pocket Genius

DK Pocket Genius: Sharks (from DK)
Carry your knowledge of sharks with you everywhere with this pocket-sized book. Perfect for when you want to whip out the facts on a shark’s life cycle or hunting habits at a moment’s notice!

What are some of your favorite books about sharks? Tell us in the comments below!

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