All About Sharks: A Book List for Youth

Updated July 25, 2023
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The line tender
Allen, Kate 1977-
Wherever the sharks led, Lucy Everhart's marine-biologist mother was sure to follow. In fact, she was on a boat far off the coast of Massachusetts, collecting shark data when she died suddenly. Lucy was seven. Since then Lucy and her father have kept their heads above water-thanks in large part to a...
Misunderstood Shark : starring Shark!
Dyckman, Ame
From bestselling author Ame Dyckman and illustrator Scott Magoon comes the laugh-out-loud story about a Misunderstood Shark who just wants to show the world who he really is...Every beachgoer knows that there's nothing more terrifying than a... SHARRRK! But this shark is just...
Shawn loves sharks
Manley, Curtis
Shawn loves sharks. He loves their dark, blank eyes. He loves their big mouths full of sharp teeth. And he loves pretending to be a shark and chasing Stacy around the playground. Shawn loves sharks more than anything else in the world. But Predator Day at...
Oona and the shark
DiPucchio, Kelly
The big sea's littlest mischief-maker, Oona, is back in another delightful tale from New York Times bestselling author Kelly DiPucchio and Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award winner Raissa Figueroa. Oona loves to share her inventions with her friends. They're big and bold and LOUD--just...
I am the shark
Holub, Joan
What makes the great white shark (one of) the greatest fish in the sea? FIN-d out in this hilarious fish-out-of-water story that's perfect for Shark Week and all year-round! "Don't miss this one." -School Library Journal, Starred Review Hi! I am Great...
Chomp : a shark romp
Terranova, Michael-Paul
Dive in to the depths of the ocean to discover different species of sharks in this nonfiction picture book with simple text and illustrations. Many different kinds of sharks are swimming below the ocean's surface. Some sharks are gentle, and some sharks are fierce....
Reynolds, Aaron 1970-
Aaron Reynolds, the author of Nerdy Berdy and Creepy Carrots! teams up with Dan Santat, the Caldecott-winning illustrator behind The Adventures of Beekle: The Unimaginary Friend to create the hilarious, gnarly summer adventure picture book, Dude! ...
If sharks disappeared
Williams, Lily
A healthy ocean is home to many different kinds of animals. They can be big, like a whale, tiny, like a shrimp, and even scary, like a shark. Even though sharks can be scary, we need them to keep the oceans healthy. Unfortunately, due to overfishing, many shark...
Neighborhood sharks : hunting with the great whites of California's Farallon Islands
Roy, Katherine
A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book Winner of the John Burroughs Riverby Award for Young Readers Up close with the ocean's most fearsome and famous predator and the scientists who study them-just twenty-six miles from the Golden Gate Bridge! A few miles from San...
Hammerhead vs. bull shark
Pallotta, Jerry
What would happen if a hammerhead and a bull shark met each other? What if they had a fight? Who do you think would win?This nonfiction Reader compares and contrasts two ferocious shark species. Kids learn about the sharks' anatomies, behaviors, and more. Book is packed with photos, charts,...
Killer whale vs. great white shark
Pallotta, Jerry
What would happen if a great white shark and a killer whale met each other? What if they had a fight? Who do you think would win?This nonfiction reader compares and contrasts two ferocious underwater creatures. Kids learn about the killer whale and the great white shark's anatomies, behaviors,...
Friends forever
Hale, Bruce
"A recommended story that helps young readers learn how to be a good friend." (School Library Journal) Featuring bold illustrations by Guy Francis and lively easy-to-read text by Bruce Hale, this Level Two I Can Read will have beginning readers ready to take a bite out of...
Clark the shark
Hale, Bruce.
Baby shark Happy mommy's day
Roth, Megan
Based on the all-new Nickelodeon series, this Level 1 I Can Read is perfect for sharing with the Baby Shark fan in your life! When Baby Shark gets ready to celebrate Mother's Day, his best friend William starts to worry about why his family looks different than everyfishy else's....
The shark book
Jenkins, Steve 1952-
Caldecott Honor-winning team Steve Jenkins and Robin Page explore the astonishing lives of sharks in this brilliantly illustrated picture book. Perfect for Shark Week and all year round, this ode to the notorious ocean predator with more than four hundred species will blow you out of the...

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