Just in time for end-of-summer reading, or back-to-school enrichment, National Geographic Kids is celebrating the amazing world of sharks with five new titles! Filled with brilliant photography, exciting encounters and fascinating facts, these books are sure to please shark fans of all ages.
The Ultimate Book of Sharks (ages 9-12, hardcover, $19.99) by internationally acclaimed marine photographer and National Geographic Explorer Brian Skerry is an underwater adventure like no other. With exclusive photographs and personal insight from Skerry, this book takes the reader below the surface and into the minds of these spectacular predators. Beyond the feared fins and terrifying teeth, readers will learn what its like to swim with sharks, how they live, what they eat, their superhero-like senses and better understand why these predators are deserving of respect and conservation.
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (ages 5-8, paperback, $4.99) – Meet the shark—the fish who rules the deep and inspires both awe and terror. This leveled reader is for children who are just starting to read independently. Like all books in the National Geographic Kids series, this title was developed in consultation with early education experts and was written to maximize interest and achieve reading success.
Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean (ages 4-8, hardcover, $14.95 ) – An adorable animal reference that includes the sea’s high-interest animals, such as dolphins, sharks, sea otters, and penguins, and introduces some lesser-known creatures. More than 100 charming animal photos illustrate the profiles, with facts about the creatures’ sizes, diets, homes, and more. This book will quickly become a favorite at storytime, bedtime, and beyond.
Extreme Ocean: Amazing Animals, High-Tech Gear, Record-Breaking Depths and Much More by National Geographic Explorer Sylvia A. Earle (ages 8-12, paperback, $12.99) An action-packed combination of science and adventure, Sylvia Earle leads readers on an in-depth tour of life beneath the waves. Come face-to-face with whales and sharks, learn about the newest and most hi-tech ocean gear and gadgets, experiment with hands-on activities, and join Earle as she recounts her most daring dives. Packed with fascinating tidbits, animal profiles, and up-to-date science, each chapter combines stunning photography with fun, accessible text.
Speaking of shark encounters, make sure that you and your children watch this video of National Geographic explorer Brian Skerry photographing tiger sharks!
So Cool! Sharks (ages 3-7, hardcover, $6.99 ) – These books blend glossy animal photos with silly quips and info to entertain young animal enthusiasts.
My 7th grade, Benjamin, is starting Apologia’s Swimming Creatures of the 5th Day curriculum this fall, so the National Geographic Kids shark books arrived at a perfect time! He told me this week his dream job is to be a marine biologist.
Giveaway: On behalf of National Geographic Kids Books, it is my pleasure to offer this giveaway for the same 5 shark books we received! To enter this “Fintastic Grand Prize Pack Giveaway,” use the easy entry form below. Total retail value is $60. US residents only. Good luck!
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