(Win it!) The Best Children’s Shark Books that our Family Loves -- They are Fintastic !

This has been a unique summer with the quarantine. We have spent more time at home than ever.  One of the perks of spending so much time at home is that our children have had more time to read books for fun. This has helped them to avoid the summer slide.  In today's post, I'll tell you about some of our favorite books that are educational and fun -- a collection of shark themed books from National Geographic Kids Books.

My children are big Baby Shark fans. We've sung and dance to this song many times (do-do-do-do-do-do-do!). They love learning about sharks and you could call them "fin"-atics!  The National Geographics Kids Books below are their dream books because they are filled with bright and vivid photos, stories about shark encounters, and intriguing facts.  Whether you need some engaging books for summer or the new school year, these are ones that we recommend!

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 these amazing fish, how they live, what they eat, their superhero-like senses and better understand why these graceful, confident, perfectly sculpted predators are also vulnerable animals that we need to protect.

National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (ages 5-8, paperback, $4.99) - 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 leveled reader is for kids who are starting to read independenelly, are ready for more complex vocabulary and who love sharks! Like all books in National Geographic Kids reader series, this title was developed in consultation with early education experts and are 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 kids to some of its 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 any other time.

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, famed National Geographic Explorer 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. Perfect for curious kids, ocean lovers, young explorers, and the classroom. Extreme Ocean reveals the mystery, majesty, danger, and — above all --the importance of our ocean.

So Cool! Sharks (ages 3-7, hardcover, $6.99 ) - Sharks are among the world's top predators, but that's just ONE reason why they are SO COOL. So who wouldn't want to hang out with them to learn more! These books blend awesome animal photos with silly quips and info that will delight young readers and animal enthusiasts. For example, kids can catch the hunting habits of a great white shark while learning that its true nature is as chill as a frozen fish stick. This is the perfect little reader to get their brain buzzing and keep them laughing during their downtime.

We hope that you enjoyed this glimpse into one of the ways that we have made reading fun for our children thanks to National Geographic Kids.

Learn More
In additional to the fintastic books above, National Geographic Kids has amazing resources online as well.  For instance, check out this must-watch video featuring National Geographic Explorer Brian Skerry, photographing tiger sharks!

National Geographic Kids also has intriguing content on the web and social media too.  Check out their website and follow them on Twitter and Facebook.

Win it!
Thanks to National Geographic Kids, one lucky winner will receive a copy of each of the books that we featured above which is a $60 retail value! The winner must have a U.S. shipping address. No P.O. boxes. The winner will have 72 hours to reply to our email or else we will select a different winner. Enter using the Rafflecopter below.

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