Shark Books for First-Graders

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Sharks (New & Updated Edition) Cover Image
ISBN: 9780823410682
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Published: Holiday House - January 1st, 1992

Are sharks really dangerous? How many kinds are there? And how do they help the environment?

Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist Cover Image
ISBN: 9781492642046
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Published: Sourcebooks Explore - June 6th, 2017

One of New York Times' Twelve Books for Feminist Boys and Girls

This is the story of a woman who dared to dive, defy, discover, and inspire. This is the story of Shark Lady. One of the best science picture books for children, Shark Lady is a must for both teachers and parents alike

Sharks!: Strange and Wonderful Cover Image
ISBN: 9781590785713
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Published: Astra Young Readers - January 1st, 2008

From the tiny cookiecutter to the great white, the world's oceans are home to hundreds of species of marvelous and mysterious sharks. There's the giant whale shark - longer than two school buses but gentle enough to swim with humans; and the swell shark, which can wedge itself into a hideout and then swell so that it cannot be pulled out.

Discovering Sharks: The Ultimate Guide to the Fiercest Predators in the Ocean Deep Cover Image
ISBN: 9781604336047
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Published: Applesauce Press - May 10th, 2016

With a unique book cover that looks and feels like actual shark skin, DISCOVERING SHARKS is the ultimate guide to the fiercest, most fascinating predators that lurk the ocean deep!

This action-packed, full-color book features dozens of different types of sharks, with captivating photographs and illustrations throughout.

We Both Read-Sharks! (Pb) - Nonfiction (We Both Read - Level 1-2) Cover Image
By Sindy McKay, Judith Hunt (Illustrator), Wendy Smith (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781601152626
Availability: Backordered
Published: Treasure Bay - June 1st, 2012

Students will learn all about these predators that live throughout Earth's oceans. Many different kinds of sharks are covered, along with their amazing abilities in hunting prey. The book helps dispel some common misconceptions about sharks and also helps to explain why sharks are important to the ecology of the oceans.

Smart Kids Sharks: with more than 30 stickers Cover Image
ISBN: 9780312506025
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Published: Priddy Books US - April 3rd, 2018

Dive into Smart Kids Sharks and take an underwater journey of discovery into the amazing world of these fascinating creatures of the deep.

Shark-tastic! (Science with Stuff #1) Cover Image
ISBN: 9781935703297
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Published: Downtown Bookworks - August 30th, 2011

There may be a million shark books. But only one of them comes with real shark teeth!

This visually stunning celebration of kids’ favorite sea creature focuses on amazing facts and incredible pictures.

Eye Wonder: Sharks: Open Your Eyes to a World of Discovery Cover Image
ISBN: 9781465418319
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Published: DK Children - January 6th, 2014

Meet some of the scariest and deadliest sharks beneath the waves in Eye Wonder: Sharks. From giant basking sharks to fearsome great whites, and dwarf lantern sharks to hammerheads, come face-to-fin with the world's biggest fish and inspire a love of learning and discovery.

Who Would Win?: Ultimate Showdown Cover Image
By Jerry Pallotta, Rob Bolster (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781338535563
Availability: Backordered
Published: Scholastic Inc. - October 15th, 2019

Who Would Win? is back with another exciting bind-up featuring five more books in this action-packed animal series!

What if one dangerous animal had a fight with another? Who do you think would win? In this five-book bind-up of the popular Who Would Win? series, kids will learn about each animal's anatomy, behavior, and more.

Shadow of the Shark (Magic Tree House (R) Merlin Mission #25) Cover Image
By Mary Pope Osborne, Sal Murdocca (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780553510843
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Published: Random House Books for Young Readers - May 2nd, 2017

Travel with Jack and Annie to the deep, dark ocean to encounter the stealthiest of underwater predators: the shark!

I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 (I Survived #2) Cover Image
By Lauren Tarshis, Scott Dawson (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780545206952
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Published: Scholastic Paperbacks - September 1st, 2010

Based on true events! It's the summer of 1916 and the Jersey shore is being terrorized by a Great White shark. Can 10-year-old Chet and his friends survive a swim in the local creek?

Chet Roscow is finally feeling at home in Elm Hills, New Jersey.

Science Comics: Sharks: Nature's Perfect Hunter Cover Image
By Joe Flood, Joe Flood (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781626727885
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Published: First Second - April 17th, 2018

For over 400 million years, sharks have been the ocean's top predator! They're vital to our ecosystem, but their importance is often overshadowed by our own fear—even though they hardly ever threaten humans.