11 Great Kids’ Books about Sharks

kids' books about sharks

It’s finally time for the best summer holiday of all — SHARK WEEK! It’s here! And if you have shark-obsessed kiddos, it’s all they will be watching for the next week. But what will happen when shark week is over? We say let the shark frenzy continue with these adorable kids’ books about sharks.

From the silly to the educational, these are sure to delight. Be sure to check out this list of Octopus and Narwhal books too. Or this list of fish picture books.

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Shark Books for Toddlers

pout pout fish and the bully shark

The Pout-Pout Fish and the Bully-Bully Shark by Deborah Diesen

In this pick from shark books for toddlers, Pout-Pout Fish teaches a bully shark about kindness and friendship.

This board book is a perfect way to teach your littlest reader about the power of communication.

Im a shark

I’m a Shark by Bob Shea

If you are looking for share books for preschoolers, this is an adorable pick. Shark is not afraid of anything. He is not afraid of bears or the dark. There is one thing he is afraid of.

This is a fun and humorous book about sharks.

Shark Books for Preschoolers


Dude! by Aaron Reynolds

This pick from kid’s books about sharks has been named Best Picture Books of 2018 by Kirkus Reviews. Beaver and Platypus are best friends who want to surf. But they cannot because there is a shark in the ocean!

You will not believe what happens when the shark approaches.


Hark, A Shark: All About Sharks by Bonnie Worth

This pick from kid’s books about sharks is a non-fiction pick where your reader can learn all about the different types of sharks and why they are not so scary.

This is the perfect pick for curious readers who love the ocean and all its creatures.

Land Shark

Land Shark by Beth Ferry

Bobby loves sharks so much that he wants a pet shark for his birthday. What he gets instead is a puppy, and he is very disappointed. Filled with heart and humor, this adorable book about sharks explores the idea that what you want is not always what you need.

Picture Books about Sharks

Shark Lady

Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist by Jess Keating

This children’s book about the ocean is a remarkable and true story that was named Best Children’s Book for 2017 by Parents Magazine.

Eugenie Clark fell in love with sharks the first time she saw them in an aquarium and made it her life’s work to show the world what beautiful animals they are. This is a perfect book about sharks and the power of truth.

IF sharks disappeared

If Sharks Disappeared by Lily Williams

If you are looking for wonderful picture books about sharks, this fiction pick will not disappoint. This book discusses what a healthy ocean looks like, including the many species of sharks that are in danger of extinction.

This book acknowledges, that while sharks look scary, they have a very important role in managing our ecosystem.

smart about sharks

Smart About Sharks by Owen Davey

This is a fantastic non-fiction choice in kid’s books about sharks. Filled with illustrations and information, this is a perfect pick for your little shark over to devour.

Children’s Books About Sharks

Stink and the shark sleepover

Stink and the Shark Sleepover by Megan McDonald

This is a great early reader that is perfect for your 7-9-year-old. When Stink gets to have a sleepover at the aquarium with his family and friends, he is so excited, until he starts hearing stories about the animals in the aquarium.

If you have a reader that loves books about sharks and other underwater animals, this is the perfect book for you

Sam Wu

Sam Wu is Not Afraid of Sharks by Kate and Kevin Tsang

On a class trip to the aquarium, Sam Wu meets Crazy Charlie, a giant shark and vows to never be near a shark again until his classmates Regina and Ralph announce they’re having a birthday party at the beach.

Can Sam overcome his fear or will he miss the party? This pick from children’s books about sharks is perfect for your early reader and any child learning to overcome fears.

Best Books for &-Year-Olds

The Best Books for 7-Year-Olds: 40+ Great Stories!

If you love this list of Kids’ Books About Sharks, be sure to check out our list of best books for a 7-year-old.

Fin-tastic Shark Toys

What is your favorite Children’s book about Sharks?


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