Summer is such a fun time to learn about sharks. There are so many great activities to go along with a shark or ocean unit. You know how much I love my read-alouds so today, I’m sharing with you The Best Shark Read-Alouds.
Sharks are always such a fun topic to learn about and explore. There are so many fun activities that can be done alongside all of the books below. They would also be a perfect addition to Shark Week that happens each July.
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The Best Shark Read-Alouds
This is a cute book in which Smiley Shark just wants to make friends but whenever he smiled at anyone they always swim away from him. He ends up saving the day in the end with his big toothy grin.
What If We Had A Pet Shark?
This is a simple and fun rhyming book. The author does a great job of grabbing your attention from the beginning because it is silly and so imaginative. It’s about a girl who ponders an animal, then finds an answer that rhymes with the type of animal.
Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist
In this book, we get a glimpse into the world of a brave woman who defied society’s expectations of what she should be, what she should do, and what she should focus on.
She followed her passion and persevered toward her goals. It is because of her that we have learned more about the world of sharks and other ocean creatures. The illustrations are beautiful & the story is inspiring.
I’m A Shark
This is a silly book about everyone being afraid of the big awesome shark, but you find out that the shark is afraid of spiders. This is a fun and silly read-aloud for the kiddos.
There Was an Old Mermaid Who Swallowed a Shark!
This is another silly adventure of the Old Lady Who Swallowed things. This time she swallowed a shark and other items in the ocean. There are some fun facts spread throughout the books as well.
I Am The Shark
This is a fun book that has a ton of different types of sharks arguing about which shark is the biggest, smallest, smartest, etc It’s a great book that shares a bunch of the different types of sharks and facts about them.
This shark craft with writing prompts would be a fun extension project with many of these shark books! They turn out so cute!
Clark The Shark
This book is filled with fun rhythm and rhyme. Clark the Shark is a bit overwhelming at school with his classmates. It’s a great book to help teach about impulse control
Nugget and Fang: Friends Forever―or Snack Time?
This is a funny story about a shark and a minnow that are best friends. The fish goes to school and learns all about sharks being mean and dangerous. The shark tries to surprise and do nice things for his friend but the fish is scared of him now. In the end, the shark saves the minnow and all of his classmates and they find that he really isn’t so scary.
I’m Getting A Shark!
A girl overhears her mom and dad talking about her getting a shark for her birthday. Throughout the book, she wonders what type of shark it will be. Her pet dog helps gives facts about the different sharks throughout the story. In the end, she ends up getting an adoption certificate to save a shark for her birthday.
Gilbert The Great
Almost every child knows what it’s like to move or to have a friend move away. Ever since Gilbert the Great White Shark was a tiny pup, Raymond the Remora stuck to him like glue. Then, one day, Gilbert wakes to find his friend has left town to live somewhere new. Nothing can console Gilbert. Then he meets disconsolate remora who has lost her shark. “I’d love to stick around with you,” she says. And that is the start of a beautiful new friendship.
Do you have any other fun shark books that you would add? I hope that you’ve found a few new ones to share with your little learners.
See you next time!
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