Discovery Channels Shark Week is scheduled to kick-off Sunday, July 22nd marking the 30th installment of the highly-anticipated TV event. It runs 8 days and is packed full of fun facts and exciting shows. So what better way to get kids excited to read about sharks! This week we've highlighted 8 shark books, fiction and nonfiction, from Penworthy's Shark Week Collection that will appeal to an audience of shark lovers! And stop by Penworthy's Pinterest page, Shark Week in the Library, for fun shark activities and bulletin ideas for the library!
I Survived The Shark Attacks of 1916
From the popular I Survived Series come a frightening tale of a string of shark attacks along the New Jersey shore.
Training Academy: Sharks & Other Sea Life
"There are around 440 different kinds of sharks. The smallest is a dwarf lantern shark, which is smaller than a human hand."
Gilbert in Deep
A fun story about fish friends and a game of hide and seek. Teaching kids about making new friends and learning that it's OK to be scared sometimes, even when you're a great white shark!
Diving with Sharks!
"The largest great white shark ever recorded measured 21 feet (6.4 m) and weighed 7,302 pounds (3,312 kg). That's as heavy as five pianos!"
Shark School: A Fin-tastic Finish
A great transitional chapter book any kid can relate to about trying to fit in. Complete with character bios and fun facts in the back. Did you know, "A bull shark can live in both fresh water and saltwater."
Sharks Predators of the Sea
"The shortfin mako is the fastest shark in the world. It has been recorded swimming 31 miles per hour (50kph) and is thought to be able to go even faster."
The Magic School Bus Rides Again: Sink or Swim
Ms Frizzle leads the class to adventures in Hawaii in this Branches chapter book with a glossary, questions and activities at the end of the book.
Who Would Win? Hammerhead vs. Bull Shark
"The largest hammerheads have a head that is three feet wide eyeball to eyeball."
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