Chomp-tastic! 14 Superb Shark Books for Hungry Readers

by Tom Burns

Illustration: Chie Ushio

What is it about kids and sharks? We live in a world filled with a mind-boggling assortment of flora and fauna and yet, without question, children consistently regard sharks as the most fascinating creatures on the planet. Don’t believe me? Walk into any elementary school classroom or library and try counting the number of shark books. It will be WAY more than you ever expected.

If your kid is a little shark-crazy, or, if you just want to be prepared for the Discovery Channel’s annual Shark Week, we assembled this list of amazing shark books sure to capture the interest of your future Jaws fan.

Editor’s Note: This article was originally published in 2015 and updated in 2021.