I have always been a nature lover, ever since I was a young girl. When I grew up I wanted to be anything from a farmer to a veterinarian, or a zoo keeper to an Oceanographer. I wanted to do every thing and any thing that had to deal with nature.
It’s true that at one time I wanted to become an Oceanographer. I think the ocean is a massive mystery. There are so many areas on this planet that have yet to be discovered, most especially in the ocean. I can’t help but wonder about what species of creatures are lurking under the surface of the ocean that no one has ever laid eyes on.
One of my favorite things I have done in regards to the ocean is go whale watching. We saw a lot of whales up closet that day. It was amazing!
That day we also saw a Basking Shark. WOW! It was HUGE! The Basking Shark is the second largest shark species (the first is a Whale Shark).
Sharks are awesome creatures. I know that they have a bad reputation, but statistically speaking, the likelihood of being attacked by a shark are slim. According to information I found on the internet, there were only 64 shark attacks worldwide last year. Considering the number of people who go into the ocean each year around the world (millions!), that is a very low number of attacks.
I’m not the only one who thinks sharks are amazing creatures. Many people do, that is why they created Shark Week. Shark Week is one of the most popular events to happen on television each year.
Shark Week is an annual, week-long TV programming block created by Tom Golden at the Discovery Channel, which features shark-based programming. Shark Week originally premiered on July 17, 1988. Featured annually, in July or early August, it was originally devoted to conservation efforts and correcting misconceptions about sharks. Over time, it grew in popularity and became a hit on the Discovery Channel. Since 2010, it has been the longest-running cable television programming event in history. Broadcast in over 72 countries, Shark Week is promoted heavily via social networks like Facebook and Twitter. – Wikipedia.
If you and your family enjoy Shark Week (or Sharks in general), you might find these incredible books by Nat Geo Kids that are all about sharks. I was sent these books to review.
The Ultimate Book of Sharks (ages 9-12, hardcover, $19.99)
By internationally acclaimed marine photographer and National Geographic Explorer Brian Skerry is an underwater adventure like no other. With exclusive photographs and personal insight from Skerry, this book takes the reader below the surface and into the minds of these spectacular predators. Beyond the feared fins and terrifying teeth, readers will learn what its like to swim with these amazing fish, how they live, what they eat, their superhero-like senses and better understand why these graceful, confident, perfectly sculpted predators are also vulnerable animals that we need to protect.
National Geographic Readers: Sharks! (ages 5-8, paperback, $4.99)
He’s quick. He’s silent. He has five rows of deadly teeth. Chomp! Meet the shark—the fish who ruled the deep before dinosaurs roamed the Earth! This leveled reader is for kids who are starting to read independenelly, are ready for more complex vocabulary and who love sharks! Like all books in NatIonal Geographic Kids reader series, this title was developed in consultation with early education experts and are written to maximize interest and achieve reading success.
Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean (ages 4-8, hardcover, $14.95 )
An adorable animal reference that includes the sea’s high-interest animals, such as dolphins, sharks, sea otters, and penguins, and introduces kids to some of its lesser-known creatures. More than 100 charming animal photos illustrate the profiles, with facts about the creatures’ sizes, diets, homes, and more. This book will quickly become a favorite at storytime, bedtime, and any other time.
Extreme Ocean: Amazing Animals, High-Tech Gear, Record-Breaking Depths and Much More by National Geographic Explorer Sylvia A. Earle (ages 8-12, paperback, $12.99)
An action-packed combination of science and adventure, famed National Geographic Explorer Sylvia Earle leads readers on an in-depth tour of life beneath the waves. Come face-to-face with whales and sharks, learn about the newest and most hi-tech ocean gear and gadgets, experiment with hands-on activities, and join Earle as she recounts her most daring dives. Packed with fascinating tidbits, animal profiles, and up-to-date science, each chapter combines stunning photography with fun, accessible text. Perfect for curious kids, ocean lovers, young explorers, and the classroom. Extreme Ocean reveals the mystery, majesty, danger, and — above all –the importance of our ocean.
So Cool! Sharks (ages 3-7, hardcover, $6.99 )
Sharks are among the world’s top predators, but that’s just ONE reason why they are SO COOL. So who wouldn’t want to hang out with them to learn more! These books blend awesome animal photos with silly quips and info that will delight young readers and animal enthusiasts. For example, kids can catch the hunting habits of a great white shark while learning that its true nature is as chill as a frozen fish stick. This is the perfect little reader to get their brain buzzing and keep them laughing during their downtime.
These books are overflowing with fascinating information about not only sharks, but also sea dwelling creatures. This information will appeal to young and old alike. I am an adult and I found these books really interesting to read. I learned a lot more about sharks, dolphins, fish and other creatures of the sea.
The photographs in these books are breathtaking! I was in awe of them. Here are just a few examples;
These are wonderful books to add to your family’s library collection. These books would also be great to donate to a teacher’s classroom library.
To learn more about National Geographic Kids books, visit the National Geographic store. These books are also solda at other retail locations such as Amazon and Barnes & Nobles. You can also check out Nat Geo Kids on Facebook and on Twitter.
Nat Geo Kids would love to give a lucky reader a copy of all the books mentioned in this post. Thank you Nat Geo Kids!
This giveaway is open to U.S. readers only and will end on August 20, 2020. The winner will be chosen at random using a random number generator from all eligible entries. The winner will be notified via email and will have three (3) days to reply, or a new winner will be chosen in their place.
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*I received free samples to review. There was no compensation. The opinions expressed are my own and not influenced in any way. Nat Geo Kids will be providing the prize package.