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Celebrate these majestic beasts and their habitat with these “JAW-some” Nat Geo Kids shark books for all ages. Chocked full of vibrant photos, exciting first-hand accounts of shark encounters, and weird, wild and fascinating facts, these books are perfect for SHARK-tastic reading, boredom-busting, and the ideal gift for the shark “FIN”-atic!
Four FIN-tastic Facts:
- Great white sharks are grey with a white underbelly, from where they get their name. They have a streamlined shape and powerful tails that propel them through the water at over 60km per hour!
- Their mouth is equipped with a set of 300 sharp, triangular teeth arranged in up to seven rows.
- Great white sharks have such a strong sense of smell that they can detect a colony of seals two miles away. And if there were only one drop of blood in 100 litres of water, a great white would smell it!
- When a great white gives birth, she usually has two to ten youngsters, called “pups.” But she shows no care for her offspring – in fact, she may even try to eat them! Taking care of themselves, the newborn pups will immediately swim off into the ocean.
The Ultimate Book of Sharks (ages 9-12, hardcover, $19.99) by National Geographic Explorer Brian Skerry.
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 it is like to swim with these amazing fish, how they live, what they eat, and their superhero-like senses. Plus, better understand why these graceful, confident, perfectly sculpted predators are also vulnerable animals that we need to protect.
NG Kids Sharks Sticker Activity Book (ages 4-8, paperback, $6.99)
Rule the ocean in this activity book from National Geographic Kids that features over 1,000 stickers! This boredom-busting activity book is packed with mazes, spelling and pattern games, drawing activities, shark facts, and more. Shark-crazy kids are sure to love these pages loaded with fun, learning as they go.
Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean (ages 4-8, hardcover, $14.95 )
An adorable animal reference 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, or any 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)
Extreme Ocean reveals the mystery, majesty, danger, and — above all –the importance of our ocean. 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. Packed with fascinating tidbits, animal profiles, and up-to-date science, each chapter combines stunning photography with a fun, accessible text. 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. Perfect for curious kids, ocean lovers, young explorers, and the classroom.
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 to 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.
Weird But True!: Ocean (ages 8-12, paperback, $8.99)
Dive into these fishy facts: Did you know that the prehistoric shark, megalodon, had jaws so big that it could swallow a car? Or that goats, pigs, dogs, cats, and even an alpaca have all learned how to surf? And if that’s not weird enough for you, one man even rowed solo across the Pacific Ocean for 312 days! Perfect for ocean enthusiasts and trivia-loving landlubbers alike! In this book filled with 300 facts and pictures, you’ll glimpse the ocean’s weirdest wildlife, uncover shocking shipwrecks, and meet sensational seafarers, from pirates and sailors to ground-breaking marine scientists.
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Nat Geo Kids Shark Giveaway:OVER
One winner will receive a National Geographic Kids Book Gift Pack that includes Weird But True!: Ocean, So Cool! Sharks, Extreme Ocean: Amazing Animals, High-Tech Gear, Record-Breaking Depths and Much More, Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean, NG Kids Sharks Sticker Activity Book, and The Ultimate Book of Sharks (R.V. $71). See below for terms and conditions. Open to U.S. residents of the 48 contiguous United States. You must be 18 years old to enter to win. This giveaway ends at 11:59 PM EST on 1.31.22.
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