These are some good children’s books about sharks. Unfortunately, many children’s books are not scientifically accurate, often unfairly portraying sharks as maniacal killers of humans rather than in the balanced way done in these books.

Albee, S. 2007. Sesame Street: Listen To Your Fish. Dalmatian Publishing Group LLC, Atlanta, 24 p.

Luhman, R.A. and R. Andrick. 2008. The Mermaid Purse. Lifevest Publishing, Colorado, 35 p.

Macquitty, M. 1992. Eyewitness Guides: Shark. Dorling Kindersley, New York, 64 p.

Mason, A. 2005. Finding Nemo: All About Sharks. Scholastic Inc., New York, 38 p.

Maynard, C. 1997. Informania: Sharks. Candlewick Press, Massachusetts 92 p.

Musgrave, R.A. 2011. National Geographic Kids Everything: Sharks. National Geographic Society, Washington DC, 64 p.

Peachin, M.L. 2003. The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Sharks. Pearson Education, Inc., Indianapolis, IN, 334 p.

Peverell, S. 2008. The Adventures of Sonya the Freshwater Sawfish…A glimpse of Northern Australia. Cairns Marine, Queensland, Australia, 24 p.

Reed, D. C. 1986. Sevengill: The Shark and Me. Scholastic Inc., New York, 152 p.

Smith, E. 2007. The Magic School Bus and the Shark Adventure. Scholastic, Inc. New York, 29 p.

Stonehouse, B. 1979. Sharks. Gloucester Press, New York, 32 p.

Stonehouse, B. 1999. A Visual Introduction to Sharks, Skates, and Rays. Checkmark Books, New York, 46 p.

Strong, M. 2003. Shark! The Truth Behind The Terror. Capstone Press, Minnesota, 48 p.

Tate, S. 1998. Great Sharky Shark: A Tale of a Big Hunter. Nags Head Art, Inc. Publishing

Trimble, I. and M. Maydak. 1999. Sharks!, McClanahan Book Company, New York, NY, 23 p.

Troll, R. 2002. Sharkabet: A Sea Of Sharks From A To Z. Westwinds Press, Oregon, 40 p.

Tuchman, G. 2013. Shark Attack! Scholastic Inc., New York, NY, 32 p.

Worth, B. 2013. Hark! A Shark!: All About Sharks (Cat in the Hat Learning Library). Random House Books for Young Readers Publishing


Gibson, A. 2002. Sharks. St. Martin’s Press, New York, 160 p.

Keating, J. 2017. Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean’s Most Fearless Scientist. Sourcebooks Explore publishing


Batten, M. 1997. Shark Attack Almanac. Random House, New York, 64 p.

Burgess, G. 1998. How to Avoid a Shark Attack, pp. 168-170. IN: Suid, Murray (ed.), The Kids’ How To Do (Almost) Everything Guide, Monday Morning Books, California.

Compagno, L. 2005. Sharks of the World (Princeton Field Guides) Princeton University Press

CSULB Shark Lab, Beach safety comic

Cook, L. and J. Simonetti 2003. Why I Care About Sharks. Big Fish Press, Hong Kong, 46 p.

Dalmatian Publishing Group 2007. Incredible Sea Creatures (Nature Series). Dalmatian Publishing Group LLC, Atlanta, 24 p.

Dalmatian Publishing Group 2007. Whales, Dolphins & Sharks (Nature Series). Dalmatian Publishing Group LLC, Atlanta, 24 p.

Discovery Communications, Inc. 2000. Sharks: 3-D Thrillers. Discovery Children’s Books, New York, 15 p.

DK. 2015. Super Shark Encyclopedia: And Other Creatures of the Deep (Super Encyclopedias). DK Children publishing

Field, N. 2003. Discovering Sharks and Rays. Dog-Eared Publications, Wisconsin, 40 p.

Flood, S. 2018. Science Comics: Sharks, Nature’s Perfect Hunter. First Second Publishing


Compiled By: Tyler B. T. Bowling, George H. Burgess, and Cathleen Bester, Florida Program for Shark Research, Florida Museum of Natural History, University of Florida