Let’s explore a few more of the fantastic STEM-related middle grade books nominated for 2018 Cybils awards with one of the finalists, The Ultimate Book of Sharks: Your Guide to These Fierce and Fantastic Fish (National Geographic Kids) by Brian Skerry.
Starting out with the cover of this large-sized book, you notice the huge shark at the top with gaping jaws that almost jumps out of the page. Whoa! Underneath, the words Ultimate and Sharks in the title are in silver reflective letters that grab your eye.
Inside, chapter one hooks your further with some cool information. Did you know some sharks have organs that glow in the dark? Freaky!
The rest of the chapters mix the amazing photographs we’ve come to expect from National Geographic with sidebars and other bite-sized chunks of stories with facts about sharks from around the world.
The Ultimate Book of Sharks will thrill both young readers and educators alike. It will entice the most reluctant of readers, but it also has the factual underpinnings to serve as a go-to reference book. Capture a copy today!
Age Range: 9 – 12 years
Publisher: National Geographic Children’s Books; edition edition (May 15, 2018)
Check out our recently-updated list of ocean science children’s books at Science Books for Kids.
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