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Curious Kids: Sharks

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Curious Kids Sharks

Did You Know?

When a shark loses a tooth, the tooth behind it moves forward and the missing tooth can be replaced within 24 hours!

Some books below may be eBooks or audiobooks. ask a librarian or parent for help.

Fiction Books

Non-fiction Books

Fun Activities

Shark Word Search
See how many sharks you can find!

Shark School of Art from the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Learn to draw a leopard shark.

Critter Cards and Games from the Monterey Bay Aquarium
Print and color the "Sharks, Skates and Rays Critter Cards," then play one of the fun games!

Sharks Quiz Whiz from National Geographic Kids
First try this quiz to find out what you do and don’t know about sharks! Then, try the Which Shark Are You Quiz? to find out which kind of shark you’d be, if you were a shark!

Shark Fact or Fantasy? from the San Diego Natural History Museum
When you complete the "Shark Fact or Fantasy?" challenge, you can print a certificate to show you did it!


Shark Lady: The True Story of How Eugenie Clark Became the Ocean's Most Fearless Scientist [eVideo]
Despite many obstacles in her path, Eugenie Clark loves sharks- and has made so many discoveries, and proved so many shark-related myths wrong, that she’s become known as Shark Lady. This short movie is based on the book by the same name, about her life. Click on the "instantly available on hoopla" link and be ready to enter your email address and password. After that, you can view it right on your device, without a download! (If you don’t have one, your parents can create a hoopla login for you. It’s easy! Just click on "Sign Up" at the bottom of the login screen.)

Captain Jon’s Shark Safari [DVD]
Come nose to nose with dozens of sharks, discover amazing facts about them, and learn how to avoid sharks when you’re swimming!

Sea of Sharks [DVD]
See sharks close up, in this informational movie from Disney.

Shark [DVD]
This DK Eyewitness movie explores the murky world of sharks to discover what’s true about sharks - and what’s not true.

Sharks: Knights of the Sea [DVD]
Come face to face with sharks, and take a peek inside a real shark cage.


Sharks at Newport Aquarium
Visit the Sharks web page to read about their sharks.

Bonnethead, Epaulette and Zebra Sharks
Scroll down the page to find pages about these sharks living at the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, or use the “Quick Find” menu on the left side of the index page to find them.

Shark Playlist from National Geographic Kids
Shark videos selected by the NatGeoKids crew. It’ll open right in the NatGeoKids page.

Monterey Bay Aquarium
Read about sharks from an aquarium on the Pacific shore!

Shark School FAQs from the San Diego Natural History Museum
Did you know there are over 350 species of sharks? Get your FAQs right here!