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Reading Resources for Oceans, Sharks, and Marine Life (Read Aloud Wednesdays)

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Last week when we were vacationing, and I posted Five Days of Family Fun at the Beach, I didn't host a Read Aloud Wednesdays post. So I'm back today with resources for reading about sharks, fish, and marine life.

We've had multiple incidents of shark bites and attacks on the coast here in South Carolina and not far above us in North Carolina. As we hear these kinds of things reported and the media makes a really big deal about it, we can begin to get rather afraid. But the truth is that there are always sharks in the ocean. (I know- big shocker.) And reading to learn more about them is a good way to stop the blind panic and be better informed. Today's post has some books you can read with your kids to learn more. And I'm sharing some other shark and marine life themed resources you can use as well.

Books and resources for sharks, fish and other marine life

Picture Books

National Geographic Kids Everything Sharks: All the shark facts, photos, and fun that you can sink your teeth into
Sharks: 15 Weirdest Sharks in The World!
Fascinating Fishy Mammals: Animal Books For Kids (Amazing Animals Series Book 2)
Oceans Of The World In Color: Marine Life and Oceanography for Children
Sea Life Funny & Weird Marine Animals
Fish: A Collection of Colorful Fish Photos! (Adorable Animals)
Little Pirate: Is a Shark a Fish?
Sharks: Amazing Pictures and Facts About Sharks (Let's Learn About)
DK Eyewitness Books: Fish
What's It Like to Be a Fish? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1)
DK Eyewitness Books: Ocean
The Ocean Alphabet Book

 Early Readers

Sharks! Shark Facts, Pictures & Video Links
25 Most Awesome Sharks. Shark Facts, Photos and Video Links. Amazing Shark Books for Kids (25 Amazing Animals Series)
Shark (Shark books for kids - Easy Reader)
Dolphins! Dolphin Facts, Pictures & Video Links. Early Reader Dolphin Book for Kids (Amazing Animals Early Reader Book 5)
How Many Fish? (My First I Can Read Book)
Hungry, Hungry Sharks (Step-Into-Reading, Step 3)
Shark Attack! (Ready, Freddy! #24)

Chapter Books

Shark Books For Kids: Play The Shark Game
Sharks: Fun Facts For Kids
Sharks! - Amazing Facts & Photos of Sharks for Kids with Videos
FISH: Big Fish (Animals For Kids Book 3)
High Tide in Hawaii (Magic Tree House 28)
Stink and the Shark Sleepover
Dolphins at Daybreak (Magic Tree House, No. 9)
Magic Tree House Fact Tracker #9: Dolphins and Sharks: A Nonfiction Companion to Magic Tree House #9: Dolphins at Daybreak (A Stepping Stone Book(TM))

Accompanying Resources

Sharks Workbook
All About Sharks Literacy Activities
Sharks Lapbook from Hands of a Child
Sharks Unit Study
Shark Facts Copywork
Free Fish and Fishing Lapbook from Homeschool Share
Free Shark Unit Study from Living Montessori Now

Now it's your turn. Link up any reading related posts. Share your books lists and read aloud ideas.

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  1. What a great list of reading resources. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Ocean animals are one of our favorite studies!

  3. Thanks! We have an aquarium membership, and I'm planning to do an ocean unit study before our next trip.

    1. I'm glad it works. I love the aquarium!


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