MY BOOKSHELF: Sharks Are Scary! And Other Things Children Like to Think About

MY BOOKSHELF: Sharks Are Scary! And Other Things Children Like to Think About December 7, 2013

Y’know what’s REALLY scary?  My “To Read” List is scary, it’s so long!

With so many great books to tell you about, and with the Christmas holidays coming up so soon, I’m planning to do more, much more in the way of book reviews and recommendations over the next two weeks.

For adventurous children, I have on my shelf two books about the strange and wonderful creatures which inhabit the sea.

Sharkopedia: The Complete Guide to Everything Shark was published in the weeks leading up to the Discovery Channel’s Shark Week.  It’s packed full of photographs—more than 400 of them, in fact.  Kids (and adults, too!) can learn about the species of shark that swim in the seas, their size, their habitats, and (yikes!) what they eat.  But the best way to tell you about this colorful and captivating book is to show you a few pages.  (There are 192 pages in all, so you’ll have to buy the book to see the rest of the amazing photos.)




















Shimmer & Splash: The Sparkling World of Sea Life is a hardcover book with only 40 pages; but it still gives you a good overview of the sparkling world of sea life.  Artist and naturalist Jim Arnosky is an award-winning author of nonfiction literature for children; and he’s done a great job with this book!

A special treat:  The book includes four fold-outs which stretch four pages wide.  They would be great posters for a child’s bedroom or a classroom wall!


And remember:  All things great and small, the Lord God made them all.

I’ll have more exciting children’s recommendations next week.


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