Monday, April 25, 2011

Nonfiction Monday: Everything Sharks

For those who work in libraries it is an unstated fact that shark books are some of the most popular books in the library.  Maybe it's the big teeth, maybe it's the size, maybe it's the power of these animals, however you look at it, there is no such thing as too many shark books.  Today, I'm highlighting a new shark book that kids are bound to love.

National Geographic Kids Everything Sharks: All the shark facts, photos, and fun that you can sink your teeth into
by Ruth A. Musgrave

National Geographic, 2011
Grades 2 and up
Reviewed from personal copy.

Did you know that sharks can here pray 820 feet away (over 2 football fields) away? Or that sharks can smell blood one-half mile away? or that sharks like the color yellow because it is easy to see under water?  These and other fascinating facts about sharks can be found in this book.  Maintaining their high standards, National Geographic has produced another book that begs to be shared.  Whether the reader shares facts like those above or the gorgeous photographs, the book is perfect for all those shark-lovers out there, and even those who don't particularly care for sharks will find the information interesting.  The book would also be very useful in teaching students how to read graphs, diagrams, and maps, as well as the importance of good captions. Highly recommended.

Check out other great nonfiction reads at Nonfiction Monday. Today it is being hosted by Telling Kids the Truth.




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