Saturday, July 25, 2020

Calling All Shark Lovers ! A "Fin-Tastic" #Giveaway From NG Kids Books @NGKidsBks

Whether your family is all about sinking their teeth into the amazing, jaw-dropping shows from the summertime pop culture phenomena of Shark Week and SharkFest or Baby Shark is more your speed  (do-do-do-do-do!),  National Geographic Kids Books is celebrating this majestic beast and its habitat with a fantastic shark-themed giveaway for all ages.   Chocked full of brilliant photos, exciting first hand accounts of shark encounters and weird, wild and fascinating facts, these books are perfect for STEM-related learning, fun summer reading, backseat boredom busting and the shark “fin”-atic!  Here is a brief description of each title:

The Ultimate Book of Sharks (ages 9-12, hardcover, $19.99) by internationally acclaimed marine photographer and National Geographic Explorer Brian Skerry is an underwater adventure like no other.  With exclusive photographs and personal insight from Skerry, this book takes the reader below the surface and into the minds of these spectacular predators.  Beyond the feared fins and terrifying teeth, readers will learn what its like to swim with these amazing fish, how they live, what they eat, their superhero-like senses and better understand why these graceful, confident, perfectly sculpted predators are also vulnerable animals that we need to protect.  

National Geographic Readers: Sharks!  (ages 5-8, paperback, $4.99) -  He’s quick. He’s silent. He has five rows of deadly teeth. Chomp! Meet the shark—the fish who ruled the deep before dinosaurs roamed the Earth! This leveled reader is for kids who are starting to read independenelly, are ready for more complex vocabulary and who love sharks!  Like all books in NatIonal Geographic Kids reader series, this title was developed in consultation with early education experts and are written to maximize interest and achieve reading success. 

This full color book has a ton of information on sharks perfect for young readers. My school age and preschool age kids loved reading these books but they really were amazed by this cover. It is honestly quite frightening to me but they thought it was cool. I found this book perfect for some new readers because they can memorize much of the text which gives them a lot of confidence as they were reading. 

Little Kids First Big Book of the Ocean (ages 4-8, hardcover, $14.95 ) - An  adorable animal reference that includes the sea's high-interest animals, such as dolphins, sharks, sea otters, and penguins, and introduces kids to some of its lesser-known creatures. More than 100 charming animal photos illustrate the profiles, with facts about the creatures' sizes, diets, homes, and more. This book will quickly become a favorite at storytime, bedtime, and any other time.

The photos are simply breathtaking. Such amazing color. This was really a favorite of the 2-4 year olds in my preschool school. They loved "NEMO" on the cover. Like all Nat Geo Kids Books you will get cover to cover brilliant photos and fun easy to read text. The layout makes reading fun and the kids enjoyed pouring over the pages and looking at every detail. I believe even the teachers were excited to get new books to read to the kids. 

Extreme Ocean: Amazing Animals, High-Tech Gear, Record-Breaking Depths and Much More   by National Geographic Explorer Sylvia A. Earle (ages 8-12, paperback, $12.99)   An action-packed combination of science and adventure, famed National Geographic Explorer Sylvia Earle leads readers on an in-depth tour of life beneath the waves. Come face-to-face with whales and sharks, learn about the newest and most hi-tech ocean gear and gadgets, experiment with hands-on activities, and join Earle as she recounts her most daring dives. Packed with fascinating tidbits, animal profiles, and up-to-date science, each chapter combines stunning photography with fun, accessible text. Perfect for curious kids, ocean lovers, young explorers, and the classroom.  Extreme Ocean  reveals the mystery, majesty, danger, and — above all --the importance of our ocean.

I saw the older kids 10-12 sitting in cubbies reading this book yesterday. They were most interested in Chapter 4 which talks about the danger the ocean is in with garbage, plastic, oil spills and more. We talk a lot about the environment at school so it was nice to hear them talking about how awful it is that people don't do a better job of cleaning up after themselves and using less plastic.  One boy asked if he could borrow the book until Monday to show his dad which made me very happy.  
So Cool! Sharks (ages 3-7, hardcover, $6.99 ) -  Sharks are among the world's top predators, but that's just ONE reason why they are SO COOL. So who wouldn't want to hang out with them to learn more! These books blend awesome animal photos with silly quips and info that will delight young readers and animal enthusiasts. For example, kids can catch the hunting habits of a great white shark while learning that its true nature is as chill as a frozen fish stick. This is the perfect little reader to get their brain buzzing and keep them laughing during their downtime.  

Such a cute book. Great photos and Fun text. An easy to read and easy to memorize book. 

* A must-watch video featuring National Geographic Explorer Brian Skerry, photographing tiger sharks!:

Check out how awesome these books are here. 

I highly recommend these books as well as other Nat Geo Kids or NG Kids or even National Geographic. I grew up reading National Geographic at my grandparents and I am so happy to receive and share these books with my preschool kids. 

Enter the Giveaway below before my Birthday on Aug 13th!

Disclaimer: I recevied a complimentary product for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered.


  1. My boy is 9 and is definitely fascinated by them@

  2. My son and nephew love sharks. They would love to read this.

  3. My son likes learning about sharks, they are so fascinating!

  4. My little niece loves them very interested

  5. I am totally into sharks, and I hope my granddaughter will learn to love them, too!

  6. Yes, our kids are into sharks and we all enjoy watching Shark Week!

  7. My two boys love them and read everything they can!

  8. Yes...and my husband also loves sharks.

  9. my son is obsessed with sharks..he knows so much facts about them and loves learning more.


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