Fin-Tastic Reads

If you’re a fan of Shark Week and all things ocean, we’ve got a fin-tastic selection of books here for you!

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Shark Beach by Chris Jameson

The Scully family and their friends find their trip to Florida’s Captiva Island turning into a bloody nightmare when test subjects that are part of a secret military research project escape from a nearby marine institute.

The Shark Chronicles by John A. Musick

A scientific exploration of sharks draws on research from shark feeding stations, top research labs, and other sources to profile the shark’s unique navigation instincts, body chemistry, and behaviors, while considering factors that are compromising their survival.

Shark Arm by Phillip Roope

Truth can be stranger than fiction. In a Coogee aquarium in 1935 a shark coughed up a man’s tattooed arm. The authors of Shark Arm have unravelled an extraordinary tale of high-class smuggling around Sydney Harbour and police collusion that has eluded many investigations into this famous cold case.

Jaws by Peter Benchley

When three people are killed by a great white shark in three different incidents, the police chief of a Long Island resort town is forced to take action.

Meg by Steve Alten

When he is offered the chance to return to the Mariana Trench, Dr. Jonas Taylor, believing there is a remnant population of Megs, is plunged into a desperate fight for survival when the most vicious predator the world has ever known is freed to once again hunt the surface.

Devil Sharks by Chris Jameson

Arriving at Orchid Atoll, the site of a deserted former Coast Guard station, Alex Simmons and his friends encounter two very different types of evil, in a place where there’s law, no mercy and no way out.

Emperors of the Deep by William McKeever

The Safeguard, the Seas NGO founder and director of the Man Bites Shark documentary challenges popular misconceptions to discuss the remarkable evolution of sharks and their essential role in maintaining a balanced ecosystem.

Beach, Breeze, Bloodshed by John Keyse-Walker

A follow-up to the award-winning Sun, Sand, Murder finds Constable Teddy Creque assisting efforts to capture a shark that has been implicated in the death of a young woman, only to discover clues that the victim’s death was not accidental.

Neighborhood Sharks by Katherine Roy

An up close look at the ocean’s most fearsome and famous predator and the scientists who study them–just twenty-six miles from the Golden Gate Bridge.

Everything Awesome About Sharks by Mike Lowery

Discover this definitive, go-to book about everything awesome you ever wanted to know about all things under the sea. Uncover a wealth of weird, wacky, and wild facts about sharks and underwater creatures, told in Mike Lowery’s signature, acclaimed comic style with bright and energetic artwork, fresh framing devices, and hilarious jokes.

Shark Week: Everything You Need to Know by Martha Brockenbrough

An official companion to the popular series shares vividly photographed profiles of popular shark species, from the Whorl to the Great White, and includes additional amazing facts and firsthand accounts of shark attacks.

Smart About Sharks by Owen Davey

Comprehensive facts and fun illustrations introduce young enthusiasts to the world of sharks, introducing gentle and deadly species while clarifying common misperceptions.

Save Your Friends by Hyewon Kyung

A lively tribute to friendship, empathy and courage is told through repetitive text bubbles that prompt readers to protect their marine-animal friends from a playground bully of a shark, who has complaints of his own.

Chomp by Michael-Paul Terranova

Dive in to the depths of the ocean to discover different species of sharks in this nonfiction picture book with simple text and illustrations.

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