Without sharks, you take away the apex predator of the ocean, and you destroy the entire food chain.
—Peter Benchley, author of Jaws
Dive in to all things sharks as we celebrate Shark Week's 30th anniversary. It's going to be fin-tastic! Start your week off by reading Jaws, the novel that started it all (or watch the film). Listen to Meg: A Novel of Deep Terror before seeing the film this August.
Why do sharks live in salt water? Because pepper makes them sneeze!
Do your little ones love sharks? Whip your reading time into a frenzy with some shark-themed picture books. Love facts? Bring home a kid-friendly non-fiction book about sharks. Or watch this fun video to learn a song about your favorite underwater predator.
What kind of sharks work at construction sites? Hammerhead sharks!
Hungry for some salty popcorn and a film? Check out a jaw-somely bad shark movie.
What's a shark's favorite hobby? Any-fin it can sink its teeth into!
Ready to sink your teeth into some non-fiction? Try Shark Drunk: The Art of Catching a Large Shark From a Tiny Rubber Dinghy in a Big Ocean; Shark Trouble: True Stories About Sharks and the Sea; Resurrecting the Shark: A Scientific Obsession and the Mavericks Who Solved the Mystery of a 270-Million Year Old Fossil; or No Time for Fear: How a Shark Attack Survivor Beat the Odds. You might also like reading about the sinking of the USS Indianapolis during WWII and the shark attack that followed, which many consider to the be the worst shark attack in history.
How do you make a shark laugh? Tell a whale of a tale!