Dive into the wild world of sharks! Get up close to learn the truth behind these fantastic, ferocious fish with famed National Geographic photographer and explorer Brian Skerry.

Join this amazing underwater adventure to track the sharks of the world, from the teeniest dogfish to the everfeared great white. This ultimate book features every species of shark on the planet, with awesome photos, fascinating facts, the latest science, and firsthand stories of real-life encounters with these incredible creatures. Learn how sharks live, how they eat, the challenges they face, and whether or not you are actually on the menu!
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published on May 15, 2018 by National Geographic Children's Books
ISBN-10: 1426330715
ISBN-13: 9781426330711
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  • bunny_ball
    bunny_ballThursday, July 19, 2018 at 12:01 pm22 stars
    This book is good for people who like sharks. I am not so interested in sharks. The book has lots of facts about sharks and there are many pictures. If you want to learn more about sharks then I recommend this book but I found it kind of boring.
    • spykitten
      spykittenMonday, July 16, 2018 at 4:47 pm33 stars
      This book is about the amazing, you guessed it, SHARKS!!! This book teaches you about the secret life of sharks, facts about sharks, and lots more stuff about sharks! This is a good book to read when you are bored. I would recommend this book.
      • paintlover13
        paintlover13Sunday, July 15, 2018 at 5:21 am55 starsFeatured
        The Ultimate Book of Sharks is another great book from National Geographic. It is filled, from cover to cover, with interesting shark facts and information. I especially enjoyed how the author portrayed sharks as living creatures and not just deadly beasts. There are beautiful pictures of sharks on almost every page. The book is beautiful and detailed, informative and fun. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to learn a lot more about the misunderstood sea creatures.
        • coolgirlintown
          coolgirlintownSaturday, July 14, 2018 at 9:47 am33 stars
          I liked this book because it was really well written. I'm not a big lover of sharks but if you are i would definitely recommend this book to you.
          • hanpink800
            hanpink800Friday, July 13, 2018 at 9:01 pm44 stars
            I spent many awesome day underwater with this book! Its thrilling and exciting and also has many legit facts. My teacher was amazed when it came to learning about the sea and said I was a natural. I loved this book and I think other kids should read it.
            • midnightluna
              midnightlunaWednesday, July 11, 2018 at 4:41 pm44 stars
              This is the ULTIMATE BOOK OF SHARKS! If you love sharks, you will absolutely love this book in very way, share, and form! This is Shark Week in one awesome book!
              • mkid122
                mkid122Monday, July 9, 2018 at 12:58 am55 stars
                The Ultimate Book of Sharks is truly the ULTIMATE book of sharks. Every turn gives you a new interesting and unforgettable fact about sharks. And every turn has an wonderful photograph of this amazing sea creature. This book is the for sure guide to sharks and once you start reading and taking it all in its hard to stop. Once again National geographic does a wonderful job of jam packing a book with a vibrancy of facts and pictures. I recommend this book to any reader especially shark lovers.
                • bobelly
                  bobellyTuesday, June 19, 2018 at 1:41 pm44 stars
                  The book is really good and I like the pictures. But, sharks aren't my favorite topic to read about. I liked all the facts and the segments called "Skerry Encounters" where the author talks about times when he was with sharks. I highly recommend this book to people who like reading about sharks and fish.
                  • applemango
                    applemangoSaturday, June 16, 2018 at 8:13 pm55 stars
                    This was one of my first national geographic books to read at Barns and Noble!! It is a very fun book and this book tells you a lot about deep sea! I discovered a lot of different types of sharks, they were mind blowing!! I was highly intrigued by the amazing facts in this book! This book was why I really started to like national geographic!!
                    • swirlycool
                      swirlycoolFriday, June 15, 2018 at 6:34 pm55 starsFeatured
                      The Ultimate Book of Sharks is filled with amazing facts and pictures! Every page you see in this book is guaranteed with a new fact, a new picture, and color. I was not interested in sharks that much, but when I read this book I was amazed by the pictures of these beautiful sharks. I also was very interested in the facts, and this is actually the first time I've picked up a shark book in 3 years. This National Geographic book is one of the best I've probably read so far. I rate it 5/5 and recommend it to ages 7-16.