Do Sharks Glow in the Dark?

. . . and Other Shark-tastic Questions

By Mary Kay Carson (Author)


Format Hardcover


Do Sharks Glow in the Dark?

. . . and Other Shark-tastic Questions

by Mary Kay Carson



Barnes and Noble Indiebound
What’s the biggest shark? Do they have bones? Do sharks eat people—and do people eat sharks? This engaging entry in the Animal Facts series answers the basic questions about shark life that children like to ask!
What do you want to know about shark life? With a fun Q&A format and eye-catching photographs, Do Sharks Glow in the Dark? tells you everything! Are sharks fish? Are there any that live in lakes? Did dinosaurs ever battle sharks? Do sharks glow in the dark? And do sharks have skin or scales? This is one book kids will return to again and again. 
“This “shark-tastic” entry in the Just Ask! series (2 titles) deploys its facts through an engaging Q&A format and playful tone. A surprising amount of trivia can be gleaned from its watery pages, from sharks’ ability to sense electricity to ancient tangles with dinosaurs to close-up photos of sharks’ denticles and dentition. Typically, a large shark photo occupies a little over half of a page, with a corresponding question printed in large font; the answer follows immediately underneath. For instance, a dramatically lit shark skeleton is paired with the query, ‘Do they have bones?’ After declaring “NOPE,” a swift description of cartilage is provided. The pictures and large-print portions work especially well for beginning readers, while the brief info-packed paragraphs extend the book’s appeal to those in primary grades.” —Booklist

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Mary Kay Carson has written more than 50 nonfiction books for kids, including several titles in Houghton Mifflin Harcourt’s award-winning Scientists in the Field series, such as The Park Scientists and The Bat Scientists, an ALA's 2011 Notable Children's Books for Middle Readers. Her book Exploring the Solar System received the 2009 American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics Children’s Literature Award, and the State Library of Ohio selected Beyond the Solar System as a “Choose to Read Ohio” book for 2015 and 2016. She lives in Cincinnati, OH. Learn more about her at and follow her on Twitter @marykaycarson.

Pub Date: 3/5/2019

ISBN: 9781454929925

Price: $9.95 / $13.50 CAN

Format: Hardcover

Pages: 32 pages, all in color

Trim: 8.5 x 8.5 x 0 Inches

Territories: World


Age Range: 5 to 8

Publisher: Sterling Children's Books

Carton Quantity: 40

Series: Just Ask!