Readapalooza 5: I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916

I Survived the Shark Attacks of 1916 book coverWelcome back to digital Readapalooza, our storytime for elementary-age kids. For the last few sessions, we have been reading I Survived The Shark Attacks of 1916, a thrilling story based on real life encounters with sharks. After you listen to this latest installment, click the links below to discover ‘somefin’ new about baby sharks, find ideas to build Lego sharks, and learn a new shark joke. So settle in, listen and learn, and remember to log your time for summer reading in Beanstack!



In this great Wild Kratts video, brothers Martin and Chris show us something amazing – the birth of a baby great white shark. In this mix of live action and animation, they use a Remora Rocketsub to “stick with” a female shark and learn the secrets of shark life and birth. Amazing!


The biggest shark ever to prowl the ocean depths, the Megolodon, is now extinct – thank goodness!  But watch this video to see how one man brought it back to life with Legos.  Imagine and create your own Lego shark or click here for easy instructions. Call it a Legolodon!


Question: Why didn’t the shark eat the seal with a broken fin? (see answer below)


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Take a deep breath and dive back in for more shark fun:

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Answer: It was clearly labeled, “Do not consume if seal is broken.”

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Marlana is a youth services specialist who has worked in the Kids Library for the last 11 years. She enjoys creating and learning with kids of all ages. Her favorite books all have strong heroines, dragons, and magic. When not at the library, you can often find her riding her trusty bicycle, hiking with her dog Lily, playing board games with her family, or reading another great book.