Stupid Criminals

From the Set Stranger Than Fiction

Take a look at the world's stupidest criminals--from the banana gunman to the market bandits. These stories are too strange to be made up! Written with a high interest level to appeal to a more mature audience and a lower level of complexity with clear visuals to help struggling readers along. Considerate text includes tons of fascinating information and wild facts that will hold the readers' interest, allowing for successful mastery and comprehension. A table of contents, glossary with simplified pronunciations, and index all enhance comprehension.

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Interest Level Grade 4 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 2
Dewey 364.1092/2
Lexile 480
ATOS Reading Level 3.0
Guided Reading Level T
Language English
Publisher 45th Parallel Press
Available Formats Reinforced book (9781634728928), Paperback (9781534100701), PDF (9781634729819), ePub (9781534105850), Hosted ebook (9781534101593), Kindle (9781534104358)
Copyright 2018
Number of Pages 32
Dimensions 7.5 x 9.5
Graphics Full-color photographs

School Library Journal - Stranger Than Fiction Series

Gr 4-6–Quirky topics and large color photos add to the appeal of this hi-lo set, which has disclaimers warning readers not to try any of the featured dangerous ideas at home. Throughout the volumes, the content is eclectic, with examples of the weird and strange from around the world, most either contemporary or within the recent past, except for Odd Inventions and Strange Medicine, which include tales from ancient history. There is plenty of gross-out material, including bodily functions and excrement, mutant animals, and foolish stunts. Vocabulary is simple and most new words are defined in the text. VERDICT Food, Sports, Medicine, and Inventions are good ­purchases; the other titles are supplementary.

Author: Virginia Loh-Hagan

Dr. Virginia Loh-Hagan was born in the luckiest of all years, the Year of the Dragon. She’s an author, university professor, curriculum designer, and former elementary school teacher. She was inspired to write this story after doing author visits. Her young audiences wanted to know more about Chinese New Year! She lives in San Diego with one well-trained husband and two very naughty dogs.

  • Introduction
  • Banana Gunman
  • Penny Stealer
  • Animal Smugglers
  • Marker Bandits
  • Air Horn Guy
  • Tiger Mother
  • Bear Suit Dude
  • Cheeseburger Caller
  • Farters
  • Mr. Flusher
  • Consider This!
  • Glossary
  • Index