Weird Races

Weird Sports
  • Interest Level: Grade 2 - Grade 5
  • Reading Level: Grade 3

People have been racing anything and everything for thousands of years. This fun, informative book focuses on some of the most interesting, from lawnmower racing to frozen marathons.

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Interest Level Grade 2 - Grade 5
Reading Level Grade 3
Genre Nonfiction
Category High Interest
Copyright 2011
Publisher The Child's World, Inc.
Language English
Number of Pages 24
Publication Date 2011-01-01
Dewey 796
Graphics Full-color photographs
Dimensions 8 x 9.5
Guided Reading Level N
ATOS Reading Level 3.5
ATOS Interest Level LG
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 142154
Accelerated Reader® Points 0.5
Features Educational front/back matter, Glossary of key words, Index, Informative sidebars, Reviewed, Sources for further research, Starred, Suggested websites, and Table of contents
Online Resources
GravitySportsInternational: Street Luge
Sled Dog Central: Skijoring information
  • Racing into Weirdness!
  • Where's the Grass?
  • A Barrel of Fun
  • Fast Asleep Really Fast!
  • Running Cold
  • Lying Down on the Job
  • Hold On Tight, Honey!
  • Cheesy Does it!
  • Giddyup, Fido!
  • Who Needs a Horse?
  • Glossary
  • Web Sites
  • Index
Author: K. C. Kelley

K. C. Kelley has written dozens of books for young readers on everything from sports to nature to history. He lives with his family in Santa Barbara, California.


A noteworthy review of Weird Sports from School Library Journal on April 1, 2011

Fascinating sports and challenges are briefly elucidated in this series. Both authors give examples from various countries, describing altogether more than 50 activities ranging from Estonia’s wife-carrying race to a Mexican golf tournament that involves playing only one hole.… View →

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