Deadly High-Risk Jobs

From the Series ShockZone ™ — Deadly and Dangerous

  • Interest Level: Grade 5 - Grade 8
  • Reading Level: Grade 4

Imagine yourself parachuting from a plane straight into a raging forest fire, or racing against the clock to disarm a ticking bomb while enemy forces lurk around you. For some people, this is just a typical day at work. They have some of the world’s deadliest jobs…and you’re about to join them! Explore these high-risk careers and see if you have the guts to do what they do!

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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand ShockZone ™
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2013-01-01
Reading Counts! Level 4.6
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF011000, JNF052000, JNF024080
Dewey 331.702
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.375 x 9.25
Lexile 750
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 4.8
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 155645
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Awards, Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, Starred Reviews, Teaching Guides, and eSource

Author: Elaine Landau

Award-winning nonfiction children's book author Elaine Landau has written over 300 books for young readers. She worked as a newspaper reporter, a children's book editor, and a youth services librarian before becoming a full time author.

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ShockZone ™ — Deadly and Dangerous

ShockZone™—Deadly and Dangerous features the most lethal jobs, creatures, destinations, and daredevil travels and hobbies known to humankind. With extreme stats and facts, engaging visuals, and fast-paced, accessible text, this series is sure to appeal to kids who want… View available downloads →


  • VOYA's Perfect Tens List, Winner, 2014



“A thrilling, thought-provoking study of dangerous jobs, this work should appeal to a wide array of readers of both genders….This is a captivating addition to the reference shelf.” —starred, VOYA

Library Media Connection

“With an emphasis on the ‘wow’ and the ‘gross,’ these beautifully photographed books will appeal to readers, especially boys. They could also serve as hi-lo books for older, struggling readers.” —Library Media Connection