Merciless Monarchs and Ruthless Royalty

From the Series ShockZone ™ — Villains

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

Loyal subjects, watch out! Some of history’s royal leaders were just as vicious as they were powerful. These kings and queens stole, tortured, and murdered. Read on to discover the gruesome ways these rulers terrorized their enemies, their own people, and even their own blood.

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Interest Level Grade 5 - Grade 8
Reading Level Grade 4
Genre Social Studies
Copyright 2013
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Brand ShockZone ™
Imprint Lerner Publications ™
Language English
Number of Pages 32
Publication Date 2015-08-01
Reading Counts! Level 3.7
Text Type Informational/Explanatory
BISACS JNF030000, JNF025000, JNF007140
Dewey 321.0092'2
Graphics Full-color illustrations
Dimensions 6.375 x 9.25
Lexile 640
Guided Reading Level S
ATOS Reading Level 4.4
Accelerated Reader® Quiz 156747
Accelerated Reader® Points 1.0
Features Bibliography/further reading, Index, Reviewed, Sidebars, and eSource


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“The articles are colorful and visually interesting. The topic is also sure to be a good fit as a high interest low reading level addition to any school library.” —Library Media Connection


“This series is very visually appealing and fits easily into the preferences of style common to today’s readers by using concise text with easy-to-read language that features interesting voice….This set is a great way to add some fiendish fun to a collection of biographies.” —VOYA

Author: Miriam Aronin

Miriam Aronin is a writer and editor living in Chicago. She also likes to knit, dance, and explore historical sites.

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ShockZone ™ — Villains

ShockZone™―Villains introduces the most vile criminals, killers, and corrupt leaders the world has ever seen. Narratives weave together the freakish facts and antics of these tyrants, exposing the filthy rotten scoundrels that each set of characters truly was. Engaging… View available downloads →