Epic True Tales And Crazy Stories by Owen Janssen is a very highly recommended entertaining collection of true stories, trivia, and trifles.
This is a good choice for those who love to collect and share
interesting little facts. The short, pithy tales are told in an engaging
manner with humor and details. As I was reading, I kept thinking that
this would be an excellent choice for kids, upper elementary and up. It
would captivate the younger group and could encourage older, struggling
readers with the interesting stories. Each fact/story is presented in a
succinct manner, fast and to the point. For the older crowd, the short
selections make a perfect choice for quick reading while waiting or
Chapters include: Histories Hidden Side; True Crime; The Famous and Their Little Secrets; Inventions; Stretching the Truth: Hoaxes and Scams; Sport and Sports; Science, Nature, and Animals; Pop Culture; and Fabulous Flops. Each chapter is followed by a Bonus Interrogation section (5 questions) and Answers to the questions.