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Summary: "Did you know that the first stop signs were black and white? Or that a litter of kittens is called a kindle? There's a lot to know and we bet you'll have fun learning these fun, far-out facts in the next super series from National Geographic Kids! Based on a favorite department in Nat Geo Kids magazine, this book is chock-full of fascinating facts, silly stats, and catchy little knowledge...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2017

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Meister, Cari

Summary: Contains world records about dogs.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, HarperCollins Childrens Books 2016

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Beginning Readers - Rising Reader (Purple), Call number: JBR PURPLE MEI

Summary: 10,000 stunning photographs and illustrations catalog the wonders of history, space, the natural world, and more in Picturepedia. Chapters on science and technology, nature, geography, culture, sports and hobbies, and history cover insects, musical instruments, spacecraft, world maps, famous discoveries, prehistoric life, and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2015

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 031 DK Smithsonian 2015

Borgert-Spaniol, Megan

Summary: "Readers will examine the history of ESP, mind reading, remote viewing, future seers and more before deciding for themselves!" --

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Checkerboard Library, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2019

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 133.8 SPA

Summary: Features bizarre facts, photographs, crazy stories, and amazing records, interviews and fun features that will make readers fascinated by how unbelievable the truth can be about a good idea.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Ripley Publishing [i.e. Mason Crest Publishers] 2009

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 031.02 RIP

Anderson, Kirsten (Kirsten Stephanie)

Summary: "Enter a world of shrunken heads, mystic holy men, shriveled aliens, and bizarre relics in the delightfully odd tale of Robert Ripley. Born in California, Ripley began his career as a sports cartoonist. He went on to chronicle global records and oddities in his weekly column, Believe It Or Not! After publishing mogul William Randolph Hearst took an interest in the column, it became a syndicated...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Grosset & Dunlap 2015

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 921 RIP

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: JB BASKET RIPLEY

Summary: This book is packed with 5000 amazing facts! Varied and exciting design presents information in appealing, bite-sized chunks. Great value format with eye-catching finishes. High quality photography and dynamic graphics on every page.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Parragon 2015

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y 030 Fiv

Martineau, Susan

Summary: Have you ever wondered what exactly does go bump in the night? From mysteries like Shackleton's ghostly companion to the Loch Ness Monster and friends, read the amazing evidence about these mysterious cases and make up your own mind. Things are not always what they seem - until they are, then you might wish you had never asked!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kane Miller, A Division of EDC Publishing 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 133.12 MAR

Summary: " ... Features tons of tidbits on toys and games, mysteries of history, robots and reptiles, sports and spies, wacky words, and so much more!"--Title page verso.

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Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2012

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Loh-Hagan, Virginia

Summary: "Take a look at the world's weirdest nature stories--from fire rainbows to ghost trees. 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'...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 45th Parallel Press an imprint of Cherry Lake Publishing 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 001.94 LOH

Brown, Carron

Summary: Explore natural and man-made wonders from ancient cities to modern volcanoes.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Kane Miller 2018

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Summary: Record Breakers brings you the first, fastest, longest, largest, biggest, and best records in the world. Track the longest shark migration (20,000 km/12,400 miles); visit the coolest place on the planet (Vostok Station, Antarctica: a chilling -89.2ºC/-128.6ºF); see how plane pioneer Chuck Yeager first broke the sound barrier, and much more. The greatest human achievements are...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Dorling Kindersley Limited 2018

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 032.02 REC

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 032.02 REC

Noll, Elizabeth

Summary: "The world is full of mysterious stories of hairy creatures and aliens from outer space. But are those stories true? The answer is up to you"--Back cover.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 001.942 NOL

Bingham, Jane.

Summary: For years, mysterious symbols and patterns have been appearing in many fields. What created them and what could they possibly mean? Are they the work of beings from another world or simply the works of dedicated hoaxers? Using the scientific method and available information, this book attempts to find out!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Raintree 2013

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2 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 001.94 BIN

De la Rosa, Jeff

Summary: Did you know that the hottest chili pepper is 300 times spicier than the jalapeño? And that there's a Chinese snack called stinky tofu? Or that there's a festival in Spain just for throwing tomatoes? The engaging, play-along format makes learning exciting!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 641.3 DE

Hansen, Grace.

Summary: This title shows readers some of the most amazing machines in the world. Vibrant photographs team up with cool and interesting facts to attract those reluctant readers. Complete with a table of contents, glossary, index, and even more facts!

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Abdo Kids 2015

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 629 HAN

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 629 HAN

Higgins, Nadia

Summary: "Engaging images accompany information about UFOs. The combination of high-interest subject matter and light text is intended for students in grades 2 through 7"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Bellwether Media, Inc. 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 001.9 HIG

Shulman, Mark

Summary: Packed with hundreds of new brain busting questions with easy to understand answers that made the first Big Book of Why a best seller. The book is divided by subject area, humans, animals, environment/nature, technology and space, and written in an upbeat manner, each answer is accompanied by either a photo or an illustration to show the reasons why.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 031.02 SHU

Summary: Provides five thousand facts about everything from water parks and hair to manners and fossils.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2014

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 031.02 FIV

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y 030 Fiv

Summary: Presents a collection of mind-boggling facts on topics ranging from animals and the natural world to history and cultural practices.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2019

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 031.02 BET

Boyer, Crispin

Summary: A treasury of facts about strange science, masked history, and amazing phenomena includes entries ranging from hidden treasure stories and dangers in the animal world to the secret work of spies and tips for spotting forgeries.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2014

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y 030 BOY

Summary: Featuring gorgeous photographs that illustrate and educate, this visual encyclopedia is jam-packed with thousands and thousands of images that bring more than one million things to light.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 030 BRY

Gilpin, Daniel.

Summary: Describes some of the world records held by animals, including the largest mammal, the fastest bird, and the deadliest animal.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: PowerKids Press 2012

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 590 GIL

Boyer, Crispin

Summary: Collects facts and tales about a variety of deadly situations, including dangerous animals, occupations, diseases, climates, weather, and sports.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic 2015

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J030 BOY

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