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Stilton, Geronimo

Summary: Geronimo is taking his Benjamin on a trip to Rome to learn the city's history (and keep him from failing fifth grade), but when they arrive they are immediately pulled into the investigation of the "ghost" of a gladiator that seems to be haunting the Colosseum and scaring tourists away.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Scholastic Inc. 2018

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Fields, Jan

Summary: The Discover Cryptids film crew travel to South Carolina to investigate reports of a Swamp lizard man, which they are convinced is a hoax, just like all the other monsters--but Gabe is not so sure.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Magic Wagon 2016

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in J Series, Call number: J FIC FIE

Eaton, Gale

Summary: What do the Trojan Horse, Piltdown Man, Keely Motor Company, and Ponzi Scheme have in common? They were all famous hoaxes, carefully designed and bolstered with false evidence.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Tilbury House Publishers 2016

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Donoghue, Emma

Summary: Hired to care for a small Irish village girl said to have miraculously survived on nothing but "manna from heaven" for months, a journalist and nurse veteran of Florence Nightingale's Crimean campaign quickly finds herself fighting to save the child's life.

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: 2016

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC DON

Jarrow, Gail

Summary: On Halloween eve 1938, people across America gathered around the radio to listen to their favorite Sunday evening program. Expecting to hear the latest drama from Orson Welles's Mercury Theatre, many were alarmed when news bulletins interrupted the show. New Jersey had been rocked by mysterious explosions. The announcements continued, each more frantic than the last. An invading army's strange...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Calkins Creek, an imprint of Highlights 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 791.44 JAR

Wood, H. P. (Hilary Poole)

Summary: Offers an overview of some of the funniest, weirdest, and most influential cons, scams, and deceptions in history, looking at how the fakers do it, why people can be so easy to fool, and how readers can avoid becoming a sucker.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Charlesbridge 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 364.16 WOO

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 364.16 Wood 2018

Bell, Larry

Summary: A startling and authoritative look at the special-interest groups that have corrupted the climate change debate.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Greenleaf Book Group Press 2011

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 363.738 BEL

Sedoti, Chelsea

Summary: Gideon and Ishmael Hofstadt, ages sixteen and seventeen, accidentally start a hoax that aliens have landed, turning their town of Lansburg, Pennsylvania, into a circus. Told through narrative, police interviews, text messages, blog posts, and more.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Sourcebooks Fire 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC SED

Summary: "An Honest Liar tells the story of the world-famous magician, escape artist and enemy of deception, James 'The Amazing' Randi. He devised intricate invesigations exposing the 'miracles' of psychics, faith healers and con-artists. A master deceiver who came out of the the closet [at] 81, Randi created fictional characters, fake psychics, and even turned his partner of 25 years, the artist Jose...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2014

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Documentary DVDs, Call number: DVD DOC HON

Gough, Erin

Summary: Harriet Price, a prefect at elite Rosemead Grammar, risks her perfect life by joining forces with bad-girl Will Everhart in a hoax to expose the school's many problems.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Poppy, Little, Brown and Company 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC GOU

Rosow, Christopher

Summary: "On the morning of July 12, 2017, the FBI Boston field office receives what appears to be a hoax call: a man rescued from the waters off Massachusetts has claimed that his sailboat was hijacked and used to smuggle weapons and terrorists into the United States. With local agents tasked to prepare for an evening Presidential visit to downtown Boston, and with procedures requiring a response to...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Quadrant Publishing, LLC 2020

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ROS

Sandford, John

Summary: "Wheatfield, Minnesota, is a metropolis of six hundred souls and change for which the word 'moribund' might have been coined. Nothing ever happened there, and nothing ever would, until the mayor (of sorts-campaign slogan: 'I'll do what I can') and his precocious teenage buddy come up with a scheme to put Wheatfield on the map. Should something dramatic occur-say, an apparition of the Virgin...

Format: sound recording-nonmusical

Publisher / Publication Date: Books on Tape 2018

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CD FIC SAN

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Compact Disc Audio Book, Call number: CDA Fiction San

Summary: When the head of NASA's manned Mars mission discovers that the capsule meant to carry the astronauts will suffer a catastrophic failure, he forces them to participate in a hoax by broadcasting their 'Mission' from a studio built at an abandoned air force base. Over many months, the astronauts are forced to film broadcasts on their progress. They find out that they are to die upon re-entry. An...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Lionsgate 2008

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1 available in Thriller DVDs, Call number: DVD THRILLER CAP

Albom, Mitch

Summary: The story of a small town on Lake Michigan that gets worldwide attention when its citizens start receiving phone calls from the afterlife. Is it the greatest miracle ever or a massive hoax? Sully Harding, a grief-stricken single father, is determined to find out.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2013

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALB

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FIC ALB

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: FIC ALB

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Fiction, Call number: FICTION ALB

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Adult, Call number: Fiction Albom 2013

Jackson, Tiffany D.

Summary: Brooklyn, 1998. When their best friend Steph is killed, Quadir and Jarrell don't want his tracks to lie forgotten. They know his beats could turn any Bed-Stuy corner into a celebration. With the help of Steph's younger sister, Jasmine, they come up with a plan to promote Steph's music under a new rap name: The Architect. When his mixtape catches the attention of a hotheaded music rep and, the...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Katherine Tegen Books 2019

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1 available in JT Fiction, Call number: JT Fiction Jackson 2019

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1 available in Young Adult Fiction, Call number: YA FIC JAC

Krensky, Stephen.

Summary: Two newsboys in 1830s New York sell copies of the New York Sun reporting that a powerful telescope has found exotic animals and structures on the moon. Based on a true story.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Carolrhoda Books 2011

Copies Available at East Bay

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE KRE

Levete, Sarah

Summary: The best fakes and hoaxes have just enough truth to lure people into the deception. This comprehensive book showcases some infamous hoaxes as well as supposed-hoaxes that people won't stop believing—Bigfoot, anyone? There's so much to explore, from ancient lore of fairies and sea monsters to modern-day hoax baseball players and superhumans! Each high-interest subject is paired with imaginative...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gareth Stevens Publishing 2017

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Love, Bobby

Summary: "The inspiring, dramatic, and heartwarming true account of an escaped convict and his wife of thirty-five plus years who never knew his secret, which captured the imaginations of millions on Humans of New York"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: 2021

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Martin, Laura

Summary: Twelve-year-old Grayson McNeil struggles to choose between his dreams and his professional hoaxer family when his father and grandfather go missing in the wake of a job gone wrong.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Fiction, Call number: J FIC MAR

Young, Kevin

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Summary: "Award-winning poet and critic Kevin Young traces the history of the hoax as a peculiarly American phenomenon--the legacy of P.T. Barnum's 'humbug' culminating with the currency of Donald J. Trump's 'fake news'. Disturbingly, Young finds that fakery is woven from stereotype and suspicion, with race being the most insidious American hoax of all. He chronicles how Barnum came to fame by...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Graywolf Press 2017

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 001.9 YOU

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Adult, Call number: 001.9 YOU

Steinkraus, Kyla

Summary: "Readers of this book will investigate the facts and compare the data provided in the fascinating text and compelling infographics, and then decide for themselves what's really going on with crop circles"--Provided by publisher.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: World Book 2018

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 001.94 STE

Masoff, Joy

Summary: A compendium of history's weirdest facts, from diapers through the ages and the history of dentistry to hoaxes and the true Dracula.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Workman 2006

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 902 Mastoff

O'Keefe, Emily.

Summary: Readers will learn about the strange designs found in farm fields with explanations of possible alien connections, hoaxes, and famous crop circle sites.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The Child's World 2016

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J001.9 OKE

Hile, Lori.

Summary: Using the scientific method and available information, this book attempts to find out whether or not mermaids exist.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Capstone Raintree 2013

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 398.21 HIL

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