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Summary: What happens when you burp in space? Can you comb a hairy doughnut? Is the platypus even a real animal? Join us for a mind-boggling look at the record-breaking world around us. From the science of slam dunks and the smelliest substances to over-engineered inventions and the physics of cats, you'll find page after page of amazing--and downright unbelievable--facts. Plus: do try this at home....

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Publisher / Publication Date: Guinness World Records Limited 2018

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J507 GWR

Sunstein, Cass R.

Summary: "In this fun, erudite, and often moving book, Cass R. Sunstein explores the lessons of Star Wars as they relate to childhood, fathers, the Dark Side, rebellion, and redemption. As it turns out, Star Wars also has a lot to teach us about constitutional law, economics, and political uprisings. Sunstein tells the story of the films wildly unanticipated success and explores why some things succeed...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dey Street Books 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 791.43 SUN

Maclaine, James

Summary: When were the first fireworks made? How many satellites have been sent into space? And what does the word kimono mean? Find out the answers to these questions and more in this stunningly illustrated book, guaranteed to keep fact-loving, question-asking children entertained for hours on end. Includes internet links to websites to find out even more.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Usborne Publishing Ltd. 2017

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 032 MAC

Gates, Henry Louis

Summary: "From one of our premier writers, scholars, and public intellectuals: a surprising, inspiring, often boldly infuriating, highly instructive and entertaining compendium of curiosities regarding African Americans. In 1934, 100 Amazing Facts About the Negro With Complete Proof: A Short Cut to the World History of the Negro was published by Joel A. Rogers, a largely self-educated black journalist...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Pantheon Books 2017

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 973 GAT

Bergstrom, Signe

Summary: "Newt, Tina, Queenie, and Jacob, the beloved heroes of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, are back! In The Archive of Magic, an exciting full-color companion volume to Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, readers are transported behind the scenes of J.K. Rowling's Wizarding World for an enchanting, close-up look at Newt Scamander and his colorful trove of cohorts--beasts and...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers 2018

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Brake, Mark

Summary: Capturing the imagination and hearts of crowds worldwide, "Star Wars" is a fantastic feat of science fiction and fantasy. We marvel at the variety of creatures and technology and the mystery behind the force. But how much of the "Star Wars" world is rooted in reality? Could we see some of the extraordinary inventions materialize in our world? "The Science of Star Wars" addresses fifty topics...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Racehorse Publishing 2016

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1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 500.5 BRA

Gilbert, Matthew J.

Summary: Read notes from the Upside Down and uncover secrets from the Hawkins National Laboratory in Will Byers's personal files. Based on Netflix's Stranger Things, this book is designed to look like a vintage school binder from the '80s. Filled with photos, notes, sketches, and diary entries, this book is sure to amaze and entertain fans of all ages.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Random House 2019

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1 available in New YA Materials, Call number: YA 791.45 GIL

Summary: Asking questions is an integral part of learning and engaging with the world. Complex questions require answers from experts, and this book is packed with fascinating, trusted information about topics ranging from outer space to the human body. Organized by topic in a question-and-answer format, the book is sure to capture readers' imaginations while providing background knowledge about how our...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Cavendish Square 2018

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: Y 031.02 Ans

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 030 ANS

Summary: Presents surprising facts about the world, including the size of the largest giant squid, how far a person walks in a lifetime, and what is the hottest chili pepper.

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Publisher / Publication Date: DK Publishing 2016

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J031.02 IT

Fong-Torres, Ben.

Summary: Grateful Dead fans are legendary for their Dead-ication to the band and its enduring legacy of freewheeling musical exploration. The Grateful Dead Scrapbook collects rare removable memorabilia and evocative images culled from the Grateful Dead Archives at the University of California, Santa Cruz, including never-before-published photos, flyers, fan letters, and other ephemera. To accompany the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Chronicle Books 2009

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1 available in Oversize, Call number: OVS 782.42 FON

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.

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Publisher / Publication Date: Tilbury House Publishers 2016

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1 available in Young Adult Collection, Call number: YA 001.9 EAT

Brennan, Shawn

Summary: "Introduction to inventions people use every day using simple text, illustrations, and photos. Features include puzzles and games, fun facts, a resource list, and an index"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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Swanson, Jennifer

Summary: "QUICK: Name the most powerful and complex supercomputer ever built. Give up? Here's a hint: It's housed in your head and it's the one thing that makes you YOU. Your brain is mission control for the rest of your body and steers you through life. Not bad for something the size of a softball that looks like a wrinkled grey sponge! In this fascinating, interactive book -- a companion to the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: National Geographic Kids 2015

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J 611.81 SWA

Adams, Will

Summary: Did you know that dinosaur bones have been found all over the world? And that some dinosaurs had stripes? Or that people lost the only know fossil of what might have been the biggest dinosaur of all time? The engaging, play-along format makes learning exciting!

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Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 567.9 ADA

Guibert, Grace

Summary: Did you know that kids can be inventors? And that wild animals also invent? Or that lots of inventions were created by accident? The engaging, play-along format makes learning exciting!

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Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 609 GUI

Kaag, John J.

Summary: "John Kaag is a dispirited young philosopher at sea in his marriage and his career when he stumbles upon West Wind, a ruin of an estate in the hinterlands of New Hampshire that belonged to the eminent Harvard philosopher William Ernest Hocking. Hocking was one of the last true giants of American philosophy and a direct intellectual descendent of William James, the father of American philosophy...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2016

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1 available in Consider This, Call number: 190 KAA

Weitzman, Elizabeth

Summary: "Includes surprising, interesting trivia facts about Hollywood stars and movies"--

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Publisher / Publication Date: Edge Books 2019

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 791.43 WEI

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!

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Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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

Guibert, Grace

Summary: Did you know that Earth isn't quite round? And that the most of the water on the planet is undrinkable? Or that there was once just one, huge continent on the planet? The engaging, play-along format makes learning exciting!

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Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 525 GUI

Milton, Giles

Summary: "Obscure and addictive true tales from history told by one of our most entertaining historians, Giles Milton. The first installment in Giles Milton's outrageously entertaining series, History's Unknown Chapters: colorful and accessible, intelligent and illuminating, Milton shows his customary historical flair as he delves into the little-known stories from the past.There's the cook aboard the...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Picador 2016

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1 available in Adult, Call number: 909 MIL

Guibert, Grace

Summary: Did you know that lots of cultures mummified their dead? And that some gladiators were women? Or that the Olympics begans thousands of years ago? The engaging, play-along format makes learning exciting!

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Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 2018

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1 available in Juvenile Nonfiction, Call number: J 930 GUI

Guibert, Grace

Summary: Did you know that the sun is actually white? And that there is gravity in space? Or that shooting stars aren't actually stars at all? The engaging, play-along format makes learning exciting!

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Publisher / Publication Date: World Book, Inc. 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...

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Publisher / Publication Date: Dorling Kindersley Limited 2018

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

Ervin, Phil

Summary: Test your knowledge about the history of the hardcourt, from the days of peach baskets and set shots to the high-flying dunkers of today. The title features informative sidebars, a trivia quiz, a glossary, and further resources.

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Publisher / Publication Date: SportsZone, an imprint of Abdo Publishing 2016

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1 available in J Non Fic Series, Call number: J 796.32 ERV

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1 available in Juvenile, Call number: J796.323 ERV