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Fooled You! - Online Book Club

Welcome to our online book club for grades 5-8! We are excited for you to join us in reading Fooled You! by Elaine Pascoe.

Along with a free copy of the book, you will receive a review page so you can tell us what you thought of the book! You will also receive a questions page to consider, activity pages, and an information page with cool links related to the book!

Kits are ready for pickup today, Friday, September 1! Please remember that we have a limited number of kits available, so it's first come, first served. If you have any special requests or need accommodations, please let Leanna or Michelle know!

All we ask is that you read the book: do as much or as little of the rest of it as you want. No matter how much you do, the book is yours!

"Fooled You! Fakes & Hoaxes Through the Years" by Elaine Pascoe

"Hoaxes are meant to fool the world―and some people fall for them. Would you? Crop circles. Aliens on earth. Fairies caught on film. Giant cats. What do these phenomena have in common? They are all hoaxes. Elaine Pascoe presents well-researched chapters on nearly a dozen infamous hoaxes―from the 1800s to the present―exploring the stories behind them (how they came to be as well as who instigated them) and pondering why people were so easily fooled. These tantalizing accounts hold tremendous appeal for all ages and are as much about the craftiness of perpetrators as about the gullibility of believers. Would you have been fooled? You'll just have to read Fooled You! to find out.

*Here are the following pages that you will receive with your kit!*

More about the author, artist, and hoaxes:

Elaine Pascoe’s LinkedIn:

Illustrator Laurie Keller’s site:, a fact-checking site:’s page on historical hoaxes:

Washington State Attorney General’s page on common email scams:

Included as well: a Bigfoot word search, a crossword puzzle, a crop circle activity, and a fairies coloring page!

We hope you enjoy these activities and would love to hear what you thought of the book! We also hope you enjoyed the extra links. Remember, you can comment here on this website, email us at, or come in and turn in a physical copy!

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