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Planes, trains, and cars by Abbott, Simon, 1967- author.

Planes, trains, and cars

Features facts about transportation, including when roller skates were invented, how fast a horse-drawn carriage moves, and how many people use Tokyo's subway trains.

Jul 30, 2014
Planet Earth by Jackson, Tom, 1972- author.

Planet Earth

Jul 30, 2014
Planets by Tuchman, Gail.


Jul 30, 2014
Plants around the world. by

Plants around the world.

"Introduction to plants using simple text, illustrations, and photos. Features include puzzles and games, fun facts, a resource list, and an index"--Provided by publisher.

Jul 30, 2014
Police officer's tools by Hanson, Anders, 1980-

Police officer's tools

"Understanding each tool is made easy with simple definitions and in-use photos that will show kids how police communicate with a two-way radio, the difference between handcuffs and plasticuffs, different parts of a patrol car, and the special training required of a police dog."--

Jul 30, 2014
Pope Francis - the people's pontiff by Machajewski, Sarah.

Pope Francis - the people's pontiff

Jul 25, 2014
Prairie habitats by Miller, Mirella S., author.

Prairie habitats

Jul 30, 2014
Racing driver - how to drive racing cars step by step by Chapman, Giles, author.

Racing driver - how to drive racing cars step by step

Recreates the immediacy and excitement of being behind the wheel of race cars, describing the basic mechanics and providing driving tips for on-track and off-road racing.

Jul 25, 2014
Rags - hero dog of WWI - a true story by Raven, Margot Theis.

Rags - hero dog of WWI - a true story

"A stray dog named Rags befriends a U.S. soldier in Paris, France, during WWI. Rags traveled with the troops carrying messages from the front line to the back. His loyalty kept him by his owner's side until Sergeant Donovan died at the base hospital in Chicago"--

Jul 26, 2014
Rain forest habitats by Ringstad, Arnold, author.

Rain forest habitats

Jul 30, 2014
Rain forest people by Parker, Edward, 1961-

Rain forest people

Provides information relevant to living in a rain forest such as ways to earn a living, various types of rain forests, diverse peoples and their habitats, and issues related to exploitation and conservation.

Jul 30, 2014
Rainy, sunny, blowy, snowy - what are seasons? by Brocket, Jane.

Rainy, sunny, blowy, snowy - what are seasons?

"Combining simple text with gorgeous photos, the latest addition to the Jane Brocket's Clever Concepts series presents the four seasons"--Provided by publisher.

Jul 30, 2014
Rally car racing - tearing it up by Howell, Brian, 1974-

Rally car racing - tearing it up

"Learn about the history, courses, competition rules, and the celebrity drivers connected to rally car racing."--

Jul 30, 2014
Restaurant owners by Minden, Cecilia, author.

Restaurant owners

Restaurant owners have some big responsibilities--it's hard to keep customers happy and to make sure that each employee is treated fairly. Exciting photographs and informative text take kids behind the scenes of restaurant management and introduce them to the hard work involved in running a business. -- Publisher's description.

Jul 30, 2014
Rivers by Llewellyn, Claire, author.


Discusses the role rivers play in the ecosystem, the plants and animals that live in them, and the different ways in which river water is used.

Jul 30, 2014
Robert Griffin III by Yomtov, Nelson.

Robert Griffin III

A profile of football great Robert Griffin III.

Jul 30, 2014
Robots by Shulman, Mark, 1962- author.


Profiles current robotics technologies while outlining near-future innovations, explaining the components that make up a robot, six primary robot types, and the ways in which robots are helping our world.

Jul 30, 2014
Roman myths - retold from the classic originals by Namm, Diane.

Roman myths - retold from the classic originals

An abridged collection of some of the best-loved Roman myths includes the stories "Romulus and Remus," "Cupid and Psyche," and "Oedipus and the Sphinx" and is complemented by a reference list and family tree of primary gods and goddesses.

Jul 30, 2014
Ronald Reagan by Tucker, Rosalyn.

Ronald Reagan

"Simple text and photographs present a biography of president Ronald Reagan"--

Jul 30, 2014
Run your own babysitting business by Berne, Emma Carlson.

Run your own babysitting business

Jul 30, 2014