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Pablo Picasso by Venezia, Mike, author, illustrator.

Pablo Picasso

Briefly examines the life and work of the renowned twentieth-century artist, describing and giving examples from his various periods or styles.

Apr 23, 2015
Pakistan by Sheehan, Sean, 1951-

Pakistan

Provides comprehensive information on the geography, history, wildlife, governmental structure, economy, cultural diversity, peoples, religion, and culture of Pakistan.

Apr 26, 2015
Pennsylvania - the Keystone State by Hart, Joyce, 1954- author.

Pennsylvania - the Keystone State

Surveys the history, geography, government, economy, and people of Pennsylvania.

Apr 26, 2015
Pirates by Lock, Deborah, author.

Pirates

Presents a history of piracy throughout the world, and discusses characteristics of buccaneers, privateers, and corsairs, including descriptions of weapons and daily life.

Apr 26, 2015
Pluto - god of the underworld by Temple, Teri, author.

Pluto - god of the underworld

Tells the mythological origin of the Roman god Pluto, and discusses his part in the war with the Titans, his rule over the underworld, and some of his other deeds.

Apr 26, 2015
Polar scientist - the coolest jobs on the planet by Shuckburgh, Emily, author.

Polar scientist - the coolest jobs on the planet

"Find out what's involved in becoming a polar scientist from a top researcher in the field. You'll find out about the scientist's heroes, the equipment and skills she uses, and the challenges of conducting research and experiments in sub-zero temperatures!"--

Apr 24, 2015
Prehistoric mammals by Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner, author.

Prehistoric mammals

Introduces some of Earth's prehistoric mammals, including the marsupial lion and woolly mammoth, and describes their unique physical characteristics and hunting skills.

Apr 23, 2015
Prehistoric mammals by Zoehfeld, Kathleen Weidner, author.

Prehistoric mammals

"From woolly mammoths to saber-toothed cats, prehistoric mammals once roamed Earth. With beautiful and engaging illustrations, authentic photos, and accessible text, kids will learn all about these mighty mammals in this Level 2 reader" --

Apr 26, 2015
R.E.A.D. dogs by Goldish, Meish, author.

R.E.A.D. dogs

"In this book, readers will learn about dogs in the R.E.A.D. program."--

Apr 26, 2015
Rad American women A-Z by Schatz, Kate.

Rad American women A-Z

"Profiled are 26 American women from the 18th through 21st centuries, who have made-or are still making--history as artists, writers, teachers, lawyers, or athletes. The women come from a variety of economic and ethnic backgrounds and many had to overcome extreme hardships. One woman represents each alphabetical letter beginning with Angela Davis, an activist, teacher, and writer, and concludes with Zora Neale Hurston, an anthropologist and writer."--Publisher.

Apr 26, 2015
Raspberry Pi for Kids for Dummies by Wentk, Richard/ Cook, Mike

Raspberry Pi for Kids for Dummies

Apr 26, 2015
Rebel Wilson - from stand-up laughs to box-office smash by Schwartz, Heather E.

Rebel Wilson - from stand-up laughs to box-office smash

Chronicles the life and career of the young comedian and actress known for her roles in "Bridesmaids" and "Pitch Perfect."

Apr 26, 2015
Reconstruction - outcomes of the Civil War by Wittman, Susan S.

Reconstruction - outcomes of the Civil War

"Discusses the Reconstruction period (1865-1877) after the American Civil War, including the rebuilding of the South and the establishment of laws protecting the rights of African-Americans"--

Apr 26, 2015
Remarkable feats by

Remarkable feats

"Open up your eyes to these extraordinary exploits. Look out for the surfer who rode a 90-foot wave, the grandmother who is also a bodybuilder, and the incredible Lizardman!"--back cover.

Apr 26, 2015
Rhode Island - the Ocean State by Petreycik, Rick.

Rhode Island - the Ocean State

Apr 26, 2015
Roanoke Island - the town that vanished by Blake, Kevin, 1978-

Roanoke Island - the town that vanished

Apr 26, 2015
Rosa Parks by Taylor-Butler, Christine, author.

Rosa Parks

Introduces Rosa Parks, who made history by refusing to give up her bus seat to a white person in 1950s Montgomery, Alabama.

Apr 24, 2015
Roses by Murray, Peter, 1952 September 29-

Roses

Examines different types of roses and their cultural use as symbols of love.

Apr 26, 2015
Ruff Ruffman's 44 favorite science activities. by

Ruff Ruffman's 44 favorite science activities.

"Launch a marshmallow catapult! Decode invisible ink! Get ready to get your paw dirty tackling feats of chemistry, physics, and engineering with Ruff Ruffman's 44 favorite science activities. Need a project for school? No problem! Check out the science"--Page 4 of cover.

Apr 26, 2015
Ruff Ruffman's 44 favorite science activities. by Candlewick Entertainment (COR)

Ruff Ruffman's 44 favorite science activities.

A treasury of offbeat science projects simplifies the scientific method, provides essential safety information, shares tips for turning activities into science-fair entries, and is complemented by whimsical character commentary.

Apr 23, 2015