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Images of America: St. Charles
This Missouri city began humbly when a French Canadian fur trader built a cabin on the Missouri River in 1769. He named the settlement Les Petites Cotes (the little hills). St. Charles has seen much excitement over the years, including a visit by Lewis and Clark and a number of devastating natural disasters.
A World of Butterflies
Vivid color images and short descriptions of some the world's most beautiful butterflies fill this photographic celebration.
Face to Face With Butterflies
The wild and wonderful world of magnificent butterflies by the photographer and biologist author of Face to Face with Caterpillars.
National Geographic Kids Everything Robotics
This heavily illustrated National Geographic book introduces kids to everything robotics, from the tiniest robo-bees to giant factory machines.
Caterpillars, Bugs and Butterflies: Take-Along Guide
For young naturalists, this is the perfect introduction to the world of insects, caterpillars and butterflies. Includes handy identification information and fun facts.
The Lego Mindstorms NXT Zoo!
A companion to the Lego Mindstorms robotics kit, this book teaches young and old inventors alike how to build a variety of animated animals, including a hopping frog, a walking camel and an eight-legged spider that walks forward and backward.
The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book
Using common household items, kids can recreate dozens of fun and educational science experiments, covering fields from biology to chemistry and physics to outer space. Experiments answer questions such as: can you blow up a balloon without blowing into it? What is inside a coin? Can a magnet ever be "turned off"?
St. Charles (Then and Now)
Settled in 1769, St. Charles is an example of historic preservation -- though by the 1960s many of the buildings had deteriorated and would have been demolished if not for the efforts of educated citizens who spurned a period of revitalization and restoration. Through photos, both old and new, readers will see the city of St. Charles as it was and is now.
Smithsonian Handbook: Butterflies and Moths
This photographic field guide to butterflies and moths is illustrated in the attractive Eyewitness style, and includes key identification features for each species.
Part of an award-winning series, Weird Missouri introduces tourists to the off-the-beaten path destinations, including ghostly sites and peculiar roadside attractions, as well as local legends and crazy characters. Heavily illustrated.
National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly
Aimed for young readers, this accessible, illustrated book perfectly introduces the four stages of a caterpillar’s life.