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National Geographic Readers: Caterpillar to Butterfly
by Laura Marsh
Aimed for young readers, this accessible, illustrated book perfectly introduces the four stages of a caterpillar’s life.
St. Charles (Then and Now)
by Jessica Dreyer, Vicki Berger Erwin
Settled in 1769, St. Charles is an example of historic preservation -- though by the 1960s many of the buildings had deteriorated. Prompted by the restorations of the first state capitol property and the efforts of dedicated citizens the area underwent 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. In June of 1970 the Main Street Historic District was placed on the National Register of Historic Places.
The Everything Kids' Science Experiments Book
by Tom Robinson
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"?
Images of America: St. Charles
by Don Graveman, Dianna Graveman
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.
National Geographic Kids Everything Robotics
by Jennifer Swanson
This heavily illustrated National Geographic book introduces kids to everything robotics, from the tiniest robo-bees to giant factory machines.
by James Strait
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.
A World of Butterflies
by Brian Cassie, Robert Michael Pyle (Introduction)
Vivid color images and short descriptions of some the world's most beautiful butterflies fill this photographic celebration.
Caterpillars, Bugs and Butterflies: Take-Along Guide
by Linda Garrow
For young naturalists, this is the perfect introduction to the world of insects, caterpillars and butterflies. Includes handy identification information and fun facts.
Face to Face With Butterflies
by Darlyne Murawski
The wild and wonderful world of magnificent butterflies by the photographer and biologist author of Face to Face with Caterpillars.
Smithsonian Handbook: Butterflies and Moths
by David A. Carter
This photographic field guide to butterflies and moths is illustrated in the attractive Eyewitness style, and includes key identification features for each species.