The Missouri members of the American Association of University Women have done their state proud. ''Pause in Missouri'' and ''Show Me the Arts'' tell the story of Missouri and detail its cultural resources in a manner suited particularly for schoolchildren.
''Pause in Missouri'' is also useful for the visiting traveler, but the main attraction is for young people, particularly those living in Missouri who are eager to know local history.
After each section, further readings are suggested, and there are a good number of well-presented maps. For Further information, write AAUW, Box 2144, Stephens College, Columbia, MO 65215.