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I write children's nonfiction, travel guidebooks and freelance articles for magazines.

My start in book writing began more than a decade ago when John Muir, now Avalon Travel Publishing, printed my first travel guide, Ohio Travel Smart. Since then I’ve gone on to write several more travel guides and more than 16 children’s books, in the genre of picture books.

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ISBN 1585362573 Plan a booksigning event or school visit now!Print the I is for Idea companion teacher's guide!

I is for Idea inspires creativity and imagination in readers as they learn all about inventions. While not an inventor herself, Schonberg became fascinated with the contributions and dedication of inventors and their work during her many years as a children’s writer. The author weaves interesting facts, history and culture into her captivating poetry and detail-filled expository text as she connects readers of all ages to inventors from all over the world!

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Click here to read "Ray Charles On My Mind," originally published in the News Journal, Mansfield, Ohio.

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Selected Works

Children's Nonfiction
Riddles, rhymes, fun facts and historically based stories in an old-fashioned reader format
Inventions from around the world that make a difference in the way we live today.
An Ohioana Library Association finalist for Juvenile Literature and a must-have for all Ohioans
Learn about Ohio by counting, rhyming and reading! Then you’ll agree: Ohio’s Number One!
Fascinating stories and information along with colorful photographs and maps about the Buckeye state.
The title says Cleveland, but this guide is full of the best places you can reach within a six-hour drive of Cleveland, complete with maps and itineraries; with stops and sites along the way!
A travel classic that takes readers around the Buckeye State to the best places to eat, stay, and sightsee!