MARCIA SCHONBERG

Books

Little Ohio
This board book, introduced in 2011, uses rhymes and riddles to inform toddlers and preschoolers.

The Ohio Reader
Climb the steep steps of Marblehead Lighthouse along with the first female lighthouse keeper on the Great Lakes or read about the Civil War through the eyes of this war's youngest enlistee, Gilbert Van Zandt. Postcards of bygone vacations, poems, riddles, more stories and even a recipe weave their way through the pages of this engaging collection.

I is for Idea: An Inventions Alphabet
Winner of the Oklahoma Book Award

Have you heard the expression “the real McCoy”? Did you know that in the 1800’s folks refused to buy imitations of inventor Elijah McCoy’s lubricating device?

Elijah McCoy, the son of Kentucky slaves who fled to Canada along the Underground Railroad, was an inventive mechanical engineer. His invention, an automated lubricating device, changed locomotive history!

"The real McCoy" is just one of the fascinating inventions stories. Discover more as you read about surprisingly young inventors, the creativity behind everyday items and the process of inventing.

B is for Buckeye: An Ohio Alphabet
Do you know that Ohio’s called "The Mother of Presidents" because eight United States presidents claimed Ohio as their home? Or that 24 astronauts - the most of any state - are from Ohio? These and more amazing facts are revealed in prose and rhyme - perfect for Ohioans of all ages.

Cardinal Numbers: An Ohio Counting Book
Librarians’ Choice Award 2003 · Books for Children - Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County

This colorful and richly informative pictorial teaches children about numbers and math concepts by using people, places, and things specific to Ohio as examples. Cardinal Numbers, along with B is for Buckeye are wonderful tools for educators and have become supplemental reading for elementary school classrooms in Ohio.

Wondering about those buckeyes hidden on nearly every page? Much to the author's surprise, the illustrator left the hidden buckeye OUT on pages 7 and 8. Otherwise, keep looking!

Heinemann State Studies: Uniquely Ohio, Ohio History, People of Ohio, Ohio Native Peoples, Ohio Plants and Animals, All Around Ohio: Regions and Resources
Finally, a series as big as Ohio! Get an in-depth study of Ohio - its industries, climate, history, native peoples, ethnic groups, native and endangered plants and animals, and more - through narrative, charts, graphs, maps, and biographical sketches. Recently updated by Capstone Publishing/Heinemann.


Heinemann State Studies: Michigan History, People of Michigan, Michigan Native Peoples, Michigan Plants and Animals
Which of Michigan's plants and animals are endangered? What kinds of trees are in Michigan's forests? Who is the only U.S.president from Michigan? Who are the Three Fires Tribes? You'll find the answers to these along with many more interesting facts about the Wolverine State in this colorful series.This new series, released in 2004, categorizes Michigan information in easily understood 48-page books, available in hard and soft cover. Like the Ohio titles, these colorfully written and photo-illustrated books remind readers of the beauty and bounty of Michigan.

Quick Escapes Cleveland
You don't have to live in Cleveland to find exciting places to spend the weekend! Detailed travel directions begin in Cleveland for weekend escapes within a six-hour drive or a quick nonstop flight, but readers from all over will find interesting drives reaching into New York, Pennsylvania, West Virginia, Kentucky, Indiana, Michigan and even into Ontario, Canada. Best of all, what to see and do once you arrive is planned for you, too.

Ohio Travel Smart, 2nd Edition
A good armchair read, but indespensable when planning your next day trip, getaway or extended stay in Ohio. Easy-to-read maps, special interest tours and scenic routes make it easy to arrange travel to fit your budget, time and interests.

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.
Travel
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!