In August 1951, 10-year-old Beverly Potts vanished without a trace within blocks of her Cleveland home. Badal examines media accounts of her disappearance as well as police records, public reaction and community efforts to find the missing child.
Wildlife expert and author of more than twenty books about animals for children. Mugambi’s Journey is Becker’s first picture book – a story about a 6-week-old cheetah cub and his sisters stranded and facing danger in unfamiliar territory on the Serengeti Plains of Africa. Vivid illustrations depict the animals in their natural habitat.
Other Books: Endangered Wildlife series and Seedlings series
A discussion of ceramics, glassware, enameling, metalwork, furniture and jewelry in this lavish showcase of Ohio’s important contribution to the arts.
Alternating between the past and present, a haunting and poignant story woven around the lives of three people touched by pain, sorrow fate and redemption.
Own your own business or thinking about starting a business? Eiben covers subjects that can help entrepreneurs, executives and management teams recognize and prevent costly business mistakes.
Erlbach has written over thirty-one non-fiction books and nine novels for young people. A sampling of her most recent books include, Valentine’s Day Crafts, Thanksgiving
Crafts, and Mother’s Day Crafts. One of her books, The Middle School Survival Guide sold out in four months.
Stephen G. Esrati
A World War II historical novel that sheds light on the fate of war prisoners in German concentration camps, and the long search by two of the novel’s characters to track down and bring the war criminals to justice.
Full of It: Strong Words and Fresh Thinking for Cleveland
In this collection of his columns, Cleveland Plain Dealer Metro columnist addresses some of the tough issues facing Cleveland today: race, politics and crime; but there is also a lighter side too, as he muses about more mundane subjects such as junk mail and junk food.
Other Book(s): Waking from the Dream: My Life in the Black Middle Class
Kent State University Press, 2005
Cleveland’s contribution to visual art and architecture is explored through a series of
dialogues with a variety of people in the region’s visual arts community.
Jack and Karen Godt, 2005.
A visit to an orphanage in Honduras for neglected and abandoned children, and
a desire to help the children that captured their hearts, is the inspiration for this book
featuring reflections and color photographs of the children the Godts met.
John Wiley & Sons, 2004.
A concise account of the childhood, early careers, and historic arrival of the Beatles in New York in 1964, as well as the lasting impact they made on America.
“This book is a treasure chest of wisdom and insight on how to create a successful and fulfilling life.” – Jack Canfield, co-author, Chicken Soul For The Soul.
Using bright, eye-catching illustrations and repetitive text, Goulis and Ferguson cleverly demonstrate the many wonderful objects a string can be through the power of imagination. A free activity guide is an added bonus.
Bookman Marketing, 2003.
Set on the campus of Northern University in Pine Valley, New York, college
professor, Steven Moore, finds out that Pine Valley is not quite the peaceful college
town that it first appears to be. In fact, it is a “smoldering den of iniquity, full of
suspense and surprises….”
As the prologue opens, it is summer 2003 and a man and a man and woman are going through an inherited ancestral home where they find an old manuscript which begins, Antietam was the bloodiest day of the Civil War. Two lives cross there, then move on to difficult odysseys of hope and striving. They are drawn into the story, rewrite it and send it off to a literary agent. Chapter one begins, and it is September 1862.
Rendered in colored pencils, Hohman’s richly detailed illustrations of twenty-six animals are accompanied by rhyming text that provides information about each animal
and its habitat.
Other Book(s): Alphabetical Birds In Color
A book for children about a magical fan.
Cleveland Landmark Press, 2002.
The Silver Grille is back in this revised edition of The Higbee Company and The Silver Grille.
Words, photographs and recipes showcase Cleveland’s bygone era and the historic and elegant restaurant of the Higbee Company Department Store.
Just Teach Me, Mrs. K.: Talking, Reading and Writing with Resistant Adolescent Learners
Great Inn Getaways From Cleveland: 58 Charming Small Inns Perfect For A Weekend Away From Home
The title of this guidebook aptly describes it!
Journalist Mallet, explores her Jewish heritage through an examination of her family’s attitudes to their heritage, and includes an eight-week visit to Germany, and an inquiry
into German feelings about the Nazi past.
Other Book(s): The Notion of Family
Judson Press, 2003.
Thinking about getting married? It’s easy, but staying married is the real challenge that McMickle addresses in this guidebook. The basic premise: “…a healthy marriage is the result of what happens before a couple says, I do.”
Ballantine Books, 2005.
Philadelphia detectives Kevin Byrne and his new partner, Jessica Balzano, are on the track of a serial murderer in this gritty tale of murder and religion in which the victims
are Catholic schoolgirls.
David Lee Morgan, Jr.
Based on interviews with family members, friends, teammates and coaches, this well-written biography covers the inspiring life of LeBron James, from humble beginnings to rising superstar.
Soho Press, 2005.
Set in Georgia in 1958, this debut novel told through thirteen year old Tangy Mae Quinn, revolves around a dysfunctional African-American woman and her large family, all of whom suffer from her erratic mood swings, cruelty and abuse.
Successful Self-Publishing: From Children’s Author to Independent Publisher, a Simple Guide for New and Not
So New Authors
Forest Hill Publishing, 2005.
With mainstream publishers becoming even more competitive, and manuscript rejection rates sky high, many authors are choosing to publish their own books. This short guide gives information on how to do it yourself, and includes finding a distributor and reviewers after your book is printed.
“In search of love?” Well, here is a book that will tell you “How to get it, if you want it, and how to keep it if you got it.”
James D. Robenalt
An imaginative and engaging biography of Durbin, a premiere magician, but also a businessman and savvy political activist who knew how to work behind the
scenes to influence government, especially in the area of Ohio politics. Includes numerous black and white photos.
Steinberg, an environmental historian, explores the history of natural calamity in America (1866- present) and offers an explanation as to why the ten most costly natural catastrophes in the U.S. have occurred since 1989.
Other Book(s): Down to Earth: Nature’s Role in
Cleveland Landmark Press, 2004.
The story of the Terminal Tower Complex – from planning stages, to construction, to
renovations, to new renovations, is told through text, photographs and drawings.