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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Scotti Cohn  

Pen Name: Scotti McAuliff Cohn, Scotti Kent


Audience: Adult; Young Adult; Children;

Born: 1950 in Springfield, Illinois

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Illinois Connection

Cohn was born in Springfield and lived in Bloomington for ten years.

Biographical and Professional Information

Cohn is a freelance writer and editor. She is a member of the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators, and the author of five nonfiction books published by The Globe Pequot Press, with a sixth book scheduled for publication by Globe in 2009. Her short stories have appeared in numerous magazines for young people, and her poems about animals have appeared in ''Highlights for Children'' and ''Zootles'' magazines.

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Selected Titles At Your Library

Beyond their years :
ISBN: 0762710276. OCLC Number: 49902158

TwoDot,. .

The events, struggles, hardships, and conflicts of the Civil War are seen through the eyes of sixteen children--male and female, white and black, Union and Confederate--between the ages of three and seventeen.

Beyond their years :
ISBN: 9781493017577. OCLC Number: 908714263

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Sometimes a war's greatest heroes are its survivors, those who manage to forge new lives despite the tragedy they have experienced. For the sixteen unsung heroes profiled in Beyond Their Years, surviving also meant surrendering their childhood. These children found themselves on the edge of the fray - both in combat and in the throes of daily life - helping, or simply enduring, as best their interrupted youths allowed. Their behind-the-scenes stories illustrate what it was really like for children during the Civil War. Meet Ransom Powell, a thirteen-year-old drummer boy who survived grueling Confederate prison camps; writer and patriot Maggie Campbell, only eight years old when the war ended; Ulysses S. Grant's son Jesse, who rode proudly alongside Abraham Lincoln's son Tad and Ella Sheppard, daughter of a slave mother and a freed father, who lived through the backlash of slave rebellions. Each of these young survivors' lives represent an amazing contribution to the war effort and to postbellum life. Learn the inspiring stories of these American children who displayed courage, devotion, and wisdom beyond their years.

Big cat, little kitty
ISBN: 9781607181446. OCLC Number: 728670353

Sylvan Dell Pub.,. .

Introduces children to the days of the week as they travel to seven different world habitats to meet the big cats, and then back to compare and contrast the domestic cat's behavior to that of its relative--Front flap.

Chicago curiosities :
ISBN: 0762759844. OCLC Number: 841494483

Globe Pequot Press,. .

Your round-trip ticket to the wildest, wackiest, most outrageous people, places, and things the Windy City has to offer! Whether you & rsquo;re a born-and-raised Chicagoan, a recent transplant, or just passing through, Chicago Curiosities will have you laughing out loud as Scotti Cohn takes you on a rollicking tour of the strangest sides of the Windy City. Watch Daedalus and Icarus fly across the fa & ccedil;ade of the Savings of America Building & mdash;and wonder if the mural & rsquo;s location might carry a message for the financial industry. ... A baboon with wings? A predatory grasshopper? Figure out for yourself just what Picasso & rsquo;s & ldquo;gift to Chicago & rdquo; & mdash;a sculpture unveiled in 1967 & mdash;represents. Want to stand out? You can do so at the Ledge at Skydeck Chicago, an all-glass architectural wonder attached to the 103rd floor of the Willis Tower (formerly the Sears Tower). Meet the man who travels the world impersonating President Obama.

Disasters and heroic rescues of North Carolina /
ISBN: 0762737042. OCLC Number: 59147753

Insiders' Guide,. .

North Carolina has had more than its share of disasters during the course of its history. Twenty of these dramatic incidents come to life under the pen of veteran history writer Scotti Cohn. Spanning the early nineteenth century through contemporary times, these incredible stories tell of people facing all kinds of catastrophic events, from hurricanes and fires to train wrecks and airplane crashes, including: The Great Fire of 1831 in Fayetteville, which was the most destructive fire in all of U.S. history, destroying 600 homes, 125 businesses, and the State House. The Great Hurricane of 1899, during which Rasmus Midgett of the Gull Shoal Life-Saving Station single-handedly rescued ten people from a cargo vessel that was driven ashore. A seven-year-old's eyewitness account of the 1925 Coal Glen Mining Disaster in Sanford, in which fifty-three men were killed, leaving forty women without a husband and seventy-five children fatherless.

Illinois, mapping the prairie state through history :
ISBN: 0762760117. OCLC Number: 601045217

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Maps of Illinois throughout history.

It happened in Chicago /
ISBN: 0762750561. OCLC Number: 841504757

Globe Pequot Press,. .

Thirty-six episodes from the Windy City's history, including legendary events such as the great fire and the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, as well as lesser-known tales.

It happened in North Carolina :
ISBN: 9780762761708. OCLC Number: 841504769

Globe Pequot Press,. .

A fascinating collection of thirty compelling stories about events that shaped the Tar Heel State, It Happened in North Carolina describes everything from one of the first incidences of American resistance against British rule to a & nbsp;courageous & nbsp;milestone in the & nbsp;civil rights movement.

Liberty's children :
ISBN: 0762727349. OCLC Number: 55510122

Two Dot,. .

More than petticoats.
ISBN: 9780762764457. OCLC Number: 853622040

Globe Pequot Press,. .

More than Petticoats: Remarkable North Carolina Women, 2nd Edition celebrates the women who shaped the Tar Heel State. Short, illuminating biographies and archival photographs and paintings tell the stories of women from across the state who served as teachers, writers, entrepreneurs, and artists.

On the move :
ISBN: 1607186284. OCLC Number: 815756972

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Learn which animals migrate due to seasonal food changes and which animals migrate according to their life cycles.

On the move :
ISBN: 9781607189787. OCLC Number: 933557064

Arbordale Publishing :. .

Imagine seeing hundreds of the same type of animal gathered at the same place at the same time! Right here in North America, many animals gather in huge numbers at predictable times and locations. Not all migrations are tied to seasonal food changes-some are tied to life cycles. Certain birds, reptiles, mammals, amphibians, fish, and even insects migrate during spring, summer, fall, or winter. Travel along with them as you learn about what puts these animals On the Move.

One wolf howls
ISBN: 9781607186090. OCLC Number: 805047222

Pelican Pub Co Inc,. .

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be a wolf? What would you do in the cold winter months? Where would you sleep? What would you eat? Spend a year in the world of wolves in One Wolf Howls. This adventurous children's book uses the months of the year and the numbers 1 through 12 to introduce children to the behavior of wolves in natural settings.

One wolf howls /
ISBN: 1607180375. OCLC Number: 277205597

Sylvan Dell Pub.,. .

The months of the year and the numbers 1 through 12 are used in rhyming text to introduce children to the behavior of wolves in natural settings. Includes "For Creative Minds" educational section.