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Primary

 

 

Eleven-year-old Allen Jay’s bravery is tested when his father asks him to help a runaway slave in this true story written for early readers.

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Aurora Means Dawn, Scott Russell Sanders
Picture book set in the Aurora/Hudson area around 1800.
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Nothing Here But Trees, Jean Van Leeuwen
Early settlers in the Ohio wilderness clear the land and create a home.

 

 

 

One Giant Leap: The Story of Neil Armstrong, Don Brown
A short biography of one of Ohio’s most famous citizens.
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The True Tale of Johnny Appleseed, Margaret Hodges
A picture book biography of Johnny Chapman who crossed Ohio planting apple trees.
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Up the Tracks to Grandma’s, Judith Hendershot
A young girl visits her grandmother in the coal-mining region of Ohio in the 1940s.

 

 

 

Warm As Wool, Scott Russell Sanders
Picture book about a pioneer woman raising sheep in the Ravenna area around 1803.

 

 

 

Wright Brothers, Lisa Wade McCormick
An easy-to-read account of the invention of the airplane.
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Middle Grades

 

 

Danger Along the Ohio, Patricia Willis
A story of adventure and survival about three children traveling the Ohio River in 1793.
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First to Fly, Peter Busby
Beautifully illustrated biography of the famous Wright brothers.
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The Gold Cadillac, Mildred Taylor
Fictional account of a black family’s 1950’s trip from Toledo to the South.
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Ohio, Ann Heinrichs
From the “Welcome to the U.S.A.” series, an entertaining tour of 15 Ohio attractions.
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Thomas Edison for Kids: His Life and Ideas, Laurie Carlson
This engaging biography of another of Ohio’s favorite sons includes twenty-one activities that explore many of Edison’s inventions.
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Uniquely Ohio, Marcia Schonberg
A variety of information about the Buckeye State including state symbols, government, attractions, products, sports, and more. Other titles in the Heinemann State Studies series include Ohio History, Ohio Native Peoples, and Ohio Plants and Animals.
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Audio-Visual Material

 

Ohio & Erie Canal, songs by Foster C. Brown; stories by Estelle Rodis-Brown
This book and compact disc set includes songs about the Erie Canal and the stories that inspired them.

 

The Ohio Buckeye: The Tree, the State, the Story
An educational film featuring the Ohio buckeye tree.

Links to Internet Web Sites

Governor's Homepage

The official site of the Ohio Governor’s office is a good starting point for exploring state government.

 

IPL Kidspace: Stately Knowledge – Ohio

A list of basic factual information about Ohio from the Internet Public Library.

 

Ohio Kids – History for Kids

Information on Ohio’s archaeological, historical, and natural sites, as well as the history of the state and an interesting “Today in History” feature.

 

What Tree Is It? Ohio Tree Identification

Learn how to identify different Ohio trees by leaf, fruit or name.

 

What’s That Snake? Ohio Snake Identification

Identify Ohio snakes by name or appearance.

 

What’s the Point? Identifying Flint Artifacts

Learn about Ohio’s prehistoric people and how to identify arrowheads and other artifacts.

 

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