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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.

Published Works Expand for more information

Titles At Your Library

More than Petticoats: Remarkable North Carolina Women (More than Petticoats Series)
ISBN: 1560449004

TwoDot. 2000

With in-depth and accurate coverage, this book pays tribute to the often unheralded efforts and acheivements of the historical women of North Carolina.

It Happened in North Carolina
ISBN: 1560449667

Falcon Pr Pub Co. 2000

From the search for a lost colony to the filming of a television drama in Wilmington, the twenty-seven episodes presented in It Happened in North Carolina will take readers of all ages on a lively tour through the history of the Old North State. Get the inside story on such events as the North Carolina gold rush, the Wright brothers' first real flight, a misplaced Rose Bowl game, and the case of the telltale laundry ticket.Scotti Kent is a freelance writer with more than ten years of professional experience, primarily in health care writing and editing. Her short stories have been published in several magazines. She lived in North Carolina for more than twenty years before returning to Illinois where she was born. Other interests include research, music, astrology, Russia, and animals.

Beyond Their Years: Stories of Sixteen Civil War Children
ISBN: 0762710276

TwoDot. 2002

To examine the Civil War through the eyes of children is to perceive the conflict in a whole new way. To many children, unburdened with the worries of their parents, the war brought only glamorous events and daily excitement. Others less fortunate found themselves suddenly dealing with chronic uncertainty and great loss. Still others found a way to join the ranks as nurses, spies, drummer boys, buglers, or full-fledged soldiers. All experienced a childhood unparalleled in American history.
The 16 children--male and female, white and black, Confederate and Union, and between the ages of three and 17--profiled in this book left written records of their turbulent journeys through four years of fighting. Their remarkable stories evoke courage, horror, tragedy, patriotism, and incredible endurance, and give tribute to the resilient generation that survived the turmoil, reunited, and went forth to rebuild America.

Liberty's Children: Stories Of Eleven Revolutionary War Children
ISBN: 0762727349

Globe Pequot Press. 2004

When Americans think about the American Revolution, certain names come quickly to mind--George Washington, Paul Revere, and Samuel Adams. These men deserve to be remembered, yet their stories do not give us a clear picture of what life was like for the average person during the years before, during, and immediately after the war.

Typical history books do not describe how a nine-year-old Massachusetts boy might have felt when his friend was killed in the Boston Massacre or what went through the mind of a teenage Quaker girl when her family fled Philadelphia. These are the kinds of stories you will find in this book. Many of these children not only survived the war but played an active role in it.

Disasters and Heroic Rescues of North Carolina: True Stories of Tragedy and Survival (Disasters Series)
ISBN: 0762737042

Globe Pequot. 2005

Eighteen dramatic incidents in North Carolina history come to life under the pen of Scotti Cohn. Spanning the early nineteenth century through contemporary times, these incredible stories tell of people facing all kinds of disasters, from hurricanes and fires to train wrecks and airplane crashes.

One Wolf Howls
ISBN: 1607180375

Sylvan Dell Publishing. 2009

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 childrens book uses the months of the year and the numbers 1 through 12 to introduce children to the behavior of wolves in natural settings. The lively, realistic illustrations of Susan Detwiler complement the rhyming text and bring each month to life. From January to December, howl, frolic, and dance, while learning important lessons page-by-page!

It Happened in Chicago (It Happened In Series)
ISBN: 0762750561

Globe Pequot Press. 2009

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.

Chicago Curiosities: Quirky Characters, Roadside Oddities & Other Offbeat Stuff (Curiosities Series)
ISBN: 0762759844

Globe Pequot Press. 2011

The definitive collection of Chicago's odd, wacky, and most offbeat people, places, and things, for Chicago residents and anyone else who enjoys local humor and trivia with a twist.

Illinois: Mapping the Prairie State through History: Rare And Unusual Maps From The Library Of Congress (Mapping the States through History)
ISBN: 0762760117

Globe Pequot Press. 2010

These books, produced from the archives of the Library of Congress and edited by Vincent Virga, offer a glimpse into the history of the United States through rare historical full-color maps, narrative captions, and short essays. Combining 50 rare, beautiful, and diverse maps of the Prairie State from the collections of the Library of Congress, a foreword by Vincent Virga about the Library of Congress collection and the Illinois maps, informative captions about the origins and contents of those maps, and essays on state history, this book is a collectible for cartography buffs and a celebration of Illinois for residents, former residents, and visitors.

Big Cat, Little Kitty (Arbordale Collection)
ISBN: 160718124X

Sylvan Dell Publishing. 2011

Big cats are fierce predators that roam the world from the mountains to the deserts. How are these wild cats that hunt for their food the same as pet cats that might chase a mouse or ball of yarn? How are they different? Children learn the days of the week as they travel to seven different world habitats to meet the big cats, and then back home to compare and contrast the domestic cat s behavior to that of its relative. The award-winning prequel to this book, One Wolf Howls, introduces children to counting and the months of the year as they watch the seasons change. 4-6 pg For Creative Minds educational section in the back 40-60 pg cross-curricular Teaching Activities and 3 Interactive Quizzes available free on the book's homepage eBooks with Auto-Flip, Auto-Read and selectable English and Spanish text and audio

On the Move: Mass Migrations (Arbordale Collection)
ISBN: 1607186284

Arbordale Publishing. 2013

Outstanding Science Trade Book
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.

Wordsworth and the Dragon
ISBN: 1492339350

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform. 2013

The Kingdom of Atoz is thrown into a panic when the letter C disappears from the Royal Alphabet. No one can say or write the letter, and it has vanished from all the books in the kingdom. Sir Clooney becomes Sir Looney. A sign in a bakery window offers "akes" and "fresh baked pie rust." The librarian, Lord Reading, tries to recite his favorite poem but the lines come out all wrong. "A terrible rime has been ommitted!" he wails. A young page named Wordsworth believes that the letter C was stolen by a dragon. Seeing a chance to prove himself worthy of knighthood, he heads into the Forest of Spells to fight the dragon and recover the missing letter. Wordsworth isn't acting alone. He has the help of Phrasia, the local witch Klause, a goat-like creature called a cavabok and his friend, Princess Rho, who has a secret power. But will that be enough? What will happen when Wordsworth has to face not only a dragon but a gang of large, mean creatures called muddletonques? Who will protect him?



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