How Will Harriett Find Her Nest? After crashing into a skyscraper window in downtown Cincinnati, Harriett, a peregrine falcon chick, is rehabilitated and released from the top of the Carew Tower by a wildlife officer. Join Harriett on her adventure as she searches for home and visits many sites in Ohio’s queen city, including the Cincinnati Museum Center, the Krohn Conservatory, and Findlay Market. Harriett knows that her nest is near Fountain Square, but how will she get there? Young readers will enjoy this fun, informative, and beautifully illustrated tour of notable Cincinnati landmarks.
A colorful time in baseball and American history comes alive in this multi-layered biography of an Ohio farm boy who employed a combination of spit and savvy to earn a place in the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame. Author Mike Lackey drops the reader into the early years of the 20th century—the dead ball era, when low-scoring, highly contentious baseball was a potent mixture of fastballs and fisticuffs. Gambling was endemic. Night baseball was a gasp-inducing experiment. Sunday ball was illegal in many places. Black baseball was a separate world. The professional ballplayer was a social outcast described as "a slave held in bondage," and yet hundreds of ambitious young men battled for barely 250 jobs in the major leagues. The spitball was legal and Bob Ewing, the National League's first master of the dampened delivery, used it to contend with the best in the game—and as his ticket to see the rapidly changing country, from the trolley leagues to the White House, and then to a post-baseball stint as a Prohibition-era lawman.
The Forgotten Pumpkin is the story of panicked pumpkin who becomes an emotional wreck when Farmer Pond forgets to pick him for the market. See what happens when some furry friends literally come out of the woodwork to see what the fuss is all about. The Forgotten Pumpkin is a tale of friendship, compassion, and kindness, and how those verbs can dry tears and save the day.
Now is the time to save our natural plant heritage—before it’s too late. In Back to Eden, Frank Porter rediscovers the plants that once covered our landscapes and teaches us the secrets of how to propagate and grow these botanical treasures. This book is for beginners, as well as the experienced. Here you’ll: Learn how to establish a native plant garden. Read about the silent garden invaders. Discover how to make a rain garden. Grow your garden without fertilizer. Understand the importance of using native grasses and plants. The information in this book applies to states extending from Maine to Florida and east of the Mississippi River. Many species are common throughout this vast area. Others are restricted to particular geographic regions. You will discover new plants to incorporate into your garden.
Cheep-Cheep is the touching story of a baby Barn Swallow who, after having fallen from its nest, is hand-raised by a kind naturalist. A heartwarming tale unfolds as Naturalist Ellie and the bird, whom she names Cheep-Cheep, form an unlikely bond that goes beyond nature’s boundaries. Love, compassion, care, and friendship emerge in Cheep-Cheep, illustrated with colors, lively and bright.