Cincinnati – Our City, Our Story

A guided tour of Greater Cincinnati and its people, places and history, with illustrations by talented children from throughout the region with guest appearances by local artists Loren Long, Will Hillenbrand and C.F. Payne. 

Created, printed, and sold locally, this book’s mission is to inspire civic pride, the joy of reading, and community, while sharing with those in need. Net proceeds benefit Every Child Succeeds.



This amazing children’s book was written by Louise Borden and illustrated by some very talented young artists... Developed by the Cincinnati Storyteller’s Project, a sub-group of the volunteers of C-Change Class 7, the book was created from a desire to evoke civic pride and family activity in the City of Cincinnati while promoting child literacy in the community. What better way to tell Cincinnati’s story than through the eyes of local children, right? The end project was Cincinnati – Our City, Our Story.” - Family Friendly Cincinnati

Publication Information:

List Price: $16.99
ISBN: 978-1-936669-12-7
Publication Date: October 2012
Format: Hardcover
Dimensions: 8" x 9"
Page Count: 40
Ages: 4-8

This book is currently out of print. For ordering information, please contact blue manatee children's bookstore.

About Every Child Succeeds:

The mission of Every Child Succeeds is to offer Greater Cincinnati and its families support to ensure an optimal start for their children. Learn more at

About the Author: 

Cincinnati native Louise Borden is the author of more than twenty books for children, whose awards include the prestigious Christopher Medal. Her work in schools allows her to travel the incredible variety of landscapes in Ohio and meet the heart of its people. Because of this, she now has lifelong friends in communities from mighty Cleveland to small-town Greenville. It is this intimate, personal connection that fueled the creation of Cincinnati - Our City, Our Story. You can learn more about her at