Around the Web with OAV Authors: June 2015

Our author members pop up online so often that we decided to start doing regular links roundups so readers of this blog can learn more about us. To that end, each month I’ll do a bit of OAV-specific surfing to pick out a few tidbits to share.

Some gems I found this time:

Clare Hodgson Meeker blogged about a Grade 3 writing workshop she taught as a Seattle Arts & Lectures Writer-in-Residence at Whittier Elementary School.

Clare poses with third-grade students who’ve completed her writing workshop.

Have you seen Trudi Trueit’s super-fun FAQs on her author site? Take a peek!

This month, Janet Lee Carey’s Library Lions Roar blog features a teacher librarian doing fantastic work at Hopewell Elementary School in Bettendorf, Iowa. made a list of the “Best Nonfiction Kids’ Books of 2015 So Far,” and Emmanuel’s Dream by Laurie Ann Thompson is on it!

Did you know that you can print your own stickers to accompany the Goddess Girls series by Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams? Yes, you can!

Check out Dia Calhoun’s recent blog about creating a special place that serves as a personal invitation to mystery.

This Is Teen has put together a handy book club guide for The Game of Love and Death by Martha Brockenbrough.

In case you missed the link on our Facebook page, here you can see details about the Skype visit Patrick Jennings did with a classroom in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Skyping from Washington State, Patrick visits with students in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

Author: Laurie Ann Thompson

I write books for curious young minds and open hearts, no matter what their age. BE A CHANGEMAKER: HOW TO START SOMETHING THAT MATTERS, a teen guide to saving the world, will be published by Beyond Words/Simon Pulse in September of 2014. EMMANUEL'S DREAM: THE TRUE STORY OF EMMANUEL OFOSU YEBOAH, a picture-book biography, will be published by Schwartz & Wade/Penguin Random House in January of 2015. And MY DOG IS THE BEST, a heartwarming fictional picture book, will be published by Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers/Macmillan in May of 2015.

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