Around the Web with OAV Authors: February 2016

It’s the fourth Thursday of the month, and that means it’s time for another edition of our blog series highlighting random online sightings of a few of our authors. Let’s go!

You must see this video re-enactment of Joan Holub and Suzanne Williams‘s Zeus and the Thunderbolt of Doom performed by some adorable young fans of the Heroes in Training series.

Speaking of videos, enjoy this trailer for Stealing Popular, one of Trudi Trueit‘s delightful middle grade novels.

Check out Patrick Jennings’s author page at the Scholastic website. You’ll find some interesting biographical information and a handy list of his Scholastic-published titles.

Next, surf to Laurie Ann Thompson’s Simon & Schuster author page, where you can learn a few fun facts (what she thinks about bats, for example) and stay up to date on her future releases with the publisher.

Clare Hodgson Meeker is this month’s featured guest at Janet Lee Carey’s Library Lions Roar blog. Head on over to read about Clare’s childhood library, recent author visits, and more.

On Goodreads, David Patneaude has his own Ask the Author page. Find out how he deals with writer’s block and what he most loves about being a writer. You could even submit your own question — he might just answer it!

Lisa L. Owens occasionally writes supplemental curriculum materials, and here’s “Exploring Friendship with Bridge to Terabithia,” a six-session Grades 4–6 lesson plan she developed for the International Literacy Association’s online database of teacher resources.

And, last but not least, here’s a sampling of Dana Sullivan‘s wonderful illustration work, handpicked by the artist himself!

Illustration of Dana Sullivan, by Dana Sullivan



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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