Around the Web with OAV Authors: June 2016

This installment of “Around the Web” is brought to you through the soft-focus lens of #TBT: Each item in this quick roundup of random OAVer web sightings features events and information from at least five years ago!

GuineaDogIn 2010, reviewer Elizabeth Bird raved about the super-fun chapter book Guinea Dog by Patrick Jennings.

Deb Lund discussed her writing life and the 2008 picture book Monsters on Machines during an episode of “Book Bites for Kids,” a BlogTalkRadio show.

Trudi Trueit’s funny chapter book No Girls Allowed (Dogs Okay) received high praise in this 2010 video review by a young reader.

Here’s the 2010 trailer for David Patneaude’s YA novel Thin Wood Walls, a story about a Japanese-American boy’s experiences in the aftermath of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.


Enjoy this thought-provoking set of discussion questions for readers of Janet Lee Carey’s 2004 novel The Double Life of Zoe Flynn.

Lisa L. Owens enjoys talking with kids about the biographies she’s written, and about ten years ago ReadWriteThink published her six-session instructional plan for Grades 3–5 on the topic, “Writers’ Workshop: The Biographical Sketch.”

Here’s a great downloadable teacher guide to accompany Do You Know the Monkey Man? — a 2005 mystery by Dori Hillestad Butler.

And, finally, check out Erik Brooks’s 2008 “Something About the Author” bio to see his impressive list of accomplishments from that era; then take a peek at his current website to see just how much work he’s produced in the meantime.



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