If you've been following Omni lately, you'll have noticed that each week we feature a kids or teens author for summer reading. I'm finding that besides great books, many of them also share a wonderful sense of humor, including this week's author, M.T. Anderson. Anderson has written numerous books for kids and teens, including the Pals in Peril series and prize winners like The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing, Traitor to the Nation, Volume I: The Pox Party, which won the National Book Award, and Feed, a National Book Award finalist and winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Young Adult Fiction.
In this exclusive--and very funny--summer reading video below, Anderson shows readers how he spent his summers as a young man; swimming, reading, and climbing the fence of the neighboring military installation. He also talks about some of his favorite summer reads--maybe some of these were your favorites too?
- The Hungry City Chronicles by Philip Reeve [recently renamed the Predator Cities series]
- The Martian Chronicles by Ray Bradbury
- The War of the Worlds by H.G. Wells
- The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
- The Arrival by Shaun Tan
- American Born Chinese by Gene Luen Yang
- The Odyssey by Gareth Hinds