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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Walter Olesky  

Pen Name: None


Born: 1964 in Indiana, Pennsylvania


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Biographical and Professional Information

Walter Olesky is a fulltime freelance writer, author of many magazine articles and more than 30 published books -- fiction and nonfiction for preteens and teenagers, and nonfiction for adults. I am a former Chicago Tribune reporter and editor.

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Titles At Your Library

Web Design (Career Resource Library)
ISBN: 0823931919

Rosen Publishing Group. 2001

Considering that many teens are spending so much of their free time on the Web, careers in fields such as Web design seem like a natural progression for many of them. By creating a relationship between a teen's initial interest in computers and the development of a career, this book shows what teens need to know to create Web pages, a company's Web page, and what education is needed to become a Web designer. The future of technology is also discussed so teens will have the most up-to-date information about this growing field.

Choosing a Career in Agriculture (World of Work)
ISBN: 0823933326

Rosen Pub Group. 2000

Introduces various careers in the field of agriculture, including farming, research, agricultural engineering, and environmental protection.

Web Entreppreneur (Coolcareers.Com)
ISBN: 082393103X

Rosen Publishing Group. 2000

Accelerated Reader is a program based on the fact that students become more motivated to read if they are tested on the content of the books they have read and are rewarded for correct answers. Students read each book, individually take the test on the computer, and receive gratification when they score well. Schools using the Accelerated Reader program have seen a significant increase in reading among their students.

These new middle school titles are a valuable addition to any library.


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