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Cory Putman Oakes

Hi! I’m Cory. I’m a middle grade and young adult author from Austin, Texas. Thanks for visiting my site! Here you’ll find info on me and my books, and other fun stuff like my blog, event pictures, and how to contact me about school/library visits. Thanks for stopping by!

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Dinosaur Boy 2 Cover

The Dinosaur Boy Books

By Cory Putman Oakes

Welcome to the wacky, wonderful world of Sawyer Bronson, a regular fifth grader – who happens to be part stegosaurus. Read the series that has been called “an ideal recommendation for reluctant readers” (School Library Journal) and “deft stimulus for both brains and funny bones” (Kirkus Reviews). Find DINOSAUR BOY (Book #1) and DINOSAUR BOY SAVES MARS (Book #2) wherever you buy books, or visit HERE to buy them now!

Latest Blog Posts

The DINOSAUR BOY Paperback!

Today is paperback release day for DINOSAUR BOY! Wooooo hooooo! It means so much to me that the folks at Sourcebooks believe in this book enough to do a paperback! I’m really excited so today I’m celebrating with a list of 5 reasons why the paperback version of DINOSAUR BOY is EVEN BETTER than the hardcover […]

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Dinosaur Boy Saves Mars Sneak Peek #7: Carl Sagan

DINOSAUR BOY SAVES MARS comes out tomorrow (February 2)!! This is the last of seven days of sneaks peeks and also the last day to enter this awesome giveaway: Just leave me a comment or share the post on Twitter and Facebook by midnight tonight (Central) in order to enter. I will pick a winner […]


Dinosaur Boy Saves Mars Sneak Peek #6: TACOS AND NUTRI NUGGETS

DINOSAUR BOY SAVES MARS comes out on February 2, 2016! This is Day #6 of 7 days of Sneak Peeks! Today and I get to share two of my favorite parts of the book – the parts that deal with food! Speaking of food, have I mentioned that there are NERDS and astronaut ice cream […]