Author Event Sessions

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Sunday, June 29 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
YA Author Coffee Klatch [$] Author Event, Ticketed event Las Vegas Hotel
Ballroom C
Description :

Enjoy coffee and meet with YALSA's award winning authors! This informal coffee klatch will give you an opportunity to meet authors who have appeared on one of YALSA’s six annual selected lists or have received one of YALSA's five literary awards. Librarians will sit at a table and every 3 or 4 minutes, a new author will arrive at your table to talk! Participating authors include: Josephine Angelini, Paolo Bacigalupi, Leigh Bardugo, Jessica Brody, Ally Condie, Jim Di Bartolo, Matt de la Pena, Matt Dembicki, Becca Fitzpatrick, Jonathan Friesen, Carol Goodman, Alan Gratz, Claudia Gray, Collen Gleason, Ryan Graudin, Nathan Hale, Jenny Han, PJ Hoover, Katherine Howe, Lindsey Leavitt, Marie Lu, Jonathan Maberry, Lauren Myracle, Blake Nelson, Jandy Nelson, Caragh O'Brien, Mary Pearson, Jason Reynolds, Graham Salisbury, Neal Shusterman, Jon Scieszka, Marcus Sedgwick, Clare Vanderpool, Scott Westerfeld, Cat Winters, and Meg Wolitzer.

Cost :
25

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 12:00pm
Margaret A. Edwards Brunch [$] Author Event, Ticketed event Las Vegas Hotel
Ballroom B
Description :

NEW TIME!! Come join us for brunch and listen to Markus Zusak, winner of the 2014 Margaret A. Edwards Award, speak about his writing. The award honors Zusak's significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens, for his books “The Book Thief,” “Fighting Ruben Wolfe,” “Getting the Girl,” and “I Am the Messenger”. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine.

Cost :
39

Monday, June 30 - 9:00am

9:00am - 9:30am
Meet the Authors: Joseph Gutiz (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

The Adventures of Chubby Cheeks: The Pro Quest
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Daniel Beaty & Bryan Collier (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 422
Description :

Knock, Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me

WINNER OF THE 2014 CSK ILLUSTRATION AWARD

Every morning, I play a game with my father.
He goes knock knock on my door
and I pretend to be asleep
till he gets right next to the bed.
And my papa, he tells me, "I love you."

But what happens when, one day, that "knock knock" doesn't come? This powerful and inspiring book shows the love that an absent parent can leave behind, and the strength that children find in themselves as they grow up and follow their dreams.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Marilyn Singer (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 603
Description :

Rutherford B., Who Was He?
Forty-three men with forty-three passions, but with one thing in common: a presidential place in America's history. With her gift for unforgettable rhythm and innovative rhyme, Marilyn Singer brings the presidents of the United States to life—from Washington to Obama—and contextualizes them in their time. Illustrations by John Hendrix are full of hilarious wit and refined exuberance, and backmatter enriches the experience with short biographies, quotes by each president, and more.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Canh Tang (Red Rock Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1346
Description :

Timeless Vietnam
This volume introduces the vibrant photographs of Canh Tang. This is a collection capturing the timeless, exotic essence and beauty of Vietnam. The images dance as if they were in motion, seemingly stretching time before viewers' eyes.
Amplifying the pictures are snippets of Cao Dao, Vietnamese folk poetry in both the original Vietnamese and translated into English.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Shonna Slayton (Entangled Publishing) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 536
Description :

Cinderella's Dress
Being a teen-ager during World War II is tough. Finding out you’re the next keeper of the real Cinderella’s dresses is even tougher.When long-lost relatives from Poland arrive with a steamer trunk they claim holds the Cinderella’s dresses, life gets complicated. Now, with a father missing in action, her new sweetheart shipped off to boot camp, and her great aunt losing her wits, Kate has to unravel the mystery before it’s too late.After all, the descendants of the wicked stepsisters will stop at nothing to get what they think they deserve.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Laura Dronzek (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 503
Description :

It Is Night
First published in 1953 and originally illustrated by the author, this timeless bedtime book has been re-imagined by acclaimed artist Laura Dronzek for a new generation of readers. A little girl says good night to a seal, a bear, a lion, a train, and so on—giving readers a bit of information about each. What the reader discovers, in a lovely surprise ending, is that everything the little girl describes is a stuffed animal or toy on her bed!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Jacqueline Donado (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Newyorkinos
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Joan Bauer (Penguin Young Readers Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 442-443
Description :

Tell Me
Told with Joan Bauer’s trademark mixture of humor and heart, Tell Me will enthrall her many fans and win her new ones.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Carrie Ryan & John Parke Davis (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 422
Description :

The Map to Everywhere

In Carrie Ryan and John Parke Davis' first installment of a fantastical new series, adventure, magic, and hilarity collide in the treacherous skies and dangerous waters of the Pirate Stream. Heart-pounding escapades and a colorful cast of characters will have readers setting sail through this wholly original and unforgettable tale.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Raina Telgemeier (Scholastic Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 430
Description :

Smile
Fiction

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Sue Ann Jaffarian (Penguin Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 449
Description :

Ghost of a Gamble (A Ghost of Granny Apple Mystery)
Emma and Granny Apple come to Vegas to solve a murder, the mystery behind a casino heist, and stop a wise-guy who’s not letting death come between him and setting things straight!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Tom Noll (Green Kids Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 638
Description :

Trash to Treasure Series, Creatively Recycling with L.T. - The Bicycle Fence
Little Tommy is not so little any more. He has outgrown his shoes, clothes and bicycle all in one summer! L.T. (as he is now called) longs for a brand new bike, but when his father builds him one from recycled junkyard parts, L.T. is embarrassed to ride it to school. Can he come up with a creative idea that not only gives him a good-as-new bike, but also provides a new fence for his yard… and helps save the planet in the process?

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Melissa Sweet (Candlewick Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 602
Description :

Firefly July: A Year of Very Short Poems
Celebrated poet and anthologist Paul B. Janeczko pairs with Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet for a collection of short poems to sample and savor.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Meet the Authors: Emily Jiang (Lee & Low Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 626
Description :

Summoning the Phoenix: Poems and Prose About Chinese Musical Instruments
This is a delightful collection of poems about Chinese musical instruments, many of which are thousands of years old.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Jim Estrada (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

The ABCs and Ñ of America's Cultural Evolution
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Meg Wolitzer (Penguin Young Readers Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 442-443
Description :

Belzhar
From New York Times bestselling author Meg Wolitzer comes her debut YA novel, a breathtaking and surprising story about first love, deep sorrow, and the power of acceptance.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Kid Chef Eliana (Children's Plus Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 342
Description :

Cool Kids Cook: Fresh and Fit

Whip up nutritious meals with America's favorite kid chef! Wholesome, fresh, and flavorful ingredients are the focus in these tasty dishes. Children (and adults) can prepare these international recipes with ease.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Clete Barratt Smith (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 603
Description :

Magic Delivery ARCs
When two boys stumble upon a seemingly abandoned truckload of costumes, they think they have hit the jackpot. There's just one small catch: The costumes are bewitched.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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