Author Event Sessions

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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

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

Sunday, June 29 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Candice Keimig (ABDO) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1071
Description :

Magic Readers
18 ALL-NEW leveled readers with photo-realistic illustrations for grades PreK–2 from Magic Wagon, a division of ABDO.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Rachel Howzell Hall (Tor-Forge Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 532
Description :

Land of Shadows
Along the ever-changing border of gentrifying Los Angeles, seventeen-year-old Monique Darson is found dead at a condominium construction site, hanging in the closet of an unfinished unit. Homicide detective Elouise “Lou” Norton’s new partner, Colin Taggert, fresh from the comparatively bucolic Colorado Springs police department, assumes it’s a teenage suicide. Lou isn’t buying the easy explanation.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 27 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ken Setterington (Orca Book Publishers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 654
Description :

Branded by the Pink Triangle
Before the rise of the Nazi party, Germany, especially Berlin, was one of the most tolerant places for homosexuals in the world. But that all changed when the Nazis came to power. When the concentration camps were built, homosexuals were imprisoned along with Jews and the pink triangle sewn onto prison uniforms became the symbol of the persecution of homosexuals. A mix of historical research, first-person accounts and individual stories brings this time to life for young readers. Stories of bravery, friendship and the perseverance of the human spirit will educate and inspire.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Christopher Buehlman (Penguin Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 449
Description :

The Lesser Dead

An inventive thriller where a spoiled rich boy turned vampire fights to stay the apex predator on the NY subway.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Patricia Newman (Lerner Publishing Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 623
Description :

Plastic, Ahoy! Investigating the Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Plastic: it's used to make everything from drink bottles and bags to toys and toothbrushes. But what happens when it ends up where it doesn't belong—like in the Pacific Ocean?

A team of researchers went on a scientific expedition to find out. They explored the Great Pacific Garbage Patch, where millions of pieces of plastic have collected. The plastic has drifted there from rivers, beaches, and ocean traffic all over the world.

Follow along on the expedition to find out how scientists studied the Garbage Patch—and what alarming discoveries they made.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Josh Hanagarne (Penguin Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 449
Description :

The World's Strongest Librarian
A funny and uplifting story of how a Mormon with Tourette’s found salvation in books and weight lifting.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Jarrett J. Krosoczka (Random House Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 543
Description :

Lunch Lady and the Schoolwide Scuffle
Lunch Lady and Betty have been unceremoniously cut from the school budget, and the timing couldn't be worse—the villains from all nine of her previous adventures are worming their way back into Thompson Brook with a masterfully devious plan. Will the Breakfast Bunch still be able to count on Lunch Lady's superhero gadgets and abilities to save the school, or are they on their own? Don't miss Lunch Lady's swashbuckling finale!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 30 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
ALCTS presents Sub-Librarians Scion of the Baker Street Irregulars Author Event, Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
N254
Description :

Two Decades with The Beekeeper's Apprentice and Sherlock Holmes

Laurie R. King will speak to the Sub-Librarians and all Sherlockians and mystery fans Monday morning. Celebrating the Twentieth anniversary of the first of Mary Russell's memoirs, The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Laurie will talk about the adventures shared by Russell and the World's Greatest Consulting Detective.

This program is sponsored by ALCTS (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services).

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of 22 novels and other works, including the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes stories (from The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, named one of the 20th century’s best crime novels by the IMBA, to 2014′s Dreaming Spies). She has won or been nominated for an alphabet of prizes from Agatha to Wolfe, been chosen as guest of honor at several crime conventions, and is probably the only writer to have both an Edgar and an honorary doctorate in theology. She was inducted into the Baker Street Irregulars in 2010, as “The Red Circle”. From the author's website.

Sponsors :

Saturday, June 28 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Ann M. Martin (Open Road Integrated Media) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 242
Description :

California Diaries
At Vista, eighth graders are required to write personal journals about their experiences. Meet thirteen-year-old Dawn Schafer, the crunchy and health conscious member of the Baby-Sitters Club, who has returned to California to live with her father, stepmother, and brother. Dawn is thrilled to be reunited with her old friends Sunny, Maggie, and Jill.

It’s not always easy to keep the group together, though—things are changing fast since they moved the eighth-grade classes into the high school. With new social demands and decisions to make, Dawn sees just how much her old friends have changed since she moved away.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Stephanie Evanovich (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 502
Description :

The Sweet Spot

The amazing Stephanie Evanovich returns with The Sweet Spot, the sizzling story of everyone’s favorite couple from her New York Times bestseller Big Girl Panties: hunky professional baseball player Chase Walker and his sassy wife Amanda.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Helen Foster James (Sleeping Bear Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 224
Description :

Paper Son
In 1926, 12-year-old Fu Lee lives with his grandparents in a small village in China. He lives with his grandparents because his parents are dead. Before Lee's parents died, they spent all of their money buying a "paper son slot" for him to go to America. Being a "paper son" means pretending to be the son of a family already in America. If Lee goes, he will have the chance for a better life, but first he must pass the test at Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Shirin Yim Bridges (Goosebottom Books / PGW) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 322
Description :

Athena, Greek Goddess of Wisdom
ATHENA, GREEK GODDESS OF WISDOM, steps fully formed from her father’s head into the already established world of the Olympians. A motherless newcomer, she has to find her own place and purpose. Her adventures bring her down to Earth, and draw her into the Trojan War. How will she protect her friends and end the conflict? Where does Athena finally find herself at home—and where can you find her now?

Told in the first person, this lively book by Ezra Jack Keats-winning author Bridges is a unique entry into Greek mythology, and provides cultural context in an illustrated nonfiction section.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Linda Joy Singleton (Albert Whitman & Company) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 517
Description :

Snow Dog, Sand Dog
In this whimsical book a young girl suffering from allergies uses her crafty nature and imagination to create a dog for each season. She builds a dog out of snow in winter, sand in summer, leaves in fall, and flowers in spring!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Carter Goodrich (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 302-303
Description :

Mister Bud Wears the Cone
In this next addition to an adventure Booklist called “a treat for dog lovers young and old,” canine pals Mister Bud and Zorro encounter…the cone.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Rebecca Behrens (Sourcebooks) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 662
Description :

When Audrey Met Alice
For First Daughter Audrey Rhodes, living in the White House is like being permanently grounded. Except with better security. What good is having your own bowling alley if you don’t have anyone to play with?

Audrey is ready to give up and spend the next four years totally friendless—until she discovers Alice Roosevelt’s hidden diary and starts asking herself…What Would Alice Do? In this fun, timely dual narrative, the former First Daughter’s outrageous antics give Audrey a ton of ideas for having fun…and get her into more trouble than she can handle…

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Med Medina (Children's Plus Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 342
Description :

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass

Piddy Sanchez deals with bullying at her new school, and as the harassment escalates, she struggles to survive and to discover who she really is.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 9:00am

9:00am - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Michael Smith (East West Discovery Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2059
Description :

Thomas the T.rex
An Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12

Nine-year-old Thomas and Rita embark on a journey to Montana for a fossil hunting and study expedition with the Junior Scientist Club of the. Thomas discovers a 66-million-year-old dinosaur nicknamed Thomas—one of the ten most complete T. rex skeletons in the world.

Through the eyes of Thomas and Rita, young readers learn about the T. rex and how dinosaurs lived, as well as the basics of excavation and the preparation of fossils for their public debut in the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles s new Dinosaur Hall.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Clare Vanderpool (Random House Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 543
Description :

Navigating Early
New York Times Best Seller and Printz Honor Winner Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool, is an odyssey-like adventure of two boys' incredible quest on the Appalachian Trail where they deal with pirates, buried secrets, and extraordinary encounters.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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