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

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)

Sunday, June 29 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Kathleen T. Isaacs (ALA Store) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
ALA Store
Description :

Bugs, Bogs, Bats, and Books: Sharing Nature with Children through Reading
Reading a book before or after a trip to the zoo, a nighttime look at the stars, or a walk in the forest can connect children to nature while inspiring discussion and questions. Teacher and librarian Kathleen T. Isaacs spotlights recent titles appropriate for children ages up to 10 that will help parents and caregivers encourage children's wonder and enthusiasm for nature.

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 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Hot Picks for Book Clubs Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
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Description :

Join best-selling authors as they discuss what makes their latest work absolutely perfect for book clubs! Authors will sign their books following the event. Authors include Ana Castillo, Julie Lawson Timmer, Ann Hood, and Rebecca Rasmussen. Moderated by Barbara Hoffert, editor of Library Journal's Prepub Alert.

Saturday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Cathy Ace (TouchWood Editions / PGW) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 322
Description :

The Corpse With the Platinum Hair (#4 in the Cait Morgan Mystery Series)
The author will be signing free ARCs of the 4th book in the classic whodunit series in the tradition of Agatha Christie and Sue Grafton. Eccentric criminologist and foodie Cait Morgan and her significant other, retired cop Bud Anderson, travel to Las Vegas. As they dine in the casino owners’ exclusive private dining room, a woman acknowledged as Queen of The Strip, is murdered. Security locks down the room, and Cait, Bud, a corpse, and ten possible murderers are trapped for hours while the bodies pile up, the tension mounts, and the list of suspects dwindles....

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Gabrielle Prendergast (Orca Book Publishers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 654
Description :

Capricious
Ella’s grade-eleven year was a disaster (Audacious), but as summer approaches, things are looking up. She’s back together with her brooding boyfriend, Samir, although they both want to keep that a secret. She’s also best buddies with David and still not entirely sure about making him boyfriend number two. Managing two secret boyfriends proves harder than Ella expected and she finds herself at the center of an emotional maelstrom. Someone will get hurt, or risk losing true love or even finally learn that self-serving actions can have public consequences. That someone is Ella. Story told in free verse.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Nick Bruel (Children's Plus Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 342
Description :

Bad Kitty School Daze

When Kitty's owners have finally had enough of her bad behavior, it's time to ship her off to obedience school.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Jessica Love (Macmillan-Adult) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 528
Description :

Push Girl
An inspiring, real, and fresh young adult novel about how life can change in an instant by Chelsie Hill, one of the stars of the Sundance Channel reality show Push Girls, based on her own life.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Markus Zusak (Random House Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 543
Description :

The Book Thief
Winner of the 2014 Margaret Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievment!

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Kate Bassett (Flux/Llewellyn) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 235
Description :

Words and Their Meanings
Anna O'Mally is a born writer--gifted, perceptive, headed for the stars. Or she was until the person she loved the most died. Joe, her uncle, barely older than Anna herself. At Joe's one-year deadaversary, Anna expects her great healing to begin, but a strange letter suggests she didn't know her saintly uncle as well as she thought she did.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Sarah Ban Breathnach (Perseus Distribution) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 335
Description :

The Best Part of the Day

In her international bestseller Simple Abundance, Sarah Ban Breathnach inspired millions of women to find happiness in each day of their lives. Now Breathnach is back with her first children’s book: The Best Part of the Day. Beautifully illustrated and lyrically written, this “good night” story encourages children to find at least one moment in every day that is worthy of celebration. The Best Part of the Day is the perfect addition to any family’s nighttime routine.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Tuesday, July 1 - 9:30am

9:30am - 11:00am
Closing General Session featuring B.J. Novak Author Event, Other, Speaker series Las Vegas Convention Center
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Description :

Don't miss the chance to be entertained and energized by what B. J. Novak has to say about the power of words and a new accomplishment as he adds book author to an already impressive résumé. He has long been well known as a stand-up comedian, writer, TV and film star (especially as Ryan on NBC's Emmy Award-winning "The Office" and in films including Inglourious Basterds and Saving Mr. Banks), executive producer, and Screen Actors Guild and Writers' Guild of America award winner. Library users of all ages are likely to seek out his books-in 2014, he's already published One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories for adults (February 2014, Knopf), to be followed by his first children's book, The Book with No Pictures (September 2014, Dial Books for Young Readers).

"I wanted to write a book that would introduce the youngest of kids to the idea that words can be their allies-that the right words can be as fun, exciting, and ridiculous as any pictures," he says about The Book with No Pictures, which turns the notion of the picture book on its head by delivering a text-only story book for young children. "Also, I can't draw."

One More Thing: Stories and Other Stories became an immediate New York Times bestseller and has been widely praised. Booklist called it "high-concept, hilarious, and disarmingly commiserative . . . clever and fresh, at best spectacularly perceptive, and always commanding."

Sponsored by Penguin Young Readers

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: David Levithan (Random House Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 543
Description :

Two Boys Kissing
2014 Stonewall Award Honor Book!

The Los Angeles Times called Two Boys Kissing "Open, frank and ultimately optimistic," and Entertainment Weekly gave the novel an A-. With Levithan's trademark sharp-witted, warm-hearted tales of teenage love, Two Boys Kissing will appeal to fans of Levithan's breakthrough debut, Boy Meets Boy, which celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2013.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Suzanne Greenberg (Consortium Book Sales & Distribution) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 343
Description :

Lesson Plans
Lesson Plans chronicles the lives of three families who choose to homeschool for different, deeply personal reasons. Patterson is an insurance adjuster who convinces his wife to homeschool their rambunctious twins. David is a stay-at-home dad who throws his energy into homeschoolong his three "ducklings." Keith has just separated from Beth, a full-time mom struggling to manage her own private chaos. And there's Jennifer, Keith and Beth's precocious daughter, who copes with severe allergies and doesn't understand why she's not attending school and seeing friends like she used to. Will homeschooling provide balance and harmony for these families?

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 27 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Bonnie S Mata (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Just A Kiss

2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 27 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Helen Foster James (Sleeping Bear Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 224
Description :

Grandma Loves You!
Grandma Loves You! is the special story of a grandmother’s heartfelt affection for her new grandchild. In enchanting woodland scenes, Grandma Bunny joyously welcomes the new arrival. Grandmothers and grandchildren can share this story together over and over again.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: K.G.Campbell (Kids Can Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 650
Description :

Lester's Dreadful Sweaters
K.G. Campbell is the illustrator of the Newbery Medal-winning Flora and Ulysses.

A fastidious fellow, Lester likes everything just so. So when Cousin Clara moves in and knits him truly dreadful sweaters as fast as he can surreptitiously dispose of them, Lester must think of a way to get rid of them for good — or be doomed to look like a clown forever.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: David A. Adler (Sourcebooks) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 662
Description :

Danny's Doodles: The Squirting Donuts
Danny Cohen and his braniac sidekick Calvin Waffle are back with a brand new experiment!

Something is amiss in Danny and Calvin’s fourth-grade class when their teacher, a loud, unbending enforcer of a long list of classroom rules, suddenly becomes a quiet understanding woman. Danny and Calvin decide the only way to find out what’s really going on is to spy on their personality-switching teacher. But spying soon leads to a greater mystery-filled with dog chasing, jelly-injected donuts, peanut-butter-induced experiments, riddle mania, and more!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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