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

Seedfolks
The acclaimed, best-selling story of thirteen very different people who start a garden as strangers, and come away a community.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Avi (Mackin Educational Resources) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1643
Description :

Seer of Shadows & Ragweed
14-year-old Horace Carpetine is an apprentice to a New York City photographer who tries to get rich pretending to photograph the images of ghosts. Although Horace firmly believes in rationality, he takes a portrait of wealthy society matron Mrs. Frederick Von Macht and sees the ghost of her dead daughter, Eleanora. He soon discovers that Eleanora wants revenge for the way she died. / Ragweed is determined to see the world. He leaves his family and cozy country home and sets off by train for the big city.cunning, carnivorous cats!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Marie Elena Cortés (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Neglected By Two Countries: Young Voices of the American Dream
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 30 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Victor González (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Insurgency: 1968 Aztec Walkout
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 27 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Shirin Yim Bridges (Goosebottom Books / PGW) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 322
Description :

Agrippina "Atrocious and Ferocious"
From ALA Top 10 Nonfiction Series, The Thinking Girl’s Treasury of Dastardly Dames, AGRIPPINA "ATROCIOUS AND FEROCIOUS" brings to life an ambitious Roman empress who murdered and married her way to the throne—and to being declared a goddess. She made many enemies, including her own son, the emperor Nero. But was there also something in her to admire?

Gorgeous illustrations and an intelligent, evocative story by Ezra Jack Keats award-winning author Shirin Yim Bridges, bring to life a dastardly dame whose lust for power lost her the love of her people, and eventually, her life.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Robert Repino (Soho Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 646
Description :

Mort(E)
In the "war with no name" of sentient ants versus humans, a young housecat named Mort(e) has become instrumental as a war hero for the ant Colony. But his perilous missions double as a secret search for his lost love, a dog named Sheba, which will eventually lead him to the truth behind the Colony, EMSAH—the humans' most dangerous weapon—and the fate of all of earth's creatures.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 12:30pm
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

Sunday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Angela Dominguez (Holiday House) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 415
Description :

Carmen Learns English
The first day of school can be scary, especially when no one else speaks your language. Carmen, who knows only Spanish, realizes she must be brave. Luckily Carmen has help from her new teacher and friends, even though her teacher's Spanish is muy terrible! With a little encouragement from la Señora, Carmen teaches the class Spanish words and numbers, and she in turn learns English from her new friends.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Ken Baker (Perseus Books Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 334
Description :

How I Got Skinny, Famous, and Fell Madly in Love
E! Chief News Correspondent Ken Baker's second novel focuses on a teenage girl who signs up to for a reality show where she must lose fifty pounds in fifty days.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
CANCELLED: Meet the Authors: Cassandra Clare (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 302-303
Description :

The Mortal Instruments: City of Heavenly Fire
Shadowhunters and demons square off for the final showdown in the spellbinding, seductive conclusion to the #1 New York Times bestselling Mortal Instruments series.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Andres Tobar (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

The National Latino & American Indian Scholarship Directory
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Shirley Duke (ABDO) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1071
Description :

Cells
Life on Earth is endlessly amazing and complex! This Core Library title follows the function of cells, how they’re made, and the English scientist, Robert Hooke, who discovered them. Full-color photos, a glossary, an index, sidebars, primary source documents, and other creative content enhance the book. It also includes prompts and activities that engage students in developing the reading, writing, and critical thinking skills required by the Common Core standards for grades 3–6. Well-researched, this title has a credentialed content consultant and aligns with state standards. Brought to you by Abdo Publishing, a division of ABDO.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: F.J.R. Titchenell & Matthew Carter (Independent Publishers Group / Jolly Fish Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 232
Description :

Splinters
Under ordinary circumstances, Ben and Mina would never have had reason to speak to each other; he's an easy-going people person with a healthy skepticism about the paranormal, and she's a dangerously obsessive monster-hunter with a crippling fear of betrayal. But the small town of Prospero, California, has no ordinary circumstances to offer. In order to uncover a plot set by the seemingly innocent but definitely shapeshifting monsters-that-look-like-friends-family-and-neighbors, the two stark opposites must both find ways to put aside their differences and learn to trust each other.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Jenny Han (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 302-303
Description :

To All the Boys I've Loved Before
Lara Jean’s love life goes from imaginary to out of control in this heartfelt novel from the New York Times bestselling author of The Summer I Turned Pretty series.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Victoria López (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

The Little King: An Aztec Tale
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: David Wiesner (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 403
Description :

Mr. Wuffles
Another comic tour de force from three-time Caldecott medalist David Wiesner. Mr. Wuffles ignores all his cat toys but one, which turns out to be a spaceship piloted by small green aliens. When Mr. Wuffles plays rough with the little ship, the aliens must venture into the cat's territory to make emergency repairs.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Brooklyn Skye (Entangled Publishing) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 536
Description :

Fragile Line
Sixteen-year-old Ellie Cox is losing time. It started out small…forgetting a drive home or a conversation with a friend. But her blackouts are getting worse, more difficult to disguise as forgetfulness. When Ellie goes missing for three days, waking up in the apartment of a mysterious guy—a guy who is definitely not her boyfriend—her life starts to spiral out of control.

Perched on the edge of insanity, with horrific memories of her childhood leaking in, Ellie struggles to put together the pieces of what she’s lost—starting with the name haunting her, Gwen.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Evan Tuk (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 302-303
Description :

Grandfather Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light in this uniquely personal and vibrantly illustrated tale that carries a message of peace.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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