Author Event Sessions

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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)

Monday, June 30 - 1:00pm

1:15pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Brian Francis Slattery (Seven Stories Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 555
Description :

The Family Hightower
The novel takes a look at capitalism and organized crime in the 20th century, the legend of the self-made man, and what money can do to people. Like Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex, The Family Hightower stretches across both generations and continents, bearing the weight of family secrets and the inevitable personal toll they take on loved ones despite our best intentions.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Sandra Elaine Scott (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Mañana Starts Today: Affirmations to Jumpstart Your Heart, Mind and Soul
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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

Monday, June 30 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Icy Smith & Crystal Smith (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Daddy, My Favorite Guy
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 12:30pm
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 - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Albert Monreal Quihuis & Veronica Lamanes (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

El Dia Maravilloso de Hacer Tamales que Tuvo Sofía
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 11:30am
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
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kevin Henkes (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 503
Description :

Penny and Her Marble
Penny found a marble as blue and perfect as the sky. The marble is smooth and the marble is fast, but the marble does not belong to her. It belongs to her neighbor, Mrs. Goodwin. Now Penny is worried she’s taken something important, but a chance encounter with Mrs. Goodwin puts all her fears to rest. A Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Brian Floca (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 302-303
Description :

Locomotive
The Caldecott Medal Winner, Sibert Honor Book, and New York Times bestseller Locomotive is a rich and detailed sensory exploration of America’s early railroads, from the creator of the “stunning” (Booklist) Moonshot.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Oscar Goodman (Perseus Books Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 334
Description :

Being Oscar: From Mob Lawyer to Mayor of Las Vegas
Now in paperback: the candid autobiography of legendary lawyer Oscar Goodman--defender of Meyer Lansky and Mike Tyson--and Las Vegas mayor.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 30 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 522
Description :

The Mad Potter
When George Ohr's trove of pottery was discovered in 1967, years after his death, his true genius was discovered with it. The world could finally see how unique this artist really was!

Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, authors of the award winning Ballet for Martha, approach this colorful biography with a gentle and curious hand.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: David Adler (Penguin Young Readers Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 442-443
Description :

Cam Jansen and the Spaghetti Max Mystery
Perfect for beginning chapter book readers, Cam Jansen and the Spaghetti Max Mystery is an exciting addition to the popular Cam Jansen series.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Mary Sullivan (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 403
Description :

Ball!
A 2014 Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book

A dog with a ball is one of the most relentlessly hopeful creatures on Earth. After his best little-girl pal leaves for school, this dog hits up yoga mom, baby, and even the angry cat for a quick throw. No luck. Forced to go solo, the dog begins a hilarious one-sided game of fetch until naptime’s wild, ball-centric dream sequence. The pictures speak a thousand words in this comic book-style ode to canine monomania. Ball? Ball.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 30 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Paul Fleischman (Candlewick Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 602
Description :

Eyes Wide Open
Paul Fleischman offers teens an environmental wake-up call and a tool kit for decoding the barrage of conflicting information confronting them.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ellen Carney (Park Place Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1348B
Description :

Ellis Kackley Best Damn Doctor in the West
ELLIS KACKLEY opens as Dr. Kackley is graduating from medical school at the University of Tennessee and prepares to face unknown frontiers in the small, lawless town of Soda Springs, Idaho. This unforgettable portrait of an early western doctor in small-town America is filled with humor, warmth, tenderness and sadness. Ellis swims the Bear River to deliver a baby, takes out a man's kidney in a sheep camp, and attracts patients––including outlaws from across the U.S.

Ellis gives his life to medicine, but loses the things most precious to him in the process.

ProbitasPress.com

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Amy Timberlake (Children's Plus Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 342
Description :

One Came Home

In 1871 Wisconsin, thirteen-year-old Georgia sets out to find her sister Agatha, presumed dead when remains are found wearing the dress she was last seen in, and before the end of the year gains fame as a sharpshooter and foiler of counterfeiters.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Jen Bryant & Melissa Sweet (Random House Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 543
Description :

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin
A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award

Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet team up once again to share this inspiring story of a self-taught painter from humble beginnings who despite many obstacles, was ultimately able to do what he loved, and be recognized for who he was: an artist.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Dan Mager (Consortium Book Sales & Distribution) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 343
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Patricia McKissack (Random House Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 543
Description :

Never Forgotten
This gorgeous picture book by Newbery Honor winner Patricia C. McKissack and two-time Caldecott Medal-winning husband-and-wife team Leo and Diane Dillon is sure to become a treasured keepsake for African American families. Set in West Africa, this a lyrical story-in-verse is about a young black boy who is kidnapped and sold into slavery, and his father who is left behind to mourn the loss of his son. Here's a beautiful, powerful, truly unforgettable story about family, memory, and freedom.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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