Author Event Sessions

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Sunday, June 29 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Eileen G. Harrington (ALA Store) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
ALA Store
Description :

Exploring Environmental Science with Children and Teens
In this intriguing book Harrington offers a selection of unique programming ideas that not only entertain but also arm children and teens with information about environmental issues. There’s no need to have a particular background in science to use this all-in-one resource.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Graciela Tiscareño-Soto (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Good Night Captain Mama
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kendall Kulper (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 422
Description :

Salt & Storm

Sixteen-year-old Avery Roe wants only to take her rightful place as the witch of Prince Island, making the charms that keep the island's whalers safe at sea, but her mother has forced her into a magic-free world of proper manners and respectability. When Avery dreams she's to be murdered, she knows time is running out to unlock her magic and save herself.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Matt Dembicki (Consortium Book Sales & Distribution) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 343
Description :

Wild Ocean
The world's oceans represent the last wild frontier on Earth. While our understanding of life in the ocean is relatively basic, our actions are putting hundreds of species in danger. In this graphic anthology, Matt Dembicki, editor and artist of the award-winning Trickster and District Comics, explores the adventures of twelve iconic endangered sea animals: hawksbill turtle, bluefin tuna, hammerhead shark, giant clam, manatee, blue whale, coral, albatross, whale shark, monk seal, manta ray, and seahorse. Produced in cooperation with the non-profit PangeaSeed, these gripping stories instill a passion to conserve our magnificent sea creatures.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 30 - 9:00am

9:00am - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Icy Smith (East West Discovery Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2059
Description :

Three Years and Eight Months
Based on true events during World War II, “Three Years and Eight Months” tells a compelling journey of hardships and human endurance of ordinary people in Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation. A 10-year-old Chinese American boy secretly joins the Chinese war resistance group to help save the lives of thousands of prisoners of war, as well as allied forces. The book features historical notes and photographs documenting the Japanese occupation in Hong Kong from 1942 to 1945.

2014 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices, 3 book award gold medalists, etc.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Richard McFarland (Independent Publishers Group / Flashlight Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 232
Description :

Grandfather's Wrinkles
In a conversation with his toddler granddaughter Lucy, Grandfather explains the origin of each of the "crinkles" on his "crunchy" face: "Every time I smiled an extra big smile, I got a wrinkle to show for it."

Grandfather's memories of these happy events are shown in full-spread illustrations, alternating with close-ups of Lucy on Grandfather's lap. Her pudgy fingers softly tracing each crease intriguingly contrast with the lined old skin on his face. After hearing this sweet, simple story, children will be delighted to use Lucy's method to learn more about their own grandparents' memories.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Kean Soo (Capstone) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 462
Description :

Jellaby: The Lost Monster

Quiet but bright Portia has just moved to a new neighborhood with her mom. Adjusting to life without a father is hard enough, but school is boring and her classmates are standoffish -- and even Portia's mom is sort of distant. But things start to get better when Portia mounts a midnight excursion into the woods behind her house where she discovers a shy and sweet purple monster.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ana Castillo (Consortium Book Sales & Distribution) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 343
Description :

Give It To Me
Recently divorced, Palma, a forty-three-year-old Latina, takes stock of her life when she reconnects with her gangster younger cousin recently released from prison. As she checks out her other options, her sexual obsession with her cous' ignites but their family secrets bring them together in unexpected ways. In this wildly entertaining and sexy novel, Ana Castillo creates a memorable character with a flare for fashion, a longing for family, and a penchant for adventure. Give It to Me is Sex in the City for a Chicana babe who's looking for love in all the wrong places.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 2:00pm

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

Mumbet's Declaration of Independence
Everybody knows about the Founding Fathers and the Declaration of Independence in 1776. But the founders weren't the only ones who believed that everyone had a right to freedom. Mumbet, a Massachusetts slave, believed it too. She longed to be free, but how? Could she win against her owner, the richest man in town?

Mumbet was determined to try.

Mumbet's Declaration of Independence tells her story for the first time in a picture book biography, and her brave actions set a milestone on the road toward ending slavery in the United States.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Suzanne Brockmann & Melanie Brockmann (Sourcebooks) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 662
Description :

Night Sky
Destiny is dangerous for Skyler Reid.

Her world is turned upside down when Sasha, the little girl she babysits, is kidnapped and believed to be murdered. Then, a strange girl roars into town on a motorcycle claiming Sasha has been taken by the Organization because a hormone in her blood gives her special abilities. To top it all off, she says Skylar has the hormone too. When they discover Sasha might still be alive, all bets are off. The teens must race to uncover the Organization and rescue Sasha...before it’s too late.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Crystal Smith (East West Discovery Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2059
Description :

Daddy, My Favorite Guy
“Daddy, My Favorite Guy” is a beautiful and poignant reassurance of a father’s unconditional love. Daddy cooks, cleans, reads, and plays with his children. He is funny, caring, and understanding. This heartfelt story is told in three rhyming bilingual editions - English and Spanish, English and Chinese, English and Nepali. A Mom’s Choice Gold Award Winner and a finalist of the 2014 International Latino Book Awards in the Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book and Best Poetry Book categories.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Hunter Maats & Katie O'Brien (Tutor.com) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1243
Description :

The Straight-A Conspiracy: Your Secret Guide to Ending the Stress of School and Totally Ruling the World
For centuries, students worldwide have been tricked into making school more difficult, more stressful, and less successful than it needs to be. In reality, they already have the ability to make anything that they do in school easy. From writing essays to mastering any math concept to acing even the most difficult final exam, Hunter Maats and Katie O'Brien's The Straight-A Conspiracy takes students through the simple, stress-free ways to conquer any class in school.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Victoria Schwab (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 603
Description :

The Unbound
A spellbinding sequel to Victoria Schwab's dark YA novel about an otherworldly library called the Archive, that contains the bodies of everyone who has ever died in the course of human history.

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 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Claribel Ortega (Combined Book Exhibit) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 636
Description :

The Skinwalker's Apprentice
Living in 1980’s New York City, a troubled 16-years-old witch named Emerald Kipp has never been good at anything but being bad. On her last day of school, something extraordinary happens, which may just change the entire magical world. Three hundred years earlier, a gruesome new form of black magic is spreading across New Amesterdam, and teenaged witch Margo Pennyfeather might be the only one who can stop it. What can two teenaged witches, 300 years apart, have in common? More than you think. A prequel to the upcoming novel Emerald Kipp & The Riddle of the Timekeeper.

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 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Dan Santat (Scholastic Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 430
Description :

Ricky Ricotta Series
Fiction

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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