Author Event Sessions

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Friday, June 27 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Nikki McClure (Abrams Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 628
Description :

May the Stars Drip Down
"May the Stars Drip Down," a gorgeous lullaby by indie rock band Cub Country, is now adapted into this beautiful bedtime book with illustrations by the acclaimed cut-paper artist Nikki McClure. Her tender and intricate images, inspired by nature and the intense bond between parent and child, perfectly complement musician Jeremy Chatelain’s soothing lyrics. An audio download of the song is also included.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 30 - 10:30am

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)

Sunday, June 29 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ying Compestine & Vinson Compestine (Abrams Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 628
Description :

Secrets of the Terra-Cotta Soldier
In this action-packed adventure and coming-of-age story that finely weaves fact and fiction, thirteen-year-old Ming lives in a small village in Maoist China in the 1970s. His father is convinced that Emperor Qin’s tomb—and the life-size terra-cotta army created to serve and protect the emperor in the afterlife—lies hidden in the hills around them. But if Ming’s father doesn’t prove it soon, the town’s Political Officer will condemn him to the brutal labor camps. Ming comes to see how he can save both the terra-cotta soldiers and his father from the corrupt Political Officer and his Communist cronies.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 4:00pm

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

Crisis
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Rick Najera (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 30 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Kenn Nesbitt (Sourcebooks) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 662
Description :

Tighty, Whitey Spider
Children’s Poet Laureate Kenn Nesbitt dares to go where no poet has gone before, creating a whole host of laugh-out-loud scenarios involving animals doing extreme sports. This hilarious collection also includes an audio CD of Kenn—one of the most sought-after school performers in North America—reading the poems in his inimitable style. And Ethan Long provides the perfect complement to Kenn’s poetry with his brilliant line drawings. With poems like “My Puppy Punched Me in the Eye” and “I Bought Our Cat a Jetpack,” this collection shines bright with rhymes that are full of jokes, thrills, and surprises.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: M.P. Cooley (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 502
Description :

Ice Shear

A small town cop’s murder investigation turns deadly when she uncovers a web of politics and drugs linked to an outlaw motorcycle gang in this gripping debut suspense novel from promising talent M. P. Cooley.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Dylan Landis (Soho Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 646
Description :

Rainey Royals
Soho's lead literary title for the fall, Rainey Royal is told in 14 narratives of scarred and luminous beauty that build into a fiercely powerful novel: the harrowing, heartbreaking and ultimately affirming story of a young artist.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 30 - 9:00am

9:00am - 2:00pm
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 - 1:00pm

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

The Book of Latina Women: 150 Vidas of Passion, Strength, and Success
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jeanne Bogino (Prashanti Press, LLC) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1581
Description :

Rock Angel
Rock Angel follows a young female guitarist on her rise to rock stardom as she navigates not only the fickle music industry and the demons of her past, but the new, tumultuous relationship with her arrogant, musical-genius band mate.

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 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Elly MacKay (Perseus Books Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 334
Description :

Shadow Chasers
The second picture book by acclaimed paper-cut artist, showing that dreams are attainable if one dares to go after them.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Nancy Rue (Thomas Nelson) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 511
Description :

So Not Okay
Written by bestselling author, Nancy Rue, So Not Okay tells the story of Tori Taylor, a quiet sixth grader at Gold Country Middle School in Grass Valley, California. Tori knows to stay out of the way of Kylie, the queen bee of GCMS. When an awkward new student named Ginger becomes Kylie's new target, Tori whispers a prayer of thanks that it’s not her,but as Kylie’s bullying of Ginger continues to build, Tori must decide if she and her friends can befriend Ginger.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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 - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Melanie R Martel (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Stars of the Savanna
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Greg Pizzoli (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 603
Description :

The Watermelon Seed and Number One Sam
Greg Pizzoli will sign The Geisel Award winner The Watermelon Seed and his new book Number One Sam about the best race-car-driving dog in history—he is number one at every race!

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 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Karin Slaughter (Blackstone Audio, Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1915
Description :

Cop Town
Karin Slaughter, the critically acclaimed and New York Times bestselling master of suspense delivers her first stand-alone novel, a thrilling tale of crime and struggle set in Atlanta in the mid-1970s.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Barbara Gowan (Sleeping Bear Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 224
Description :

D is for Desert: A World Deserts Alphabet
D is for Desert: A World Deserts Alphabet uses the alphabet to explore desert regions around the world, explaining the science behind what determines a desert and showcasing fascinating features and desert inhabitants.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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