Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

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

Mañana Means Heaven
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Tom Angleberger (ALA Graphics) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
ALA Store
Description :

Origami Yoda
Bring the Force into your library with the awesome Jedi power of a paper-crafted finger puppet. What better message to share with readers than the mysterious, transformative power of books? Author Tom Angleberger will be signing copies of his Origami Yoda posters from ALA Graphics.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 1:45pm
Meet the Authors: René Colato Laínez (Lee & Low Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 626
Description :

From North to South / Del Norte al Sur
This critically acclaimed bilingual picture book deals tenderly and honestly with issues of immigration, deportation, and family separation.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Amy Timberlake (Random House Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 543
Description :

One Came Home
Newbery Honor Winner!

In the town of Placid, Wisconsin, in 1871, Georgie Burkhardt is known for two things: her uncanny aim with a rifle and her habit of speaking her mind plainly. When Georgie's sister Agatha runs away and when the sheriff returns to town with an unidentifiable body—wearing Agatha's blue-green ball gown—everyone assumes the worst. Except Georgie. Refusing to believe the facts that are laid down before her, Georgie sets out on a journey to find her sister.Yet even with resolute determination and her trusty Springfield single-shot, Georgie is not prepared for what she faces on the western frontier.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Corinne Duyvis (Abrams Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 628
Description :

Otherbound
Nolan doesn't see darkness when he closes his eyes. Instead, he’s transported into the mind of Amara, a girl living in a different world. Nolan’s life in his small Arizona town is full of family tension; his parents think he has epilepsy, judging from his frequent blackouts. Amara’s world is full of magic and danger--she’s a mute servant girl who’s tasked with protecting a renegade princess. Nolan is only an observer in Amara's world--until he learns to control her. To keep the princess--and themselves--alive, they'll have to work together and discover the truth behind their connection.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Grace Hanson (ABDO) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1071
Description :

Introducing Abdo Kids!
Geared toward beginning readers, these PreK–2 titles marry simple text with beautiful full-bleed, full-color photography to develop reading skills. 84 ALL-NEW nonfiction titles available in hardcover, eBooks, Read-to-Me eBooks, and Spanish. Abdo Kids is a division of ABDO.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ilima Todd (Shadow Mountain) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 227
Description :

Remake
Imagine a future without family.
Nine is the ninth female born in her batch of ten females and ten males. By design, her life in Freedom Province is without complications or consequences. However, such freedom comes with a price, and that price is kept secret.
But Nine isn’t like other batchers. She harbors indecision about her Remake Day.
When Nine discovers the truth about life outside of Freedom, she is pulled between two worlds and two lives. Her decisions will test her courage and heart. Who can she trust? Who does she love? And who will she decide to be?

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: John Rocco (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 603
Description :

Super Hair-o and the Barber of Doom
John Rocco will also sign posters for his new book Blizzard. Based on John Rocco’s childhood experience during the Blizzard of 1978, this companion to BLACKOUT is the story of how one intrepid boy embarks on an expedition and becomes the hero of his neighborhood.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Manuel Ramos (Arte Público Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 225
Description :

Desperado: A Mile-High Noir

Manuel Ramos returns to crime fiction with this gripping story that twists and turns like a roller coaster, where the outlook is grim and there’s no honor among thieves.

Gus Corral can’t believe it when an old high school buddy asks him for help. Artie’s being blackmailed and though he can afford to pay off the young girl, he’ll reward Gus to convince her there won’t be any future payments. But before Gus can follow through, Artie is dead. Suddenly, Gus is caught between warring gangs over the theft of an important Catholic Latino religious symbol, fighting to stay alive.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Marcia Goldman (Creston Books / PGW) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 322
Description :

Lola Goes to Work & Lola Goes to the Doctor
Come meet in person Lola, the adorable therapy dog who is the subject of the popular photographic titles. In LOLA GOES TO WORK, Lola shows that size doesn't matter when she makes it in the world of big dogs. In LOLA GOES TO THE DOCTOR, Lola is nervous about seeing the doctor, but discovers she's braver than she thought.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Rafael Lopez (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 503
Description :

Tito Puente, Mambo King/Tito Puente, Rey del Mambo
Tito Puente loved banging on pots and pans as a child, but what he really dreamed of was having his own band one day! From Spanish Harlem to the Grammy Awards - and all the beats in between - this is the true life story of boy whose passion for music turned him into the “King of Mambo.” With a little tom tom, and a whole lot of tum tica tac tic, Rafael Lopez’s colorful illustrations make award-winning author Monica Brown’s story of this remarkable legend truly come alive! A Pura Belpre Honor Book for Illustration.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Robyn Carr (Recorded Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 771
Description :

The Chance
Book 4 of the Thunder Point Series.
With its breathtaking vistas and down-to-earth people, Thunder Point is the perfect place for FBI agent Laine Carrington to recuperate from a gunshot wound and contemplate her future. Eric Gentry is also new to Thunder Point. Although he's a man with a dark past, he's determined to put down roots and get to know the daughter he only recently discovered. When Laine and Eric meet, their attraction is obvious to everyone. But while the law enforcement agent and the reformed criminal want to make things work, their differences may run too deep.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Sherry Shahan (Albert Whitman & Company) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 517
Description :

Skin and Bones
Sixteen year old Jack, nicknamed "Bones" won't eat. He's in an eating disorder clinic where he meets a dangerously thin dancer who loves to break rules. So Jack is so obsessed with Alice that he's willing to risk everything. Even his recovery.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Shirin Yim Bridges (Goosebottom Books / PGW) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 322
Description :

Athena, Greek Goddess of Wisdom
ATHENA, GREEK GODDESS OF WISDOM, steps fully formed from her father’s head into the already established world of the Olympians. A motherless newcomer, she has to find her own place and purpose. Her adventures bring her down to Earth, and draw her into the Trojan War. How will she protect her friends and end the conflict? Where does Athena finally find herself at home—and where can you find her now?

Told in the first person, this lively book by Ezra Jack Keats-winning author Bridges is a unique entry into Greek mythology, and provides cultural context in an illustrated nonfiction section.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Tom Noll (Green Kids Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 638
Description :

Trash to Treasure Series, Creatively Recycling with L.T. - The Bicycle Fence
Little Tommy is not so little any more. He has outgrown his shoes, clothes and bicycle all in one summer! L.T. (as he is now called) longs for a brand new bike, but when his father builds him one from recycled junkyard parts, L.T. is embarrassed to ride it to school. Can he come up with a creative idea that not only gives him a good-as-new bike, but also provides a new fence for his yard… and helps save the planet in the process?

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Vince Vawter (Random House Children's books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 543
Description :

Paperboy
Newbery Honor Award Winner!

For fans of To Kill a Mockingbird, The King's Speech, and The Help. A boy who stutters comes-of-age in the segregated South, during the summer that changes his life.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
1:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jennifer Kunst (Consortium Book Sales & Distribution) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 343
Description :

Wisdom from the Couch
Why do we do the things we know we shouldn't do, and why do we fail to do the things we know we should do? The simple answer to these questions is that the unconscious mind greatly influences all that we do, and this is the basis for the psychoanalytic idea that insight leads to change.

Written by an experienced clinical psychologist with a knack for describing complex ideas in a lively and easy to comprehend way, Wisdom from the Couch will change the way you think about your internal and external life.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Albert Monreal Quihuis (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

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

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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