Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Saturday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Markus Zusak (Random House Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 543
Description :

The Book Thief
Winner of the 2014 Margaret Edwards Award for Lifetime Achievment!

The extraordinary #1 New York Times bestseller that is now a major motion picture, Markus Zusak's unforgettable story is about the ability of books to feed the soul.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Neal Shusterman (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 603
Description :

Edison's Alley ARC's
The sequel to Tesla's Attic, Nick and his friends race against their foes to retrieve more pieces of Tesla’s free energy transmitter, only to see them fall into the hands of the Accelerati’s shadowy leader.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:00pm - 2:30pm
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
2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Sharyn McCrumb (Abingdon Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 312
Description :

Nora Bonesteel's Christmas Past
When someone buys the old Honeycutt house, Nora Bonesteel is glad to see some life brought back to the old mansion, even if it is by summer people. But when they decide to stay through Christmas, they find more than old memories in the walls.
On Christmas Eve, Sheriff Spencer Arrowood and Deputy Joe LeDonne find themselves on an unwelcome call to arrest an elderly man for a minor offense. As they attempt to do their duty, while doing the right thing for a neighbor, it begins to look like they may all spend Christmas away from home.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Meet the Authors: Karen Sandler (Lee & Low Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 626
Description :

Tankborn
The Tankborn trilogy is a highly acclaimed YA science fiction dystopia by Karen Sandler. The third book, Rebellion, was released by the Tu Books imprint of LEE & LOW this spring. The series deals with genetic engineering, oppression, and freedom.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 2:45pm
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 popular bilingual picture book, now in paperback, deals delicately with the subjects of immigration, deportation, and what it's like to leave part of your heart on the other side of the border. California Book Award nominee, Tejas Star Book Award Nominee, and winner of the International Latino Book Award in the picture book category.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: A.S. King (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 422
Description :

Glory O'Brien's History of the Future

In this masterpiece about freedom, feminism, and destiny, Printz Honor author A.S. King tells the epic story of a girl coping with devastating loss at long last--a girl who has no idea that the future needs her, and that the present needs her even more.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Alison Formento (Albert Whitman & Company) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 517
Description :

These Rocks Count
Mr. Tate's class is about to learn there is more to rocks than being dirty lumps on the ground. The latest installment to Alison Formento's These Things Count series.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ann M. Martin (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 523
Description :

Rain Reign
In her most powerful novel yet, Newbery Honor author Ann M. Martin tells the story of girl with mental/emotional challenges and the dog she loves.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Canh Tang (Red Rock Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1346
Description :

Timeless Vietnam
This volume introduces the vibrant photographs of Canh Tang. This is a collection capturing the timeless, exotic essence and beauty of Vietnam. The images dance as if they were in motion, seemingly stretching time before viewers' eyes.
Amplifying the pictures are snippets of Cao Dao, Vietnamese folk poetry in both the original Vietnamese and translated into English.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Cathy Ace (TouchWood Editions / PGW) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 322
Description :

The Corpse With the Platinum Hair (#4 in the Cait Morgan Mystery Series)
The author will be signing free ARCs of the 4th book in the classic whodunit series in the tradition of Agatha Christie and Sue Grafton. Eccentric criminologist and foodie Cait Morgan and her significant other, retired cop Bud Anderson, travel to Las Vegas. As they dine in the casino owners’ exclusive private dining room, a woman acknowledged as Queen of The Strip, is murdered. Security locks down the room, and Cait, Bud, a corpse, and ten possible murderers are trapped for hours while the bodies pile up, the tension mounts, and the list of suspects dwindles....

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Christopher Herndon (Craigmore Creations) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2016
Description :

Terra Tempo! Sneak Peek Comic Book, Illustrator Signing
This free comic offers a sneak peek into the third volume of the Terra Tempo graphic novel series (ages 8+), an ongoing time travel adventure for young readers. From the great American natural history museums of the present day to the beginning of the Age of Mammals, this is the most challenging adventure yet for our trio of students—training at the Academy of Planetary Evolution! Keep an eye out for the graphic novel release in October 2014! Illustrator Christopher Herndon will be signing the free comic book.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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)
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Duncan Tonatiuh (Abrams Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 628
Description :

Separate Is Never Equal: Sylvia Mendez and Her Family's Fight for Desegregation
By Pura Belpré Award-winning author Duncan Tonatiuh comes the only picture book that tells the inspiring tale of Sylvia Mendez. Almost 10 years before Brown vs. Board of Education, Sylvia Mendez and her parents helped end school segregation in California. An American citizen of Mexican and Puerto Rican heritage who spoke and wrote perfect English, Mendez was denied enrollment to a “Whites only” school. Her parents took action by organizing the Hispanic community and filing a lawsuit in federal district court. Their success eventually brought an end to the era of segregated education in California.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ellen Hopkins (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 302-303
Description :

Rumble
Can an atheist be saved? The New York Times bestselling author of Crank and Tricks explores the highly charged landscapes of faith and forgiveness with brilliant sensitivity and emotional resonance.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Eric LaSalle (Ingram Content Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 616
Description :

Laws of Wrath
The butchered body of a transvestite is found in a dumpster. Nothing out of the ordinary for NYPD, except the victim just so happens to be the brother of Detective Phee Freeman. With the clock running down and bodies piling up, Phee and his partners must do everything they can to stop the bloodshed and determine if the evil they are hunting and the psychopath they are trusting could actually be one in the same.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Eriq La Salle (Ingram Content Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 611
Description :

Laws of Wrath
A butchered body is found in a dumpster. Nothing out of the ordinary for NYPD, except the victim is the brother of Detective Phee Freeman. Initially it looked like a random act of violence, but there are similar ritualistic murders throughout the city. Phee, his partner Quincy Cavanaugh, and FBI Agent Maclin, have no choice but to join forces with Dr. Daria Zibik, a brilliant but deranged cult leader. Phee and his partners must do everything they can to stop the bloodshed and determine if the evil they are hunting is the psychopath they are trusting.‎

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Eugene Yelchin (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 523
Description :

Arcady's Goal
From the author of Breaking Stalin's Nose comes another glimpse into Soviet Russia, this time as told by Arcady, a young boy who dreams of playing with the Red Army Soccer Club

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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

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