Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Sunday, June 29 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Tracy Holczer (Penguin Young Readers Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 442-443
Description :

The Secret Hum of a Daisy
“Holczer expertly crafts the characters and dialogue to create a story readers will identify with, and thoroughly enjoy… More than simply a book about grief and the death of a parent, Grace’s story is about the search for identity. An essential purchase for middle-grade collections.”—School Library Journal, starred review

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Yuyi Morales (Children's Plus Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 342
Description :

Nino Wrestles the World

Lucha Libre champion Nino has no trouble fending off monstrous opponents, but when his little sisters awaken from their naps, he is in for a no-holds-barred wrestling match that will truly test his skills.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Evan Tuk (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 302-303
Description :

Grandfather Gandhi
Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson tells the story of how his grandfather taught him to turn darkness into light in this uniquely personal and vibrantly illustrated tale that carries a message of peace.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 30 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
ALCTS presents Sub-Librarians Scion of the Baker Street Irregulars Author Event, Discussion/Interest group Las Vegas Convention Center
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Description :

Two Decades with The Beekeeper's Apprentice and Sherlock Holmes

Laurie R. King will speak to the Sub-Librarians and all Sherlockians and mystery fans Monday morning. Celebrating the Twentieth anniversary of the first of Mary Russell's memoirs, The Beekeeper's Apprentice, Laurie will talk about the adventures shared by Russell and the World's Greatest Consulting Detective.

This program is sponsored by ALCTS (Association for Library Collections and Technical Services).

Laurie R. King is the New York Times bestselling author of 22 novels and other works, including the Mary Russell-Sherlock Holmes stories (from The Beekeeper’s Apprentice, named one of the 20th century’s best crime novels by the IMBA, to 2014′s Dreaming Spies). She has won or been nominated for an alphabet of prizes from Agatha to Wolfe, been chosen as guest of honor at several crime conventions, and is probably the only writer to have both an Edgar and an honorary doctorate in theology. She was inducted into the Baker Street Irregulars in 2010, as “The Red Circle”. From the author's website.

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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
9:00am - 9:30am
Meet the Authors: Lucia De Garcia (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Building Bridges of Understanding - My Personal Quest for Unity and Peace
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 9:30am
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
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Christopher Paul Curtis (Random House Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 543
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: David Wiesner (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 403
Description :

Mr. Wuffles
Another comic tour de force from three-time Caldecott medalist David Wiesner. Mr. Wuffles ignores all his cat toys but one, which turns out to be a spaceship piloted by small green aliens. When Mr. Wuffles plays rough with the little ship, the aliens must venture into the cat's territory to make emergency repairs. A 2014 Caldecott Honor book.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: E.B. Lewis (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 302-303
Description :

All Different Now: Juneteenth, the First Day of Freedom
Experience the joy of Juneteenth in this celebration of freedom from the award-winning team of Angela Johnson and E.B. Lewis. Told in Angela Johnson’s signature melodic style and brought to life by E.B. Lewis’s striking paintings, All Different Now is a joyous portrait of the dawn breaking on the darkest time in our nation’s history.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Frank Cammuso (Candlewick Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 602
Description :

Otto's Backwards Day
Otto the contrary cat battles to get his stolen birthday back in this second team effort from Frank Cammuso and Jay Lynch.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: James Rollins (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 502
Description :

The Kill Switch

The first in an exciting Sigma Force spin off series featuring rogue agent Tucker Wayne and his military working dog Kane from the new collaboration of New York Times bestselling authors James Rollins and Grant Blackwood.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Lemony Snicket (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 422
Description :

File Under: 13 Suspicious Incidents

Match wits with Lemony Snicket to solve thirteen mini-mysteries.

Paintings have been falling off of walls, a loud and loyal dog has gone missing, a specter has been seen walking the pier at midnight -- strange things are happening all over the town of Stain'd-By-The-Sea. Called upon to investigate thirteen suspicious incidents, young Lemony Snicket collects clues, questions witnesses, and cracks every case. Join the investigation and tackle the mysteries alongside Snicket, then turn to the back of the book to see the solution revealed.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Paul Fleischman (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 503
Description :

Seedfolks
The acclaimed, best-selling story of thirteen very different people who start a garden as strangers, and come away a community.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Raúl Colón (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 302-303
Description :

Baseball Is...
The ultimate celebration of an all-American sport, this picture book captures the joy and the history of baseball—and knocks it out of the park!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 2:00pm
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
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
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

Monday, June 30 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Elizabeth Wein (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 603
Description :

Rose Under Fire
The Schneider Family Book Award winner is a stunning novel about courage and friendship during WWII and is the companion to the critically acclaimed Code Name Verity.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:30am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Judy Schachner (Penguin Young Readers Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 442-443
Description :

Skippyjon Jones Snow What
The #1 New York Times bestselling Skippyjon Jones stars in his own playful fairy tale set in a winter snowscape!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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