Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

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)
9:30am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Marilyn Nelson (Penguin Young Readers Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 442-443
Description :

How I Discovered Poetry
A powerful and thought-provoking Civil Rights era memoir from one of America’s most celebrated poets.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, June 30 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Alejandra Campos (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

I, Legal in the U.S.A.
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Ana Campos (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Pasaporte de Vida
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 10:45am
Meet the Authors: Susan L. Roth & Cindy Trumbore (Lee & Low Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 626
Description :

Parrots Over Puerto Rico
Parrots Over Puerto Rico is this year's winner of the Sibert Medal for Informational Text. This beautiful nonfiction picture book, which received five starred reviews, tells the parallel stories of the island of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican parrot, which was brought back from the brink of extinction.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Amy Timberlake (Children's Plus Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 342
Description :

One Came Home

In 1871 Wisconsin, thirteen-year-old Georgia sets out to find her sister Agatha, presumed dead when remains are found wearing the dress she was last seen in, and before the end of the year gains fame as a sharpshooter and foiler of counterfeiters.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Jen Bryant & Melissa Sweet (Random House Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 543
Description :

A Splash of Red: The Life and Art of Horace Pippin
A Robert F. Sibert Honor Book

Winner of the Schneider Family Book Award

Jen Bryant and Melissa Sweet team up once again to share this inspiring story of a self-taught painter from humble beginnings who despite many obstacles, was ultimately able to do what he loved, and be recognized for who he was: an artist.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Patricia McKissack (Random House Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 543
Description :

Never Forgotten
This gorgeous picture book by Newbery Honor winner Patricia C. McKissack and two-time Caldecott Medal-winning husband-and-wife team Leo and Diane Dillon is sure to become a treasured keepsake for African American families. Set in West Africa, this a lyrical story-in-verse is about a young black boy who is kidnapped and sold into slavery, and his father who is left behind to mourn the loss of his son. Here's a beautiful, powerful, truly unforgettable story about family, memory, and freedom.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Paul Fleischman (Candlewick Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 602
Description :

Eyes Wide Open
Paul Fleischman offers teens an environmental wake-up call and a tool kit for decoding the barrage of conflicting information confronting them.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Tim Tingle (The RoadRunner Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2067
Description :

How I Became A Ghost
The winner of the 2014 American Indian Youth Literature Award, HOW I BECAME A GHOST is the debut juvenile novel of internationally known Choctaw storyteller Tim Tingle. In it, a Choctaw boy tells the story of his tribe’s removal from its Mississippi homeland, and how its exodus to the American West led him to become a ghost — one able to help those left behind.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Dan Mager (Consortium Book Sales & Distribution) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 343
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:00am - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ellen Carney (Park Place Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1348B
Description :

Ellis Kackley Best Damn Doctor in the West
ELLIS KACKLEY opens as Dr. Kackley is graduating from medical school at the University of Tennessee and prepares to face unknown frontiers in the small, lawless town of Soda Springs, Idaho. This unforgettable portrait of an early western doctor in small-town America is filled with humor, warmth, tenderness and sadness. Ellis swims the Bear River to deliver a baby, takes out a man's kidney in a sheep camp, and attracts patients––including outlaws from across the U.S.

Ellis gives his life to medicine, but loses the things most precious to him in the process.

ProbitasPress.com

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 30 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: David Adler (Penguin Young Readers Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 442-443
Description :

Cam Jansen and the Spaghetti Max Mystery
Perfect for beginning chapter book readers, Cam Jansen and the Spaghetti Max Mystery is an exciting addition to the popular Cam Jansen series.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Jan Greenberg & Sandra Jordan (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 522
Description :

The Mad Potter
When George Ohr's trove of pottery was discovered in 1967, years after his death, his true genius was discovered with it. The world could finally see how unique this artist really was!

Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan, authors of the award winning Ballet for Martha, approach this colorful biography with a gentle and curious hand.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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)

Monday, June 30 - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Albert Monreal Quihuis & Veronica Lamanes (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

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

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Andres Tobar (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

The National Latino & American Indian Scholarship Directory
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Brian Floca (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 302-303
Description :

Locomotive
The Caldecott Medal Winner, Sibert Honor Book, and New York Times bestseller Locomotive is a rich and detailed sensory exploration of America’s early railroads, from the creator of the “stunning” (Booklist) Moonshot.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kevin Henkes (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 503
Description :

Penny and Her Marble
Penny found a marble as blue and perfect as the sky. The marble is smooth and the marble is fast, but the marble does not belong to her. It belongs to her neighbor, Mrs. Goodwin. Now Penny is worried she’s taken something important, but a chance encounter with Mrs. Goodwin puts all her fears to rest. A Theodor Seuss Geisel Honor Book.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Oscar Goodman (Perseus Books Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 334
Description :

Being Oscar: From Mob Lawyer to Mayor of Las Vegas
Now in paperback: the candid autobiography of legendary lawyer Oscar Goodman--defender of Meyer Lansky and Mike Tyson--and Las Vegas mayor.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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