Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Saturday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Nick Bruel (ALA Graphics) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
ALA Store
Description :

Bad Kitty
Author and illustrator Nick Bruel will sign copies of his Bad Kitty poster from ALA Graphics. And stop by take a picture with Bad Kitty himself!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 10:45am
Meet the Authors: Don Tate (Lee & Low Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 626
Description :

It Jes' Happened
It Jes' Happened is an award-winning picture book biography of folk artist Bill Traylor, who began drawing as a homeless man in his eighties and became one of the most important folk artists in America. Winner of the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Honor and named one of Booklist's Top Ten Biographies for Youth.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Amy Schwarts (Abrams Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 628
Description :

100 Things That Make Me Happy
In the grand tradition of “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens” comes an uplifting tribute to 100 everyday things worth celebrating. The list, in rhyming couplets, draws directly from a preschool­er’s world—from slippery floors to dinosaurs, from goldfish to a birthday wish. Amy Schwartz weaves a masterful balance between art and text, with each of the 100 items portrayed as its own well-observed and warmly detailed vignette.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Amy Schwartz (Abrams Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 628
Description :

100 Things That Make Me Happy
In the grand tradition of “Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens” comes an uplifting tribute to 100 everyday things worth celebrating. The list, in rhyming couplets, draws directly from a preschool¬er’s world—from slippery floors to dinosaurs, from goldfish to a birthday wish. While the contents provide readers with a frame of reference for the quantity of “100”—a celebratory milestone in preschools and early elementary grades—the oversized pages envelop young children in the wonderful things surrounding them.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Anita Yasuda (Nomad Press / PGW) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 327
Description :

Explore Natural Resources! with 25 Great Projects
What are natural resources? And why is it important to prevent natural resources from being wasted? EXPLORE NATURAL RESOURCES! answers these questions. The 25 projects inspire young readers ages 6-9 to have fun while learning why natural resources are important to all living things and how every child can take care of the earth’s resources through reducing, reusing, and recycling. Kids will read about national parks and early environmentalists, Earth celebrations, and the science behind renewable and nonrenewable resources.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Brian Conaghan (Bloomsbury Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 529
Description :

When Mr. Dog Bites
A blindingly funny, poignant, and unforgettable portrayal of a teen's life with Tourette's. Dylan Mint's journey to come to terms with both the disorder that has defined his life and his preconceptions about the world around him is hilarious, painful and, ultimately, utterly masterful.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:00am - 11:00am
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)
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Colleen Gleason (Chronicle Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 608
Description :

The Spiritglass Charade
Book Two in the Stoker & Holmes series. Seventeen-year-old Willa Aston is obsessed with spiritual mediums, convinced she is speaking with her mother from beyond the grave. What seems like a case of spiritualist fraud quickly devolves into something far more menacing: someone is trying to make Willa appear lunatic using an innocent-looking spiritglass to control her. It will take all of Mina's wit and Evaline's muscle to keep London's sinister underground at bay.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Daniel Beaty & Bryan Collier (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 422
Description :

Knock, Knock: My Dad's Dream for Me

WINNER OF THE 2014 CSK ILLUSTRATION AWARD

Every morning, I play a game with my father.
He goes knock knock on my door
and I pretend to be asleep
till he gets right next to the bed.
And my papa, he tells me, "I love you."

But what happens when, one day, that "knock knock" doesn't come? This powerful and inspiring book shows the love that an absent parent can leave behind, and the strength that children find in themselves as they grow up and follow their dreams.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
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.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Diane Cook (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 502
Description :

Man V. Nature

Told with perfect rhythm and unyielding brutality, these stories expose unsuspecting men and women to the realities of nature, the primal instincts of man, and the dark humor and heartbreak of our struggle to not only thrive, but survive. In Diane Cook’s perilous worlds, the quotidian surface conceals an unexpected surreality that illuminates different facets of our curious, troubling, and bewildering behavior.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Dianne de las Casas (Children's Plus Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 342
Description :

Cinderellaphant

An adaptation of the traditional tale of Cinderella with animals rather than humans as characters.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Helen Foster James (Sleeping Bear Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 224
Description :

Paper Son
In 1926, 12-year-old Fu Lee lives with his grandparents in a small village in China. He lives with his grandparents because his parents are dead. Before Lee's parents died, they spent all of their money buying a "paper son slot" for him to go to America. Being a "paper son" means pretending to be the son of a family already in America. If Lee goes, he will have the chance for a better life, but first he must pass the test at Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Ian Hoffman (Albert Whitman & Company) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 517
Description :

Jacob's New Dress
Jacob likes playing with trucks and dinosaurs. He also likes to play dress up. Jacob and his parents discover that there are all kinds of ways to be a boy! Meet Ian Hoffman co-author of Jacob's New Dress.

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

Lunch Lady and the Schoolwide Scuffle
Lunch Lady and Betty have been unceremoniously cut from the school budget, and the timing couldn't be worse—the villains from all nine of her previous adventures are worming their way back into Thompson Brook with a masterfully devious plan. Will the Breakfast Bunch still be able to count on Lunch Lady's superhero gadgets and abilities to save the school, or are they on their own? Don't miss Lunch Lady's swashbuckling finale!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Jen Bryant & Melissa Sweet (Eerdmans Books for Young Readers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 402
Description :

The Right Word: Roget and His Thesaurus (free galleys)

For shy young Peter Mark Roget, books were the best companions -- and it wasn't long before he began writing his own book. But he didn't write stories; he wrote lists. Peter took his love for words and turned it to organizing ideas and finding exactly the right word to express just what he thought. His lists grew and grew, eventually turning into one of the most important reference books of all time.

Readers will marvel at Roget's life, depicted through lyrical text and brilliantly detailed illustrations. This elegant book celebrates the joy of learning and the power of words.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Jennifer L. Holm (Random House Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 543
Description :

The Fourteenth Goldfish
Believe in the possible . . . with this brilliantly quirky, thought-provoking new novel from New York Times besteller and three-time Newbery Honor winner Jennifer L. Holm!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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 - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Kean Soo (Capstone) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 462
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Jellaby: The Lost Monster

Quiet but bright Portia has just moved to a new neighborhood with her mom. Adjusting to life without a father is hard enough, but school is boring and her classmates are standoffish -- and even Portia's mom is sort of distant. But things start to get better when Portia mounts a midnight excursion into the woods behind her house where she discovers a shy and sweet purple monster.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Kevin Henkes (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 503
Description :

The Year of Billy Miller
Award-winning author Kevin Henkes delivers a short, satisfying, laugh-out-loud funny school and family story complete with homework (dioramas!), school shows (original poetry performed at microphones!), canceled sleepovers, and epic sibling temper tantrums. Told in four short sections, The Year of Billy Miller follows second grader Billy Miller through the school year. A John Newbery Honor Book.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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