Author Event Sessions

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Saturday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Kid Chef Eliana (Children's Plus Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 342
Description :

Cool Kids Cook: Fresh and Fit

Whip up nutritious meals with America's favorite kid chef! Wholesome, fresh, and flavorful ingredients are the focus in these tasty dishes. Children (and adults) can prepare these international recipes with ease.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Abbie Schiller (The Mother Company) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 312
Description :

Casey Caterpillar Feels Left Out
Sweet little Casey Caterpillar feels left out when Lucy Ladybug and Bette Bumblebee play Air Acrobatics; because Casey doesn't yet have wings! When Mentor Bailey Butterfly encourages Casey to share how she feels, the whole gang learns an important lesson about empathy.

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: 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: 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: 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: Shaunta Grimes (Penguin Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 449
Description :

Rebel Nation
The highly anticipated sequel to "Viral Nation," where unwitting heroine Clover Donovan continues both her rebellion against The Company, and her search for her brother.

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: Mette Harrison (Soho Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 646
Description :

The Bishop's Wife
In this eye-opening mystery set in the heart of Mormon Utah, a bishop's wife suspects that her missing neighbor might have been murdered by her husband.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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: Marcus Sedgwick (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 523
Description :

Midwinterblood
2014 Printz Medal Winner!

An archaeologist who unearths a mysterious artifact, an airman who finds himself far from home, a painter, a ghost, a vampire, and a Viking: the seven stories in this compelling novel all take place on the remote Scandinavian island of Blessed where a curiously powerful plant that resembles a dragon grows. From award-winning author Marcus Sedgwick comes a book about passion and preservation and ultimately an exploration of the bounds of love.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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: 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)
10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Melanie R Martel (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Stars of the Savanna
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

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: 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: Mara Price (Arte Público Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 225
Description :

Grandma's Chocolate / El Chocolate de Abuelita
Abuela’s visits from Mexico are always full of excitement for young Sabrina. She can’t wait to see what’s in her grandmother’s yellow suitcase covered in stickers from all the places she has visited. Inside are a host of riches: colorful ribbons, a clay whistle shaped like a bird, a drum, and the strong smell of chocolate.

With her grandmother’s help, Sabrina learns all about the history and customs of the native peoples of Mexico. This includes the traditional garment known as the huipil, and the source of chocolate, the cacao tree, which was first cultivated by the indigenous tribes.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:00am - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kathryn Otoshi (KO Kids / Publishers Group West) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 322
Description :

One and Zero
Kathryn Otoshi will be signing her acclaimed titles ONE (how one voice can make a difference) and ZERO (a lesson about self-esteem). Also will sign f&g's of her forthcoming new title, TWO.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Nikki Grimes (Boyds Mills Press/Highlights Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 569
Description :

WORDS WITH WINGS

STARRED REVIEW -- "Grimes has written a novel in verse that is an enthusiastic celebration of the power of words and imagination... Always accessible, Grimes' language is vivid, rhythmic and figurative... Grimes' words speak to the daydreamer in every reader." -- Booklist, starred review

A Coretta Scott King Author Honor Book
An ALSC Notable Children's Book
A Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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