Author Event Sessions

Timesort descending Title Type Location

Saturday, June 28 - 10:00am

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 - 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: 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 - 4:00pm
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
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: Tyler Whitesides (Shadow Mountain) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 227
Description :

Janitors 4: Strike of the Sweepers
The stakes have never been higher, and you’ve never seen squeegees do this before! It is a wild and slightly unsanitary ride as Spencer, Daisy, and the rebels find themselves chased by Mr. Clean’s new and terrifying breed of toxite—the Sweepers. Time is short. With the fabled Manualis Custodem in hand, Spencer must figure out how to summon the founding witches if they ever hope to mop up and save education.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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 - 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: 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: 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: Belinda Vazquez Garcia (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Return of the Bones
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Kean Soo (Capstone) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 462
Description :

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: 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 - 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: 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 - 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 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: 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)

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