Author Event Sessions

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Sunday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Belinda Vesquez 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

Saturday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ben Mezrich (Perseus Books Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 334
Description :

Seven Wonders
When the reclusive mathematician Jeremy Grady is murdered, it's up to his estranged brother Jack to find out why. Jack's search leads him on a far-flung journey-from Brazil, India, Peru, and beyond-as he unravels the mystery that links the Seven Wonders of the World, and discovers that Jeremy may have hit upon something that's been concealed for centuries.

With a heart-pounding pace and panoramic backdrops, Seven Wonders is an electrifying read, and will be the first in a trilogy.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ben Mezrich (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 302-303
Description :

Bringing Down the Mouse
Charlie Lewis goes on a roller coaster ride of risk, math, and gaming in this middle grade novel that parallels the New York Times bestselling Bringing Down the House, which inspired the movie 21 with Kevin Spacey.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Ben Thompson (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 422
Description :

Guts & Glory: The American Civil War

From female spies fighting for the Rebel cause to daring cavalry rides deep into enemy territory, Civil War history is filled with fearless figures and incredible events. This invigorating overview for kids uses exciting art, illustrated maps, and colorful facts to entertain readers with stories of the legendary heroes and unlikely but totally true events that make up one of America's most fascinating conflicts. A history buff and Civil War reenactor, Ben Thompson brings the Civil War to life for young historians and reluctant students alike.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 27 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Benjamin DeHaven (Midpoint Trade Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 226
Description :

Confessions of a Self-Help Writer
Lunge into a funny, audacious, and devastating work of fiction based on factual events. As much a comedy as a tragedy, “Confessions is a unique piece of literature to be remembered for its originality as much as for its significance as a statement about living life in today’s harsh reality.” Explore the psyche of one of the world's most profound advisors: a Quixotic adventurer who admits freely to lurid depravity, substance abuse, and emotional complexity. Despite personal demons, he’s fooled adherents into a unique reverence and might be responsible for saving more souls than Mother Teresa and Gandhi combined.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Benjamin Parzybok (Consortium Book Sales & Distribution) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 343
Description :

Sherwood Nation
In drought-stricken Portland, Oregon, a Robin Hood-esque water thief is caught on camera redistributing an illegal truckload of water to those in need. Nicknamed Maid Marian—real name: Renee, a twenty-something barista and eternal part-time college student—she is an instant folk hero. Renee rides her swelling popularity and the public's disgust at how the city has abandoned its people, raises an army . . . and secedes a quarter of the city.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 27 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Meet the Authors: Beth Yarnall (Entangled Publishing) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 536
Description :

Dyed and Gone
Hairstylist Azalea March is looking forward to a wild weekend in Las Vegas with her friends. But fun quickly turns to drama. Azalea now has to convince Alex, the sexy detective from her past, to help her prove Vivian’s innocence and comb through clues more twisted than a spiral perm. But the truth is stranger than anything found on the Las Vegas Strip, and proving Vivian’s innocence turns out to be more difficult than transforming a brunette into a blonde.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Bethanny Crandell (Perseus Books Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 334
Description :

Summer on the Short Bus
In an honest coming-of-age, this debut YA features a privileged teen being sent to council special needs' teenagers at a rural summer camp.

With sharp, wry humor that is reminiscent of Girl,Interrupted, combined with light, Clueless-like observations, Summer on the Short Bus also explores how easily society can criticize differences, and how one person can change.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 27 - 4:30pm

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Meet the Authors: Betsy Diamant-Cohen (ALA Store) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
ALA Store
Description :

Transforming Preschool Storytime: A Modern Vision and a Year of Programs
This book presents a new approach to storytime, one that employs repetition with variety to create an experience which helps children connect and engage with the story on a higher level. It offers a year’s worth of activities specifically designed to address multiple intelligences through a repetition-based process.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Blake Nelson (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 422
Description :

The Prince of Venice Beach

Cali is a teen runaway on the streets of Venice Beach. He's got a pretty sweet life: a treehouse to sleep in, a gang of surf bros, a regular basketball game. What he doesn't have is a plan.

All that changes when a cop refers Cali to a private investigator looking for a missing teen. After all, Cali knows everyone in Venice. But the streets are filled with people who don't want to be found, and when he's hired to find a girl who would do anything to stay hidden, Cali must decide where his loyalties truly lie.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Blanca Irene Arbeláez (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Te Espero en el Cielo
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Bonnie S Mata (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Just A Kiss
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 27 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Bonnie S Mata (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Just A Kiss

2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 10:00am

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)

Saturday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Brian Floca (Random House Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 543
Description :

Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas
World-renowned swimmer and bestselling author Lynne Cox and Caldecott Medal-winning illustrator Brian Floca team up to bring us this inspiring story of an elephant seal who knew exactly where she belonged.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 10:00am

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)

Monday, June 30 - 11:00am

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)

Monday, June 30 - 1:00pm

1:15pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Brian Francis Slattery (Seven Stories Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 555
Description :

The Family Hightower
The novel takes a look at capitalism and organized crime in the 20th century, the legend of the self-made man, and what money can do to people. Like Jeffrey Eugenides' Middlesex, The Family Hightower stretches across both generations and continents, bearing the weight of family secrets and the inevitable personal toll they take on loved ones despite our best intentions.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Brooklyn Skye (Entangled Publishing) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 536
Description :

Fragile Line
Sixteen-year-old Ellie Cox is losing time. It started out small…forgetting a drive home or a conversation with a friend. But her blackouts are getting worse, more difficult to disguise as forgetfulness. When Ellie goes missing for three days, waking up in the apartment of a mysterious guy—a guy who is definitely not her boyfriend—her life starts to spiral out of control.

Perched on the edge of insanity, with horrific memories of her childhood leaking in, Ellie struggles to put together the pieces of what she’s lost—starting with the name haunting her, Gwen.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Bryan Collier & Claire Rudolf Murphy (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 522
Description :

My Country 'Tis of Thee
Everyone knows the words to “My Country, ’Tis of Thee.” What most don’t realize is that this iconic song has been a beacon of change for hundreds of years. Generations of protesters and civil rights pioneers have created new lyrics, beginning in royalist Britain and continuing through conflicts in colonial times, the American Revolution, the suffragist and labor movements, and the struggles for black and Native American civil rights. With spectacular illustrations by Caldecott Honor–winning artist Bryan Collier, My Country, ’Tis of Thee offers a fascinating insight into the American fight for freedom.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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