Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

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 - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Lorie Ann Grover (Blink) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 508
Description :

Hit
In this new contemporary YA novel by Lorie Ann Grover, Sarah is a senior with a full ride to Mills College for Girls, but her plans shift when she falls for her student teacher, a graduate student from UW, and is convinced Mr. Haddings is flirting back.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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 - 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: 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: 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
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: 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 - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Laurie Gardner (Consortium Book Sales & Distribution) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 343
Description :

The Road to Shine
An inspiring story of one woman's vision quest that offers life-changing insights and practical guidance for courageously claiming your life.

Using her own personal, professional, and exotic travel experiences, Laurie Gardner shows how we can derive life-changing insights and essential personal growth from any situation. Most importantly, we discover how to connect with our deepest desires and our highest selves, learning to honor our own intuition and truth.

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 - 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 - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Icy Smith (East West Discovery Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2059
Description :

Three Years and Eight Months
Based on true events during World War II, “Three Years and Eight Months” tells a compelling journey of hardships and human endurance of ordinary people in Hong Kong during the Japanese occupation. A 10-year-old Chinese American boy secretly joins the Chinese war resistance group to help save the lives of thousands of prisoners of war, as well as allied forces. The book features historical notes and photographs documenting the Japanese occupation in Hong Kong from 1942 to 1945.
2014 Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People, Cooperative Children's Book Center (CCBC) Choices, three book award gold medalists, etc.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Ace Collins (Abingdon Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 313
Description :

Man's Best Hero
From Lassie to Old Yeller to Rin Tin Tin to Marley, dogs have stolen our attention and our hearts. In real life, our own pets are more than just canine companions; they are members of our family. And for some, they are heroes and brave servants.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Armando Rendon (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Noldo and his Magical Scooter at the Battle of the Alamo
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Jeannette L Clariond (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Cuaderno de Chihuahua
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Juana Bordas (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

The Power of Latino Leadership

2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Veronica Reyes (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Chopper! Chopper!
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Carol McCloud (Partners Publishers Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2108
Description :

Have You Filled a Bucket Today?
Through sweet, simple prose and vivid illustrations, this heart-warming book encourages positive behavior as children see how easy and rewarding it is to express kindness, appreciation, and love on a daily basis.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Jonathan Friesen (Penguin Young Readers Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 442-443
Description :

Mayday
Powerful and hard-hitting, this is a compelling story about what it means to live your life—for your own sake—from an award-winning author.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Meg Medina (Candlewick Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 602
Description :

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass
A Latina teen is targeted by a bully at her new school -- and must discover resources she never knew she had. Winner of the 2014 Pura Belpré Author Award

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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