Author Event Sessions

Timesort descending Title Type Location

Saturday, June 28 - 10:00am

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: 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 - 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: 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: 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 - 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: 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: 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 - 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: 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)

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

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 - 11:30am
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
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 - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Victoria Schwab (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 603
Description :

The Unbound
A spellbinding sequel to Victoria Schwab's dark YA novel about an otherworldly library called the Archive, that contains the bodies of everyone who has ever died in the course of human history.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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 - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Lee Roderick (Probitas Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1348B
Description :

True Wealth The Vision and Genius of James LeVoy Sorenson
Journalist, News Director and Former President of the National Press Club has written the story of Jim Sorenson who was born into poverty to teenage parents, and labeled “mentally retarded” by his first school teacher. Yet he died a billionaire, widely regarded as a genius inventor and entrepreneur. The medical tools he invented, including the paper surgical mask and flexible catheters, are now used in hospitals across the globe.

Launching 2015
ProbitasPress.com

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Patricia McKissack (Scholastic) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 403
Description :

Days of Jubilee
Biography - Non-Fiction

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Neal Shusterman (Penguin Young Readers Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 442-443
Description :

Ship Out of Luck
Equal parts clever and riotous, Ship Out of Luck brings back the beloved cast of characters from Neal Shusterman’s acclaimed The Schwa Was Here and Antsy Does Time.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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