Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Saturday, June 28 - 10:30am

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)
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: 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 - 12:00pm
Margaret A. Edwards Brunch [$] Author Event, Ticketed event Las Vegas Hotel
Ballroom B
Description :

NEW TIME!! Come join us for brunch and listen to Markus Zusak, winner of the 2014 Margaret A. Edwards Award, speak about his writing. The award honors Zusak's significant and lasting contribution to writing for teens, for his books “The Book Thief,” “Fighting Ruben Wolfe,” “Getting the Girl,” and “I Am the Messenger”. The annual award is administered by YALSA and sponsored by School Library Journal magazine.

Cost :
39
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

Saturday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Graciela Tiscareño-Soto (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Good Night Captain Mama
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Lidia Morris & Luis A Rosado (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Desarrollo del Español para Maestros en Programas de Educación Bilingüe

2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Rashin Kheriyadh (NorthSouth Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 313
Description :

Two Parrots
Rashin, an award-winning new artist from Iran, brings Rumi's classic to life! A plucky parrot living in the home of a wealthy merchant appears to have everything: the love of his owner, the best food, and a golden cage. But, despite all this, the parrot is sad. The merchant will do anything to make his parrot happy! But will he be willing to set his beloved pet free? Rashin's colorful and lively illustrations bring a fresh and distinctive perspective to this thoughtful classic about what is most important in life.

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

Calling Him Dad

2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 11:45am
Meet the Authors: Glenda Armand (Lee & Low Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 626
Description :

Love Twelve Miles Long
This tender picture book tells the story of Fredrick Douglass and his mother, who lived on a plantation twelve miles away from Frederick and made the long journey at night, by foot, to see her son. One of the 2013 California Collections titles in the Elementary School category.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:00am - 11:45am
Meet the Authors: Susan L. Roth (StarWalk Kids Media) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 947
Description :

Princess at the Ball
Be the lucky recipient of an ALA-original collaged PRINCESS crown from author Susan L. Roth! Susan L. Roth's latest book once again features the popular PRINCESS character. Follow Princess and her sidekick, a fluffy white cat, as they conspire to be allowed to stay up for a grownup party. Crowns, party dresses and drinks with cherries all around!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:00am - 11:45am
Meet the Authors: Susan L. Roth (StarWalk Kids Media) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 947
Description :

Princess at the Ball
Be the lucky recipient of an ALA-original collaged PRINCESS crown from author Susan L. Roth! Susan L. Roth's latest book once again features the popular PRINCESS character. Follow Princess and her sidekick, a fluffy white cat, as they conspire to be allowed to stay up for a grownup party. Crowns, party dresses and drinks with cherries all around!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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
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
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Carrie La Seur (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 502
Description :

The Home Place

Carrie La Seur makes her remarkable debut with The Home Place, a mesmerizing, emotionally evocative, and atmospheric literary novel in the vein of The House Girl and A Land More Kind Than Home, in which a successful lawyer is pulled back into her troubled family’s life in rural Montana in the wake of her sister’s death.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Clare Vanderpool (Random House Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 543
Description :

Navigating Early
New York Times Best Seller and Printz Honor Winner Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool, is an odyssey-like adventure of two boys' incredible quest on the Appalachian Trail where they deal with pirates, buried secrets, and extraordinary encounters.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Debra Fine (Midpoint Trade Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 226
Description :

Beyond Texting: The Fine Art of Face-to-Face Communication for Teenagers
Beyond Texting is the first book for teens to explain how to be plugged in without neglecting the necessity and power of physical, human interaction. Even the most outgoing teen may find a job interview, first date or meeting with a teacher to be challenging because of lack of skill. Offering practical advice and cheat sheets Beyond Texting strives to help teens balance their digital and real world image and relationships.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Don Tate (Charlesbridge) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 557
Description :

The Cart that Carried Martin
The strength and spirit of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. permeates this picture book about the funeral of Dr. King in Atlanta, Georgia, in 1968. Quiet, yet affecting, The Cart That Carried Martin is a unique tribute to the life of a man known world-wide for his outstanding efforts as a leader of the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Elaine Viets (Penguin Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 449
Description :

Catnapped!
The latest in the Dead-End Job Mystery series, featuring Husband and wife PI team Helen Hawthorne and Phil Sagemont!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Grace Hansen (ABDO) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1071
Description :

Introducing Abdo Kids!
Geared toward beginning readers, these PreK–2 titles marry simple text with beautiful full-bleed, full-color photography to develop reading skills. 84 ALL-NEW nonfiction titles available in hardcover, eBooks, Read-to-Me eBooks, and Spanish. Abdo Kids is a division of ABDO.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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