Author Event Sessions

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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 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Carmella Van Vleet (Nomad Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 327
Description :

Explore Electricity! with 25 Great Projects
Electricity is a timely subject for kids to explore. In "Explore Electricity! With 25 Great Projects," kids ages 6-9 will learn the basics of electricity: currents, circuits, power, magnetism and electromagnetism, motors and generators. They'll become more attuned to how much they rely on electricity in their daily lives. Hands-on activities combined with informational text will excite kids about STEM, the interrelated fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 30 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Sandra Elaine Scott (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Mañana Starts Today: Affirmations to Jumpstart Your Heart, Mind and Soul
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Elena Stowell (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Indo Com o Fluxo

2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

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)

Saturday, June 28 - 11:00am

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

Saturday, June 28 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Mary Jo Heller (VOYA Press, an imprint of E L Kurdyla Publishing) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1326
Description :

Sex in the Library: A Guide to Sexual Content in Teen Literature
Sex in the Library: A Guide to Sexual Content in Teen Literature (SITL) describes a booktalking program developed for middle and high school students, teachers, parents, public library patrons, and librarians about sexual content in books written for teens. Public and school librarians will benefit from the guidance for establishing selection policies in this area and for sharing those policies with teachers, parents, administrators and teens. The book provides no-holds-barred and no-body-parts-left-out reviews of more than 100 books to be considered for collections and booktalks. With humor and insight, Sex in the Library is recommended for public and school libraries.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 27 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 7:00pm
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 extensive 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, 3 book award gold medalists, etc.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 11:00am

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

Spirited Leadership: 52 Ways To Build Trust
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Pilar Vélez & Shelly Llanes Bréso (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Pas de Deux: Relatos y Poemas en Escena
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ken Setterington (Orca Book Publishers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 654
Description :

Branded by the Pink Triangle
Before the rise of the Nazi party, Germany, especially Berlin, was one of the most tolerant places for homosexuals in the world. But that all changed when the Nazis came to power. When the concentration camps were built, homosexuals were imprisoned along with Jews and the pink triangle sewn onto prison uniforms became the symbol of the persecution of homosexuals. A mix of historical research, first-person accounts and individual stories brings this time to life for young readers. Stories of bravery, friendship and the perseverance of the human spirit will educate and inspire.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Sally Gardner (Candlewick Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 602
Description :

Maggot Moon
Set in a ruthless regime, an unlikely teenager risks all to expose the truth about a heralded moon landing. 2014 Printz Honor Book

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Carol Lynch williams (Macmillan (adult)) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 528
Description :

THE HAVEN

For the teens at The Haven, the world beyond the towering stone wall that surrounds the premises is a dangerous unknown and always has been since the hospital was established in the year 2020. It was built to help control the Disease that claims limbs and lungs–and memories–but what if it's not the safe place it claims to be? Award-winning YA novelist Williams' new novel is "Deliciously enigmatic." — Kirkus Reviews

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: E.K. Johnston (Lerner Publishing Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 623
Description :

The Story of Owen: Dragon Slayer of Trondheim
There have always been dragons. As far back as history is told, men and women have fought them, loyally defending their villages.

But dragons and humans have one thing in common: an insatiable appetite for fossil fuels. From the moment Henry Ford hired his first dragon slayer, no small town was safe. Dragon slayers flocked to cities, leaving more remote areas unprotected.

Such was Trondheim's fate until Owen Thorskard arrived. At sixteen, with dragons advancing and his grades plummeting, Owen faced impossible odds—armed only with a sword, his legacy, and the classmate who agreed to be his bard.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Anne Osterlund (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Salvation
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Alina Gonzalez (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Serendipity: Poems About Love in High School
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Loriene Honda (Martin Pearl Publishing) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 239
Description :

The Cat Who Chose to Dream
Jimmy the Cat chooses to be interned in a World War II internment camp as a gesture of loving support to the Japanese American family to whom he belongs. Readers witness, through the cat's eyes, the devastating condition of the camp, as well as the sense of injustice he feels seeing his family go through this demoralizing experience. Through the beautiful artwork by Jimmy Mirikitani, and the inclusion of therapeutic relaxation and visualization techniques, Loriene Honda, demonstrates how the imaginative mind can prove to be one’s most powerful tool in surpassing adversity.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Friday, June 27 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Laurice Elehwany Molinari (Zonderkidz) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 508
Description :

The Ether
While living a seemingly ordinary life, a 12-year-old boy discovers his true identity of a guardian angel and must begin his intense training under the guidance of the archangels while still living his suburban life.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Pseudonymous Bosch (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 422
Description :

Bad Magic

As in fake. Cheesy. Unreal. At least, that's what Clay, who has seen one magic show too many, thinks.

When words from his journal appear mysteriously on his school wall as graffiti, he never imagines that magic might be to blame. And when the same graffiti lands him at Earth Ranch, a camp for "troubled" kids on a remote volcanic island, magic is the last thing he expects to find there.

Elusive author Pseudonymous Bosch introduces an extraordinary new series that will have you believing in the unbelievable.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Helen Foster James (Sleeping Bear Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 224
Description :

Grandma Loves You!
Grandma Loves You! is the special story of a grandmother’s heartfelt affection for her new grandchild. In enchanting woodland scenes, Grandma Bunny joyously welcomes the new arrival. Grandmothers and grandchildren can share this story together over and over again.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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