Author Event Sessions

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Saturday, June 28 - 11:00am

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: Jonathan Auxier (Abrams Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 628
Description :

The Night Gardener
This much-anticipated follow-up to Jonathan Auxier’s exceptional debut, Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes, is a Victorian ghost story with shades of Washington Irving and Henry James. More than just a spooky tale, it’s also a moral fable about human greed and the power of storytelling.
The Night Gardener follows two abandoned Irish siblings who travel to work as servants at a creepy, crumbling English manor house. But the house and its family are not quite what they seem. Soon the children are confronted by a mysterious spectre and an ancient curse that threatens their very lives.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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: J.R. Johansson (Flux/Llewellyn) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 235
Description :

Paranoia: Book 2 of the Night Walkers
As Parker's alter ego, Darkness, spins out of control, he must face a worse threat. The Takers--another breed of Night Walkers--are creating an immortality pill, forcing Parker's father to cooperate in its production.
Parker will put his life in danger as he enters the realm of the Takers to save his father.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kelly Cooper (Red Rock Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1346
Description :

Cookies for Grown-Ups
COOKIES FOR GROWN-UPS by Kelly Cooper offers recipes for sophisticated dessert cookies and savory cocktail cookies. Novel ingredient combos yield spectacularly delicious results, that have early critics applauding this author's easy and original yet high-style, entertaining ideas.

Come take a taste and meet Kelly at the Red Rock Press booth.

Kelly lives in California and in Nevada. Your patrons who bake will love you for stocking this book and you may just want to invite Kelly to host your next Friends of the Library fundraiser.

There's full color photo of and suggested drink pairing for each original, luscious cookie.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Holly Black (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 302-303
Description :

Doll Bones
Discover the Newbery Honor winner Doll Bones, from Holly Black, the cocreator of the Spiderwick Chronicles.

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: 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 - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kelli Stanley (Macmillan - Adult) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 528
Description :

City of Ghosts
PI Miranda Corbie will do anything to find her long-lost mother, but to do so she must expose a Nazi spy and clear her name of the murder in this breakout mystery from award-winner Kelli Stanley

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: Robert Repino (Soho Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 646
Description :

Mort(E)
In the "war with no name" of sentient ants versus humans, a young housecat named Mort(e) has become instrumental as a war hero for the ant Colony. But his perilous missions double as a secret search for his lost love, a dog named Sheba, which will eventually lead him to the truth behind the Colony, EMSAH—the humans' most dangerous weapon—and the fate of all of earth's creatures.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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: Marilyn Singer (Penguin Young Readers Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 442-443
Description :

Follow Follow
Now one of Booklist‘s 30 Best Books of the Year!

Read these clever poems from top to bottom and they mean one thing. Then reverse the lines and read from bottom to top and they mean something else–it is almost like magic!

A celebration of sight, sound, and story, this book is a marvel to read again and again.

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: 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: Matt de la Pena (Random House Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 543
Description :

The Living
Shy took the summer job to make some money. But everything changes when the Big One hits. Shy's only weeks out at sea when an earthquake more massive than ever before recorded hits California, and his life is forever changed.

The earthquake is only the first disaster. Suddenly it's a fight to survive for those left living.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Julie Olson (Shadow Mountain Publishing) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 227
Description :

Discover America
Follow the patriotic journey of a little red balloon as it makes its way from the West Coast to the East Coast of the United States.
Accompanied by the words of one of America’s most beloved anthems "America the Beautiful," DISCOVER AMERICA shows the diversity and beauty of our great country through the eyes of our nation’s children. To add an interactive experience, kids all across the United States will be able to go online to send their own balloons on their own journey.

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

Saturday, June 28 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Rick Najera (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Almost White: Forced Confessions of a Latino in Hollywood
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:30am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jarrett Krosoczka (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 503
Description :

Platypus Police Squad: The Ostrich Conspiracy
The opening of the Kalamazoo City Dome-the world’s largest indoor amusement complex-has everyone in the city buzzing, especially because it’s going to be the shooting site for Chase Mercy’s new blockbuster film. But that’s when things start to go haywire, and Mayor Edward Davis suspects foul play. Who would want to sabotage the dome, and why? Detectives Rick Zengo and Corey O’Malley are on the case! The second in the Platypus Police Squad series.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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