Author Event Sessions

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Saturday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Alaya Dawn Johnson (Scholastic) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 430
Description :

The Summer Prince
Fiction

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Sarah Ban Breathnach (Perseus Distribution) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 335
Description :

The Best Part of the Day

In her international bestseller Simple Abundance, Sarah Ban Breathnach inspired millions of women to find happiness in each day of their lives. Now Breathnach is back with her first children’s book: The Best Part of the Day. Beautifully illustrated and lyrically written, this “good night” story encourages children to find at least one moment in each day that is worthy of celebration. The Best Part of the Day is the perfect addition to any family’s nighttime routine.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Nancy Rue (Thomas Nelson) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 511
Description :

Sarah's Choice
Torn between advice from her coworkers, the insistence of her mother and sister that she keep the baby, her insecurity about her relationship with Matt, and the void where her father should be, Sarah has no idea how to make this decision.

For every woman who has made painful decisions, Sarah’s Choice offers comfort, wisdom and hope.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Esther Ehrlich (Random House Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 543
Description :

Nest
For fans of Jennifer Holm, a heartfelt and unforgettable middle-grade novel about an irresistible girl and her family, tragic change, and the healing power of love and friendship. In 1972 home is a cozy nest on Cape Cod for eleven-year-old Naomi “Chirp” Orenstein, her older sister, Rachel; her psychiatrist father; and her dancer mother. But then Chirp’s mom develops symptoms of a serious disease, and everything changes.

Nest is Esther Ehrlich’s stunning debut novel. Her lyrical writing is honest, humorous, and deeply affecting.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:45am
Meet the Authors: Don Tate (Lee & Low Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 626
Description :

It Jes' Happened
It Jes' Happened is an award-winning picture book biography of folk artist Bill Traylor, who began drawing as a homeless man in his eighties and became one of the most important folk artists in America. Winner of the Ezra Jack Keats New Writer Award Honor and named one of Booklist's Top Ten Biographies for Youth.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 10:00am

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

Pink Fire Trucks
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 27 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Laura Lane McNeal (Penguin Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 449
Description :

Dollbaby
A big-hearted coming-of-age debut set in civil rights-era New Orleans—a novel of Southern eccentricity and secrets

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Meet the Authors: Karen Sandler (Lee & Low Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 626
Description :

Tankborn
The Tankborn trilogy is a highly acclaimed YA science fiction dystopia by Karen Sandler. The third book, Rebellion, was released by the Tu Books imprint of LEE & LOW this spring. The series deals with genetic engineering, oppression, and freedom.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Kristin Levine (Penguin Young Readers Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 442-443
Description :

The Paper Cowboy
The author of critically acclaimed The Lions of Little Rock returns with another gem set during McCarthyism era.

Poignantly written, Kristin Levine proves herself a master of gripping and affecting historical fiction.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Becky Krinsky (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Mujer Actual, Mujer de Valor
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Rebecca Rasmussen (Random House LLC) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 542
Description :

Evergreen
From the author of The Bird Sisters, an emotionally charged novel that tells the story of two siblings, raised apart, attempting to share a life.

It is 1938 when Eveline follows her husband into the wilderness of Minnesota. They have a new baby boy named Hux. When Emil leaves to take care of his sick father, the unthinkable happens: a stranger arrives, and Eveline becomes pregnant. She gives the child away, and while Hux grows up hunting and fishing in the woods with his parents, his sister, Naamah, is raised an orphan.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 4:00am

4:00am - 5:00am
Meet the Authors: Annette LeBlanc Cate (Candlewick Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 602
Description :

Look Up! Bird-Watching in Your Own Backyard
You don’t have to own binoculars and know a bunch of fancy Latin names to watch birds! No matter where you live, they’re in your neighborhood -- just look up. 2014 Sibert Honor Book

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 29 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Tom Angleberger (Abrams Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 628
Description :

The Qwikpick Papers: Poop Fountain!
Fast, funny, and a little gross, this series from the creator of Origami Yoda is as kid-friendly as they come.
Lyle Hertzog and his friends Marilla and Dave expect to spend another dull holiday passing time at the local Qwikpick convenience store. Then an article in their hometown paper catches their eye—the sludge fountain at the nearby sewage plant is being retired. With this news, the three friends decide they’re on a quest: to see the “poop fountain” before it fades from glory. And so begins the first mission of the Qwikpick Adventure Society.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Amanda Stanford (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Joyas de la Revolución
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ian Doescher (Random House LLC) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 542
Description :

William Shakespeare's The Jedi Doth Return
Reimagined in glorious iambic pentameter-and complete with twenty gorgeous Elizabethan illustrations-William Shakespeare's Star Wars will astound and edify Rebels and Imperials alike. Zounds! This is the book you're looking for.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Karri Thompson (Entangled Publishing) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 536
Description :

Mirror X
Put into a cryogenic tube at seventeen,forgotten during a holocaust that decimated the world, I've finally been awakened to a more serene and peaceful future. But things at the hospital are new and strange.

Everyone is young, banded and tracked. And everyone is keeping secrets. The cute geneticist Michael Bennett might be the only good thing in this crazy new world where “life is precious” but no one seems free to live it. When I’m told only I can save the human race from extinction, it's clear my freeze didn’t avoid a dreadful fate. It only delayed the horror…

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 28 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Jason Edwards (Rogue Bear Press) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1948
Description :

Will Allen and the Hideous Shroud
In this third volume in the CHRONICLES OF THE MONSTER DETECTIVE AGENCY series, there is only one horror that could be a more dreadful challenge for fledgling Monster Detective Will Allen than battling a roomful of monsters - MIDDLE SCHOOL!
But if that's not enough, Will’s new case is sure to make his head spin: he has to defend a BULLY! But can Will rise to the occasion and rescue his brutish client when his special monster-fighting flashlight, the RevealeR, has suddenly turned more dangerous than the monsters themselves?

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 29 - 10:00am

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

The Wild Book
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

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

Saturday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Amy Timberlake (Random House Children's Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 543
Description :

One Came Home
Newbery Honor Winner!

In the town of Placid, Wisconsin, in 1871, Georgie Burkhardt is known for two things: her uncanny aim with a rifle and her habit of speaking her mind plainly. When Georgie's sister Agatha runs away and when the sheriff returns to town with an unidentifiable body—wearing Agatha's blue-green ball gown—everyone assumes the worst. Except Georgie. Refusing to believe the facts that are laid down before her, Georgie sets out on a journey to find her sister.Yet even with resolute determination and her trusty Springfield single-shot, Georgie is not prepared for what she faces on the western frontier.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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