Author Event Sessions

Timesort descending Title Type Location

Saturday, June 28 - 11:30am

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)
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
11:30am - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Linda Joy Singleton (Albert Whitman & Company) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 517
Description :

Snow Dog, Sand Dog
In this whimsical book a young girl suffering from allergies uses her crafty nature and imagination to create a dog for each season. She builds a dog out of snow in winter, sand in summer, leaves in fall, and flowers in spring!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Ann M. Martin (Scholastic) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 403
Description :

Babysitters Club series Family Tree series
Fiction

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Karen Chacek & Emilio Hernandez (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

El Reino Aviar Cuentos Emplumados: Dos Chiflidos Chiflados
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Mary J Andrade (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Remembering a Beautiful Angel
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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
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 - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Deborah Wiles (Scholastic) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 430
Description :

Countdown
Fiction

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 28 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jacqueline Woodson (Penguin Young Readers Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 442-443
Description :

Brown Girl Dreaming
Jacqueline Woodson, one of today’s finest writers, tells the moving story of her childhood in mesmerizing verse.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Chris Campanioni (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Going Down
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Holly Black (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 422
Description :

The Darkest Part of the Forest

Hazel lives with her brother, Ben, in the strange town of Fairfold where humans and fae exist side by side. The faeries' seemingly harmless magic attracts tourists, but Hazel knows how dangerous they can be.

At the center of it all, there is a glass coffin in the woods. It rests right on the ground and in it sleeps a boy with horns on his head and ears as pointy as knives. Hazel and Ben were both in love with him as children. The boy has slept there for generations, never waking.

Until one day, he does...

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

Bruiser
Award-winning author Neal Shusterman delivers a suspenseful and chilling tale of friendship, family, and the sacrifices we make for the people we love.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Mary McNear (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 502
Description :

Up at Butternut Lake

It’s been ten years since Allie Beckett crossed the threshold of her family cabin at Butternut Lake, Minnesota. Now, newly widowed after the death of her husband in Afghanistan, she’s returned with her five-year-old son.

There, she reconnects with two friends she had in childhood. What Allie doesn’t count on is a newcomer to Butternut Lake, Walker Ford.

This novel follows these four unforgettable characters across a single summer as they struggle with love, loss, and what it means to take risks, confront fears, and embrace life, in all of its excitement and unpredictability.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 12:45pm
Meet the Authors: Frank Morrison (Lee & Low Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 626
Description :

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone
This picture book biography illuminates the life of Melba Doretta Liston, one of the luminaries of the jazz age who played with Duke Ellington, Billie Holiday, and Quincy Jones, just to name a few.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Rebecca Petruck (Abrams Books) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 628
Description :

Steering Toward Normal
A fast-paced coming-of-age debut for boys, set against the backdrop of 4-H steer competitions.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Ken Baker (Perseus Books Group) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 334
Description :

How I Got Skinny, Famous, and Fell Madly in Love
E! Chief News Correspondent Ken Baker's second novel focuses on a teenage girl who signs up to for a reality show where she must lose fifty pounds in fifty days.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Bonnie S Mata (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

Just A Kiss
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Janet Breceda-Wright & Nataly Wright (Latino Literacy Now) Author Event Las Vegas Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2110
Description :

The Audacious Little Princesses
2014 Int'l Latino Book Awards winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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