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Friday, June 26 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 7:00pm
ALA/ERT Exhibits Opening Reception Exhibitor session, Social event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall
Description :

Join in the fun as we kick off the 2015 Annual Conference.
ALA Exhibitors will be on hand to welcome you throughout the
Exhibit Hall as you enjoy hors d’oeuvres and drinks. This is a
great way to start your conference experience, so be sure to
join us!
Sponsored by ALA, the Exhibits Round Table (ERT) and your ALA
Exhibitors.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Dan Santat (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1219
Description :

The Adventures of Beekle
Winner of the 2015 Caldecott Medal

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Grace Mattioli (Grace Mattioli) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3443
Description :

Olive Branches Don't Grow on Trees; Discovery of an Eagle
The first two books in a trilogy about the Greco’s-a quirky, New Jersey Italian family.

Olive Branches Don't Grow On Trees tells of middle child, Silvia and her journey to unite her feuding family. It's filled with humor, insight and unforgettable characters! Best of 2012, Suspense Magazine.

Discovery of an Eagle is the story of a cross country journey. Readers will feel that they are along on the ride in this soulful road story as lovable characters explore a vividly painted American landscape, encounter a cast of colorful characters and discover what it takes to be truly happy.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Icy Smith (East West Discovery Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3738
Description :

Mystery of the Giant Masks of Sanxingdui
This unprecedented children’s story offers a glimpse into the lost civilization of Sanxingdui, an ancient city in China over 3,000 years ago. It is a story about tradition, honor, art and respect, revealing the people’s collective sacrifice for peace. In 1986, the epic discovery of the monumental bronzes in Sanxingdui was acknowledged as the “ninth wonder of the ancient world.” The artifacts unearthed are as old as the Pyramids of Egypt and reveal an advanced and civilized society in Sanxingdui. The ancient history of China is being rewritten as the ongoing excavation of Sanxingdui continues. 2015 Skipping Stones Honor Awards.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Icy Smith (East West Discovery Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3738
Description :

Three Years and Eight Months
Based on true events during World War II, the book 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. Historical notes and photographs documenting the Japanese occupation included.

A recipient of 14 national book awards including 2014 Foreword Reviews Book of the Year Award Gold Winner; Chinese American Librarians Association Best Book Award; Notable Social Studies Trade Books for Young People.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Icy Smith (East West Discovery Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3738
Description :

Daddy, My Favorite Guy
It is a beautiful and poignant reassurance of a father’s unconditional love. Daddy cooks, cleans, reads, and plays with his children. He is funny, caring, and understanding. This heartfelt story is told in four rhyming bilingual editions – Eng/Spanish, Eng/Chinese, Eng/Arabic and Eng/Nepali.

Winners of the International Latino Book Awards in the Best Poetry Book and Most Inspirational Children’s Picture Book categories, Mom’s Choice Gold Award in Bilingual Children’s Picture Books and Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year Award in Preschool Picture Book.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jane Cleland (Macmillan Adult) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1009
Description :

Ornaments of Death
The tenth book in Jane K. Cleland's mystery series featuring an amateur sleuth/antiques appraiser in New Hampshire

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Katherine Prior (Readers to Eaters / PGW) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1327-1328
Description :

Sylvia's Spinach
Sylvia Spivens hates spinach. But one day Sylvia's teacher gives her a packet of spinach seeds to plant for a school garden. Overcoming her reluctance and enduring a long wait, Sylvia discovers the joy of growing food from the ground up and finds the pleasure of tasting something new. Parents identify with the challenge of feeding healthy food to a picky eater, and educators understand the magic and rewards of school gardens. Best of all, young readers celebrate Sylvia's strong will, curiosity, and, maybe, her love of spinach.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kathryn Otoshi (KO Kids / Blue Dot Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1327-1328
Description :

Beautiful Hands
Little hands can do so many wonderful things: touch, stretch, reach.

Based on co-author Bret Baumgarten’s question to his children, “What will your beautiful hands do today?” , the story is a call-to-action book about all the amazing things our hands can do when we put positive ideas into motion. Co-written with beautiful artwork created by award-winning author & illustrator, Kathryn Otoshi, over a hundred people's loving handprints were given in the making of this unique children's book.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Michael Smith (East West Discovery Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3738
Description :

Relativity
A charming rhyming story that is not Einstein’s theory of relativity, but something just as important. Relativity is an engaging book designed to inspire children to start thinking comparatively and analytically. A Junior Library Guild Selection and a winner of the International Latino Book Award in Best Children’s Picture Book. Available in Eng/Spanish and Eng/Nepali editions.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Michael Smith (East West Discovery Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3738
Description :

Thomas the T. rex
Nine-year-old Thomas and Rita embark on a journey to Montana for a fossil hunting and study expedition with the Junior Scientist Club of the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. Thomas discovers a 66-million-year-old dinosaur nicknamed Thomas—one of the ten most complete T. rex skeletons in the world.

Through the eyes of Thomas and Rita, young readers learn about the T. rex and how dinosaurs lived, as well as the basics of excavation and the preparation of fossils for their public debut in the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles. An Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Michael Smith (East West Discovery Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3738
Description :

My Ducky Buddy
With fun rhyming text and warm illustrations, this buoyant story goes to the heart of what being a kid is all about. A story of love and friendship between a boy and his rubber ducky. Available in four rhyming bilingual editions – Eng/ Spanish, Eng/Chinese, Eng/Arabic and Eng/Nepali.

Award winners of the International Latino Book Award, Moonbeam Children’s Book Award, Mom’s Choice Award and the Creative Child Magazine Book of the Year.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Monica Wesolowska (Hawthorne Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1334
Description :

Holding Silvan
Monica Wesolowska has written a deeply moving, affecting memoir about the death of her baby son. This sensitively drawn portrait of motherhood and marriage explores the meaning of life, survival, and letting go in powerful, emotive prose that transcends grief. Far from being a depressing book, HOLDING SILVAN is one of those books you read and cry over and put down feeling that the human spirit is really indomitable. Abraham Verghese said, “A tender, poignant and courageous narrative – insightful and beautifully written.”

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
5:45pm - 6:15pm
Zine Pavilion: Zine Swap! Social event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Zine Pavilion
Description :

If you make zines, bring a stack of them to the Zine Pavilion during the opening festivities to trade with other zinester librarians. There will be special treats for everyone who trades.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 26 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Gene Luen Yang (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1004
Description :

Secret Coders
Welcome to Stately Academy, a school which is just crawling with mysteries to be solved! The founder of the school left many clues and puzzles to challenge his enterprising students. Using their wits and their growing prowess with coding, Hopper and her friend Eni are going to solve the mystery of Stately Academy no matter what it takes! From graphic novel superstar (and high school computer programming teacher) Gene Luen Yang comes a wildly entertaining new series that combines logic puzzles and basic programming instruction with a page-turning mystery plot!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: John Palfrey (Perseus Books Group) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1320
Description :

Bibliotech
The founding chairman of the Digital Public Library of America explains how libraries can survive and flourish in a digital world

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Katherine Applegate (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1127
Description :

Ivan: The Remarkable True Story of the Shopping Mall Gorilla
In this evocative, accessible picture book, illustrated by G. Brian Karas, Katherine Applegate tells the true story of the gorilla who inspired her Newbery-winning novel The One and Only Ivan. The real Ivan, known as the Shopping Mall Gorilla, lived alone in a small cage for almost thirty years before he was finally relocated to the gorilla habitat at ZooAtlanta. Back matter includes photographs of Ivan.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
6:00pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Sebastian Meschenmoser (NorthSouth / Ingram Publishing Services) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1235
Description :

Mr. Squirrel and the Moon
When Mr. Squirrel awakens to find that the moon has landed on his tree, he frantically tries to get rid of it before someone suspects him of stealing it and puts him in jail. But when he rolls the moon off of his tree, it gets stuck on Mrs. Hedgehog's bristles and when the billy-goat arrives and butts it with his horns . . . Will the moon ever be the same again? Sebastian Meschenmoser's hilarious illustrations and rollicking tale will be a bedtime favorite.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
6:00pm - 6:45pm
Meet the Authors: Roberta Kaplan (W. W. Norton & Company) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1119
Description :

Then Comes Marriage
Roberta Kaplan’s gripping story of her defeat of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) before the Supreme Court. THEN COMES MARRIAGE is the story of the relationship behind the watershed case, Kaplan’s own difficult coming-out journey, and the fascinating unfolding of "United States v. Windsor". Full of never-before-told details, this is the momentous account of a thrilling historic and political victory for gay rights.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Alma Flor Ada (Lee & Low Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1020
Description :

Let Me Help!/¡Quiero • Ayudar!
Perico learns this phrase from little Martita, who’s been saying it a lot lately. When the whole family scrambles to prepare for Cinco de Mayo, Perico knows there must be some way he can help—even if he is just a parrot.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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