Author Event Sessions

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Friday, June 26 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Time for Storytime! Author Event Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Golden Gate 1
Description :

Get ready to move, dance, sing, and play! Three respected chidren's storytime authorities, Betsy Diamant-Cohen, Linda Ernst, and Saroj Nadkarni Ghoting, will share examples from their popular storytime books, offer tips and advice, and take your questions. You'll learn about early literacy and have a great time!

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Multi-Voice "Radio Play" Mystery Drama Author Event, Exhibitor session, Social event Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Grand BR A
Description :

Blackstone Audio presents a multi-Voice "Radio-Play" mystery dramatization written by McCavity Award-winning author, Brian Freeman. The narrator role will be performed by Freeman and actor/narrator, Joe Barrett, will play the male roles. The female roles will be shared by Karen Kleckner Keefe and Booklist editor Rebecca Vnuk.

The story, "Spitting Devil", features the character Lieutenant Jonathan Stride of the psychological suspense series, published by Blackstone Audio written by Freeman and narrated by Barrett.
This will be a unique and enjoyable event sure to draw a crowd of audio-loving librarian folk!

Brian Freeman (www.bfreemanbooks.com) is a bestselling author of psychological thrillers. His books have been sold in 46 countries and appeared in 20 languages. His novel SPILLED BLOOD won the award for Best Hardcover Novel in the International Thriller Writers Awards. All of his books are available in audio editions from Blackstone.
Joe Barrett has appeared both on and off Broadway as well as in hundreds of radio and television commercials. He has earned multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards and has won the prestigious Audie Award. He has narrated books by such authors as John Irving, Trevanian, Brian Freeman, Don Winslow, and James W. Huston.
Librarian Rebecca Vnuk is the Editor for Reference and Collection Management at Booklist Magazine. Little-known fact: she is also an accomplished actress, with a degree in Musical Theater.

Karen Kleckner Keefe is the director of the Hinsdale (IL) Public Library. She is a reviewer for Booklist Magazine and creator of the ShelfRenewal blog with her partner in crime, Rebecca Vnuk.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 29 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gala Author Tea sponsored by ReferenceUSA [$] Author Event, Ticketed event Hilton San Francisco Union Square
Continental 6
Description :

Bestselling writers Adriana Trigiani, Paula McLain, Matthew Pearl, B.A. Shapiro, Sarah Pekkanen, and John Katzenbach will discuss their new books and talk about their writing lives. A light offering of tea, finger sandwiches, and a variety of sweet treats will be served. A book signing will follow, United for Libraries will recognize the winners of the 2014 Baker & Taylor Awards during this event. This event is sponsored by ReferenceUSA. Purchase tickets early as the event often sells out. Learn more about the authors on the United for Libraries website at http://www.ala.org/united/events_conferences/annual/ticketedevents/tea.

Cost :
$55 United for Libraries member, $60 non-members, $65 on site

Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
PLA Member Welcome Breakfast [Closed, $] Author Event, Social event, Ticketed event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 07 & 08
Description :

Join PLA President Larry Neal for an exclusive PLA members-only breakfast. We'll recognize the 15 individuals and libraries that received PLA awards and acknowledgements this year, including Scott Bonner, director of the Ferguson (Mo.) Public Library.

The event will also feature a special appearance by Al Roker. As a host and weatherman of NBC’s "Today Show," Roker has the undivided attention of the nation every weekday morning as America prepares for work. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet one of America’s most beloved TV hosts!

PLA thanks HarperCollins for its support of this event.

Reservations are required for this event. The RSVP form is now closed. Please contact us at pla@ala.org or 800-545-2433 ext. 5PLA (5752) for assistance.

Interests :
Closed :
Exclusive to group members
Cost :
Complimentary to PLA members

Saturday, June 27 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 8:30pm
The 17th Annual International Latino Book Awards Affiliate Event, Author Event, Social event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 07
Description :

Over the last 16 years the International Latino Book Awards has honored 1,668 authors and publishers and has grown to become the largest Latino literary and cultural awards event in the USA. Winners have been chosen from across the USA and from 18 countries outside the USA. The Awards are produced by Latino Literacy Now in conjunction with REFORMA, the National Association to Promote Library and Information Services to Latinos and the Spanish-speaking and Las Comadres de las Americas.

Join us in celebrating this year's winners!

For more information visit: www.lbff.us/ILBA.php www.reforma.org www.lascomadres.com

Sponsors :
AFL
REFORMA (Affiliate)

Saturday, June 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Library Innovation in Action Author Event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 04
Description :

The communities and users that libraries serve are always changing; true innovation helps libraries adapt to meet their needs and aspirations both now and in the future. Join library leaders and thinkers Ben Bizzle, John J. Huber, Anthony Molaro, Steven V. Potter, and Leah L. White as they present concrete examples of innovation in action that can be applied at your institution.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Best of the Best AAUP (AASL) Author Event Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Club Room
Description :

University presses represent an often-undiscovered gold mine of resources for school and public libraries. Hear the authors of two university press titles—Rose Eichenbaum, author of “The Director Within: Storytellers of Stage and Screen” published by Wesleyan , and Lee Wilson, author of “Rebel on Pointe: A Memoir of Ballet and Broadway” published by University Press of Florida—discuss their works. Also, three librarians from AASL and RUSA/CODES will present titles they selected as "the best" university press titles this year.

Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
AAP/LIBRARYREADS’ BOOK-A-LICIOUS BREAKFAST! Author Event, Exhibitor session Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Golden Gate B
Description :

The AAP and LibraryReads invite you to hear from six fantastic authors in a breakfast sponsored by the AAP Library Marketing Committee. Book signing to follow event.

Hear from authors:
Charles Belfoure, author of House of Thieves (Sourcebooks Landmark)
Anthony Marra, author of The Tsar of Love and Techno (Hogarth)
Celeste Ng, author of Everything I Never Told You (Penguin Books)
Nnedi Okorafor, author of Lagoon (Simon & Schuster/Saga Press)
Stacy Schiff, author of The Witches (Little, Brown & Co.)
Brigid Schulte, author of Overwhelmed (Picador/Macmillan)

Email Becca at bworthington@publishers.org to request an invitation.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
AAP’S CHILDREN’S & TEEN AUTHOR SPEED DATING EVENT Author Event, Exhibitor session Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Golden Gate B
Description :

Join 24 authors from 19 AAP publishing houses in a lightning round speed-dating event, brought to you by the AAP Children's Library Marketing Committee.

Elana Arnold, The Question of Miracles (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers)
Kathleen Baldwin, A School for Unusual Girls (Tor/Forge Books/Tor Teen)
Lizi Boyd, Big Bear, little chair (Chronicle Books)
Martha Brockenbrough, The Game of Love and Death (Arthur A. Levine Books)
Monica Brown, Lola Levine is Not Mean! (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Soman Chainani, The School for Good and Evil #3: The Last Ever After (Harper)
Joshua Davis, Spare Parts: Four Undocumented Teenagers, One Ugly Robot, and the Battle for the American Dream (Farrar, Straus & Giroux/FSG Originals)
Tania del Rio, Warren the 13th (Quirk Books)
Matt Faulkner, Gaijin: American Prisoner of War (Disney-Hyperion)
Kim Griswell, Rufus Goes to Sea (Sterling Children’s Books)
Tamara Ireland Stone, Every Last Word (Disney-Hyperion)
Stephen T. Johnson, Alphabet School (Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books)
Estelle Laure, This Raging Light (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt)
Amy Lukavics, Daughter Unto Devils (Harlequin TEEN)
Paige McKenzie, The Haunting of Sunshine Girl: Book One
(Weinstein Books/The Perseus Books Group)
Sebastian Meschenmoser, Mr. Squirrel and the Moon (NorthSouth Books)
Yvonne Prinz, If You’re Lucky (Algonquin Young Readers)
Debbie Ridpath Ohi, Where Are My Books? (Simon & Schuster/
Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
Lev Rosen, Woundabout (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
Barney Saltzberg, Redbird: Friends Come in Different Sizes (Workman)
Allan Stratton, The Dogs (Sourcebooks Fire)
Craig Thompson, Space Dumplins (Scholastic)
Steve “The Dirtmeister” Tomecek, Dirtmeister’s Nitty Gritty Planet Earth: All About Rocks, Minerals, Fossils, Earthquakes, Volcanoes, & Even Dirt! (National Geographic Kids Books)

Email Becca at bworthington@publishers.org to request an invitation.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
Celebrating Graphic Novels: Graphix and Beyond! Author Event, Exhibitor session Marriott Marquis San Francisco
Yerba Buena Salon 05
Description :

Graphic novels and the comic format have become increasingly popular, with both kids and adults. Join renowned authors and artists Raina Telgemeier (Smile, Sisters), Craig Thompson (Space Dumplins), Jennifer Holm (Sunny Side Up), Mike Maihack (Cleopatra in Space) and Dav Pilkey (Captain Underpants) to learn more about how graphic novels support literacy, learning, and a love of reading.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kevin Gerard (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Diego's Dragon
This award winning fantasy fiction novel is written for 10 to 13 year old readers. English and Spanish versions are available. Diego’s story is captivating readers all over the country. Kids like Diego a lot, but they really love Magnifico, his extraordinary but surly dragon.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Laura Ruby (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3100
Description :

Bone Gap
From acclaimed author Laura Ruby comes a fascinating, powerful, and wholly original teen novel about a beautiful girl who is kidnapped from a quiet Midwestern town and imprisoned by a mysterious man, and a boy, the only witness, who cannot forgive himself for being unable to identify her kidnapper.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Barney Saltzberg (Workman) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1120
Description :

Redbird (board book series)
Barney Saltzberg’s irrepressible and imaginative books—Good Egg, Beautiful Oops!, Arlo Needs Glasses, and A Little Bit of Oomph!, combine distinctive art, a lively spirit, and paper engineering to bring great joy to kids (and grown-ups, too). Now Barney is launching a new series of board books about a character named Redbird. With his long orange beak, red body, and friendly expression, Redbird calls to mind Dr. Seuss’s offbeat heroes and Boynton’s zany barnyard creatures, while embodying the author’s signature playful style.

REDBIRD: COLORS, COLORS EVERYWHERE! and REDBIRD: FRIENDS COME IN DIFFERENT SIZES.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Lowell Press (IBPA) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3208
Description :

The Kingdom of the Sun and Moon
With all-out war approaching, will a pair of young, courageous mouse brothers save their kingdom?

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:30am - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Robin Newman & Deborah Zemke (Creston Books / PGW) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1327-1328
Description :

Wilcox & Griswold: The Case of the Missing Carrot Cake
When food goes missing on Ed's farm, Detectives Wilcox and Griswold do what it takes to track down the thieves. In this case, Miss Rabbit's carrot cake has disappeared. Has it been stolen? Or eaten? Or both? Who dunnit?

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Valerie Nye & Kathy Barco (ALA Publishing) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
ALA Store
Description :

True Stories of Censorship Battles in America's Libraries
There are fewer situations more stressful in a librarian's professional life than being personally confronted with a demand to remove a book from the shelves or not knowing how to respond to other kinds of censorship challenges. Those facing censorship challenges can find support and inspiration in this book, which compiles dozens of stories from library front lines.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Katherine Applegate (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3100
Description :

The One and Only Ivan
Winner of the 2013 Newbery Medal and a #1 New York Times bestseller! This unforgettable and uplifting tween animal story explores the power of friendship, art, and hope with humor and touching poignancy.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 5:00pm
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

Sunday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:45am
Meet the Authors: Katheryn Russell-Brown & Frank Morrison (Lee & Low Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1020
Description :

Little Melba and Her Big Trombone
A biography of African American jazz virtuoso Melba Doretta Liston, a pioneering twentieth-century trombone player, composer, and music arranger at a time when few women, of any race, played brass instruments and were part of the jazz scene.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Suzi Eszterhas (Owlkids Books / PGW) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1331
Description :

Koala Hospital
A close-up look at life in a koala rescue center, KOALA HOSPITAL Hospital kicks off the new 4-book Wildlife Rescue series from Owlkids Books. Stunning photos by award-winning wildlife photographer Suzi Eszterhas give readers a rare view of koalas and the care they receive as they are rehabilitated for return to the wild. This non-fiction book includes an author Q&A with common questions from kids and an author’s note about small-scale ways that kids can help save koalas.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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