Author Event Sessions

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Saturday, June 27 - 8:00pm

8:00pm - 10:00pm
The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction Announcement and Reception [$] Author Event, Ticketed event Hotel Nikko
Nikko Ballroom
Description :

The eagerly anticipated announcement and presentation of the Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, ALA’s only single-book awards for adult trade fiction and nonfiction, is followed by a chance to mingle at the dessert and drinks reception. The two books chosen as winners from the shortlist of six will be announced. Both winners attended the 2014 event to receive their medals and offered inspiring, entertaining remarks. Keynote speaker is best-selling author, actor, and NBA MVP Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. Cosponsored by Booklist and RUSA. Purchase tickets here: http://alaac15.ala.org/ticketed-events#RUSA.

Cost :
ALA Members $35; Non-ALA Members $35; RUSA Members $25

Saturday, June 27 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Bookmobile Saturday Author Luncheon [$] Author Event, Other, Ticketed event InterContinental San Francisco
Sutter
Description :

This year's Bookmobile Saturday Author Luncheon will feature Mac Barnett. Bestselling and award winning author Mac Barnett wrote The Terrible Two with his friend Jory John. The duo met through their jobs at 826LA and 826 Valencia, nonprofit centers that give kids free help with their creative and expository writing. Mac will discuss his work with 826 and his belief that one way to ensure we have diverse readers and writers is by making sure students everywhere—especially in low-income neighborhoods—have access to free, fun, high-quality writing instruction.

Tickets to the lunch are $25; a limited amount of tickets will be available for purchase at the door. Please refer to Ticket OLS1 when registering at www.alaannual.org; space is limited. Barnett’s participation is made possible by Abrams.

Interests :
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
Cost :
25

Saturday, June 27 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Mary Jane Auch & Herm Auch (Holiday House) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1203
Description :

The Buk Buk Buk Festival
Feathers fly and humor abounds as the literary adventures continue for Henrietta, the talented chicken from THE PLOT CHICKENS. Thrilled to have her picture book published, Henrietta is all aflutter with excitement when she's invited to a local book festival. However, the event organizers did not count on having a chicken show up to sign books. Luckily, Henrietta comes up with a clever plan to make herself heard and become a respected author. As Henrietta's loyal local children's librarian explains, "A chicken who can write books is a national treasure."

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Dana Bowman (Central Recovery Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1303
Description :

Bottled: A Mom's Guide to Early Recovery
An unflinching and hilarious memoir about recovery as a mother of young kids, Bottled explains the perils moms face with drinking and chronicles the author's path to recovery, from hitting bottom to the months of early sobriety—a blur of pain and chaos—to her now (in)frequent moments of peace. It offers empathy, comic relief, and encouragement for moms everywhere.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Patrick McHugh (Glass House Press / Ingram Publisher Services) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1242
Description :

Keeper of the Black Stones
Jason Evans has been given a gift, a set of stones that allows him to jump through time. He now must stop the man who is using those stones to travel through time and change history for his own purposes. A man who is now holding Jason's grandfather hostage, and threatening the world's very existence. Jumping through time, Jason must enter the world of Medieval England, learn its customs, navigate unimaginable danger, and help Henry VII win the Battle of Bosworth, in the name of finding his grandfather and destroying the one man who pledges to turn history inside out.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Anna Kang & Christopher Weyant (Baker & Taylor) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2815
Description :

That's (Not) Mine
Two fuzzy creatures both want to sit in the same comfy chair. The trouble is, they can’t agree who it belongs to. They get madder and madder, until . . . With expressive illustrations and simple text, this giggle-inducing tale about (not) sharing and (not) being a good friend features the endearing characters from Theodor Seuss Geisel Award winner You Are (Not) Small.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 8:00am

8:00am - 10:00am
Literary Tastes Author Event, Program Moscone Convention Center
West Exhibit Hall, 1st Floor
Description :

Listen to some of the year’s best authors discuss their works and the craft of writing while enjoying the company of other book lovers. This year we are featuring Katherine Addison (Goblin Emperor), Amy Belding Brown (Flight of the Sparrow), Stuart Rojstaczer (The Mathematician's Shiva), Jo Walton (My Real Children) and Ashley Weaver (Murder at the Brightwell) followed by a book signing with each. All Annual Conference registrants are invited! Light refreshments served. This event is sponsored by Penguin RandomHouse, Macmillan Publishers, and Ingram Content Group.

Saturday, June 27 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Alex Gino (Scholastic) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3224
Description :

George
Grades 3-7

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Martha Brockenbrough (Scholastic) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3224
Description :

The Game of Love and Death
Grades 7-12

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Adam Christopher (Tor/Forge Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1013
Description :

Made to Kill
Made to Kill is the thrilling new speculative noir from novelist and comic writer Adam Christopher. It's Raymond Chandler's detective fiction meets Lawrence Block's Keller novels... with robots. In their starred review on The Burning Dark Library Journal said Christopher "builds tension expertly." (Galley signing.)

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Icy Smith (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Daddy, My Favorite Guy
An International Latino Book award winner, this bilingual English and Spanish rhyming children’s story is a beautiful and poignant reassurance of a father’s unconditional love. Daddy cooks, cleans, reads, and plays with his children. Available in 4 rhyming bilingual editions – Eng/Spanish, Eng/Chinese, Eng/Arabic and Eng/Nepali.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Louis Sachar (Mackin Educational Resources) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1403
Description :

Small Steps
Two years after his release from Camp Green Lake, sixteen-year-old Armpit gets a job working for a landscaper in his hometown of Austin, Texas. He sets out to turn his life around, taking small steps to get ahead. Armpit gets involved in his friend's get-rich-quick scheme, and soon finds himself in a romantic, yet dangerous situation.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Ali Benjamin (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1219
Description :

The Thing about Jellyfish
After her best friend dies in a drowning accident, Suzy is convinced that the true cause of the tragedy was a rare jellyfish sting. Retreating into a silent world of imagination, she crafts a plan to prove her theory--even if it means traveling the globe, alone. Suzy's achingly heartfelt journey explores life, death, the astonishing wonder of the universe...and the potential for love and hope right next door.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Mac Barnett & Jory John (Abrams Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1022
Description :

The Terrible Two
It’s prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the two finally decide to join forces and pull off the biggest prank ever seen: a prank so huge that it would make the members of the International Order of Disorder proud.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 29 - 8:30am

8:30am - 9:30am
Auditorium Speaker Series featuring Joshua Davis with Rick Jacobs and David Thomson - President Christine Lind Hage's Program—From Cover to Screen — Books to Movies Author Event, Presidents program, Speaker Series Moscone Convention Center
Esplanade 305
Description :

Joshua Davis, author of “Spare Parts,” will be joined by producer Rick Jacobs and esteemed film critic David Thomson to talk about the writing of the book, the creation of the movie and how movies are judged and reviewed. Attendees will also view a trailer for the film version, starring George Lopez, Jamie Lee Curtis and Marissa Tomei. “Spare Parts” is about four undocumented Mexican teenagers overcoming all odds to win a high-tech underwater robot competition against teams from elite universities, and has been called a “triumphant read” by the Toronto Star and “a great American story” by the Washington Post.

Sponsored by Macmillan and Random House

Sunday, June 28 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Brian Selznick (Scholastic) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3224
Description :

The Marvels
Grades 3-7

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Todd Parr (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1219
Description :

It's Okay to Make Mistakes
In a tradition of Todd Parr's fan-favorite "It's Okay to Be Different," a book about embracing mistakes and the joy of happy accidents.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Erica Perl (Abrams Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1022
Description :

Totally Tardy Marty
From Chicken Butt! author Erica Perl and celebrated illustrator Jarrett J. Krosoczka comes this playful story of opposites who don’t just attract, but also learn a lot from their complementing personalities.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 8:30am

8:30am - 10:00am
How Makerspaces and DIY Science Can Promote STEM Learning at Every Age Author Event, Exhibitor session Moscone Convention Center
124 (N)
Description :

Long before atom-smashers and deep-space probes, there were no separate classes of people labeled scientists or inventors. Fundamental breakthroughs in science and technology were made by ordinary people who felt a passion to explore, build, and create with the tools at hand. Today, the economic importance of STEM is greater than ever, and devices like 3D printers and rich sources of scientific understanding online can empower individuals to new success—if they are properly motivated to engage with STEM subjects and if they have access to those resources. The role that libraries can play in making those connections has therefore never been more crucial.

John Rennie, editorial director of MHE’s AccessScience, will lead this panel of Makerspace innovators and leading librarians. They will discuss the best practices for libraries that want to encourage hands-on exploration and curiosity-driven learning of STEM subjects, with case studies from successful programs across a wide range of ages. They will also look at exciting new information resources that can help libraries and their users develop the knowledge and skills to participate effectively in a Maker-friendly world.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Annie Barrows & Sophie Blackall (Chronicle Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3124
Description :

Ivy and Bean 10
Watch out, you diabolical masterminds! There's a new detective on Pancake Court: Bean! She laughs at danger! She solves even the most mysterious mysteries! What? There aren't any mysteries? Then Bean and her assistant, Ivy, will make some!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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