Author Event Sessions

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Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: JaNay Brown-Wood & Hazel Mitchell (Charlesbridge) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3116
Description :

Imani's Moon
Imani is the littlest girl in the village and the other kids make fun of her. Determined to prove herself, she works hard to jump so high she can touch the moon.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Marissa Moss (Creston Books / PGW) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1327-1328
Description :

Amelia's Middle-School Graduation Yearbook
On the 20th anniversary of the original "Amelia's Notebook," Amelia finally graduates from middle-school only to learn that her best friend Carly won't be going to the same high school as her.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Christie Matheson (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3100
Description :

Touch the Brightest Star
A companion to the popular Tap the Magic Tree. Christie Matheson again shows us the true interactivity of turning a page–and this time the magic is in the gorgeous nighttime sky, complete with sunsets, fireflies, stars, comets, and more!

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Lee E. Cart (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Born in the Wayeb: Book One of The Mayan Chronicles
In this novel, Na'om is born during the unlucky days of the Mayan Wayeb. She struggles to understand the fearful dreams and visions that have plagued her since birth. When they turn into living nightmares, she must overcome her fears to protect the ones she loves from a powerful adversary.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Rita M. Gardner (IBPA) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3208
Description :

The Coconut Latitudes: Secrets, Storms, and Survival in the Caribbean
A riveting coming-of-age memoir about a ruptured childhood in a tropical paradise.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Kate Racculia (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1127
Description :

Bellweather Rhapsody
A high school music festival goes awry when a young prodigy disappears from a hotel room that was the site of a famous murder/suicide fifteen years earlier, in a whip-smart novel sparkling with the dark and giddy pop culture pleasures of The Shining, Agatha Christie, and Glee.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen (Candlewick Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3316
Description :

Sam and Dave Dig a Hole
With perfect pacing, the multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling team of Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen dig down for a deadpan tale full of visual humor.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 2:00pm
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
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ignacio López-Calvo (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Dragons in the Land of the Condor: Writing Tusán in Peru
It is an academic non-fiction book dealing with cultural production by twentieth- and twenty-first-century Peruvian authors of Chinese descent. It explores the strategies used by these writers to claim either their belonging in the Peruvian national project or their difference as a minority ethnic group.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Rocky Banilla (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

A Taste of Honey
Driving through the Guatemalan jungles, a tragic car accident occurs. Young Alejandro subsequently falls into the hands of an indigenous tribe, a mysterious order of nuns, and a beautiful, but forbidden girl. This classic tale of survival unravels secrets that hide horrid abominations of nature.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Donna Galanti (IBPA) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3208
Description :

Joshua and the Lightning Road
A storm transports Joshua to a land where kids are slaves and power is king. [Middle Grade Speculative Fiction]

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Charles Belfoure (Sourcebooks) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3324
Description :

House of Thieves
Gilded Age, NYC: High-society architect John Cross values little more than his flawless professional reputation and his family's status among the elite. So he is shocked to discover that his son owes an unfathomable debt to the city’s most notorious criminal. To settle the score, John agrees to use his architectural knowledge to help the gang pillage the luxurious homes of friends and clients. As he's pulled into the seedy underbelly of the city, can he save his family’s reputation--and their lives?

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Patrick Ness (Candlewick Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3316
Description :

More Than This
From two-time Carnegie Medal winner Patrick Ness comes an enthralling and provocative new novel chronicling the life — or perhaps afterlife — of a teen trapped in a crumbling, abandoned world.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Muon Van (Creston Books / PGW) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1327-1328
Description :

The Little Tree
When the Little Tree sees the world around her narrowing, she worries what life will be like for her Little Seed. Until she decides to take the biggest risk of all and let Little Seed find a richer life on her own.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Neal Shusterman & Brendan Shusterman (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3100
Description :

Challenger Deep
A captivating and powerful novel that lingers long beyond the last page, CHALLENGER DEEP is a heartfelt tour de force, and comes from a very personal place for bestselling author Neal Shusterman. Twelve pieces of Neal’s son Brendan’s haunting artwork are included throughout the novel.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 29 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Julie Guardado (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Birth of a New J: A Cathartic Memoir
This raw non-fiction work delves into a woman's toxic relationships, costly mistakes and infertility. Filled with cringing honesty, humor, and interwoven medical twists that serve as lessons on surviving the changing landscape of life. A hand-led journey through heartache, self-discovery and acceptance.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:15pm - 4:15pm
Meet the Authors: Jack Gantos (Perma-Bound Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1112
Description :

The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza
Everything goes topsy-turvy for Joey as he becomes the man of the house, looking after his new baby brother, taking care of his troubled mother, and seeking out his missing father.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Ann M. Martin (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1004
Description :

Rain Reign
Rose Howard is obsessed with homonyms. She's thrilled that her own name is a homonym, and she purposely gave her dog Rain a name with two homonyms. Not everyone understands Rose's obsessions, her rules, and the other things that make her different - not her teachers, not other kids, and not her single father.When a storm hits their rural town, rivers overflow, the roads are flooded, and Rain goes missing. Rose's father shouldn't have let Rain out. Now Rose has to find her dog, even if it means leaving her routines and safe places to search.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Marie Elena Cortés (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Neglected by Two Countries: Young Voices of the American Dream
Award Winning Author from the International Latino Book Awards.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Lisa Goldstein (Skyhorse / Night Shade Publishing) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1340
Description :

Weighing Shadows
Ann Decker, an amateur hacker, is mysteriously offered a job by a company that has invented technology to time travel. Soon she is jumping through time. But what does the company hope to gain with their new technology and what ill effects might result from her actions?

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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