Author Event Sessions

Timesort descending Title Type Location

Friday, June 26 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Thanhha Lai (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3100
Description :

Listen, Slowly
Thanhha Lai, author of the Newbery Honor and National Book Award-winning Inside Out & Back Again, returns with this humorous, poignant, contemporary story, written in prose, of a girl who takes the most frustrating, enlightening, and profound trip of her life.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Candace Fleming (Mackin Educational Resources) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1403
Description :

Family Romanov
Examines the rise and fall of Tsar Nicholas II of Russia and his family, contrasting their lives to those of their poor subjects. Discusses each family member, the events prior to and after their fall from grace, and the family's murder. Includes photographs and first-person accounts, and information on the family's remains.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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
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
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 - 9:00am

9:00am - 9:30am
Meet the Authors: Mary Pat Kelly (Tor/Forge Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1013
Description :

Of Irish Blood
"Inspired by the life of the author's (Galway Bay) great-aunt, Nora's story is a broad sweeping historical saga; what sets it apart from other novels about the Irish War of Independence is its feisty character development, feminist viewpoint, and excellent writing." -Library Journal, starred review

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Mac Barnett & Christian Robinson (Chronicle Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3124
Description :

Telephone, Leo
Telephone: This uproarious interpretation of a favorite children’s game will get everyone giggling and is sure to lead to countless rereads.

Leo: This charming tale of friendship is destined to become a modern classic that will resonate for years to come.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Michael Smith (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

My Ducky Buddy
An International Latino Book award winner, this fun bilingual English and Spanish rhyming children’s book 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.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Victor González (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Insurgency: 1968 Aztec Walkout
Award Winning Author from the International Latino Book Awards.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Christinia Cheung (Hands-on-Prints) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3632
Description :

Around the World from A to Z
"Around the World from A to Z" is a brain-based alphabet book with sand-covered letters that allow children to create a tactile connection with the letters. The facing page also contains an acrostic poem (to be read by adults) that links the letter with an activity and with a famous site.

The book is also based on the notion that it is never too early to learn to be part of the larger world, and that thoughtful thinkers are aware and appreciative of the wider community of cultures and diversity of landscapes that we call Earth.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 9:30am
Meet the Authors: Mark Langan (IBPA) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3208
Description :

Busting Bad Guys: My True Crime Stories of Bookies, Drug Dealers and Ladies of the Night
Retired Undercover Narcotics Cop shares true crime stories about working the seamier sides of Omaha.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Monica Brown (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1219
Description :

Lola Levine Is Not Mean!
A new chapter book series starring Lola Levine, a biracial, bicultural second grader by acclaimed author Monica Brown.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Rene Colato Lainez (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

¡Juguemos al Fútbol y al Football!
Carlos is not sure that football can be played with an oval-shaped ball. Chris is not sure that it can be played with a round ball. It may not be a good idea to play with a kid who is so different. He doesn’t even know how to play this game! Wait. It looks kind of fun…Let’s give it a try! Enjoy and celebrate the encounter of two cultures through their favorite sports!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Sheila Grau (Abrams Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1022
Description :

Dr. Critchlore's School for Minions: Book 1
Welcome to Dr. Critchlore’s School for Minions, the premier trainer of minions for Evil Overlords everywhere. No student is prouder to be at Dr. Critchlore’s than Runt Higgins, a twelve-year-old werewolf.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Melissa Bowles-Terry & Cass Kvenild (Association of College and Research Libraries) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2108
Description :

Classroom Assessment Techniques for Librarians
This book addresses the instruction librarian’s need to quickly and meaningfully assess student knowledge and understanding of concepts while in the classroom. We provide a rationale for using classroom assessment techniques in library instruction and a collection of library-specific classroom assessment tools in several categories, including assessing prior knowledge and recall, skill in analysis, and skill in application.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Martin Balarezo Garcia (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

El sendero de las guerrillas
This is a fiction book in Spanish. A novel where literary creation merges with heartbreaking reality, the antagonism of human feelings, descriptions of impressive events and stunning sceneries, and the augury of a bright future.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kip Noschese (Three Lanterns) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 142
Description :

Otto & the Grand Prix Bees
Otto is a bear with a unique talent for racing. It's a talent that requires drivers to be fearless. Otto has only one fear. BEES! When he crosses paths with some very smart bees that love racing as much as he does, he might need to overcome his fear if he wants to win.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Jennifer De Leon (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Wise Latinas: Writers on Higher Education
Finally, here is a nonfiction collection of personal essays addressing the varied landscape of the Latina experience in higher education. For some, college is the first time they are immersed in American culture outside their homes—and where the values of two cultures often clash.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Alma Flor Ada (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1103/1104
Description :

Island Treasures
The author of My Name Is María Isabel offers an inspiring look at her childhood in Cuba in this collection that includes Where the Flame Trees Bloom, Under the Royal Palms, five new stories, and more.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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