Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Saturday, June 27 - 9:00am

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.

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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 :

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
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.

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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.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Mo Willems & Tony DiTerlizzi (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1028
Description :

The Story of Diva and Flea
A small yet brave dog, Diva, and an adventurous cat named Flea, become two unlikely friends in this touching, sweet and humorous story about the joys of new experiences.

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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: Qin Leng (Groundwood Books / PGW) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1327
Description :

Norman, Speak!
The comical yet thought-provoking story of a boy and his family who adopt a dog that just can’t seem to learn the things other dogs do. Overwhelmed by dogs in need at their local animal shelter, a young boy chooses Norman, the stray that’s been there the longest. But, upon bringing him home, the family quickly learns that Norman won’t respond to commands or even his own name. During a chance encounter with another dog owner in the park, the family is very surprised to learn the reason for Norman’s confusion; he “speaks” Chinese instead of English!

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

Legends of the Californios: Nana's Stories of Our Family Roots
Journey through time as the Historical Fiction Legends are set in different time periods throughout California history. The three legends weave through twists and turns with mysteriously scary happenings and unexpected outcomes. From 1834, 1542, 1810-20, in a folkloric style of California Culture and storytelling.

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.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Steven Pressman (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3101
Description :

50 Children
50 Children is the astonishing and inspiring true story of the 1939 rescue mission of fifty Jewish children from Nazi-occupied Austria to America—the single largest group of children allowed into the United States during that period.

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 - 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 - 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 - 5:00pm
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
9:00am - 5:00pm
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
9:00am - 5:00pm
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
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
9:15am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Floyd Cooper (Lee & Low Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1020
Description :

Ira's Shakespeare Dream
A picture book biography of Ira Aldridge, an African American actor who overcame racism to become one of the greatest Shakespearean actors of the nineteenth century.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: David R. Shapiro & Christopher Herndon (Independent Publishers Group / Craigmore Creations) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1441
Description :

Terra Tempo: The Academy of Planetary Evolution
In the third adventure in the graphic novel series, the intrepid Jenna, Caleb, and Ari race from the Cenozoic era to the modern age and after finally earning degrees from the Academy of Planetary Evolution become full-fledged Time Explorers. When the Bone Wars of the late 1800s threaten to break over to the modern age, and Ari is taken in for questioning, the kids find themselves fighting alongside some of history’s most notable natural historians, including Herman Melville, Annie Montague Alexander, and Andrew Carnegie in a quest to secure the world’s history and its future.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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