Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Saturday, June 27 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Jeff Crossan (IBPA) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3208
Description :

I Ate a Cicada Today
Outrageous rhymes and quirky illustrations fill this humorous and imaginative song-based offering. CD included.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:30am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Julie Murphy (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3100
Description :

Dumplin'
From the author of SIDE EFFECTS MAY VARY comes what is guaranteed to be one of your favorite novels of the year — about an unforgettable, unlikely heroine called Willowdean Dixon who decides to take on her small town’s beauty pageant.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:30am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Cory Putman Oakes (Sourcebooks) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3324
Description :

Dinosaur Boy
Everyone knows the dinosaur gene skips a generation. So it wasn’t a complete surprise when Sawyer sprouted a tail and spikes before he started fifth grade. After all, his grandfather was part stegosaurus. Despite Principal Mathis’s Zero Tolerance Policy, Sawyer is a bully magnet, befriended only by BFF Elliot and the weird new girl. When the bullies start disappearing, Sawyer is relieved—until he discovers a secret about the principal that’s more shocking than Dino DNA. Now it’s up to the unlikely trio to rescue their tormentors from a galactically horrible fate

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:30am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Kari Kampakis (HarperCollins Publishing) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3110
Description :

10 Ultimate Truths Girls Should Know
When Kari Kampakis wrote a blog post in July 2013 titled "10 Truths Young Girls Should Know," the post went viral and was shared more than 65,000 times on Facebook. Her messages struck a chord with moms and dads across the country. This nonfiction book for teen girls expands on these ten truths and can reach the hearts of both moms and daughters.

Teen girls deal daily with cliques, bullying, rejection, and social media nightmares. Kari Kampakis wants girls to know that they don't have to compromise their integrity and future to find love, acceptance, and security.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:30am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Neal Shusterman (Perma-Bound Books ) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1112
Description :

Challenger Deep
As he struggles with schizophrenia, a teenage boy believes he is on a journey to reach the bottom of Challenger Deep, the deepest place on Earth.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:30am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Yuyi Morales (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1003
Description :

Viva Frida
Frida Kahlo, one of the world's most famous and unusual artists is revered around the world. Her life was filled with laughter, love, and tragedy, all of which influenced what she painted on her canvases. Distinguished author/illustrator Yuyi Morales illuminates Frida's life and work in this elegant and fascinating book.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: James de Blas (IBPA) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3208
Description :

The Golden Grasshopper
The Golden Grasshopper is a master of cooking, flower arranging, and gardening.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Tom Catton (Central Recovery Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1303
Description :

May I Sit with You?: A Simple Approach to Meditation
From Tom Catton, best-selling author of The Mindful Addict, comes an eloquent and motivating introductory guide to meditation. For anyone interested in greater physical and mental health, increased mental clarity, and reduced stress, follow Tom Catton as he takes you step-by-step through mindfulness techniques that yield endless benefits by improving mind-body-spirit consciousness. He shares his insights, developed over four decades, in an inviting and accessible narrative. Now you, like generations of people around the world, can find a more balanced life with greater peace, harmony, and enjoyment through these meditative practices.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Zak Ebrahim (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1103/1104
Description :

The Terrorist's Son
Alex Award Winner! An extraordinary story, never before told: The intimate, behind-the-scenes life of an American boy raised by his terrorist father—the man who planned the 1993 World Trade Center bombing.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 10:45am
Meet the Authors: Maya Christina Gonzalez (Lee & Low Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1020
Description :

Call Me Tree / Llámame Árbol
With this gentle and imaginative story about becoming your fullest self, Maya Christina Gonzalez empowers young readers to dream and reach . . . and to be as free and unique as trees.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Adalucia Quan (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Micaela
Written in beautiful poetic Spanish, this YA fiction novel tells a love story of three generations of women. It is a great educational tool where different customs, food, literature and songs from Latin America are introduced. It shares a lasting message of compassion and hope.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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: Alicia Araujo-Elatassi (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Querido Papá: Dear Dad
Filled with personal insights and helpful advice in bilingual, easy-to-read chapters, this non-fiction book serves as a guide for Latino fathers searching to build and maintain healthy, loving relationships with their daughters as they progress through childhood into adulthood.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Anita Silvey (National Geographic) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3025
Description :

Untamed: The Wild Life of Jane Goodall
Explore the amazing life of renowned scientist Dr. Jane Goodall with a comprehensive and breath-taking new photographic biography from award-winning author Anita Silvey. Follow Jane's early childhood passion for wild creatures to her groundbreaking discoveries with chimpanzees in Africa, to her important wildlife activism today.

Teeming with archival photos, pages from Jane's own notebooks, field notes, resources, and more; this is the most up-to-date biography of Goodall available for children today.

100 complimentary copies available.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Brenda Novak (Romance Writers of America) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3142
Description :

This Heart of Mine
First love. Second chances? Watch Phoenix Fuller rise from the ashes to walk away with it all!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Candace Fleming (Children's Plus, Inc.) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3039
Description :

Family Romanov
Candace Fleming’s Family Romanov brings the Russian Revolution to life with a thrilling tale of intrigue and tragedy. This award winning book is adorned with primary sources and period photography throughout.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Caroline Arnold (Capstone) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3118
Description :

A Day and Night in the Forest
Cheerup, cheerup! Cheerup, cheerup! A robin's song begins and ends this book, but it's the 24 hours in between that will fascinate readers. Award-winning author/illustrator Caroline Arnold details one full day of animal activity in a deciduous forest habitat, using her cut-paper illustrations and a story-like narrative to entertain kids while informing them about forest life.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Chieri Uegaki & Qin Leng (Kids Can Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1244
Description :

Hana Hashimoto, Sixth Violin
Hana has signed up to play the violin at the talent show, even though she’s only had three lessons. Her brothers predict disaster. But Hana practices and practices, inspired by her grandfather, or Ojiichan, who played the violin every day when she visited him in Japan. As Hana takes the stage, doubt is all she can hear, until she recalls her grandfather’s words of encouragement, and shows the audience how beautiful music can take many forms.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Enrique Lamadrid (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Hotel Mariachi: Urban Space and Cultural Heritage in Los Angeles
Award Winning Author from the International Latino Book Awards.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Helen Foster James & Virginia Shin-Mui Loh (Sleeping Bear Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3117
Description :

Paper Son
In 1926, 12-year-old Fu Lee lives with his grandparents in a small village in China. Before his parents died, they spent all of their money buying a "paper son slot" for Lee to go to America. Being a "paper son" means pretending to be the son of a family already in America. If he goes, he will have the chance for a better life, but first he must pass the test at Angel Island Immigration Station in San Francisco. If Lee makes even a single mistake, he could be sent back to China.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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