Author Event Sessions

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Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am

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

Sunday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Hanna Martine (Romance Writers of America) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3142
Description :

The Good Chase
Female whiskey expert resists advances from wealthy guy who's more rugby bruiser than Wall Street, but finds he's just her taste.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

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

The Secret Side of Empty
A young adult novel about an undocumented Latina teen. What is it like to be "illegal" in the only country you've ever called home? Called "captivating" by School Library Journal, this coming of age tale examines an immigrant experience not usually represented in YA literature.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Clara Bensen (Perseus Books Group) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1320
Description :

No Baggage
A young woman and her new lover embark on a 21-day trip from Istanbul to London, with zero luggage, zero reservations, and zero plans, in this memoir full of romance and adventure.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

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

View from the Pier: Stories from San Clemente
An old lawyer/artist/writer/fisherman’s nonfiction gift book is filled with life’s truths as the author creates scenes with his paint brush or pen that generates emotional reaction.  His stories reveal an inquisitive mind, an understanding heart and a wonderful sense of humor.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 26 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Rachel Hauck (Thomas Nelson) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3110
Description :

The Wedding Chapel
Bestselling author Rachel Hauck (THE WEDDING DRESS) returns with THE WEDDING CHAPEL, a story of love, forgiveness, and an old, forgotten chapel.

Retired hall-of-fame football coach Jimmy Westbrook built a chapel for the woman he loved in 1949, but with a realtor looking to eat up the land where the chapel stands, he sees no reason to hang onto the past. That is, until photographer Taylor Branson arrives with an old photo, a post-mortem letter from her grandmother, and an assignment to capture the mysterious chapel on film.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kwei Quartey (Soho Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3030
Description :

Murder at Cape Three Points
When the decapitated bodies of a wealthy couple washes up in a canoe at an oil rig site along the beautiful Ghanaian coast, Detective Inspector Darko Dawson must navigate a host of motives for murder, ranging from personal vendettas to corporate conspiracies.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Mariko Tamaki & Jillian Tamaki (Groundwood Books / PGW) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1327
Description :

Skim
In this New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Book, SKIM is a not-slim, would-be Wiccan goth stuck in a private girls' school. When a classmate's boyfriend kills himself because he was rumored to be gay, the school goes into mourning overdrive, each clique trying to find something to hold on to and something to believe in.

Depression, love, sexual identity, crushes, manipulative peers — teen life in all its dramatic complexities is explored in this touching, pitch-perfect, literary graphic masterpiece. Cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki ("This One Summer") collaborate brilliantly in this poignant glimpse into the heartache of being sixteen.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 26 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Alan C. Fox (SelectBooks / Ingram Publishing Services) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1242
Description :

People Tools for Love & Relationships
Love is the answer and you are the key to unlocking its potential. From the popular "New York Times" best-selling author of the "People Tools" series comes "People Tools for Love and Relationships." With 49 easy to use tools, Alan Fox's latest installment will teach you how to create and maintain great relationships with immediate results.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kevin Henkes (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3100
Description :

Waiting
An owl, puppy, bear, rabbit, and pig—all toys arranged on a child’s windowsill—wait for marvelous things to happen in this irresistible picture book by the award-winning and bestselling Kevin Henkes. Kevin will be signing special WAITING broadsides!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: René Colato Laínez (Holiday House) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1203
Description :

¡Vámonos! Let's Go!
This bilingual picture book adaptation of "The Wheels on the Bus" takes young readers on a cheerful and cacophonous ride while introducing them to the sounds of motorcycles, fire trucks, airplanes and more in both English and Spanish.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Meet the Authors: Valynne E. Maetani (Lee & Low Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1020
Description :

Ink and Ashes
The race to outrun her father’s legacy reveals secrets of his past that cast ominous shadows, threatening Claire, her friends and family, her newfound love, and ultimately her life. Winner of Tu Books’ New Visions Award, Ink and Ashes is a fascinating debut novel packed with romance, intrigue, and heart-stopping action.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Florida Frenz (Creston Books / PGW) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1327-1328
Description :

How to Be Human: Diary of an Autistic Girl
For all the attention given to autism, there is nothing out there from the autistic child's point of view, nothing that shows what it's like to figure out our complicated social world without the skills to read faces and vocal cues. For parents and teachers searching for insight into the challenges autistic kids face, this book written and illustrated by Georgia Lyon, aka Florida Frenz, offers an incredible window into the inner world of an actual articulate autistic child.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Victor Villaseñor (Arte Público Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1218
Description :

Rain of Gold
Almost 25 years after its initial release, Victor Villaseñor’s now classic account of his parents’ migration from Mexico to the United States during the Mexican Revolution is now available in a new paperback edition.

An all-American story of struggle and success, "Rain of Gold" focuses on three generations of Villaseñor’s kin, their spiritual and cultural roots back in Mexico, their immigration to California and overcoming poverty, prejudice and economic exploitation. It is the warm-hearted and spirited account of the wily, wary and persevering forebears of Victor Villaseñor.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Salina Yoon (Bloomsbury Children's Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1010
Description :

Stormy Night
When thunder shakes his house and rain pounds the windows, Bear is frightened. But comforting his Mama, Papa, and Floppy helps make the storm seem not so scary. Before Bear knows it, the storm has passed, because even storms need their sleep . . . and so do bears.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 2:00pm

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

Skippyjon Jones, Snow What?
Grades K-2

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 26 - 5:30pm

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Kelli Stanley (Macmillan Adult) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1009
Description :

City of Ghosts
PI Miranda Corbie will do anything to find her long-lost mother, but to do so she must expose a Nazi spy and clear her name of the murder in this breakout mystery from award-winner Kelli Stanley

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: John Collings (IBPA) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3208
Description :

Hell and God and Nuns with Rulers
Why does Tristan feel so much trepidation when his parents force him to take classes to be confirmed? Is it the right choice?

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Robbie Robertson & David Shannon (Abrams Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1022
Description :

Hiawatha and the Peacemaker
Caldecott Honor–winning illustrator David Shannon brings the journey of Hiawatha and the Peacemaker to life with arresting oil paintings. Together, Robertson and Shannon have crafted a new children’s classic that will both educate and inspire readers of all ages.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Pamela S. Turner & Gareth Hinds (Charlesbridge) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3116
Description :

Samurai Rising
This epic tale of warriors and bravery, rebellion and revenge, reads like a novel, but this is the true story of the greatest samurai in Japanese history. A real-life "Game of Thrones."

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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