Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am

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

The Trouble in Me
This fiery autobiographical novel captures a pivotal week or two in the life of fourteen-year-old Jack Gantos, as the author reveals the moment he began to slide off track as a kid who in just a few years would find himself locked up in a federal penitentiary for the crimes portrayed in the memoir Hole in My Life.

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

Night of the Jaguar
A crime novel set during the early years of the Contra War, and centered around the efforts of a police captain and former Sandinista Revolution hero to discover the motives behind a murder on the eve of a visit from a US delegation.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: JonArno Lawson & Sydney Smith (Groundwood Books / PGW) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1327
Description :

Sidewalk Flowers
In this wordless picture book, a little girl collects wildflowers while her distracted father pays her little attention. Each flower becomes a gift, and whether the gift is noticed or ignored, both giver and recipient are transformed by their encounter. “Written” by award-winning poet JonArno Lawson and brought to life by illustrator Sydney Smith, SIDEWALK FLOWERS is an ode to the importance of small things, small people and small gestures.

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

Dream to Achieve
An award winning inspirational young adult book, that empowers and inspires success in today’s challenging and fast paced world. It encompasses 15 essential skills that could lead to a well-lived life. Only you can stop you from dreaming and achieving.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Julie Morris (Sterling) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1021
Description :

Superfood Smoothies
Whether you're looking for an energy boost, seeking a gentle cleanse, or just trying to get healthy, you'll be inspired to power up the blender!

Julie Morris is a New York Times best-selling author, Los Angeles-based natural food chef and advocate of whole, plant-based foods and superfoods.

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

A Turquoise Life: One Woman's Triumphant Journey
Award Winning Author from the International Latino Book Awards.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Kekla Magoon (Candlewick Press) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3316
Description :

X: A Novel
X follows Malcolm from his childhood to his imprisonment for theft at age twenty, when he found the faith that would lead him to forge a new path and command a voice that still resonates today.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Leah Thomas (Bloomsbury Children's Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1010
Description :

Because You'll Never Meet Me
Ollie and Moritz are best friends, but they can never meet. Ollie has a life-threatening allergy to electricity, and Moritz’s weak heart requires a pacemaker. Living as recluses from society, the boys develop a fierce bond through letters that become a lifeline during dark times. Narrated in letter form by Ollie and Moritz—two extraordinary new voices—this story of impossible friendship and hope under strange circumstances blends elements of science fiction with coming of age themes, in a humorous, dark, and ultimately inspiring tale is completely unforgettable.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Lincoln Peirce (Andrews McMeel) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1136
Description :

Big Nate: Say Good-bye to Dork City
What happens when Nate Wright tries to take his coolness to the next level? In Lincoln Peirce’s newest collection of the Big Nate comic strip, Nate’s is already P.S. 38’s self-proclaimed rockin’est drummer, finest poet (you should see his haiku about brazil nuts), and deepest thinker. But when he tries to hold his own with resident cool-kid Marcus and his crew, will he decide that being “cool” isn’t all it’s cracked up to be?

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Lizi Boyd (Chronicle Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3124
Description :

Flashlight, Inside Outside
FLASHLIGHT: In this visually striking account of a young boy’s nighttime adventures in the woods, a beam of light illuminates the secrets of a forest at night as a boy explores the woods after dark with only a trusty flashlight, revealing nocturnal affairs of woodland animals.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Luke Reynolds (Blink) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3111
Description :

The Looney Experiment
Humorous and heart-warming, author Luke Reynolds chronicles one boy’s journey through bullying, first love, and—with the help of an older than dirt and crazier than insanity itself substitute English teacher named Mr. Looney—an up-close examination of the meaning of courage.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Mac Barnett & Jory John (Abrams Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1022
Description :

The Terrible Two
It’s prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery, until the two finally decide to join forces and pull off the biggest prank ever seen: a prank so huge that it would make the members of the International Order of Disorder proud.

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UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Marilyn Singer & Alexandra Boiger (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1127
Description :

Tallulah's Tap Shoes
In her newest book, Tallulah tries something new-tap! But Tallualh loves ballet and is not excited about starting something brand new. Can she find a way to enjoy tap too?

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Nikki Grimes (Scholastic) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3224
Description :

Chasing Freedom
Grades 2-5

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Noelle Stevenson (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3100
Description :

Nimona
In this debut graphic novel from rising star Noelle Stevenson, based on her web comic that won the Slate Cartoonist Studio Prize, a spunky young shapeshifter joins forces with a medieval supervillain to wreak havoc on a kingdom where the good guys are hardly as good as they seem.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Rae Carson (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3100
Description :

Walk on Earth a Stronger
Set during the California Gold Rush, about a girl with the ability to sense gold, this has all the hallmarks of a Rae Carson fantasy: magic, romance, adventure, and self-discovery.The first book in a new trilogy by the acclaimed NYTimes best-selling author.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Robert Wachter (McGraw-Hill Education) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 912
Description :

The Digital Doctor
Computers and data are changing the work of doctors, the experience of patients, and the world of healthcare organizations. THE DIGITAL DOCTOR looks at the mystique of healthcare data, the convergence of IT and medicine, and the harm it has the potential to cause. It also offers offer solutions: what can patients, doctors, hospitals, computer manufacturers, and the government do to ensure that healthcare systems, hospitals, and doctors actually deliver on the promise to make healthcare better, safer, and cheaper.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Sarah Hoffman & Ian Hoffman (Albert Whitman & Company) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1204
Description :

Jacob's New Dress
Jacob loves playing dress-up, when he can be anything he wants to be. Some kids at school say he can't wear "girl" clothes, but Jacob wants to wear a dress to school. Can he convince his parents to let him wear what he wants? This heartwarming story speaks to the unique challenges faced by boys who don't identify with traditional gender roles.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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