Author Event Sessions

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Saturday, June 27 - 3:00pm

3:15pm - 4:15pm
Meet the Authors: Jack Gantos (Perma-Bound Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1112
Description :

The Key That Swallowed Joey Pigza
Everything goes topsy-turvy for Joey as he becomes the man of the house, looking after his new baby brother, taking care of his troubled mother, and seeking out his missing father.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 29 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Kelly Loy Gilbert (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1028
Description :

Conviction
A small-town boy questions everything he holds to be true when his father is accused of murder in this raw, moving YA drama.

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

Sunday, June 28 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Anna Van Gelder (Weplay) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 402
Description :

Sensory Storytime: Enhancing Storytime with Sensory Experiences
Libraries continues to evolve as they seek to introduce dynamic programming for children of all abilities. This Sensory Storytime Manual is a roadmap to meet that challenge.

With years of experience hosting sensory programs with innovative librarians throughout the U.S., the National Lekotek Center created a tool to help librarians build their own successful program.

Sensory Storytime: Enhancing Storytime through Sensory Experiences contains the rationale behind this program, developmental outcomes along with supporting research. Libraries can utilize the manual’s content to fuel future grants and funding efforts while implementing Sensory Storytime programs.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Marti Skarupa (International Latino Book Awards) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3138
Description :

Look How Lovely! | ¡Mira qué Lindo!
Subtly addressing diversity and gender roles, this non-fiction picture book will amaze you with the marvels of nature. Help children learn Spanish and English while remembering each day is a gift and every child is the most important person in the world.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jodi Lynn Anderson (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1103/1104
Description :

My Diary from the Edge of the World
Told in diary form by an irresistible heroine, this playful and perceptive novel from the New York Times bestselling author of Peaches and the May Bird trilogy sparkles with science, myth, magic, and the strange beauty of the everyday marvels we sometimes forget to notice.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 26 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Floyd Cooper (Capstone) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3118
Description :

Juneteenth for Maize
Mazie is ready to celebrate liberty. She is ready to celebrate freedom. She is ready to celebrate a great day in American history — the day her ancestors were no longer slaves. Mazie remembers the struggles and the triumph, as she gets ready to celebrate Juneteenth. This beautiful story by award-winning author and illustrator Floyd Cooper will captivate both children and adults.

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UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am

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.

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

Sunday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Bruce Coville (Simon & Schuster, Inc.) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1103/1104
Description :

My Teacher Is an Alien
Could your teacher be an alien? Bruce Coville’s funny sci-fi favorite has sold more than a million copies, and has a new look for its twenty-fifth anniversary!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 9:00am

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 cars. 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

Sunday, June 28 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Neal Shusterman & Eric Elfman (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1028
Description :

Edison's Alley
In this sequel to TESLA’S ATTIC, Nick and his friends race against their foes to retrieve more pieces of Tesla’s free energy transmitter, only to see them fall into the hands of the Accelerati’s shadowy leader.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
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.

In The Terrible Two, bestselling authors and friends Mac Barnett and Jory John have created a series that has its roots in classic middle-grade literature yet feels fresh and new at the same time.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 9:00am

9:00am - 4:00pm
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 Eage
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

Saturday, June 27 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: M. P. Cooley (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3101
Description :

Flame Out
June Lyons, the former FBI-agent-turned-small-town-cop introduced in the acclaimed ICE SHEAR must solve two connected cases whose roots stretch back decades in time—and dangerously touch the lives of those closest to her.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 28 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Gene Luen Yang (Dark Horse Comics) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 0221
Description :

Avatar: The Last Airbender - Smoke and Shadow Part One
Written and drawn by the team behind The Promise and The Search, Gene Luen Yang and Gurihiru, in collaboration with Avatar: The Last Airbender and Legend of Korra television show creators, Michael Dante DiMartino and Bryan Konietzko, this is the ultimate continuation of Avatar and perfect companion to Legend of Korra!

The Fire Nation is threatened by a prophecy told by the Kemurikage--mysterious figures thought only to exist in legend--remove Zuko from the throne or the country will perish!

"One of the best new pop culture mythologies to debut in the last decade."--Evan Narcisse - kotaku.com

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

Saturday, June 27 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Alan Lawrence Sitomer (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1028
Description :

Noble Warrior
A ferocious story of a poor Detroit boy who engages in the bloody sport of Mixed Martial Arts and ultimately attains freedom from his slave master father by acquiring a maturity well beyond his years and by learning about love. Second book in the series.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Will Hillenbrand (Holiday House) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1203
Description :

All for a Dime: A Bear and Mole Story
Will Hillenbrand's endearing characters are back with a new adventure in this fourth story about Bear and Mole. It’s Market Day and Bear has picked delicious blueberries. Mole has dug up yummy worms. Their friend Skunk made perfume that she knows will be a gigantic hit. The trio can't wait to make big piles of dimes! But there are surprises both good and bad in store for the three friends as they spend the day selling their wares at the farmers market.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 27 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Linda Bailey & Colin Jack (Tundra Books) Author Event Moscone Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3032
Description :

If You Happen to Have a Dinosaur
There are oodles of uses for a dinosaur -- from a fine umbrella to an excellent kite and a dandy pillow, not to mention a reliable burglar alarm and the perfect excuse to forget your homework. This delightfully absurd exploration of the domestic uses of dinosaurs -- and the things dinos just aren't good for at all -- is guaranteed to tickle funny bones and spark imaginations. If you read carefully, you'll learn how to make your dinosaur last a very long time.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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