Author Event Sessions

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Saturday, June 29 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Leslea Newman (Candlewick Press) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2626
Description :

2013 Stonewall honor book OCTOBER MOURNING: A SONG FOR MATTHEW SHEPARD

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Tone Almhjell (Penguin Young Readers Group) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2320
Description :

Twistrose Key

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jeffrey Ebbeler (Holiday House) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2220
Description :

SNOW DAY FOR MOUSE

Mouse's fourth adventure is full of warm-hearted, wintery fun. On a snowy day, Mouse is swept outside where he plays in the snow, ice skates on a frozen puddle, and makes sure his friends the birds get something to eat.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, July 1 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ethan Long (Penguin Young Readers Group) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2320
Description :

Up Tall And High

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Deborah Lee Rose (National Geographic Society) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2119
Description :

Jimmy the Joey
The True Story of an Amazing Koala Rescue
By Deborah Lee Rose and Susan Kelly
Photographs by Susan Kelly

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 30 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Tom Lichtenheld & Amy Krouse Rosenthal (Chronicle Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2231
Description :

Books by Tom & Amy: DUCK! RABBIT! and WUMBERS

Books by Amy: I SCREAM, ICE CREAM! A BOOK OF WORDLES, LITTLE PEA, LITTLE HOOT, and LITTLE OINK

Books by Tom: E-MERGENCY!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 30 - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Matti Friedman (Algonquin Books/Workman) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2020
Description :

The Aleppo Codex: In Pursuit of One of the World’s Most Coveted, Sacred, and Mysterious Books.. A thousand years ago, the most perfect copy of the Hebrew Bible was written. It was kept safe through one upheaval after another.
Journalist Matti Friedman’s true-life detective story traces how this precious manuscript was smuggled from its hiding place in Syria into the newly founded state of Israel and how & why many of its most sacred and valuable pages went missing. It’s a tale that involves grizzled secret agents, pious clergymen, shrewd antiquities collectors, & highly placed national figures.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Cornelia Maude Spelman (Albert Whitman & Company) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2000
Description :

WHEN I FEEL WORRIED (The Way I Feel Series)
Everybody worries. Children worry, too—in new or confusing situations, or when someone is angry with them. This new addition to the acclaimed The Way I Feel Series uses reassuring words and touching illustrations to address a child’s anxieties and shows him ways to help him feel better. Cornelia Maude Spelman and Kathy Parkinson team up once again to provide a comforting and empowering book that’s helpful to all families. Includes a foreword for parents and caregivers.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 30 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Abby Stokes (Workman Publishing Company) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2020
Description :

Is This Thing On?, revised edition: A Computer Handbook for Late Bloomers, Technophobes, and the Kicking & Screaming... Now updated and revised, the user-friendliest, most reassuring, jargon-free, smartest, and most comprehensive nuts-and-bolts guide for seniors, who are the fastest-growing demographic among social networks.

Abby Stokes is the perfect guide to the digital domain: She’s taught more than 140,000 seniors how to use a computer. In an easy, authoritative, hand-holding way, she covers it all!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Betsy Bird (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2407
Description :

GIANT DANCE PARTY

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 30 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kirby Larson (Random House Children's Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2212
Description :

Hattie Ever After, sequel to the Newbery Honor Book Hattie Big Sky

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 30 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Michael Grant (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2407
Description :

LIGHT: A GONE NOVEL

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 30 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Faith Erin Hicks (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2100
Description :

Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Steve Sheinkin (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2100
Description :

Bomb - Newbery Honor, Sibert Medal, YALSA Excellence in Nonfiction Winner

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Crossing Over: Teen Books for Everyone! Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
N227a
Description :

Some of the most interesting writing is designed for young adults but people of all ages are discovering their wide appeal. Join United for Libraries and writers of young adult literature, including Darynda Jones, Richard Kadrey, and Anton DiScalafani. Library Journal’s Barbara Hoffert moderates.

Saturday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Alma Flor Ada & F. Isabel Campoy (Charlesbridge) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1908
Description :

YES! WE ARE LATINOS
Through first-person poems and descriptive prose, thirteen fictional young Latinos chronicle their experiences in the United States. Supplemented with information on the history, culture, triumphs, and challenges of Latinos, this book brings to life the many ways Latinos celebrate their identities.

Caldecott Medalist David Diaz’s striking illustrations capture the stories of these memorable characters—from indigenous peoples to Spanish emigres, migrant workers to envronmentalists.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 30 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:30pm
PLA President's Program and Awards Presentation Author Event, Presidents program, Speaker series McCormick Place Convention Center
S100a
Description :

Ann Patchett is a super-champion of books and reading, known not only for writing award-winning, compelling and thoughtful books, but also for eschewing the trend and opening Parnassus Books, an independent bookstore in Nashville, Tennessee, when all the other bookstores in town had closed. At the time she said she wondered if she was "opening an ice shop in the age of Frigidaire," but instead the store garnered reviews as glowing as her books, and headlines in national media like “The Bookstore Strikes back.”

Patchett is the author of six novels and two books of nonfiction, and her titles frequently hit the New York Times bestseller list. Her books include “Bel Canto," which won the PEN/Faulkner Award, the Orange Prize, the BookSense Book of the Year and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award; "State of Wonder";"Run"; "Truth & Beauty";"The Magician’s Assistant"; "The Patron Saint of Liars," a New York Times Notable Book of the Year; and "Taft," which won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. Her work has been translated into more than 30 languages.

Patchett appears as the featured speaker in the PLA President’s Program. Preceding her presentation, 11 PLA award winners will be recognized and celebrated.

Sponsored by HarperCollins

Sunday, June 30 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Anna McQuinn (Charlesbridge) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1908
Description :

LOLA READS TO LEO
Lola gets ready for little Leo’s arrival by reading books about siblings and picking out the perfect stories for her little brother. Even when her mom’s tummy gets “bigger and bigger,” and even when she’s tired, Mom makes sure there is time for Lola and stories.

When the baby finally arrives, Lola takes on the role of big sister—she helps her mommy and daddy around the house and tells Leo stories to cheer him up when he cries. Lola Reads to Leo proves that it’s never too early to become a reader!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Tamora Pierce (Random House Children's Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2212
Description :

The Protector of the Small Quartet; Winner of the 2013 Margaret A. Edwards Award

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 30 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Oliver Jeffers (Penguin Young Readers Group) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2320
Description :

The Day the Crayons Quit
This Moose Belongs to Me
The Hueys

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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