Author Event Sessions

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Saturday, June 29 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Lisa Morlock (Sleeping Bear Press) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2448
Description :

In Track that Scat! a unique nature hike unfolds with Finn and her dog Skeeter. As these two pals explore the great outdoors, they literally take a step into nature… right into scat. During their hike, Finn and Skeeter encounter scat and tracks from a variety of woodland creatures.

Pairing punchy rhyme with science writing, Track that Scat! provides detailed descriptions of paw prints, diets, and behaviors of the animals living in the woods that Finn and Skeeter explore. Kids will love the topic, and parents and educators will appreciate the science lesson presented in a fun format!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 28 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Barb Rosenstock (Boyds Mills Press) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2009 - 2010
Description :

Thomas Jefferson Builds a Library

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
6:00pm - 7:00pm
Meet the Authors: Anne Ursu (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2407
Description :

THE REAL BOY

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 30 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Peter Brown & Aaron Reynolds (Simon & Schuster) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2312 - 2412
Description :

Creepy Carrots! - In this Caldecott Honor–winning picture book, The Twilight Zone comes to the carrot patch as a rabbit fears his favorite treats are out to get him.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 30 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Molly Idle (Penguin Young Readers Group) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2320
Description :

Tea Rex

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 30 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Jim Aylesworth (Holiday House) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2220
Description :

COCK-A-DOODLE DOO, CREAK POP-POP MOO
This celebratory picture book of work, play, family, food, and farm life features joyful rhythms that are reminiscent of reals music, rhyme, and onomatopoeia as well as stunning art that is earthy, yet elegant and heroic.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, July 1 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Peter Lerangis (Open Road Integrated Media) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2237
Description :

The Watchers: Last Stop --

It’s been six months since David Moore’s father disappeared. After months of strange behavior—baby talk, forgetfulness—he simply vanished forever. The Public Guardians searched Franklin City, but they couldn’t turn up a single clue. David is beginning to give up hope when his subrail train stops between stations at the abandoned Granite Street platform. On the other side of the glass he sees a crowd of people. In the middle is his father, waving.

Selected by the ALA as a 1999 Best Book for Reluctant Young Adult Readers.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Beth Krommes (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall
Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Brandon Mull (Simon & Schuster) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2312 - 2412
Description :

Chasing the Prophecy - The #1 New York Times bestselling Beyonders fantasy trilogy comes to a stunning and epic conclusion.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Melissa Sweet (Chronicle Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2231
Description :

LITTLE RED WRITING: Acclaimed writer Joan Holub and Caldecott Honoree Melissa Sweet team up in this hilarious and exuberant retelling of Little Red Riding Hood, in which a brave, little red pencil finds her way through the many perils of writing a story, faces a ravenous pencil sharpener (the Wolf 3000)... and saves the day.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Chris Raschka (Random House Children's Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2212
Description :

Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle
A Ball for Daisy, winner of the Caldecott Medal

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 1:30pm

1:45pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Armen Melikian (Journey to Virginland: CATENA) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2663
Description :

Journey to Virginland: CATENA.

Born into the cultural fragmentation of diaspora and a world citizen by default, the protagonist, named simply Dog, roams the globe in a Sisyphean quest for home, unable to claim allegiance to either creed or flag.

Catena is Dog’s maiden foray into his ancestral country, where women are perennially struck by virginhood, men remain churlishly Neanderthaline, and a resplendent culture is held hostage by the twin hydras of chauvinism and corruption. It is here, in his self-referential heartland, that a disillusioned and ostracized Dog will be propelled into a consummate search for meaning.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: David Diaz (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall
Description :

David Diaz

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:30am
LIVE! @ your library Sara Paretsky Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Live @ Your Library Reading Stage
Description :

Sara Paretsky revolutionized the mystery world in 1982 when she introduced her detective V.I. Warshawski in Indemnity Only. Today Sara Paretsky’s books are published in 30 countries. In 2011, Paretsky was awarded the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America for her lifetime achievement. Her latest V. I. Warshawski novel, Critical Mass, is scheduled for release in October 2013. For more information, please visit her website and blog: SaraParetsky.com.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:30am
LIVE! @ your library Wolf Haas Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Live @ Your Library Reading Stage
Description :

Wolf Haas is the author of seven books in the Detective Brenner series, including two recent Melville House releases, The Bone Man and Brenner and God. Each of the Brenner books has sold over 300,000 copies and been made into equally successful films in Germany. Carl Hiaasen called Brenner and God, "One of the cleverest---and most thoroughly enjoyable---mysteries that I've read in a long time. Wolf Haas is the real deal, and his arrival on the American book scene is long overdue."

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Authors: Katherine Paterson (Chronicle Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2231
Description :

GIVING THANKS: Two-time Newbery Medal winner and 2013 Wilder Medal recipient Katherine Paterson and acclaimed cut-paper artist Pamela Dalton give dedicated fans even more to be thankful for with Giving Thanks, a special book about that most remarkable of human emotions: gratitude. The unique collaboration between these two extraordinary artists, which first took root in BROTHER SUN, SISTER MOON, flowers again in this important and stunningly beautiful reflection on the act of giving thanks.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, July 1 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Elizabeth Wein (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2620
Description :

Code Name Verity

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 30 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Joel A. Nichols (ABC-CLIO) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1631
Description :

iPads® in the Library: Using Tablet Technology to Enhance Programs for All Ages

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Tom Angleberger & Cece Bell (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2501
Description :

Tom Angleberger & Cece Bell

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 30 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:00pm
LIVE! @ your library Shannon Messenger Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Live @ Your Library Reading Stage
Description :

Shannon Messenger graduated from the USC School of Cinematic Arts where she learned—among other things—that she liked watching movies much better than making them. She is the author of the middle grade novel Keeper of the Lost Cities and the young adult novel Let the Sky Fall. She is also one of the founders and organizers of WriteOnCon, a free online Writer’s Conference for kidlit. Find her online at ShannonMessenger.com.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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