Author Event Sessions

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Saturday, June 29 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 12:30pm
LIVE! @ your library Jennifer Lynn Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Live @ Your Library Reading Stage
Description :

Jennifer Lynn lives in Martinsburg, West Virginia and is a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author. When she’s not hard at work writing she spends her time reading, working out, watching really bad zombie movies, pretending to write, and hanging out with her husband and her Jack Russell Loki. Jennifer writes young adult paranormal, science fiction, fantasy, and contemporary romance. She also writes adult and new adult romance under the name J. Lynn.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 11:00am

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

Shards of Memory
Wintergirls

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 30 - 1:00pm

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Meet the Author: Audrey Penn (Tanglewood Press / PGW) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2531
Description :

THE KISSING HAND - 2013 is the 20th anniversary of this bestselling picture book of the young raccoon who is reassured by his mother as he gets ready to go to school for the first time

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Stacey Kade (Disney- Hyperion) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2620
Description :

The Rules

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, July 1 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Sheila Turnage (Penguin Young Readers Group) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2320
Description :

Three Times Lucky

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 30 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Jeffrey Brown (Scholastic Inc.) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2505
Description :

Star Wars: Jedi Academy

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Kate DiCamillo & K.G. Campbell (Candlewick Press) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2626
Description :

advanced reading copies of FLORA AND ULYSSES: THE ILLUMINATED ADVENTURES

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Shannon Greenland (Romance Writers of America) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2342
Description :

The Summer My Life Began

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Jesse Klausmeier (Chronicle Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2231
Description :

OPEN THIS LITTLE BOOK: What will you find when you open this little book? A fun story? Sweet characters? Enticing pictures? Yes! But much more. Open this book and you will find...another book...and another...and another. Debut author Jesse Klausmeier and master book creator Suzy Lee have combined their creative visions to craft a seemingly simple book about colors for the very youngest readers, an imaginative exploration of the art of book making for more sophisticated aficionados, and a charming story of friendship and the power of books for all.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 30 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Gareth Jones (ABRAMS Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2005
Description :

Constable and Toop

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 30 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Andrea Davis Pinkney & Brian Pinkney (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2620
Description :

Hand in Hand

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Michael Czyzniejewski (Consortium Book Sales & Distribution) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2637
Description :

Chicago Stories: 40 Dramatic Fictions

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 30 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ethan Long (Albert Whitman & Company) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2000
Description :

SUPER SCHNOZ AND THE GATES OF SMELL (September 2013) Andy Whiffler is your average eleven-year-old boy. . . except that his nose is so big he can use it to fly and his sense of smell is a hundred thousand times stronger than any human. In the first book of this hilarious new series, Andy moves to a new school and is instantly picked on because of the size of his nose. But when his classmates discover how powerful his nose is, they decide he is more of a comic book hero than a nerd.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 2:45pm
Meet the Authors: Andrea Beaty (ABRAMS Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2005
Description :

Rosie Revere, Engineer

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 30 - 12:30pm

12:30pm - 1:30pm
Meet the Authors: Laura Amy Schlitz (Candlewick Press) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2626
Description :

2013 Newbery Honor Book SPLENDORS AND GLOOMS

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Sunday, June 30 - 1:30pm

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Kat Falls (Scholastic Inc.) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2505
Description :

Inhuman

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Gail Bush (Norwood House Press) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2526
Description :

Indivisible: Poems for Social Justice By: Gail Bush is an anthology including over 50 works of poetry by 20th century writers on issues related to social justice. Foreword by COMMON.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Friday, June 28 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 6:30pm
Meet the Authors: Dianne Dixon (Sourcebooks) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2331
Description :

The Book of Someday.

Livvi Gray has always been haunted by a terrifying nightmare of an eerily beautiful stranger in a shimmering silver dress. Before Livvi’s thirtieth birthday she will come face to face with the stranger from her dream, an encounter that will alter everything.

The Book of Someday tells Livvi’s story in parallel with that of a Boston photographer named Micah and a young wife and mother named AnnaLee. Like Livvi, these two women are swiftly moving toward events that will prove to be the ultimate turning points in their lives.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Lynda Durrant & Joseph Rossi (VanitaBooks) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2440
Description :

Author Lynda Durrant will be on hand in booth 2440 to sign her book Ariel Bradley Spy for General Washington. Lynda will be joined by illustrator Joe Rossi who will sign the book Ariel Bradley Spy for General Washington along with his 2012 Foreword Book of the year nominated and Moonbeam award winning title Knees. The Mixed-Up World of a Boy with Dyslexia.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Author: Chris Monroe (Lerner Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1820
Description :

Cookie, the Walker -- Cookie is a dog who decides to try walking on her hind legs. At first, her efforts are a huge success, but soon Cookie decides that all the free mini-fridges and fanny packs in the world aren’t enough to make her stay on her hind legs.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

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