Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Saturday, June 29 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:00am
Book Buzz Theater featuring Scholastic Author Event, Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
S104a
Description :

"Find out all about the upcoming titles from Scholastic their fantastic fall list—these sneak peaks will help you find your new favorites of 2013, from picture books to teen titles and everything in between!

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:30am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Anna Jarzab (Random House Children's Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2212
Description :

Tandem

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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
9:30am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Margaret McNamara (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2407
Description :

THE FAIRY BELL SISTERS

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:30am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Kevin Luthardt (Peachtree Publishers) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2527
Description :

"When Edgar Met Cecil":

When Edgar’s family moves to a new town, everything seems strange and scary. The kids look different. They dress weird. They listen to bizarre music. They eat strange food. And the biggest, weirdest looking kid keeps staring at Edgar. What does he want?

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:30am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Lois Lowry (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall
Description :

Lois Lowry

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:30am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Lois Lowry (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2501
Description :

Lois Lowry

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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
9:30am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Mo Willems (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2620
Description :

Let’s Go for a Drive! and A Big Guy Took My Ball!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
9:30am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Mo Willems (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2620
Description :

Let’s Go for a Drive! and A Big Guy Took My Ball!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:30am
Book Buzz Theater featuring Perseus Author Event, Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
S104b
Description :

"Join Elenita and Julie for a presentation of key titles coming this Fall. Consider this your one-stop opportunity to hear about the best in independent publishing! Get the inside track on what we are excited about, hear about some of our favorite books, maybe you’ll even discover a few new authors too! Light refreshments will be served.

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:00am - 10:30am
CANCELLED: Meet the Authors: Ruth F. Metz (ALA Store) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1224
Description :

Please note that due to unexpected circumstances, the book signing for Ruth F. Metz, scheduled for Saturday, June 29, 10 a.m. at the ALA Store, has been canceled. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:00am - 10:30am
LIVE! @ your library Eric Lundgren Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Live @ Your Library Reading Stage
Description :

Eric Lundgren grew up in Minneapolis. He studied at Lewis & Clark College and earned his MFA at Washington University, where he was awarded a third-year fellowship. He works at a public library in St. Louis, where he lives with his wife Eleanor, and their two cats. The Façades is his first novel. He can be followed on Twitter at @EPLundgren.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:00am - 10:30am
LIVE! @ your library Eric Lundgren Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Live @ Your Library Reading Stage
Description :

Eric Lundgren grew up in Minneapolis. He studied at Lewis & Clark College and earned his MFA at Washington University, where he was awarded a third-year fellowship. He works at a public library in St. Louis, where he lives with his wife Eleanor, and their two cats. The Façades is his first novel. He can be followed on Twitter at @EPLundgren.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Dianne De Las Casas (ABC-CLIO) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1631
Description :

Handmade Tales 2: More Stories to Make and Take

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Dori Hillestad Butler (Open Road Integrated Media) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2237
Description :

The Case of the Lost Boy

The Edgar Award–winning first book in Dori Hillestad Butler's Buddy Files series

King’s family is missing, and he’s been put in the P-O-U-N-D. Why doesn’t his beloved human, Kayla, come to get him?

When King is adopted by Connor and his mom, things get more confusing. The new family calls him Buddy!

Then Connor disappears!

Mystery fans and dog lovers will be swept up in Dori Butler’s entertaining story about a smart, funny, loyal dog . . . and left eager for Buddy’s next adventure.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Liesl Shurtliff (Random House Children's Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2212
Description :

Rump

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Mari Mancusi (Sourcebooks) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2331
Description :

Scorched. Sixteen-year-old Trinity Foxx is used to her grandfather’s
crazy stories, so she doesn’t believe that the latest treasure
he brought home is a real dragon’s egg. Not until their
home is invaded by soldiers trying to steal it and a strange
boy telling her the world as she knows it will be wiped
out in a fiery dragon war—unless they work together to
stop it. Meanwhile, there’s a different voice whispering to
Trinity, calling to her, telling her what to do...because the
dragon in her egg is not ready to give up without a fight.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Rus Bradburd (Cinco Puntos Press) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2637
Description :

Make It, Take It

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Graphic Novel Stage - Why do you make graphic novels (and how can I do it too)? Author Event, Other McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel Stage
Description :

Matt Kindt will use his own work to illustrate the power of the graphic novel as a medium. He will show you how beautiful, strong, heartbreaking, and funny comic books can be and the secret powers that comic books and sequential art have that no other story-telling medium has. Using his own work he will not only show the strengths of his chosen medium but also explain and illustrate the creative process, from the conception of the idea, to writing, to drawing, painting, and finally designing the final book.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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