Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Sunday, June 30 - 3:30pm

3:30pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jill McElmurry (Random House Children's Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2212
Description :

Mario Makes a Move

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
3:30pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Timothy Egan (Booklist Interview) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1817
Description :

Short Nights of the Shadow Catcher

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Dianne De Las Casas (Baker & Taylor) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1619
Description :

The Little READ Hen

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Gordon Korman (Scholastic Inc.) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2505
Description :

The Hypnotists

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Jerome Pohlen (Chicago Review Press) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2031
Description :

The Land of Lincoln is filled with fascinating people, one-of-a-kind places, and things with unique and bizarre histories. Forget about quaint small town bed-and-breakfasts and crowded Chicago nightclubs—Oddball Illinois, now fully updated and expanded, takes you to the places you really want to go.

Looking to check out everything weird, wacky, and wonderful about America's Dairyland? Oddball Wisconsin boasts more than 400 unique destinations for people looking for attractions off the beaten path. This is the real guide to Wisconsin, birthplace of the snowmobile, the typewriter, and the ice cream sundae.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Julianne Donaldson (Shadow Mountain) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1960
Description :

Blackmoore is a regency romance that tells the story of a young woman struggling to learn how to follow her heart. It is Wuthering Heights meets Little Women with a delicious must-read twist. Kate Worthington knows she can never have her heart's desire and so believes she will never marry. But her meddlesome mother has other plans. Kate journeys to the stately manor of Blackmoore, set on the craggy cliffs of the English seashore, where she must face the truth and the man that has kept her heart captive.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Kid Chef Eliana (Baker & Taylor) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1619
Description :

Cool Kids Cook

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Marilyn Singer (Disney-Hyperion) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2620
Description :

The Boy Who Cried Alien

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
3:30pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Ron Bates (Zondervan) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2307
Description :

How to Make Friends and Monsters -

The hilarious adventure of 13-year-old Howard Boward, genius nerd with a chip on his shoulder and a lack of friends---until a science experiment goes haywire and “creates” a best friend---who just happens to be a monster.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, June 30 - 4:00pm

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Aaron D. Purcell (ALA Store) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1224
Description :

If you want to start an archives program, update an existing archives program, begin a career in academic archives, or remain current on recent developments, you'll find valuable advice in "Academic Archives: Managing the Next Generation of College and University Archives, Records, and Special Collections."

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Sara Levine & Nicole Knepper (Penguin Group (USA)) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2417
Description :

Treasure Island!!! & Moms Who Drink and Swear

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Seymour Simon (Chronicle Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2231
Description :

SEYMOUR SIMON'S EXTREME EARTH RECORDS and SEYMOUR SIMON'S EXTREME OCEANS: Join Seymour Simon, the “dean” of children’s science nonfiction, as he investigates the most extreme environments, animals, plants, and weather in the ocean on the land of our amazing planet. The mind-bending facts and stunning photographs included make for an exciting, and sometimes unbelievable expedition!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
4:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Trevor Pryce (ABRAMS Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2005
Description :

An Army of Frogs: A Kulipari Novel

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
4:15pm - 4:45pm
Meet the Authors: Sara Gran (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2501
Description :

Claire DeWitt and the Bohemian Highway. The eagerly awaited second book in the Claire DeWitt mystery series, featuring “one of the genre’s most original characters in years . . . as if David Lynch directed a Raymond Chandler novel.” (CNN)

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
4:15pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Elizabeth Bear (Tor Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2203
Description :

tHE SHATTERED PILLARS
The Shattered Pillars is the second book of Bear’s The Eternal Sky trilogy and the sequel to Range of Ghosts. Set in a world drawn from our own great Asian Steppes, this saga of magic, politics and war sets Re-Temur, the exiled heir to the great Khagan and his friend Sarmarkar, a Wizard of Tsarepheth, against dark forces determined to conquer all the great Empires along the Celedon Road.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Monday, July 1 - 9:00am

9:00am - 10:00am
Book Buzz Theater featuring Lee & Low Books/ Cinco Puntos Press Author Event, Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
S104a
Description :

Multiculturalism in books is more than a passing fad: it's a necessity for librarians who are witnessing changing demographics in their libraries every single day. Join award-winning multicultural publishers LEE & LOW BOOKS and CINCO PUNTOS PRESS for a frank conversation about serving our diverse communities, what to look for in 2013 and beyond, and how we can work together to increase diversity in publishing and on library shelves, not just through talk but through action. Special guest and Printz Award Honoree and Pura Belpre winner BENJAMIN ALIRE SAENZ will share his insights on diversity.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 10:00am
DUPLICATE: Graphic Novel Stage - We Want YOU for Reading With Pictures! Author Event, Other McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel Stage
Description :

Please add http://ala13.ala.org/node/13016 to your schedule instead of this one.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:00am - 10:00am
Graphic Novel Stage - We Want YOU for Reading With Pictures! Author Event, Other McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Graphic Novel Stage
Description :

Reading With Pictures, the nation's premier non-profit organization devoted to comics and visual literacy, is growing in a big way! RWP founder Josh Elder will be on hand to discuss some of the major new initiatives and resources that RWP has unveiled over the last year while Prof. Carol Tilley, Kat Kan of Brodart Company and literacy expert Karen Gavigan will be on hand to discuss the role comics play in the new Common Core Standards and how Reading With Pictures can help you make the most of them in your libraries and classrooms!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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