Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

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
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Tasha Alexander (Macmillan) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Pop Top Stage
Description :

Behind the Shattered Glass : A Lady Emily Mystery A ruined abbey on a beautiful estate in Derbyshire, a murdered peer, and a most unlikely romance make New York Times bestseller Tasha Alexander’s new novel absolutely irresistible

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Theresa Schwegel (Macmillan) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Pop Top Stage
Description :

The Good Boy: In Edgar Award–winner Theresa Schwegel's stunning new novel, a young boy goes on the run with the only friend he trusts—his dad's police dog—after witnessing a shooting

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Will Hillenbrand (Holiday House) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2220
Description :

KITE DAY: A Bear and Mole Story
This sweet picture book, a companion to SPRING IS HERE, makes a perfect read-aloud for young readers. On a windy spring day, what do Bear and Mole decide to do? Why, fly a kite, of course! But first they have to design, measure, and finally construct their kite. With a zoom, zoom, zoom the kite soars up, up, up in the air. But when a storm rumbles in—SNAP!—the kite string breaks and the chase is on!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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
10:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kenny Abdo (ABDO Publishing Company) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2614
Description :

Haven't Got a Clue! series

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Kathryn Otoshi (KO Kids / PGW) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2531
Description :

"ONE" and "ZERO" - author/illustrator Kathryn Otoshi will be signing her acclaimed picture books that use colors and numbers when teaching about standing up to bullying and about self-worth

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event

Saturday, June 29 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:00am
LIVE! @ your library Peggy Macnamara Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Live @ Your Library Reading Stage
Description :

Peggy Macnamara is adjunct associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; artist-in-residence and associate of the zoology program at the Field Museum; instructor at the Field Museum, Chicago Public Libraries Nature Connection, and Art Institute family programs; and author of Illinois Insects and Spiders, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:00am
LIVE! @ your library Peggy Macnamara Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Live @ Your Library Reading Stage
Description :

Peggy Macnamara is adjunct associate professor at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago; artist-in-residence and associate of the zoology program at the Field Museum; instructor at the Field Museum, Chicago Public Libraries Nature Connection, and Art Institute family programs; and author of Illinois Insects and Spiders, also published by the University of Chicago Press.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Barbara Victoria (Consortium Book Sales & Distribution) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2637
Description :

It's Not About You, Except When It Is: A Field Manual For Parents of Addicted Children

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Jessie Hartland (Random House Children's Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2212
Description :

Bon Appetit! The Delicious Life of Julia Child, A 2013 Amelia Bloomer Project title

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Auditorium Speaker Series featuring Khaled Hosseini Author Event, Speaker series McCormick Place Convention Center
S100a
Description :

Everyone will be reading, recommending, and talking this season about Khaled Hosseini’s And the Mountains Echoed, his first new novel in more than six years. Take this outstanding chance to hear one of the world’s most widely read and beloved novelists, so you can go back and share insights with patrons, students, and book clubs. The Afghan-born novelist and physician is the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Kite Runner and A Thousand Splendid Suns, with more than 38 million copies sold in more than 70 countries.

And the Mountains Echoed (May 2013, Riverhead Books) is about how we love, how we take care of one another, and how the choices we make resonate through generations, exploring the many ways families nurture, wound, betray, honor, and sacrifice for one another; and how often we are surprised by the actions of those closest to us, at the times that matter most. Following its characters and the ramifications of their lives and choices and loves around the globe—from Kabul to Paris to San Francisco to the Greek island of Tinos—the story expands gradually outward, becoming more emotionally complex and powerful with each turning page.

Hosseini is sure to inspire interest in more than his books. He is a Goodwill Envoy to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, the UN Refugee Agency, and the founder of The Khaled Hosseini Foundation, a nonprofit which provides humanitarian assistance to the people of Afghanistan.

Sponsored by Penguin

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Book Buzz Theater featuring Hachette Book Group & Marvel Author Event, Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
S104a
Description :

Come join Hachette Book Group and Marvel as they present the amazing titles coming out this Fall. From Gladwell to Sparks, Hachette will highlight essential nonfiction and stunning new fiction. Marvel will energize the comic fans with the latest and greatest from Thor, Hulk and the rest of the gang. Light refreshments will be served and books will be given away. Seating is limited, so please RSVP to libraries@hbgusa.com, subject: ALA Book Buzz.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
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.

10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Davis Bunn (B&H Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 1360
Description :

Unlimited
Simon Orwell is a brilliant student whose life has taken a series of wrong turns. At the point of giving up on his dreams, he gets a call from an old professor who has discovered a breakthrough in a device that would create unlimited energy, and he needs Simon's help.But once he crosses the border, nothing goes as the young man planned.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
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)
10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Katherine Paterson (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall
Description :

Katherine Paterson

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Katherine Paterson (Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2501
Description :

Katherine Paterson

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Pranas Naujokaitis (Blue Apple Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2218
Description :

The Radically Awesome Adventures of the Animal Princess

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)

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