Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Saturday, June 29 - 11:00am

11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Fred Bowen (Peachtree Publishers) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2527
Description :

"Perfect Game":

Isaac is determined to pitch a perfect game: no hits, no runs, no walks, and no errors. If he does, he's sure to make the summer all-star team. But Isaac keeps losing his cool on the mound; he just can't get his head back in the game. Then he meets a very interesting Unified Sports basketball player who gets him thinking in a different way about the whole idea of "perfect." But will this help him be a better pitcher?

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Gary Tillery (Quest Books / PGW) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2531
Description :

THE SEEKER KING: A SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF ELVIS PRESLEY - the author will be signing galleys of this new title that shows how despite Elvis's flaws and addictions, he remained ever spiritually curious

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Janet Halfmann (Lee & Low Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2305
Description :

SEVEN MILES TO FREEDOM: THE ROBERT SMALLS STORY is a picture book biography of Robert Smalls, a slave who led a daring escape by ship and became one of the Civil War's greatest heroes.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: John A. McKinsey (Martin Pearl Publishing) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2520
Description :

The Lincoln Secret

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Larry Watson (Milkweed Editions / Publishers Group West) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2531
Description :

LET HIM GO - the acclaimed author of "American Boy" and "Montana 1948" will be signing galleys of his newest YA title, a vivid and uncompromising portrait of the modern West, set in September 1951 as a couple tries to retrieve their only grandson from the boy's mother after she remarries

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Lauren Wohl (Albert Whitman & Company) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2000
Description :

THE EIGHTH MENORAH (September 2013)
Hanukkah is a few weeks away, and Sam can't wait to celebrate with his family, especially his grandma. At Sunday school, everyone in his class is busy making clay menorahs to give as Hanukkah gifts! Sam likes how his menorah is turning out, but he’s worried—his family already has seven menorahs! Will they want another one? His teacher reassures him that his parents will love it, but Sam is determined to solve this problem on his own and find the perfect home for his menorah.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
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
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Leonard S. Marcus (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2100
Description :

Randolph Caldecott: The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Lois Lowry (Mackin Educational Resources) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2444
Description :

SON
Lois Lowry thrusts readers once again into the chilling world of the Newbery Medal winning book, The Giver, as well as Gathering Blue and Messenger where a new hero emerges. In this thrilling series finale, the startling and long-awaited conclusion to this epic tale culminates in a final clash between good and evil.

NUMBER THE STARS
In 1943, during the German occupation of Denmark, ten-year-old Annemarie learns how to be brave and courageous when she helps shelter her Jewish friend from the Nazis.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Lutricia Clifton (Holiday House) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2220
Description :

FREAKY FAST FRANKIE JOE
In this heart-warming debut novel, resourceful Frankie Joe needs all his incredible resilience and the loving support of his new, blended family to survive a devastating loss. The book is nominated for the Texas Bluebonnet Award and the Nebraska Golden Sower Award.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Meredith Duram (Romance Writers of America) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2342
Description :

That Scandalous Summer

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Mo Willems (HarperCollins Children's Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2407
Description :

THAT IS NOT A GOOD IDEA!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Nancy Hill (White Cloud Press / PGW) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2531
Description :

UNFOLDING: SLOW DOWN, DROP IN, DARE MORE -
a book for anyone, but especially for women 45 and older (a woman's most creative period), who seeks a deeper knowledge of self and soul

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Philip C. Stead (Macmillan Children's Publishing Group) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2100
Description :

Hello, My Name is Ruby

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Raina Telgemeier (Scholastic) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2505
Description :

Drama

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Tom Lichtenheld & Sherri Duskey Rinker (Chronicle Books) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2231
Description :

STEAM TRAIN, DREAM TRAIN: The #1 NEW YORK TIMES Bestselling Team that brought you GOODNIGHT, GOODNIGHT, CONSTRUCTION SITE is back again with another fabulous book for bedtime. Don't miss your chance to have both must-have picture books signed by the author Sherri Duskey Rinker and illustrator Tom Lichtenheld!

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors:Diana Sharples (Zondervan) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2307
Description :

Running Lean-

In this YA debut from author Diana Sharples, love, self-esteem, and trust meld in a compelling story. Still reeling from the loss of his brother in Afghanistan, Calvin Greenlee pours himself into fixing his motorcycle and spending the rest of his time with his girlfriend, Stacy, who always has the right words to say. But when Stacy starts losing weight---a lot of weight---it’s clear she has problems of her own. Calvin is determined to cure her---but could that only push Stacy further into danger?

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:00am - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Jeffrey Brown (Top Shelf Productions) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2646
Description :

A MATTER OF LIFE: From the author of the NYT Bestseller "Darth Vader and Son"!
Jeffrey Brown, the acclaimed master of small-scale emotional memoir (CLUMSY, UNLIKELY), returns to autobiography with his most ambitious book to date: a full-color meditation on fatherhood and faith.

Sponsors :
UNO
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 1:00pm
Meet the Authors: Rhonda Gowler Greene (Cherry Lake Publishing) Author Event McCormick Place Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2448
Description :

In No Pirates Allowed! Said Library Lou, Pirate Pete and his parrot-sidekick Igor are on a hunt for buried treasure believed to be hidden at Seabreezy Library. On his quest, Pirate Pete bumps up against a feisty librarian named Library Lou who can help, but not before he practices good hygiene, follows library etiquette, and learns the letters of the alphabet.

Pirate Pete works day and night learning his letters, practicing his words, and eventually reading books! In her own clever way, Library Lou leads Pirate Pete to a treasure that can always be found at the library!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, June 29 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Book Buzz Theater featuring Random House Author Event, Exhibitor session McCormick Place Convention Center
S104b
Description :

"RHPS, all the best children’s titles from the publishing partners of Random House, Inc. (i.e. Blue Apple Books, Quirk Books, Nat Geo Kids, Archie Comics, NYRB, and MORE!)

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Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

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