Book Buzz Theater

Visit the Book Buzz Stage to hear the latest "Buzz" about the newest titles from your favorite publishers all in one easy-to-find location on the Exhibit Hall Floor!


Time Saturday, Jan. 31 Sunday, Feb. 1 Monday, Feb. 2
9:30am - 10:30am Abrams Books Random House Children's Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
10:30am - 11:30am HarperCollins/Macmillan Adult/Sterling Charlesbridge  
11:30am - 12:30pm St. Martin’s Griffin /Starscape/Tor Teen Simon & Schuster  
1:30pm - 2:30pm Random House Publishing Partners Kids Book Buzz Perseus/Hachette  
2:30pm - 3:30pm HarperCollins Children's Books/Bloomsbury Children's Books/ Macmillan Children's Publishing Group/ Disney-Hyperion Holiday House/Scholastic  
3:30pm - 4:30pm Penguin/Penguin Young Readers  DK  




ABRAMS - Come Hear About the Newest Offerings from ABRAMS Kid Imprints!

The ABRAMS Book Buzz will feature:

  • Mac Barnett and Jory John, co-authors of The Terrible Two series
  • Tom Angleberger of the Origami Yoda series
  • Cece Bell, author and illustrator of El Deafo
  • Daniel Kirk, author and illustrator of the Library Mouse picture book series and You Are Not My Friend, But I Miss You
  • Andrea Beaty, author of Rosie Revere, Engineer, Iggy Peck, Architect, Attack of the Fluffy Bunnies, and the upcoming Fluffy Bunnies 2
  • Ethan Long, author and illustrator of the upcoming Hi!

HarperCollins, Macmillan, and Sterling - Three's Company: We'll Be Waiting For You! The Best in Spring 2015 Adult Books

The best in Spring 2015 adult books from Virginia with HarperCollins, Talia with Macmillan and Chris with Sterling

Tor Teen, Starscape and St. Martin's Griffin - The Future According to Tor & Griffin: New Titles for Teens & Young Readers

Join Talia (St. Martin's Griffin) and Ali (Tor Teen/Starscape) as they present a stellar selection of must-shelve fiction for teens and young readers.  Visit us in the Macmillan booth (#4613) and the Tor/Forge Books booth (#4515).

Random House Publishing Partners Kids Book Buzz

All the best in children’s titles from the publishing partners of Random House LLC such as: Archie Comics, Dark Horse Comics, POW!, Quirk Books, NYRB and MORE!

Children's Buzz: HarperCollins, Macmillan Children's, Bloomsbury Children's, and Disney-Hyperion

Join us for a preview of upcoming 2015 children's and teen titles from these leading publishers. Snacks will be served, so come and stay awhile!

Penguin and Penguin Young Readers - Penguin Takes Chicago by Storm in the Book Buzz Theater!

Bring your fuzzy blanket and curl up as Penguin Adult and Penguin Young Readers treat you with Winter and Summer 2015 books you will want to curl up with by the fire! Refreshments will be served.

Random House Children's Books - Random House Children's Books Book Buzz!

 RHCB Loves
Picture Books! Buzz Worthy Picture Books from Spring and Summer 2015!

Charlesbridge - Discovering New Voices: A Closer Look at Debut Authors

A panel discussion on new voices in picture books and middle grade texts. Discover what editors, librarians, and educators look for when reviewing and reading works from first-time authors and learn which debut writers our panelists are particularly excited about for 2015. Panel will be led by Charlesbridge editor Julie Bliven, editor of Diane C. Mullen’s innovative debut novel, Tagged.

Simon and Schuster - Simon and Schuster Children's and Adult Book Buzz

Discover new and exciting children’s and adult titles from Simon
& Schuster’s Spring and Summer 2015 list.

Perseus and Hachette

Political! Pets! Pi! The Perseus Books Group brings the best nonfiction titles to ALA.  The Hachette gang shares highlights from their spring and early summer list!  Come join us! Elenita, Ali and Melissa team up again to bring you the best of 2015, sure to whet your voracious reading appetite.

Holiday House and Scholastic - Spring 2015 New Book Look with Common Core

Join Holiday House and Scholastic as they share what’s new for children’s books in 2015! Holiday House Editors Mary Cash and Grace Maccarone will present the Spring 2015 list with connections to the Common Core State Standards, and Scholastic will share behind-the-scenes peeks of what’s coming from their Spring 2015 list.

Advance books and promotional materials will be available. Snacks will be provided for your enjoyment!

DK - DKfindout!

Join us for a demonstration hosted by Sarah Larter, Publisher at DK to introduce our latest project, DKfindout!. DKfindout! is a safe place online to see, learn, and explore almost everything. A secure site for children to search and explore packed with tips and hints to help support learning and education. Aimed at children aged 7-11 and bringing together the very best of DK's great images and core information, DKfindout! will provide a wide range of online content on all subjects this age group needs from science to mathematics and geography to English.

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - Spring 2015 Highlights from Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Adult and Culinary

Highlights from the Spring 2015 list for adults covering mysteries, cookbooks, fiction, and nonfiction