Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Saturday, January 31 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Len Vlahos (Egmont USA) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4730
Description :

The Scar Boys
"Distinguished in every way."—School Library Journal starred review

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Lilli Carré (TOON Books with Consortium) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4129
Description :

Tippy and the Night Parade
School Library Journal's Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2014, "Tippy" offers endless bedtime enjoyment!

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Meg Cabot (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4526
Description :

Royal Wedding
Princess Mia plans to marry long-time love, Michael, but a royal scandal could ruin everything!

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors; Melissa Petruzzello (Britannica Digital Learning) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3117
Description :

Britannica's online tools, e-books, and curriculum resources
Tap into the knowledge of experts and curriculum specialists with trusted tools from Britannica.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Darlene Beck Jacobson (Creston Books / PGW) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4226
Description :

Wheels of Change
Plucky 12-year-old Emily Soper faces social change and sweeping progress in 1908 Washington, DC.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
2:15pm - 2:45pm
Meet the Authors: Renee Grassi (Weplay) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 5034
Description :

Sensory Storytime - Enhancing Storytime with Sensory Play
Sensory Storytime. Giveaway valued over $800.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 2:30pm

2:30pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ethan Long (Abrams Books) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4426
Description :

Hi!
A string of comically stylized animals greet each other in masterfully rhyming couplets.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
2:30pm - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Hilda K Weisburg (ALA Publishing) Author Event McCormick Place West
ALA Store
Description :

New on the Job: A School Librarian's Guide to Success, Second Edition
This book shares a wealth of practical advice from decades of experience in school library programs.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Kari Kampakis (Thomas Nelson) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4630
Description :

10 Ultimate Truths Young Girls Should Know
These 10 simple truths can build one big change in your teen daughter's life.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
2:30pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Suzanne Slade & Nicole Tadgell (Charlesbridge) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4617
Description :

Freinds for Freedom: The Story of Susan B. Anthony & Frederick Douglass
No one thought Susan B. Anthony and Frederick Douglass would ever become friends.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
2:45pm - 3:45pm
Meet the Authors: Suzanne Slade & Nicole Tadgell (Albert Whitman & Company) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4615
Description :

With Books and Bricks: How Booker T. Washington Built a School
When Booker T. Washington visits Tuskegee he finds many students, but no school, so he builds one.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 31 - 3:00pm

3:00pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Lesléa Newman (Abrams Books) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4426
Description :

Here Is the World: A Year of Jewish Holidays
A joyous celebration of the Jewish holidays throughout the year for young children.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 3:30pm
Meet the Authors: Mac Barnett & Jory John (Abrams Books) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4426
Description :

The Terrible Two
It’s prankster against prankster in an epic war of trickery.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 4:00pm
AAP/LibraryReads: Debut Authors Panel Author Event McCormick Place West
W176a
Description :

Hear from four of the best of ALA Midwinter 2015's debut authors, presented by AAP's Library Marketing Committee and LibraryReads. Author signing to follow the program.

• Melissa Falcon Field, What Burns Away (Sourcebooks/Landmark)
• Paula Hawkins, The Girl on the Train (Riverhead Penguin)
• Jill Morgenthaler, The Courage to Take Command: Leadership Lessons from a Military Trailblazer (McGraw-Hill Education)
• Chigozie Obioma, The Fishermen (Little, Brown/Hachette Book Group)

Please RSVP (http://tinyurl.com/lafqk7n) to attend.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Courtney Walsh (Tyndale House Publishers) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 3928
Description :

Paper Hearts
Will the string of paper hearts in Abigail's store confirm her doubts about love or rescue dreams?

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Josh Wilker (Perseus Books Group) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4126
Description :

Benchwarmer
A poignant memoir of new fatherhood and anxiety, told through the medium of sports.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Meet the Authors: Sharon Draper (BAKER & TAYLOR) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 2616
Description :

Stella By Starlight
When the Ku Klux Klan’s reappearance rattles a segregated southern town, bravery battles prejudice.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 4:00pm
Social Wearables Workshop with Kate Hartman Author Event McCormick Place West
W184d
Description :

When properly planned, a wearable electronic switch can create the opportunity for a social interaction. Imagine a world in which people have become so absorbed with their social connections through social media that they have forgotten how to recognize social interaction in the physical world. Using simple switches made of conductive materials, workshop participants will create a wearable circuit that lives on multiple bodies and responds to a social interaction between two or more people.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 4:30pm
Meet the Authors: Kathryn Otoshi (KO Kids Books / PGW) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4226
Description :

Two
The ebb and flow of friendship, plus a subtle intro to the concept of odd and even numbers.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
3:00pm - 5:00pm
Meet the Authors: Ben Tanzer (Curbside Splendor Publishing) Author Event McCormick Place West
Exhibit Hall - Booth 4129
Description :

Lost in Space
A funny, sometimes sad, but always lively, essay collection about fatherhood and sex.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

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