Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Saturday, January 25 - 9:30am

9:30am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Mick Manning and Brita Granström (Frances Lincoln Children's Books / PGW) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 646-647
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 25 - 10:00am

10:00am - 10:30am
Meet the Authors: Kathryn Craft (Sourcebooks) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 946
Description :

The Art of Falling | Penelope Sparrow, a 28-year-old dancer, has spent her entire life focusing on the perfection of her body. But when she wakes up in a Philadelphia hospital unable to move after a near-fatal accident, she can’t remember the events leading up to her crushing 14-story fall.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Bethany Crandell (Perseus Books) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 640
Description :

Summer on the Short Bus

This honest, coming of age debut YA novel features a privileged teen who is sent to council special needs teenagers at a rural summer camp. With sharp, wry humor that is reminiscent of Girl, Interrupted, combined with light, Clueless-like observations, Summer on the Short Bus also explores how easily society can criticize differences, and how one person can change.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Emily Croy Barker & Jeanine Cummins (Penguin Group) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 935
Description :

Come meet the authors of The Thinking Woman's Guide to Real Magic and The Crooked Branch!

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Galen Goodwin Longstreth and Maris Wicks (Tanglewood Press / PGW) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 646-647
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Jane Bull (DK) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 934
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Mark E. Wallace & Deborah D. Johnson (Aubey, LLC) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 1839
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
PopTop Stage - Amy Ignatow Author Event, Other Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

PopTop Stage - Amy Ignatow
Amy Ignatow is a cartoonist and the author of THE POPULARITY PAPERS series of scrapbook-style illustrated novels. She is a graduate of Moore College of Art and Design and lives in Philadelphia with her husband, Mark, their daughter, Anya, and their cat, Mathilda, who is mostly very terrible.
Sponsored By: Abrams Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Saturday, January 25 - 10:30am

10:30am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Becky Albitz (ABC-CLIO) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 1523
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Becky Albitz (ABC-CLIO) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 1523
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
10:30am - 11:30am
What's Cooking @ ALA - Scott Wiener Author Event, Other Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - What's Cooking Stage
Description :

What's Cooking @ ALA - Scott Wiener
SCOTT WIENER’s writing appears online at Serious Eats and on his blog, Scott’s Pizza Journal. His award-winning column, “Man on the Street,” appears monthly in Pizza Today Magazine. He is the founder of Scott’s Pizza Tours, which guides tourists and New Yorkers though the history, science, and culture of New York City pizza. The tours have been featured on the Food Network, the Cooking Channel, the Travel Channel, the Discovery Channel, Lonely Planet, and a host of other outlets. Wiener holds a Guinness Book World Record for the largest archive of unique pizza boxes.
Sponsored By: MHP Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Kathryn Otoshi (KO Kids Books / PGW) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 646-647
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 25 - 11:00am

11:00am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Dia L. Michels (Science, Naturally!) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 1864
Description :

101 Things Everyone Should Know About Science
Science affects everything -- yet so many of us wish we understood it better. Using an accessible question-and-answer approach, this book, for ages 8 to 12, connects classroom learning to real life. Key concepts in biology, chemistry, physics, earth and general science are explored and demystified. Endorsed by science organizations and educators, this book is perfect for kids, grown-ups, and anyone interested in gaining a better understanding of how science impacts everyday life. NSTA Recommends. Aligns with the Common Core. “Succinct, cleverly written…should be on everyone’s bookshelf!” – Science Magazine

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 11:30am
Meet the Authors: Marthe Jocelyn (Tundra Books) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 857
Description :

VIMINY CROWE'S COMIC BOOK pairs children's authors Marthe Jocelyn and Richard Scrimger in a hilarious comic adventure novel.

When chubby, geeky Wylder Wallace spills lunch on cool and aloof Addy Crowe at Toronto's Comicon, she dashes to the bathroom, leaving behind the latest issue of her uncle's steampunk comic hit: FLYNN GOSTER in GOLD RUSH TRAIN. Wylder, a fan of the Flynn comics, opens this new one eagerly, astounded to see the girl who was just yelling at him inside the comic. Fascinated, he follows Addy into the bathroom, and the adventure begins…

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Eric-Shabazz Larkin (Readers to Eaters / PGW) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 646-647
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
PopTop Stage - John Dixon Author Event, Other Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

PopTop Stage - John Dixon
John Dixon is a former Golden Gloves boxer, youth services caseworker, prison tutor, and middle school English teacher. You can visit his blog at JohnDixonBooks.com. His newest book, PHOENIX ISLAND, is the story that inspired CBS TV’s Intelligence. Phoenix Island was supposed to be a boot camp for troubled children. But as one boy learns, the secrets of this jungle are as vast as they are deadly.
Sponsored By: Simon and Schuster

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:00am - 3:00pm
Meet the Authors: Meg Medina (Library of Virginia Shop) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 1068
Description :

The Girl Who Could Silence the Wind by Meg Medina tells the tale of a strongwilled, warmhearted girl who dares to face life’s harsh truths as she finds her real power.

Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass is an all-too-realistic novel by Medina that portrays a sympathetic heroine who is forced to decide who she really is.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Saturday, January 25 - 11:30am

11:30am - 12:00pm
Book Buzz Theater - From Zombies to Guinea Pigs Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

All the best children’s titles from the publishing partners of Random House, Inc. (i.e. Blue Apple Books, Quirk Books, Quercus, Archie Comics, NYRB, and MORE!)

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:00pm
Book Buzz Theater - From Zombies to Guinea Pigs Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

All the best children’s titles from the publishing partners of Random House, Inc. (i.e. Blue Apple Books, Quirk Books, Quercus, Archie Comics, NYRB, and MORE!)

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 12:30pm
Meet the Authors: Elisabeth Elo & Suzanne Rindell (Penguin Group) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 935
Description :

Meet debut author Elisabeth Elo and author Suzanne Rindell as they sign copies of their books in the Penguin booth!

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

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