Author Event Sessions

Time Title Type Location

Sunday, January 26 - 4:00pm

4:15pm - 4:45pm
Book Buzz Theater - The Penguin Adult and YR Winter Book Blizzard! Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

"Come cozy up to the Midwinter fire and hear about our upcoming titles for adults and young readers!
**Refreshments will be served."

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Sunday, January 26 - 6:00pm

6:00pm - 8:30pm
FTRF Author Event feat. Phyllis Reynolds Naylor Author Event, Exhibitor session Offsite Location
National Museum of American Jewish History, 101 S. Independence Mall East
Description :

The Freedom to Read Foundation is pleased to present Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, author of the best-selling Alice series, as the featured speaker at our annual banned/challenged author event.

There will be a wine and dessert reception before and after Ms. Naylor's talk. She will be signing copies of Now I'll Tell You Everything, the final novel in the Alice series, along with other books in the series. A limited number of copies of her books will be available to attendees for an additional donation. Attendees are welcome to bring their own copies.

This event is open to the public. Ticket price includes wine/dessert reception. You may purchase tickets at www.ftrf.org/event/philly2014.

Note: seating is limited – you must have a ticket to ensure attendance. Tickets will not be available at the door. Questions? Contact Jonathan Kelley at jokelley@ala.org or call (800) 545-2433 x4226.

Interests :
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Monday, January 27 - 9:00am

9:00am - 9:30am
Meet the Authors: David A. Adler (Sourcebooks) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 946
Description :

Danny’s Doodles: The Jelly Bean Experiment |

Danny Cohen’s new friend is 100% weird.
New to Danny’s fourth grade class, Calvin Waffle has
a knack for following his classmates around to collect
data for his science experiments. He carries jelly beans
everywhere, and claims his father is a spy. Danny isn’t
quite sure just what to make of this quirky newcomer until
Calvin reluctantly agrees to help the baseball team. His
ability to correctly predict each pitch before it’s thrown
leads his team to victory and makes him a hero to his
new friends.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
9:00am - 10:00am
Meet the Authors: Deborah D. Johnson (Aubey, LLC) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 1839
Description :

Title: A Poor Child, Can make it out and find peace in a storm
Description: This book is perfect for youth ages 11 through 15. This story will help all understand the affects of child abuse. All should understand and recognize it particularly those who are the most vulnerable; our children. This is a story to be read in schools, in youth group meetings and in Bible Study classes. A Poor Child is a true story about a teenager is a tough situation who is trying to make it out.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
9:15am - 10:15am
Meet the Authors: Cat Winters (ABRAMS) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 713
Description :

In the Shadow of Blackbirds

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event

Monday, January 27 - 9:30am

9:30am - 10:00am
Book Buzz Theater- The HarperCollins Adult Library Marketing Team Book Spring/Summer 2014 Buzz! Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Listen to Virginia Stanley, Annie Mazes and Amanda Rountree talk about Adult titles from the HarperCollins Spring/Summer 2014 catalog!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
9:30am - 10:00am
Book Buzz Theater- The HarperCollins Adult Library Marketing Team Book Spring/Summer 2014 Buzz! Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

Listen to Virginia Stanley, Annie Mazes and Amanda Rountree talk about Adult titles from the HarperCollins Spring/Summer 2014 catalog!

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, January 27 - 10:00am

10:00am - 11:00am
Meet the Authors: Tim E. Ogline (For Beginners) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 535
Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
10:00am - 11:00am
PopTop Stage - David Lubar Author Event, Other Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

PopTop Stage - David Lubar
DAVID LUBAR created a sensation with his debut novel, Hidden Talents, an ALA Best Book for Young Adults and Quick Pick for Reluctant Young Adult Readers. He is also the author of the Nathan Abercrombie series, True Talents, Flip, and many short story collections including: In the Land of the Lawn Weenies, Invasion of the Road Weenies, The Curse of the Campfire Weenies, The Battle of the Red Hot Pepper Weenies, Attack of the Vampire Weenies, Beware the Ninja Weenies, Wipeout of the Wireless Weenies, and Extremities. He lives in Nazareth, Pennsylvania.
Sponsored By: Tor

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, January 27 - 10:30am

10:30am - 10:45am
Book Buzz Theater - Perseus Books Presents Spring 2014 Titles Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

A big part of ALA is learning about new and upcoming books. This happens on the exhibit floor and in special publisher book buzz sessions. Come have some fun and learn about the Perseus Books Group Spring 2014 titles.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
10:30am - 10:45am
Book Buzz Theater - Perseus Books Presents Spring 2014 Titles Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

A big part of ALA is learning about new and upcoming books. This happens on the exhibit floor and in special publisher book buzz sessions. Come have some fun and learn about the Perseus Books Group Spring 2014 titles.

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, January 27 - 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 - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Larry Kane (Perseus Books) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 640
Description :

When They Were Boys

This is the story of the Beatles’ rise to fame, focusing on the 7-year stretch from the time the boys met as teenagers to early 1964, when they made their first trip to America. With stories from the boys’ humble beginnings in Liverpool to the cellars of Hamburg, When They Were Boys includes never before told tales, from the heartbreaks and the lucky breaks.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
Meet the Authors: Wiley Cash (HarperCollins Publishers) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 731
Description :

This Dark Road to Mercy
A resonant new novel about a father’s efforts to rescue his young daughters by the critically-acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller A Land More Kind Than Home.

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
11:00am - 12:00pm
PopTop Stage - Tom Angleberger Author Event, Other Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

PopTop Stage - Tom Angleberger
Tom Angleberger is the bestselling author of the Origami Yoda series. He is also the author of Horton Halfpott and Fake Mustache. Tom maintains the Origami Yoda-inspired blog origamiyoda.com. He is married to author-illustrator Cece Bell and lives in Christiansburg, Virginia.
Sponsored By: Abrams Books

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, January 27 - 11:30am

11:30am - 11:45am
Book Buzz Theater - Kids Title: Stubby, the War Dog: The True Story of World War I's Bravest Dog Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

"Move over, Rin Tin Tin. Here comes Sgt. Stubby! Sibert honor winner Ann Bausum presents a sneak peak of Stubby the War Dog and her first ever narrative non-fiction for adults, Sergeant Stubby. Stubby is the stump-tailed terrier who wandered into the World War I training camp at Yale University and shipped off to war with the boys of the Yankee Division. A true war dog and hero, Stubby alerted the soldiers of impending gas attacks, provided comfort to the wounded and home-sick troops, charmed his Commanding Officers with his right pawed salute, and even captured an German spy! Stubby now stands guard in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History."

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)
11:30am - 11:45am
Book Buzz Theater - Kids Title: Stubby, the War Dog: The True Story of World War I's Bravest Dog Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - Book Buzz Theater
Description :

"Move over, Rin Tin Tin. Here comes Sgt. Stubby! Sibert honor winner Ann Bausum presents a sneak peak of Stubby the War Dog and her first ever narrative non-fiction for adults, Sergeant Stubby. Stubby is the stump-tailed terrier who wandered into the World War I training camp at Yale University and shipped off to war with the boys of the Yankee Division. A true war dog and hero, Stubby alerted the soldiers of impending gas attacks, provided comfort to the wounded and home-sick troops, charmed his Commanding Officers with his right pawed salute, and even captured an German spy! Stubby now stands guard in the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History."

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, January 27 - 12:00pm

12:00pm - 1:00pm
PopTop Stage - Jimmy Gownley Author Event, Other Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall - PopTop Stage
Description :

PopTop Stage - Jimmy Gownley
Jimmy Gownley began writing and drawing comics at age 15 and has been nominated for the Eisner Award 13 times. In 2001 his hit series AMELIA RULES! was released amid a flurry of rave reviews. He co-founded the organization Kids Love Comics, which works to promote comic books and graphic novels as a valuable tool for literacy and education in schools, libraries, and at home. Jimmy Gownley's new graphic novel memoir titled, The Dumbest Idea Ever! is about his adventures as he grows from an eager-to-please boy into a teenage comic book artist. This is the real-life story of how the DUMBEST idea ever became the BEST thing that ever happened to him.
Sponsored By: Scholastic

Sponsors :
ALA
American Library Association (ALA)

Monday, January 27 - 2:00pm

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Meet the Authors: Dia L. Michels (Science, Naturally!) Author Event Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall-Booth 1864
Description :

If My Mom Were A Platypus: Mammal Babies and Their Mothers

All mammal mothers feed, protect, and teach their young, though these tasks often challenge their own needs for survival. A mammal baby’s journey to maturity varies dramatically, whether it is a bear or a bat, a hippopotamus or a human. With beautiful illustrations and inventive text, this fascinating introduction to the world of mammals reveals how fourteen mammal babies travel the path from helpless infants to self-sufficient adults. Ages 8-12. Aligns with the Common Core. NSTA Recommends. “As engaging visually as it is verbally!”-Carnegie Academy for Science education

Sponsors :
Unofficial Event
2:00pm - 4:00pm
Gala Author Tea Sponsored by ReferenceUSA [$] Author Event, Ticketed event Marriott
Liberty A-C
Description :

Bestselling authors, including Sue Monk Kidd, will discuss their writing life and forthcoming books. Enjoy a light offering of tea, finger sandwiches, and sweet treats. A book signing will follow, with most books given away free and others available for purchase at a generous discount. Buy your ticket early, as this event often sells out. United for Libraries will recognize the winners of the 2013 National Friends of Libraries Week Awards during the program. Tickets cost $55 in advance ($49 United for Libraries division members), $60 onsite. For more information, visit www.ala.org/united.

Cost :
$55 in advance ($49 United for Libraries division members), $60 onsite

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