The 2014 ALA Annual Conference in Las Vegas is almost here! We’re excited to gather once again with leaders in the library field from all over the country to celebrate the power of storytelling and literature.
Visit us in Penguin Random House/BOT Booth #542 to find award-winning adult and children’s audiobook titles, Living Language self-study program materials, and even Fodor’s travel guides. (You can score a FREE Fodor’s luggage tag before you go. Click here to find out how.) Plus, enter our audiobook raffle and pick up free goodies—from galleys and CD samplers, to buttons, post-its and posters!
Below are some not-to-be-missed ALA events…mark your calendars!WHEN: Monday, June 30, 3:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
WHERE: Las Vegas Convention Center – N256
Celebrate the best in audiobooks produced for children and young adults at the annual presentation of the Odyssey Award. Listen to your favorite narrators perform a piece from their Odyssey Award-winning audiobooks (or even surprise the crowd with a song! WATCH: Kirby’s now-famous “Librarian” musical performance.) All attendees receive a FREE audiobook!
SPECIAL GUESTS: Daniel Kraus & Kirby Heyborne (author & narrator of SCOWLER) and Rebecca Lowman & Sunil Malhotra (narrators of ELEANOR & PARK by Rainbow Rowell)
Join us for a reception sponsored by the Audio Publishers Association following the event.
WHEN: Sunday, June 29, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: PopTop Stage in ALA Exhibit Hall
Learn more about the audiobook process from producer Kelly Gildea, author Daniel Kraus, and narrator Kirby Heyborne in conversation with BOT’s Marketing Director, Cheryl Herman.WHEN: Sunday, June 29, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
WHERE: BOT Booth # 542
Immediately following the PopTop Stage panel, come by the BOT booth to meet the author, narrator, and producer and get a FREE audiobook or book* signed!
See the Random House Library Marketing group’s adult ALA flyer here.
Saturday, June 28
Marcus Sedgwick author of the 2014 Printz winner Midwinterblood: Macmillan Children’s Booth #523, Saturday, June 28, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Jennifer L. Holm, author of The Fourteenth Goldfish (Aug ’14): Random House Children’s Booth #543, Saturday, June 28, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Clare Vanderpool, author of 2014 Printz Honor book Navigating Early: Random House Children’s Booth #543, Saturday, June 28, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ian Doescher, author of the bestselling William Shakespeare’s Star Wars trilogy: Random House Booth #542, Saturday, June 28, 11:00 am – 12:00 pm
Ann M. Martin, bestselling author of The Family Tree series & co-author of The Doll People Set Sail (Oct ’14) and Deborah Wiles, author of Revolution (July ’14): Scholastic Booth #430, Saturday, June 28, 11:30 am – 12:30 pm
Jacqueline Woodson, author & narrator of Brown Girl Dreaming (Sept ’14): Penguin Young Readers Group Booth #442–443, Saturday, June 28,
12:00 – 1:00 pm
Markus Zusak, author of international bestseller The Book Thief and winner of the 2014 Margaret A. Edwards Award: Random House Children’s Booth #543, Saturday, June 28, 2:00 – 2:30 pm
Len Vlahos, author of The Scar Boys: The PopTop Stage, ALA Exhibit Hall, Saturday, June 28, 2:00 – 3:00 pm. Join Len during his presentation and book signing while he plays songs from the book!
Sunday, June 29
Jennifer Niven, author of All the Bright Places (Jan ’15): Random House Children’s Booth #543, Sunday, June 29, 1:00 – 2:00 pm
George Hagen, author of Gabriel Finley and the Raven’s Riddle (Aug ’14): Random House Children’s Booth #543, Sunday, June 29, 2:00 – 3:00 pm
David Levithan, author of 2014 Stonewall Honor book, Two Boys Kissing, and Graham Salisbury, author of Hunt for the Bamboo Rat (Sept ’14): Random House Children’s Booth #543, Sunday, June 29, 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Lois Lowry, author of The Giver, coming to theatres on August 15th: ALA President’s Program also features Jeff Bridges, Las Vegas Convention Center, N249, Sunday, June 29, 3:30 – 5:30pm
Monday, June 30
(Also appearing in Scholastic Booth #430 on Sunday, June 29, 2014, 3:00 – 4:00pm)
Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven (Sept ’14): Random House Booth #542, Monday, June 30, 10:00 – 10:30 am
Tuesday, July 1
We look forward to seeing you in Las Vegas!
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