Book Buzz Theater

Come hear the latest buzz about the newest titles - all in one easy-to-find location on the exhibit floor!

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TimeSaturday, June 23Sunday, June 24Monday, June 25
9:15am -
10:00am
Penguin Random House Gets Graphic: The latest in graphic novels and gaming titles and an update on LibraryCons nationwide.

Travel around the world in children's books!

Children’s & YA Breakfast Book Buzz with Bonnier Publishing USA and Amazon Publishing
10:00am -
10:30am
Albert Whitman & Company and IPG Fall 2018 Book Buzz!

New Summer and Fall 2018 Books from Random House Children's Books

Hachette Book Group and Ingram Content Group Book Buzz

10:40am -
11:10pm
Nat Geo Kids invites you to Explorer Academy

To Infinity and Beyond with Tor Teen, Starscape and HarlequinTEEN.

HarperCollins/Harlequin Books Adult Book Buzz
11:20am -
11:50am
Spies and Assassins, Moving Memoirs, and Surefire Summer Reads: What’s new for teens and adults from Charlesbridge and Sourcebooks

ABRAMS Fall 2018 Book Buzz

Simon & Schuster Children's & Adult Book Buzz

12:00pm -
12:45pm
From Survivalist Teens to Kid Scientists & Everything in Between, Featuring Author Eric Walters!

Buzz about Children’s Books with Bloomsbury Children’s Books, Disney Book Group, HarperCollins Children’s Books, and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

What can Europe Comics do for YOUR library?
12:55pm -
1:25pm
It's a Beautiful Day for Audiobooks!

Lunch and Learn with Holiday House

Why thousands of parent's want these books in the school system
1:35pm -
2:05pm
Breathtaking – Quirky – Fanciful – Whimsical - Humorous - Literature in Translation titles from Independent Publishers!

Be Creative. Be Inspired. Be Educated with Quarto Kids!

 

2:15pm -
2:45pm
Orca Book Publishers and Second Story Press talk about the important (and controversial) topics they tackle when publishing for children.

Catch All the Latest Buzz from W.W, Norton and Workman Publishing! 

 

2:55pm -
3:25pm

Scholastic Focus: Upcoming Nonfiction for Young Readers

DC Entertainment Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult Graphic Novel Book Buzz! 
3:35pm-4:20pm

Chronicle Books and Candlewick Press Book Buzz

Book Buzz with HarperCollins & Sterling: Together Again for the First Time! 


Saturday, June 23
 

Penguin Random House Gets Graphic: The latest in graphic novels and gaming titles and an update on LibraryCons nationwide
Publisher: Penguin Random House


Join Penguin Random House with titles from Dark Horse, IDW, Kodansha, Titan Comics and more- receive free Swag and learn how to host a library con at your library!


Albert Whitman & Company and IPG Fall 2018 Book Buzz!
Publisher: IPG and Albert Whitman & Co.


Albert Whitman & Company (www.albertwhitman.com) wrapped up their celebration of the 75th Anniversary of The Boxcar Children in 2017! They will share the latest picture book, middle-grade fiction and nonfiction, and young adult titles from their forthcoming fall list. Their distribution partner, IPG (www.ipgbook.com), will showcase a selection of the biggest forthcoming titles across their entire distribution list, including Spanish-language, children’s picks, graphic novels, international fiction, and more. ARCs and promotional materials will be available! For more information, visit us on the exhibit floor.


Nat Geo Kids invites you to Explorer Academy
Publisher: National Geographic Kids Books

National Geographic Kids Books will discuss our new imprint, Under the Stars. The imprint takes the work of National Geographic’s scientists, photographers, and journalists, and creates fictional stories based on their research and adventures. 

The first title under the new imprint is Explorer Academy: The Nebula Secret. This seven-book series is filled with real-world science, puzzles and code-breaking, and a gripping narrative that follows 12-year-old Cruz and a group of fellow students, as they plunge into a world of critical missions while also having to turn in their homework on time. The book is slated for release
on Sept. 4.


Spies and Assassins, Moving Memoirs, and Surefire Summer Reads: What’s new for teens and adults from Charlesbridge and Sourcebooks
Publisher: Charlesbridge and Sourcebooks1435 and 3540


Join us for a look at our summer reads and fall favorites from our imprints, Charlesbridge Teen, Sourcebooks Fire, Imagine! and Sourcebooks Landmark.


From Survivalist Teens to Kid Scientists & Everything in Between, Featuring Author Eric Walters!
Publisher: Penguin Random House, Tundra


We'll share upcoming titles from the kid’s publishing partners of Penguin Random House, and author Eric Walters will discuss his latest books.


It's a Beautiful Day for Audiobooks!
Publisher: Oasis Audio


Oasis Audio presents a sneak peek into our most buzz-worthy titles, featuring the first-ever full-length biography of public television’s Mister Rogers, to be narrated by the incomparable LeVar Burton (Star Trek: The Next Generation, Roots and Reading Rainbow). We'll be giving away advance copies of The Good Neighbor autographed by LeVar Burton himself — don't miss out!


Breathtaking – Quirky – Fanciful – Whimsical - Humorous - Literature in Translation titles from Independent Publishers!
Publisher: Ingram Publisher Services

Our fabulous team will share their favorite titles from publishers partnering with Consortium Book Sales & Distribution, Ingram Publisher Services, Publishers Group West and Two Rivers Distribution.


Orca Book Publishers and Second Story Press talk about the important (and controversial) topics they tackle when publishing for children.
Publisher: Orca Book Publishers, Second Story Press

Canadian children’s book publishers have a reputation for doing things differently. Orca Book Publishers and Second Story Press publish books that address topics that can seem complex and difficult for kids to discuss.

Orca Book Publishers nonfiction series (Footprints, Origins) and standalone titles encourage young readers to become better citizens in a confusing world. The authors write about important (and controversial) subjects with passion, purpose and sensitivity.

Second Story Press publishes feminist fiction and nonfiction for children. The press has gained a name for publishing award-winning children’s book about the Holocaust and #OwnVoices, with a push to publish Indigenous writers.


Scholastic Focus: Upcoming Nonfiction for Young Readers
Publisher: Scholastic

Join us to learn more about the new imprint dedicated to narrative nonfiction for young readers, Scholastic Focus, and hear from editors and authors about their upcoming books, tackling timely, complex, and challenging subjects—including identity, the struggle for racial justice, and more. These books by Lawrence Goldstone, Deborah Hopkinson, Neal Bascomb, and other nonfiction authors will engage young readers, build community, and start important conversations in your library. Attendees will receive free books and materials!


Chronicle Books and Candlewick Press Book Buzz
Publisher: Candlewick Press, Chronicle Books

Get a sneak peek at the biggest new releases in picture books, middle grade, and young adult fiction and nonfiction from leading publishers, Candlewick Press and Chronicle Books!

 

Sunday, June 24


Travel around the world in children's books!
Publisher: Publisher Spotlight and Magination Press

Travel around the world in children's books! Publisher Spotlight showcases Fall highlights from international award-winning presses including Gecko (NZ), Floris (Scotland), Pajama (Canada), Lantana (UK), Child's Play (UK), NubeOcho (Spain), Auzou (France), Cassava Republic (UK and Nigeria), Karadi Tales (India) and more. Visit Booth 3350.  Then, in town from Washington, DC, discover Magination Press and our 2018 offerings. Visit booth 1631. 


New Summer and Fall 2018 Books from Random House Children's Books
Publisher: Random House Children's Books

Join us to learn about new summer and fall books from Random House Children's Books and for the chance to win prizes and swag!

To Infinity and Beyond with Tor Teen, Starscape and HarlequinTEEN.  Join Tor Teen, and Starscape (booth # 3421) and HarlequinTEEN (booth # 3340)  with a sneak peek of forthcoming titles and exciting new voices from their children’s and YA imprints. Galleys, posters, and other giveaways are available in each publisher booth.


ABRAMS Fall 2018 Book Buzz
Publisher: ABRAMS The Art of Books

Sneak a peek at what's new from ABRAMS books this Fall 2018, and hear from award-winning author Jonathan Auxier about his new middle-grade novel, SWEEP.


Buzz about Children’s Books
Publisher: Bloomsbury Children’s Books, Disney Book Group, HarperCollins Children’s Books, and Macmillan Children’s Publishing Group

Join us for a preview of Fall 2018 children's and teen titles from these leading publishers. Snacks will be served, so come and stay awhile!


Lunch and Learn with Holiday House
Publisher: Holiday House

Join us for a fun midday break! Emily Mannon and Terry Borzumato-Greenberg will share our new children’s books for Fall 2018—from pre-school, to I Like to Read® books for emerging readers, up through young adult. Special guest authors Tedd Arnold, Martha Hamilton, and Mitch Weiss, whose new book is Noodleheads Find Something Fishy; and Yuyi Morales, creator of Dreamers, the first Neal Porter book published by Holiday House, will also speak! ARCs and promotional materials will be available. BYOL (Bring Your Own Lunch) and we’ll provide snacks and refreshments. For more information, visit HolidayHouse.com. See you in New Orleans!


Be Creative. Be Inspired. Be Educated with Quarto Kids!
Publisher: The Quarto Group

QuartoKnows Libraries! Come hear about new and forthcoming titles for kids—picture books, poetry, science, history, music, cooking, and more—from the leading global illustrated book publisher. Check us out at QuartoKnows.com for more information. We will have giveaways and prizes!


Catch All the Latest Buzz from W.W, Norton and Workman Publishing!
Publisher: Workman Publishing and W. W. Norton

Hear about all of the latest publications from W. W. Norton and Workman Publishing Company. Covering both adult and children’s titles, this session is not to be missed!


DC Entertainment Middle Grade, Young Adult, and Adult Graphic Novel Book Buzz!
Publisher: DC Entertainment

Have you ever wondered how to leverage your patrons’ love of Super-Heroes into a passion for reading? Do you want to know which Batman, Wonder Woman, and Superman titles are appropriate for middle grade and young adult readers? Join DC Entertainment at Book Buzz to find out!
 
DC Entertainment will present exciting titles from our Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 lines, including two new original graphic novel imprints: DC Zoom for middle-grade readers and DC Ink for young adult readers. We will also discuss Black Label, Brian Michael Bendis & how your library can participate in Batman Day!


Book Buzz with HarperCollins & Sterling: Together Again for the First Time!
Publisher: HarperCollins and Sterling

Come hear about the must-have Fall 2018 and Winter 2019 adult titles at the HarperCollins and Sterling reunion!
 

Monday, June 25


Children’s & YA Breakfast Book Buzz with Bonnier Publishing USA and Amazon Publishing
Publisher: Bonnier Publishing USA and Amazon Publishing

Join us for a preview of Summer and Fall 2018 children’s and YA titles from Amazon Publishing’s Two Lions, Skyscape, and 47North imprints and Bonnier Publishing USA’s Little Bee Books, BuzzPop, and Yellow Jacket imprints! Coffee, bagels, and muffins will be served.


Hachette Book Group and Ingram Content Group Book Buzz
Publisher: Hachette Book Group, Ingram Content Group

Join Hachette and Ingram to discuss fantastic and favorite titles from Summer and Fall 2018. Elenita will have dog Photos! Melissa will have books that made her laugh and cry! It will be fabulous!  Let’s talk books!


HarperCollins/Harlequin Books Adult Book Buzz
Publisher: Harlequin Books, HarperCollins Publishers


Join HarperCollins Publishers/Harlequin Books marketers for a preview of their favorite Fall/Winter titles! They'll share everything you need to know about the next BIG book.


Simon & Schuster Children's & Adult Book Buzz
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Join us as we discuss some of our favorite upcoming titles that we think are perfect for children's and adult librarians! We will also present some highlights from the current season.


What can Europe Comics do for YOUR library?
Publisher: Europe Comics

In just two years of existence, Europe Comics has built up a catalog of 500+ graphic novels from across Europe, available in English and digitally worldwide. Award-winning titles from France, Belgium, Italy, Spain, Poland, Serbia and Turkey showcasing an impressive variety of subjects and genres, styles and formats are now available for the very first time in English. Hear about the venture from the people behind it who will also give you a quick overview of the catalog, highlighting bestsellers and latest releases.
 

Why thousands of parent's want these books in the school system

Black Sands Entertainment is a black owned indie publishing house that has creates comics, children's books, and novella for youth of all ages. After winning awards for their comic series and selling to parents directly via social media, the company hit over 10,000 books sold in the first 120 days of business. The CEO Manuel Godoy will tell you how that happened and why it is important to get books like theirs in the school system.