Book Buzz Theater Schedule

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 22Sunday, June 23Monday, June 24
9:15am - 10:00amJoin DC Comics for Book Buzz Trivia!

Children’s & YA Book Buzz with Amazon Publishing and Little Bee Books

What’s the Buzz?: Great Children’s and Teen Books from Norton, Sterling, Ingram, and Workman!
10:00am - 10:40am#OpenTheirWorld: Introduce Children to our Wonderfully Diverse World with New Releases from Barefoot Books

Books that Bring The World to Readers

Simon & Schuster Book Buzz

10:50am - 11:20amSiblings, Sumo Wrestlers, Stunning Debuts: What’s new for kids and teens from Charlesbridge and Sourcebooks

The Creative Process Behind Visual Storytelling with Thao Lam

National Geographic Adult Book Buzz
11:30am - 12:15pmTor/Forge & Inkyard Press Children's & Adult Book Buzz

Buzz about Children’s Books

HarperCollins/Harlequin Books Adult Book Buzz

12:25pm - 12:55pmNew at Soho Press: Debut YA Authors, Crossover Titles, and Crime Legends! 

Penguin Young Readers and Random House Children's Books Buzz!

New Listens for Classic Lit
1:05pm - 1:35pmPenguin Random House Gets Graphic! 

The Quarto Group Children’s Book Buzz

Introducing Page Street Kids & YA
1:45pm - 2:30pmThe Best Graphic Novels of the Year? They're right here!

PRHPS Kid’s Corner Book Buzz with National Geographic Author Kitson Jazynka

 

2:40pm - 3:10pmIngram Publisher Services' Fall Titles

FACTS, FUN & FICTION from National Geographic Kids Books!

 

3:20pm - 3:50pm

Scholastic Book Programs: Nonfiction, Early Readers, Graphic Novels, and Diverse Titles!

Enjoy a Midday Break with Holiday House: Learn All About Our New Fall Books 
4:00pm - 4:45pm

Books for Adults from HarperCollins, Norton, Sterling, Workman

Fall for great books at the Hachette Book Group and Ingram Content Group Book Buzz 



Saturday, June 22
 

Join DC Comics for Book Buzz Trivia!
Publisher: DC Comics


DC Comics is bringing back our popular trivia game at the Book Buzz Theater—come equipped with comics knowledge to win a prize and hear about our latest releases from DC Comics, DC Ink, DC Zoom, DC Black Label and DC Vertigo! 


#OpenTheirWorld: Introduce Children to Our Wonderfully Diverse World with New Releases from Barefoot Books
Publisher: Barefoot Books


Sharing stories of all kinds with children is valuable, but some stories have special qualities that truly open children’s worlds. At Barefoot Books, we believe in creating stories that inspire global awareness, build empathy and instill confidence, stretch children’s imaginations, and nurture their curiosity about how our world works. Join us to explore how each of our carefully crafted new releases will help to shape the lives and worlds of the children in your library.


Siblings, Sumo Wrestlers, Stunning Debuts: What’s new for kids and teens from Charlesbridge and Sourcebooks
Publisher: Charlesbridge; Sourcebooks

Join us for a look at our upcoming releases and new favorites from Charlesbridge, Sourcebooks, Charlesbridge Teen, and Sourcebooks Fire.

 

Tor/Forge & Inkyard Press Children's & Adult Book Buzz
Publisher: Tor/Forge; Inkyard Press


Inkyard Press and Tor/Forge are teaming up for an exciting book buzz! We are thrilled to present a selection of must-shelve upcoming adult, YA, middle-grade and crossover fiction from Tor, Forge, Tor.com, Tor Teen, and Starscape. And from Inkyard Press, you will learn about our forthcoming YA list, as well as highlights from the current season. Free ARCs will be available!


New at Soho Press: Debut YA Authors, Crossover Titles, and Crime Legends! 
Publisher: Soho Press


Soho Press is proud to present our buzziest summer and fall books with a special focus on our teen titles, which include a star-studded YA story anthology and a line-up of bold, diverse new voices: award-winning teenage poet Brynne Rebele-Henry, legendary frontman Gibby Haynes, and acclaimed Zimbabwean author Rutendo Tavengerwei. Lastly, we'll tour Soho Crime's latest international crime fiction to introduce new stand alones by master of noir James Sallis and Australian crime legend Garry Disher. 


Penguin Random House Gets Graphic! 
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Join us to hear about the latest in all things fandom and get a sneak peek at the upcoming titles from DC Comics, Archie Comics, Dark Horse Comics, IDW, New York Review Comics, and more! 


The Best Graphic Novels of the Year? They're right here!
Publisher: Consortium Book Sales

They’ve won Eisners, ALSC Awards & the attention of the Booker Prize—and that’s just some of their acclaim. Join Peggy Burns, Jacq Cohen and Tucker Stone to get the advance word on the graphic novels that will be filling up the 2019 Best Of Lists. With titles from Fantagraphics, Drawn & Quarterly, Uncivilized, Iron Circus, Enchanted Lion, Arsenal Pulp and more, librarians can be guaranteed a diverse list (and copies!) of patron-pleasing graphic novels.


Ingram Publisher Services' Fall Titles
Publisher: Ingram Publisher Services

Hear about new and familiar voices of fiction, nonfiction adult, children and young adult titles from the top independent publishers.


Scholastic Book Programs: Nonfiction, Early Readers, Graphic Novels, and Diverse Titles!
Publisher: Scholastic

Learn how to effectively incorporate nonfiction into your collections with Scholastic Focus, support emerging and newly independent readers with Acorn and Branches, find books with diverse representation through the Power of Story, and even host your own library Comic Con with the Scholastic Graphix Con in a Box. FREE materials and resources supporting these programs will be available for attendees!

 

Books for Adults from HarperCollins, Norton, Sterling, Workman
Publisher: HarperCollins, Norton, Sterling, Workman

Learn about new and forthcoming books for adults from 4 of your favorite publishers! 


Sunday, June 23


Children’s & YA Book Buzz with Amazon Publishing and Little Bee Books
Publisher: Amazon Publishing, Little Bee Books

Join us for a preview of Fall 2019 children’s and YA titles from Amazon Publishing and Little Bee Books! Coffee and breakfast will be provided!


Books That Bring The World to Readers
Publisher: Magination Press; Publisher Spotlight

Join APA’s Magination Press, and Gecko Press, Pajama Press, Lantana Books, Lonely Planet Kids, Child's Play, Inhabit Media, NubeOcho, What on Earth Books, Tilbury House, Floris Books, Tiny Owl, Tiger Tales, and many more inventive children’s book publishers as we explore the present, past, and the future, the real world and the world of our imagination. Just as a library is a doorway to freedom, a book can transport a reader around the globe and beyond.


The Creative Process Behind Visual Storytelling with Thao Lam
Publisher: Owlkids Books

Thao Lam is the critically acclaimed author/illustrator of wordless picture books Wallpaper (2018) and Skunk on a String (2016). Her newest picture book, My Cat Looks Like My Dad (2019), celebrates families – however they look. Thao will share some of the inspiration behind her work and talk about the process of storytelling these mostly visual narratives with paper collage art. Finally, she will share a sneak peek of her forthcoming book, Boat People (2020).


Buzz about Children’s Books
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books

Join us for a preview of Fall 2019 children's and teen titles from these leading publishers. Snacks will be served, so come and stay awhile!


Penguin Young Readers and Random House Children's Books Buzz!
Publisher: Random House Children’s Books, Penguin Young Readers

Join Penguin Young Readers + Random House Children’s Books for lunch and hear about upcoming books for your library! Free galleys, and more!


The Quarto Group Children’s Book Buzz
Publisher: The Quarto Group

QuartoKnows Libraries! Come hear about new and forthcoming titles for kids–from picture books to poetry, science to history, music to 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!


PRHPS Kid’s Corner Book Buzz with National Geographic Author Kitson Jazynka
Publisher: Penguin Random House

Learn about the hottest new YA and kid’s books from Penguin Random House’s publishing partners, and hear from children's author Kitson Jazynka!



FACTS, FUN & FICTION from National Geographic Kids Books!
Publisher: National Geographic Kids Books

Discover irresistible page-turners from National Geographic Kids Books—as we introduce you to our new fiction series about a high-handed, hilarious hamster named Zeus the Mighty and also update you on the cliff-hanging adventures of Explorer Academy as Cruz heads to Petra and encounters mysterious messages about his mother’s death.

And for anyone who can't get enough of Weird but True, we introduce Brain Candy, where we unwrap 500-plus sweet facts to satisfy your curiosity. 

 

Enjoy a Midday Break with Holiday House: Learn All About Our New Fall Books
Publisher: Holiday House


Join us for a fun midday break, featuring special author guest speakers! Holiday House’s Terry Borzumato-Greenberg and Nicole Benevento share our new Fall 2019 children's books—from pre-school, to I Like to Read® books for emerging readers, up through young adult! 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 Washington D.C.!



Fall for great books at the Hachette Book Group and Ingram Content Group Book Buzz
Publisher:
 Hachette Book Group

Join Hachette and Ingram to discuss fantastic and favorite titles from Summer and Fall 2019. Elenita will have dog Photos! Melissa will have books that made her laugh and cry! It will be fabulous! Let’s talk books!


Monday, June 24


What’s the Buzz?: Great Children’s and Teen Books from Norton, Sterling, Ingram, and Workman!
Publisher: Norton, Ingram, Sterling, Workman

Learn about new books for Kids and Teens from Norton Young Readers, Ingram, Sterling, and Workman/Algonquin Young Readers.



Simon & Schuster Book Buzz
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Learn about new and upcoming titles from Simon & Schuster!


National Geographic Adult Book Buzz
Publisher: National Geographic


National Geographic’s fabulous fall list includes Women, a photographic portrayal of the female experience across the globe, our landmark Atlas of the World, and popular annual Almanac 2020. In the science genre, Pleased to Meet Me explores what makes us who we are, and a cutting-edge new narrative, Immortality, investigates Silicon Valley’s quest to cure death. Epic Journeys is the ultimate adventure traveler’s bucket list, and longevity expert Dan Buettner debuts a cookbook, Blue Zones Kitchen, with recipes for a longer, healthier life. Joel Sartore documents the world’s endangered species in Vanishing, and shares amazing photo tips in Photo Basics.


HarperCollins/Harlequin Books Adult Book Buzz
Publisher: HarperCollins & Harlequin

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.


New Listens for Classic Lit
Publisher: Oasis Family Media

Oasis Family Media will introduce our new classic literature line, including a collection of beloved stories adapted and narrated for children. From richer vocabularies to greater comprehension to deeper cultural perspectives … we’ll explore the enormous benefits classic literature audiobooks offer to children and adults alike. And don’t miss out: We’ll be unveiling some BIG news and extra-special giveaways!

 

Introducing Page Street Kids & YA
Publisher: Page Street Kids

Join Page Street Kid's Publisher, Kristen Nobles, and Director of Publicity and Marketing, Lizzy Mason, as they discuss the imprint's mission and detail the forthcoming picture book and young adult titles coming in Fall 2019!