BookExpo Children’s Book & Author Breakfast Speakers Announced

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BookExpo logoOn February 10, BookExpo announced the four authors to be featured at its 2017 Children’s Book & Author Breakfast, to be held on Friday, June 2, at the Javits Convention Center.

“Our Children’s Book & Author Breakfast is one of the most anticipated events of the show each year, attracting a large audience looking to discover breakout talent in the world of children’s and young adult literature,” said BookExpo Event Director Brien McDonald. “We have an amazing lineup of established stars and emerging authors who are sure to offer an unforgettable morning of conversation.”

The breakfast will be hosted by Today show co-host and chief legal correspondent for NBC News Savannah Guthrie, who will discuss her new young readers’ book, Princesses Wear Pants, which was co-written with Allison Oppenheim and illustrated by Eva Byrne (Abrams Books for Young Readers).

Guthrie will take to the Main Stage from 8:00 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. on the last day of the trade show along with featured authors:

  • Jason Reynolds, Miles Morales (Marvel Press), Patina (Simon & Schuster), and Long Way Down (Caitlyn Dlouhy Books/Atheneum Books for Young Readers)
  • Marieke Nijkamp, Before I Let Go (Sourcebooks Fire)
  • Jennifer Weiner, Little Bigfoot, Big City (Aladdin)

American Booksellers Association member booksellers can register for free badges to BookExpo by providing an ABA member ID number during the registration process. Booksellers who don’t know their ID number should send a request with their name, title, and store name to [email protected] or call (800) 637-0037, ext. 7536.

Thanks to financial support from Reed Exhibitions, ABA member booksellers can reserve rooms at The Row NYC Hotel at a rate of $200 per night, including all taxes and fees. The ABA member hotel rate is available for the nights of Tuesday, May 30, through Saturday, June 3, 2017; however, the room block is filling and reservations are being accepted on a first-come, first-served basis. The Row NYC Hotel is located at 700 Eighth Avenue. To access Hotel ABA reservation information, booksellers will need a BookWeb username and password.

Information on ABA programming at BookExpo can be found on; watch for updates in future issues of Bookselling This Week.