Children’s Institute to Feature More Than 50 Authors and Illustrators

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2019 Children's Institute logoMore than 50 authors and illustrators will appear at the 2019 Children’s Institute over the course of three days of keynote presentations and special events.

Authors appearing at Children’s Institute, from June 26–28 in Pittsburgh, include:

  • Elizabeth Acevedo, With the Fire on High (HarperTeen)
  • Cece Bell, Chick and Brain: Smell My Foot (Candlewick Press)
  • Meg Cabot, Black Canary: Ignite (DC Zoom)
  • Elisha Cooper, River (Scholastic/Orchard Books)
  • Charlotte Nicole Davis, The Good Luck Girls (Tor Teen)
  • Julia Drake, The Last True Poets of the Sea (Hyperion)
  • David Gallaher, The Only Living Girl (Papercutz)
  • Chris and J.J. Grabenstein, Shine (Random House Books for Young Readers)
  • Shannon Greenland, Scouts (Jimmy Patterson)
  • Vashti Harrison, Sulwe (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers)
  • Kimberly Jones, I’m Not Dying With You Tonight (Sourcebooks Fire)
  • Erin Entrada Kelly, Lalani of the Distant Sea (Greenwillow Books)
  • Hena Khan, More to the Story (Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers/Salaam Reads)
  • Monica Kulling, Aunt Pearl (Groundwood Books)
  • Lindsay Lackey, All the Impossible Things (Roaring Brook Press)
  • Rajani LaRocca, Midsummer’s Mayhem (little bee books)
  • Ryan La Sala, Reverie (Sourcebooks Fire)
  • Wil Mara, DK Life Stories: Albert Einstein (DK)
  • Kwame Mbalia, Tristan Strong Punches a Hole in the Sky (Rick Riordan Presents)
  • Alyssa Milano, Hope #1: Project Middle School (Scholastic)
  • Oge Mora, Thank You, Omu! (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  • Brittney Morris, SLAY (Simon Pulse)
  • Maika Moulite, Dear Haiti, Love Alaine (Inkyard Press)
  • Maritza Moulite, Dear Haiti, Love Alaine (Inkyard Press)
  • Ibtihaj Muhammad, The Proudest Blue (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers)
  • Frank Murphy, A Boy Like You (Sleeping Bear Press)
  • Innosanto Nagara, M Is for Movement (Seven Stories Press)
  • Joowon Oh, Our Favorite Day (Candlewick Press)
  • Lin Oliver, Alien Superstar: Book #1 (Amulet Books)
  • Margaret Owen, The Merciful Crow (Henry Holt Books for Young Readers)
  • Ann Patchett, Lambslide (HarperCollins)
  • Jerry Pinkney, A Place to Land (Neal Porter Books)
  • Rory Power, Wilder Girls (Delacorte Press)
  • Brynne Rebele-Henry, Orpheus Girl (Soho Teen)
  • Sharon Robinson, Child of the Dream (A Memoir of 1963) (Scholastic Press)
  • Laura Ruby, Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All (Balzer + Bray)
  • Sergio Ruzzier, Roar Like a Dandelion (HarperCollins)
  • Jon Scieszka, AstroNuts Mission One: The Plant Planet (Chronicle Books)
  • Steve Sheinkin, Born to Fly (Roaring Brook Press)
  • Sydney Smith, Small in the City (Neal Porter Books)
  • Maggie Stiefvater, Call Down the Hawk (Scholastic Press)
  • Sam Streed, Alfred’s Book of Monsters (Charlesbridge)
  • Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie, Laylas Happiness (Enchanted Lion Books)
  • Rosiee Thor, Tarnished Are the Stars (Scholastic Press)
  • Tim Tingle, Doc and the Detective (Scholastic Press)
  • Duncan Tonatiuh, Soldier for Equality: Jose De La Luz Saenz and the Great War (Abrams Books for Young Readers)
  • Chris Van Dusen, If I Built a School (Dial Books)
  • Isabel Sánchez Vergara, Little People, Big Dreams: David Bowie (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, an imprint of The Quarto Group)
  • Nancy Vo, The Ranger (Groundwood Books)
  • Renée Watson, Some Places More Than Others (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)
  • M.L. Webb, The GayBCs (Quirk Books)
  • Henry Winkler, Alien Superstar: Book #1 (Amulet Books)
  • David Yoon, Frankly in Love (Putnam)
  • Alyssa Zaczek, Martin McLean, Middle School Queen (Sterling Children’s Books)
  • Katie Zhao, The Dragon Warrior (Bloomsbury Children’s Books)

The ABC Children’s Institute is made possible by the generous support of lead sponsor Baker & Taylor and from publishers large and smallLearn more about the authors appearing at Children’s Institute and check out the full lineup of educational programs, keynote speeches, and special events on BookWeb.

Questions about the ABC Children’s Institute should be sent to childrensinstitute@bookweb.org.