ALA Annual 2016

Speed Dating: #alaac16 Style

This afternoon, I sat at a table as 14 different children’s and YA authors rotated around the room, each taking 4 minutes to try and make me (and the three other lovely librarians at my table) fall in love with them. And their newest books.

Here’s Christina Diaz Gonzalez with Return Fire, sequel to last year’s Moving Target.



M.G. Leonard with her “international bestseller”, Beetle Boy.


Jennifer L. Holm with Full of Beans, sequel to Turtle in Paradise.


Melissa de la Cruz with Something in Between.


Keira Drake with The Continent, whose final cover is still yet to be revealed.


Other books I dated today were Donna Gephart’s Lily and Dunkin, Adam Gidwitz’s The Inquisitor’s Tale, Lynda Mullaly Hunt’s Fish in a Tree, Barbara O’Connor’s Wish, Kate Beasley’s Gertie’s Leap to Greatness, Eric Telchin’s The Black and White Factory, Monica Brown’s Marisol McDonald and the Monster & Lola Levine and the Ballet Scheme, Booki Vivat’s Frazzled, and Linda Williams Jackson’s Midnight Without a Moon.

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