National Book Festival: Teens and Children pavilion

Katherine Paterson’s “Giving Thanks”

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10:40-11:10 Matthew Quick’s first novel, “The Silver Linings Playbook,” was adapted into an Academy Award-winning movie starring Bradley Cooper and Jennifer Lawrence. His work for young adults includes the 2012 book “Boy 21” and his new novel, “Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock.” Signing a t noon.

11:20-11:50 Patrick Ness is best known for his “Chaos Walking” trilogy: “The Knife of Never Letting Go,” “The Ask and the Answer” and “Monsters of Men.” Born in Virginia, he lives in London and holds dual citizenship. In his new novel, “More Than This,” a boy drowns but then wakes, seemingly still alive but not knowing where he is. Signing at 12:30.

12:40-1:10 Katherine Paterson, a former national ambassador for young people’s literature, is a two-time winner of both the Newbery Medal (for “Bridge to Terabithia” and “Jacob Have I Loved”) and the National Book Award (for “The Master Puppeteer” and “The Great Gilly Hopkins”). Her new book is “Giving Thanks,” featuring cut-paper illustrations by Pamela Dalton. Signing at 2.

Noon-12:30 Kirby Larson was inspired by her great-grandmother, a homesteader in Montana, when she wrote “Hattie Big Sky” and its new sequel, “Hattie Ever After.” Her other works include the historical novels “The Fences Between Us” and “The Friendship Doll,” as well as two nonfiction picture books done in collaboration with Mary Nethery. Signing at 10:30.

12:40-1:10 Cynthia Kadohata won the 2005 Newbery Award for her novel “Kira-Kira.” Her second book for young people, “Weedflower,” is set in the internment camp where Kadohata’s father was imprisoned during World War II. Her new novel for young people is “The Thing About Luck.” Signing at 10:30.

1:20-1:50 Matt de la Peña’s novels include “Mexican WhiteBoy” and “I Will Save You.” He also wrote the picture book “A Nation’s Hope: The Story of Boxing Legend Joe Louis,” illustrated by Kadir Nelson, and has contributed to Guys Read, a Web-based literacy program for boys. His new novel is “The Living,” set in California in the aftermath of a massive earthquake. Signing at 2:30.

2:00-2:30 Eric Gansworth, an associate professor of English at Canisius College in Buffalo, was raised in the Tuscarora Nation and is an enrolled member of the Onondaga Nation. His novels include “Indian Summers,” “Smoke Dancing” and “Mending Skins.” Gansworth’s new young-adult book, “If I Ever Get Out of Here,” follows the friendship of a white boy and a Native American boy. Signing at 3.

2:40-3:10 Jonathan Maberry’s “Fire & Ash,” the fourth book in his “Rot & Ruin” series, presents a terrifying vision of a zombie apocalypse, seen through the struggles of a teenager trying to find his place in the tumultuous new world. Maberry has won the Bram Stoker Award several times, including for “Ghost Road Blues.” Signing at 3:30.

3:20-3:50 Phyllis Reynolds Naylor has written more than 135 books, including the Newbery Award-winning “Shiloh.” Her “Alice” series will conclude in October with the publication of the 28th and final book, “Now I’ll Tell You Everything.” Signing at 4:30.

4:00-4:30 Veronica Roth wrote the first book in her debut trilogy, “Divergent,” instead of doing her college homework. That trilogy, set in a dystopian Chicago, will be completed this fall with the publication of “Allegiant.” Signing at 2.

4:40-5:10 Sonya Sones has taught film at Harvard and worked in Hollywood as a film editor. After her daughter was born, she started a line of children’s clothing and later turned to writing rhymed picture books. Sones now writes young-adult and adult novels in verse. “The Sonya Sones Collection” contains the novels “One of Those Hideous Books Where the Mother Dies,” “What My Mother Doesn’t Know” and “What My Girlfriend Doesn’t Know.” Signing at 1:30.

5:20-5:50 James L. Swanson is the author of “Manhunt: The 12-Day Chase for Lincoln’s Killer,” as well as a young people’s version, “Chasing Lincoln’s Killer.” He serves on the advisory committee of the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial Commission. His new book is “ ‘The President Has Been Shot!’: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy.” Signing at 3:30.

Sunday, Sept. 22

1:20-1:50 Susan Cooper’s five-book series “The Dark Is Rising” won a Newbery Medal, a Newbery Honor Award and two Carnegie Honor Awards. Born in England, Cooper was a reporter and feature writer for the London Sunday Times before coming to live in the United States. “Ghost Hawk” is her latest novel. Signing at 2:30.

2:00-2:30 Matthew J. Kirby is the author of the middle-grade novels “Icefall,” which won the Edgar Award for best juvenile mystery, and “The Clockwork Three.” Two more novels were published in August: “Infinity Ring Book 5: Cave of Wonders” and “The Lost Kingdom.” Signing at 3.

2:40-3:10 D.J. MacHale, the author of the 10-volume “Pendragon” series, recently launched a new ad­ven­ture series with his latest book, “SYLO.” He is also a writer, director, executive producer and creator of several popular television series and movies. Signing at 3:30.

3:20-3:50 Tamora Pierce is known for her fantasy novels about teenage-girl warriors, including her first series, “The Song of the Lioness.” This year, Pierce received the Margaret A. Edwards Award from the American Library Association for her “lasting and significant contribution to young adult literature.” Her new novel is “Battle Magic.” Signing at 4:30.

4:00-4:30 Lisa McMann is the author of the “Wake” trilogy, about a 17-year-old girl who gets sucked into other people’s dreams. Her new novel is “Crash.” Signing at 2.

4:40-5:10 Kathryn Erskine was born in the Netherlands and lived in South Africa, Israel, Canada and Scotland before moving to Virginia. She is the author of “Mockingbird,” about a girl with Asperger’s syndrome whose brother is murdered. In “Seeing Red,” Erskine tackles the topic of race relations in the American South. Signing at 3.

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