DBG Heads To Texas For TLA 2017!

We’re back on the road this week and heading to San Antonio Texas for the 2017 Texas Library Association’s annual conference. Starting Wednesday April 19th and continuing through Saturday April 22nd you can catch us in the middle of the Exhibit Hall floor at the Disney-Hyperion Booth #2708. We’ll have loads of free swag to giveaway and plenty of great galleys we can’t wait to load you up with. With several DBG authors on hand throughout the weekend including Ashley Elston (This is Our Story), Bob Shea (Ballet Cat, The Happiest Book Ever), Ryan T. Higgins (Mother Bruce, Hotel Bruce, Be Quiet), Robin Roe (A List of Cages) Shannon and Dean Hale (Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World) as well as Liz Garton Scanlon & Audrey Vernick (Bob, Not Bob) for panels, signings, and plenty of good cheer all around.

If you’re TLA bound we can’t wait to see you! If you’re spending the weekend at home, be sure keep an eye on @DisneyBooks on Twitter for tweets live from the show floor!

Our full TLA Schedule is below including signing times, panel locations, and exhibit hall hours. Remember to stop by booth #2708 to say hello, and we’ll see you in Texas!


Wednesday, April 19th

5:30pm – 7:30pm

Exhibit Hall Preview Night

LOCATION: Disney-Hyperion Booth #2708

Come be among the first to load up on great DBG Galleys and other free goodies for show attendees!

Thursday, April 20th

Exhibit Hours: 10:15am – 5:00pm

11:00am – 12:00pm

Author Signing: Shannon Hale (JT signing with Macmillan & Candlewick)

LOCATION: Authors’ Signing Area #5

Squirrel Girl: Squirrel Meets World

11:15am – 12:15pm

Author Program: Ashley Elston

Panel: Investigate the Art of the Clue: Mystery Fiction for Young Adults

LOCATION: Convention Center Room 217AB, Meeting Level

1:00 – 2:00pm

Author Signing: Ashley Elston

LOCATION: Authors’ Signing Area #8

This is Our Story

2:30 – 3:30pm

Author Signing: Ryan T. Higgins

LOCATION: Authors’ Signing Area #11

Be Quiet!

4:15 – 5:15pm

Author Program: Ryan T. Higgins

Panel: Children’s Book Illustrators Ultimate Sketch-Off

LOCATION: Convention Center Room 303ABC, Ballroom level

Friday, April 21st

Exhibit Hours: 9:00am – 4:00pm, Disney

10:00 – 11:00am

Author Signing: Robin Roe

LOCATION: Authors’ Signing Area #5

A List of Cages

11:00am – 12:00pm

Author Program: Bob Shea

Panel: Catching Readers from the Beginning

LOCATION: Convention Center Room 221CD, Meeting Level

12:00 – 1:00pm

Author Signing: Liz Garton Scanlon & Audrey Vernick

LOCATION: Authors’ Signing Area #5

Bob, Not Bob!

1:00 – 2:00pm

Author Signing: Bob Shea

LOCATION: Authors’ Signing Area #5

What’s Your Favorite, Favorite?

1:30 – 3:30pm

Author Program: Robin Roe

Panel: Texas Tea

LOCATION: Grand Hyatt Hotel (600 E. Market Street), Texas Ballroom