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Please join us for the 2016 SCIBA Trade Show.

Attendance is FREE to SCIBA Members and their guests. Attendance includes: 

Exhibit floor, sessions, and classes. Some portions may require an additional ticket.


General Schedule Outline

3:00pm to 4:30 Edelweiss, presented by Joe Foster - 

Learn the New Edelweiss!

Edelweiss has been updated with a new site, Edelweiss+. This session will walk you through how to do all the things you’re used to doing in Edelweiss using this new and improved platform

4:45pm - 6:00pm Membership Meeting

6:00pm to 8:00pm Welcome Cocktail, featuring Darryl Halter - Author of Woody Guthrie L.A.: 1937 to 1941

8:00am to 10:00am Children's Awards Breakfast, hosted by Jon Scieszka, featuring Jewell Parker Rhodes, David Shannon, and Sabaa Tahir. Including the SCIBA Children's Book Awards

10:00am to Noon
Rep Picks

Noon to 2:00pm
Adult Awards Luncheon. hosted by Eden Lepucki, featuring Christine Lennon, Cheech Marin, and Douglas Preston. Including the SCIBA Book Awards

2:00 pm to 3:00pm
Rep Picks

3:00pm to 4:00pm
  ABA Education on ABACUS



Partnering for Success - How to build relationships with schools, libraries, and authors; and make terrific events happen. 

4:00pm to 6:30pm Exhibits Floor Open

6:30pm to 8:00pm
Author Reception



ALERT! Please take advantage of the ABA Offer to meet one-on-one with IndieCommerce representatives at the show. Appointment link forthcoming.

Children's Author Awards Breakfast 8am, Saturday October 22 (ticketed, $25) featuring speakers:

David Shannon 

David Shannon is the internationally acclaimed creator of more than thirty picture books, including No, David!, a Caldecott Honor Book and his second New York Times Best Illustrated Book of the Year, and three more David picture books. Shannon's bestsellers include A Bad Case of StripesDuck on a Bike, and his recent Bugs in My Hair! He lives in California with his family.
David Shannon's wildly popular, award-winning Duck on a Bike left children begging him to tell them another story about Duck after seeing him pictured alongside a shiny red tractor. Now Duck is back and turning the farm upside down!


Jewell Parker Rhodes


Jewell Parker Rhodes is an award-winning writer and acclaimed educator and speaker. She is the author of Ninth Ward, a Coretta Scott King honor book, Sugar, winner of the Jane Adams Peace Association book award, and Bayou Magic. She has also written many award-winning books for adults. Her newest book, TOWERS FALLING is being published in July 2016 by Little, Brown Books for Young Readers.

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As the fifteenth anniversary of September 11th nears, Towers Falling explores the thought-provoking question of how kids born after 2001 can find meaning in events they have no personal memory of, but which still have a monumental impact on their families, educators, and communities. In the tradition of her revered body of middle grade work including Ninth Ward, Sugar, and Bayou Magic, once again Jewell Parker Rhodes deftly weaves historical and socio-political layers into a story that is at its heart about friendship, family, and finding your way in a complicated world.


Sabaa Tahir


Sabaa Tahir grew up in California’s Mojave Desert at her family’s eighteen-room motel. There, she spent her time devouring fantasy novels, raiding her brother’s comic book stash, and playing guitar badly. She began writing An Ember in the Ashes while working nights as a newspaper editor at the Washington Post, where she covered the international desk and stories on child soldiers and other atrocities in Africa and the middle east. All of these experiences informed elements of her book. She likes thunderous indie rock, garish socks, and all things nerd. Sabaa currently lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her family.

The highly anticipated sequel to Sabaa Tahir’s New York Times bestselling An Ember in the Ashes.

Since the day An Ember in the Ashes published, fans have been dying to know what happens next, and this sequel doesn’t disappoint. Filled with action-packed, heart-stopping sequences, terrifying supernatural creatures, and journeys to new lands, A Torch Against the Night expands the Ember world beyond fans’ wildest imaginations, while delving deeper into the friendships and relationships that kept them hooked the first time around.

Author Awards Luncheon, Noon, Saturday October 22, (ticketed, $25) featuring speakers:

 Half of the hilariously irreverent duo Cheech and Chong, Cheech Marin is an actor, director, comedian, author, musician, and Chicano art collector. Marin’s memoir CHEECH IS NOT MY REAL NAME:...But Don't Call Me Chong is being published by Grand Central Publishing in March 2017.
Christine Lennon is a Los Angeles-based writer. Before she moved to the West Coast and started her freelance career, she was an editor at W, Vogue, and Harper’s Bazaar. Since then, she has written for publications including T, the New York Times style magazine, the Wall Street Journal, Town & Country, W, Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Martha Stewart Living, Sunset, C California Style, Marie Claire, Self, Net-a-Porter’s Porter and The Edit online magazine—among others. Christine lives in California with her husband, Andrew Reich, and their twins. The Drifter is her first book.   

DOUGLAS PRESTON worked as a writer and editor for the American Museum of Natural History and taught writing at Princeton University. He has written for The New Yorker, Natural History, National Geographic, Harper's, Smithsonian, and The Atlantic. The author of several acclaimed nonfiction books--including the bestseller The Monster of Florence--Preston is also the co-author with Lincoln Child of the bestselling series of novels featuring FBI agent Pendergast.



Author Reception, 7pm, Saturday, October 22, (Ticketed, $25) Author Guests TK