Ever since Algonquin used the American Booksellers Association’s Winter Institute to get booksellers to read and fall in love with Sara Gruen’s Water for Elephants, which sold more than a million copies before being turned into a film, publishers have been using the winter bookselling confab to generate excitement—and not just for adult titles. This year more than 20 children’s book authors and illustrators will be on hand to greet booksellers at the seventh annual gathering, Wi7, next week in New Orleans. They will include YA authors like John Green, whose The Fault in Our Stars was just released, and middle-grade author Jennifer Nielsen, whose first book in the Ascendance trilogy, The False Prince, will be out in the spring. Simon & Schuster is using the show to build enthusiasm for the July release of Lisa Stasse’s The Forsaken, while Philomel is one of several houses promoting books that have just shipped, like Andrea Cremer’s Bloodrose. Below is a complete list of children’s and teen authors and illustrators, who are scheduled to be at Wi7, alpha by book title.

The Bad Apple (first in the Merits of Mischief series)

By T.R. Burns

Simon & Schuster/Aladdin

April, $16.99 hardcover

Bloodrose (final volume in the Nightshade trilogy)

By Andrea Cremer


Jan., $18.99 hardcover

The Book of Blood and Shadow

By Robin Wasserman

Knopf Books for Young Readers

Apr., $17.99 hardcover

The Butterfly Clues

By Kate Ellison


Feb., $17.99 hardcover

BZRK (first in a trilogy)

By Michael Grant


Feb., $17.99 hardcover

Chloe and the Lion

By Mac Barnett and Adam Rex


Apr., $16.99 hardcover

The False Prince (first in the Ascendance trilogy)

By Jennifer Nielsen


Apr., $17.99 hardcover

The Fault in Our Stars

By John Green


Jan., $17.99 hardcover

The Forsaken (first in a trilogy)

By Lisa Stasse

Simon & Schuster

July, $16.99 hardcover

Grave Mercy (first in the His Fair Assassin trilogy)

By Robin LaFevers

Houghton Mifflin

Apr., $16.99 hardcover

Heart of a Samurai

By Margi Preus


Jan., $7.95 paperback, 2011 Newbery Honor Book

I Hunt Killers (first in a series)

By Barry Lyga

Little, Brown

Apr., $17.99 hardcover

Isabella: Girl on the Go

By Jennifer Fosberry


Feb., $16.99 hardcover

The One and Only Ivan

By Katherine Applegate


Jan., $16.99 hardcover

Randy Riley’s Really Big Hit

By Chris Van Dusen


Feb., $15.99 hardcover

Same Sun Here

By Silas House and Neela Vaswani


Feb., $16.99 hardcover

Shadow & Bone (first in the Grisha trilogy)

By Leigh Bardugo


June, $17.99 hardcover

Summer of the Moths

By Sara Pennypacker

HarperCollins/Balzer + Bray

April, $15.99 hardcover

Under the Never Sky (first in a trilogy)

By Veronica Rossi


Jan., $17.99 hardcover

(title not yet announced)

By David Levithan