New York Comic Con, held last weekend at the Javits Center in New York City, drew a record 151,000 attendees, up from last year's show and even more than its sister show in San Diego. One of the annual convention's big draws is children's books, with many publishers and authors in attendance; see our photos from the floor below.
Matt London autographs a copy of the debut title in his new middle grade series, The 8th Continent, for an young fan at the Penguin booth on Sunday’s Family Day.
From the How to Survive in a Dystopian World Panel: (top row from l.) Maya Rock, Joshua David Bellin, Pierce Brown, Alex London, Margaret Stohl, and James Dashner; (bottom row): Scott Westerfeld and Rachel Cohn.
A fan dressed as Katniss holding up a copy of A Brief Guide to The Hunger Games (Running Press).
Garth Nix signing copies of Clariel.
Shatter Me author Tahereh Mafi, Peculiar Children series author Ransom Riggs, and The Night Circus author Erin Morgenstern at the Quirk Books booth.
R.L. Stine and Tim Jacobus. the original Goosebumps cover artist, at the Goosebumps panel.
This Angry Birds Transformer cuts an imposing figure, giving away copies of DK’s forthcoming Ultimate Sticker Collection: Angry Birds Transformers, and allowing fans play Angry Birds on his chest.
Tony Abbott in the HarperCollins booth.
Margaret Stohl and Scott Westerfeld before the How to Survive in a Dystopian World Panel signing.
Star Wars Rebels authors Michael Kogge (l.), author of Star Wars Rebels: Rise of the Rebels, and Pablo Hidalgo, author of Star Wars Rebels: A New Hero, with Jabba the Hut and Han Solo cosplay players during their Disney Publishing booth appearance.
Comics for Everyone panel: (from l.) Emily Carroll, Kazu Kibuishi, Cory Doctorow, and AJ Ahonen.
Author Jennifer Donnelly with copies of the first two books in her WaterFire Saga.
The Build Your Own Adventure Panel: (from l.) George O'Connor (Olympians), Matt London (The 8th Continent), Zack Giallongo (The Stratford Zoo Midnight Revue Presents Macbeth), Scott Campbell (Hug Machine), and Ben Hatke (Julia's House for Lost Creatures).
Mark Cheverton, author of the GameKnight999 series of Minecraft novels, presents the winning entry for the Minecraft fan who will have her name and her player in his next book titled, Trouble in Zombie-town (Sky Pony, Jan. 2015).
(From l.) Peter Moore (V Is for Villain), Anna Schumacher (End Times), Lexie Dunn (Superheroes Anonymous), and Brandon Sanderson (Steelheart), relax after their standing-room-only panel Villains: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.
Young “Wolverine” testing out the exclusive preview of Scholastic’s TombQuest online game.