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Book notes: Buffalo Grove's Elkeles hosts reading

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• Young adult author and Buffalo Grove resident Simone Elkeles reads from and signs copies of her latest title, "Wild Cards," at 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 6, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• "Bugs in My Hair" author David Shannon reads from and signs copies of his newest children's picture book at 7 p.m. Monday Oct. 7, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com. Shannon will also be on hand to read from and sign copies of his book at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Barnes and Noble Old Orchard, 55 Old Orchard Center, Skokie. (847) 676-2230 or barnesandnoble.com.

• Meet "The Ghosts of Chicago" author and professional "ghostbuster" Adam Selzer as he reads from and signs copies of his book at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 7, at Anderson's Two Doors East, 111 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• "Queen of America" author Luis Alberto Urrea discusses his book at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at the Lake Zurich Performing Arts Center, 300 Church St., Lake Zurich. Books will be available for purchase and signing following the author's program. The event is hosted by the Ela Area Public Library in Lake Zurich. To register, call (847) 438-3433.

• Author Marc Davis signs copies of his book "Botton Line" at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 8, at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

• Meet Tina Ruggiero as she discusses and signs copies of her cookbook, "The Truly Healthy Family Cookbook," at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Warren-Newport Public Library, 224 N. O'Plaine Road, Gurnee. To register, call (847) 244-5150 or visit wnpl.info. Ruggiero will also be discussing and signing her cookbook beginning at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at the Cook Memorial Library, 413 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville. To register, call (847) 362-2330.

• Lisa Barr signs copies of her debut historical fiction novel, "Fugitive Colors," from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Barnes and Noble Oak Brook, 297 Oakbrook Center, Oak Brook. (630) 684-0681 or barnesandnoble.com.

• "Race Across the Sky" author Derek Sherman signs copies of his book at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at The Book Stall at Chestnut Court, 811 Elm St., Winnetka. (847) 446-8880 or thebookstall.com.

• Three-time Caldecott medalist David Wiesner reads from and signs copies of his newest picture book, "Mr. Wuffles!," at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 9, at Anderson's Bookshop, 123 W. Jefferson Ave., Naperville. (630) 355-2665 or andersonsbookshop.com.

• Meet author Michael Black as he discusses and signs copies of his book "Executioner: Sleeping Dragon" at 11 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 12, at Centuries and Sleuths Bookstore, 7419 W. Madison St., Forest Park. (708) 771-7243 or centuriesandsleuths.com.

-- Laura Milbrath Stewart

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