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Tricia Clasen, author of The Haunted House Project

Tricia Clasen author event

A Room of One's Own is delighted to welcome Wisconsin author Tricia Clasen for a reading and book-signing of her new middle-grade novel, The Haunted House Project!

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ISBN: 9781510707122
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Published: Sky Pony Press - October 11th, 2016

Michael Perry, author of The Scavengers

A Room of One's Own is delighted to once again welcome hilarious and beloved Wisconsin author Michael Perry for a reading and book signing, this time from his brand new novel for youngsters, The Scavengers!

Michael Perry is a New York Times bestselling author, humorist and radio show host from New Auburn, Wisconsin. Perry’s bestselling memoirs include Population 485, Truck: A Love Story, Coop, and Visiting Tom. Raised on a small Midwestern dairy farm, Perry put himself through nursing school while working on a ranch in Wyoming, then wound up writing by happy accident. He lives with his wife and two daughters in rural Wisconsin, where he serves on the local volunteer fire and rescue service and is an amateur pig farmer. He hosts the nationally-syndicated “Tent Show Radio,” performs widely as a humorist, and tours with his band the Long Beds (currently recording their third album for Amble Down Records). He has recorded three live humor albums including Never Stand Behind A Sneezing Cow and The Clodhopper Monologues, is currently finishing his first young adult novel, and can be found online at

About The Scavengers: Once the weather started going all wonky, the government thought that the best way for people to survive was to move UnderBubble in massive domed cities cut-off from the outside world. And twelve-year-old Maggie’s family decided to take their chances OutBubble. Now she, her parents, and her little brother Dookie live in the world that was left behind.

Deciding it’s time to grow up and grow tough, Maggie rechristens herself Ford Falcon—a name taken from a car she lives in near the junkyard. Luckily, Ford and her family are able to survive by scavenging things to barter with at a makeshift town close by. Ford’s family has been making do—despite having to fend off the occasional solar bear and avoid the GreyDevils that are always lurking around. But when she discovers her home has been ransacked and her family missing, Ford must prove she is strong enough to brave this wild world alone and rescue her loved ones.

Photo credit: Andi Stempniak, Leader-Telegram

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ISBN: 9780062026163
Availability: Special Order
Published: HarperCollins Publishers - September 2nd, 2014

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ISBN: 9780061894466
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Published: Harper Perennial - March 8th, 2016

Exploring stories about Muslim Journeys: Rukhsana Khan and N. H. Senzai

Join us for an evening of story telling with award-winning authors Rukhsana Khan & Naheed Senzai!

This event is open to the public, and co-sponsored by the Wisconsin International Outreach Consortium.

Rukhsana Khan is an award-winning author and storyteller. She was born in Lahore, Pakistan and immigrated to Canada at the age of three. She has twelve books published and other projects under contract. She has appeared on television and radio numerous times, has been featured at international conferences in Denmark, Mexico, India, Singapore, Italy, and South Africa, and has presented all across Canada and the U.S. She tells tales of India, Persia, the Middle East, as well as her own stories. She has four grown children (three girls and a boy) and nine grandchildren. She lives in Toronto with her husband and family. Rukhsana is a member of SCBWI, The Writers Union of Canada, and Storytelling Toronto. Visit her online

N.H. Senzai is the author of award winning Shooting Kabul, chosen by the Asian Pacific Librarians Association as their Young Adult Literature winner and an NPR’s Backseat Book Club pick, and its companion novel Saving Kabul Corner. She spent her childhood in San Francisco, Jubail, Saudi Arabia and attended high school in London, England where she was voted "most likely to read a literary revolution" due to her ability to get away with reading comic books in class. Today Ms. Senzai lives in the San Francisco Bay Area with her husband and their son. Her upcoming novel is Partition Junction (Fall 2015). Visit her online

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By Rukhsana Khan, Christiane Kromer (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781600606595
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Published: Lee & Low Books - January 20th, 2014

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ISBN: 9781442401952
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Published: Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books - July 12th, 2011

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By Rukhsana Khan, Sophie Blackall (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780670062874
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Published: Viking Children's Books - March 4th, 2010

Wild by Emily Hughes

Everything about this book is wonderful! The illustrations are amazing and fun.

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By Emily Hughes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781909263086
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Published: Nobrow Press - September 10th, 2013

Series of Unfortunate Events By Lemony Snicket

Lemony Snicket's Series of Unfortunate Events is mysterious, hilarious, dark and fun! Kids ages nine and up love these stories about siblings who travel through fantastic, colorful worlds with intriguing, imaginative characters. This is a fast-paced, eclectic tale of truly, not-so-fortunate events...

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By Lemony Snicket, Brett Helquist (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780061146305
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Published: HarperCollins - May 8th, 2007

WI Book Festival

A Room of One's Own is once again pleased to be a part of the Wisconsin Book Festival! You will find amazing Wisconsin authors reading and signing books all over town, including here at Room and at the beautiful new Downtown Central Library!

Welcome to Your Awesome Robot by Viviane Schwarz

I absolutely can't wait for my goddaughter to be a couple of years older so I can give this book to her in a giant cardboard box. Imaginative, empowering, and supportive, this guide to creating a robot out of a cardboard box and whatever you have on hand is an excellent gift for any youngster with a creative bent.

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By Viviane Schwarz (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9781909263000
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Nobrow Press - April 9th, 2013

I Want My Hat Back by Jon Klassen

A mischievous kid's book as much for adults as for children (especially the ending!) Wonderfully illustrated, and serves as a great teaching fable for a younger audience.

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By Jon Klassen, Jon Klassen (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780763655983
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Published: Candlewick Press (MA) - September 27th, 2011

Wisconsin Book Festival

Every year, A Room of One's Own proudly partners with the Wisconsin Book Festival to host readings in our store and provide books for events all around the city. To find a full schedule of events, locations, and times, please check the WI Book Festival website!

Kevin Henkes, author of Penny and Her Doll

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By Kevin Henkes, Kevin Henkes (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780062081995
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Published: Greenwillow Books - August 21st, 2012


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