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April 2017 Kids Events

Changing Hands Bookstore: Events for Kids and Teens
Brandon Mull
Club Read Grammy Likes Me Best Pout-Pout Storytime
Tweens meet to talk Where the Mountain Meets the Moon Join us for Grammy Likes Me Best launch party in Phoenix Pout-Pout Fish Storytime with illustrator Dan Hanna
Pirate Takeover Blood Rose Rebellion TAB Tempe
Pirate Takeover Tour with Tricia Levenseller and Nicole Castroman Rosalyn Eves discusses her debut with Aprilynne Pike Teens meet in Tempe to discuss The Beast is an Animal
The Adjustment Let's Find Momo TAB Phx
Suzanne Young shares the final novel in The Program series Photographer Andrew Knapp visits with his famous dog Momo Teens meet in Phoenix to discuss The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco
Dragonwatch Black Tempest Star Wars
Brandon Mull presents the highly-anticipated sequel to Fablehaven Ryan Dalton shares the second book in The Time Shift trilogy Co-authors Tricia Barr, Adam Bray, and Cole Horton with their latest
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Andrew Knapp & Momo: Let's Find Momo!: A Hide-And-Seek Board Book

TEMPE | 4PM SATURDAY, APRIL 22

Lets Find Momo
Momo
The popular Instagram photographer behind GoFindMomo.com, which has over 340,000 followers who play hide-and-seek with Knapp's dog Momo every day, presents a new board book designed specifically for young readers.

Look for Momo hiding on a farm, in a bookstore, at a construction site, and in other unlikely locations (the photos are also loaded with other hidden objects for kids and parents to find together). Perfect for bedtime reading, car trips, playtime, or anytime, Let's Find Momo is part art book, part puzzle book, and all fun. More »
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SATURDAY, APRIL 1
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: CLIFFORD | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with Clifford the Big Red Dog!
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | WHERE THE MOUNTAIN MEETS THE MOON | Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Grace Lin's Newbery Honor winning novel Where the Mountain Meets the Moon, a stunning fantasy inspired by Chinese folklore. Club Read Badge Members: Get 3 points for attending and 1 point for purchasing the month's pick from Changing Hands. Don't have a free Club Read badge? Ask a bookseller how to get one! More »

SUNDAY, APRIL 2
2pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BONNIE APPERSON JACOBS AND TERRI MAINWARING | GRAMMY LIKES ME BEST | The local retired educators present their independently-published picture book. Grammy loves her three grandchildren! Each child often shares special alone-time with Grammy, and each child thinks Grammy likes her or him the best. The grandkids don't want to hurt their siblings' feelings, of course, so they keep this information a secret. But who does Grammy really like best? More »

TUESDAY, APRIL 4
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday.

THURSDAY, APRIL 6
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | An Early Literacy Specialist from Phoenix Public Library visits every Thursday to share songs, rhymes, books, and activities to promote movement in toddlers and infants. Program supported by a grant from First Things First, a local early literacy program. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursdays, April 13, 20, and 27. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Thursday.

SATURDAY, APRIL 8
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: CLIFFORD | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with Clifford the Big Red Dog!
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH DAN HANNA | THE POUT-POUT FISH, FAR, FAR FROM HOME | Illustrator Dan Hanna joins us in Tempe for a special storytime, reading from the latest installment in his Pout-Pout Fish series as well as drawing for the audience. More »

MONDAY, APRIL 10 | HAPPY PASSOVER!

TUESDAY, APRIL 11
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Interactive bilingual storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every second Tuesday of the month.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12
6:30-8:30pm | TEMPE | R.I.S.E. NIGHT OF NARRATIVES: REFUGEE STUDENTS SHARE THEIR EXPERIENCES | The local refugee tutoring program R.I.S.E. (Refugee Integration, Stability, and Education) presents an evening of inspiring storytelling by students and tutors. They'll share their experiences and discuss how their work has impacted the local Somali refugee community. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | PIRATE TAKEOVER TOUR | TRICIA LEVENSELLER: DAUGHTER OF THE PIRATE KING | NICOLE CASTROMAN: BLACKSOULS | Nicole Castroman and debut novelist Tricia Levenseller visit with their latest YA pirate novels! In Daughter of the Pirate King, Levenseller blends action, adventure, romance, and a little bit of magic into a thrilling YA pirate tale. Castroman brings to life the dangerous pirate ports of the Caribbean in her vibrant sequel to Blackhearts—the reimagined origin story of Blackbeard. More »

THURSDAY, APRIL 13
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | An Early Literacy Specialist from Phoenix Public Library visits every Thursday to share songs, rhymes, books, and activities to promote movement in toddlers and infants. Program supported by a grant from First Things First, a local early literacy program.
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Thursday.
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | ROSALYN EVES | BLOOD ROSE REBELLION | IN CONVERSATION WITH APRILYNNE PIKE | Debut novelist Rosalyn Eves joins local author Aprilynne Pike to discuss the first book in a YA fantasy trilogy for fans of Red Queen. In a world where social prestige derives from a trifecta of blood, money, and magic, one girl has the ability to break the spell that holds the social order in place. More »

SATURDAY, APRIL 15
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | PERFORMANCE OF JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH BY JAGUAR PLAYERS | The Jaguar Players, an after school drama club for 6th-8th graders at Aprende Middle School, perform excerpts from their upcoming production of James and the Giant Peach, a musical based the Roald Dahl classic. The Jaguar Players will be performing 15 minutes worth of songs from the musical including "Right Before Your Eyes," "On Your Way Home," "Shake It Up," and "Floatin' Along." Q&A with the actors to follow. More »
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB) | THE BEAST IS AN ANIMAL | Teens meet to discuss Peternelle Van Arsdale's haunting debut novel about a girl with a secret talent who must save her village from the encroaching darkness. More »

SUNDAY, APRIL 16 | HAPPY EASTER!

TUESDAY, APRIL 18
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH TEMPE PUBLIC LIBRARY | Join Micah Corporaal, Tempe Public Library's Youth Services Librarian, for a thematic storytime including fingerplays, storyboards, songs, rhymes, interactive stories, and bubbles!
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | SUZANNE YOUNG | THE ADJUSTMENT | The New York Times bestselling author of The Program visits with the latest installment in the popular series. Tatum Masterson never went through The Program. She never had her memory stripped, never had to fight to remain herself. But when Weston, her longtime boyfriend and love of her life, was taken by handlers, she hoped he'd remember her somehow—that their love would be strong enough. It wasn't. Regardless of his memory loss, Tatum fights to get Weston to remember her. And just as they start to build a new love, they hear about the Adjustment, a new therapy that implants memories from a donor. Despite the risks, Tatum and Weston agree to go through the process. But the problem with memories is that they are all a matter of perspective. So although Weston can now remember dating Tatum, his emotions don't match the experiences, and the discrepancy is slowly starting to unravel him, worse than anything The Program could have done. More »

THURSDAY, APRIL 20
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | An Early Literacy Specialist from Phoenix Public Library visits every Thursday to share songs, rhymes, books, and activities to promote movement in toddlers and infants. Program supported by a grant from First Things First, a local early literacy program.
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Thursday.

SATURDAY, APRIL 22
4pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | ANDREW KNAPP | LET'S FIND MOMO!: A HIDE-AND-SEEK BOARD BOOK | The popular Instagram photographer behind GoFindMomo.com presents a new board book designed specifically for young readers. Perfect for the car, bedtime, or reading time together, the bright and welcoming environments of Momo's world will keep kids coming back to play with Momo again and again. More »
5:30pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (TAB) | THE BONE WITCH | Teens meet to discuss the first book in Rin Chupeco's darkly lyrical fantasy series. More »

TUESDAY, APRIL 25
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every tuesday.

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26
7pm | TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | BRANDON MULL | DRAGONWATCH | The #1 New York Times bestselling author visits with Dragonwatch, the long-awaited sequel to Fablehaven. In the hidden dragon sanctuary of Wyrmroost, Celebrant the Just, King of the Dragons, plots his revenge. He has long seen the sanctuaries as prisons, and he wants nothing more than to overthrow his captors and return the world to the Age of Dragons, when he and his kind ruled and reigned without borders. The time has come to break free and reclaim his power. No one person is capable of stopping Celebrant and his dragon horde. It will take the ancient order of Dragonwatch to gather again if there is any chance of saving the world from destruction. More »

THURSDAY, APRIL 27
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | An Early Literacy Specialist from Phoenix Public Library visits every Thursday to share songs, rhymes, books, and activities to promote movement in toddlers and infants. Program supported by a grant from First Things First, a local early literacy program.
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Interactive bilingual storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every fourth Thursday of the month.
7pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | RYAN DALTON | THE BLACK TEMPEST | The local author of The Year of Lightning presents the second book in The Time Shift trilogy. Six months after confronting an enemy from the future, Malcolm and Valentine Gilbert have returned to their normal teenage lives. Or tried to. During the battle to save their town, a mysterious force awoke inside the twins. Time calls to them, and it's growing too strong to be ignored. When warriors from a mysterious ancient kingdom appear, they bring warnings of an unstoppable foe. As the twins uncover the truth, they realize their town is only the beginning. If the Black Tempest is not stopped here, his corruption will threaten the very course of history. More »


SUNDAY, APRIL 30
2pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | TRICIA BARR, ADAM BRAY, AND COLE HORTON | STAR WARS™: THE VISUAL ENCYCLOPEDIA | Tricia Barr, Adam Bray, and Cole Horton share their latest collaboration. Star Wars™: The Visual Encyclopedia, the ultimate illustrated guide to everything Star Wars, featuring more than 3000 characters, vehicles, droids and objects. The object-themed spreads focus down onto hundreds of topics, from Star Wars fashion and food, to vehicles and creatures. Explore a range of droids, from medical to spy droid, or discover the different snacks you can eat in the Star Wars universe. More »
 
coming next month

Pirate Takeover Tour
with Tricia Levenseller (Daughter of the Pirate King) and Nicole Castroman (Blacksouls)

PHOENIX | 7PM WEDNESDAY, APRIL 12

Nicole Castroman and debut novelist Tricia Levenseller visit with their latest YA pirate novels! More »

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Suzanne Young: The Adjustment

TEMPE | 7PM TUESDAY, APRIL 18

The New York Times bestselling author of The Program series shares the latest and final novel in the trilogy.

How do you go back to a life you can't remember? Find out in this follow up to the New York Times bestselling The Program and The Treatment. More »
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Alex and Eliza: A Love Story

Alex and Eliza: A Love Story

by Melissa De La Cruz | Hardcover, $17.99 »

"I did not know much about Alexander Hamilton going into this book, so I was very pleasantly surprised by the story. I felt like I was stepping into the shoes of Alexander Hamilton and Eliza Schuyler during their budding romance at the time of the American Revolution. It was exciting to see what it was like to be a woman during the 1700's and to see how Alex and Eliza fell in love and changed the fate of the United States for the better. As a woman, Eliza helped the war effort, and Alex served as George Washington's right hand man in the Continental army. This book was eye-opening and informative, and also adorably romantic and I know it will be hard to forget."  —Isabel (15), B.I.T. reader
 
Prisoner of Ice and Snow

Prisoner of Ice and Snow

by Ruth Lauren | Hardcover, $16.99 »

"When I read Prisoner of Ice and Snow, I was instantly captivated by how far Valor would go to save her sister. Ruth Lauren fills the pages with depth, color and an amazing plot line. The story is filled with separation, love, courage, joy, and betrayal. This book made me realize how much I love my sister, and how grateful I am to have her with me. It shows how hard it can be to bring a family back together. I love this book so much that I could read it all over again. This story is one of those that pulls you straight in and stays with you for the rest of your life."   —Marina (11), Lil' B.I.T. reader
 
Spindle Fire

Spindle Fire

by Lexa Hillyer | Hardcover, $17.99 »

"On her sixteenth birthday, Aurora, the betrothed princess of Deluce, pricks her finger on a gold spinning wheel and falls into a deep slumber. Sound familiar? Not quite. Hillyer's writing was so enticing and captivating that it snatched my heart right from the beginning and didn't let go even after the final page! I loved how I couldn't help falling for both the villains and the heroes. My favorite part of Spindle Fire was the characters' snappy comebacks that were always right at the tip of their tongues. Filled with non-stop action and gasp-worthy surprises, this clever retelling of the classic story should not be missed!"   —Olivia (14), B.I.T. reader
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