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August Events for Kids at Changing Hands

Kids Events
Summer Reading Program
NOW - 8/31 | Summer Reading Program: Give Me Summer! Give Me Books!
8/11 | Summer Reading Award Party: win a $50 gift certificate!

 
Club Read Phoenix Zoo Animal Tails Shannon Hale
8/4 | Tween | Club Read: Jennifer Nielsen's The False Prince
 
8/18 | Discover animal habitats with Phoenix Zoo Animal Tails!
 
8/22 | Tween | Newbery Honor winner Shannon Hale: Palace of Stone
 
Natalie Starfish and Connie Douglas C.J. Hill Joy Harjo
8/25 | Storytime with Natalie Starfish and Connie Douglas
 
8/28 | Teen | C.J. Hill launches new sci-fi novel Erasing Time
 
8/29 | Teen | James A. Owen visits with The Dragons of Winter
 
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SATURDAY, AUGUST 4
10am | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME WITH MAX THE BUNNY | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories by Rosemary Wells and pictures with Max the Bunny!
2pm | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | THE FALSE PRINCE | Club Read members discuss The False Prince by Jennifer Nielsen (who attends via Skype) and eat free pizza from Clockwork Pizza. More »

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11
10am | FAMILY EVENT | PUPPET STORYTIME | Enjoy stories and crafts with educator and storyteller Alana who reads Turn it Up, Doris! by Sam Lloyd.
2pm | FAMILY EVENT | GIVE ME SUMMER! GIVE ME BOOKS! AWARD PARTY | You've been busy reading all summer, so now it's time we hold up our end of the deal. Today, bring back your completed summer reading bookmark filled out with your name and school to collect your coupon and enjoy the festivities. More »

SUNDAY, AUGUST 12
1-2pm | SIGN LANGUAGE CLASS | Basic sign language class taught by Cindy Ashcraft, a teacher of hearing impaired children. Classes are held every second and fourth Sunday and cover basic vocabulary and conversation. This is the first class in a eight-week series, although each class can stand alone. Open for children, teens, and adults. More info: Cindy at 480.472.5528.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18
10am | FAMILY EVENT | PHOENIX ZOO ANIMAL TAILS | Forest, desert, grasslands, and more—the world is full of diverse animal habitats! As we read You Will Be My Friend by Peter Brown, we will discover how animals live in many different places. More »

MONDAY, AUGUST 20
4-5:30pm | TEEN WRITING WORKSHOP | FEMS WITH PENS | A four-week workshop for girls in grades 7-12 with Phoenix New Times contributor Sativa Peterson. Participants  write fiction and non-fiction based on a variety of exercises, then discuss and edit each other's work in a creative, supportive environment. More »

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22
7pm | TWEEN EVENT | SHANNON HALE | PALACE OF STONE | Newbery Honor winner Shannon Hale presents Palace of Stone, the sequel to her bestselling young adult novel Princess Academy. More »

SATURDAY, AUGUST 25
10am | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH NATALIE STARFISH AND CONNIE DOUGLAS | Enjoy a special storytime with Natalie Starfish and Connie Douglas. They share their picture books The Alphabet According to Starfish and Shnnoogle, coloring pages, and some cool critters! More »

SUNDAY, AUGUST 26
1-2pm | SIGN LANGUAGE CLASS | Basic sign language class taught by Cindy Ashcraft, a teacher of hearing impaired children. Classes are held every second and fourth Sunday and cover basic vocabulary and conversation. This is the second class in a eight-week series, although each class can stand alone. Open for children, teens, and adults. More info: Cindy at 480.472.5528.

TUESDAY, AUGUST 28
7pm | TEEN EVENT | C.J. HILL | ERASING TIME | Join us for a launch party to celebrate the release of C.J. Hill's new teen sci-fi novel Erasing Time. More »

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 29
7pm | TEEN EVENT | JAMES A. OWEN | THE DRAGONS OF WINTER | Bestselling author James A. Owen returns with The Dragons of Winter, the sixth book in his acclaimed Chronicles of the Imaginarium Geographica series, which began with Here, There Be Dragons. More »

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Changing Hands presents
MO WILLEMS
GOLDILOCKS AND THE THREE Mo WillemsDINOSAURS
6PM WED, SEPT. 12

Three-time Caldecott Honor-winning picturebook author and illustrator Mo Willems presents Goldilocks and the Three Dinosaurs (hardcover, $17.99). More »

"Mo Willems is to our era what Margaret Wise Brown was a half century ago... Like Brown, Willems has his finger on the pulse of what interests children most. His books are simple, not simplistic; they are clever, witty, various, and surprising."
Boston Globe

Goldilocks and hte Three DinosaursPRE-ORDER TODAY! Buy now or order at 480.730.0205 to secure your book(s), ticket(s), and place in the signing line.

CAN'T MAKE IT? If you'd like a signed book from any of our author events, please call us at 480.730.0205 to pre-pay and we'll have one or more copies signed and reserved for you or shipped almost anywhere!
Summer Reading Program
NOW THROUGH AUGUST 31
SUMMER READING PROGRAM
KIDS COULD WIN A $50 GIFT CARD AT THE AUGUST 11TH AWARD PARTY!
Give Me Summer! Give Me Books!
"Carpe Librum! Seize the book!" That's our motto this summer at Changing Hands Bookstore.

In that spirit, we're proud to announce a brand-new summer reading program for young readers going into grades K-8!

HOW TO GET STARTED: Come in to Changing Hands to pick up a summer reading bookmark for your grade level. You'll use it to track which books you've read — three from our recommended list for your grade level and three of your own choosing — and then turn it back into us before August 31 for your reward. More »

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11
2pm | FAMILY EVENT | GIVE ME SUMMER! GIVE ME BOOKS! AWARD PARTY | You've been busy reading all summer, so now it's time we hold up our end of the deal. Today, bring back your completed summer reading bookmark filled out with your name and school to collect your coupon and enjoy the festivities.Please note: Can't attend the party? You can turn in your bookmark any time before August 31 to claim your coupon. More »
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staff picks
WondershowWonder Show by Hannah Barnaby
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An Indie Bound 2012 New Voices Pick

Have you ever wanted to run away to the circus? How about the carnival? That's just where Portia Remini finds herself when she escapes from Mister and McGreavey's Home for Wayward Girls. She's a "normal" among a menagerie of human oddities, looking for a new life and the father that left her behind. This is a beautifully crafted tale of loss, hope, and curiosity, with a little murder mystery mixed in for good measure. The Wonder Show is a book to get lost in.  —Brandi

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new releases
Cold Fury The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell Fantastic Flying Books
Cold Fury by T.M. Goeglein | $17.99 hardcover | Jason Bourne meets The Sopranos in this breathtaking adventure. Sixteen-year-old Chicago preparatory school student Sara Jane Rispoli must unravel a web of complex mysteries after her family goes missing, and she is pursued by unknown enemies. Buy now: print »

The Land of Stories: The Wishing Spell by Chris Colfer | $17.99 hardcover, $9.99 ebook | Alex and Conner Bailey's world is about to change, in this fast-paced adventure that combines our modern world with the enchanting realm of classic fairy tales. Chris Colfer is a Golden Globe-winning actor best known for his role as "Kurt Hummel" on Glee. He was recently honored as a member of the "2011 TIME 100", Time Magazine's annual list of the one hundred most influential people in the world Buy now: print » or ebook »

The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce | $17.99 hardcover | The book that inspired the Academy Award-winning short film, from New York Times bestselling author and beloved visionary William Joyce. Everything in Morris Lessmore's life, including his own story, is scattered to the winds. But the power of story will save the day. Buy now: print »
book clubs
We host a variety of book clubs for readers of all interests. See our in-store display at the front of the store or click here for more information.
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Red StarWe've reduced select hardcover and paperback books to just $2 and moved them into special Red Star $2 Sale cases in the community room at the back of the store. Have a look next time you're in!

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