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Storytime with Adam Rex: Nothing Rhymes with Orange

TEMPE | 11AM SATURDAY, AUGUST 5

Adam Rex
Nothing Rhymes with Orange
Bestselling author and illustrator Adam Rex (The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors, The True Meaning of Smekday) hosts a special storytime with his new picture book Nothing Rhymes with Orange.

We all know nothing rhymes with orange. But how does that make Orange feel? Well, left out! When a parade of fruit gets together to sing a song about how wonderful they are—and the song happens to rhyme—Orange can't help but feel like it's impossible for him to ever fit in. But when one particularly intuitive Apple notices how Orange is feeling, the entire English language begins to become a bit more inclusive. More »
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TUESDAY, AUGUST 1
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday. More »

WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2
10-11am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | SING-AND-SIGN WORKSHOP | Early Childhood Education specialist Mischel Powell leads a four-part Baby Sign Language workshop for parents and toddlers—a wonderful way to grow communication skills and speed language development. Families will enjoy interactive stories, activities to promote movement, rhymes, songs, and games that encourage emerging language skills. Cost: $20 for the four sessions. Attendees must sign up for all four sessions. Registration and pre-payment at 602.274.0067. More »

THURSDAY, AUGUST 3
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. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursdays, August 10, 17, 24, and 31. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, AUGUST 5
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: CURIOUS GEORGE | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with the popular children's book character Curious George. More »
11am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH ADAM REX | NOTHING RHYMES WITH ORANGE | Bestselling author and illustrator Adam Rex (The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors, The True Meaning of Smekday) hosts a special storytime with his new picture book Nothing Rhymes with Orange. We all know nothing rhymes with orange. But how does that make Orange feel? Well, left out! When a parade of fruit gets together to sing a song about how wonderful they are—and the song happens to rhyme—Orange can't help but feel like it's impossible for him to ever fit in. But when one particularly intuitive Apple notices how Orange is feeling, the entire English language begins to become a bit more inclusive. More »
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | FELIX YZ |
Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Lisa Bunker's Felix Yz. When Felix Yz was three years old, a hyper-intelligent fourth-dimensional being became fused inside him after one of his father's science experiments went terribly wrong. The creature is friendly, but Felix—now thirteen—won't be able to grow to adulthood while they're still melded together. So a risky Procedure is planned to separate them . . . but it may end up killing them both instead. 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 »

TUESDAY, AUGUST 8
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Interactive bilingual storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners. More »

THURSDAY, AUGUST 10
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, AUGUST 12
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: CURIOUS GEORGE | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with the popular children's book character Curious George. More »

MONDAY, AUGUST 14
7pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | OFF THE CUFF COMEDY IMPROV SHOW | The local comedy troupe visits to perform an interactive, high-energy, family-friendly show created from audience suggestions in the style of Whose Line Is It Anyway? More »

TUESDAY, AUGUST 15
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH MICAH Storyteller Micah from the Tempe Public Library joins us for a thematic storytime including fingerplays, storyboards, songs, rhymes, interactive stories, and bubbles! More »

THURSDAY, AUGUST 17
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, AUGUST 19
11am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | DREW SHAW | ROSEWOOD CIRCLE: THE FIRST DAY | Local author Drew Shaw presents the first book in his self-published Rosewood Circle series for children. When third-grader David Spencer moves to a new neighborhood, the first day at his new school makes him anxious. Will he make new friends? Will anyone play with him at recess? What should he wear? Despite lots of good advice from his parents and his older brother, David soon realizes that he must navigate the tricky terrain of a new school and new classmates all by himself. More »
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) |THORNHILL | Teens meet to discuss Pam Smy's latest novel for young readers. Parallel stories set in different times—one told in prose and the other in pictures—converge as a girl unravels the mystery of the abandoned Thornhill Institute next door. Other books we'll discuss this month include Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia, Dividing Eden by Joelle Charbonneau, Dear Reader by Mary O'Connell, and The Leaf Reader by Emily Arsenault. More »

TUESDAY, AUGUST 22
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME |Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday. More »

THURSDAY, AUGUST 24
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME Interactive bilingual storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners. More »

FRIDAY, AUGUST 25
7pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | SARA ELLA | UNRAVELING | YA fantasy author Sara Ella shares the second installment of her Unblemished series, asking "What happens when happily ever after starts to unravel?" More »

SATURDAY, AUGUST 26
3pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | WORDS IN DEEP BLUE | Teens meet to discuss Cath Crowley's latest novel. Two teens find their way back to each other in a bookstore full of secrets and crushes, grief and hope—and letters hidden between the pages. More »

TUESDAY, AUGUST 29
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | SING AND SIGN STORYTIME | Early Childhood Education Specialist Mischel Powell leads parents and toddlers in a sing-along Baby Sign Language instruction class. Toddlers (accompanied by a favorite adult) will enjoy interactive stories, activities, rhymes, songs, and games that encourage emerging language skills. More »

THURSDAY, AUGUST 31
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
 
 
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The Whole Sky

by Heather Henson | Hardcover, $16.99 »

"You'll want to race through the pages of this book about a girl named Sky, a horse named Poppy and other friendly characters! The Whole Sky is an awesomely detailed realistic fiction and is also a science mystery about horses in foaling season based on a real life event. This was one of the most stunning books I have ever read, I loved how everybody teamed up and helped the horses out and lent each other a hand too. I love this book because I LOVE horses! This book made me feel the ups and downs of life but with a happy ending!."  —Kambria (8), Lil' B.I.T. reader
 
Far From the Tree

Miles Morales: Spider-Man

by Jason Reynolds | Hardcover, $17.99 »

"Adapting a comic book character into a traditional novel format usually doesn't work out great. Visuals and splash panels are so important to the genre that inevitably something is lost in the transition. Jason Reynolds gets around that by mostly removing Spiderman from the story and focusing on Miles Morales, a half black and half Puerto Rican growing up in Brooklyn and trying to fit in in a school for rich kids where he doesn't feel he belongs. There are certainly very comic-booky elements to this novel (why wouldn't there be?) but Reynolds finds a way to tell a gripping and often moving way to tell Miles' story. This comic book character novelization manages to deal with institutional racism in a more honest and interesting manner than any 'serious' novel I've read in a long time."   —Danny
 
The Apprentice Witch

We Now Return To Regular Life

by Martin Wilson | Hardcover, $17.99 »

"Sam Walsh is finally found after going missing three years earlier. We Now Return To Regular Life by Martin Wilson follows the lives of Josh Keller, Sam's friend, and Beth Walsh, Sam's older sister, as they learn what really happened to Sam and try to adjust to having him back in their lives. We Now Return To Regular Life is a masterfully written story that will both warm and break readers' hearts as they follow the lives of Josh, Beth, and Sam."  —Caitlin (14), B.I.T. reader
 
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