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Club Read Insignificant Events in the life of a Cactus All's Faire in Middle School
Tweens meet at both stores to discuss The Apprentice Witch Local author Dusti Bowling presents her new book Victoria Jamieson with graphic novel All's Faire in Middle School
The Long Ride Home The Emperor's Ostrich The Magic Flute
Local author Tawni Waters presents The Long Ride Home Julie Berry shares her latest adventure The Emperor's Ostrich Musical Storytime presented by Arizona Opera: The Magic Flute
Glitter Magic TAB Tempe Marie Lu and Scott Reintgen
Join us in Tempe for Glitter Magic: A Gender Fluid Storytime Teens meet in Tempe to discuss bestseller Cora Carmack's Roar Marie Lu and Scott Reintgen present their new releases
Cookiesaurus Rex TAB Phx Chris Gall
Amy Fellner Dominy and Nate Evans share their latest picture book Teens meet in Phoenix to discuss Stephanie Oakes's The Arsonist A special storytime with Chris Gall: The Littlest Train
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TEEN EVENT

Marie Lu (Warcross) and Scott Reintgen (Nyxia)

TEMPE | 7PM MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18

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Scott Reintgen
Marie Lu, author of the New York Times bestselling Young Elites series, and debut author Scott Reintgen present their new novels.

About Warcross: For the millions who log in every day, Warcross isn't just a game--it's a way of life. The obsession started ten years ago and its fan base now spans the globe, some eager to escape from reality and others hoping to make a profit. Struggling to make ends meet, teenage hacker Emika Chen works as a bounty hunter, tracking down Warcross players who bet on the game illegally. But the bounty-hunting world is a competitive one, and survival has not been easy. To make some quick cash, Emika takes a risk and hacks into the opening game of the international Warcross Championships--only to accidentally glitch herself into the action and become an overnight sensation.

About Nyxia: Every life has a price in this sci-fi thriller that has the nonstop action of The Maze Runner and the high-stakes space setting of Illuminae. This is the first in a new three-book series called the Nyxia Triad that will take a group of broken teens to the far reaches of the universe and force them to decide what they're willing to risk for a lifetime of fortune. More »


FAMILY EVENT

Amy Fellner Dominy & Nate Evans: Cookiesaurus Rex

TEMPE | 10AM SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Amy Fellner Dominy and Nate Evans
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Co-authors Amy Fellner Dominy and Nate Evans share their latest picture book about a little cookie with a big attitude.

As soon as Cookiesaurus Rex comes out of the oven, he declares that he is King of All Cookies. He should be frosted before all of the standard-shaped cookies, in a nice bright green. But the other cookies are getting sprinkles, or shiny stars, or even gumdrops . . . WAIT ONE STINKIN' STOMPIN' MINUTE Cookiesaurus wants a do-over. Problem is, he might not end up with the kind of "do" he wants. Readers will love the funny back-and-forth between this cheeky cookie and the hand that frosts him. See who gets his licks in at the end. More »
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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 2
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: TACO DRAGON | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with the popular children's book character Taco Dragon.
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | THE APPRENTICE WITCH | Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss James Nicol's The Apprentice Witch, a middle grade debut novel of magic and courage in a world of witches, written with the charm and enchantment of Circus Mirandus and The Apothecary. 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, SEPTEMBER 5
7pm | PHOENIX | TWEEN EVENT | DUSTI BOWLING | INSIGNIFICANT EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CACTUS | Local author Dusti Bowling presents her new book for middle schoolers. Aven Green loves to tell people that she lost her arms in an alligator wrestling match, or a wildfire in Tanzania, but the truth is she was born without them. And when her parents take a job running Stagecoach Pass, a rundown western theme park in Arizona, Aven moves with them across the country knowing she'll have to answer the question over and over again. Her new life takes an unexpected turn when she bonds with Connor, a classmate who also feels isolated because of his own disability, and they discover a room at Stagecoach Pass that holds bigger secrets than Aven could have imagined. It's hard to solve a mystery, help a friend, and face your worst fears. But Aven's about to discover she can do it all . . . even without arms. More »

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
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, September 14, 21, and 28.
7pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | VICTORIA JAMIESON | ALL'S FAIRE IN MIDDLE SCHOOL | The Newbery Honor-winning author of Roller Girl is back with a heartwarming graphic novel about starting middle school, surviving your embarrassing family, and the Renaissance Faire. More »

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
5-8pm | PHOENIX | EDUCATORS' APPRECIATION DAY | Teachers, educators, and librarians, tonight we're celebrating YOU. Enjoy a 20% storewide discount all day, free Tarot readings, refreshments, chair massages, and more. Hachette Book Group's Rick Cobban will offer an exclusive sneak peek at forthcoming buzz books for young readers, and Tanja Bauerle will discuss how to host a successful author visit in your school. RSVP at 602.274.0067. More »

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 9
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: TACO DRAGON | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with the popular children's book character Taco Dragon.
5pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TAWNI WATERS | THE LONG RIDE HOME | The local author visits with her latest YA novel. After the loss of her mother, Harley can barely handle her grief. But the start of summer marks new beginnings, and Harley leaves for a cross-country road trip to scatter her mother's ashes with Dean, her friend (with benefits). The two ride by motorcycle, reconnecting with people who knew her mother along the way. But it's not long before Harley realizes she's pregnant . . . with Dean's child. And as Harley learns that her mother faced similar choices during her own pregnancy, Harley must come to terms with her mother's past to make a difficult decision about her own future. More »

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 10 | GRANDPARENT'S DAY

WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
7pm | TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | JULIE BERRY | THE EMPEROR'S OSTRICH | Julie Berry, author of the 2017 Printz Honor winner The Passion of Dolssa, shares her latest, a fantasy adventure filled with magic and mayhem. Young dairymaid Begonia has lost her cow, Alfalfa. So she has set off on a search across the countryside even though she has nothing but a magical map to guide her. Along the way she meets a mother and baby, a woodcutter, a very dirty young man, and an eight-foot ostrich. Meanwhile, the emperor has gone missing from the royal palace in a most mysterious manner. Was it murder? Was it magic? It will take all of Begonia's wits to save the empire and get Alfalfa home safely. More »

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
5-8pm | TEMPE | EDUCATORS' APPRECIATION DAY | Teachers, educators, and librarians, tonight we're celebrating YOU. Enjoy a 20% storewide discount all day, free Tarot readings, refreshments, chair massages, and more. Hachette Book Group's Rick Cobban will offer an exclusive sneak peek at forthcoming buzz books for young readers, and Tanja Bauerle will discuss how to host a successful author visit in your school. RSVP at 480.730.0205. More »

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 16
10-11:30am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | MUSICAL STORYTIME PRESENTED BY ARIZONA OPERA | THE MAGIC FLUTE | Join us for a special storytime based on Mozart's opera The Magic Flute. Costumed actors read and sing selections from the opera, and children create crafts based on The Magic Flute. More »
1pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | GLITTER MAGIC: A GENDER FLUID STORYTIME | Put the rainbow in reading! Join us for Glitter Magic Storytime featuring Arizona's best, brightest, and brilliant gender non-conforming storytellers. Celebrate diversity with stories and bubbles. Play dress-up with feather boas, hats and sparkly sunglasses. Be yourself and have a blast with us at this family-friendly event! More »
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | ROAR | Teens meet to discuss New York Times bestselling author Cora Carmack's young adult debut, Roar. More »

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 18
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | MARIE LU (WARCROSS) AND SCOTT REINTGEN (NYXIA) | Marie Lu, author of the New York Times bestselling Young Elites series, and debut author Scott Reintgen present their new novels. More »

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH MICAH | Join Micah, Tempe Public Library's Youth Services Librarian, for a thematic storytime including finger-plays, storyboards, songs, rhymes, interactive stories, and bubbles! More »

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21 | ROSH HASHANA

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | AMY FELLNER DOMINY & NATE EVANS | COOKIESAURUS REX | Dominy and Evans share their picture book about a little cookie with a big attitude. As soon as Cookiesaurus Rex comes out of the oven, he declares that he is King of All Cookies. He should be frosted before all of the standard-shaped cookies, in a nice bright green. But the other cookies are getting sprinkles, or shiny stars, or even gumdrops . . . WAIT ONE STINKIN' STOMPIN' MINUTE, Cookiesaurus wants a do-over. Problem is, he might not end up with the kind of "do" he wants. Storybook Kitchen joins the authors with a cookie decorating activity. More »
3pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | THE ARSONIST | Teens meet to discuss Stephanie Oakes's latest, The Arsonist, in which three points of view are woven together in a story that's part Cold War mystery, part contemporary coming-of-age, and completely unputdownable. More »

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH CHRIS GALL | THE LITTLEST TRAIN | The award-winning author and illustrator of Dinotrux, Substitute Creature, Dear Fish, and more presents his picture book about a tiny toy train. In a small room, down a short flight of stairs, there lives a little toy train about to have a BIG adventure. There's an endless world to explore, and awe-inspiring new friends to meet. Mighty Max, Chloe Cogs, Sara Speedster, and Farley Freighter can reach all the best sights, lickety-split. But when the day is done and the sun goes down, will the littlest train find his way home? Calling all train lovers: All aboard! More »

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30 | YOM KIPPUR
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What Goes Up

Halfway Normal

by Barbara Dee | Hardcover, $16.99 »

"Do you know someone who has had Leukemia? Well I do. Her name is Norah Levy. Norah is so not a normal kid. Why? Because she just finished 2 LONG years of chemo. Now she has to go back to school. She is going into 7th grade. One of her biggest problems is her parents' strict rules like no 'After School' and no socializing on the weekends. Another problem is that her best friend isn't her best friend anymore. Norah will make you feel like you can do anything and at the end of the book you will be so close to Norah Levy, it will feel like you were with her every step of the way."  —Maggie (11), Lil' B.I.T. reader
 
Far From the Tree

Jane, Unlimited

by Kristin Cashore | Hardcover, $18.99 »

"Some books defy normal categorization and Jane, Unlimited is a captivating example. It at first feels like a loose reimagining of Jane Eyre: Jane, orphan, is a maker of umbrellas and unapologetic with her opinions. Then mix in Clue-like espionage and deceit, a capricious house, and multiple realities that bring to mind an Escher painting, and you won't begin to imagine what happens next."   —Leah
 
The Apprentice Witch

Before She Ignites

by Jodi Meadows | Hardcover, $17.99 »

"The pages of this book tell the tale of Mira, a girl who battles an anxiety disorder and struggles to find her voice after she is wrongfully punished for defending dragons. From the moment I began reading, I was swept away to a vivid world filled with fully dimensional characters and beautiful, fiery dragons. I couldn't put the book down until I reached the end. I was so enthralled by the heroine, who I see myself in, and the difficulties she faces on her journey of self-discovery. This book has become a new favorite of mine, one I know I will read over and over again. And if you aren't already obsessed with dragons, Before She Ignites will soon change that."  —Sarah M, (16), B.I.T. reader
 
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