Changing Hands Bookstore: Events for Kids and Teens
Baby Time Club Read Aaron Blabey
Babytime: activities to promote movement and playtime Tweens meet in Tempe and Phoenix to discuss Granted Aaron Blabey visits with The Bad Guys - Mission to America tour
Alma Drift TAB Cadaver Queen
Juana Martinez-Neal shares her author-illustrator debut book Foothills Academy Juniors present their compilation book Drift Teens meet to discuss Alisa Kwitney's Cadaver & Queen
Swing Dancing Glitter Magic Illustration Reception
Square Dancing with Pick N Holler and Caller Deb Comly in Phoenix Glitter Magic presents Superhero Storytime with Tom Leveen Illustrator Exhibit Reception to kick off Children's Book Week
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coming next month THE BAD GUYS -
MISSION TO AMERICA TOUR

Aaron Blabey: The Bad Guys in Alien vs. Bad Guys and Pig the Star

TEMPE | 6PM TUESDAY, APRIL 10

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The creator of the New York Times bestselling series The Bad Guys and Pig the Pug presents his latest books.

About The Bad Guys in Alien Vs Bad Guys: The Bad Guys are vanishing! A creature with TONS of teeth and WAY too many butts is stealing them, one by one. Is this the end for the Bad Guys? Maybe. Will it be funny? You bet your butts it will!

About Pig the Star:
The world's most self-centered pug wants to be the star of a fun photo shoot. He pushes his good friend, Trevor, out of the way and hogs all of the costumes. He is going to be the star but when the photographer starts to favor Trevor, Pig must try everything to steal back the show. Rich with laugh-out-loud rhyming text and hysterical pug-eyed illustrations, Pig the Star is destined for stardom. More »


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Storytime with Juana Martinez-Neal: Alma and How She Got Her Name

TEMPE | 10AM SATURDAY, APRIL 14

Juana Martinez-Neal
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Juana Martinez-Neal shares her latest picture book, her author-illustrator debut.

If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza Jos' Pura Candela has way too many names: six! How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? Alma turns to Daddy for an answer and learns of Sofia, the grandmother who loved books and flowers; Esperanza, the great-grandmother who longed to travel; Jos', the grandfather who was an artist; and other namesakes, too. As she hears the story of her name, Alma starts to think it might be a perfect fit after all -- and realizes that she will one day have her own story to tell. In her author-illustrator debut, Juana Martinez-Neal opens a treasure box of discovery for children who may be curious about their own origin stories or names. More »
 
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SUNDAY, APRIL 1 | HAPPY EASTER! HAPPY PASSOVER!

THURSDAY, APRIL 5
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Early Literacy Specialists from Phoenix Public Library visit 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, April 12, 19, and 26. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, APRIL 7
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: PETE THE CAT | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with illustrator James Dean's famous picture book cat. More »
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ: GRANTED |
Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss John David Anderson's Granted. Club Read Badge Members: Get three points for attending the meeting and one point for purchasing the month's pick from Changing Hands Bookstore. Don't have a free Club Read badge? Ask a bookseller how to get one! More »

TUESDAY, APRIL 10
6pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | "THE BAD GUYS - MISSION TO AMERICA" TOUR | AARON BLABEY | THE BAD GUYS IN ALIEN VS. BAD GUYS AND PIG THE STAR | The creator of the New York Times bestselling series The Bad Guys and Pig the Pug presents his latest books. Help Australian author/illustrator Aaron Blabey create a Bad Guys story just for Changing Hands! He also presents The Bad Guys in Alien vs. Bad Guys. More »

THURSDAY, APRIL 12
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Early Literacy Specialists from Phoenix Public Library visit 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, April 19 and 26. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, APRIL 14
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: PETE THE CAT | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with illustrator James Dean's famous picture book cat. More »
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH JUANA MARTINEZ-NEAL | ALMA AND HOW SHE GOT HER NAME |
Author-illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal shares her latest picture book. If you ask her, Alma Sofia Esperanza Jos' Pura Candela has way too many names—six! How did such a small person wind up with such a large name? Alma turns to Daddy for an answer and learns of Sofia, the grandmother who loved books and flowers; Esperanza, the great-grandmother who longed to travel; Jos', the grandfather who was an artist; and other namesakes, too. As she hears the story of her name, Alma starts to think it might be a perfect fit after all—and realizes that she will one day have her own story to tell. In her author-illustrator debut, Martinez-Neal opens a treasure box of discovery for children who may be curious about their own origin stories or names. More »

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 18
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | DRIFT: A JOURNAL FROM FOOTHILLS ACADEMY | Join Foothills Academy Juniors for a reading of their compilation book Drift. This book of prose and poetry is an attempt to answer the questions which keep so many young adults up at night. It's heart-wrenching, joyous, hopeful and wise. Taken as a whole, it is a glimpse into the hearts of a generation. More »

THURSDAY, APRIL 19
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Early Literacy Specialists from Phoenix Public Library visit 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 Thursday, April 26. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, APRIL 21
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | CADAVER & QUEEN | Teens meet to discuss Alisa Kwitney's Cadaver & Queen. Frankenstein meets Marissa Meyer's Cinder in this tightly paced historical thriller packed with secrets, betrayal and steamy romance. More »

SUNDAY, APRIL 22
4-7pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | SQUARE DANCING WITH PICK N HOLLER AND CALLER DEB COMLY | That's right: Square Dance! Join Pick N Holler with guest caller Deb Comly for live music, lessons, and square dancing. All levels and all ages are encouraged to attend this family-friendly event. Cost: $8, Kids under 12 free (no ticket needed). Registration at 602.274.0067 or online. More »

THURSDAY, APRIL 26
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Early Literacy Specialists from Phoenix Public Library visit every Thursday to share songs, rhymes, books, and activities to promote movement in toddlers and infants. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Interactive bilingual storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, APRIL 28
ALL DAY | PHOENIX / TEMPE | INDEPENDENT BOOKSTORE DAY | You've heard of Record Store Day. You've heard of Free Comic Book Day. Now there's Independent Bookstore Day, a nationwide celebration of indie bookstores like Changing Hands! Both Changing Hands locations will feature a variety of activities to celebrate Independent Bookstore Day. We'll also be selling exclusive Indie Bookstore Day merchandise from your favorite authors, as well as a Changing Hands exclusive illustrated poster featuring local food legend Chris Bianco's tomato sauce recipe! More »
11am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | GLITTER MAGIC PRESENTS SUPERHERO STORYTIME WITH TOM LEVEEN | Glitter Magic's Marshall Shore and Cap'n Ace pair up with Phoenix's weekly storytime star Tom Leveen for a special Superhero Storytime about empowering kids and never being afraid to be true to yourself. Kids are invited to come dressed as their favorite superhero—or a superhero of their own invention—and enjoy songs, stories, dress up, and a make-your-own-cape craft! More »

SUNDAY, APRIL 29
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2-4pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | CHILDREN'S ILLUSTRATOR EXHIBIT RECEPTION | Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country. To celebrate this year, Changing Hands has partnered with The Newton—home of our Phoenix store and First Draft Book Bar—to feature artwork from local New York Times bestselling illustrators, including Caldecott honor winner Molly Idle (People Don't Bite People), Chris Gall (The Littlest Train), and Juana Martinez-Neal (Alma and How She Got Her Name). This exhibit will be up for the month of May, with a family friendly illustrator reception on Sunday, April 29th. More »

MONDAY, APRIL 30
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6:30-8:30pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | CRAFT WORKSHOP | PAPER CRAFTING WITH THE CRAFTY CHICA | Enjoy a night of glittery creativity involving stamps, papers, die cuts, tags and card-making! Kathy Cano-Murillo, aka "The Crafty Chica," will show you three ways to make gift tags and a greeting card that pops! (Each guest will leave with three finished cards and a set of tags.) Perfect for Mother's Day, a craft party, and much more. All supplies included. You can bring any personal photos or personal crafting supplies you want! Kathy will also be signing and selling her handmade art pieces and craft-themed novels. Cost: $20, includes materials. For ages 12 and up. Register at 602.730.0205 or online. More »
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Children's Book Week

APRIL 30 - MAY 6, 2018

Established in 1919, Children's Book Week is the longest-running national literacy initiative in the country.

We're honoring it this year through a variety of author events, panels, storytimes, and more! Just look for the
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The Book of Boy

Granted

by John David Anderson | Hardcover, $16.99 »

Everyone who wishes upon a star, or a candle, or a penny thrown into a fountain knows that you're not allowed to tell anyone what you've wished for. But even so, there is someone out there who hears it.

In a magical land called the Haven lives a young fairy named Ophelia Delphinium Fidgets. OphelIa is no ordinary fairy--she is a Granter: one of the select fairies whose job it is to venture out into the world and grant the wishes of unsuspecting humans every day.

It's the work of the Granters that generates the magic that allows the fairies to do what they do, and to keep the Haven hidden and safe. But with worldwide magic levels at an all-time low, this is not as easy as it sounds. On a typical day, only a small fraction of the millions of potential wishes gets granted.

Today, however, is anything but typical. Because today, Ophelia is going to get her very first wish-granting assignment. And she's about to discover that figuring out how to truly give someone what they want takes much more than a handful of fairy dust.

Club Read meets in both stores on Saturday, April 7, 2018 at 2pm. More info »
Club Read WHAT IS CLUB READ?
Great books, prize giveaways, tasty treats, author visits and more — it's all part of our free Club Read program for kids, and you're invited! We meet once a month to discuss a book, do some fun activities, and have a great time. Sign up today (it's free!) and start earning points towards all kinds of cool prizes. More info »
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My Lady Jane

Cadaver & Queen

by Alisa Kwitney | Hardcover, $18.99 »

When Elizabeth Lavenza enrolled at Ingold as its first female medical student, she knew she wouldn't have an easy time. From class demands to being an outsider among her male cohorts, she'll have to go above and beyond to prove herself. So when she stumbles across what appears to be a faulty Bio-Mechanical—one of the mechanized cadavers created to service the school—she jumps at the chance to fix it and get ahead in the program. Only this Bio-Mechanical isn't like the others. This one seems to have thoughts, feelings . . . and self-awareness. Soon Elizabeth realizes that it is Victor Frankenstein, a former student who died under mysterious circumstances. Suddenly Elizabeth finds herself entwined in his dark secrets—ones he might have been murdered to keep buried.

T.A.B. meets in Tempe on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at 3pm. More info »
TAB TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.)
Every month, teens ages 12 to 18 meet at Changing Hands to discuss the month's YA pick and select the next month's pick. Many months, we also have live and Skype author visits! More info »
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