Changing Hands Bookstore: Events for Kids and Teens
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Baby Time Club Read Beneath the Haunting Sea
Babytime: activities to promote movement and playtime Tweens meet to discuss Jessica Townsend's Nevermoor Local author Joanna Ruth Meyer presents her debut YA novel
Epic Reads Meetup T.A.B. YAllapalooza
Join us in Tempe to meet four YA authors on the Epic Reads tour Teens meet in Tempe to discuss Kristen Ciccarelli's debut novel Authors share tips and strategies for writing YA and tween fiction
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Epic Reads Meet-Up Tour featuring Rae Carson, Maureen Johnson, Sara Holland, and Kasie West

TEMPE | 7PM WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17

YAllapalooza
This year's Epic Reads Meet-Up tour visits with YA authors Rae Carson (Into the Bright Unknown), Maureen Johnson (Truly Devious), Sara Holland (Everless), and Kasie West (Love, Life, and the List). More »
 
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TUESDAY, JANUARY 2
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME |Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday. More »

THURSDAY, JANUARY 4
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, January 11, 18, and 25. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, JANUARY 6
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: PETER RABBIT | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with the classic children's book character Peter Rabbit. More »
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | NEVERMOOR: THE TRIALS OF MORRIGAN CROW |
Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Jessica Townsend's debut novel Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow. 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, JANUARY 9
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Interactive bilingual storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners. More »

THURSDAY, JANUARY 11
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | JOANNA RUTH MEYER | BENEATH THE HAUNTING SEA |
Sixteen-year-old Talia was born to a life of certainty and luxury, destined to become Empress of half the world. But when an ambitious rival seizes power, she and her mother are banished to a nowhere province on the far edge of the Northern Sea. It is here, in the drafty halls of Ruen-Dahr, that Talia discovers family secrets, a melancholy boy who suffers from troubling visions of her future, and a mysterious jar of starlight. On these shores, the eerie melody of the sea is stronger than ever, unearthing long-buried tales of the Goddess Rahn. The more dark truths that she exposes about the gods' history—and her own—the more the waves call to her, and it may be her destiny to answer. In conversation with Amy Trueblood. More »

SATURDAY, JANUARY 13
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: PETER RABBIT | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with the classic children's book character Peter Rabbit. More »

TUESDAY, JANUARY 16
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday. More »

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 17
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | EPIC READS MEET-UP | This year's Epic Reads Meet-Up tour visits with YA authors Rae Carson (Into the Bright Unknown), Maureen Johnson (Truly Devious), Sara Holland (Everless), and Kasie West (Love, Life, and the List). More »

THURSDAY, JANUARY 18
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, JANUARY 20
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.): THE LAST NAMSARA | Teens meet to discuss Kristen Ciccarelli's debut fantasy novel The Last Namsara. More »

TUESDAY, JANUARY 23
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday. More »

THURSDAY, JANUARY 25
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Interactive bilingual storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, JANUARY 27
9am-4pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | YALLAPALOOZA WRITING CONFERENCE | Authors of young adult fiction, including several New York Times bestsellers, share strategies, tips, and tricks for writing engaging work for tween and teen readers in three workshop sessions spanning key topics. Then join us at 2pm for our annual YAllapalooza panel followed by a mix and mingle booksigning. This year's panelists include Scott Savage, Bill Konigsberg, Stephanie Elliot, and Tom Leveen. Cost: $60 per person; $70 with lunch included. Registration at 602.274.0067 or online. The 2-4pm panel/booksigning is free to attend. More »

TUESDAY, JANUARY 30
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday. More »
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This Mortal Coil

Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

by Jessica Townsend | Hardcover, $17.99 »

A breathtaking, enchanting new series by debut author Jessica Townsend, about a cursed girl who escapes death and finds herself in a magical world--but is then tested beyond her wildest imagination. Morrigan Crow is cursed. Having been born on Eventide, the unluckiest day for any child to be born, she's blamed for all local misfortunes, from hailstorms to heart attacks--and, worst of all, the curse means that Morrigan is doomed to die at midnight on her eleventh birthday. But as Morrigan awaits her fate, a strange and remarkable man named Jupiter North appears. Chased by black-smoke hounds and shadowy hunters on horseback, he whisks her away into the safety of a secret, magical city called Nevermoor. It's then that Morrigan discovers Jupiter has chosen her to contend for a place in the city's most prestigious organization: the Wundrous Society. In order to join, she must compete in four difficult and dangerous trials against hundreds of other children, each boasting an extraordinary talent that sets them apart--an extraordinary talent that Morrigan insists she does not have. To stay in the safety of Nevermoor for good, Morrigan will need to find a way to pass the tests--or she'll have to leave the city to confront her deadly fate. Perfect for fans of the Harry Potter series and Neil Gaiman, this fast-paced plot and imaginative world has a fresh new take on magic that will appeal to a new generation of readers.

Club Read meets in both stores on Saturday, January 6, 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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The Last Namsara

The Last Namsara

by Kristen Ciccarelli | Hardcover, $17.99 »

In the beginning, there was the Namsara: the child of sky and spirit, who carried love and laughter wherever he went. But where there is light, there must be darkness--and so there was also the Iskari. The child of blood and moonlight. The destroyer. The death-bringer. These are the legends that Asha, daughter of the king of Firgaard, has grown up learning in hushed whispers, drawn to the forbidden figures of the past. But it isn't until she becomes the fiercest, most feared dragon slayer in the land that she takes on the role of the next Iskari--a lonely destiny that leaves her feeling more like a weapon than a girl. Asha conquers each dragon and brings its head to the king, but no kill can free her from the shackles that await at home: her betrothal to the cruel commandant, a man who holds the truth about her nature in his palm. When she's offered the chance to gain her freedom in exchange for the life of the most powerful dragon in Firgaard, she finds that there may be more truth to the ancient stories than she ever could have expected. With the help of a secret friend--a slave boy from her betrothed's household--Asha must shed the layers of her Iskari bondage and open her heart to love, light, and a truth that has been kept from her.

T.A.B. meets in Tempe on Saturday, January 20, 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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