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Changing Hands Bookstore: Events for Kids and Teens
Club Read Sing and Sign TAB Tempe
Tweens discuss Flying Lessons & Other Stories in both stores Songs and activities to promote movement and play with babies Mo' Joseph shares the first in a new series of children's books
Storytime Off the Cuff Bad Monkey Business
Teens meet in Tempe to discuss The Thousandth Floor Join us at the Tempe store for Storytime with Micah Join us in Phoenix to meet four Penguin Teen authors
TAB phoenix Midnight Jewel Sing and Sign Independence Day
Teens meet in Phoenix to discuss A Gentleman's Guide to Vice and Virtue Join us for an end-of-hunt party at both store locations Join us for an interactive, family-friendly comedy show
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coming next month Penguin Teen on Tour

Morgan Rhodes (The Darkest Magic), Romina Russell (Black Moon), Danielle Vega (The Merciless III), and Aditi Khorana (The Library of Fates)

PHOENIX | 7PM TUESDAY, JULY 18

Join us in Phoenix to meet Penguin Teen authors Morgan Rhodes, Romina Russell, Danielle Vega, and Aditi Khorana! The authors will participate in a panel discussion, answer audience questions, and sign their latest books. More »

 
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ALL SUMMER
PHOENIX / TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | SUMMER READING ROADTRIP | Kids of all ages—earn prizes as you travel along your Summer Reading Road Trip. START YOUR READING ADVENTURE NOW! Want to participate? Ask a bookseller how to get your passport! More »

ALL MONTH
PHOENIX / TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | FIND WALDO LOCAL | Join us in a month-long scavenger hunt to find Waldo in more than 20 participating local Phoenix and Tempe businesses. Get your "passport" at either Changing Hands location. Collect stamps in your "passport" when you find the Waldo standee in each store. Earn enough stamps and win prizes! More »

SATURDAY, JULY 1
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.
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | FLYING LESSONS & OTHER STORIES | Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Flying Lessons & Other Stories, an anthology celebrating the uniqueness and universality in all of us. In a partnership with We Need Diverse Books, industry giants Kwame Alexander, Soman Chainani, Matt de la Peña, Tim Federle, Grace Lin, Meg Medina, Walter Dean Myers, Tim Tingle, and Jacqueline Woodson join newcomer Kelly J. Baptist in a story collection that is as humorous as it is heartfelt. This impressive group of authors has earned among them every major award in children's publishing and popularity as New York Times bestsellers. From these distinguished authors come ten distinct and vibrant stories. 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, JULY 4 | HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY!
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday. More »

THURSDAY, JULY 6
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, July 13, 20, and 27. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, JULY 8
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | SPECIAL PETE THE CAT COSTUME WITH TOM & KATY | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for a special storytime with Tom and Katy then take pictures with illustrator James Dean's famous picture book cat.

TUESDAY, JULY 11
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Interactive bilingual storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners. More »

THURSDAY, JULY 13
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, JULY 15
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | MO' JOSEPH | I DID IT! I DID IT! ZOIE LEARNS TO POTTY | Local parenting blogger Mo' Joseph, creator of Urban Mommy Inc, shares the first in a series of children's books inspired by an African American toddler who learns great lessons in her everyday enchanting world. Two and a half-year old Zoie realizes one day that she can no longer avoid the red potty sitting in her bathroom, so with the help of her trusted friend, and guidance from her parents, she sets out on a great adventure all on her own. More »
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | THE THOUSANDTH FLOOR | Teens meet to discuss Katharine McGee's New York Times bestseller filled with high-tech luxury and futuristic glamour, where the impossible feels just within reach. More »

TUESDAY, JULY 18
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 »
7pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | PENGUIN TEEN ON TOUR | MORGAN RHODES (THE DARKEST MAGIC), ROMINA RUSSELL (BLACK MOON), DANIELLE VEGA (THE MERCILESS III), AND ADITI KHORANA (THE LIBRARY OF FATES) | Join us in Phoenix to meet Penguin Teen authors Morgan Rhodes, Romina Russell, Danielle Vega, and Aditi Khorana! The authors will participate in a panel discussion, answer audience questions, and sign their latest books. More »

THURSDAY, JULY 20
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, JULY 22
3pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO VICE AND VIRTUE | Teens meet to discuss Mackenzi Lee's swashbuckling historical fiction novel. More »

TUESDAY, JULY 25
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday. More »

THURSDAY, JULY 27
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Interactive bilingual storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners.More »

SUNDAY, JULY 30
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | FIND WALDO LOCAL FINALE PARTY | Join us for a special party celebrating the iconic children's book character and the end of our month-long scavenger hunt! We'll have cake, an in-store scavenger hunt for Waldo's lost items, photos with a real-life Waldo, lots of raffle prizes, and a Waldo look-alike contest. Participants with a minimum of 20 stamps are eligible for the raffles. More »

MONDAY, JULY 31
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 »
 
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What Goes Up

What Goes Up

by Katie Kennedy | Hardcover, $17.99 »

"An exemplary blend of humor, adventure, and inter-dimensional space travel, Katie Kennedy's What Goes Up is a real jewel among sci-fi novels. It has an enthralling storyline and a diverse assembly of characters, and Kennedy was able to make the most out of both. The story was both interesting and action-packed, and her characters were extremely well-written. What Goes Up did not disappoint in the slightest."  —Danielle (13), B.I.T. reader
 
Far From the Tree

Far from the Tree: Young Adult Edition--How Children and Their Parents Learn to Accept One Another . . . Our Differences Unite Us

by Andrew Solomon, Laurie Calkhoven (Adapted by) | Hardcover, $18.99 »

"Far From the Tree in a nonfiction book that tells stories of children who have a unique identity from their parents such as deafness, dwarfism, transgender, child criminal, down syndrome, autism, schizophrenia, physical or mental disability, being a prodigy, or a child born of rape. Each of these different identities or characteristics of the children made them different from their parents which led to lots of challenges for their whole family. I am very privileged to have gotten the chance to read this book because it helped me to better appreciate those with disabilities or even just kids who are acting strange. This book is very touching and deep and I recommend it for anybody who wants a challenge or a change of heart."   —Ryanna (14), B.I.T. reader
 
The Apprentice Witch

The Apprentice Witch

by James Nicol | Hardcover, $16.99 »

"This book drew me in from page one. I'll be the first to admit that I'm a sucker for books with magic but this book is so much more. This book creates a complete world that I want to live in and explore, full of fun friendships and magical mysteries. If you like stories about overcoming challenges, hysterical accidents, and danger you will love this book! "  —Eric
 
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