Changing Hands Bookstore: Events for Kids and Teens
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YA author A. S. King visits Tempe and signs copies of her latest Neil Patrick Harris presents the latest in his Magic Misfits series Tweens meet at both stores to discuss The Song from Somewhere Else
StacyPlays How to make friends with the dark Chelsea Clinton
Meet and Greet booksigning with Youtuber StacyPlays Kathleen Glasgow (Girl in Pieces) shares her latest YA novel The Phoenix Zoo and Changing Hands present Chelsea Clinton
Kwame Alexander TAB Return to the Wilds
Kwame Alexander discusses his two middle grade novels Teens meet at the Tempe store to discuss The Gilded Wolves Cindy C. signs copies of her independently published YA novel
Mustache Baby Illustrators show Lovestruck
Join us for Drag Queen Storytime with special guest Michelle Tea We feature five local illustrators to celebrate Children's Book Week Author Kate Watson shares her latest YA novel Lovestruck
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Tempe Storytimes

TEMPE | 10:15AM TUESDAYS, APRIL 2, 9, 16, 23, AND 30

Storytime
Changing Hands Tempe proudly announces interactive storytimes for preschoolers and kindergarteners every Tuesday in March!

Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. We'll read picture books, sing songs, play games, and learn together that books bring communities—and kids!—together. Children's specialist Tom Leveen leads this new storytime at the Tempe location.

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Neil Patrick Harris: The Magic Misfits: The Second Story

OFFSITE | 7PM THURSDAY, APRIL 4

The Magic Misfits
Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris presents the magical second book in his New York Times bestselling Magic Misfits series.

Growing up in an orphanage, Leila was bullied for being different. She turned her hardship into skill by becoming an escape artist--a valuable trait when you belong to a group of magical best friends. But when a famous psychic comes to town, Leila and her pals can't escape the big mystery heading their way. Whether chasing mad monkeys or banishing ghosts from haunted hotels, these six friends will do their best to keep their home of Mineral Wells safe--but can they protect themselves?

Join the Magic Misfits as they discover adventure, friendship, and more than a few hidden secrets in this delightful new series. Whether you're a long-time expert at illusion or simply a new fan of stage magic, hold onto your top hat! More »
 
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TUESDAY, APRIL 2
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
6:30pm | PHOENIX | RAMBUNCTIOUS PRESS READING AND SIGNING |
Student writers celebrate the launch of online literary art journal Rambunctious Press, with student musical and poetic performances. Rambunctious Press is the online Literary Arts Journal for the students of The Leona Group, a network of charter elementary, middle and high schools from across the nation. More »

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | A. S. KING | DIG | A. S. King presents her latest novel, a surreal and searing dive into the tangled secrets of a wealthy white family in suburban Pennsylvania and the terrible cost the family's children pay to maintain the family name. With her inimitable surrealism and insight into teenage experience, A.S. King explores how a corrosive culture of polite, affluent white supremacy tears a family apart—and how one determined generation can save themselves. More »

THURSDAY, APRIL 4
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books, and playtime in each lively session with Mr. Tom. Baby Time gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursdays, April 11, 18, and 25. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | OFFSITE | TWEEN EVENT | NEIL PATRICK HARRIS | THE MAGIC MISFITS: THE SECOND STORY | Award-winning actor Neil Patrick Harris presents the magical second book in his New York Times bestselling Magic Misfits series. Growing up in an orphanage, Leila was bullied for being different. She turned her hardship into skill by becoming an escape artist—a valuable trait when you belong to a group of magical best friends. But when a famous psychic comes to town, Leila and her pals can't escape the big mystery heading their way. Join the Magic Misfits as they discover adventure, friendship, and more than a few hidden secrets in this delightful new series. Whether you're a long-time expert at illusion or simply a new fan of stage magic, hold onto your top hat! Ticket packages available online. More »

SATURDAY, APRIL 6
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: CORDUROY | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with the classic children's book character Corduroy the bear.
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | THE SONG FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE | Join us for free pizza as we discuss A.F. Harrold's The Song From Somewhere Else. 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 9
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | MEET AND GREET PHOTO-OP WITH STACYPLAYS | WILD RESCUERS: ESCAPE TO THE MESA | YouTube gamer StacyPlays signs copies of the sequel to her Minecraft-inspired adventure novel about a girl raised by wolves. Stacy would do anything to protect the Taiga, where she lives with the pack of intelligent wolves who raised her. But when humans start to encroach on their forest, their only choice is escape to a place no Arctic wolf has gone before: the desert. The Mesa, with its canyons, snakes, and coyotes, will be like nothing the pack has ever seen. Even in this unfamiliar territory, Stacy is determined to rescue animals in need. But as she and her wolves face new dangers and old secrets, Stacy can't help but wonder—where does she truly belong? Tickets available online. More »

THURSDAY, APRIL 11
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books, and playtime in each lively session with Mr. Tom. Baby Time gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursdays, April 18 and 25. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | KATHLEEN GLASGOW | HOW TO MAKE FRIENDS WITH THE DARK | The New York Times bestselling author of Girl in Pieces shares her second novel, about love and loss and learning how to continue when it feels like you're surrounded by darkness. More »

SATURDAY, APRIL 13
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: CORDUROY | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with the classic children's book character Corduroy the bear.
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | APRENDE MIDDLE SCHOOL: ONCE UPON A MATTRESS DRAMA CLUB | The Jaguar Players, an after school drama club for 6th-8th graders at Aprende Middle School in the Kyrene School District, will be reading The Princess and the Pea and then perform excerpts from their upcoming production of Once Upon a Mattress. The musical tells the true story behind the Princess and the Pea. Songs will include "Many Moons Ago," "Shy," and "Happily Ever After." The cast will be in costume and available to take pictures. More »

TUESDAY, APRIL 16
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | TWEEN EVENT | KWAME ALEXANDER | BOOKED AND THE CROSSOVER | IN CONVERSATION WITH RANDY PRESTON |
The New York Times bestselling author discusses his two middle-grade novels, now out in paperback, with his friend, singer and songwriter, Randy Preston. More »

THURSDAY, APRIL 18
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books, and playtime in each lively session with Mr. Tom. Baby Time gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursday, April 25. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

FRIDAY, APRIL 19 | GOOD FRIDAY AND HAPPY PASSOVER!

SATURDAY, APRIL 20
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | THE GILDED WOLVES | Teens meet to discuss Roshani Chokshi's The Gilded Wolves—a novel set in Paris during a time of extraordinary change—one that is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous desires. More »
4pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | CINDY C. | RETURN TO THE WILDS | Former environmental reporter and Forest Service Ranger Cindy C. discusses and signs her independently published YA novel Return to the Wilds. This dystopian fantasy envisions a Southwest megalopolis, a mysterious keeper, and some savvy tweens sent on a perilous mission to save remnant "Wilds" from an insidious plot. More »

SUNDAY, APRIL 21 | HAPPY EASTER!

TUESDAY, APRIL 23
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

THURSDAY, APRIL 25
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Babies (accompanied by a favorite adult) enjoy songs, activities to promote movement, rhymes, books, and playtime in each lively session with Mr. Tom. Baby Time gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Interactive bilingual storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, APRIL 27
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. More »
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | DRAG QUEEN STORYTIME | Changing Hands is proud to partner with Nevaeh McKenzie (Miss Gay Arizona America 2015) to bring you Drag Queen Storytime featuring Deejay Galaxy Broadway, Sophia Sinclair, and special guest Michelle Tea, founder of Drag Queen Story Hour. Tea will read and sign her new picture book Astro Baby! Join us for stories, arts, and crafts promoting inclusiveness and love. Ticket packages available online. All donations benefit Phoenix Pride Scholarship. More »
11am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | THE ART OF STORY: ILLUSTRATORS OF SCBWI ARIZONA | To celebrate Indie Bookstore Day and the launch of Children's Book Week, Changing Hands has partnered with The Newton—home of our Phoenix store and First Draft Book Bar—to feature artwork from five local illustrators: Lynne Avril (Amelia Bedelia: Under the Weather), Molly Idle (Pearl), Stevie Lewis (Lost in the Library), Juana Martinez Neal (Babymoon), and Mikela Prevost (Let's Have a Dog Party). More »

TUESDAY, APRIL 30
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | KATE WATSON | LOVESTRUCK | Young adult author Kate Watson shares her latest novel. Sixteen-year-old cupid-in-training Kali is in an Olympus-sized mountain of trouble. Rule number one in arrow-toting matchmaking: don't stick yourself. But accidents happen, and Kali instantly falls hard for her indie rock, bass-playing target, Benicio. To reclaim her heart and her destiny, Kali is left with no choice but to defy the Gods, tempt the Fates, date the mortal love of her life, and hope she doesn't lose her best friend, Hector, in the process. More »
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The Song From Somewhere Else

The Song From Somewhere Else

by A.F. Harrold | Hardcover, $16.99 »

Frank thought her summer couldn't get any worse--until big, weird, smelly Nick Underbridge rescues her from a bully, and she winds up at his house.

Frank quickly realizes there's more to Nick than meets the eye. When she's at his house, she hears the strangest, most beautiful music, music which leads her to a mysterious, hidden door. Beyond the door are amazing creatures that she never even dreamed could be real. For the first time in forever, Frank feels happy . . . and she and Nick start to become friends.

But Nick's incredible secrets are also accompanied by great danger. Frank must figure out how to help her new friend, the same way that he has helped her.

Paired with gorgeous black-and-white illustrations from Levi Pinfold, acclaimed author A. F. Harrold weaves a powerful story about unlikely friendship, strange magic, and keeping the shadows at bay.

Club Read meets in both stores on Saturday, April 6, 2019 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 Gilded Wolves

The Gilded Wolves

by Roshani Chokshi | Hardcover, $18.99 »

It's 1889. The city is on the cusp of industry and power, and the Exposition Universelle has breathed new life into the streets and dredged up ancient secrets. Here, no one keeps tabs on dark truths better than treasure-hunter and wealthy hotelier Séverin Montagnet-Alarie. When the elite, ever-powerful Order of Babel coerces him to help them on a mission, Séverin is offered a treasure that he never imagined: his true inheritance.

To hunt down the ancient artifact the Order seeks, Séverin calls upon a band of unlikely experts: An engineer with a debt to pay. A historian banished from his home. A dancer with a sinister past. And a brother in arms if not blood.

Together, they will join Séverin as he explores the dark, glittering heart of Paris. What they find might change the course of history—but only if they can stay alive.

T.A.B. meets in Tempe on Saturday, April 20, 2019 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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