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Baby Time Bruce the Bear Costume Storytime Storytime with Dianne White
Babytime: activities to promote movement and playtime Club Read's August pick: Kheryn Callender's Hurricane Child Join us in Tempe for a special storytime with Dianne White
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Teens meet in Tempe to discuss And I Darken by Kiersten White We cohost a FREE Dig It gardening workshop for kids ages 5 and up! Join us for an interactive, family-friendly comedy show
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Storytime with Dianne White: Goodbye Brings Hello and Who Eats Orange?

TEMPE | 10AM SATURDAY, AUGUST 18

Goodbye Brings Hello
Dianne White
Who Eats Orange?
Join us for a special storytime with the award-winning author of Blue on Blue, who reads from her latest picture books.

About Goodbye Brings Hello: There are many ways of letting go. With each goodbye, a new hello. From being pushed on a swing to learning how to pump your legs yourself, from riding a beloved trike to mastering your first bike ride, from leaving the comforts of home behind to venturing forth on that first day of school, milestones are exciting but hard. They mean having to say goodbye to one moment in order to welcome the next. Honest and uplifting, this cheerfully illustrated ode to change gently empowers readers to brave life's milestones, both large and small.

About Who Eats Orange?: Who eats orange—a chicken? A bunny? A bear? Find out in this unique exploration of colors and animals' favorite foods. Animals eat a rainbow of different foods. Gorillas in the mountains eat green, octopi in the ocean eat red, and toucans in the canopy eat purple. Young animal enthusiasts will love digging into this lively journey around the world to explore the colorful diets of many animals, from the familiar to the exotic. More »
 
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THURSDAY, AUGUST 2
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. 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, August 9, 16, 23, and 30. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

FRIDAY, AUGUST 3
5-8pm | TEMPE | EDUCATORS' TEA | Teachers, educators, and librarians! Today we're celebrating your hard work with a 20% storewide discount all day long. We'll have mini tarot readings, happy hour and refreshments, chair massages, and more. A book representative will also offer an exclusive sneak peek at forthcoming buzz books for young readers! More »

SATURDAY, AUGUST 4
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: THE POKY LITTLE PUPPY | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with Little Golden Book character the Poky Little Puppy. More »
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | HURRICANE CHILD |
Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Kheryn Callender's Hurricane Child. Being born during a hurricane is unlucky, and twelve-year-old Caroline has had her share of bad luck lately. She's hated and bullied by everyone in her small school on St. Thomas of the US Virgin Islands, a spirit only she can see won't stop following her, and worst of all, Caroline's mother left home one day and never came back. But when a new student named Kalinda arrives, Caroline's luck begins to turn around. Kalinda, a solemn girl from Barbados with a special smile for everyone, becomes Caroline's first and only friend—and the person for whom Caroline has begun to develop a crush. Now Caroline must find the strength to confront her feelings for Kalinda, brave the spirit stalking her through the islands, and face the reason her mother abandoned her. Together, Caroline and Kalinda must set out in a hurricane to find Caroline's missing mother—before Caroline loses her forever. 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 »

THURSDAY, AUGUST 9
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. 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, August 16, 23, and 30. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, AUGUST 11
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: THE POKY LITTLE PUPPY | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with Little Golden Book character the Poky Little Puppy. More »

THURSDAY, AUGUST 16
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. 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, August 23, and 30. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

FRIDAY, AUGUST 17
5-8pm | PHOENIX | EDUCATORS' TEA | Teachers, educators, and librarians! Today we're celebrating your hard work with a 20% storewide discount all day. We'll have happy hour and refreshments, chair massages, and more. A book representative will offer an exclusive sneak peek at forthcoming buzz books for young readers. More »

SATURDAY, AUGUST 18
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH DIANNE WHITE | GOODBYE BRINGS HELLO AND WHO EATS ORANGE? | Join us for a special storytime with the award-winning author of Blue on Blue, who reads from her latest picture books. More »
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.)| AND I DARKEN | Teens meet to discuss Kiersten White's New York Times bestseller And I Darken. No one expects a princess to be brutal—and Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets. Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, who's expected to rule a nation, Radu feels that he's made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she's finally found someone worthy of her passion. But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against, and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point More ».

SUNDAY, AUGUST 19
10-11am | OFFSITE | FAMILY EVENT | DIG IT GARDENING WORKSHOP | "HOW DOES FOOD COME FROM DIRT?" | Changing Hands Phoenix is partnering with Dig It Urban Gardens for a summer series for kids ages 5 and up! One pop-up workshop per month, each with a different theme and featured book. Kids will make a seed bomb at the end of each session. Beat the heat with this family-friendly event and help develop your green thumb! Cost: FREE. Location: Dig It Gardens, 3015 N 16th St, Phoenix 85016. More »

MONDAY, AUGUST 20
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 »

THURSDAY, AUGUST 23
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. 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, August 30. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Interactive bilingual storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners. More »

THURSDAY, AUGUST 30
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. Baby Time gives your baby the opportunity to hear lots of language while you get to know other families with young children. More »
 
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The Book of Boy

Hurricane Child

by Kheryn Callender | Hardcover, $17.99 »

Being born during a hurricane is unlucky, and twelve-year-old Caroline has had her share of bad luck lately. She's hated and bullied by everyone in her small school on St. Thomas of the US Virgin Islands, a spirit only she can see won't stop following her, and worst of all, Caroline's mother left home one day and never came back. But when a new student named Kalinda arrives, Caroline's luck begins to turn around. Kalinda, a solemn girl from Barbados with a special smile for everyone, becomes Caroline's first and only friend—and the person for whom Caroline has begun to develop a crush. Now Caroline must find the strength to confront her feelings for Kalinda, brave the spirit stalking her through the islands, and face the reason her mother abandoned her. Together, Caroline and Kalinda must set out in a hurricane to find Caroline's missing mother—before Caroline loses her forever.

Club Read meets in both stores on Saturday, August 4, 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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And I Darken

And I Darken

by Kiersten White | Paperback, $10.99 »

No one expects a princess to be brutal—and Lada Dragwlya likes it that way. Ever since she and her gentle younger brother, Radu, were wrenched from their homeland of Wallachia and abandoned by their father to be raised in the Ottoman courts, Lada has known that being ruthless is the key to survival. She and Radu are doomed to act as pawns in a vicious game, an unseen sword hovering over their every move. For the lineage that makes them special also makes them targets.

Lada despises the Ottomans and bides her time, planning her vengeance for the day when she can return to Wallachia and claim her birthright. Radu longs only for a place where he feels safe. And when they meet Mehmed, the defiant and lonely son of the sultan, who's expected to rule a nation, Radu feels that he's made a true friend—and Lada wonders if she's finally found someone worthy of her passion.

But Mehmed is heir to the very empire that Lada has sworn to fight against, and that Radu now considers home. Together, Lada, Radu, and Mehmed form a toxic triangle that strains the bonds of love and loyalty to the breaking point.

T.A.B. meets in Tempe on Saturday, August 18, 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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