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Tweens meet to discuss A Witch Alone by James Nicol Six-year old author Silas Stark presents his debut Um Land Join us for a holiday book swap with fellow teen book lovers
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Silas Stark: Um Land

PHOENIX | 1PM SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8

Um Land
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Six-year-old author Silas Stark shares his independently published debut.

Follow Silas along as he discovers Um Land for the first time and learns how to go to Um Land to deal with different, real-life situations. Um Land book is for kids (well, really all people) to learn what to do when they get mad, frustrated, sad, "or feel any other emotion that hurts inside." More »

ABOUT THE AUTHOR
"Hi - My name is Silas. I am 6 years old. I love jujitsu, reading, soccer, basketball, programming, and chess. I have nine members in my family - 6 people including myself plus a dog with one eye named Captain Jack, a Bata fish named Redeye, and my Nanny Genna who forces me to take showers and brush my teeth. I am home schooled. Home schooling is really not the right word for it because I am really not at home that much. I work outside, when I go skiing, in the car, or on my way to birthday parties. This freedom gives me the time to do things I love like writing stories! "
 
Best Kids' Books of 2018
Happy Holidays from the Changing Hands Kids' Team! Our children's book specialists have scoured the shelves to find the hottest books to hit the shelves in 2018. No more trying to cipher through thousands of titles trying to find the perfect book for your child. We're your one stop shop for all ages, whether they be a newborn, toddler, kid, teen, or even a kid-at-heart adult. This year, give the gift of turning pages. More »
 
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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 1
10am-12pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | PICTURES WITH THE GRINCH | Bring your camera and share a seat with Dr. Seuss' meanest and greenest creation, while a parent or friend (or bookseller) takes a holiday snapshot like no other. But be alert, in case Mr. Grinch tries to tip-toe away with your free treats while you're listening to How the Grinch Stole Christmas! You can also see the Grinch at Changing Hands Phoenix Saturday (12/8) and Sunday (12/9). More »
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ: A WITCH ALONE | PLUS CLUB READ TRIVIA BOWL | Join us for free pizza as we discuss James Nicol's A Witch Alone. We'll also be hosting our annual Club Read trivia bowl in both stores. Kids do NOT need to have read all 12 Club Read picks from this year in order to participate. 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 »

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 2 | HANUKKAH BEGINS AT SUNDOWN | HAPPY HANUKKAH!
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | HANUKKAH STORYTIME WITH TEMPLE EMANUEL | Please join Temple Emanuel of Tempe for a lively Hanukkah Story and Song Time! We'll read stories, sing songs, and spin the dreidel. You can even shop for some new books to take home with you, 15% of the proceeds will go towards the purchase of books for Temple Emanuel's libraries. More »
1-4pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | HOLIDAY CRAFTING BAZAAR | Bring the kids and join us for a Holiday Crafting Bazaar! Kids will hand-craft a variety of gifts to give to friends and family with one-on-one help from instructors. Parents are welcome to watch from our own First Draft Book Bar or browse for the duration of the workshop. Cost: $12 per child (ages 8-12). More »
6pm | PHOENIX | Changing Hands Phoenix closes early at 6pm.

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 6
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Tom Leveen shares songs and activities to promote movement and playtime with toddlers and infants. Sharing stories, songs, rhymes, and activities with your little one while learning how having fun with letters, words, math, and science will help prepare your child for reading success and support healthy brain development! Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursdays, December 13, 20, and 27. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, DECEMBER 8
10am-Noon | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME AND PICTURES WITH THE GRINCH | Bring your camera and share a seat with Dr. Seuss' meanest and greenest creation, while a parent or friend (or Changing Hands bookseller) takes a holiday snapshot like no other. But be alert, in case Mr. Grinch tries to tip-toe away with your free treats while you're listening to How the Grinch Stole Christmas! More »
1pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | SILAS STARK | UM LAND | Six-year-old author Silas Stark shares his independently published debut. Follow Silas along as he discovers Um Land for the first time and learns how to go to Um Land to deal with different, real-life situations. Um Land book is for kids (well, really all people) to learn what to do when they get mad, frustrated, sad, "or feel any other emotion that hurts inside." More »
3-4pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN HOLIDAY BOOK SWAP | Our Teen Book Swap is back! Teens are encouraged to bring a favorite book from home (or purchase a copy at Changing Hands) to swap with a fellow book lover. We'll talk about why we love the books we love, and afterwards participants can select a book to take home! Presented by our Teen Advisory Board (T.A.B.). More »

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 9
5-7pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | PICTURES WITH THE GRINCH | Pictures with Santa are a cool holiday need, but pictures with the Grinch are cooler indeed! Bring your camera and share a seat with Dr. Seuss' meanest and greenest creation, while a parent or friend (or Changing Hands bookseller) takes a holiday snapshot like no other. More »

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 13
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Tom Leveen shares songs and activities to promote movement and playtime with toddlers and infants. Sharing stories, songs, rhymes, and activities with your little one while learning how having fun with letters, words, math, and science will help prepare your child for reading success and support healthy brain development! Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursdays, December 20, and 27. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16 – MONDAY, DECEMBER 24
9am | TEMPE | Changing Hands Tempe opens early at 9am for the holidays.

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16
12-6pm | PHOENIX | HOLIDAY ARTISAN MARKET | Looking for truly one-of-a-kind gifts this holiday season? The 2018 Artisan Market at The Newton (home of Changing Hands Phoenix, Southern Rail Restaurant, and Southwest Gardener) features Arizona artists with 100% local handmade work. Featuring jewelry, ceramics, glass, metal, paint, fiber and more!

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Tom Leveen shares songs and activities to promote movement and playtime with toddlers and infants. Sharing stories, songs, rhymes, and activities with your little one while learning how having fun with letters, words, math, and science will help prepare your child for reading success and support healthy brain development! Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursday, December 27. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SUNDAY, DECEMBER 23
9am | PHOENIX / TEMPE | EARLY OPENING | Both locations of Changing Hands open early at 9am.

MONDAY, DECEMBER 24 | CHRISTMAS EVE
9am | TEMPE | EARLY OPENING | Changing Hands Tempe opens early at 9am for the holiday.
5pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | EARLY CLOSING | First Draft Book Bar and both locations of Changing Hands close early at 5pm to observe Christmas Eve.

TUESDAY, DECEMBER 25 | CHRISTMAS DAY
PHOENIX / TEMPE | CLOSED | First Draft Book Bar and both locations of Changing Hands are closed to observe the Christmas holiday. Merry Christmas!

WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 26 | KWANZAA BEGINS | HAPPY KWANZAA!

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Tom Leveen shares songs and activities to promote movement and playtime with toddlers and infants. Sharing stories, songs, rhymes, and activities with your little one while learning how having fun with letters, words, math, and science will help prepare your child for reading success and support healthy brain development! More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

MONDAY, DECEMBER 31 | NEW YEAR'S EVE
5pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | EARLY CLOSING | First Draft Book Bar and both locations of Changing Hands Bookstore close early at 5pm to observe the holiday.

TUESDAY, JANUARY 1 | NEW YEAR'S DAY
PHOENIX | CLOSED | First Draft Book Bar and Changing Hands Phoenix will be closed all day to observe the holiday.
Noon-9pm | TEMPE | CUSTOMER APPRECIATION NEW YEAR'S DAY SALE | Didn't get what you want for the holidays? Visit our annual Customer Appreciation Sale when virtually everything in the store is 25% off! Discount excludes online and special orders, reserved books, workshops and classes, and gift certificates. Because of this generous discount, we must suspend Readers' Club Stamps for the day. More »
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A Witch Alone

A Witch Alone (The Apprentice Witch #2)

by James Nicol | Hardcover, $17.99 »

Ever since Cass almost drowned (okay, she did drown, but she doesn't like to think about it), she can pull back the Veil that separates the living from the dead . . . and enter the world of spirits. Her best friend is even a ghost. So things are already pretty strange. But they're about to get much stranger. When Cass's parents start hosting a TV show about the world's most haunted places, the family heads off to Edinburgh, Scotland. Here, graveyards, castles, and secret passageways teem with restless phantoms. And when Cass meets a girl who shares her "gift," she realizes how much she still has to learn about the Veil -- and herself. And she'll have to learn fast. The city of ghosts is more dangerous than she ever imagined. #1 NYT bestselling author Victoria Schwab delivers a thrillingly spooky and action-packed tale of hauntings, history, mystery, and the bond between friends (even if that friend is a ghost . . .).

Club Read meets in both stores on Saturday, December 1, 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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