Changing Hands Bookstore: Events for Kids and Teens
Babytime: activities to promote movement and playtime Every Other Weekend Beyond Earth
Tweens meet at both stores to discuss Nic Stone's Clean Getaway Lisa McMann presents the fifth novel in The Unwanteds Quests series The Maricopa Audubon Society presents hands-on interactive fun for kids ages 6-12
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Drag Queen Storytime and Costume Storytime combine to bring you Love is Love storytime Debut YA author Adalyn Grace visits with her novel All the Stars and Teeth Teens meet in Tempe to discuss Life Is Short and Then You Die
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SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 1
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: ESTEBAN | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with Esteban the Magnificent! More »
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | CLEAN GETAWAY | Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Nic Stone's Clean Getaway, a middle-grade road-trip story through American race relations past and present, perfect for fans of Jacqueline Woodson and Jason Reynolds. 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, FEBRUARY 2
2pm | TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | LISA MCMANN | DRAGON FIRE (THE UNWANTEDS QUESTS #5) | The New York Times bestselling author presents the fifth novel in the bestselling sequel series to The Unwanteds, which Kirkus calls "The Hunger Games meets Harry Potter." For attendees only, Lisa is bringing an extra special secret gift exclusive to the Changing Hands event. More »

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 4
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. Also join us in Tempe at 10:15am on Tuesdays, February 18 and 25. More »

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

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | DRAG QUEEN STORYTIME AND COSTUME STORYTIME | LOVE IS LOVE | Drag Queen Storytime and Costume Storytime with Esteban the Magnificent combine to bring you Love is Love storytime! Nevaeh McKenzie, Sophia Sinclair, reigning Mister Phoenix Pride Gray Matter, and Esteban the Magnificent come together with books, crafts, and photos! Family of four tickets are available for a $5 donation benefiting the Phoenix Pride Scholarship. More »
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | BRING ON THE BIRDS | The Maricopa Audubon Society presents a morning of hands-on interactive fun for kids ages 6-12 and their families. Learn how to recognize the myriad feathered friends that live among—and above!—us, and why they matter so much. Attendees will identify common birds of Arizona, make a bird-inspired craft, and enjoy poetry, stories, and a visit by Liberty Wildlife Rescue, who will attend with a very special feathered guest. More »

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 10
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | ADALYN GRACE | ALL THE STARS AND TEETH | Adalyn Grace visits with her debut novel for young readers, All the Stars and Teeth. Set in a kingdom where danger lurks beneath the sea, mermaids seek vengeance with song, and magic is a choice, it's a thrilling fantasy for fans of Stephanie Garber’s Caraval and Sarah J. Maas’s Throne of Glass series. As princess of the island kingdom Visidia, Amora Montara has spent her entire life training to be High Animancer—the master of souls. The rest of the realm can choose their magic, but for Amora, it’s never been a choice. To secure her place as heir to the throne, she must prove her mastery of the monarchy’s dangerous soul magic. When her demonstration goes awry, Amora is forced to flee. She strikes a deal with Bastian, a mysterious pirate: he’ll help her prove she’s fit to rule, if she’ll help him reclaim his stolen magic. But sailing the kingdom holds more wonder—and more peril—than Amora anticipated. A destructive new magic is on the rise, and if Amora is to conquer it, she’ll need to face legendary monsters, cross paths with vengeful mermaids, and deal with a stowaway she never expected… or risk the fate of Visidia and lose the crown forever. More »

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME WITH SEÑORA LIBROS | Join us for interactive bilingual storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

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

FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 14 | HAPPY VALENTINE’S DAY

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 15
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | LIFE IS SHORT AND THEN YOU DIE | Teens meet to discuss Life Is Short and Then You Die, the Mystery Writers of America's first teen anthology, edited by #1 New York Times bestseller Kelley Armstrong. Adolescence is a time of “firsts.” First kiss. First love. First loss. First job. The first taste of adult responsibilities, and the first look at an independent life away from both the restrictions and the security of home. And in this case, a very different type of “first”—murder. This short story collection of murder mysteries adds a sinister spin to the joy and pain of firsts that have always been a major part of life, whether it be high school cliques who take the term “backstabbing” too seriously, stumbling upon a body on the way home from school, or receiving a Snapchat message that promises something deadly. Contributors include Barry Lyga, Caleb Roehrig, Emmy Laybourne, Jonathan Maberry, R.L. Stine, Rachel Vincent, Y.S. Lee, and more! More »

MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17
9:30am-4:30pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | WRITING WORKSHOP | SHOO FLIES BOOK CAMP | From the creators of the popular monthly reading series "Bar Flies" comes "Shoo Flies," a chance for teens to write and read their own true stories on stage—and hone personal essay writing skills for college essay season. This workshop will give participants a chance to brainstorm, write, workshop, revise, rehearse, and perform, all in a single day. Participants must be teens. No prior writing or performing experience is necessary. Drinks, snacks, and lunch will be provided by First Draft Book Bar. We’ll also provide plenty of instruction on everything from inspiration to writing to delivery from Bar Flies curators and contributors. Space is limited. Cost: $125 per person. Register online. More »

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 18
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. Also join us in Tempe at 10:15am on Tuesday, February 25. More »

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

TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 25
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27
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 »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
 
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Clean Getaway

Clean Getaway

by Nic Stone | Hardcover, $16.99 »
 

From New York Times bestselling author Nic Stone comes a middle-grade road-trip story through American race relations past and present, perfect for Black History Month and for fans of Jacqueline Woodson and Jason Reynolds.

How to Go on an Unplanned Road Trip with Your Grandma:

    Grab a Suitcase: Prepacked from the big spring break trip that got CANCELLED.

    Fasten Your Seatbelt: G'ma's never conventional, so this trip won't be either.

    Use the Green Book: G'ma's most treasured possession. It holds history, memories, and most important, the way home.

What Not to Bring:

    A Cell Phone: Avoid contact with Dad at all costs. Even when G'ma starts acting stranger than usual.

Set against the backdrop of the segregation history of the American South, take a trip with New York Times bestselling Nic Stone and an eleven-year-old boy who is about to discover that the world hasn't always been a welcoming place for kids like him, and things aren't always what they seem--his G'ma included. Real historical elements like the Green Book, the subject and namesake of the recent Oscar winning film, make this an educational and powerful read.

Club Read meets in both stores on Saturday, February 1, 2020 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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Life Is Short and Then You Die

Life Is Short and Then You Die

by Kelley Armstrong (Editor) | Hardcover, $17.99 »
 

Life Is Short and Then You Die is the Mystery Writers of America's first teen anthology, edited by #1 New York Times bestselling author Kelley Armstrong.

Adolescence is a time of “firsts.” First kiss. First love. First loss. First job. The first taste of adult responsibilities, and the first look at an independent life away from both the restrictions and the security of home.

And in this case, a very different type of “first:” murder.

This short story collection of murder mysteries adds a sinister spin to the joy and pain of firsts that have always been a major part of life, whether it be high school cliques who take the term “backstabbing” too seriously, stumbling upon a body on the way home from school, or receiving a Snapchat message that promises something deadly.

Contributors include Barry Lyga, Caleb Roehrig, Emmy Laybourne, Jonathan Maberry, R.L. Stine, Rachel Vincent, Y.S. Lee, and more!

T.A.B. meets in Tempe on Saturday, February 15, 2020 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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