Changing Hands Bookstore: Events for Kids and Teens
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Babytime: activities to promote movement and playtime Join us in Phoenix for "New Year, New Read," a Drag Queen Storytime Tweens meet to discuss Lena Coakley's Wicked Nix
Even If I Fall The Taco Stand Slayer
Abigail Johnson discusses her latest with Aprilynne Pike Someburros owner Tim Vasquez shares his debut picture book Kiersten White presents Slayer, the first in a brand-new series
Echo North TAB The Gilded Wolves
Joanna Ruth Meyer discusses Echo North with Laura Weymouth Teens meet to discuss Beth Revis's Give the Dark My Love Bestselling author Roshani Chokshi visits Tempe with her latest
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coming next month FAMILY EVENT

New Year, New Read, a Drag Queen Storytime

PHOENIX | 10AM SATURDAY, JANUARY 5

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Changing Hands is excited to partner with Miss Gay Arizona America 2015, Nevaeh McKenzie, to bring you "New Year, New Read," a Drag Queen Storytime, featuring Former Phoenix Pride's Deejay Galaxy Broadway and Former Empress to the Imperial Court of AZ, Sophia Sinclair!

Children and adults are invited to come together for activities promoting inclusivity and love. Join us for stories, arts and crafts, and brunch hosted by Southern Rail. Proceeds from donations will benefit One-N-Ten. More »
 
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 3
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, January 10, 17. 24, and 31. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, JANUARY 5
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: PETE THE CAT | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with popular children's book character Pete the Cat.
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | NEW YEAR, NEW READ, A DRAG QUEEN STORYTIME | Changing Hands is excited to partner with Nevaeh McKenzie, Miss Gay Arizona America 2015, to bring you the family-friendly "New Year, New Read." It's a Drag Queen Storytime also featuring Dee Jae Galaxy-Broadway (former Mister Phoenix Pride) and Sophia Sinclair (former Empress to the Imperial Court of AZ)! Children and adults are invited to come together for activities promoting inclusiveness and love. Join us for stories, arts and crafts, and brunch hosted by Southern Rail Restaurant. $5 donation per family of four (does NOT include brunch). All donations benefit One-N-Ten. Registration online. More »
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | WICKED NIX | Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Lena Coakley's Wicked Nix, a visually stunning middle-grade classic in the making about Wicked Nix, the foulest of the fairies. Mischievous woodland fairy Nix is up to no good. His beloved fairy queen has gone away, leaving him with a very important job: He must protect the forest from a most dangerous enemy—humans. When a determined invader trespasses on his territory, Nix's skills are put to the test as he invents several wicked tricks to chase the sorry fellow away. But when his efforts don't go quite according to plan, it becomes clear that this intruder—and this sprite—may not be at all what they seem. 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, JANUARY 8
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | ABIGAIL JOHNSON | EVEN IF I FALL | IN CONVERSATION WITH APRILYNNE PIKE (GLITTER)| The local author shares her third YA novel. Brooke and Heath should never have become friends, let alone fallen in love. A year ago, Brooke Covington lost everything when her beloved older brother, Jason, confessed to the murder of his best friend, Calvin. Brooke and her family became social pariahs, broken and unable to console one another. Brooke's only solace remains the ice-skating rink where she works, but she no longer lets herself dream about a future skating professionally. When Brooke encounters Calvin's younger brother, Heath, on the side of the road and offers him a ride, everything changes. She needs someone to talk to . . . and so does Heath. No one else understands what it's like. Her brother, alive but gone; his brother, dead but everywhere. Soon, they're meeting in secret, despite knowing that both families would be horrified if they found out. In the place of his anger and her guilt, something frighteningly tender begins to develop, drawing them ever closer together. But when a new secret comes out about the murder, Brooke has to choose whose pain she's willing to live with—her family's or Heath's. Because she can't heal one without hurting the other. In conversation with fellow YA author Aprilynne Pike. More »

THURSDAY, JANUARY 10
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, January 17, 24, and 31. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, JANUARY 12
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: PETE THE CAT | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with popular children's book character Pete the Cat.
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | TIM VASQUEZ | THE TACO STAND | Local author Tim Vasquez, owner and operator of his family's restaurants Someburros and Isabel's Amor, shares his debut children' s book, a story of hard work and love of family. Vasquez explores what happens when Isabel, known throughout Phoenix for her sensational, crave-able tacos, gets an offer to take her tacos mainstream and open a franchise—but the offer comes at the expense of time with family. As Isabel mulls her options and debates how much family time is truly worth, young readers will develop a better understanding of the fact that there are some things in life you simply can't put a price on. More »
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | KIERSTEN WHITE | SLAYER | New York Times bestselling author Kiersten White presents the first in a brand-new series set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer that introduces a new Slayer as she grapples with the responsibility of managing incredible powers that she's just beginning to understand. Into every generation a Slayer is born... Nina and her twin sister, Artemis, are far from normal. It's hard to be when you grow up at the Watcher's Academy, which is a bit different from your average boarding school. Here teens are trained as guides for Slayers—girls gifted with supernatural strength to fight the forces of darkness. But while Nina's mother is a prominent member of the Watcher's Council, Nina has never embraced the violent Watcher lifestyle. Instead she follows her instincts to heal, carving out a place for herself as the school medic. Until the day Nina's life changes forever. Thanks to Buffy, the famous (and infamous) Slayer that Nina's father died protecting, Nina is not only the newest Chosen One—she's the last Slayer, ever. Period. As Nina hones her skills with her Watcher-in-training, Leo, there's plenty to keep her occupied: a monster fighting ring, a demon who eats happiness, a shadowy figure that keeps popping up in Nina's dreams. But it's not until bodies start turning up that Nina's new powers will truly be tested—because someone she loves might be next. One thing is clear: Being Chosen is easy. Making choices is hard. More »

THURSDAY, JANUARY 17
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, January 24 and 31. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | JOANNA RUTH MEYER | ECHO NORTH | IN CONVERSATION WITH LAURA WEYMOUTH (THE LIGHT BETWEEN WORLDS) | The local author discusses her second novel, Echo North. Echo Alkaev's world falls apart when her father leaves for the city and mysteriously disappears. Believing he is lost forever, Echo is shocked to find him half-frozen in the winter forest six months later, guarded by a strange talking wolf. The wolf presents Echo with an offer: for her to come and live with him for a year. But there is more to the wolf than Echo realizes. In his enchanted house beneath a mountain, Echo discovers centuries-old secrets, a magical library full of books-turned-mirrors, and a young man named Hal who is trapped inside of them. As the year ticks by, Echo must solve the mystery of the wolf's enchantment before her time is up—otherwise Echo, the wolf, and Hal will be lost forever. More »

SATURDAY, JANUARY 19
2pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | SARA ELLA, NADINE BRANDES, MARY WEBER, AND BETH REVIS IN CONVERSATION WITH ASHLEY TOWNSEND | Join YA authors Sara Ella, Nadine Brandes, Mary Weber, and Beth Revis for a panel discussion with fellow YA author Ashley Townsend as they discuss their latest books. More »
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | GIVE THE DARK MY LOVE | Teens meet to discuss Beth Revis's epic fantasy Give the Dark My Love, about a young alchemist who turns to dark magic when a deadly plague sweeps through her homeland. Seventeen-year-old Nedra Brysstain leaves her home in the rural, northern territories of Lunar Island to attend the prestigious Yugen Academy with only one goal in mind: master the trade of medicinal alchemy. A scholarship student matriculating with the children of Lunar Island's wealthiest and most powerful families, Nedra doesn't quite fit in with the other kids at Yugen. Until she meets Greggori "Grey" Astor. Grey is immediately taken by the brilliant and stubborn Nedra, who he notices is especially invested in her studies. And that's for a good reason: a deadly plague has been sweeping through the north, and it's making its way toward the cities. With her family's life—and the lives of all of Lunar Island's citizens—on the line, Nedra is determined to find a cure for the plague. Grey and Nedra grow close, but as the sickness spreads and the body count rises, Nedra becomes desperate to find a cure. Soon she finds herself diving into alchemy's most dangerous corners. And when she turns to the most forbidden practice of all, necromancy, even Grey might not be able to pull her from the darkness. More »

THURSDAY, JANUARY 24
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, January 31. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Interactive bilingual storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners. More »
6:30-8:30pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | WRITING WORKSHOP WITH AMY SILVERMAN | "SHOO FLIES PAGE TO STAGE" | 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. Led by Bar Flies curators and contributors, this workshop will give participants a chance to brainstorm, write, workshop, revise, rehearse and perform. Students must be teens; no prior writing or performing experience is necessary. Cost: $100 per person (+ fees), for four sessions: 6:30-8:30pm Thursdays, January 24, 31, and February 7 and 21. Registration online. More »
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | ROSHANI CHOKSHI | THE GILDED WOLVES | The New York Times bestselling author of The Star-Touched Queen and A Crown of Wishes presents her latest, a novel set in Paris during a time of extraordinary change—one that is full of mystery, decadence, and dangerous desires. 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. More »

THURSDAY, JANUARY 31
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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Wicked Nix

Wicked Nix

by Lena Coakley | Hardcover, $17.99 »

Mischievous woodland fairy Nix is up to no good. His beloved fairy queen has gone away, leaving him with a very important job: He must protect the forest from a most dangerous enemy—humans. When a determined invader trespasses on his territory, Nix's skills are put to the test as he invents several wicked tricks to chase the sorry fellow away. But when his efforts don't go quite according to plan, it becomes clear that this intruder—and this sprite—may not be at all what they seem. This gorgeous new fairytale by acclaimed author Lena Coakley, with illustrations by rising illustration star Jaime Zollars, explores the timeless bonds of family and the joy of finding home in unexpected places.

Club Read meets in both stores on Saturday, January 5, 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 Last Namsara

Give the Dark My Love

by Beth Revis | Hardcover, $17.99 »

In the beginning, there was the Namsara: the child of sky and spirit, who carried love and laughter wherever he went. But where there is light, there must be darkness--and so there was also the Iskari. The child of blood and moonlight. The destroyer. The death-bringer. These are the legends that Asha, daughter of the king of Firgaard, has grown up learning in hushed whispers, drawn to the forbidden figures of the past. But it isn't until she becomes the fiercest, most feared dragon slayer in the land that she takes on the role of the next Iskari--a lonely destiny that leaves her feeling more like a weapon than a girl. Asha conquers each dragon and brings its head to the king, but no kill can free her from the shackles that await at home: her betrothal to the cruel commandant, a man who holds the truth about her nature in his palm. When she's offered the chance to gain her freedom in exchange for the life of the most powerful dragon in Firgaard, she finds that there may be more truth to the ancient stories than she ever could have expected. With the help of a secret friend--a slave boy from her betrothed's household--Asha must shed the layers of her Iskari bondage and open her heart to love, light, and a truth that has been kept from her.

T.A.B. meets in Tempe on Saturday, January 19, 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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