Changing Hands Bookstore: Events for Kids and Teens
Babytime: activities to promote movement and playtime Every Other Weekend Beyond Earth
Babytime: activities to promote movement and playtime Abigail Johnson discusses her latest with Suzanne Young Joanna Ruth Meyer and Charlie Holmberg discuss their novels
Chosen Infinity Son Off Script
Kiersten White shares Chosen in conversation with Alexandra Bracken Adam Silvera visits Tempe with his latest YA novel Infinity Son Young adult author Kate Watson shares her latest novel Off Script
Race to the Sun Conference of the Birds Burp
Rebecca Roanhorse visits with her debut Rick Riordan Presents middle grade novel Ransom Riggs presents The Conference of the Birds sequel to Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children Rodo Sofranac shares Saved by the Burp: Rogilla Gorilla and the Great Escape
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THURSDAY, JANUARY 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, January 9, 16, 23, and 30. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, JANUARY 4
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: CLIFFORD | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with Clifford the Big Red Dog!
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | EVENTOWN | Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Corey Ann Haydu’s Eventown. 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 7
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, January 21 and 28. More »

THURSDAY, JANUARY 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, January 16, 23, and 30. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | ABIGAIL JOHNSON IN CONVERSATION WITH SUZANNE YOUNG | EVERY OTHER WEEKEND | The local author discusses her latest novel with YA author Suzanne Young (Girls with Sharp Sticks). Forced to spend every other weekend in the same apartment building, the boy who thinks forgiveness makes him weak and the girl who thinks love is for fools begin an unlikely friendship. The weekends he dreaded and she endured soon become the best part of their lives. But when one’s life begins to mend while the other’s spirals out of control, they realize that falling in love while surrounded by its demise means nothing is ever guaranteed. More »

SATURDAY, JANUARY 11
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: CLIFFORD | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with Clifford the Big Red Dog!

TUESDAY, JANUARY 14
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME WITH SEÑORA LIBROS | Join us for interactive bilingual storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | JOANNA RUTH MEYER (BEYOND THE SHADOWED EARTH) AND CHARLIE HOLMBERG (THE WILL AND THE WILDS) | YA authors Joanna Ruth Meyer and Charlie Holmberg visit Tempe to celebrate the release of their latest novels. Moderated by YA author Hanna Howard. More »

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

SATURDAY, JANUARY 18
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | THIRTEEN DOORWAYS, WOLVES BEHIND THEM ALL | Teens meet to discuss Laura Ruby’s Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All, the story of two young women—one living, one dead—dealing with loss, desire, and the fragility of the American dream during WWII. More »
4pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | KIERSTEN WHITE IN CONVERSATION WITH ALEXANDRA BRACKEN | CHOSEN | Kiersten White discusses the second novel in her bestselling series set in the world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, in conversation with YA author Alexandra Bracken. More »

MONDAY, JANUARY 20
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | ADAM SILVERA | INFINITY SON | Adam Silvera, bestselling author of They Both Die at the End, shares his latest YA novel, a fast-paced adventure about two brothers caught up in a magical war generations in the making. More »

TUESDAY, JANUARY 21
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, January 28. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | TWEEN EVENT | REBECCA ROANHORSE | RACE TO THE SUN | Rebecca Roanhorse presents her debut "Rick Riordan Presents" middle grade novel. Lately, seventh grader Nizhoni Begay has been able to detect monsters, like that man in the fancy suit who was in the bleachers at her basketball game. Turns out he's Mr. Charles, her dad's new boss, and he's alarmingly interested in Nizhoni and her brother, Mac, their Navajo heritage, and the legend of the Hero Twins. Nizhoni knows he's a threat, but her father won't believe her. When Dad disappears the next day, leaving a message that says "Run!", the siblings and Nizhoni's best friend are thrust into a rescue mission that can only be accomplished with the help of Diné Holy People, all disguised as quirky characters. More »
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | KATE WATSON IN CONVERSATION WITH ABIGAIL JOHNSON | OFF SCRIPT | Kate Watson shares her latest YA novel, in conversation with local YA author Abigail Johnson. Emma gets a Hollywood-tinged, feminist update in this funny and fierce retelling of Austen’s classic about a well-intentioned but tragically misguided matchmaker. More »

THURSDAY, JANUARY 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, January 30. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

FRIDAY, JANUARY 24
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | RANSOM RIGGS | THE CONFERENCE OF THE BIRDS | Bestselling author Ransom Riggs presents The Conference of the Birds, the sequel to his #1 New York Times bestselling blockbuster series Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. An instant bestseller, A Map of Days launched readers into the previously unexplored world of American peculiars, one bursting with new questions, new allies, and new adversaries. Now, with enemies behind him and the unknown ahead, Jacob Portman’s story continues as he takes a brave leap forward into The Conference of the Birds. More »

SATURDAY, JANUARY 25
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | RODO SOFRANAC | SAVED BY THE BURP | Local author Rodo Sofranac presents his latest book for young readers, Saved by the Burp: Rogilla Gorilla and the Great Escape. Rodo will also bring Rowen, Rojo, Polly and the Peaputts, and other characters from his books to read, discuss, and, according to Rodo, “maybe even act out the stories from these fun books.” More »

TUESDAY, JANUARY 28
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

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

Eventown

by Corey Ann Haydu | Hardcover, $16.99 »
 

The world tilted for Elodee this year, and now it’s impossible for her to be the same as she was before. Not when her feelings have such a strong grip on her heart. Not when she and her twin sister, Naomi, seem to be drifting apart. So when Elodee’s mom gets a new job in Eventown, moving seems like it might just fix everything.

Indeed, life in Eventown is comforting and exciting all at once. Their kitchen comes with a box of recipes for Elodee to try. Everyone takes the scenic way to school or work—past rows of rosebushes and unexpected waterfalls. On blueberry-picking field trips, every berry is perfectly ripe.

Sure, there are a few odd rules, and the houses all look exactly alike, but it’s easy enough to explain—until Elodee realizes that there are only three ice cream flavors in Eventown. Ever. And they play only one song in music class. Everything may be “even” in Eventown, but is there a price to pay for perfection—and pretending?

Club Read meets in both stores on Saturday, January 4, 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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Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All

Thirteen Doorways, Wolves Behind Them All

by Laura Ruby | Hardcover, $17.99 »
 

When Frankie’s mother died and her father left her and her siblings at an orphanage in Chicago, it was supposed to be only temporary—just long enough for him to get back on his feet and be able to provide for them once again. That’s why Frankie's not prepared for the day that he arrives for his weekend visit with a new woman on his arm and out-of-state train tickets in his pocket.

Now Frankie and her sister, Toni, are abandoned alongside so many other orphans—two young, unwanted women doing everything they can to survive.

And as the embers of the Great Depression are kindled into the fires of World War II, and the shadows of injustice, poverty, and death walk the streets in broad daylight, it will be up to Frankie to find something worth holding on to in the ruins of this shattered America—every minute of every day spent wondering if the life she's able to carve out will be enough.

I will admit I do not know the answer. But I will be watching, waiting to find out.

That’s what ghosts do.

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