Changing Hands Bookstore: Events for Kids and Teens
Kids Harry Potter Party

Kids' Harry Potter Parties

SATURDAY, JULY 28
2-4PM IN TEMPE | 5-7PM IN PHOENIX

Attention muggles, wizards, and witches! Join us for our third annual Kids' Harry Potter Parties.

Pack your robes and wand for our 2018 Kids' Harry Potter Parties! Which Harry Potter character are you? Are you prefect material? Or Quidditch team captain? Test your skill at History of Magic, Charms, Potions, and more with games, activities and crafts. Earn galleons to spend at our pop-up Honeydukes. Wizards who pass their end-of-term report will earn an exclusive collectible 2018 button.

TEMPE WIZARDS MEET FROM 2-4pm More »
PHOENIX WIZARDS MEET FROM 5-7pm More »
Baby Time Bruce the Bear Costume Storytime Are You Scared Darth Vader?
Babytime: activities to promote movement and playtime Join us in Tempe for storytime with Bruce the Bear Adam Rex shares his picture book Are You Scared, Darth Vader?
Club Read Summer Reading Road Trip PLAY Art and Yoga
Club Read's July pick: Jane Kerr's The Elephant Thief Bring the kids! The Scholastic Road Trip RV stops by Tempe Parents and kids learn yoga in this three-part workshop from 10-11am
Bruce the Bear Costume Storytime Off the Cuff TAB
Join us in Phoenix for storytime with Bruce the Bear Join us for an interactive, family-friendly comedy show Teens meet in Tempe to discuss Children of Blood and Bone
Harry Potter Party Dig It Workshop Where's Waldo Party
Join us in Tempe and Phoenix for our annual Harry Potter parties We host a FREE Dig It gardening workshop for kids ages 5 and up! Join us for an end-of-hunt party at both store locations
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Adam Rex: Are You Scared, Darth Vader?

PHOENIX | 11AM SATURDAY, JULY 7

Are You Scared Darth Vader?
The New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich presents his latest picture book centered on the iconic Darth Vader.

It's midnight and the moon is full, but Darth Vader isn't scared.
OF COURSE I AM NOT SCARED.
Nothing can scare Lord Vader
CORRECT.
Not monsters or witches or ghosts, and especially not the dark.
So what is Darth Vader scared of?
Read on in Adam Rex's hilarious and spooky Star Wars tale to find out!
YOU WILL LEARN NOTHING.

Members of the 501st Legion are attending in costume. Children of all ages are encouraged to dress up in their favorite Star Wars or non-Star Wars costumes.
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ALL MONTH
PHOENIX / TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | FIND WALDO LOCAL | Join us in a month-long scavenger hunt to find Waldo in 25 participating local Phoenix and Tempe businesses. Get your "passport" at either Changing Hands location and get it stamped when you find the Waldo standee in each store. Earn enough stamps and win prizes! More »

WEDNESDAY, JULY 4 | HAPPY FOURTH OF JULY!
5pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | EARLY CLOSING | First Draft Book Bar and both locations of Changing Hands close early at 5pm to observe the holiday.

THURSDAY, JULY 5
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, July 12, 19, and 26. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, JULY 7
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: BRUCE THE BEAR | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with the popular children's book character Bruce the Bear, from the bestselling Mother Bruce series by Ryan T. Higgins. More »
11am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | ADAM REX | ARE YOU SCARED, DARTH VADER? |
The New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of The True Meaning of Smekday and Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich presents his latest picture book centered on the iconic Darth Vader. More »
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | THE ELEPHANT THIEF |
Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Jane Kerr's The Elephant Thief. When young pickpocket Danny accidentally buys an elephant at an auction, he finds himself swept up on an unforgettable adventure. Offered a job by a zookeeper, all he has to do is ride Maharajah from Edinburgh to Manchester in one week. Everyone in the country is watching, even the Queen, but the journey soon proves to be filled with drama and danger. A rival zookeeper will stop at nothing to make sure they fail, and soon Danny's shady connections from his past threaten to overturn the mission . . . 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, JULY 8
2-4pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | SCHOLASTIC SUMMER READING ROAD TRIP | Bring the kids! The Scholastic Road Trip RV is touring the country with their favorite authors, illustrators, and characters—and we've got them! Attending authors include: Sandra Markel, Stephen Savage, and Tracey West. Take your picture with Clifford, Geronimo Stilton and Dog Man. You'll also enjoy activity stations, giveaways, free treats, and more. More »

TUESDAY, JULY 10
10:15-11:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | PLAY ART AND YOGA WORKSHOP | Discover mindfulness skills that you and your child can learn and share to create happiness, comfort, and fun through art and yoga classes. Parents and kids will learn different yoga poses based on each week's theme and do a coordinating art project. Cost: $15 for each parent/child unit for three sessions, July 10, 17, and 24. Ideal for ages 2-5 years. Parents are invited to bring yoga mats as they will be provided for children only. $5 for each additional child. Register at 602.274.0067 or online. Drop in fee for an adult and child is $5 per session, call for more details. More »

THURSDAY, JULY 12
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, July 19, and 26. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, JULY 14
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: BRUCE THE BEAR | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with the popular children's book character Bruce the Bear, from the bestselling Mother Bruce series by Ryan T. Higgins. More »

MONDAY, JULY 16
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, JULY 19
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, July 26. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, JULY 21
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | CHILDREN OF BLOOD AND BONE | Teens meet to discuss Tomi Adeyemi's instant #1 New York Times bestseller Children of Blood and Bone. More »

THURSDAY, JULY 26
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 | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Interactive bilingual storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, JULY 28
2-4pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | KIDS' HARRY POTTER PARTY | Attention muggles, wizards, and witches! Changing Hands Tempe is celebrating the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone with an epic Harry Potter Party for kids! (We'll have a kids' party in Phoenix as well, and a "Defense Against the Dark Arts" party for grown-ups at our First Draft Book Bar.) Which character are you? Are you prefect material? Quidditch team captain? Test your skill at History of Magic, Charms, Potions, and much more with games, activities, and crafts. You'll even earn galleons to spend at our pop-up Honeydukes! Wizards who pass their end-of-term report will earn an exclusive collectible 2018 button. So grab your wand, dust off your broom, and don't forget to come dressed as your favorite character! Cost: $8 plus fees. Register at 480.730.0205 or online. More »
5-7pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | KIDS' HARRY POTTER PARTY | See above for details. Cost: $8 plus fees. Register at 602.274.0067 or online. More »
 
 
SUNDAY, JULY 29
10-11am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | DIG IT WORKSHOP: "WHAT IS A BUTTERFLY?" | Changing Hands Phoenix is partnering with Dig It Urban Gardens for a summer series for kids ages five 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. More »
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | FIND WALDO LOCAL FINALE PARTY | Join us for a special party celebrating the iconic children's book character and the end of our month-long scavenger hunt! We'll have cake, an in-store scavenger hunt for Waldo's lost items, photos with a real-life Waldo, lots of raffle prizes, and a Waldo look-alike contest. Participants with a minimum of 20 stamps are eligible for the raffles. More »
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The Book of Boy

The Elephant Thief

by Jane Kerr | Hardcover, $16.99 »

Byx is the youngest member of her dairne pack. Believed to possess remarkable abilities, her mythical doglike species has been hunted to near extinction in the war-torn kingdom of Nedarra. After her pack is hunted down and killed, Byx fears she may be the last of her species. The Endling. So Byx sets out to find safe haven, and to see if the legends of other hidden dairnes are true. Along the way, she meets new allies—both animals and humans alike—who each have their own motivations for joining her quest. And although they begin as strangers, they become their own kind of family—one that will ultimately uncover a secret that may threaten every creature in their world.

Club Read meets in both stores on Saturday, July 7, 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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Illuminae

Children of Blood and Bone

by Tomi Adeyemi | Hardcover, $18.99 »

They killed my mother.
They took our magic.
They tried to bury us.

Now we rise.

Zélie Adebola remembers when the soil of Orïsha hummed with magic. Burners ignited flames, Tiders beckoned waves, and Zélie's Reaper mother summoned forth souls.

But everything changed the night magic disappeared. Under the orders of a ruthless king, maji were killed, leaving Zélie without a mother and her people without hope.

Now Zélie has one chance to bring back magic and strike against the monarchy. With the help of a rogue princess, Zélie must outwit and outrun the crown prince, who is hell-bent on eradicating magic for good.

Danger lurks in Orïsha, where snow leoponaires prowl and vengeful spirits wait in the waters. Yet the greatest danger may be Zélie herself as she struggles to control her powers and her growing feelings for an enemy.

T.A.B. meets in Tempe on Saturday, July 21, 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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