Changing Hands Bookstore: Events for Kids and Teens
Mustache Baby Club Read Baby Time
Join us for a special pirate storytime with author Bridget Heos Tweens meet at both stores to discuss Dragon Pearl Babytime: activities to promote movement and playtime
TAB Suzanne Young School for Good and Evil
Teens meet to discuss Girls with Sharp Sticks (author event follows) Suzanne Young signs copies of her new book Girls with Sharp Sticks Soman Chainani with the fifth installment of his bestselling series
Let's Have a Dog Party Epic Reads The Taco Stand
Join us for storytime with Mikela Prevost : Let's Have a Dog Party Epic Reads Meet Up brings four YA authors to the Phoenix store Someburros owner Tim Vasquez shares his debut picture book
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Tempe Storytimes

TEMPE | 10:15AM TUESDAYS, MARCH 5, 12, 19, AND 26

Storytime
Changing Hands Tempe proudly announces interactive storytimes for preschoolers and kindergarteners every Tuesday in March!

Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. We'll read picture books, sing songs, play games, and learn together that books bring communities—and kids!—together. Children's specialist Tom Leveen leads this new storytime at the Tempe location.

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coming next month TEEN EVENT

Epic Reads Meet-Up: Brittany Cavallaro (A Question of Holmes), Mindy McGinnis (Heroine), Justin A. Reynolds (Opposite of Always), and Tehlor Kay Mejia (We Set the Dark on Fire)

PHOENIX | 7PM TUESDAY, MARCH 26

Epic Reads
This year's Epic Reads Meet-Up tour visits Changing Hands Phoenix with YA authors Brittany Cavallaro, Mindy McGinnis, Justin A. Reynolds, and Tehlor Kay Mejia.

Poet and author Brittany Cavallaro presents A Question of Holmes, the explosive conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Charlotte Holmes series. Mindy McGinnis shares Heroine, a captivating and powerful exploration of the opioid crisis—the deadliest drug epidemic in American history—through the eyes of a college-bound softball star. Debut author Justin A. Reynolds discusses Opposite of Always, a hilarious and heartfelt novel about the choices we make, the people we choose, and the moments that make a life worth reliving. Tehlor Kay Mejia presents her romantic fantasy debut We Set the Dark on Fire, society wife-in-training Dani has a great awakening after being recruited by rebel spies and falling for her biggest rival. More »
 
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SATURDAY, MARCH 2
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: SAGGY BAGGY ELEPHANT | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with Little Golden Book character the Saggy Baggy Elephant.
11am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH BRIDGET HEOS: ARRR, MUSTACHE BABY | Arrr, babies! Mustache Baby and his first-mate Beard Baby set sail on the high seas and turn into big bad pirates in this newest addition to the popular Mustache Baby picture book series. High spirits, plenty of pirate talk, and a mild message about not letting emotions get the best of you make for a rollicking read-aloud full of side-splitting, silly fun. More »
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | DRAGON PEARL | Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Yoon Ha Lee's Dragon Pearl. Rick Riordan Presents Yoon Ha Lee's space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits. This sci-fi adventure with underpinnings of Korean mythology will transport you to a world far beyond your imagination! Club Read Badge Members: Get three points for attending the meeting and one point for purchasing the month's pick from Changing Hands Bookstore. Don't have a free Club Read badge? Ask a bookseller how to get one! More »

TUESDAY, MARCH 5
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

THURSDAY, MARCH 7
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, March 14, 21, and 28. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, MARCH 9
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: SAGGY BAGGY ELEPHANT | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with Little Golden Book character the Saggy Baggy Elephant.

TUESDAY, MARCH 12
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

THURSDAY, MARCH 14
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, March 21 and 28. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

FRIDAY, MARCH 15
7pm | TEMPE | READING OF DRIFT 2019 - A JOURNAL FROM FOOTHILLS ACADEMY | Join Scottsdale's Foothills Academy Juniors for a reading of Drift, their compilation book of prose and poetry that attempts to answer the questions that keep so many young adults up at night. According to the editor, "It's heart-wrenching, joyous, hopeful, and wise. Taken as a whole, it is a glimpse into the hearts of a generation." More »

TUESDAY, MARCH 19
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
6pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | GIRLS WITH SHARP STICKS | Teens meet to discuss Suzanne Young's Girls with Sharp Sticks before the author event at 7pm. T.A.B. will be reading advanced copies provided by the publisher. If you are interested in reading the book beforehand and joining in our discussion on March 19, please contact our T.A.B. coordinator Leah with your request. Limited copies available. More »
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | SUZANNE YOUNG | GIRLS WITH SHARP STICKS | The New York Times bestselling author and local high school teacher presents her new novel. The Girls of Innovations Academy are beautiful and well-behaved. Under the watchful gaze of their Guardian, they receive a well-rounded education that promises to make them "better." Obedient girls, free from arrogance or defiance. But the girls' carefully controlled existence may not be quite as it appears. As Mena and her friends uncover the dark secrets of what's actually happening there—and who they really are—the girls of Innovations Academy will learn to fight back. Bringing the trademark plot twists and high-octane drama that made The Program a bestselling and award-winning series, Suzanne Young launches a new series that confronts some of today's most pressing ethical questions. More »

THURSDAY, MARCH 21
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, March 28. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | SOMAN CHAINANI | THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD AND EVIL: A CRYSTAL OF TIME | IN CONVERSATION WITH ALEXANDRA BRACKEN | Chainani discusses the fifth installment of his New York Times bestselling School for Good and Evil fantasy series in conversation with author Alexandra Bracken. More »

SATURDAY, MARCH 23
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH MIKELA PREVOST | LET'S HAVE A DOG PARTY | WITH JUANA MARTINEZ-NEAL | Join us in Tempe for a special storytime with author Mikela Prevost as she reads from her debut picture book that celebrates friendship and encourages empathy. Mikela is joined by author and illustrator Juana Martinez-Neal. More »

TUESDAY, MARCH 26
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | EPIC READS MEET-UP | This year's Epic Reads Meet-Up tour visits Changing Hands Tempe with YA authors Brittany Cavallaro, Mindy McGinnis, Justin A. Reynolds, and Tehlor Kay Mejia. Poet and author Brittany Cavallaro presents A Question of Holmes, the explosive conclusion to the New York Times bestselling Charlotte Holmes series. Mindy McGinnis shares Heroine, a captivating and powerful exploration of the opioid crisis—the deadliest drug epidemic in American history—through the eyes of a college-bound softball star. Debut author Justin A. Reynolds discusses Opposite of Always, a hilarious and heartfelt novel about the choices we make, the people we choose, and the moments that make a life worth reliving. Tehlor Kay Mejia presents her romantic fantasy debut We Set the Dark on Fire, society wife-in-training Dani has a great awakening after being recruited by rebel spies and falling for her biggest rival. More »

THURSDAY, MARCH 28
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, MARCH 30
1-3pm | TEMPE / PHOENIX | CHANGING HANDS 45TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION | Join us in Tempe as we celebrate 45 years as your independent local bookstore! We'll have mini Tarot readings, light refreshments, complimentary cake, a toast with the store's owners, activities for kids, and more! In Phoenix, enjoy complimentary sweets and extended happy hour prices all day long at our First Draft Book Bar, which is celebrating its fifth anniversary. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | TIM VASQUEZ | THE TACO STAND | 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 the love of family. More »
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Dragon Pearl

Dragon Pearl

by Yoon Ha Lee | Hardcover, $16.99 »

Rick Riordan Presents Yoon Ha Lee's space opera about thirteen-year-old Min, who comes from a long line of fox spirits. But you'd never know it by looking at her. To keep the family safe, Min's mother insists that none of them use any fox-magic, such as Charm or shape-shifting. They must appear human at all times.

Min feels hemmed in by the household rules and resents the endless chores, the cousins who crowd her, and the aunties who judge her. She would like nothing more than to escape Jinju, her neglected, dust-ridden, and impoverished planet. She's counting the days until she can follow her older brother, Jun, into the Space Forces and see more of the Thousand Worlds.

When word arrives that Jun is suspected of leaving his post to go in search of the Dragon Pearl, Min knows that something is wrong. Jun would never desert his battle cruiser, even for a mystical object rumored to have tremendous power. She decides to run away to find him and clear his name.

Min's quest will have her meeting gamblers, pirates, and vengeful ghosts. It will involve deception, lies, and sabotage. She will be forced to use more fox-magic than ever before, and to rely on all of her cleverness and bravery. The outcome may not be what she had hoped, but it has the potential to exceed her wildest dreams.

This sci-fi adventure with the underpinnings of Korean mythology will transport you to a world far beyond your imagination.

Club Read meets in both stores on Saturday, March 2, 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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Girls With Sharp Sticks

Girls With Sharp Sticks

by Suzanne Young | Hardcover, $18.99 »

Some of the prettiest flowers have the sharpest thorns.

The Girls of Innovations Academy are beautiful and well-behaved—it says so on their report cards. Under the watchful gaze of their Guardian, they receive a well-rounded education that promises to make them better. Obedient girls, free from arrogance or defiance. Free from troublesome opinions or individual interests.

But the girls' carefully controlled existence may not be quite as it appears. As Mena and her friends uncover the dark secrets of what's actually happening there—and who they really are—the girls of Innovations Academy will learn to fight back.

Bringing the trademark plot twists and high-octane drama that made The Program a bestselling and award-winning series, Suzanne Young launches a new series that confronts some of today's most pressing ethical questions.

T.A.B. meets in Tempe on Tuesday, March 19, 2019 at 6pm. 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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