Changing Hands Bookstore: Events for Kids and Teens
Erin Jade Lange Club Read Lisa McMann
Erin Jade Lange presents her coming-of-age novel Club Read's October pick: Dusti Bowling's 24 Hours in Nowhere Lisa McMann shares the final book in the Going Wild series
Molly Idle: Pearl TAB Yuyi Morales
Join us for an under-the-sea party with Molly Idle reading Pearl Teens meet in Tempe to discuss The Wren Hunt by Mary Watson Caldecott Honor artist Yuyi Morales signs copies of her book
Atlas Obscure Explorer's Guide Three Little Ghosts The Darkest Star
Dylan Thuras: Atlas Obscura Explorer's Guide for the World's Most Adventurous Kid Join us for Halloween Storytime with K. M. Waldvogel: Three Little Ghosts Jennifer L. Armentrout shares the first installment of her new sci-fi series
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FAMILY EVENT

Monster Jam-BOO-ree Storytime

PHOENIX | 7PM THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11

Monster Jam-BOO-ree Storytime
Bring the kiddos for a fun filled, monster-themed Halloween storytime with a special surprise guest!

Wear your Halloween costume and be sure to bring a camera. More »


 
FAMILY EVENT

Halloween Storytime with K. M. Waldvogel: Three Little Ghosts

TEMPE | 10AM SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27

K. M. Waldvogel: Three Little Ghosts
K.M. Waldvogel reads her Halloween picture book and engages little ones in a lively discussion about the antics of three ghosts who decide how to spend their Halloween evening.

A fun Halloween craft follows the reading! More »

 
FAMILY EVENT

Halloween Party

PHOENIX | 1PM SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28

Halloween Party
Visit our mad scientist's laboratory for Halloween-themed experiments, crafts, and treats (get ready for "ooze" and ahhs)!

Costume contest for ghouls and boos! It's sure to be wicked fun for the whole family. More »
 
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 2
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | ERIN JADE LANGE | THE CHAOS OF NOW | The local author presents her coming-of-age novel about a teen coder who gets roped into a dangerous hack, perfect for fans of John Corey Whaley and Adam Silvera. Eli is coasting through high school, spending most of his time writing code. Each day is as boring as the next—until he receives a cryptic message in binary code, leading him to Seth and Mouse. They're seeking a third member for a prestigious hacking competition, after their teammate and friend Jordan committed suicide last year. Intrigued by the challenge, Eli agrees. But soon it becomes clear that Seth and Mouse are after more than winning a competition—they're seeking revenge for the abuse that caused Jordan's suicide. Eli is in way over his head, but he's also hiding a dangerous secret that could lead to even more trouble if he isn't careful. In a story about the shift of power from those who rule at school to those who rule online, the difference between bully and victim is blurred and Eli—whose coding skills have taught him to make order out of chaos—will find the real world is much harder to control. More »

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 4
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, October 11, 18, and 25. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 6
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: WILD THING | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with the classic children's book character Wild Thing.
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | NIGHTBOOKS | Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Dusti Bowling's 24 Hours in Nowhere. Welcome to Nowhere, Arizona, the least livable town in the United States. For Gus, a bright 13-year-old with dreams of getting out and going to college, life there is made even worse by Bo Taylor, Nowhere's biggest, baddest bully. When Bo tries to force Gus to eat a dangerously spiny cactus, Rossi Scott, one of the best racers in Nowhere, comes to his rescue--but in return she has to give Bo her prized dirt bike. Determined to buy it back, Gus agrees to go searching for gold in Dead Frenchman Mine, joined by his old friends Jessie Navarro and Matthew Dufort, and Rossi herself. As they hunt for treasure, narrowly surviving everything from cave-ins to mountain lions, they bond over shared stories of how hard life in Nowhere is--and they realize this adventure just may be their way out. 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 »
3pm | TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | LISA MCMANN | GOING WILD 3: CLASH OF THE BEASTS | The New York Times bestselling author of The Unwanteds series shares the third and final book in the Going Wild series. Charlie, Mac, and Maria managed to rescue the Project Chimera scientists from the devious Dr. Gray, but they couldn't stop him. Now he's closer than ever to enacting his dreadful master plan to transform all of humanity into a monstrous new species. And even worse, Kelly has betrayed her friends and joined forces with him. To defeat their beastly foes, Charlie and the others are going to need help. Luckily, they just saved the creators of the bracelets that give them their unbelievable powers, and they're about to get an upgrade. With even fiercer abilities, it's finally time for these kids to unleash their wild sides and save the world. More »

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 9
6pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | UNDER-THE-SEA PARTY WITH MOLLY IDLE | PEARL | Join us for an under-the-sea party! Caldecott Honor author-illustrator Molly Idle dazzles with an original mermaid tale about how small, persistent actions can achieve great things. More »

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 11
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, October 18 and 25. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | MONSTER JAM-BOO-REE STORYTIME | Bring the kiddos for a monster-themed Halloween storytime with a special surprise guest! Wear your Halloween costume and be sure to bring a camera. More »

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 13
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: WILD THING | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with the classic children's book character Wild Thing.

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18
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, October 25. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | THE WREN HUNT | Teens meet to discuss Mary Watson's debut novel The Wren Hunt. 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 October 20, please contact our T.A.B. coordinator leah@changinghands.com with your request. Limited copies available. More »

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 23
4pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | MEET AND GREET BOOKSIGNING | YUYI MORALES | DREAMERS | Caldecott Honor artist and five-time Pura Belpré Award winner Yuyi Morales tells her own immigration story in this picture-book tribute to the transformative power of hope . . . and reading. An instant New York Times bestseller! Dreamers is a celebration of what migrants bring with them when they leave their homes. It's a story about family. And it's a story to remind us that we are all dreamers, bringing our own gifts wherever we roam. Beautiful and powerful at any time but given particular urgency as the status of our own Dreamers becomes uncertain, this is a story that is both topical and timeless. The lyrical text is complemented by sumptuously detailed illustrations, rich in symbolism. Also included are a brief autobiographical essay about Yuyi's own experience, a list of books that inspired her (and still do), and a description of the beautiful images, textures, and mementos she used to create this book. A parallel Spanish-language edition, Soñadores, is also available. More »

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 25
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 »
7pm | TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | DYLAN THURAS | THE ATLAS OBSCURA EXPLORER'S GUIDE FOR THE WORLD'S MOST ADVENTUROUS KID | The co-author of Atlas Obscura presents a kid's illustrated guide to 100 of the world's most mesmerizing and mysterious wonders, both natural and man-made, in 47 countries and on every continent on earth. More »

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 27
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | HALLOWEEN STORYTIME WITH K. M. WALDVOGEL | THREE LITTLE GHOSTS | K.M. Waldvogel reads her Halloween picture book and engages little ones in a lively discussion about the antics of three ghosts who decide how to spend their Halloween evening. A fun Halloween craft follows the reading! More »

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28
1pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | HALLOWEEN PARTY | Visit our mad scientist's laboratory for Halloween-themed experiments, crafts, and treats (get ready for "ooze" and ahhs)! Costume contest for ghouls and boos! More »

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 30
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | JENNIFER L. ARMENTROUT IN CONVERSATION WITH ALEXANDRA BRACKEN AND SUZANNE YOUNG | THE DARKEST STAR | #1 New York Times bestselling author Jennifer L. Armentrout shares the first installment of her new sci-fi series. A girl pulled into a world she doesn't understand finds herself confronted by long buried secrets and a betrayal that could tear her life apart. More »
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24 Hours in Nowhere

24 Hours in Nowhere

by Dusti Bowling | Hardcover, $14.95 »

Welcome to Nowhere, Arizona, the least livable town in the United States. For Gus, a bright 13-year-old with dreams of getting out and going to college, life there is made even worse by Bo Taylor, Nowhere's biggest, baddest bully. When Bo tries to force Gus to eat a dangerously spiny cactus, Rossi Scott, one of the best racers in Nowhere, comes to his rescue--but in return she has to give Bo her prized dirt bike. Determined to buy it back, Gus agrees to go searching for gold in Dead Frenchman Mine, joined by his old friends Jessie Navarro and Matthew Dufort, and Rossi herself. As they hunt for treasure, narrowly surviving everything from cave-ins to mountain lions, they bond over shared stories of how hard life in Nowhere is--and they realize this adventure just may be their way out.

Club Read meets in both stores on Saturday, October 6, 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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The Wren Hunt

The Wren Hunt

by Mary Watson | Hardcover, $17.99 »

Every Christmas, Wren is chased through the woods near her isolated Irish village by her family's enemies--the Judges--and there's nothing that she or her grandfather can do to stop it. Once Wren's people, the Augurs, controlled an ancient, powerful magic. But now that power lies with the Judges, who are set on destroying the Augurs for good. In a desperate bid to save her family, Wren takes a dangerous undercover assignment as an intern amidst those who want her dead. But as the web of lies, deceit, and betrayal thickens around her, she finds herself hurtling towards a truth that threatens to consume her and reveal who she really is. Not only has she come to the attention of powerful Judge Cassa Harkness, but she is also falling dangerously in love with the one person she shouldn't . . .

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 October 20, please contact our T.A.B. coordinator Leah (leah@changinghands.com) with your request. Limited copies available.

T.A.B. meets in Tempe on Saturday, October 20, 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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