Changing Hands Bookstore: Events for Kids and Teens
Ballet AZ Chris Colfer People Share with People
Storytime with Ballet Arizona! Costumed dancers read their favorite stories Meet-and-Greet booksigning with Chris Colfer in Tempe Erin Stewart shares her debut YA novel Scars Like Wings
Mitchell the Schnazer Pop-up Book Club Halloween Baby Time
Local authors Jacobs and Mainwaring read from their new picturebook Parents for Equity in Education present a pop-up book club for parents in Tempe Happy Halloween Baby Time in Phoenix! Wear your favorite costume
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 1
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, October 15, 22, and 29. More »

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 3
9:15am & 10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BALLET ARIZONA STORYTIMES | It's storytime with Ballet Arizona! Costumed dancers from Ballet Arizona's professional company read their favorite seaside stories in honor of Napoli, their upcoming full-length production. 9:15am: The Little Fisherman by Margaret Wise Brown. 10:00am: The Secret of Black Rock by Joe Todd Stanton. More »

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: ESTEBAN THE MAGNIFICENT | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with Esteban the Magnificent (the crayon formerly known as Pea Green) from The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers.
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE| TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | THE MIRACULOUS | Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Jess Redman's debut The Miraculous about a young boy who must regain his faith in miracles after a tragedy changes his world. 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 »

MONDAY, OCTOBER 7
7pm & 8pm | TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CHRIS COLFER | A TALE OF MAGIC... | #1 New York Times bestselling author and former Glee star Chris Colfer visits to meet fans and sign copies of a his brand new series for young readers, A Tale of Magic. When Brystal Evergreen stumbles across a secret section of the library, she discovers a book that introduces her to a world beyond her imagination and learns the impossible: She is a fairy capable of magic! But in the oppressive Southern Kingdom, women are forbidden from reading and magic is outlawed, so Brystal is swiftly convicted of her crimes and sent to the miserable Bootstrap Correctional Facility. But with the help of the mysterious Madame Weatherberry, Brystal is whisked away and enrolled in an academy of magic! Adventure comes with a price, however, and when Madame Weatherberry is called away to attend to an important problem, she doesn't return. Do Brystal and her classmates have what it takes to stop a sinister plot that risks the fate of the world, and magic, forever? Fall in love with an all-new series from Chris Colfer, the #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Land of Stories, filled with adventure, imagination, and wonderfully memorable characters both familiar and new. Register online. More »

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8 | YOM KIPPUR STARTS AT SUNSET
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME WITH SEÑORA LIBROS | Join us for interactive bilingual storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 10
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | An Early Literacy Specialist from Phoenix Public Library visits every Thursday to share songs, rhymes, books, and activities to promote movement in toddlers and infants. Program supported by a grant from First Things First, a local early literacy program. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursdays, October 17, 24, and 31. More info: FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. Also join us in Phoenix at 10am on Thursdays, October 17 and 24. More »

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 12
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: ESTEBAN THE MAGNIFICENT | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with Esteban the Magnificent (the crayon formerly known as Pea Green) from The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt and Oliver Jeffers.

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 15
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, October 22 and 29. More »

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | An Early Literacy Specialist from Phoenix Public Library visits every Thursday to share songs, rhymes, books, and activities to promote movement in toddlers and infants. Program supported by a grant from First Things First, a local early literacy program. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursdays, October 24 and 31. More info: FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. Also join us in Phoenix at 10am on Thursday, October 24. More »

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18
7pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | ERIN STEWART | SCARS LIKE WINGS | Stewart shares her debut YA novel Scars Like Wings, a story of resilience perfect for readers of powerful contemporary fiction like Girl in Pieces and Every Last Word. More »

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | THE MERCIFUL CROW | Teens meet to discuss Margaret Owen's The Merciful Crow, a saga of vengeance, survival, and sacrifice—perfect for fans of Leigh Bardugo and Kendare Blake. More »

SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20
2pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BONNIE APPERSON JACOBS AND TERRI MAINWARING | MITCHELL THE DOG: THE STORY OF A CONFUSED SCHNAUZER | Join Jacobs and Mainwaring for a fun and energetic reading of this endearing children's book. Mitchell is confused! He wants to know his full name. Everyone else has two names. Mitchell is just Mitchell. Could his name be NONO Mitchell? Or could it be Treat Mitchell? Grandparents, parents, children, and dog-lovers, please stop by for a cookie and time with Mitchell! More »

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 22
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, October 29. More »

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | An Early Literacy Specialist from Phoenix Public Library visits every Thursday to share songs, rhymes, books, and activities to promote movement in toddlers and infants. Program supported by a grant from First Things First, a local early literacy program. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursday, October 31. More info: FirstThingsFirstAZ.gov. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | TEMPE | POP-UP BOOK CLUB | PARENTS FOR EQUITY IN EDUCATION | SO YOU WANT TO TALK ABOUT RACE BY IJEOMA OLUO | How do we talk about race with each other? What is White Privilege? What the heck is intersectionality anyway? Parents for Equity in Education invite you to come for an open, honest conversation about race. The featured book is So You Want to Talk About Race by Ijeoma Oluo. Moderated by Dr. Mildred Boveda, assistant professor of special education and cultural and linguistic diversity at the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College at ASU. Co-sponsored by Parents for Equity in Education, in partnership with Changing Hands Bookstore. More »

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26
2pm | TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | KIM TOMSIC | THE 12TH CANDLE | The middle grade author of 11:11 Wish visits with her follow up, The 12th Candle. Middle school meets magic in this hilarious and heartfelt novel about a girl whose life flips when she wishes on an enchanted candle--perfect for fans of Sarah Mlynowski and Wendy Mass. Sage Sassafras's life is cursed! No, really. Since birth, Sage has been plagued by the Contrarium Curse that's set her at odds with classmate Priscilla Petty. Every time something goes right for Priscilla, it goes terribly, horribly wrong for Sage. And things always go well for Priscilla. Sage blames the curse for all her middle school misery--from losing a friend to failing gym to gaining a reputation as the girl whose daddy's in trouble. So when Sage is given a magical candle on her twelfth birthday, she seizes the chance to turn her luck around--with a wish to reverse the curse. But when the consequences of her wish take a terrible turn, Sage has to team up with her worst enemy--before she's doomed to a life of opposites forever. More »

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 29
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | HAPPY HALLOWEEN BABY TIME | Today's Baby Time celebrates Halloween, sharing songs, rhymes, books, and activities to promote movement in toddlers and infants. Children are encouraged to come in their favorite costumes. Program supported by a grant from First Things First, a local early literacy program. More »
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The Miraculous

The Miraculous

by Jess Redman | Hardcover, $16.99 »
 

Eleven-year-old Wunder Ellis is a miracologist. In a journal he calls The Miraculous, he records stories of the inexplicable and the extraordinary. And he believes every single one. But then his newborn sister dies, at only eight days old. If that can happen, then miracles can’t exist. So Wunder gets rid of The Miraculous. He stops believing.

Then he meets Faye—a cape-wearing, outspoken girl with losses of her own. Together, they find an abandoned house by the cemetery and a mysterious old woman who just might be a witch. The old woman asks them for their help. She asks them to believe. And they go on a journey that leads to friendship, to adventure, to healing—and to miracles.

Club Read meets in both stores on Saturday, October 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 Merciful Crow

The Merciful Crow

by Margaret Owen | Hardcover, $18.99 »
 

One way or another, we always feed the crows.

A future chieftain

Fie abides by one rule: look after your own. Her Crow caste of undertakers and mercy-killers takes more abuse than coin, but when they’re called to collect royal dead, she’s hoping they’ll find the payout of a lifetime.

A fugitive prince

When Crown Prince Jasimir turns out to have faked his death, Fie’s ready to cut her losses—and perhaps his throat. But he offers a wager that she can’t refuse: protect him from a ruthless queen, and he’ll protect the Crows when he reigns.

A too-cunning bodyguard

Hawk warrior Tavin has always put Jas’s life before his, magically assuming the prince’s appearance and shadowing his every step. But what happens when Tavin begins to want something to call his own?

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