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Shannon Hale, Dean Hale & LeUyen Pham: The Princess in Black and the Science Fair Scare

TEMPE | 6PM THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

The Princess in Black
The award-winning husband-and-wife team Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, along with illustrator LeUyen Pham, present the latest installment of the bestselling Princess in Black series.

It's mayhem at the science fair! A squishy goo monster is a challenge for the Princess in Black — but luckily some science-loving princesses are on hand to help. Princess Magnolia is excited. Excited and nervous. She's going to the Interkingdom Science Fair today to present her poster about seeds and plants, and when she arrives, she sees that her friends are there too! Princess Honeysuckle made a mole habitat, Princess Sneezewort has built a blanket fort, and Tommy Wigtower has a talking volcano that's saying "EAAAAT!" Wait, what? A surprise goo monster makes this a job for the Princess in Black, and the Princess in Blankets is on the scene to lend a hand. But will two masked heroes be enough to save the science fair? A little scientific problem-solving — and a lot of princess power — will make the sixth entry in the New York Times bestselling series a smash hit. More »

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SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 1
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: SKIPPYJON JONES | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with popular children's book character Skippyjon Jones. More »
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | NIGHTBOOKS |
Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss J. A. White's Nightbooks. Alex's original hair-raising tales are the only thing keeping the witch Natacha happy, but soon he'll run out of pages to read from and be trapped forever. He's loved scary stories his whole life, and he knows most don't have a happily ever after. Now that Alex is trapped in a true terrifying tale, he's desperate for a different ending—and a way out of this twisted place. This modern spin on the Scheherazade story is perfect for fans of Coraline and A Tale Dark and Grimm. With interwoven tips on writing with suspense, adding in plot twists, hooks, interior logic, and dealing with writer's block, this is the ideal book for budding writers and all readers of delightfully just-dark-enough tales. 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 »

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
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, September 13, 20, and 27. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | YOGA STORYTIME | Join us in Tempe for a special storytime with yoga instruction from P.L.A.Y. (Play and Learn through Art and Yoga). Discover mindfulness skills that you and your child can learn and share to create happiness, comfort, and fun through art and yoga. Cost: FREE. Please note: there is a three-part PLAY yoga workshop starting on Thursday, September 13. More »

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: SKIPPYJON JONES | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with popular children's book character Skippyjon Jones. More »

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 13
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, September 20 and 27. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
10:15-11:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | PLAY YOGA AND ART WORKSHOP |
Come 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, September 13, 20, and 27. 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 (for three sessions). Register at 480.730.0205 or online. Drop in fee for an adult and child is $5 per session, call for more details. More »

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15
11am-12:30pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | TEDDY BEAR'S PICNIC | Join us for a Teddy Bear's Picnic! Bring a favorite fuzzy friend or doll for games, stories, and treats. For ages toddler and up. More »
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.)| CRUEL PRINCE | Teens meet to discuss Holly Black's New York Times bestseller Cruel Prince, the first book in a stunning new series about a mortal girl who finds herself caught in a web of royal faerie intrigue. More »

MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
6pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | ALEX BEARD | THE LYING KING | Artist, conservationist, and now political activist Alex Beard visits with his latest children's book. Can warthogs fly? Do tigers eat tomatoes? For answers, follow along as Warthog lies his way to the throne in this timeless, yet most timely, tale from the watering hole. Will the truth catch up with the king? Find out as Beard's whimsical animals come to life to illuminate real-world truths for children of all ages. More »

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 20

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, September 27. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 25
7pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | AMY LUKAVICS: NIGHTINGALE | ABIGAIL JOHNSON: THE FIRST TO KNOW | KELLY DEVOS: FAT GIRL ON A PLANE | Local YA horror author Amy Lukavics presents her latest thriller with special guests Abigail Johnson and Kelly Devos. More »

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 27
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 »
6pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | SHANNON HALE, DEAN HALE, & LEUYEN PHAM | THE PRINCESS IN BLACK AND THE SCIENCE FAIR SCARE |
Award-winning husband-and-wife team Shannon Hale and Dean Hale, along with illustrator LeUyen Pham, present the latest installment of their bestselling Princess in Black series. More »
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Nightbooks

Nightbooks

by J. A. White | Hardcover, $16.99 »

Alex's original hair-raising tales are the only thing keeping the witch Natacha happy, but soon he'll run out of pages to read from and be trapped forever. He's loved scary stories his whole life, and he knows most don't have a happily ever after. Now that Alex is trapped in a true terrifying tale, he's desperate for a different ending—and a way out of this twisted place. This modern spin on the Scheherazade story is perfect for fans of Coraline and A Tale Dark and Grimm. With interwoven tips on writing with suspense, adding in plot twists, hooks, interior logic, and dealing with writer's block, this is the ideal book for budding writers and all readers of delightfully just-dark-enough tales.

Club Read meets in both stores on Saturday, September 1, 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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And I Darken

Cruel Prince

by Holly Black | Hardcover, $18.99 »

Of course I want to be like them. They're beautiful as blades forged in some divine fire. They will live forever. And Cardan is even more beautiful than the rest. I hate him more than all the others. I hate him so much that sometimes when I look at him, I can hardly breathe.

Jude was seven years old when her parents were murdered and she and her two sisters were stolen away to live in the treacherous High Court of Faerie. Ten years later, Jude wants nothing more than to belong there, despite her mortality. But many of the fey despise humans. Especially Prince Cardan, the youngest and wickedest son of the High King. To win a place at the Court, she must defy him--and face the consequences. In doing so, she becomes embroiled in palace intrigues and deceptions, discovering her own capacity for bloodshed. But as civil war threatens to drown the Courts of Faerie in violence, Jude will need to risk her life in a dangerous alliance to save her sisters, and Faerie itself.

T.A.B. meets in Tempe on Saturday, September 15, 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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