Changing Hands Bookstore: Events for Kids and Teens
Bruce's Big Storm Bruce's Big Storm People Share with People
Author and illustrator Ryan Higgins presents a special storytime Kids ages 7-12 are invited to learn about four major world religions Join us for storytime with Molly Idle: People Share with People
Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus Have You Met a Metamorphosis Fall in Love with YA
Local author Dusti Bowling presents Momentous Events in the Life of a Cactus Author and illustrator Steven King presents his independently published picture book Changing Hands hosts a panel of four Young Adult romance authors
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TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 3
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, September 17 and 24. More »

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 5
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, September 12, 19, and 26. 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, September 12, 19, and 26. More »

FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 6
9:15am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BABY TIME | Join us for a bonus storytime with Mr. Tom for toddlers and infants. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | RYAN HIGGINS | BRUCE’S BIG STORM |
Bestselling author and illustrator Ryan Higgins presents a special storytime and booksigning for the latest installment of his award-winning Mother Bruce series. Bruce’s home is already a full house. But when a big storm brings all his woodland neighbors knocking, he’ll have to open his door to a crowd of animals in need of shelter-whether he likes it or not. More »

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 7
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: CLIFFORD | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with Clifford the Big Red Dog!
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | MAXIMILLIAN FLY | Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Angie Sage’s Maximillian Fly. This compelling novel delves into family dynamics and themes of prejudice, making the case for tolerance, empathy, and understanding. 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 »

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 8
3-5pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | KIDS INTERFAITH EXPERIENCE | Kids ages 7-12 are invited to learn about four major world religions: Islam, Sikhism, Judaism, and Hinduism. Discover the origins of each, learn basic belief structures and practices, and celebrate cultural aspects like language and music. Kids will also discuss and celebrate cultural and religious differences, and the commonalities many faith traditions share. They’ll even learn to write their names in the languages traditionally associated with each faith! The founders of Kids Interfaith Experience believe that when children come together in love and understanding, no hate can keep them apart. Join them in building bonds of friendship, understanding, and love. Cost: $10 per child, ages 7-12. Purchase online. More »

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 10
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME WITH SEÑORA LIBROS | Join us for interactive bilingual storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 12
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, September 19 and 26. 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, September 19 and 26. More »

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 14
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | MOLLY IDLE | PEOPLE SHARE WITH PEOPLE | The Caldecott Honor-winning author and illustrator of Flora and the Flamingo visits Changing Hands. In this hilariously instructive follow-up to Lisa Wheeler and Idle’s People Don’t Bite People, this cheeky and charming picture book reminds little ones that sharing is caring. Learning good behavior has never been so fun! More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: CLIFFORD | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with Norman Bridwell's Clifford the Big Red Dog!

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17
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, September 24. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | TWEEN EVENT | DUSTI BOWLING | MOMENTOUS EVENTS IN THE LIFE OF A CACTUS | Local author Dusti Bowling presents the sequel to her critically acclaimed Insignificant Events in the Life of a Cactus, following Aven Green as she confronts yet another challenge: high school. Just as Aven starts to feel comfortable in Stagecoach Pass, with her friends and schoolmates accustomed to her lack of “armage,” everything changes once again. She’s about to begin high school . . . with 3,000 new kids to stare at her. And no matter how much Aven tries to play it cool, nothing prepares her for the reality. In a year filled with confusion, humiliation, and just maybe love, can Aven manage to stay true to herself? More »

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 19
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, September 26. 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, September 26. More »


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STEVEN KING | HAVE YOU EVER MET A MORPHOSIS? | Author and illustrator Steven King presents his independently published picture book. Concealed beneath a garden in a suburban back yard, a miracle is revealed. Experience the journey of a caterpillar as he undergoes nature’s little miracle of complete metamorphosis of an egg into a caterpillar into a chrysalis into a shiny butterfly! The many exciting details of a butterfly’s life cycle are brought to life, tapping into children’s natural sense of wonder and discovery—all composed in a book to help make learning science fun. More »
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | WILDER GIRLS |
Teens meet to discuss Rory Power’s Wilder Girls, a feminist Lord of the Flies about three best friends living in quarantine at their island boarding school, and the lengths they go to uncover the truth of their confinement when one disappears. More »

TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime with Mr. Tom for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 26
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. 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 | TEEN EVENT | AMY FELLNER DOMINY (ANNOUNCING TROUBLE), ABIGAIL JOHNSON (EVEN IF I FALL), CHEYANNE YOUNG (THE LAST WISH OF SASHA CADE), AND KARA MCDOWELL (JUST FOR CLICKS) | Changing Hands hosts a panel of YA romance authors to discuss Amy Fellner Dominy’s latest novel, Announcing Trouble. Book signing with all four authors follows. You can also pre-order Abigail Johnson’s new book, Every Other Weekend, which releases in January. More »

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29 | ROSH HASHANA BEGINS AT SUNDOWN

 
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Maximillian Fly

Maximillian Fly

by Angie Sage | Hardcover, $16.99 »
 

Maximillian Fly wants no trouble. Yet because he stands at six feet two, with beautiful indigo wings, long antennae, and more arms than you or me, many are frightened of him.

He is a gentle creature who looks like a giant cockroach. This extraordinary human wants to prove his goodness, so he opens his door to two SilverSeed children in search of a place to hide.

Instantly, Maximillian’s quiet, solitary life changes. There are dangerous powers after them and they have eyes everywhere. But in this gray city of Hope trapped under the Orb, is escape even possible?

Maximillian Fly is a masterful story brimming with suspense, plot twists, and phenomenal world building. This compelling novel delves into family dynamics and themes of prejudice, making the case for tolerance, empathy, and understanding.

Club Read meets in both stores on Saturday, September 7, 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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Wilder Girls

Wilder Girls

by Rory Power | Hardcover, $18.99 »

A feminist Lord of the Flies about three best friends living in quarantine at their island boarding school, and the lengths they go to uncover the truth of their confinement when one disappears. This fresh, new debut is a mind-bending novel unlike anything you've read before.

It's been eighteen months since the Raxter School for Girls was put under quarantine. Since the Tox hit and pulled Hetty's life out from under her.

It started slow. First the teachers died one by one. Then it began to infect the students, turning their bodies strange and foreign. Now, cut off from the rest of the world and left to fend for themselves on their island home, the girls don't dare wander outside the school's fence, where the Tox has made the woods wild and dangerous. They wait for the cure they were promised as the Tox seeps into everything.

But when Byatt goes missing, Hetty will do anything to find her, even if it means breaking quarantine and braving the horrors that lie beyond the fence. And when she does, Hetty learns that there's more to their story, to their life at Raxter, than she could have ever thought true.

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