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Club Read Nightfall How to Write Strong Female Characters
Tweens meet to discuss Katherine Applegate's Wishtree Shannon Messenger with the new Keeper of Lost Cities novel Join us for a YA author panel on writing strong female characters
Writing Radar Buddy the Soldier Bear Chef Gino Taste Test Challenge
Jack Gantos shares creative writing advice for kids and grown-ups Local author Marie Joy shares her debut Buddy the Soldier Bear Chef Gino visits Phoenix with his latest cookbook for kids
TAB: Genuine Fraud The First to Know Glitter Magic Storytime
Teens meet in Tempe to discuss E. Lockhart's Genuine Fraud Abigail Johnson visits Tempe with her second YA novel Join us in Phoenix for Glitter Magic: A Gender Fluid Storytime
Storytime with Santa Santa Rex Here We Are
Storytime with Santa by the fire at Changing Hands Phoenix Join us for a special storytime with author and illustrator Molly Idle Bestselling author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers shares his latest
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FAMILY EVENT

Oliver Jeffers: Here We Are: Notes for Living on Planet Earth

TEMPE | 7PM WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29

New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers shares his latest picture book, a rare personal look inside his own hopes and wishes for his child.

Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers' user's guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son, yet with a universality that embraces all children and their parents. Be it a complex view of our planet's terrain (bumpy, sharp, wet), a deep look at our place in space (it's big), or a guide to all of humanity (don't be fooled, we are all people), Oliver's signature wit and humor combine with a value system of kindness and tolerance to create a must-have book for parents. More »







FAMILY EVENT

Chef Gino Campagna: Chef Gino's Taste Test Challenge

PHOENIX | 1PM SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11

The celebrated chef visits Phoenix with his latest cookbook for kids.

Chef Gino Campagna knows a BIG secret: ANY KID CAN COOK! The recipes in this book are simple, easy to follow, and best of all--TASTY! They're also open-ended so you can add your favorite flavors and creative flair. Young cooks will find delicious and nutritious dishes, from basic pasta and pizza doughs to Ginestrone (aka minestrone) soup and Guac Amore (aka guacamole) to French toast grilled cheese and Fruity Pops, that the entire family will enjoy preparing together. After all, cooking is a team sport! More »
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THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 2
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. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursdays, November 9, 16, and 30. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 4
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: WILD THING | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with the classic children's book character Wild Thing.
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | WISHTREE |
Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss Newbery Medal winner Katherine Applegate's Wishtree. 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 »

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 6
7pm | TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | SHANNON MESSENGER | NIGHTFALL | The New York Times bestselling author presents the sixth installment of her Keeper of Lost Cities middle grade series. Pre-order from Changing Hands Bookstore to receive exclusive swag when you pick up your book! More »

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 7
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday. More »

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 8
7pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | "HOW TO WRITE STRONG FEMALE CHARACTERS" | Join us in Phoenix as YA novelists Erin Bowman (Retribution Rails), Alexandra Bracken (The Dreadful Tale of Prosper Redding), and Rae Carson (Into the Bright Unknown) discuss writing strong female characters across different genres. More »

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9
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. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
6:30pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | JACK GANTOS | WRITING RADAR: USING YOUR JOURNAL TO SNOOP OUT AND CRAFT GREAT STORIES | The Newbery Award-winning author of Joey Pigza Swallows the Key and Dead End in Norvelt shares creative writing advice for kids—and grown-ups!—who dream of seeing their name on the spine of a book. With the signature wit and humor that have garnered him legions of fans, Gantos instructs young writers on using their "writing radar" to unearth story ideas from their everyday lives. More than just a how-to guide, Writing Radar is a celebration of the power of storytelling and an ode to the characters who inspired Gantos's own writing career. More »

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 11
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: WILD THING | Bring the kiddos and your camera for pictures and a storytime with the classic children's book character Wild Thing.
11am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | MARIE JOY | BUDDY THE SOLDIER BEAR |
The local author shares her debut children's book, the endearing story of a lonely stuffed bear who sits on a shelf in a toy store dreaming of being part of a family and going on adventures. After a long wait, he is bought by a kind old lady who packs him in a care package and sends him to a deployed soldier. More »
1pm | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | GINO CAMPAGNA | CHEF GINO'S TASTE TEST CHALLENGE | The celebrated chef visits Phoenix with his latest cookbook for kids. Chef Gino Campagna knows a BIG secret: ANY KID CAN COOK! The recipes in this book are simple, easy to follow, and best of all—TASTY! They're also open-ended so you can add your favorite flavors and creative flair. Young cooks will find delicious and nutritious dishes that the entire family will enjoy preparing together. More »
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | GENUINE FRAUD | Teens meet to discuss E. Lockhart's Genuine Fraud, a masterful new psychological suspense novel—the story of a young woman whose diabolical smarts are her ticket into a charmed life. But how many times can someone reinvent themselves? You be the judge. More »
4pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | ABIGAIL JOHNSON | THE FIRST TO KNOW | The local author discusses and signs her new YA novel. Dana Fields's father never knew his parents. When Dana secretly does a DNA test for her dad, hoping to find him some distant relatives for his birthday, her entire world implodes. Instead of a few third cousins, Dana discovers a half-brother her age whose very existence means her parents' happy marriage is a lie. Dana's desire to know her half brother, Brandon, and the extent of her dad's deception, clashes with her wish not to destroy her family. With her family crumbling around her, Dana must own up to her actions and find a way to heal the breach—for everyone—before they're torn apart for good. More »

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 14
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday. More »

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 16
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. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 18
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | GLITTER MAGIC STORYTIME | Put the rainbow in reading! Join us for Glitter Magic Storytime featuring Arizona's best, brightest, and brilliant gender non-conforming storytellers. More »

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 21
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH MICAH Storyteller Micah from the Tempe Public Library joins us for a thematic storytime including fingerplays, storyboards, songs, rhymes, interactive stories, and bubbles! More »

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23 | HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25
ALL DAY | PHOENIX / TEMPE | SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY | SHOP AND SHARE | Support local charities while you shop! Changing Hands Bookstore and First Draft Book Bar will donate a percentage of Small Business Saturday sales to three local charities. At 1pm, members of our kids team and gift department present the hottest books of 2017, and a overview of our favorite toys for the holidays. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH SANTA | Santa visits Changing Hands for storytime by the fire before he hops on the "Phoenix Solar Express" (otherwise known as the light rail). The "Phoenix Solar Express" ends at CitySkate to watch Santa and Phoenix city officials turn on the lights for the holiday tree at the rink. More »
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH MOLLY IDLE | SANTA REX | Join us for a special storytime with Caldecott Honor-winning author and illustrator Molly Idle with a special dinosaur guest. More »

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 28
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday. More »

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 29
7pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | OLIVER JEFFERS | HERE WE ARE: NOTES FOR LIVING ON PLANET EARTH | New York Times bestselling author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers (Lost and Found, The Day the Crayons Quit) shares his latest picture book, a rare personal look inside his own hopes and wishes for his child. Insightfully sweet, with a gentle humor and poignancy, here is Oliver Jeffers' user's guide to life on Earth. He created it specially for his son, yet with a universality that embraces all children and their parents. Be it a complex view of our planet's terrain (bumpy, sharp, wet), a deep look at our place in space (it's big), or a guide to all of humanity (don't be fooled, we are all people), Oliver's signature wit and humor combine with a value system of kindness and tolerance to create a must-have book for parents. More »

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 30
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. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »
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This Mortal Coil

This Mortal Coil

by Emily Suvada | Hardcover, $18.99 »

"'When we have shuffled off this mortal coil,/Must give us pause'...and here is another Hamlet-esque story of burden and identity. A virus has taken over the world; it causes spontaneous combustion and the only known immunity is to eat the flesh of the affected fallen before the explosion of red mist. Catarina is a gifted hacker determined to find and retrieve her hostage father from Cartaxus, a large organization that is believed to be withholding a vaccine. Set in an age of gene hacking, DNA mods and upgrades through implants, the tech is radical and formidable and the story speeds forward with non-stop explosive action amidst writing as piercing as shrapnel."  —Leah

The Lost Frost Girl

The Lost Frost Girl

by Amy Wilson | Hardcover, $16.99 »

"Owl's missing something, her father. She must find out who and where he is to help explain the strange things that are happening to her. I was drawn to this book because of how few twists there are on Jack Frost's story. I had a blanket draped over me as I entered this frosty winter wonderland. This tale is exciting with a thrill around every corner."   —Emerson, (11), Lil' B.I.T. reader

Sisters of Glass

Sisters of Glass

by Naomi Cyprus | Hardcover, $16.99 »

"Right from the very first page, this book captivated me with all of its magic, mystery, and excitement. I liked the names the author chose for the main characters Halan and Nalah because they reflected each other and their unique personalities of peasant and princess. The choice Halan made at the end of the book surprised me and made me think of the real definition of home. To me, home is wherever your heart wants to be."  —Sienna, (12), Lil' B.I.T. reader

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