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Baby Time La Princesa and the Pea Club Read
Baby Time: songs and activities that promote movement and play Juana Martinez-Neal shares her bilingual fairy tale retelling Tweens meet at both stores to discuss M. L. Windsor's Jack Death
Turtles All the Way Down The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse Hog Wild!
RELEASE PARTY: We're celebrating all things John Green Bestselling duo Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen share their latest book Go HOG WILD! at a celebratory barnyard dance in Phoenix
Rocket Shoes When Miss Bluebird Died History of Magic
Join us in Tempe for a special storytime with author Sharon Skinner Jen Reich & Kristine Kollasch share their book about grief Join us for A Journey Through A History of Magic Release Party
TAB Tempe Halloween Carnival Az Opera Storytime
Teens meet in Tempe to discuss Emily Suvada's debut, This Mortal Coil Bring the whole family and join us for a free Halloween Carnival Join us for a special storytime based on Hansel and Gretel
TAB Phoenix Sing and Sign All the Crooked Saints
Teens meet in Phoenix to discuss bestseller Marie Lu's Warcross A special Sing-and-Sign Halloween Storytime in Tempe Maggie Stiefvater presents her new YA stand-alone novel
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FAMILY EVENT

Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen: The Wolf, The Duck, and The Mouse

TEMPE | 7PM WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11

Mac Barnett & Jon Klassen
The Wolf, The Duck, and The Mouse
Multi-award-winning, New York Times best-selling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen share their latest picture book.

When a woeful mouse is swallowed by a wolf, he quickly learns he is not alone: a duck has already set up digs, and, boy, has that duck got it figured out. Turns out it's pretty nice in there, with delicious food and elegant table settings, courtesy of the wolf's unchecked gluttony. And there's something even better: no more fear of being eaten by a wolf. In fact, life is pretty good, until a hunter shows up. . . . With a nod to traditional fables and a wink to the reader, the award-winning Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen offer a tale of cooperation and creative cuisine that is sure to go down easy. More »


TEEN EVENT

Maggie Stiefvater: All the Crooked Saints

PHOENIX | 7PM TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31

Maggie Stiefvater
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The author of the #1 New York Times bestselling series The Raven Cycle presents her new YA stand-alone novel, a masterful tale of love, fear, darkness, and redemption.

Any visitor to Bicho Raro, Colorado is likely to find a landscape of dark saints, forbidden love, scientific dreams, miracle-mad owls, estranged affections, one or two orphans, and a sky full of watchful desert stars.

At the heart of this place you will find the Soria family, who all have the ability to perform unusual miracles. And at the heart of this family are three cousins longing to change its future: Beatriz, the girl without feelings, who wants only to be free to examine her thoughts; Daniel, the Saint of Bicho Raro, who performs miracles for everyone but himself; and Joaquin, who spends his nights running a renegade radio station under the name Diablo Diablo.

They are all looking for a miracle. But the miracles of Bicho Raro are never quite what you expect. More »
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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 3
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday. More »

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 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. Baby Time on October 26 includes a special Halloween costume parade. Also join us in Phoenix at 9:15am on Thursdays, October 12, 19, and 26. More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 7
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: LLAMA LLAMA | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories by Anna Dewdney and pictures with Llama Llama! More »
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: POKY LITTLE PUPPY |
Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories and pictures with the Poky Little Puppy! More »
11am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH JUANA MARTINEZ-NEAL | LA PRINCESA AND THE PEA | The local Illustrator of La Madre Goose shares her latest picture book, a charming bilingual fairy tale retelling. El príncipe knows this girl is the one for him, but, as usual, his mother doesn't agree. The queen has a secret test in mind to see if this girl is really a princesa. But the prince might just have a sneaky plan, too. Readers will be enchanted by this Latino twist on the classic story, and captivated by the vibrant art inspired by the culture of Peru. More »
2pm | PHOENIX / TEMPE | TWEEN EVENT | CLUB READ | JACK DEATH | Calling all tweens! Join us for free pizza as we discuss M. L. Windsor's Jack Death. With story elements reminiscent of Percy Jackson and Lemony Snicket, flavored with a smattering of Harry Potter and Terry Pratchett and recounted in an arch, tongue-firmly-in-cheek style, this story will find an eager audience in upper elementary through middle school. 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 »

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Interactive bilingual storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | AUTHORLESS EVENT | TURTLES ALL THE WAY DOWN RELEASE PARTY | Join us to celebrate the release of John Green's new novel. Pre-order Turtles All the Way Down and attend the open mic release party, where fans can read aloud their favorite passages from Green's books and share how Green has inspired them. Enjoy John Green-themed food, trivia, and more! Please note: this is an authorless event. John Green will NOT be in attendance. RSVP with book purchase. More »

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 11
7pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | MAC BARNETT AND JON KLASSEN | THE WOLF, THE DUCK, AND THE MOUSE | Multi-award-winning, New York Times bestselling duo Mac Barnett and Jon Klassen share their latest picture book. With a nod to traditional fables and a wink to the reader, Barnett and Klassen offer a tale of cooperation and creative cuisine about a mouse and a duck who get swallowed by a wolf. More »

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | COSTUME STORYTIME: LLAMA LLAMA | Bring the kiddos and your camera, and join us for stories by Anna Dewdney and pictures with Llama Llama! More »
10am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME WITH SHARON SKINNER | ROCKET SHOES | Join us in Tempe for a special storytime with author Sharon Skinner and her new picture book, a rhyming story for every kid who wants to fly--and wonders when it's okay to break the rules. More »
11am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | SANDRA BOYNTON'S HOG WILD! PARTY |
Go HOG WILD! at a barnyard dance celebrating Sandra Boynton's newest book and record, Hog Wild! Join us for line dancing to the new tunes, plus games, crafts, and snacks. For ages pre-K and under; co-hosted by Paging Supermom blogger Bettijo Hirsch, in collaboration with Workman publishing. Please Note: this is an authorless event. Boynton will NOT be in attendance. More »

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 17
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, OCTOBER 19
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Join us for interactive storytime for pre-schoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21
11am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | JEN REICH & KRISTINE KOLLASCH | WHEN MISS BLUEBIRD DIED | Author Jen Reich and illustrator Kristine Kollasch read from their new picture book. Through rhyming verse and delightful illustrations, When Miss Bluebird Died explores how the memories and stories of our loved ones can keep them close forever. More »
2pm | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | AUTHORLESS BOOK RELEASE PARTY | HARRY POTTER: A JOURNEY THROUGH A HISTORY OF MAGIC | Join us as we celebrate the release of Harry Potter: A Journey Through A History of Magic. Participate in Harry Potter themed activities the whole family can enjoy! Please note: this is an authorless event. More »
3pm | TEMPE | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | THIS MORTAL COIL | Teens meet to discuss Emily Suvada's gripping debut This Mortal Coil. Seventeen-year-old Cat must use her gene-hacking skills to decode her late father's message concealing a vaccine to a horrifying plague. More »

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | STORYTIME | Interactive storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners, every Tuesday. More »

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26
10am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | BILINGUAL STORYTIME | Interactive bilingual storytime for preschoolers and kindergarteners. More »

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28
10-11am | PHOENIX | FAMILY EVENT | KIDS HALLOWEEN CARNIVAL | Bring the whole family and join us for a free Halloween Carnival in Phoenix! Enjoy carnival-style games, ghost crafts, cookie decorating, a costume contest for kids, and more! More »
10-11am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | MUSICAL STORYTIME PRESENTED BY ARIZONA OPERA | HANSEL AND GRETEL | Join us for a special storytime based on Hansel and Gretel by the Brothers Grimm. Costumed actors read from the book version of the story, sing selections from the opera by Engelbert Humperdinck, and do some fun witch-y crafts. More »
3pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | TEEN ADVISORY BOARD (T.A.B.) | WARCROSS | Teens meet to discuss #1 New York Times bestselling author Marie Lu's latest, Warcross, an immersive, exhilarating world where choosing who to trust may be the biggest gamble of all. More »

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31
10:15am | TEMPE | FAMILY EVENT | SING AND SIGN HALLOWEEN STORYTIME | Early Childhood Education Specialist Mischel Powell will lead parents and toddlers in a song-heavy baby-sign instruction class themed for Halloween. More »
7pm | PHOENIX | TEEN EVENT | MAGGIE STIEFVATER | ALL THE CROOKED SAINTS | The author of the #1 New York Times bestselling series The Raven Cycle presents her new YA stand-alone novel, a masterful tale of love, fear, darkness, and redemption. More »

 
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The Witch Boy

The Witch Boy

by Molly Knox Ostertag | Paperback, $12.99 »

"Aster never got a say in what he was going to be. He wants to be a good witch, not a shape shifter. He always finds someway to sneak out of his shape shifting classes, and sneak into the witches classes. When he is getting scolded he is always planning his next attempt to sneak into the witches class. One thing I love about Aster is that he never ever gives up on trying to sneak into the witches class. One thing that I learned is that you should never ever give up something that you believe in."  —Maggie (11), Lil' B.I.T. reader
 
The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse

The Wolf, the Duck, and the Mouse

by Mac Barnett, Jon Klassen (Illustrator) | Hardcover, $17.99 »

"From the minds that brought us Triangle and Extra Yarn comes yet another clever picture book that will have kids and adults alike giggling. When Wolf swallows Mouse all seems doomed until Mouse meets the ingenious Duck, who makes the best of a gulping situation. Duck is a mastermind of manipulation as he convinces Wolf to swallow other items to make this new home more enjoyable, if a bit uncomfortable for the wolf. Then Wolf finds out just how useful his 'food' can be when a hunter comes around. After all, what's a little indigestion if it will save your life?"   —Brandi
 
Last Star Burning

The Audition

by Maddie Ziegler | Hardcover, $16.99 »

"The book The Audition was a fun filled, entertaining book. It is about a 12-year-old girl Harper who has to move to a whole different state, leaving behind her friends and dance squad. She then has to start at a new dance group, who isn't fond of her at first. She goes through the ups and downs of moving, and she and the team learn to work together and dodge any obstacles life may give them."  —Tasha, (13), B.I.T. reader
 
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