Changing Hands is committed to a helping young readers to grow at home and in school. We've made our Kid's area a fun and exciting place. A wall mural of elephants on the Serenghetti Plain creates a magical atmosphere as do totem poles with symbols from many cultures, a stuffed dragon, a pony, and a huge teddy bear for kids to lounge on while they read.
The books that we have are the hand-selected titles representing authors and illustrators who our experienced children's buyer, Anita Winston, knows to be the cream of the crop. Her current recommendations for the younger reader are Lilly's Purple Plastic Purse by Kevin Henkes, Jamberry by Bruce Degan and More, More, More Said the Baby by Vera B. Williams. For the middle reader she suggests The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper, and the Book of Three by Lloyd Alexander. Anita spends lots of time in the children's section and can help you with your selections.
We also have some wonderful programs for children. We have authors read from their books, costume events once a month (we've had Curious George, Clifford the Big Red Dog, Ms. Frizzle, and Winnie the Pooh), and in the summer we have great art and science classes taught by pros. Last summer we registered over 800 kids and they had a blast.
Schools can take advantage of our Books For Schools Program which allows parents and teachers to purchase books during November and December and credit 20% of the purchases to their school. Read more about this program in "About Us/Teachers and Schools" elsewhere on this site. We offer a teacher discounts because we know they buy books for their students out of pocket. We also have a Teacher Appreciation Tea in November each year. This is our opportunity to share new books, ideas, and "freebies" from our publishers and send the teachers home with great ideas and full tummies.