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Actually, the magic word is: underpants

And you thought the magic word was “please.” Or maybe “thank you,” or even “abracadabra.” Silly you. Actually, the magic word is ... "underpants." I...

May 1-7: Changing Hands hosts Children’s Book Week events

Changing Hands Bookstore is hosting a week’s worth of special activities to honor the 98th annual Children’s Book Week, which conveniently falls between the...

“Grammy Likes Me Best” authors to sign books at Changing Hands Phoenix

Local children’s authors Terri Mainwaring and Bonnie Apperson Jacobs are excellent examples of doing well by doing good. Throughout their long careers as public...

Amy Krouse Rosenthal’s books radiate light and love

I am so sick of woo-woo moments I could scream. Yes, woo-woo moments --- phenomena called synchronicity by physicists and Jungians --- those tiny,...

Remembering “Tuck Everlasting” author Natalie Babbitt

Four years ago at Halloween, my dad died unexpectedly, so for me, my once-favorite holiday lost some of its charm. This year, feeling sad...

Books about snow: celebrating the magic of frosty flakes

Snow is so much more than cloud chemistry; it’s a state of mind. It’s about stillness, seeing old things with new eyes, and adding...

Winter-break blues? Curl up with a kids classic book series

Ah, winter school break in Arizona: The cool, crisp air of expectation; the cloudless, blue skies of freedom; the warm sunshine of family togetherness;...

Children’s books about the Southwest

When my boys were small, a friend in the Midwest would frequently call and say, “The Weather Channel said it was 116 (or 118,...

31 (somewhat) spooky Halloween books for kids

Every holiday celebration helps cultivate children’s roots — those strong, deep connections to family, traditions and values. Halloween festivities can help kids develop and...

Books are still being banned? Celebrate the freedom to read

When I see the phrase “Banned Books Week,” I don’t know whether to laugh or cry. It seems absurd, in the Internet Age, to think...

Books that celebrate grandparents — on Grandparents Day and every day

Grandparents. They are the hot sauce on our ribs, the fancy sprinkles on our cupcakes, and, if we are truly lucky, the whipped cream,...

Instilling empathy: Books that explore special-needs kids, themes

We all are the same: We share DNA and the desire for family, community, prosperity, safety and respect. We all are different, too, thanks to...

Local pediatrician, ADHD expert to sign “Marvin’s Monster Diary” books

What’s not for kids to love? Marvin, a rambunctious young monster living on planet Monstearth, and the star of “Marvin’s Monster Diary: ADHD Attacks!”...

Harry Potter parties brewing this week at Changing Hands

An eighth book (a play script), “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,” will be in stores on July 31, Harry’s birthday. Celebrations are brewing...

Children’s book contest wins with “Up Up Up”

It’s rare for a small book, even a good one, to be able to make so many wonderful ripples, but the right stone in...

“Grumpa” authors, publishers will be fun to watch

One of the best things about my job is that I have lots of opportunities to meet visiting and local authors. Recently, I had...

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