Join us on Sunday, June 25th from 1-3PM at Elm Street Books for an author signing with Valerie Bolling.
In this sparkly, full-color early reader series, Zoya and her puppy, Coco, love to make art.
It's a perfect day to paint outside - until it begins to rain! Zoya and Coco rush back inside with their art supplies. But together - and with a splash of glitter - they find creative ways to brighten the gray day.
A joyful, rhyming picture book that is an ode to community and outdoor play
This energetic picture book celebrates community and friendship, following children as they play their way through their vibrant neighborhood.
Learning to ride is no easy feat! But with a little courage, a guiding hand from her dad, and an enthusiastic bark from her pup, one brave girl quickly learns the freedom that comes from an afternoon spent outside on a bike.
Experience the fear, the anticipation, and the delight of achieving the ultimate milestone in this energetic, warm story that celebrates the precious bond between parent and child.
About Valerie Bolling
Valerie Bolling is the author of the 2021 SCBWI Crystal Kite award-winning and CT Book Award finalist LET’S DANCE! (2020). In 2022 Valerie welcomed TOGETHER WE RIDE and RIDE, ROLL, RUN: TIME FOR FUN!. Sequels to these books (TOGETHER WE SWIM and BING, BOP, BAM: TIME TO JAM!) as well as the Scholastic Acorn early reader series, RAINBOW DAYS, are slated for 2023. I SEE COLOR will be published in 2024.
A graduate of Tufts University and Columbia University, Teachers College, Valerie has been an educator for 30 years. She currently works as an Instructional Coach and, additionally, teaches picture book writing classes, independently and at the Highlights Foundation. She has served as a WNDB mentor and is deeply immersed in the kidlit writing community, particularly involved with SCBWI, the 12X12 Picture Book Challenge, and Black Creators HeadQuarters.
Valerie and her husband live in Connecticut and enjoy traveling, hiking, reading, going to the theater, and dancing.