Please join us for a joyful, energetic storytime with authors Valerie Bolling and Connie Bergstein Dow on our Instagram! You can tune in live or watch the IGTV video afterwards, all at @belmontbooks on Instagram.
Valerie will read her book, Let's Dance! and Connie will lead us in a dance activity, as well as reading from her book, From A to Z with Energy!
About Let's Dance!
This rhythmic showcase of dances from all over the world features children of diverse backgrounds and abilities tapping, spinning, and boogying away!Tap, twirl, twist, spin! With musical, rhyming text, author Valerie Bolling shines a spotlight on dances from across the globe, while energetic art from Maine Diaz shows off all the moves and the diverse people who do them. From the cha cha of Cuba to the stepping of Ireland, kids will want to leap, dip, and zip along with the dances on the page!
Valerie Bolling has been an educator for over 25 years and a writer since age 4. She is a graduate of Tufts University and Columbia University, Teachers College and currently works as an Instructional Coach. Her nieces inspired her to write picture books. Her desire is for children of all backgrounds to see themselves in her stories and feel valued and heard. She and her husband live in Connecticut and enjoy traveling, hiking, reading, going to the theater... and dancing. Let’s Dance! is her debut book.
Connie Bergstein Dow has an MFA from the University of Michigan and is the author of two books for teachers: One, Two, What Can I Do? Dance and Music for the Whole Day and Dance, Turn, Hop, Learn! Enriching Movement Activities for Preschoolers. She lives in Cincinnati, Ohio.
This rhythmic showcase of dances from all over the world features children of diverse backgrounds and abilities tapping, spinning, and boogying away!