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Storytime with Nikki Shannon Smith

July 17 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am



Join us for a very special storytime at Avid & Co! Local author, Nikki Shannon Smith, will be reading to us on July 17th at 10:00 AM. This is a perfect event for kids ages five and under.

About the Author

Nikki Shannon Smith is an educator, presenter, and the award-winning author of over 20 published and forthcoming books, ranging from board books to young adult novels. She is the author of the Azaleah Lane chapter book series (Capstone) as well as the board book series Brown Baby Parade (PRH/Crown). Nikki’s work includes two Little Golden Books (OUR BEAUTIFUL COLORS and THE LITTLE CHRISTMAS ELF), A Star Like Jesse Owens, a Smithsonian Historical Fiction title about the 1936 Olympics and five titles in Capstone’s multi-author, historical fiction/adventure, middle grade series, Girls Survive. Her Girls Survive title LENA AND THE BURNING OF GREENWOOD was the recipient of the 2023 Oklahoma Book Award in the Young Adult Category. Her middle grade novel, STRANDED, will be released on Sept. 17, 2024 (Scholastic).


Nikki was born and raised in Oakland, CA. She was a bookish child, who sometimes got in trouble for reading instead of doing chores or homework. She now lives in Woodland, CA, but sneaks away for conferences and author visits whenever she can. Nikki is a daydreamer, lover of sweets and scary movies, and frequent visitor of Disneyland. In her spare time she loves to visit the coast. The first thing she packs in her suitcase is always a book. Learn more about Nikki and her books at


Nikki Shannon Smith holds a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential, a Reading Specialist Credential, an Administrative Services Credential, and a Master of Arts Degree in Curriculum and Instruction: Language and Literacy. Her writing is informed not only by her research and over 30 years in education, but by her child-like curiosity and a deep love for words.


July 17
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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Davis, CA 95616 United States
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