Book Launch and Story Time with Kimberly Wilson

Join author Kimberly Wilson as she launches her new picture book, A Dollar's Grand Dream, with a reading and discussion on Saturday, July 15, 2023, at 11 am.






We want to celebrate Kimberly Wilson on her book, A Dollar's Grand Dream, She will read from her book and have a discussion on Saturday, July 15, 2023, at 11 am. A Dollar's Grand Dream is available for preorder. We look forward to seeing you at this free event.


Big Bill the dollar loves his one-derful life of tippin’, payin’, and donatin’ at restaurants, farmers markets, and collection jars...until Hundred pays a visit, telling tales of large bills living in the lap of luxury. Then Bill’s dreams turn to mega mansions, fancy cars, and superstars. With the magical help of his friend Penny, Bill’s wish for wealth comes true. Suddenly he’s a ten thousand dollar bill――one of the biggest bills in history! But when glamorous Thousand steps in to show him the ropes, he begins to worry his grand new life might not be what he was banking on.

The one and only change-wranglin’ buckaroo stars in a hilarious adventure rich with puns that reminds us to be careful what we wish for and to value what we already have.


Author Bio:

Kimberly Wilson’s writing journey began as a third grader in Upstate New York with a butterfly trapper keeper, a pocket thesaurus, and an overflowing bookshelf. After earning her BA from SUNY Geneseo, where she studied communication and creative writing, an internship brought her to North Carolina. There, she established a career in marketing before diving headfirst into her dream of writing for children.

As a full-time writer, Kimberly is an active member of the SCBWI, 12x12, and several critique groups. She is a pun-lover and enjoys mixing humor, heart, and educational details into her writing. She is the author of A Penny’s Worth (2022), A DOLLAR’S GRAND DREAM (July 11, 2023), and A CREDIT CARD TAKES CHARGE (Fall 2024), illustrated by Mark Hoffmann, published by Page Street Kids.

When not writing, Kimberly shares her love for books by volunteering with local literacy nonprofits through their Title I outreach programs. She also enjoys yoga, tennis, and family ping pong parties. Kimberly lives in Charlotte, NC, with her husband and two daughters, and their puppy. 





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Event date: 
Saturday, July 15, 2023 - 11:00am to 12:00pm
Event address: 
4139 Park Road
Charlotte, NC 28277
A Dollar's Grand Dream By Kimberly Wilson, Mark Hoffmann (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Kimberly Wilson, Mark Hoffmann (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781645677116
Availability: Coming Soon - Available for Pre-Order Now
Published: Page Street Kids - July 11th, 2023