Bing, Bop, Bam Time to Jam!

Bing, Bop, Bam

Time to Jam!


Price: $17.99

  • Additional formats:
  • Publication Date: August 8, 2023
  • Imprint: Abrams Appleseed
  • Trim Size: 9 x 9
  • ISBN: 9781419756313
  • Page Count: 40
  • Illustrations: Full-color illustrations throughout
  • Rights: World/All

A joyful, rhyming celebration of music and community

Sounds soar!
Tunes galore.
Music trance . . .
Gotta dance!

This upbeat picture book—a companion to Ride, Roll, Run: Time for Fun!—follows the nine children from the first book as they help plan a big, musical block party. Author and educator Valerie Bolling’s rhyming text makes for a rollicking read-aloud and features instruments from all around the world including the agogô, banjo, daegeum, djembe drums, double bass, erhu, maracas, piano, steel drums, and trumpet. Sabrena Khadija’s stunning illustrations depict the joy of dancing, playing music, and feasting with neighbors and friends. Readers will clamor to plan jam sessions of their own!

About the author

Valerie Bolling is the author of Ride, Roll, Run: Time for Fun!; Together We Ride (which received starred reviews from Booklist and The Horn Book); and Let’s Dance! (winner of an SCBWI Crystal Kite Award). In addition to being an author, Bolling has been an educator for 30 years. She is focused on bringing diverse literature to young readers and creating stories in which all children can see themselves and feel valued and validated. She loves dancing and music, so if a jam took place on her street in Stamford, Connecticut, Bolling and her husband (who plays the djembe) would definitely join in. Learn more about Bolling and her books at Sabrena Khadija is a Sierra Leonean American illustrator who is inspired by bold geometry, nature, and the feminine spirit. She takes pride in creating works that help others feel seen and inspired not only to see beauty in themselves, but to recognize and acknowledge that of others. She is the illustrator of Ride, Roll, Run and We Have a Dream: Meet 30 Young Indigenous People and People of Color Protecting the Planet. Khadija lives in Silver Spring, Maryland. Learn more at