Archived News

"Children Pursue Their Dreams" in the New Jersey Courier News on Saturday June 18, Business Section. 

"Author Blooms Young" in
The Citizen, Auburn NY, July 3, 2011

"6-year Old Author Finnoula Louise" in Eyes In Magazine

Archived Events

Crystal's Book Signing for Diary of a Life Less Sweet at Clifton NJ Barnes and Noble, Jan 24, 2013

"Diary of a Life Less Sweet" Book Launch Party

October 15, 2012 at 6:00pm

Sparta Books in Sparta, New Jersey

Book signing for Cookies Cookies at Clinton Bookshop in Clinton, NJ on Nov. 27, 2011

Book Signing at FAO Schwarz in NY, NY on Sunday Sept 24, 2011.

Book Signing at The Book Nook in Sea Isle City, NJ on Sunday July 31, 2011.

Book Signing at Downtown Books & Coffee in Auburn, NY, Saturday, July 2, 2011. 

Book Signing at Clinton Bookshop Saturday, June 25, 2011

Book Signing at at ALA (American Library Association) Annual Conference on Sunday June 26, 2011 in New Orleans, LA.

Book Signing at Book Expo America May 26, 2011.

Book signing at Califon Book Shop May 14, 2011.

News and Events

4th Annual

Winter Festival and Craft Show

Finnoula Louise will be signing books

Saturday -- November 23rd

9 am to 4 pm


High School

256 County Route 513, Lebanon Twp.

More info

Find out what's happening with Little Valley Books and our featured authors. Check back often as this page changes frequently.
Young Authors to Attend BookExpo America 2013 at Mom's Choice Awards® Booth
Come meet two amazing young authors who have taken health-related life challenges and faced them with strength, humor, and wisdom. Authors Finnoula Louise (age 8) and Crystal Rivera (age 13), will be signing their award winning books at the Mom's Choice Awards® booth 2767-2768 on Saturday June 1. Crystal will autograph Diary of a Life Less Sweet: Life With My Little Brother's Diabetes @ 10:30-11:30 and Finnoula will autograph Cookie Cookies: A Year of (Gluten Free) Holiday Treats from 11:30 to 12:30. 
Crystal Rivera Attending Carnival for a Cure on March 10, 2013 in NYC.
She will Sign Copies of Her New Book
Diary of a Life Less Sweet 


Sunday, March 10, 2013

1:00 PM -- 4:00 PM* 

(*Daylight Savings Time begins at 2:00 AM -- don't forget to change your clocks - as we "spring forward" toward a cure!)



The Metropolitan Pavilion

125 West 18th Street

New York, NY 10011


Meet New Jersey's next great author!

Bert Baron, of WCTC Talk Radio interviews, 12-year-old Crystal Rivera about her book, "Diary Of A Life Less Sweet", and promotes some upcoming book signings! 

Posted 9/28/2012 10:05:00 AM

Crystal Rivera Launches Her Book
October 15, 2012 at Sparta Books

Siblings of children with diabetes typically receive little support. Diary of a Life Less Sweet fills this void. Our heroine, Jade Bluefeather, must learn to deal with the news of her brother’s condition and the subsequent changes that her family experiences. In her diary, we learn not only hear Jade’s thoughts and feelings, but we also learn the “truth” about diabetes from various medical professionals as they debunk some common misconceptions. Ultimately, Jade and her family adapt to these changes and return to a life that is once again “sweet.”


The story is based upon the true life of the author, Crystal Rivera, and her little brother. “I was 7 years old when everything changed, and I didn’t understand,” Crystal recalls. “I want to share my story to help other kids like me. I want them to know that some things are hard to accept at first, but we can learn from others how to see the brightest side of life.”


Support materials at the back of the book provide information for parents, caregivers, and educators. A template for starting your own diary or journal is also provided. Part of the proceeds from sales of this book will go to support diabetes research.

July 21 — Young Authors Workshop

July 2012 Workshops
For Kids & Parents
Saturdays, 1 – 2 pm, Free!

The Tutoring Center of Piscataway, NJ is pleased to introduce free Saturday enrichment workshops featuring teachers and residents from our local community who will share their life experiences and expertise. Our workshops are designed to open new doors for our youth and serve as a bridge to build upon the basic principles they have learned in school and at our Center and help them succeed in the real world.

Young Authors Workshop will help aspiring young authors get started with writing and self-publishing their first book. Special guests: Finnoula Louise, 7 year old author of "Aminals Animals" and "Cookies Cookies," and Stephanie Cahill, Little Valley Books publisher.

Limited seating, call 732-981-1122 or email

Inside Jersey Article: Books by Children 
June 14, 2012
Little Valley Books® is in The Star Ledger's "Inside Jersey" this month. 
Check out the bottom of page 15.

6-Year-Old Author Finnoula Louise

EYES IN Magazine issue 9 explores young author Finnoula Louise's creativity in this exclusive interview. In recent news: Finnoula Louise will be signing books at Book Expo America in New York City on Tuesday, June 5, 2012.

Read the entire article here.
EYES IN Magazine
Two Young Authors Authors at Book Expo America
creatorsAn article about Little Valley Books® and two of our authors, Christopher John and Finnoula Louise, has been published in EYES IN Online Magazine. As a publisher of the world’s innovative creators and their masterpieces, EYES IN spotlights innovation in fields of architecture, art, beauty, books, culinary arts, culture, design, fashion, film, finance, health, music, photography, real estate, science and travel. It's a must read for anyone who wants to stay informed on global trends, upcoming and celebrity in these areas.
Local Author Day at Princeton Public Library
March 24, 2012

Finnoula Louise, among other area authors, will display and sign books from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. Finnoula Louise will read for 5-7 minutes from one of her books around 2:00 p.m. For more information about this event go to the Princeton Public Library website.
Visit to The Story Emporium in Providence, RI
Finnoula will be signing books and doing an interview at The Story Emporium Wednesday, December 14, from 11 to 2. Located in:


1005 Main Street - Suite 8216

Pawtucket, RI 02860

Telephone:  401-316-3062

The Mom's Choice Awards® Recipient Again!! 
The Mom's Choice Awards® has named Finnoula Louise’s book, Cookies Cookies: A Year of Holiday Treatsamong the best in family-friendly media, products and services. Cookies Cookies is a Mom's Choice Awards® Silver Recipient
The Mom's Choice Awards® has named Finnoula Louise’s book, Aminals Animals, among the best in family-friendly media, products and services. Aminals Animals is a Mom's Choice Awards® Silver Recipient Outstanding Young Author/Illustratorfor more