Learning to ride a bike is a popular summer activity. Today, we continue our “I Can…” series and are looking at books about bikes. This fits so nicely with the theme for this month’s Poppins Book Nook too, which is transportation/travel. Here are some of our favorite books about bikes!
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The Bicycle by Colin Thompson is being rereleased this July. After Thompson visited Cambodia, he was moved by the way a humble bicycle is central in so many lives. Many artists collaborated to create the book. Proceeds from the book benefit the Save the Children foundation.
Duck on a Bike by David Shannon was our featured Virtual Book Club book in April. Duck gets all the animals to join him in a bike ride around the farm. I can not count the number of times we have read this book. We created a fun bike labeling activity to compliment the book which is fun on a summer day.
Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle by Chris Raschka is a 2013 release about that big milestone in every child’s life. A dad takes his daughter through the steps of riding a bike.
Ben Rides On by Matt Davies is another 2013 release. Ben loves to travel to school now that he has a new bike. However, when he gets to school he encounters a bully. How will Ben respond to the bully? The illustrations in this book are great.
Sally Jean, the Bicycle Queen by Cari Best is about a little girl born to ride. She has a great bike named Flash that she rides everywhere. Then, one day she outgrows Flash and creates a new bike from old parts for herself. Best of all, she gives Flash to another little kid who is ready to start riding a bike.
I love Donald Crews books for the preschool crowd. Bicycle Race is a counting book about 12 bikes in a race. Which bike will win the race?
I’m including Anatole by Eve Titus because I think it’s such a cute story. Though Anatole uses a bike to get around in the story, the book isn’t focused around bikes. Anatole lives in Paris and searches for food for his family each night. In the process, he becomes quite the cheese critic.
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