The most interesting thing about bicycles (to me, anyway) is that they appear on nearly every continent. Are there bicycles on Antarctica? Maybe a pedal-happy scientist has brought one to the research station.
Two minutes of research has turned up the interesting fact that YES there are (or at one time there were) bicycles on Antarctica.
In my selection of books for this month's story collection, I tried to provide a list of books that cover a variety of viewpoints and experiences. If you have a moment, read the White Paper from the ALSC (Association for Library Service to Children) which covers the importance of books that portray the diversity and variety of the world in which we live. To sum up: this world is full of amazing and wonderful cultures and everyone should be able to see that in the books we publish and share with one another.
Below are a list of titles about bicycles that you can check out at your library.
Ander. Me and My Bike. Heryin Books. 2008.
Brown, Marc. D.W. Rides Again! Little, Brown. 1993.
Donahue, Jill L. Ride Right: Bicycle Safety. Picture Window Books, 2009.
Dudley, David L. The Bicycle Man. Clarion Books. 2005.
Ernst, Lisa Campbell. Little Red Riding Hood: A Newfangled Prairie Tale. Simon & Schuster Books. 1995.
Goodstein, Madeine. Wheels!:Science Projects with Bicycles, Skateboards, and Skates. Enslow Publishers. 2009.
Hillenbrand, Will. Off We Go! A Bear and Mole Story. Holiday House. 2013.
Lewis, E.B. My Rows and Piles of Coins. Clarion Books. 1999.
Mulder, Michelle. Pedal It: How Bicycles are Changing the World. Orca Book Publishers. 2013.
Parish, Herman. Amelia Bedelia Means Business. Greenwillow Books. 2013.
Proimos, James. The Best Bike Ride Ever. Dial Books for Young Readers. 2012.
Raschka, Chris. Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle. Schwartz & Wade. 2013.
Robinson, Laura. Cyclist Bikelist: a Book for Every Rider. Tundra Books. 2010.
Schwartz, David. Supergrandpa. Tortuga Press. 2005.
Shannon, David. Duck on a Bike. Blue Sky Press. 2002.
Stauffacher, Sue. Tille the Terrible Swede: How One Woman, a Sewing Needle, and a Bicycle Changed History. Alfred A. Knopf. 2011.
Tsubakiyama, Margaret. Mei-Mei Loves the Morning. Whitman, A. 1999.
Viva, Frank. Along a Long Road. Little, Brown. 2011.