Spring is turning to summer. It is the perfect time of year to get outside and ride a bike! But first, enjoy a book about bikes!
The Girl and the Bicycle by Mark Pett
This wordless book tells the story of a girl who falls in love with a bike in a store window. She checks her piggy bank, but does not have enough money. The story follows the girl as she tries to earn enough money before someone else buys the bike.
Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle by Chris Raschka
Learning to ride a bike takes a lot of practice! A father helps his daughter learn to ride a bike in this book with simple words. The messy watercolor illustrations show the girl’s struggle and success.
The Bear’s Bicycle by Emilie Warren McLeod
The young boy who narrates this story is careful when riding his bike. He is aware of his surroundings and is careful about his actions. But the bear, unmentioned in the text, does all the wrong things. This book is a fun way to teach children about bicycle safety.
Duck on a Bike by David Shannon
When Duck decides to try riding a bike, he rides around the farm showing off to all the other animals. Bright illustrations capture each animal’s reaction to the silly sight.
The Red Bicycle by Isabella Jude
When Leo outgrows his bicycle, he decides to donate it so someone else can use it and care for it as he did. This picture book for middle-grade readers follows the bike through its many uses and owners.
From Steel to Bicycle by Robin Nelson
Learn how a bicycle is made! This book explains and illustrates every step from start to finish. The nonfiction book for beginning readers includes a table of contents, a glossary, and an index.
Bicycle Book by Gail Gibbons
This nonfiction book about bicycles contains a lot of basic information on the subject, including an explanation of what the word bicycle means, a brief history of bicycles, and safety rules. The watercolor pictures make the book (and information) approachable.
Now that you’ve read about bicycles, you can make your own bicycle toy! Instructions courtesy of Doodles and Jots.