Read-y to bike?

Here at TeachingBooks I’m encouraging my colleagues to ride their bicycles to the office. Madison, Wisconsin is such a lovely city this time of year, why not enjoy it on bike?

With that in mind, I’ve been exploring multimedia resources about books and authors related to this bicycling theme. Here are some resources for a variety of grade ranges for you to enjoy as well.

Duck on a Bike

 

Duck on a Bike, written and illustrated by David Shannon (Blue Sky Press 2002), has been adapted by Weston Woods into a video book reading, with Walter Mayes as the narrator.

Bike Poems

TeachingBooks celebrates Bike to Work Week with original “bad” bike poems.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Biker Girl

 

Author Misako Rocks! has told us she used to ride her bike around Madison when she lived here.  Listen to her explain the meaning of her name in Japanese, then enjoy her book Biker Girl (Hyperion 2006).

BratCakes

TeachingBooks eating breakfast brat cakes along the bike trail before finishing their commute to work.

 

 

Crunch

 

Leslie Connor‘s Crunch (HarperCollins 2010) has a useful book guide to help start discussions.

 

Shift

 

This interview with author Jennifer Bradbury gives insight into her YA novel entitled Shift (S&S 2008).

Poster3

Inspirational, and rather surreal, Bike to Work Week posters created in house.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted by Carin Bringelson, MLS, Director of Online Content & Collections

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2 Responses to Read-y to bike?

  1. Sue McAdans August 13, 2015 at 8:15 pm #

    Sorry my comment is so late, but you NEED to add The Red Racer by Audrey Wood — just for those whose bikes are old and beat up

  2. Jeanette Lee August 17, 2015 at 11:16 am #

    Great suggestion, Sue! This is the link to available resources about The Red Racer by Audrey Wood: http://www.teachingbooks.net/qlf4keu

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