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World Bicycle Day

The Funtastic Festivities Booklists compile stories that relate to fun and festive days so that readers of all ages can join the celebration with a good book! 

On World Bicycle Day (6/3), we celebrate our two-wheeled companion, the bicycle. Whether we use them to exercise, race with our friends, or simply get somewhere faster than our legs can carry us, bikes provide us with fun and transportation. Let’s grab a book and enjoy our bicycles today (though let’s avoid biking and reading)!

The Adventures of a Girl Called Bicycle, by Christina Uss; illus. Jonathan Bean (Holiday House) — Fiction, Picture Book, Action / Adventure, Coming of Age, ages 7-12.

The Bear’s Bicycle, by Emilie Warren McLeod; illus. David McPhail (Little, Brown Books for Young Readers) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, Action / Adventure, Health, ages 4-6.

The Bicycle Man, by Allen Say (HarperCollins / Clarion Books) — Fiction, Prose, Historical Fiction, Action / Adventure, ages 4-6.

The Bicycle Spy, by Yona Zeldis McDonough (Scholastic) — Fiction, Prose, Historical Fiction, Action / Adventure, Mystery / Thriller, ages 7-12.

Bicycle to Treachery: A Miss Mallard Mystery, written and illustrated by Robert Quackenbush (Simon & Schuster / Aladdin) — Fiction, Picture Book, Animals, Action / Adventure, Mystery / Thriller, ages 4-6.

The Bicycle, by Lucas Arnoldussen; illus. Mark Janssen (Clavis Publishing) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, History, Series, ages 4-6.

Bicycle: Eureka! The Biography of an Idea, by Lori Haskins Houran; illus. Aaron Cushley (Penguin Random House / Kane Press) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, Biography / Memoir, Science, Series, ages 4-6.

Bicycles, written and illustrated by Gail Gibbons (Holiday House) — Nonfiction, Picture Book, How-to / Activity, ages 0-3.

Bicycles, by Patricia Lakin (Simon & Schuster / Aladdin) — Nonfiction, Prose, How-to / Activity, Series, ages 7-12.

A Few Bicycles More, by Christina Uss (Holiday House) — Fiction, Prose, Action / Adventure, Coming of Age, Series, ages 7-12.

The Green Bicycle, by Haifaa Al Mansour (Penguin Random House / Dial Books) — Fiction, Prose, Background / Culture, Humor, ages 7-12.

Hello, Bicycle!, by Ella Boyd; illus. Daniel Griffo (Amazon / Two Lions) — Fiction, Picture Book, How-to / Activity, Action / Adventure, ages 4-6.

Hero on a Bicycle, by Shirley Hughes; illus. (Candlewick Press) — Fiction, Prose, Historical Fiction, Background / Culture, ages 7-12.

Wheels of Change: How Women Rode the Bicycle to Freedom (With a Few Flat Tires Along the Way), by Sue Macy; illus. (National Geographic Kids) — Nonfiction, Prose, Biography / Memoir, History, ages 7-12.

Join World Bicycle Day by reading a book!

List compiled by CBC’s resident trivia expert, Sommer Wissner. Check out other book lists on our blog.

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