The 2018 summer reading/learning program from iRead and the California Library Association is READING TAKES YOU EVERYWHERE!: www.ireadprogram.org/ and calchallenge.org/ . A great way to focus on this for toddler and preschool storytime is with transportation-themed storytimes. Between now and June, BayNews will offer transportation storytime ideas to help you promote READING TAKES YOU EVERYWHERE! This month, we feature the topic of bikes. For a craft project, make these toilet paper tube bike handle decorations: https://alphamom.com/family-fun/holidays/4th-of-july-craft-parade-streamers-for-bicycles-and-scooters/.
Barner, Bob. My Bike. With bold, deeply saturated colors, the artwork and brief text celebrate bicycle riding.
Blackstone, Stella. Bear on a Bike. Bear travels by bike, train, raft, and hot-air balloon in this fun story.
Boyd, Ella. Hello, Bicycle. A rhyming story of a girl who trades her tricycle for a two-wheeler.
Liu, Cynthea. Bike On Bear! Bear tries several things to learn to ride a bike, including training wheels and library books.
London, Jonathan. Froggy Rides a Bike. Accident-prone Froggy learns practice makes perfect when learning to ride a bike.
Monroe, Chris. Bug on a Bike. In this cumulative story, a ladybug leads several creatures on a bike ride.
Mortensen, Lori. Cowpoke Clyde Rides the Range. In this rhyming story, a cowboy discovers riding a bike is more difficult than riding a horse.
Ransome, James. New Red Bike! Featuring African-American characters, this shows the importance of sharing when one has a new bike.
Raschka, Chris. Everyone Can Learn to Ride a Bicycle. A father helps his daughter learn to ride a bike in this reassuring story.
Shannon, David. Duck on a Bike. Duck shows the other farm animals how much fun it can be to ride a bike.
Tabor, Corey R. Fox and the Bike Ride. Fox convinces his friends to take a bike ride for adventure – and snacks!