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Whether you want a bike, want to gain confidence riding a bike, or want to see how important owning a bike can be there is a book here for you.
When you live in a village at the edge of the No-Go Desert, you need to make your own fun. That's when you and your brothers get inventive and build a bike from scratch, using everyday items like an old milk pot (maybe mum is still using it, maybe not) and a used flour sack. You can even make a numberplate from bark, if you want. The end result is a spectacular bike, perfect for going bumpity-bump over sandhills, past your fed-up mum and right through your mud-for-walls home.

When you live in a village at the edge of the No-Go Desert, you need to make your own fun. That's when you and your brothers get inventive and build a bike from scratch, using everyday items like an old milk pot (maybe mum is still using it, maybe not) and a used flour sack. You can even make a numberplate from bark, if you want. The end result is a spectacular bike, perfect for going bumpity-bump over sandhills, past your fed-up mum and right through your mud-for-walls home.

Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah's inspiring true story--which was turned into a film, Emmanuel's Gift, narrated by Oprah Winfrey--is nothing short of remarkable. Born in Ghana, West Africa, with one deformed leg, he was dismissed by most people--but not by his mother, who taught him to reach for his dreams. As a boy, Emmanuel hopped to school more than two miles each way, learned to play soccer, left home at age thirteen to provide for his family, and, eventually, became a cyclist. He rode an…

Fishpond Australia, Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah by Sean Qualls Laurie Ann Thompson. Buy Books online: Emmanuel's Dream: The True Story of Emmanuel Ofosu Yeboah, ISBN Sean Qualls Laurie Ann Thompson

The first in a fantastically fun, magical cycling adventure series from Sir Chris Hoy. Fergus Hamilton is a boy with a big imagination. Living with his mum and grandad and his dog, Chimp, he dreams of a state-of-the-art Sullivan Swift and becoming the most brilliant boy cyclist in the world. So when he gets a rusty second-hand bike for his ninth birthday he can't help feeling a bit disappointed. But then he discovers something amazing when he takes it for a ride.

Flying Fergus by Chris Hoy is the first book in the Flying Fergus range - it's fun and involves bikes and magic.

Buy Ride, Ricardo, Ride! book by Phil Cummings from Boomerang Books

On Friday March 2015 Pegi Williams Book Shop had the privilege of launching the book Ride, Ricardo, Ride! by Phil Cummings and Shane Devries. When the masses went home we filmed Phil reading th…

A Year of Reading

Finders keepers, right? When Ruben picks up someone’s lost money, he finds out how hard it can be to do the right thing.Ruben feels like .

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Tracey Corderoy, Children's Author, picture books and young fiction.

It's a big day for Eric, the day of the bike race. His knapsack packed, Eric rides to Emily's for a picnic near the finish. But what's that splashing in the river? A very wet bike racer! Who's that sobbing by the street sign? A lost rider! Eric pauses to aid wayward bike racers with useful items from his knapsack, but will he be late to see the finish? The cheers of a crowd surprise Eric, but where oh where is Emily? Eric's Big Day is a colourful adventure on wheels for children aged 4-8.

It's a big day for Eric, the day of the bike race. His knapsack packed, Eric rides to Emily's for a picnic near the finish. But what's that splashing in the river? A very wet bike racer! Who's that sobbing by the street sign? A lost rider! Eric pauses to aid wayward bike racers with useful items from his knapsack, but will he be late to see the finish? The cheers of a crowd surprise Eric, but where oh where is Emily? Eric's Big Day is a colourful adventure on wheels for children aged 4-8.

Follow that road! Speed off on an eventful bicycle ride along the bold yellow road that cuts through town, by the sea, and through the country. Ride up and around, along and through, out and down. Frank's striking graphic style is executed in just five joyous colors, and his spare, rhythmic language is infectious. Hit a bump? Get back on track! Reach the end? Start again

Follow that road! Speed off on an eventful bicycle ride along the bold yellow road that cuts through town, by the sea, and through the country. Ride up and around, along and through, out and down. Frank's striking graphic style is executed in just five joyous colors, and his spare, rhythmic language is infectious. Hit a bump? Get back on track! Reach the end? Start again

In a Tanzanian village school, Anna struggles to keep up. Her walk home takes so long that when she arrives, it is too dark to do her homework. Working through the lunch hour instead, she doesn t see the truck from the bicycle library pull into the schoolyard. By the time she gets out there, the bikes are all gone. Anna hides her disappointment, happy to help her friends learn to balance and steer. In a Cloud of Dust

In a Cloud of Dust by Alma Fullerton, available at Book Depository with free delivery worldwide.

t's a long way around Perimeter Path! Mike's brother and sister say he's too young to compete in the 15-kilometer bike race. But if Mike just gets a chance, he knows he can make it all the way around.Racing Around

t's a long way around Perimeter Path! Mike's brother and sister say he's too young to compete in the 15-kilometer bike race. But if Mike just gets a chance, he knows he can make it all the way around.Racing Around

Fox and the Bike Ride

Fox and the Bike Ride

A young boy and an outrageous bear demonstrate how to ride a bicycle safely.

A young boy and an outrageous bear demonstrate how to ride a bicycle safely.

Rosamund is no fairy-tale princess. The King and Queen want her to marry a rich and handsome prince; she'd much rather be off bashing bad fairies, slaying dragons and sorting out hundred-headed things. So that's what she does! But will it all end happily ever after? Follow the adventures of the tough princess and see!

Rosamund is no fairy-tale princess. The King and Queen want her to marry a rich and handsome prince; she'd much rather be off bashing bad fairies, slaying dragons and sorting out hundred-headed things. So that's what she does! But will it all end happily ever after? Follow the adventures of the tough princess and see!

Pedal It! celebrates the humble bicycle--from the very first boneshakers to the sleek racing bikes of today, from handlebars to spokes to gear sprockets--and shows you why and how bikes can make the world a better place.

Pedal It! celebrates the humble bicycle--from the very first boneshakers to the sleek racing bikes of today, from handlebars to spokes to gear sprockets--and shows you why and how bikes can make the world a better place.

In this simple, step-by-step instructional picture book, learn how you too can visit the moon on your bicycle! All you need is a very long garden hose, a very large slingshot, a borrowed spacesuit, and a bicycle . . . and plenty of imagination.

In this simple, step-by-step instructional picture book, learn how you too can visit the moon on your bicycle! All you need is a very long garden hose, a very large slingshot, a borrowed spacesuit, and a bicycle . . . and plenty of imagination.