Ryan Vanderhausen is psyched. After his mountain biking disaster, he discovers that his size and strength make him a natural for road bike racing. So he and his friends Phoenix, Jake, and Hú Dié head to California to train with Ryan’s cousin Peter. But right away, things get weird. Experienced cyclists are dropping dead, and someone from the kids’ past pays them a very unwelcome visit. Then Peter is kidnapped in the middle of San Francisco’s Chinatown. Can the kids save Peter, evade the bad guys, and still manage to compete in their biggest race yet?
It is the perfect reference manual to have in your shed or workshop and also contain lots of tips on how to conduct quick repairs if you get into trouble while out on the road.
Will Ben ever be able to get his bike back?
Find out in this hilarious and tender tale by Pulitzer Prize-winning cartoonist Matt Davies.
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013
A Neal Porter Book
Albert Einstein once said, "Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving." Ride along up and down the hills and valleys of this bike ride. Featuring lyrical text and vivid artwork, Spin shows that any mountain can be climbed. By pushing forward and pedaling around and around, anyone can spin onwards.
Originally created by Dr. Seuss, Beginner Books encourage children to read all by themselves, with simple words and illustrations that give clues to their meaning.
After all the excitement and danger he and his friends survived in California, Jake just wants to chill out and ride his bike. Then he gets an offer he can’t refuse—the chance to train and race with his friends in China, where a committee is building a world-class cycling team. But he soon finds out that trouble can follow him even all the way to China. When an old enemy chases him through Shanghai and the Chinese countryside, Jake may miss out on his chance to lead his team to victory.
In the last book of the Five Ancestors Out of the Ashes series, Jeff Stone delivers an action-packed adventure perfect for bike racing fans, readers of the popular Five Ancestors series, and anyone who loves a fast-paced page-turner.
Posey is worried about her upcoming spring break: instead of going somewhere for their vacation, her mom says they are going to have a "lazy vacation" at home. What if lazy actually means boring? Fortunately, the next few days are anything but: there are pancakes for dinner, a sleepover with her friends, and a new bike without training wheels! After Posey's first attempt at riding ends with a crash, she's not sure she wants to get back on her bike. But with some encouragement from Grandpa, Posey realizes that being brave means trying again, even if you feel afraid.
A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of 2013!
Miffy is excited to ride her new bike. Snuffy, the dog, even comes along! After a few ups and downs, Miffy finds herself with a boo-boo. Luckily, Mummy and Daddy know how to make Miffy feel better and ready to ride again!
This paperback edition comes with a sheet of stickers!
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Sam is the fastest boy on his paper delivery round - and under suspicion for being too speedy.
But when Sam's boss spots his talent for cycling, he also sees an opportunity.
And so years of rigorous training begin as Sam prepares to race in the Olympic Velodrome. Can Sam handle the expectation, now his skills have been recognised?
**From an award-winning chief sports reporter for The Times. Owen will be reporting on the Olympics for The Times, lending even more authority as the author of this series in the lead-up to the Games.
** In addition to the success of Team GB's cyclists, the Velodrome is one of the most iconic Olympic buildings for London 2012. Cycling for Gold features non-fiction facts and figures woven into an inspiring fictional story.