Orca Book Publishers, Spring 2013
* winner of the Children’s Literature Roundtables of Canada Information Book Award 2014; shortlisted for a Hackmatack Children’s Choice Award 2015 and a Rocky Mountain Book Award 2015; and selected for Bank Street College of Education Best Children’s Books of the Year 2014, Canadian Children’s Book Centre’s Best Books for Kids and Teens 2013 (starred selection), Ontario Library Association’s Best Bets 2013 and Resource Links “The Year’s Best” 2013
Are bicycles always made of metal? Who invented the bicycle? How many parts does a bicycle have? What is a bicimaquina?
Did you know that bikes can power computers, sharpen knives, perform lab tests and light a building, as well as get a sick person to a hospital or a letter across a big city – fast? 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 like yours can make the world a better place.
Non-fiction for ages 8+