If you have a young biker in your life, you should pick up a copy of My First Bicycle Book (Cico Kidz, $14.95). The four sections— Biking Basics, Bike Maintenance, Have Fun on Your Bike, and the Science of Bikes— of this bright, comprehensive guide from Susan Akass will give any young rider confidence and independence. From practical information like the mountain biking “attack position” and how to pump tires and put your chain back on, to fun activities and challenges like how to pop a wheelie and customize your bike, this “first” volume is packed with enough information and fun to be your last. Ages 7-12. EAE
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ISBN: 9781782490371
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Published: CICO Books - July 11th, 2013

Each page of My Mother Goose (Roaring Brook, $19.99) is a moment to be enjoyed with the tyke on your lap. The unmistakable rhythm and absurdity of Mother Goose is a crucial part of early childhood, from Wee Willie Winkie and Jack Sprat to some less well-known rhymes like “Jerry Hall, / He is so small, / A rat could eat him, / Hat and all.” David McPhail has created an edition worthy of being read again and again, with colorful, appealing illustrations, and interspersed with early concept pages like “my 123s,” “getting dressed,” and “going places.” Ages infant-7. EAE
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By David McPhail, David McPhail (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9781596435261
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Published: Roaring Brook Press - October 8th, 2013

Darius & Twig (Amistad, $17.99) are friends who share an impulse to escape. Darius does so by imagining a peregrine falcon soaring above him and the city’s skyline, but even more so through his writing. Twig escapes by running on the track team, training constantly to get a better time. Both boys dream of winning scholarships and leaving Harlem and their family troubles for college. The prolific and talented Walter Dean Myers, author of over a hundred titles, including the multiple-award–winner Monster, and current National Ambassador for Young People’s Literature, wrote Darius & Twig in response to fan requests for a book about friendship. Ages 14-18. EAE
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ISBN: 9780061728235
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Published: Amistad - April 23rd, 2013