A Big Day for Bike

Coming Soon


By Emily Jenkins

Illustrated by Brian Karas

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$24.99 CAD




Hardcover $18.99 $24.99 CAD

"Jenkins and Karas’ collaboration is a strikingly original narrative concept book about bike-sharing programs . . . A pedal-powered primer that will surely inspire riders old and new." —Kirkus Reviews

Travel with Bike as she explores the city as a community bicycle in this inspiring story that introduces the thrills of bike riding and first experiences and celebrates the rewards of helping others, for fans of Little Blue Truck.

Today is Bike’s first day on the job as a community bicycle. She’s parked on the street and ready to go. But what if nobody wants to ride her? Bike feels a little nervous. Then she meets her first rider—Sunita. Soon Bike is off, taking Sunita to her destination, and before long, many other riders to where they want to go.

Featuring a cheerful city bike with an infectious can-do attitude, this thoughtful picture book introduces the excitement of bike riding and navigation, and celebrates the jitters and joys of new experiences.


On Sale
Jun 18, 2024
Page Count
32 pages

Emily Jenkins

About the Author

Emily Jenkins is the author of many award-winning books for children, including Water in the Park, a Booklist Editors’ Choice and a Bulletin Blue Ribbon Book; Lemonade in Winter, a Publishers Weekly Best Book of the Year; and two Boston Globe–Horn Book Honor Books: Five Creatures and That New Animal. She is also the author of the popular Toys Go Out trilogy: Toys Go Out, Toy Dance Party, and Toys Come Home. She lives in Brooklyn, New York, and invites you to visit her online at emilyjenkins.com.

G. Brian Karas has illustrated over fifty books for children, including Lemonade in Winter by Emily Jenkins, Tap Tap Boom Boom by Elizabeth Bluemle, and Are You Going to Be Good? by Cari Best, a New York Times Best Illustrated Children’s Book. In addition to illustrating, he has written and illustrated many titles of his own, including The Village Garage and On Earth. Brian lives in the Hudson Valley of New York, and invites you to visit him online at gbriankaras.com.

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