Kids Bike: A Booklist from the Women Bike Book Club

Did you know that the Oakland Public Library co-hosts a Women Bike Book Club with Bike East Bay? We gather to discuss biking, feminism, and the intersection of the two on the second Thursday of each month at 6:00pm, at our Golden Gate Branch (5606 San Pablo Avenue). The book club was started by Bike East Bay as part of their Women Bike initiative, which brings women and gender nonconforming folks together in social settings to share experiences and resources with each other. 

Ok so the book club sounds awesome but why are we talking about that here?

Our meeting on November 9th will focus on children’s books! We'll have some great selections of bike-related children's literature, and we'll talk about moms, biking, and the next generation of cyclists. Join us to enjoy beautiful illustrations, good conversation, and maybe even pick up some gift ideas for the little feminists in your life. 

If you can’t join us, here are the books we’ll be looking at:

Picture books

Cover of Mei Mei loves the morning              cover of A Bike Like Sergios

Mei-Mei loves the morning by Margaret Tsubakiyama

The girl and the bicycle by Mark Pett

New Red Bike by James Ransome

A Bike Like Sergio’s by Maribeth Boelts

Along a Long Road by Frank Viva


cover of Tillie the Terrible Swede            Cover for Wheels of Change

Tillie the terrible Swede : how one woman, a sewing needle, and a bicycle changed history by Sue Stauffacher  

Wheels of change: how women rode the bicycle to freedom (with a few flat tires along the way) by Sue Macy 

Chapter Book

Cover for the green bike

The green bicycle by Haifaa Al Mansour