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BICYCLES, AIRSHIPS AND THINGS THAT GO

thumbnail-coverDoes your child like bikes, skateboards, snowboards? What about boats, trains, or airships? If so, this title is for you. The story, powered by renewable energy, follows a family trip using all those transport modes and more. Bumbling spies try to steal a package that the family is delivering to the science center in another city. Hold on to your cycle helmets for this exciting family ride!

Author Bernie McAllister, Illustrator John Aardema
ISBN 978-0-9916255-0-5
RELEASE DATE: 31 March 2016, 30 pages, color, 8″ x 10″
paperback $12.99, £10.00, €14.00, $ CAN 17.00, 18.00 AUD

Learn all about the book and see a video flip through on our ‘New‘ page where you can also download the free teaching and learning guide (PDF) for parents and teachers, request a review copy, and see some closeups of the illustrations. Order the book from Amazon or local book shops.

RESILIENCY TOPICS
Bicycles, Airships and Things That Go includes these resiliency topics:
energy (people powered transport, renewable energy), public realm (plazas, museums, streets and sidewalks, public transport), food systems (urban agriculture, compost, aquaculture, bee keeping), equity (gender role-model parity), distributed systems (renewable energy), cultural systems (collaborative consumption/sharing economy), active lifestyle.

Stay tuned for more about the development of this book…

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FORTHCOMING TITLES

The Three Little Droplets — a retelling of the three little pigs, in water terms

 

 

 

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