Duck on a Bike: David Shannon

Duck on a Bike

Author/Illustrator: David Shannon
Publisher: Blue Sky Press
Publication Year: 2002
Brief Summary: A duck shows off his bicycling skills to his farm animal friends and get them riding too.
Awards, Honors and Prizes:

ABC Children”s Booksellers Choices Award, 2003′ ‘ Winner’ ‘ Picture Books’ ‘ United States’ ” ‘
Bill Martin, Jr. Picture Book Award, 2004′ ‘ Nominee’ ” ‘ Kansas’ ” ‘
Borders Original Voices Award, 2002′ ‘ Finalist’ ‘ Picture Book’ ‘ United States’ ” ‘
Charlotte Zolotow Award, 2003′ ‘ Highly Commended’ ” ‘ United States’ ” ‘
Children”s Literature Council of Southern California Award, 2003′ ‘ Winner’ ‘ Excellence in a Picture Book’ ‘ United States’ ” ‘
SMART Book Award, 2007′ ‘ Nominee’ ” ‘ United States’ ”’
Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2003 ; Bank Street College of Education
Booklist Book Review Stars, Feb. 15, 2002 ; American Library Association
Books to Read Aloud to Children of All Ages, 2003 ; Bank Street College of Education
Capitol Choices, 2002 ; The Capitol Choices Committee
Children’s Catalog, Eighteenth Edition, Supplement, 2003 ; H.W. Wilson
Children’s Catalog, Nineteenth Edition, 2006 ; H.W. Wilson
Children’s Choices, 2003 ; International Reading Association
Children’s Literature Choice List, 2002 ; Children’s Literature
Choices, 2003 ; Cooperative Children’s Book Center
Kirkus Book Review Stars, January 15, 2002
Notable Children’s Books in the Language Arts, 2003 ; NCTE Children’s Literature Assembly
Notable Children’s Books, 2003 ; ALSC American Library Association
School Library Journal Best Books, 2002 ; Cahners
School Library Journal Book Review Stars, March 2002 ; Cahners

Ideas for using this book in classroom or library and/or brief notes on curriculum connections/content learning standards/Common Core, etc.:

  • farm animals and animal sounds
  • Math: counting how many animals/kids, etc;
  • Text-to-self connections: When was the last time you learned something new — write about how you practiced til you have perfected the skill

Special features included (if applicable) — index; timeline; author’s notes; further reading; etc. 

  • Accessed at: Thrasher Elementary Library
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