'Away We Go!' on Berks County's best kept secrets tour

Hat Head Books of Pottstown, PA, invites everyone to celebrate the publication of its second children's book, Away We Go! On Bicycles in 1898 at a BIKE BOOK BASH to be hosted by Evelyn & Harriette's Gifts, 1232 Oysterdale Road, Oley, PA, on Saturday 30 June from 11am – 3pm. To add to the excitement, Bob the Bicycle Guy will be on hand (on wheels!) to demonstrate some of the bikes featured in the book and other cycles from his large collection of antique and unusual bikes.

In the story of Away We Go! On Bicycles in 1898, two young boys, Morgan and Jonah, take an adventure-filled bicycle ride during the 'Golden Age of Bicycles.' The boys encounter the Well's Ferry Touring Club cyclists on their high-wheelers, 'Charlie's Ghost,' a grumpy farmer, and an angry dog determined to take a chunk out of Morgan's leg. Along the way, young readers discover the surprising history of bicycles - how they changed American society and paved the way for the automobile.

Away We Go! was written by historian and educator, John J Loeper, a Pennsylvania native and author of more than two dozen children's books. Loeper's books are found in school libraries throughout the nation, and excerpts from his stories are used in basal readers and SATs. Hat Head Books will publish two editions of Away We Go! The paperback story edition, signed by the author, will be on sale at the BIKE BOOK BASH. A hard cover library edition, part of the educational 'Whence America?' series that is packed with more information about the history of bicycles, will publish this September. These books are for children ages 7-12 and feature beautiful illustrations by Ron Chironna.

The BIKE BOOK BASH is a free event and part of the Berks County Best Kept Secrets Tour. It's a great opportunity for children and adults to see Bob ride the bikes our ancestors rode and demonstrate some very unusual human-powered vehicles.

Evelyn & Harriette's Gifts, a Berks County hidden treasure, was selected to participate in the Tour because of its unique collection of gifts and toys, carefully curated by proprietors Stuart and Ann Kern.

Hat Head Books is the children's imprint of Hieropub LLC, a book production and publishing company founded in 1998 as Hierophant Publishing Services. Proud to be part of the growing 'Made in America' movement, Hat Head Books are 100% Made in the USA, unlike most children's books which are printed in China.

Hieropub LLC is also pleased to announce member Pat Holl is now a consulting sales representative for Data Conversion Laboratories (DCL), Long Island, NY. DCL converts corporate legacy information into coded digital data that can be re-purposed in new applications. To find out more about the BIKE BOOK BASH or Hieropub LLC please contact Pat Holl at 610-705-0282, patholl@hieropub.com, or visit www.hatheadbooks.com.

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