Sherri Duskey Rinker

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General Information

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Name: Sherri Duskey Rinker

Pen Name: None

Genres: Fiction

Born: 1966 in Chicago, Illinois

Website: http://www.sherririnker.com/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Goodnight-Goodnight-Construction-Site/157261284307123

Blog: http://sherriduskeyrinker.blogspot.com/

Email: Sherri@SherriRinker.com


Illinois Connection

Rinker lives in St. Charles, a suburb of Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Sherri Duskey Rinker is passionate about children’s literacy and has had a life-long love of books. She is a graphic designer and New York Times bestselling author. Her first picture book, Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site was inspired by her youngest son’s obsession with trucks. The book became an instant bestseller, won critical acclaim and received numerous honors.


Published Works

  • Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site, Chronicle Books, 2011
  • Steam Train, Dream Train, Chronicle Books, 2013
  • Steam Train, Dream Train Colors, Chronicle Books, 2016
  • Steam Train, Dream Train 1-2-3, Chronicle Books, 2016
  • Silly Wonderful You, Balzer + Bray, 2016
  • Mighty, Mighty Construction Site, Chronicle Books, 2017

Titles at Your Library

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

ISBN: 0811877825
Release Date: 2011-05-04

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Steam Train, Dream Train

ISBN: 1452109206
Release Date: 2013-04-16

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Steam Train, Dream Train Colors

ISBN: 1452149151
Release Date: 2016-03-01

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Steam Train, Dream Train 1-2-3

ISBN: 1452149143
Release Date: 2016-03-01

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Silly Wonderful You

ISBN: 0062271059
Release Date: 2016-01-05

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Mighty, Mighty Construction Site

ISBN: 1452152160
Release Date: 2017-02-14

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Literary Awards

Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site

  • International Bestseller
  • New York Times #1 Bestseller
  • New York Times Bestseller List for over one year
  • New York Times Notable Children’s Book
  • IndieBound Bestseller - in the top 15 for over one year
  • Publishers Weekly Bestseller
  • ALA Notable Children’s Book Nominee
  • School Library Journal Starred Review
  • Booklist Starred Review
  • Top 10 Best Picture Books of 2011: New York Times, Amazon, San Francisco Chronicle
  • Editor’s Choice Award
  • Texas Library Association 2x2 Reading List
  • PAL (Play Advances Language)Top Ten Books, 2011
  • USA Today Best Selling Books of 2012
  • Great Lakes Great Reads 2011 List Selection
  • 2011 Society of Illustrators Exhibit, New York
  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2013

Steam Train, Dream Train

  • New York Times #1 Bestseller
  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly
  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2016

Silly Wonderful You

  • ILLINOIS READS Book Selection, Illinois Reading Council, 2017

Mighty, Mighty Construction Site

  • Starred Review, Publishers Weekly

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact Sherri at: Sherri@SherriRinker.com

Her school presentation, “Books Are Magic!” is designed to encourage and support students on their journey of reading and writing.

External Links

Sherri Duskey Rinker on WorldCat

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