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Sherri Duskey Rinker


Sherri Duskey Rinker is the author of four New York Times number one bestselling picture books, including the Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site series. She also authored "Steam Train, Dream Train" and the nonfiction picture book biography "Big Machines: The Story of Virginia Lee Burton." Some of her other titles include "The 12 Sleighs of Christmas," "Tiny and the Big Dig," and "Celebrate YOU!"

Rinker lives in the Chicago area with her husband, two sons and one fluffy dog. Inspired by her sons, family life and her 25-year career as a graphic designer, Sherri writes in hopes of making the world a little more fun and encouraging early readers, one book at a time. In addition to writing, Rinker loves to read, collect antique oil paintings, cook, garden and travel.

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Books:
How to Put an Octopus to Bed
Children / Teens
Chronicle Books
March 2020
ISBN 9781452140100
$17.99, NYP
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When mommy octopus tells little Floyd that it is time for bed, he decides that his parents want help getting their baths and putting on their pajamas (not what Mommy-O meant)--soon all three are covered with water and bubbles, and his parents are so exhausted that they fall asleep before Floyd is in bed.

Three Cheers for Kid McGear!
Children / Teens
Chronicle Books
September 2019
ISBN 9781452155821
40 pages
$17.99, INSTORE
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She might be small, but she's got it all—she's Kid McGear, Skid Steer! Kid McGear is the newest truck to join the Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site crew, and she's eager to help with even the roughest and toughest construction work. More/less

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