Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Steam Train, Dream Train by Sherri Duskey Rinker & Tom Lichtenheld

Happy Book Birthday to Steam Train, Dream Train the new book by the Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site duo Sherri Duskey Rinker and Tom Lichtenheld:

I will be sharing Steam Train, Dream Train with some very excited students this week...
Author Sherri Duskey Rinker will be visiting my school next Tuesday!
Thank you to our amazing local bookstore Red Balloon Bookshop for making this visit possible.

Sherri was kind enough to finish a few of my sentences starters via email:

  • The best thing about school visits is... meeting the students: they always inspire and impress me --- and make me laugh!

  • Picture Books are... life changing, inspiring, formative. Art and poetry, visual and verbal.

  • Some of my favorite books to read with kids (other than my own) are... I love, love, love Harry Potter, the whole series: pure genius. I'm also a MAJOR SkippyJon Jones fan and I think Judy Schachner is amazing. I always learn a little something in every Magic Treehouse book. Oh, and Captain Underpants and Diary of a Wimpy Kid: I laugh at some goofy thing, every time.

  • One more thing... Even though my dad grew up in West Virginia and two of my sisters are in North Carolina, I'm a northern girl --- born and raised in the Chicago area. I think I'm from the south (grit-loving, "y'all" and all), but I'm really not. Shhh!... please do not tell me.

My students have also really enjoyed her first book Goodnight, Goodnight Construction site.

To celebrate I am giving away one copy of Steam Train, Dream Train and one copy of Goodnight, Goodnight both signed by Sherri Duskey Rinker.

This Giveaway will run from 4/16 until 11:59 p.m. on 4/20.
You must be at least 13 to enter.