E. B. White
Honor Winner

Goodnight, Goodnight,
Construction Site


Written by Sherri Duskey Rinker

A hardworking crew of construction trucks dig, plow, lift and churn all day long, then haul themselves off to a cozy spot and curl up for the night. Colorful artwork and fun characters combine with rhyming text to make this a sure-fire bedtime favorite of anyone who loves construction trucks.

". . . has the 'why hasn't anyone thought of that before' premise of marrying truck book and bedtime story."


"Lichtenheld's detailed and textured illustrations... perfectly complement the fun, rhyming text, cleverly personifying each truck with expressive eyes and amusing details. This is sure to be a hit with truck-loving preschoolers."


"Lichtenheld's art deftly balances the story's boisterous and drowsy elements. Truck lovers will happily nod off to the strains of this read-aloud."



  • Top 10, Happy Beds' "Best Bedtime Books UK," 2019
  • Included in Best New Board Books August 2017 by The Children's Book Review
  • A New York Times Bestseller for over 3 years
  • The Atlantic Staff Selections: The Best Book I Read This Year (2014)
  • USA Today Best Selling Books of 2012
  • Selected for Common Sense Media's "Essential Books for Kids and Teens"
  • Outstanding Achievement by a Wisconsin Author/Illustrator, Wisconsin Library Association
  • 2013 Illinois Reads Selection, Illinois Reading Council
  • 2012 E. B. White Read-Aloud Honor Award
  • Featured in New York Times 2011 Holiday Gift Guide
  • PAL (Play Advances Language) 2011 Top Ten Books
  • Indie Bestseller List
  • Great Lakes Great Reads 2011 List
  • Selection, 2011 Society of Illustrators Exhibit, New York
  • Association for Library Service to Children, Notable Children's Picture Books 2012 nominee
  • Texas Library Association 2 x 2 Reading List selection
  • An Indie Best Seller Illustrated Children's Books (22 weeks in the top 15)
  • ChildrensBookGuide.com Best Children's Books of 2011 selection Indies Choice Nominee
  • Society of Illustrators 2011 Original Children's Book Art Show selection

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