Kids + Teens

Introducing a Vehicle-Themed Holiday Book: The 12 Sleighs of Christmas

Reading Sherri Duskey Rinker’s bestsellers Goodnight, Goodnight, Construction Site and Steam Train, Dream Train is a beloved bedtime ritual for millions of kids all over the world, and her most recent hit Mighty, Mighty, Construction Site helps young readers rev up for a great day.

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Now her vehicle-obsessed fans will have a new holiday tradition: The 12 Sleighs of Christmas!

The 12 Sleighs of Christmas by Sherri Duskey Rinker, illustrated by Jake Parker

Illustrated by Inktober founder Jake Parker, The 12 Sleighs of Christmas takes a STEM-based approach to a transportation dilemma. When the elves discover that Santa’s sleigh has seen better days and can’t make the journey on Christmas Eve, they organize a friendly competition to create the winning souped-up sleigh that will save the day.

Hear from Sherri herself introducing the book:

In this turbocharged read aloud, Santa’s sleigh is envisioned as monster truck, a pirate ship, a blimp, a space ship, and more. But which one will win?


You’ll have to read it to find out.

You can preorder The 12 Sleighs of Christmas here or from your favorite retailer—and gear up for this book with downloadable coloring sheets, mazes and more.

Lara Starr

Lara Starr

Lara Starr is Chronicle’s Senior Publicist for Children’s books, and the author of Wookiee Pies, Clone Scones and other Galactic Goodies, Ice Sabers, The Very Hungry Caterpillar™ Cookbook and Cookie Cutters Kit, and Chef Olivia™. Tell her you like her sweater and she’ll tell you exactly what she paid for it.
Lara Starr


1 Comment

  • Tracy Morgan November 8, 2017 at 6:31 am

    These Christmas Books are an excellent book for any child on your list for the holiday season. All are great Christmas book. Perfect for your son or daughter, grandchild, godchild, niece or nephew or any special child. I think of it as a great book, even for kids who love truck, especially kids who love trucks. I guarantee your kid will love this book.


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