Give the Gift of Reading This March

A Virtual Author Visit with Local Authors

By Nicole Hicks March 7, 2021

“Vroom, vroom. Rrrr. Beep! Crash! Crunch!” March is National Reading Month, and there is no doubt that our schools and communities have many fun events planned to get children excited about reading.  With the month off to a roaring start, local authors Nicole Hicks and Stacie Majszak hope to add to the excitement.   As mothers, authors, and educators, they know how important flexibility is at this time. Imagine having the chance to enrich your child’s Language Arts curriculum with an author visit that teachers can share with students at any time that best fits their classroom needs!  

Nicole Hicks and Stacie Majszak, authors of the award-winning children’s book Construction Cousins, have several different Virtual Author Visit options appropriate for many elementary and middle grade levels. Topics include cooperation, author’s craft, and the writing process.  For special pricing and more information, contact the authors at and refer to this article in Macaroni Kid.  

Meet the Construction Cousins, five little diggers who have a very special relationship with their grandparents. When they try to throw a birthday party for their Papa and things do not go exactly as planned, they must find a way to work together to save the party and learn some valuable lessons along the way.  Written by sisters, this book celebrates family and the power of teamwork to overcome a problem. Your children will love the beautiful illustrations, as well as the catchy rhythm and rhyme, and parents will love the questions at the end as a basis for rich discussion. 

The original title, Construction Cousins, released in 2018, is available for purchase on Amazon.

The newest book of the series, Construction Cousins: Crazy Christmas is also available for purchase on and Amazon.

“Vroom, vroom. Rrrr. Beep! Crash! Crunch!”  Dig in and fall in love with the Construction Cousins today!