Search - List of Books by Helen Lester

Helen Lester was born in 1936. She is an American children's author, best known for her character Tacky the Penguin in many of her children's stories.

She was born in Evanston, Illinois but has moved around the United States making homes in New York City, San Francisco, Chicago, Minneapolis and finally settling in Pawling, New York with her husband.

As a girl, Lester dreamed of getting married but never of being a writer. She became an elementary school teacher, got married and had two sons. After her sons were born, Lester took time off as a teacher and began writing children's literature. Her works are mainly influenced by her old second-grade students who helped produced characters such as Tacky the Penguin, Pinkerton the Pig and Fragility the Hippopotamus.

Lester's first children's book was published in 1979 and her writing career took off from there. She has now published more than two dozen books.

Lester has also illustrated a few of her own books, but typically illustrator Lynn Munsinger has produced the illustration for Lester's books. Lester and Munsinger have collaborated on over a dozen children books.

Beyond writing, Lester spends time traveling the country, visiting schools and encouraging children to write. She has also written a biography, A True Story directed towards young writers and is based on her school visits and the editing process as a writer.

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Total Books: 165
All for Me and None for All
All for Me and None for All (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780544668386
ISBN-10: 0544668383
Genre: Children's Books

Author A True Story
Author a True Story (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780395827444
ISBN-10: 0395827442
Genre: Children's Books

Batter Up Wombat
Batter Up Wombat (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780547015491
ISBN-10: 0547015496
Genre: Children's Books

Boris and the Worrisome Wakies
Boris and the Worrisome Wakies (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780544640948
ISBN-10: 0544640942
Genre: Children's Books

Cora Copycat
Cora Copycat (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780525282419
ISBN-10: 0525282416
Genre: Children's Books

El Pinguino Taky
El Pinguino Taky [Tacky the Penguin] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780618125302
ISBN-10: 0618125302
Genre: Children's Books

The Four Getters and Arf
The Four Getters and Arf [Let Me Read, Level 2] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780673362728
ISBN-10: 0673362728
Genres: Children's Books, Substores

Happy Birdday Tacky
Happy Birdday Tacky [Tacky the Penguin] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780547912288
ISBN-10: 0547912285
Genre: Children's Books

Helen Lester by the Authors of 'garestone Hall'
Helen Lester By the Authors of 'garestone Hall' (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781150556807
ISBN-10: 1150556803

Help I'm Stuck
Help I'm Stuck [Little Celebration] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780673757166
ISBN-10: 0673757161
Genre: Children's Books

Hey There Bear
Hey There Bear [Little Celebration] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780673754349
ISBN-10: 0673754340

Hooway for Wodney Wat
Hooway for Wodney Wat (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780395923924
ISBN-10: 0395923921
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

Hooway for Wodney Wat Book  Cassette
Hooway for Wodney Wat Book Cassette [Read Along Book & Cassette] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780618394043
ISBN-10: 0618394044

Hooway for Wodney Wat book and CD
Hooway for Wodney Wat Book and Cd (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780547552170
ISBN-10: 0547552173
Genre: Children's Books

Hooway for Wodney Wat with Cassette [s - Carry Along Book & Cassette Favorites] (Hardcover)
Hop to the Top
Hop to the Top (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781567840704
ISBN-10: 1567840701

Hurty Feelings
Hurty Feelings (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780618410828
ISBN-10: 0618410821
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

It Wasn't My Fault
It Wasn't My Fault (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780395356296
ISBN-10: 0395356296
Genre: Children's Books

It Wasn't My Fault
It Wasn't My Fault (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780590486453
ISBN-10: 0590486454
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Kannst Du Nicht Horen Kleiner Hase
Kannst Du Nicht Horen Kleiner Hase (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9783880104068
ISBN-10: 3880104069

Kathy's Pocket
Kathy's Pocket [MacMillan Whole-Language Big Books] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781567840711
ISBN-10: 156784071X
Genre: Children's Books

a la Cima
A La Cima (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781567840971
ISBN-10: 1567840973

Lin's Backpack [Let Me Read, Level 2] (Hardcover)
Muttsy's Mystery [Gund Children's Library] (Hardcover)
Pick a Pet [Little Celebration] (Paperback)
The Shy People's Picnic [Little Celebration] (Hardcover)
Tacky Goes to Camp [Tacky the Penguin] (Paperback)
Wrong Way Reggie [Little Celebration] (Paperback)
Wuzzy Takes Off [Gund Children's Library] (Hardcover)