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
Wodney Wat's Wobot
2011 - Wodney Wat's Wobot (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780547367569
ISBN-10: 0547367562
Genre: Children's Books

Tacky's Christmas
2010 - Tacky's Christmas (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780545427104
ISBN-10: 054542710X
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 1.5/5 Stars.

Tacky and the Emperor
2003 - Tacky and the Emperor (Other)
ISBN-13: 9780439498630
ISBN-10: 0439498635
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Three Cheers for Tacky
1994 - Three Cheers for Tacky (Hardcover)Paperback, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780395668412
ISBN-10: 0395668417
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 5/5 Stars.

Tacky the Penguin
1990 - Tacky the Penguin (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780395562338
ISBN-10: 0395562333
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.7/5 Stars.

Tacky the Penguin
1988 - Tacky the Penguin (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780590994514
ISBN-10: 0590994514
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

It Wasn't My Fault
1985 - It Wasn't My Fault (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780590486453
ISBN-10: 0590486454
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Cora Copycat
1979 - Cora Copycat (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780525282419
ISBN-10: 0525282416
Genre: Children's Books