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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
Boris and the Worrisome Wakies
2017 - Boris and the Worrisome Wakies (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780544640948
ISBN-10: 0544640942
Genre: Children's Books

Wodney Wat's Wobot
2016 - Wodney Wat's Wobot (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780544809031
ISBN-10: 0544809033
Genre: Children's Books

All for Me and None for All
2016 - All for Me and None for All (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780544668386
ISBN-10: 0544668383
Genre: Children's Books

Tacky and the Haunted Igloo
2015 - Tacky and the Haunted Igloo [Tacky the Penguin] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780544339941
ISBN-10: 0544339940
Genre: Children's Books

Laugh-Along Lessons 5-Minute Stories
2015 - Laugh-along Lessons 5-minute Stories (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780544503922
ISBN-10: 0544503929
Genre: Children's Books

Pookins Gets Her Way
2015 - Pookins Gets Her Way [Laugh-Along Lessons] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780544324060
ISBN-10: 0544324064
Genre: Children's Books

The Wizard the Fairy and the Magic Chicken
2014 - The Wizard the Fairy and the Magic Chicken [Laugh-Along Lessons] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780544220645
ISBN-10: 0544220641
Genre: Children's Books

The Sheep in Wolf's Clothing
2014 - The Sheep in Wolf's Clothing [Laugh-Along Lessons] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780544233003
ISBN-10: 054423300X
Genre: Children's Books

The Loch Mess Monster
2014 - The Loch Mess Monster (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780544099906
ISBN-10: 0544099907
Genre: Children's Books

Princess Penelope's Parrot
2014 - Princess Penelope's Parrot [Laugh-Along Lessons] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780544106062
ISBN-10: 0544106067
Genre: Children's Books

Hurty Feelings
2014 - Hurty Feelings [Laugh-Along Lessons] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780544106222
ISBN-10: 0544106229
Genre: Children's Books

A Porcupine Named Fluffy
2013 - A Porcupine Named Fluffy [Laugh-Along Lessons] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780544003194
ISBN-10: 0544003195
Genre: Children's Books

Me First
2013 - Me First [Laugh-Along Lessons] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780544003217
ISBN-10: 0544003217
Genre: Children's Books

Listen Buddy
2013 - Listen Buddy [Laugh-Along Lessons] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780544003224
ISBN-10: 0544003225
Genre: Children's Books

It Wasn't My Fault
2013 - It Wasn't My Fault [Laugh-Along Lessons] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780544003231
ISBN-10: 0544003233
Genre: Children's Books

Happy Birdday Tacky
2013 - Happy Birdday Tacky [Tacky the Penguin] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780547912288
ISBN-10: 0547912285
Genre: Children's Books

Tacky Goes to Camp
2012 - Tacky Goes to Camp [Tacky the Penguin] (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780547722139
ISBN-10: 0547722133
Genre: Children's Books

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

Hooway for Wodney Wat book and CD
2011 - Hooway for Wodney Wat Book and Cd (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780547552170
ISBN-10: 0547552173
Genre: Children's Books

Tacky the Penguin big book
2010 - Tacky the Penguin Big Book (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780547480367
ISBN-10: 0547480369
Genre: Children's Books

Tacky's Christmas
2010 - Tacky's Christmas [Tacky the Penguin] (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780547172088
ISBN-10: 0547172087
Genre: Children's Books
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2008 - Tacky the Penguin [A Tacky Book] (Other)
2007 - Tacky and the Winter Games [Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition] (Other)
2003 - Hooway for Wodney Wat Book Cassette [Read Along Book & Cassette] (Paperback)
2001 - El Pinguino Taky [Tacky the Penguin] (Hardcover)
1997 - Wuzzy Takes Off [Gund Children's Library] (Paperback)
1995 - The Four Getters and Arf [Let Me Read, Level 2] (Hardcover)
1994 - Kathy's Pocket [MacMillan Whole-Language Big Books] (Paperback)
Hooway for Wodney Wat with Cassette [s - Carry Along Book & Cassette Favorites] (Hardcover)
Lin's Backpack [Let Me Read, Level 2] (Hardcover)
Hey There Bear [Little Celebration] (Paperback)
Help I'm Stuck [Little Celebration] (Hardcover)
The Shy People's Picnic [Little Celebration] (Hardcover)
Wrong Way Reggie [Little Celebration] (Paperback)
Pick a Pet [Little Celebration] (Paperback)
Muttsy's Mystery [Gund Children's Library] (Hardcover)