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Helen Lester

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Helen Lester is the author of sixteen childrenís books. Her background with children includes being a mother of two and a former elementary school teacher of ten years. While at home with her children, Helen realized the importance of quality childrenís literature. Helen started her writing career as a struggling author facing many rejections by publishing companies. Her first book was finally published in 1979.

Helen Lesterís books deal with children and behavior. They contain realistic characteristics of children and humorously show the many behaviors that are exerted by all children. Helen uses the personalities and behaviors of her own children to help her make up characters for each book. Inspired by her two sons, were the characters of Pinkerton and Tacky, along with others. The book Me First is about a little pig named Pinkerton. In this story Pinkerton Pig always finds a way to be first until one day it turns out to be a bad idea. I encourage you to check out the rest of Helen Lesterís collection to see how you could use these books in your classroom.

With this website I hope to help those parents and teachers who are struggling with their childrenís/studentís everyday behavior struggles. I believe you will find Helen Lesterís book collection to add humor to your classroom and/or bedtime routine with your children while also teaching them a quality lesson!

More information on Helen Lester can be found at Houghton Mifflin.

 

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