Books by Leslie Helakoski

READY OR NOT, WOOLBUR GOES TO SCHOOL! by Leslie Helakoski
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 19, 2018

"Woolbur is an excellent role model of self-confidence and positivity. (Picture book. 5-8)"
An excited Woolbur bursts out of bed on the first day of school, confident and ready to take the experience by the horns (an intention that perhaps inspires the exuberant hairdo he has created with red string). Read full book review >
BIG PIGS by Leslie Helakoski
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 2014

"Gleeful—and opaque. (Picture book. 3-6)"
These three little porkers behave like...well, you know, until their mama teaches them a surprising lesson. Read full book review >
DOGGONE FEET! by Leslie Helakoski
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2013

"Alas, that perky pup can't quite save the limping story, doggone it. (Picture book. 3-6)"
A smiling, spotted dog relates to her owners only through their legs and feet in this visually appealing but rather confusing story about a dog's place in the world. Read full book review >
FAIR COW by Leslie Helakoski
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2010

"A good addition to collections in need of some new barnyard or self-esteem titles. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Effie the cow's not dissatisfied with her farm, the grazing or giving milk, but she's always dreamed of being a blue-ribbon, award-winning, state-fair cow. Read full book review >
BIG CHICKENS FLY THE COOP by Leslie Helakoski
ANIMALS
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Pairing Margie Palatini-like wordplay to comical cartoon illustrations of plump, bug-eyed fowl egging each other on, this crowd-pleaser begs to be read aloud and will certainly set off gales of giggles. (Picture book. 5-8)"
The feathered flibbertigibbets introduced in Big Chickens (2006) waddle out of the henhouse once again—this time with a hankering to find the farmhouse. Read full book review >
WOOLBUR by Leslie Helakoski
CHILDREN'S
Released: Jan. 1, 2008

"Hopefully she'll turn out a whole flock as fun as this. (Picture book. 3-7)"
Woolbur is a free-spirited lamb; he'd rather run with the dogs than stand with the flock. Read full book review >
BIG CHICKENS by Leslie Helakoski
ANIMALS
Released: Feb. 1, 2006

"8216;Me four' '—brings this tribute to chicken power to a rousing close. (Picture book. 6-8)"
With wordplay reminiscent of Margie Palatini at her best, Helakoski takes four timorous chickens into, then out of, the literal and figurative woods. Read full book review >