Julius Lester

Julius Lester

This is a complete list of Julius Lester books in publication and chronological order, broken down by series or category.

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List of Uncle Remus Books in Publication Order (with Jerry Pinkney)

List of Standalone Novels in Publication Order

List of Children's Books in Publication Order

List of Picture Books in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
The Knee-High Man and Other Tales
1972
2
6
John Henry (With: Jerry Pinkney)
1994
3
Man Who Knew Too Much
1994
4
Sam and the Tigers (With: Jerry Pinkney)
1996
5
From Slave Ship to Freedom Road
1998
6
Black Cowboy, Wild Horses (With: Jerry Pinkney)
1998
7
What a Truly Cool World
1999
8
Albidaro and the Mischievous Dream (With: Jerry Pinkney)
2000
9
Ackamarackus
2001
10
The Blues Singers
2001
11
Why Heaven Is Far Away
2002
12
Let's Talk about Race
2005
13
The Old African (With: Jerry Pinkney)
2005
14
The Hungry Ghosts
2009
15
The Girl Who Saved Yesterday
2016

List of Collections in Publication Order

List of Non-Fiction Books in Publication Order

List of Jerry Pinkney as Illustrator in Publication Order

# ReadTitle Avg. Year Book Link
1
Tales from Africa (By: Jerry Pinkney, Lila Green)
0
2
The Ugly Duckling (By: Jerry Pinkney)
1843
3
The Little Match Girl (By: Jerry Pinkney)
1845
4
9
Rikki-Tikki-Tavi (By: Jerry Pinkney)
1894
5
The Education of Henry Adams (By: Jerry Pinkney, Henry Adams)
1918
6
Early Autumn ( By: Jerry Pinkney)
1927
7
The Flowering of New England (By: Jerry Pinkney)
1936
8
Lolita (By: Jerry Pinkney)
1955
9
Rabbit, Run (By: Jerry Pinkney)
1960
10
The Adventures of Spider (By: Jerry Pinkney, Joyce Cooper Arkhurst)
The Adventures of Spider (By: Jerry Pinkney, Joyce Cooper Arkhurst)
1964
11
The Year Around Book (By: Jerry Pinkney)
1965
12
This is Music for Kindergarten and Nursery School (By: Jerry Pinkney, Adeline McCall)
1965
13
The Traveling Frog (By: Jerry Pinkney, V. M. Garshin)
The Traveling Frog (By: Jerry Pinkney, V. M. Garshin)
1966
14
A Book of Shapes & Sizes (By: Jerry Pinkney)
1966
15
The Beautiful Blue Jay, and other Tales of India (By: Jerry Pinkney, John W. Spellman)
1967
16
Even Tiny Ants Must Sleep ( By: Jerry Pinkney)
1967
17
The Clock Museum (By: Jerry Pinkney, Ken. Sobol)
1967
18
Folktales and Fairytales of Africa (By: Jerry Pinkney, Lila Green)
1967
19
Shoes, Pennies, and Rockets (By: Jerry Pinkney, Ralph Alan Dale)
1968
20
Kostas the Rooster (By: Jerry Pinkney, Traudl)
1968
21
The Twin Witches of Fingle Fu (By: Jerry Pinkney)
1969
22
Juano and the Wonderful Fresh Fish. (By: Jerry Pinkney, Thelma. Shaw)
1969
23
Babushka and the Pig (By: Jerry Pinkney, Ann Trofimuk)
1969
24
The Porcupine and the Tiger (By: Jerry Pinkney, Fern Powell)
1970
25
Cora Annett's Homerhenry (By: Jerry Pinkney, Cora Annett)
1970
26
The King's Ditch (By: Jerry Pinkney, Francine Jacobs)
The King's Ditch (By: Jerry Pinkney, Francine Jacobs)
1971
27
The Planet of Junior Brown (By: Jerry Pinkney, Virginia Hamilton)
1971
28
Femi and Old Grandaddie (By: Jerry Pinkney, Adjai Robinson)
1972
29
JD (By: Jerry Pinkney, Mari Evans)
JD (By: Jerry Pinkney, Mari Evans)
1973
30
Kasho and the Twin Flutes. (By: Jerry Pinkney, Adjai Robinson)
1973
31
Prince Littlefoot (By: Jerry Pinkney, Berniece Freschet)
Prince Littlefoot (By: Jerry Pinkney, Berniece Freschet)
1973
32
Mickey and Minny ( By: Jerry Pinkney)
1973
33
The Great Minu ( By: Jerry Pinkney)
1974
34
Roots of Time (By: Jerry Pinkney, Margo Jefferson, Elliott P. Skinner)
Roots of Time (By: Jerry Pinkney, Margo Jefferson, Elliott P. Skinner)
1974
35
Song of the Trees (By: Jerry Pinkney, Mildred D. Taylor)
1975
36
Wuthering Heights ( By: Jerry Pinkney)
1975
37
Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry (By: Jerry Pinkney, Mildred D. Taylor)
1975
38
Yagua Days (By: Jerry Pinkney, Cruz Martel)
Yagua Days (By: Jerry Pinkney, Cruz Martel)
1976
39
The Winthrop Covenant (By: Jerry Pinkney, Louis Auchincloss)
The Winthrop Covenant (By: Jerry Pinkney, Louis Auchincloss)
1976
40
Gulliver's Travels (By: Jerry Pinkney)
1977
41
Selected plays (By: Jerry Pinkney)
1977
42
Ji-Nongo-Nongo Means Riddles (By: Jerry Pinkney, Verna Aardema)
1978
43
History of Tom Jones a Founding ( By: Jerry Pinkney)
1978
44
Childtimes: A Three-Generation Memoir (By: Jerry Pinkney, Eloise Greenfield, Lessie Jones Little)
Childtimes: A Three-Generation Memoir (By: Jerry Pinkney, Eloise Greenfield, Lessie Jones Little)
1979
45
Tonweya and the Eagles (By: Jerry Pinkney, Rosebud Yellow Robe)
Tonweya and the Eagles (By: Jerry Pinkney, Rosebud Yellow Robe)
1979
46
These Thirteen ( By: Jerry Pinkney)
1979
47
More Adventures of Spider (By: Jerry Pinkney, Joyce Cooper Arkhurst)
More Adventures of Spider (By: Jerry Pinkney, Joyce Cooper Arkhurst)
1980
48
Count on Your Fingers African Style (By: Jerry Pinkney)
1980
49
The Covenant ( By: Jerry Pinkney)
1980
50
1980
51
Rabbit Redux ( By: Jerry Pinkney)
1981
52
Monster Myths of Ancient Greece (By: Jerry Pinkney, William A. Wise)
1981
53
Apples On A Stick (By: Jerry Pinkney, Barbara Michels, Bettye White)
Apples On A Stick (By: Jerry Pinkney, Barbara Michels, Bettye White)
1983
54
8
The Patchwork Quilt (By: Jerry Pinkney, Valerie Flournoy)
The Patchwork Quilt (By: Jerry Pinkney, Valerie Flournoy)
1985
55
Half a Moon and One Whole Star (By: Jerry Pinkney, Crescent Dragonwagon)
Half a Moon and One Whole Star (By: Jerry Pinkney, Crescent Dragonwagon)
1986
56
Wild Wild Sunflower Child Anna (By: Jerry Pinkney, Nancy White Carlstrom)
Wild Wild Sunflower Child Anna (By: Jerry Pinkney, Nancy White Carlstrom)
1987
57
Pop-Up: Strange Animals of the Sea (By: National Geographic Society, Jerry Pinkney, Jane Heath Buxton)
Pop-Up: Strange Animals of the Sea (By: National Geographic Society, Jerry Pinkney, Jane Heath Buxton)
1987
58
Mirandy and Brother Wind (By: Jerry Pinkney, Patricia McKissack)
1988
59
The Green Lion of Zion Street (By: Jerry Pinkney, Julia Fields)
1988
60
More Tales of Uncle Remus (With: Jerry Pinkney)
1988
61
Rabbit Makes a Monkey of Lion (By: Jerry Pinkney, Verna Aardema)
1989
62
The Talking Eggs (By: Jerry Pinkney, Robert D. San Souci)
The Talking Eggs (By: Jerry Pinkney, Robert D. San Souci)
1989
63
Turtle in July (By: Jerry Pinkney, Marilyn Singer)
Turtle in July (By: Jerry Pinkney, Marilyn Singer)
1989
64
Home Place (By: Jerry Pinkney, Crescent Dragonwagon)
Home Place (By: Jerry Pinkney, Crescent Dragonwagon)
1990
65
Pretend You're a Cat (By: Jerry Pinkney, Jean Marzollo)
Pretend You're a Cat (By: Jerry Pinkney, Jean Marzollo)
1990
66
In for Winter, Out for Spring (By: Jerry Pinkney, Arnold Adoff)
1991
67
The Man Who Kept His Heart in a Bucket (By: Jerry Pinkney, Sonia Levitin)
1991
68
Their Eyes Were Watching God ( By: Jerry Pinkney)
1991
69
David's Songs (By: Jerry Pinkney, Colin Eisler)
David's Songs (By: Jerry Pinkney, Colin Eisler)
1992
70
Back Home (By: Jerry Pinkney, Gloria Jean Pinkney)
Back Home (By: Jerry Pinkney, Gloria Jean Pinkney)
1992
71
1992
72
A Starlit Somersault Downhill (By: Jerry Pinkney, Nancy Willard)
1993
73
I Want to Be (By: Jerry Pinkney, Thylias Moss)
I Want to Be (By: Jerry Pinkney, Thylias Moss)
1993
74
New Shoes for Silvia (By: Jerry Pinkney, Johanna Hurwitz)
New Shoes for Silvia (By: Jerry Pinkney, Johanna Hurwitz)
1993
75
The Sunday Outing (By: Jerry Pinkney, Gloria Jean Pinkney)
The Sunday Outing (By: Jerry Pinkney, Gloria Jean Pinkney)
1994
76
6
John Henry (With: Jerry Pinkney)
1994
77
The Jungle Book ( By: Jerry Pinkney)
1995
78
Tanya's Reunion (By: Jerry Pinkney, Valerie Flournoy)
Tanya's Reunion (By: Jerry Pinkney, Valerie Flournoy)
1995
79
Minty: A Story of Young Harriet Tubman (By: Jerry Pinkney, Alan Schroeder)
1996
80
Sam and the Tigers (With: Jerry Pinkney)
1996
81
The Hired Hand (By: Jerry Pinkney, Robert D. San Souci)
The Hired Hand (By: Jerry Pinkney, Robert D. San Souci)
1997
82
Black Cowboy, Wild Horses (With: Jerry Pinkney)
1998
83
Journeys with Elijah (By: Jerry Pinkney, Barbara Diamond Goldin)
Journeys with Elijah (By: Jerry Pinkney, Barbara Diamond Goldin)
1999
84
Aesop's Fables (By: Jerry Pinkney)
2000
85
Albidaro and the Mischievous Dream (With: Jerry Pinkney)
2000
86
Goin' Someplace Special (By: Jerry Pinkney, Patricia McKissack)
2001
87
Noah's Ark (By: Jerry Pinkney)
2002
88
The Nightingale (By: Jerry Pinkney)
2002
89
God Bless the Child (By: Jerry Pinkney, Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog III)
God Bless the Child (By: Jerry Pinkney, Billie Holiday, Arthur Herzog III)
2003
90
The Old African (With: Jerry Pinkney)
2005
91
Music from Our Lord's Holy Heaven Book and CD (By: Jerry Pinkney, Brian Pinkney, Myles C. Pinkney, Gloria Jean Pinkney)
Music from Our Lord's Holy Heaven Book and CD (By: Jerry Pinkney, Brian Pinkney, Myles C. Pinkney, Gloria Jean Pinkney)
2005
92
Ain't Nobody a Stranger to Me (By: Jerry Pinkney, Ann Grifalconi)
2007
93
The All-I'll-Ever-Want Christmas Doll (By: Jerry Pinkney, Patricia McKissack)
2007
94
The Moon Over Star (By: Jerry Pinkney, Dianna Hutts Aston)
The Moon Over Star (By: Jerry Pinkney, Dianna Hutts Aston)
2008
95
Sweethearts of Rhythm (By: Jerry Pinkney, Marilyn Nelson)
Sweethearts of Rhythm (By: Jerry Pinkney, Marilyn Nelson)
2009
96
A Starlit Snowfall (By: Jerry Pinkney, Nancy Willard)
A Starlit Snowfall (By: Jerry Pinkney, Nancy Willard)
2011
97
The First Adventures of Spider (By: Jerry Pinkney, Joyce Cooper Arkhurst)
The First Adventures of Spider (By: Jerry Pinkney, Joyce Cooper Arkhurst)
2012
98
The Further Adventures of Spider: West African Folktales (By: Jerry Pinkney, Joyce Cooper Arkhurst)
2012
99
In Plain Sight (By: Jerry Pinkney, Richard Jackson)
In Plain Sight (By: Jerry Pinkney, Richard Jackson)
2016
100
The Christmas Boot (By: Jerry Pinkney)
2016
101
A Place to Land: Martin Luther King Jr. and the Speech That Inspired a Nation (By: Jerry Pinkney, Barry Wittenstein)
2018
102
A Home in the Barn (By: Margaret Wise Brown, Jerry Pinkney)
2018
103
Billie Holiday: The Last Interview: and Other Conversations (By: Billie Holiday, Khanya Mtshali)
2019
104
The Little Mermaid (By: Jerry Pinkney)
2020
105
A Walk in the Woods (By: Jerry Pinkney, Nikki Grimes)
2023
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List of Julius Lester Anthologies in Publication Order

Julius Lester: Biography

Julius Lester was born on January 27th, 1939. Julius passed away January 18th, 2018 at 78 years old. Julius Lester was born in St. Louis, Missouri.

Julius Lester was the author of the Julius Lester Picture Books series which consists of 15 novels. The Julius Lester Picture Books series started in 1972 with the novel The Knee-High Man and Other Tales. The most recently released novel in the Julius Lester Picture Books series was The Girl Who Saved Yesterday which was released in 2016. There are no upcoming novels for the Julius Lester Picture Books series.

Julius Lester: Awards & Accolades

Lester's books have won multiple awards, To Be a Slave won the John Newbery Medal Awards, Newbery Honor, in 1969. Day of Tears won the Coretta Scott King Awards, Coretta Scott King Book Awards, in 2006.

Julius Lester books have also been nominated for multiple awards, This Strange New Feeling was nominated for the Coretta Scott King Awards, Coretta Scott King Book Awards, in 1983. The Tales of Uncle Remus was nominated for the Coretta Scott King Awards, Coretta Scott King Book Awards, in 1988.

Julius Lester: Author Insights

The highest rated book by Julius Lester on Book Notification is Day of Tears, a Standalone novel.

The most read book by Julius Lester on Book Notification is John Henry, a Picture Book novel.

The most common authors followed by users who also follow Julius Lester are:

  1. Betty MacDonald, author of the Mrs. Piggle Wiggle Series.
  2. Bonnie Garmus, author of the novel: Lessons in Chemistry.
  3. Shelby Van Pelt, author of the novel: Remarkably Bright Creatures.
  4. J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter Series.
  5. David Baldacci, author of the Amos Decker Series.

Julius Lester: F.A.Q

When was Julius Lester Born?

Julius Lester was born on January 27th, 1939.

When did Julius Lester die?

Julius Lester died on January 18th, 2018 at 78 years old.

Where was Julius Lester Born?

Julius Lester was born in St. Louis, Missouri, .

What book awards has Julius Lester won?

To Be a Slave: John Newbery Medal Awards Newbery Honor (1969).
Day of Tears: Coretta Scott King Awards Coretta Scott King Book Awards (2006).

What was the first book Julius Lester wrote?

The first novel written by Julius Lester was To Be a Slave, published in 1968.

What was the most recent book Julius Lester wrote?

Their most recently released work was The Girl Who Saved Yesterday (a short story) on May 10th, 2016.

How many books has Julius Lester written?

Julius Lester has written 48 books. 4 books in the Uncle Remus Series, 10 Standalone Novels, 4 books in the Children's Books, 15 books in the Picture Books, 7 books in the Collections, 8 books in the Non-Fiction Books, 6 books in the Jerry Pinkney as Illustrator.

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